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September 30, 2006

Yahoo Spofi NHL Fantasy Draft Recap: - draft lists, confidence pool discussions and late-preseason trade requests inside.

posted by chicobangs to fantasy at 03:41 PM - 76 comments

Not sure who I think did best, but it seemed the first and last two rounds bore tons of fruit for alomst everyone, with the middle being kind of a muddle. grum made out like a bandit in net but not so much anywhere else, while HATER and garfield made out exactly the opposite. (For the record, Mr. Irrelevant this year is John LeClair.) The season hasn't started yet, so we can all be as optimistic or as pessimistic as we want, but the new Trading Block feature is going to come in useful, I suspect. Draft results: * Pullet Tartare (The Black Hand) 1. (1) J. Thornton 2. (38) W. Redden 3. (39) D. Phaneuf 4. (76) J. Sakic 5. (77) S. Doan 6. (114) A. Carter 7. (115) M. Sturm 8. (152) K. Calder 9. (153) M. Garon 10. (190) P. Budaj 11. (191) N. Baumgartner 12. (228) J. Heward 13. (229) J. Carter 14. (266) P. Sharp 15. (267) M. York * Brass Bonanza (YukonGold) 1. (2) M. Kiprusoff 2. (37) S. Gonchar 3. (40) B. Morrow 4. (75) P. Kariya 5. (78) M. Sundin 6. (113) S. Horcoff 7. (116) D. Vyborny 8. (151) M. Johnson 9. (154) D. Aebischer 10. (189) P. Brisebois 11. (192) B. Seabrook 12. (227) C. Ehrhoff 13. (230) M. Cammalleri 14. (265) E. Moreau 15. (268) J. Sim * Revenge-a-licious (grum) 1. (3) M. Brodeur 2. (36) M. Turco 3. (41) P. Marleau 4. (74) D. Briere 5. (79) A. Meszaros 6. (112) D. Zubrus 7. (117) M. Ryder 8. (150) M. Rucinsky 9. (155) F. Modin 10. (188) G. de Vries 11. (193) J. Bouwmeester 12. (226) B. Witt 13. (231) A. Yashin 14. (264) A. Hall 15. (269) R. Zednik * Crap City Craphawks (gspm) 1. (4) R. Luongo 2. (35) P. Forsberg 3. (42) Z. Chara 4. (73) V. Lecavalier 5. (80) N. Zherdev 6. (111) N. Ekman 7. (118) K. Tkachuk 8. (149) M. Recchi 9. (156) B. Rafalski 10. (187) J. Theodore 11. (194) M. Lehtonen 12. (225) O. Kolzig 13. (232) R. Malone 14. (263) C. Phillips 15. (270) B. Berard * ClevelandRobberBaron (ajaffe) 1. (5) A. Ovechkin 2. (34) B. McCabe 3. (43) M. Schneider 4. (72) A. Tanguay 5. (81) B. Rolston 6. (110) P. Bergeron 7. (119) A. Kotalik 8. (148) M. Sillinger 9. (157) C. Mason 10. (186) T. Poti 11. (195) R. Esche 12. (224) Z. Michalek 13. (233) J. Williams 14. (262) T. Amonte 15. (271) T. Fedoruk * Boarding School (wingnut4life) 1. (6) D. Alfredsson 2. (33) D. Hasek 3. (44) C. Ward 4. (71) A. Hemsky 5. (82) E. Malkin 6. (109) J. Spacek 7. (120) H. Sedin 8. (147) B. Stuart 9. (158) M. Ohlund 10. (185) S. Souray 11. (196) R. Whitney 12. (223) J. Blake 13. (234) K. Huselius 14. (261) C. Gratton 15. (272) J. Chimera * NY Golden Blades (chicobangs) 1. (7) J. Spezza 2. (32) R. Emery 3. (45) T. Selanne 4. (70) M. Legace 5. (83) T. Holmstrom 6. (108) P. Prucha 7. (121) R. Lang 8. (146) J. Liles 9. (159) S. Koivu 10. (184) S. Samsonov 11. (197) T. Numminen 12. (222) R. Hamrlik 13. (235) M. Rathje 14. (260) R. Torres 15. (273) P. Leclaire * Saskatoon Swordfish (HATER187) 1. (8) J. Jagr 2. (31) C. Pronger 3. (46) B. Gionta 4. (69) M. Richards 5. (84) M. Havlat 6. (107) S. Hartnell 7. (122) J. Stoll 8. (145) A. Markov 9. (160) M. Van Ryn 10. (183) P. Mara 11. (198) S. Burke 12. (221) J. LaBarbera 13. (236) B. Smolinski 14. (259) A. Ponikarovsky 15. (274) C. Kobasew * Barrie