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  1. Help a guy out!

    Grab Reimer. He'll take over the #1 job by end of the year. Luongo will likely retire. Mason also a solid pick here.
  2. I agree with hermit. Until I see the Kings have changed their system, I'm staying away from them in fantasy. Hoffman is good solid 1st liner but as a keeper? I don't know. If these are my options I go with Hischier and hold onto him for years.
  3. Help a guy out!

    I like the Raanta pick. He's a good goalie and Coyotes are on the upswing. Some teams are going to be a goalie by committee or the starter is on thin ice (no pun intended). You need to grab one of those backups or you'll take a hit at the start of the season because you have to start two guys. What goalies are still left? At the first hint of a rumour that Lucic will play with McDavid trade him. He's slow, old, and the game has passed him by. He might fight once or twice if your league counts PIMs but he is dead weight and should be waiver wire fodder by November. Left Wing Lock website has pretty good depth charts. Lots of teams now are going with 4F and 1D on their powerplays. Find a winger that is getting power play time. You might find some value for your W at this stage. That's where I'd target my next few picks....a goalie that is expected to start 30-40 games and a couple of more wingers.
  4. Please rank these forwards

    Giroux, Mackinnon/Arvidsson, Trocheck, O'Reilly, Kadri. Giroux was a top 10 player a short time ago. If Philly can learn to play 5v5 then he can get back there again. I really like Arvie, but I think I might be biased since he helped me win a championship last year. Mackinnon is definitely the most skilled and a better player but his situation is crap. The +/- alone makes him almost untouchable. But again my vision might be clouded so I'll give them a 2 and 2a ranking. Trochek is a great talent. I don't know what the hell Florida is doing anymore though so his situation could quickly deteriorate. O'Reilly and Kadri are useful but both will be dependent on coaching styles/systems, who their wingers are.
  5. Help a guy out!

    CBS has gotten a lot better at its positions. A few years ago it was horrible (and it was the site I was referring to when I mentioned they'd default everyone to C). Keep us posted on how your team turns out. Cheers
  6. Help a guy out!

    I think you're doing great. That's a solid dynasty team. Young and talented. Things to look out for.... Centers will always be available because many website are horrible at player positions so they just default to C. Which site are you using for yours? The difference between top end goalies and middle tier goalies is minimal. you've got yourself a solid starter, You can get great value with the 7 through 15 ranked goalie without wasting a high end pick. D-men after the top few are the same....not a lot of difference between them. This late in the draft I'm guessing the top ones are already off the board. Look for the waiver wire at the beginning of the season for some steals at that position. So that means start loading up on Wings. Near the end start looking up prospect rankings. Dynasty league means you need a deep prospect pool to use as trade bait later on. Many prospects get overrated and you can dump them on someone for a more proven player later. cheers and good luck.
  7. Keeper Question

    If SOG are a category then Ovi is a must. Even if not the bonuses for PPG would tip it to Ovi. He gets nearly half his goals on PPG. And he still scores a lot even though his overall points have been declining. Nylander over Oshie. I don't think Oshies 14% shooting percentage is going to continue this year. He'll regress while Nylander is on the upswing.
  8. Keeper league trade

    None of those guys you're giving up excite me too much. I'd take the more seasoned Drouin and Bishop. Pretty easy to restock mid-tier prospects later.
  9. Dynasty league and keeper league

    Dynasty is more about prospects and long term planning. You never lose players at the end of the year and the only way to acquire new players is a rookie draft or through trade. Keeper league you can only keep a set amount of players from year to year and the rest go into a draft at the beginning of the year. So while it does have that element of planning for the future you are more easily able to rebuild a roster through the draft of veteran players that have been dropped. (This all depends of course on how many keepers each team can keep. Each league would be different.)
  10. First Year Keeper.. Who to keep?

