Blades of Steel
1.(15) John Tavares(NYI - C)
2.(16)Tyler Seguin(Bos - C,RW)
3.(45)Carey Price(Mon - G)
4.(46)Phil Kessel(Tor - RW)
5.(75)Max Pacioretty(Mon - LW)
6.(76)Alexander Edler(Van - D)
7.(105)Martin Brodeur(NJ - G)
8.(106)Jeff Carter(LA - C)
9.(135)Nathan Horton(Bos - RW)
10.(136)Dmitry Kulikov(Fla - D)
11.(165)Ryan McDonagh(NYR - D)
12.(166)Tomas Fleischmann(Fla - LW)
13.(195)Chris Neil(Ott - RW)
14.(196)Ian White(Det - D)
15.(225)Tyler Myers(Buf - D)
16.(226)Kyle Turris(Ott - C)
17.(255)Ryan Johansen(Cls - C,RW)
18.(256)Brendan Smith(Det - D)
19.(285)Peter Mueller(Fla - C)
20.(286)Benoit Pouliot(TB - LW)
21.(315)Colin Wilson(Nsh - C,LW)
22.(316)Jacob Markstrom(Fla - G)
23.(345)Chris Pronger(Phi - D)
24.(346)Simon Gagne(LA - LW)
25.(375)Ville Leino(Buf - C,LW)
Going into the draft picking 15th the plan was to get a solid forward and a goalie with the 15th and 16th picks. Original plan was a Tavares (who dropped in our laps) or a Parise along with a Schneider or a Rask. My buddy who drafted for me is a Bruins homer and as a result chose Seguin with the 2nd round pick. Didnt feel good about that pick but his 2nd year numbers are eerily similar to Tavares across the board and here's hoping he takes the same step as JT in year 3.
Kessel - hate the leafs but feel Kessel was good value at where we got him
Brodeur - stellar value at this point especially for a 1 year league
Carter - looking for a bounce back after being reunited with his girlfriend Richards
Myers - Injury woes slowed his production last year. Hopefully slides in next to Erhoff on the PP
Mueller - Could be a homerun if he is over his concussion issues.
Leino - same as above but insert suckitis for concussion
Youth - Several young emerging players on my team. Youth was served well during the last lockout and hopefully my young players can breakout and cash in for me
Trigger happy - Some guys were picked higher than I would have picked them or not at all. Normally I have a certain flavor to me team or pick my yearly go to guys but did not have the luxury this year. However, I'm still happy with who my buddy chose in my absence and still have some trade pieces I can use at my disposal. Just wish that my first crack at a Dobber pool would allow me to draft myself. Make these drafts on a Sunday lol!!
Toughness (PIM, Hits) - Not sure my team has any besides Neil.
No Penguins - Gotta have a token Penguin on my team each year ... sadly I have none.
Look forward to competing with you all this year ... Lets hope Bettman and Fehr can work things out!
16 TM H2H DYNASTY G A +- PIM PPG PPA SHP FW SOG
Hits Blks GS W SV GAA SV% SHO
3C, 3RW, 3LW,2F,6D,1Util,2G,5BN,5IR
25 Player Farm
C- Malkin, Crosby,J Thornton, Turris, Johansen, Cullen
LW- Hall, Nash, D Brown, Cooke,
RW- Gaborik, Wheeler, Clutterback, Tarasenko, Dorsett
D-Letang, Goligoski, Salo, Girardi, Faulk, Zanon
G- MAF, Rinne, Gustavsson
Farm - Grimaldi, Faska, JT Brown, Clifford, Rinaldo, Morin, Beach, Tangradi, Pulkinnen, Spooner, Miele, C Conacher, Welsh, Komorov, Rattie, Orlov, Dehann, Klefbom, Clendening, Thrower, Irving, Kuemper, Rynnas, Hovinen