Finished inaugural draft, where to go from here?
So we finished drafting (almost, a few picks left, but I\'m done) and I\'m fairly comfortable with my team.
We do lines weekly with positional requirements (2 LW/C/RW, 4 D, 2 G) and keep 8 at the end of the year. We also own the rights to 3 prospects and can keep 2 for free at the end of the year (prospect = played < 25 games in NHL). Our league scoring goes on goals/assists/sog/ppg/shg/+-/faceoffs/hits/blocked shots/takeaways/saves/goals against/w-l-otl/shutouts. You can see all the juicy details at http://pfhl.ath.cx
Here\'s my roster so far:
LW: Vanek, Ovechkin, S. Kozlov
C: Sundin, Richards, Boyes (C/RW)
RW: Sykora, Radulov, Horton (C/RW)
D: Whitney, Timonen, McCabe, Murphy
G: Miller, Mason, Khabibulin
Prospects: Little, Letang, Harding
If a prospect plays more than 25 games this year, I can\'t keep him as a protected prospect for next year, he counts against my regular keeper totals. If Letang, Little, and Harding each make a solid NHL showing this could mean trouble for me.
I have ridiculous depth at LW. Kozlov will probably get few starts on my roster, and this seems like a bit of a waste. I\'d really like to move him to someone that needs that kind of production for a young 60 point guy.
I\'m not sure why I took Boyes, and I\'m really kicking myself in the ass for taking him so early. I\'d like to move him/Richards for a young stud center (Kopitar?).
Right wing is a real tossup. I have the potential to get away with a few 70-80 point players (Sykora/Radulov) with Horton providing reasonable backup when those guys play few games in a week. On the other hand, if Sykora doesn\'t click and Radulov doesn\'t produce (unlikely) I\'m pretty screwed. The guy who owns Justin Williams is putting him up for sale, could Boyes for Williams be a good trade?
What do you guys think of my team? What moves would you want to make? I should point that my strategy going into the draft was to get guys that would be ok this year and awesome later. After the draft, I feel like I can seriously contend for our conference finals with an average chance at taking it all. What do you guys think?
Post edited by: mr_mich, at: 2007/09/11 14:16
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12-team H2H weekly points league, 2LW/2RW/2C/4D/2G
LW: Ovechkin, Vanek, Prospal
C: Savard, Getzlaf, Frolik
RW: St. Louis, Doan, Hossa
D: Green, Niedermayer, Kaberle, Goligoski, Letang
G: Miller, Steve Mason, Osgood
Farm: Hodgson, Tangradi, Markstrom, Neuvirth
Re:Finished inaugural draft, where to go from here?
IMO you have a pretty good team. I wouldn’t be too quick to start making deals just for the sake of it. You should be competitive as it is, I’d wait for another team to fall on desperate times and trade him a Kozlov or a Sundin for a young star and/or a draft pick. Sundin is still a great player but retirement is lurking, and I am just not a fan of Kozlov.
Richards should be the backbone for your center position to build around so I wouldn’t worry about that too much. But if you could trade Boyes for Kopitar I’d do it in a sec, but if I had Kopitar I would never make that deal. :woohoo:
I think your RW is a little weak for this year all of them are probably around 70 point guys, but soon enough Radulov will dominate that side for you, so don’t worry too much.
In regards to Justin Williams, I’d take him for Boyes and then throw Horton onto C I think that would be a slight improvement. But I wouldn’t beat up on Boyes too much still a potential 80 point guy and should get some top line minutes this year, even if it is in St.Louis:sick: .
10 Team H2H, Points Only, Keeper League (Protect 8).
C: Crosby, Krejci, Ribeiro, Stastny, Turris
LW: E. Kane, Moulson, S. Kostitsyn, Gagne
RW: Perry, Hemsky, Voracek, Hudler
D: B. Campbell, Ehrhoff, Weber, Enstrom, ShattenKirk, O. E.Larsson