    I'm not usually one to pump keeping goalies but you have the bell cow on a 100 pt team. Murray has to be kept. Your D is meh, and can easily be replaced through the draft so I would keep your 3 C (Trochek, Kane(he's a C?), Kopitar) and Marchand.
  11. Who would you keep?

    Tough call. I like Galchenyuk but he doesn't get the looks in Mtl. That may change but I wouldn't keep him until we see how he's used. Drouin/Radulov comes down to potential versus age. You know Radulov is going to be produce in that Dallas lineup. WIthouth +/- or other categories then Radulov will likely outproduce Drouin for the next couple of years.....but after that it should be Drouin. The hiccup with Drouin is how he handles the Montreal spotlight. Intense pressure is on this kid which could be good could be bad who knows. It's your call on whether you want a star for several years or a solid producer for the next 2 years.
  12. Wow, that's quite a list to choose from. I'd look at guys who have proven themselves somewhat at the NHL level. Lots of potential on that list but there's some that have produced already so I'd lean toward those guys. That means Arvidsson and Guentzel would be at the top of the list for me. If you need d-men (maybe with the later 1st round picks) Werenski and Theodore is who I'd target. In a points only league I'd stay away from a Klefbom because I'm not sure he'll be a pts producer as much as an all-around d-man for the Oilers. Hischier, Patrick,Shipachyov and McAvoy are going to be great if you can wait on them for 3 years or so. The rest would be great to own but are prospects and anything could happen. That's my two cents anyway. Good luck.
  13. Who to take 1st overall?

    In a deep mini-dynasty league I wouldn't take a near 30 year old over a 24 and 25 year old with similar stats. I've learned the hard way that taking players based on who you think they will be playing with is a disaster waiting to happen. All it takes is a coach to decide to "shake things up" and your stud is now getting 3rd line minutes with a plug. So leave Okposo alone. It comes down to Trocheck and Schwartz. I see these as pretty much the same player. Will get you 60 - 70 points. So looking at your peripheral stats SOG and Hits greatly favour Trocheck. Special teams probably favour Schwartz. Schwartz has received Lady Byng votes in the past so PIMs would be Trocheck. I think because he greatly outperforms Schwartz on a few categories and would be basically even with him on the other categories I would go Trocheck. If you have any spot on D though Parayko is the way to go.
  14. Need Help

    What site are you planning on using? The biggest issue I find with dynasty hockey leagues is keeping track of minor league players. None of the major sites really build minor league spots to keep players. Here's some ideas on different formats: There really is endless possibilities. You have to decide how important waiver wire is as opposed to drafting. IMO a true dynasty means focussing on prospects so a deep minor league roster is important. You could easily make it 8 to 10 guys/team without impacting NHL rosters. You'll probably want to limit goalie rosters. Guys will hoard goalies and after a few years it'll be tough on new owners or weak owners to field a decent goalie and thus continue being weak or unable to change their fortune and will lose interest. As for rosters, the standard 6F, 4D, 1G should work best for a starting lineup. You have to decide whether to split the forwards into Wings and Centers or Left/Right wing and centers or just leave it as F. Again that depends on the site as some are better than others at determining position eligibility. As for bench spots....My keeper (which some consider a dynasty given the keeper league rules) has 16 teams with 20 spots on the pro roster (excluding minor leaguers). People have no problem filling those spaces so with a 12 team league you could go as deep as 24 or 25 roster spots. Throw in extra categories like Blocked Shots, or Hits and you'll expand the player pool enough where even 5th or 6th d-men on a team will be worthy of a roster spot. Cheers and good luck
  15. Should I trade these 2 goalies away?

    Sorry are you giving up Fleury and Gibson and getting JVR and Marner? I think that's great if you can do that. I like the goalies you have left. Carolina is a decent team that has had horrible goaltending. Their d is young but I'm a big fan of Darling and I think he's going to succeed there. Reimer will soon take over from Lu so you'll have a decent guy who starts more than half the games and then Rask is the #1 on a consistent winner. I would be quite satisfied moving forward in a dynasty with those 3 in net.