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aylbert    63

My team will be either fantastic or sh!t.

I'm on record now saying I was going to draft Hank over Logan Couture...  but that's not the worst thing.   So I'm relying on bounce backs from Bob or MAF (who wasn't horrible; so I guess rough patches for Murray?)

I have two former top fantasy darlings in Stamkos and Giroux.   They are both still plenty young enough that I am enthusiastic about grabbing them.
I kept the Sedins together...  maybe they can do something special one more season.

I'm relying on a lot of young guys this year too (Reinhardt, Aho, Tkachuk, Vesey, Shea Theodore) ...   a noticeable shift in my drafting strategy  (where I usually draft mid thirties players for stable value).  We'll see how that goes.

Plus; a homer but promising pick- Taylor Hall.
 

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DevilMinder    365

I felt like you had to go young after a certain point, the remaining stable players didnt have enough ceiling.

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NJDevs4978    212

I think I did better than I thought on further review, didn't do a whole lot of cramming for this considering I was on vacation from Wednesday-Saturday - it might come down to exactly what it came down to last year, goaltending consistency and whether my plus/minus sinks me or not.  It can't possibly be AS bad as it was last year...I hope :P

18 minutes ago, DevilMinder said:

I felt like you had to go young after a certain point, the remaining stable players didnt have enough ceiling.

Generally that's my thinking too - and other than Staal (who I figured I'd take a shot on a bounceback, and if that failed I can always replace a center) I didn't really select a lot of older players late, although I was kind of wondering if you guys would forget about the keepers going into effect starting with the 6th round turn but nope since Mathews and a couple other high-end kids went off the board then.  Aside from wondering where Mathews would go I pretty much ignored looking for keepers since barring a catastrophe I'd expect at least ROR and Klingberg to be among my protected three for the next few years.  Jake Allen's another story but he 'could' be in that boat if he steps up this year too.

I do think the younger/role players probably got overdrafted for the most part and it kind of threw off the middle part of the draft for me, as did picking a second goalie much earlier than I figured.  Plus I got ninjaed or semi-ninjaed, with Josi, Stone and Plekanec in the middle rounds too.  I don't know what the hell I was thinking picking Hartnell in the 9th when I wound up with Foligno ten rounds later.  Figured I'd better load up at LW late since a lot of those guys are older/injury-prone.

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aylbert    63

Also late to point out.   This is the 16/17 season.   Not 15/16 as the title states 

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NJDevs4978    212
5 minutes ago, aylbert said:

Also late to point out.   This is the 16/17 season.   Not 15/16 as the title states 

Oops :P

Late but not too late for this season.  Unfortunately last year was also known as '14-15, I neglected to change it then and why I only moved it up one this year :lol:

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Devilsfan118    646

Not to sound braggy, but I'm pretty satisfied with how things turned out in the draft. 

 

A couple weak spots, but if my team stays healthy I think I'm in pretty good shape.

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redruM    43

Crazy draft, and I know our draft is always different then the nor, but I did ALOT of mock drafts... the only picks that I had focused on that I got were Benn , Pacioretty & Kane.  Nothing else came out the same, in the football draft I got over 50% of the guys I focused on, so there was a lot of making picks on the fly for me...

 

2 goalies in the 1st 6 rounds never crossed my mind, but I was shocked to get Price in the 2nd, & when Murray came around in the 6th I had to do some future planning...

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NJDEVS1730    11

I feel pretty good as well. Might be tough to take such a huge lead like last year as I only have one of Kane/Ovi, but good luck to all!

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Devilsfan118    646

I'm surprised you took Kane over Ovi - I feel like he's the clear #1 or #2 (behind Benn) in a hits league.

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NJDevs4978    212
On 10/11/2016 at 3:39 PM, Devilsfan118 said:

I'm surprised you took Kane over Ovi - I feel like he's the clear #1 or #2 (behind Benn) in a hits league.

Kane's overall point production was so much higher last year and offense affects a bunch of categories. Plus these days Ovi's a one trick pony with low assist totals. I had Kane, Benn, Crosby and Ovi in the top four and if the draft was one day before or after Crosby's concussion scare I'd have taken him. But can't really complain about getting Pavs back, especially with his ancillary production.

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aylbert    63
1 hour ago, NJDevs4978 said:

Kane's overall point production was so much higher last year and offense affects a bunch of categories. Plus these days Ovi's a one trick pony with low assist totals. I had Kane, Benn, Crosby and Ovi in the top four and if the draft was one day before or after Crosby's concussion scare I'd have taken him. But can't really complain about getting Pavs back, especially with his ancillary production.

I had a 12-team roto draft, cash league the next day...  drafting in the ten spot; I drafted Pavelski in the ten spot and grabbed Crosby at 14.

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NJDevs4978    212
31 minutes ago, aylbert said:

I had a 12-team roto draft, cash league the next day...  drafting in the ten spot; I drafted Pavelski in the ten spot and grabbed Crosby at 14.

I get Pavelski that low in a standard league (no FW, hits) but people were really THAT spooked on Crosby?

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aylbert    63
On 10/10/2016 at 9:55 PM, DevilMinder said:

I felt like you had to go young after a certain point, the remaining stable players didnt have enough ceiling.

I think everyone didn't want to burn a first round pick on a question mark.... I mean I passed too; but couldn't pass twice.    It's just a cheap $20 pro league.... but still.

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NJDEVS1730    11
On 10/11/2016 at 3:39 PM, Devilsfan118 said:

I'm surprised you took Kane over Ovi - I feel like he's the clear #1 or #2 (behind Benn) in a hits league.

I think Kane will definitely put up more points, but I accounted for the lost hits by picking some other players that hit a lot.

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eaglejelly    162

This game is frustrating. This season everything was suppose to be better. 2 days days in and I am already trailing by a mile. I guess I can only go uphill from here. Mrazek will hopefully realize at some point that the season has already started.

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krunko7    1

Things will fluctuate a lot for the first few weeks until people really pull away


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NJDevs4978    212
9 hours ago, eaglejelly said:

This game is frustrating. This season everything was suppose to be better. 2 days days in and I am already trailing by a mile. I guess I can only go uphill from here. Mrazek will hopefully realize at some point that the season has already started.

Well having Crosby play a game for you would help.  You are gonna have to pick and choose between Dubnyk and Mrazek wisely though.  I hate the 1A-1B situations in fantasy whether it's goalies or quarterbacks.  

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NJDevs4978    212

btw you can trade draft picks in-season now...but you have to trade an equal number of draft picks per team.  And though it shows 21st-23rd round picks as options that's where the keepers'll go.  Try not to forget and cause me a preseason headache next year changing the rounds cause I don't think I can change it in-season this year.

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aylbert    63

Sworn Defenders and NJDefenders have a trade.

NJDefenders send Pekka Rinne and Craig Smith to the D for Sergei Bobrovsky and Mats Zuccarello.

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Devilsfan118    646

Man I'm hurting right now at goalie.

Picked up Niemi instead Miller - the prior gets yanked after 5GA and the latter gets a shutout.

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aylbert    63

Sworn Defenders re-acquire Sergei Bobrovosky off free agency...     :huh:

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NJDEVS1730    11
2 hours ago, aylbert said:

Sworn Defenders re-acquire Sergei Bobrovosky off free agency...     :huh:

Had to drop him for Elliott. Flames are going to win a lot more games than the Jackets.

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