Schneider/P. Kane vs. Rinne/Yakupov
I have a GM who has been interested in my Schneider and P. Kane for a very long while, and he's finally offering something that is at least worthy of consideration in the form of Rinne and Yakupov. What do you think? Is Rinne really much of an upgrade on Schneider, and will Yakupov be keeper material in my league, where we keep only 6 players, this early in his career? I don't see a pressing need to do this, but I thought I'd seek some second opinions.
League details and my team are in my signature. His roster, meanwhile, looks like this:
C: RNH, J. Staal, Carter
LW: Landeskog, Eriksson, Kunitz, Semin (RW)
RW: Neal, Eberle, Jagr, Yakupov
D: Letang, Green, Shultz, Kulikov, Hamhuis
G: Rinne, Ward
His Neal and Rinne are really the only two players of real interest, as my core is very strong and pretty young overall. I will probably have a keeper dilemma on my hands in a few months if Pietrangelo performs as well as I think he will, too, which might be an argument for pursuing a two-for-one.
Thanks for opening up the mail bag!
LEAGUE: keeper -- 6 keepers per year, no farm; roto; 10 managers, 18-man rosters; 2 C, 2 LW, 2 RW, 4 D, 1 UTIL, 2 G, 5 Bench; limits of 99 games per skater position & 82 games per goalie position; scoring categories of G, A, +/-, PIM, PPP, SOG, DEF (points by d-men), W, GAA, SA%, and SV.
C: P. Kane* (RW), Thornton, Ott (LW), Bergeron
LW: Parise*, Marleau, Marchand
RW: Neal* (LW), Simmonds (LW), Selanne
D: Karlsson* (IR), Pietrangelo, Enstrom (IR), Bieksa, Voynov, Dillon, Carlson
G: Smith*, Rinne*, Niemi
* = keepers