Originally Posted by letangerang58
But it might make Backstrom better if he doesn't have to play with Ovie anymore. If Backstrom is playing better than Ovie then he'll draw defensive coverage on line 1 and Ovie can get a little more space on line 2 with Ribeiro. Spreading out your offense in the top 2 lines is a necessity in the NHL.
I understand what you are saying, but Ovie is your best player and suppose to be one of the best in the league. He is paid to be one of the best. The way I see it, he should be making his line mates better regardless of who he is playing with. You never hear about Crosby or Malkin needing to go on a different line in hopes the line mate makes them better. Who ever the centre is, Backstrom or Ribiero, should be better by playing with Ovie not the other way around.
Points only, 26 team keeper league. keep 8 + 4 prospects. 2 LW,2 RW, 2C, 4 D and G
Draft 8 more through draft. Need to have 11 on main team, 9 on reserve. Once roster set, can add 1 injured reserve spot.
LW Tanguay, Marleau, , Paajarvi, R. Bourque
C Coutour, Fisher, B. Richards
RW St. Louis, Williams
D Tyutin, Yandle, Beaucheman, Gonchar
G Niemi, Mason
prospects: Rattie, Sproul, Jarnkrok, Zuccerrello, Trocheck