Yeah right now we use cap hit with a salary of 65 mill. Capgeek is good but it can often times be monotonous and labour some in most cases to do the back and forth checking for salaries. I am the commish of our keeper and decided to go with Fantrax. It's cool because you can update the salaries throughout the season if you wish (contract extensions, late resignings in the case of Doughty etc.) or you can just do like we did and regenerate the salaries just before drafting and go with that for the year.
The thing I loved about drafting via Fantrax is that it showed the players with their proper cap hits so it took a lot of the "last minute" scramble work out as you could just peruse the players and their given salaries. If you are just looking at setting up a basic one year then you could probably get by with using the nonpremium features."
My roster is pretty much set for this year, but I did have a minor strategy I guess. I went the bargin route after a while but I made sure to splurge on the big names like Crosby, Malkin, Green, but I was also cautious enough to leave myself enough cap space in case a great offer came around and I couldn't accept because I was too capped. That is the biggest flaw in my opinion, sometimes you can't often do exactly what you want because there is no way to make the salaries mesh. Also save your bargin bins for fringe players that will spend a majority of their time benched if not it's a waste of salary. Cap geek is a great website, it's what I promote to all my GMs. As well you also have to be careful and look out for when contracts are up for renewal in the case of keeper leagues. That could come back to haunt you in the future.
64M Cap, Partial Keeper: 4F(ANY) 2D, 2G, Year 1: H2H Daily Starts 2C/2LW/2RW/1F/4D/2G, 14 Teams
RW: Voracek,Ovechkin, Iggy
D: Karlsson, Shattenkirk Carle, Goligoski
G: Theo., Rask, Markstrom
Tarasenko, Huberdeau, T. Hall, Hackett, Silfverberg, Yakupov, B.Smith, Josi
FOW(.1) G(4) A(3) PPG(1.5) PPA(1) SHG(3) SHA(2) GWG(1) SOG(.2) +-(1) PIMS(.1) BLK(.2) HIT(.2)
W(6) L(-1) SHO(5) SV(0.1) GA(-0.2) GAA(Range of -1 to 8) SV%(Range of -1 to 8)