Originally Posted by Essej
I think in a full season Rinne can hit those type of fantasy points again in this league set up.
Lindback is a good goalie, I think that he'll make Tampa better, but I don't seem him working a heavy work load, hurting his value tremendously. If there's a goalie free agent worth pursuing it would be Varlamov.
In this league Rinne looks to be an 90-110 point type of guy, who porbably won't fall below 80. Lindback carries too much uncertainty. Varlamov could put big points, but has a lower ceiling for points as well as having a greater potential for less points.
Although the idea of trading in Strome for Vanek is extremely nice.
If there's a way to make room for a good roster player without giving up on Rinne that's what I'd do. If not I'd take the pair of Vanek and Varlamov over that of Rinne and Strome.
Your assessment may be correct EsseJ - I guess the real point here is that icing the most productive fantasy team for the money available doesn't always mean hanging onto the best player.
Varlamov is probably the smart conservative choice here even though his salary is 1.6 million higher than Lindback's and 1.8 higher next season. I personally would roll the dice on Lindback - he came off strong in Finland with a 2.33 gaa and .930 sv% on absolutely the worst team in the league.
Yahoo weekly starts 12 team league, keep 17 plus farm
GS, W, L, SV, GAA, SV%, SO G, A, P, +/-, PIM, SOG, GWG, PPP, SHP, HITS, FOW
3C: H. Sedin,Stepan, Stastny, R. Johansen, Hanzal, Anisimov,
3LW: Burrows, Vanek, Ott, Lupul, Dubinsky
3RW: Doan, Pavelski, Brown, Okposo,
6D: Franson, Doughty, Voynov, Subban, Markov, Gonchar, Karlsson
2G: Price, Emery
Farm: (< 100 games): S. Elliott, J. Bernier, Galchenyuk, Etem, Eakin, Atkinson