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#31 AmazingNuck

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 08:48 PM

Goals, assists, points, +/-, PPP, SHP, and GWG count.

2 center spots, 4 winger spots, 4 defensemen spots, 2 utility, 4 bench, 2 goaltender spots. (18 total)

I have:

4 centers
5 wingers
6 defensemen
3 goaltenders

Only 2 center, 4 wingers, 4 defensemen get counted..

Should I drop Mikko Koivu, Paul Stastny, Joni Pitkanen, or Ryan Suter for a winger?

I'd give up Koivu but I'm not sure if Stastny won't have that killer bounce back season.. I'd give up Pitkanen, but Suter's +/- scares me.. I'd give up Stastny but he might have a huge bounce back.. and I'd give up Suter but Pitkanen is inconsistent and I'd prefer it if I had 6 defensemen, 6 wingers, 3 centers, and 3 goaltenders.

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 08:50 PM

Drop Pitkanen.
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Posted 13 September 2009 - 08:53 PM

Btw, it's a head to head.

Actually, I can't drop either Pitkanen or Suter.

Koivu or Stastny?

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 08:53 PM

So I'm split between drafting

Parise
Heatley
Carter

Any thoughts?


Heatley. With him playing with Thornton you can only expect his production to sky-rocket.

Parise's points production will go down thanks to Jacques Lemaire.

I can't see Carter putting up the same numbers he did last year.

i got offered a trade where i give up brodeur and get lundqvist....accept or reject?! i cant decide :(


Keep Brodeur.
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Posted 13 September 2009 - 08:55 PM

Btw, it's a head to head.

Actually, I can't drop either Pitkanen or Suter.

Koivu or Stastny?


Koivu is the safer pick but Stasny is high risk/high reward.

If you want to win, you gotta take the risk so go with Stasny. If he stays healthy he could get you 80-90 pts.
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Posted 13 September 2009 - 09:00 PM

Koivu is the safer pick but Stasny is high risk/high reward.

If you want to win, you gotta take the risk so go with Stasny. If he stays healthy he could get you 80-90 pts.


Is it worth it to drop one of them for Rene Bourque? He had 40 in 58 and will probably to about 60-70 playing with Jokinen and Iginla.

Koivu, I really want to keep and see how he does in a non-trap system.

I realize both are of higher calibre, but Bourque's got a better +/- than both and I need a winger cause there's 4 winger spots and only 2 center spots. Also, I've got Crosby/Backstrom and I have two players from the same team as wingers so when they're inactive I won't have their points.

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 09:06 PM

Also, my forwards are:

Crosby - C
Backstrom - C
Heatley - W
Setoguchi - W
Doan - W
Boyes - W
Wideman - D
Gonchar - D
E. Johnson - D
Bogosian - D
Perry - W
Koivu - C
Suter - D
Pitkanen - D
Stastny - C

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 09:11 PM

For the Facebook Keeper pool I took:
Alex Ovechkin
Dany Heatley
Marc Savard
Joe Thornton
Steven Stamkos
Henrik Sedin
Mike Green
Dan Boyle
Tim Thomas
Roberto Luongo
Milan Lucic
Jonathan Toews

I'm really depending on the success of Heatley and Big Joe.

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 09:13 PM

Is it worth it to drop one of them for Rene Bourque? He had 40 in 58 and will probably to about 60-70 playing with Jokinen and Iginla.

Koivu, I really want to keep and see how he does in a non-trap system.

I realize both are of higher calibre, but Bourque's got a better +/- than both and I need a winger cause there's 4 winger spots and only 2 center spots. Also, I've got Crosby/Backstrom and I have two players from the same team as wingers so when they're inactive I won't have their points.


Bourque is an interesting pick because no one really knows what to expect from him. Most Calgary fans don't even know if he'll be playing with Jokinen and Iginla or if he'll be demoted to the second line with Langkow and Moss. The third player on Calgary's first line could be Bourque, Dawes or even Backlund. Whereas with Stasny, he'll almost certainly be playing top line/first unit PP minutes. Another thing to factor in is the issue of injury. Right now both of them are still recovering from injuries sustained last year so they're not exactly 100% yet.

