Originally Posted by bondon
12 team league, one year, H2H
3C, 3LW, 3RW, 4D, 2G, 1UTIL, 4BENCH Daily lineups
C: Backstrom, Roy, Carter, Plekanec
LW: Benn, Hall, Parise, Baertschi, J.Jokinen
RW: Wheeler, Voracek, Callahan, Havlat
D: Green, WIdeman, Smith, Kulikov
G: Quick, Bryzgalov, Varlamov
What do you guys think. Hit me with the honest truth, I wasn't too happy with how my team turned out but I think it's serviceable enough. Went really boom/bust on a bunch of picks.
1. You'll love having Varly because of the COL scheduling. That will work out very nicely for you.
2. Love your LWs... very nice. And I actually like Plekanec, I think he's one of the more underrated forwards in standard 6-cat fantasy hockey.
3. Not fond of your D. Ugh. I'd almost consider rostering a PIM goon there to stock your PIM. Deryk Engelland (PIT), Stu Bickel (NYR), Matt Carkner (NYI), Clayton Stoner (MIN). The former two are faves of mine since they play on good teams and should have good +/- and token assists.
Overall, I'd say it's a middl-ish team. 5th-7th in the regular season.
In case you missed it, the Same Night Tool suggests that ANA/COL/CGY/CHI have nice off-night schedules, on the rarer Mon/Wed/Fri - so if you find you are benching your +3F, consider these teams to try and get more starts.
If things don't look good, I'll often look to dump playmakers (assists), punt that category, and focus on gritty guys that supply G/SOG/PIM... at least that's three categories.
ps. I wouldn't do the first deal. Fleury to lose too many starts to Vokoun and PIT's defense isn't anything to write home about.
pps. Second trade is actually kind of tempting. PAP is playing on a line with Duchene & Landeskog, could be nice stats. Giroux>N.Backstrom, especially as RW-elig & Semin has nice LW/RW flexibility.