Hey guys, resurrecting this thread so you all can weigh in on the team I drafted. I'm pretty happy, pengwin's analysis made all the difference. Thanks so much for that.
The majority of the league drafted like it was a points-only league. I got some great value on some solid players.
I slept on taking wingers for a while so I'm thin there, but I think I will still be ok. Callahan was 23rd in this format last season, and I think Simmonds will improve on last year's numbers. Ladd should have a better year too.
I'm a lot deeper than most teams in the league. I think it's a great squad for a 20 team league.
C: John Tavares, Eric Staal (C, LW), Stephen Weiss, Brooks Laich (C,LW), Ryan O'Reilly
LW: Andrew Ladd, S Kostitsyn, Sven Baerstchi
RW: Ryan Callahan, Wayne Simmonds
D: Edler, Phaneuf, Giordano, Stuart
G: Lehtonen, Lindback
Snagged O'Reilly with the last pick in the draft just for kicks. If he plays, this is a good format for him. My LWs are weak, but Laich finished top 50 in this format last year so I got great value on him.
One thing I forgot to note from the start is that it is a weekly lineups league, so I can't shuffle players in and out all week. Not a huge deal, but, it does change things a bit.
ALSO-- I have a trade worked out that consists of me sending Staal and Weiss for Crosby. So, in a 20 team, 2 keeper, center-heavy league, my 2 keepers will be Tavares and Crosby.
F: Ovechkin, Stamkos, Parise, Kovalchuk, Marchand, Perron, Hudler, Downie, Clarkson, Ruutu
D: Letang, Subban, Fowler, White, Leddy, Staal
G: Miller, Halak
Farm: Reinhart, de Haan, Beach, Kuhnhackl, Kabanov, Jenner, Vatanen, Dillon, Wedgewood, Matthew Hackett
F: Giroux, Backstrom, Iginla, Zetterberg, Thornton, Doan, VanRiemsdyk, Simmonds, Steen, Setoguchi
D: Doughty, Wideman, Bieksa, Zidlicky, Martin
G: Quick, Pavelec, Harding
Farm: Tangradi, Lack, Bjugstad, Schroeder, Dillon, Friberg, Gaudreau, Finn