Still, I'd keep Stasny.
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Posted 13 September 2009 - 09:31 PM

Bourque is an interesting pick because no one really knows what to expect from him. Most Calgary fans don't even know if he'll be playing with Jokinen and Iginla or if he'll be demoted to the second line with Langkow and Moss. The third player on Calgary's first line could be Bourque, Dawes or even Backlund. Whereas with Stasny, he'll almost certainly be playing top line/first unit PP minutes. Another thing to factor in is the issue of injury. Right now both of them are still recovering from injuries sustained last year so they're not exactly 100% yet.

Still, I'd keep Stasny.


Alright. I'm going to take your advice since I didn't know Bourque isn't at 100%. If I'm going with an injury-risk player, I might as well go with the one that could net 80. Also, I can always drop Stastny to pick up Bourque but it'd be harder to drop Bourque and pick up Stastny.
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Posted 14 September 2009 - 01:06 AM

how long is he out for...?

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 07:25 AM

I'm not sure but I think till December/January.
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Posted 14 September 2009 - 07:25 AM

I'm not sure but I think till December/January.
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Posted 14 September 2009 - 07:31 AM

Hey man theres a thread for questions -

http://forum.canucks...howtopic=249416
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Posted 14 September 2009 - 12:08 PM

Who are the two best out of these people

Hunwick
Enstrom
Niskanen
Yandle
Doughty
Blake
Quincey
Zybnek Michalek
Kris Russell

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 12:33 PM

Hey, just did my first draft on saturday, was looking to get some opinions on how I came out. I think I did pretty well.

F: Daniel Sedin
F: Henrik Sedin
F: Patrick Kane
F: Daniel Alfredsson
F: Chris Kunitz
F: Jason Spezza
F: Steven Stamkos
F: Ryan Kesler
F: Kris Versteeg
D: Nicklas Lidstrom
D: Duncan Keith
D: Scott Niedermayer
D: Alex Edler
D: Brian Campbell
UTIL: Erik Cole
BE: Loui Eriksson
BE: Saku Koivu
BE: Sami Salo
BE: Mathieu Schneider
IR: Marian Hossa

G: Roberto Luongo
G: Jonas Hiller

Scoring
(Skaters) G, A, +/-, Pts, PIM, PPG, SHG, GWG, HAT, HIT, STG
(Goalies) W, SV, GAA, L, SO, SV%
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Posted 14 September 2009 - 01:41 PM

Hey, just did my first draft on saturday, was looking to get some opinions on how I came out. I think I did pretty well.

F: Daniel Sedin
F: Henrik Sedin
F: Patrick Kane
F: Daniel Alfredsson
F: Chris Kunitz
F: Jason Spezza
F: Steven Stamkos
F: Ryan Kesler
F: Kris Versteeg
D: Nicklas Lidstrom
D: Duncan Keith
D: Scott Niedermayer
D: Alex Edler
D: Brian Campbell
UTIL: Erik Cole
BE: Loui Eriksson
BE: Saku Koivu
BE: Sami Salo
BE: Mathieu Schneider
IR: Marian Hossa

G: Roberto Luongo
G: Jonas Hiller

Scoring
(Skaters) G, A, +/-, Pts, PIM, PPG, SHG, GWG, HAT, HIT, STG
(Goalies) W, SV, GAA, L, SO, SV%


Pretty solid. Offense could use some work. But your goalie position is STRONGG. As is your D and Bench.

How about my question?

Who are the two best for my pool? they will start.

Hunwick
Enstrom
Niskanen
Yandle
Doughty
Blake
Quincey
Zybnek Michalek
Kris Russell
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Posted 14 September 2009 - 02:12 PM

Pretty solid. Offense could use some work. But your goalie position is STRONGG. As is your D and Bench.

How about my question?

Who are the two best for my pool? they will start.

