Kesler on waivers, injuries aside, is silly to me. Almost as bad as getting JVR on waivers. (in a deep league like this).
Every year I like my draft and feel I make some good free agency pickups... but I often lose on trades.
This year I feel I did better with trades, but no steals... Suter was great; but I gave up Kane for him.
1. Henrik Lundqvist -active roster-
Slow start like usual, but really picked it up at the end
2. Jonathan Toews -active roster-
Very happy with this pick
3. Patrick Kane -traded-
Traded with Kostka (hot atm D) and Kipprusoff (later) for Suter, Franzen Theodore... thought for sure I was going to regret this one, but Suter lead my D this year... Franzen, so-so.
4. Taylor Hall -active roster-
Very happy with this pick
5. Mike Richards -traded-
Disapointing... I thought he was going to do a lot better. Traded with for Lecavalier
6. Brent Burns -active roster-
Looked like a bust and I was very disapointed
7. Oliver Ekman-Larsson -active roster-
Can't complain... put up what I thought I was getting with him.
8. Tyler Ennis -active roster-
I thought he was going to have a better year... he was steady as my Utility player though this year
9. Radim Vrbata -active roster-
When I drafted Vrbata, I had instant regret. I needed a RW2 and I wanted Jagr who just was taken. I was debating between Vrbata and Ryder; and rolled the dice on Vrbata and felt bad on it... in the end, he did alright; Ryder was better though.
10. Bryan Little -active roster-
Decent depth player drafted for depth... I was hoping he hit double digit goals though; he won't.
11. Miikka Kiprusoff -traded-
I though this was a steal; instead Kipper is shot. I was able to toss him into my Suter deal as an 'upgrade' over Theodore... but really, both goalies were injured garbage.
12. Dmitry Kulikov -active roster-
Hitting, blocking D will be injured and he was... I have no complaints but I didn't start him much because I filled his role with Schenn.
13. Luke Schenn -active roster-
Very happy with Luke Schenn... lots of blocking and hitting, and he doesn't kill my +/-. Great 4th D for me.
14. Vinny Prospal -traded-
Decent depth forward, but I wasn't playing him. I paired him with Richards for Lecavalier
15. Adam Larsson -dropped-
My Devil selection, my Devil drop. I thought he might put up decent points this year... but no.
16. Todd Bertuzzi -dropped-
Didn't keep him very long. I think he had a 2 goal game, but then was injured early...
17. Craig Smith -dropped-
I took a flyer and threw it out down the block.
18. Troy Brouwer -active roster-
Very happy with Brouwer... for where I got him, he's been an excellant depth forward. I tried to play the streaks to get some extra goals.
Solid Free Agents:
Jiri Tlusty- Can't complain... streaky scorer; I've collect some goals off him
Revolving Free Agents:
Gregory Campbell- Hot with Jagr... I haven't used him; likely wont.
Steve Mason - Seems to be putting up decent numbers in Philly
Martin Biron- Useless really, but handcuff for Lundqvist
Ryan Suter- Just loved this pickup... wish he'd score some goals though
Johan Franzen- Injured for a bit... wanted more offense, like his dual-wing though
Vincent Lecavalier- I got the center I thought I was getting... again, a few more goals I'd be happier... the injury was annoying/