Originally Posted by DuklaNation
I've always found it difficult to draft this type of player as prospects as quite often they take slightly longer to become an NHL regular. I prefer the strategy of drafting talent and trade for needs as much as possible. PIM has become a more rare commodity.
Like you I draft for talent and depended on my PIMs mainly to come from my D mostly minute munchers that take several minor infractions...
My lg switched from PIMs to Blocked Shots... so I haven't looked at PIMs in a while.. But my drafting startegy remained unchanged, most BLK come form the D and I look for Minute munching D to provide them and then trade or pick up free agents to fill gaps as needed...
I did draft Perry who is talent with PIMs, and I drafted Carcillo expecting more upside, but the PIMs came in bunches... Chris Kunitz was one of my draft picks that plays a tough game while sitting on top lines, Justin Williams plays with an edge, Marty Erat as a result from playing large minutes and going in dirty areas took sevel minor penaltys, and Braydon Coburn were others I've drafted for their upsides and abilitys to play tough/active games...
Notice all of those I mentioned do chip in with points and are not one sided players... I'd look draft/aquire most of those without the PIM stat in my leauge and I already own Petrovic (but for his upside in points)
F: H Sedin, Plekanec, Kovalchuck, Perry, Cammalleri, Oshie, Stepan, Anisimov, Kunitz, Justin Williams, Little, Baertchi, Huberdeau, Olli Jokinen, Eberle, Rattie, Alfredsson
D: Boumeester, Green, Carlson, Vlasic, Del Zotto, Myers, Scandella
G: Niemi, Varlamov, Neuvirth, Harding, Ramo, Vasilevski
Last edited by Jason_Banks; 12-30-2012 at 03:16 PM.