Hunwick
Enstrom
Niskanen
Yandle
Doughty
Blake
Quincey
Zybnek Michalek
Kris Russell


Thanks, I really tried to work on the back end more, as it's usually more consistent goalie-wise and +/-. For your D, It really depends on the matchups and also your league's scoring system. Go with defensemen who's teams aren't going to get blown out in their matchups if +/- is a factor. Personally, I'd go with Doughty and Yandle. But it really depends on your scoring system.
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Posted 14 September 2009 - 03:38 PM

Who are the two best out of these people

Hunwick
Enstrom
Niskanen
Yandle
Doughty
Blake
Quincey
Zybnek Michalek
Kris Russell


Doughy and Niskanen. Other options are Blake and Enstrom.
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Posted 14 September 2009 - 05:07 PM

Thanks guys. I took Doughty so far. I don't know who else to pick up...
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Posted 14 September 2009 - 05:08 PM

Niskanen.
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Posted 14 September 2009 - 05:36 PM

One last question guys..

Tuomo Ruutu
Dubinsky
Wolski
Laich
Saku Koivu
Matt Stajan
Recchi
Patrice Bergeron

My choices are bolded. I need ONE guy.
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Posted 14 September 2009 - 05:46 PM

Niskanen.


I took enstrom. Niskanen's production is dropping off since Zubov left.
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Posted 14 September 2009 - 06:07 PM

One last question guys..

Tuomo Ruutu
Dubinsky
Wolski
Laich
Saku Koivu
Matt Stajan
Recchi
Patrice Bergeron

My choices are bolded. I need ONE guy.


Bergeron is injured. Dubinsky hasn't signed so he may be distracted by that. Tuomo Ruutu isn't that good. I would go with Wolski but Saku Koivu could be pretty good too.


I took enstrom. Niskanen's production is dropping off since Zubov left.


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Posted 15 September 2009 - 02:37 PM

I just did a Fantasy Draft for the first time, and I'd like to share some thoughts/ideas:

Centers: LW: RW:

Henrik Sedin Ryan Smyth* Joffery Lupul*
Ryan Kesler Alex Tanguay Ryan Callahan

Defense: Goal: Reserve:
Niklas Lidstrom Roberto Luongo Scott Gomez**
Alex Edler Jon Quick^ Mark Streit
Zdeno Chara Jay Bowmeester**
Denis Wideman Keith Tkatchuk

* Pending trade for Daniel Sedin
** Pending trade for Vince LeCavelier and Shane O'Brien
^Propose to waive in favour of Josh Harding

So far, I think this team is particularly stacked for defense and goaltending, but lacking on offense, which I hope to address via trade. But how does this lineup look?
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Posted 15 September 2009 - 05:49 PM

Who wins here?

Joe Thornton for Mikko Koivu and Kopitar
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Posted 15 September 2009 - 06:01 PM

It depends on the points but I think Koivu being the #1center and ditto for Kopitar whoever gets Koivu and Kopitar wins
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Posted 15 September 2009 - 06:08 PM

Who wins here?

Joe Thornton for Mikko Koivu and Kopitar


I guess it depends on the makeups of the teams. Personally, I prefer quality over quantity.





Also, I ended up dropping Stastny for Stafford.. in yahoo's pool, I decided to go with a 3C, 6W, 6D, 3G makeup, with my two main centers (Backstrom/Crosby), four main wingers (Doan, Heatley, Setoguchi, and Perry), and two main goalies (Thomas and Fleury) getting priority starts over my utility/bench players (M. Koivu, Stafford and Boyes, and Varlamov). As for my defense, there's a lot of wildcards.. Wideman and Gonchar will get priority starts for the defense.. but which two would you guys give priority starts between Niskanen, E. Johnson, Suter, and Bogosian?
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Posted 15 September 2009 - 06:11 PM

Suter and E.Johnson.
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Posted 15 September 2009 - 06:13 PM

One last question guys..

Tuomo Ruutu
Dubinsky
Wolski
Laich
Saku Koivu
Matt Stajan
Recchi
Patrice Bergeron

My choices are bolded. I need ONE guy.


I would have to say Ruutu. Solid for 50p.. Koivu re-uniting with Selanne may spark a fire under him if you want to go for the riskier pick. Recchi's age is scary.. I steered away from him myself. Bergeron is the biggest boom/bust on the list, and Wolski.. just stay away from him. Bad team, inconsistent.. even though the lure seems extremely good. Dubinsky.. possibly. Matt Stajan doesn't have that much support but will be relied upon to produce offensively, so he could be a possibility. My ranks:

Ruutu, Dubinsky, Koivu, Stajan, Laich, Recchi, Bergeron, Wolski.
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