Platypuses (wfrazerjr) 1. (9) S. Crosby 2. (30) M. Gerber 3. (47) L. Visnovsky 4. (68) A. Raycroft 5. (85) D. Sedin 6. (106) Ju. Williams 7. (123) C. Armstrong 8. (144) J. Corvo 9. (161) F. Beauchemin 10. (182) J. Jokinen 11. (199) N. Horton 12. (220) J. Lupul 13. (237) C. White 14. (258) M. Fleury 15. (275) Z. Parise * BhawksDown (skydivedad) 1. (10) D. Heatley 2. (29) J. Iginla 3. (48) K. Lehtonen 4. (67) B. Richards 5. (86) S. Gomez 6. (105) C. Stillman 7. (124) C. Joseph 8. (143) C. Neil 9. (162) A. Sutton 10. (181) D. Hamhuis 11. (200) C. Rivet 12. (219) M. Comrie 13. (238) C. Kunitz 14. (257) A. Perezhogin 15. (276) D. Morris * Cherry Pickers (spitztengle) 1. (11) S. Gagne 2. (28) M. Gaborik 3. (49) S. Zubov 4. (66) M. Bell 5. (87) A. McDonald 6. (104) M. Nylander 7. (125) P. Boucher 8. (142) M. Samuelsson 9. (163) C. Sanford 10. (180) H. Toivonen 11. (201) D. Westcott 12. (218) R. Salei 13. (239) M. Gelinas 14. (256) P. Sykora 15. (277) M. Ribeiro * TwitchyTriggerFinger (garfield) 1. (12) J. Cheechoo 2. (27) P. Elias 3. (50) J. Giguere 4. (65) I. Bryzgalov 5. (88) J. Lehtinen 6. (103) D. Tucker 7. (126) D. Boyle 8. (141) M. Fisher 9. (164) N. Kronwall 10. (179) P. Schaefer 11. (202) K. Ballard 12. (217) J. Langenbrunner 13. (240) E. Nabokov 14. (255) M. Carle 15. (278) D. Penner * Les Coupes Longueuil (Succa) 1. (13) I. Kovalchuk 2. (26) S. Niedermayer 3. (51) P. Demitra 4. (64) R. Blake 5. (89) J. Arnott 6. (102) V. Prospal 7. (127) A. Brunette 8. (140) M. Satan 9. (165) A. Auld 10. (178) C. Osgood 11. (203) Ro. Regehr 12. (216) M. Bergeron 13. (241) S. Reinprecht 14. (254) I. Laperriere 15. (279) S. Brylin * TBD (goddam) 1. (14) E. Staal 2. (25) H. Lundqvist 3. (52) B. Shanahan 4. (63) E. Cole 5. (90) R. Brind'Amour 6. (101) M. Afinogenov 7. (128) M. Rozsival 8. (139) B. Pothier 9. (166) M. Parrish 10. (177) S. Salo 11. (204) M. Denis 12. (215) F. Tyutin 13. (242) G. Murray 14. (253) D. Weight 15. (280) G. Roberts * Fromage en crottes (qbert72) 1. (15) T. Vokoun 2. (24) H. Zetterberg 3. (53) T. Kaberle 4. (62) D. Roloson 5. (91) J. Pitkanen 6. (100) M. Hejduk 7. (129) C. Drury 8. (138) T. Preissing 9. (167) A. Frolov 10. (176) A. Niittymaki 11. (205) R. Whitney 12. (214) S. Avery 13. (243) J. Dumont 14. (252) R. Getzlaf 15. (281) S. Bernier * Toothless Grin (willthrill72) 1. (16) M. Hossa 2. (23) M. Fernandez 3. (54) M. Malik 4. (61) M. Svatos 5. (92) D. Langkow 6. (99) R. Smyth 7. (130) S. Kozlov 8. (137) P. Kubina 9. (168) M. Biron 10. (175) Ma. Cullen 11. (206) S. Staios 12. (213) R. Fedotenko 13. (244) B. Hedican 14. (251) J. Hecht 15. (282) B. Willsie * Puttin' on the foil! (cabuki) 1. (17) N. Lidstrom 2. (22) M. Naslund 3. (55) L. Nagy 4. (60) A. Kovalev 5. (93) M. Knuble 6. (98) M. Modano 7. (131) C. Conroy 8. (136) J. Grahame 9. (169) R. DiPietro 10. (174) J. Modry 11. (207) A. Zhitnik 12. (212) B. Clark 13. (245) J. Nieuwendyk 14. (250) J. O'Neill 15. (283) G. Sanderson * Jagr is a Tranny (Weedymcsmokey) 1. (18) R. Miller 2. (21) P. Datsyuk 3. (56) V. Toskala 4. (59) M. Zidlicky 5. (94) S. Sullivan 6. (97) M. St. Louis 7. (132) B. Boyes 8. (135) T. Vanek 9. (170) F. Kaberle 10. (173) E. Jovanovski 11. (208) B. Morrison 12. (211) M. Erat 13. (246) P. Eaves 14. (249) S. Hannan 15. (284) A. Vermette * McSorley's Sawdust (BullpenPro) 1. (19) O. Jokinen 2. (20) R. Nash 3. (57) T. Bertuzzi 4. (58) M. Savard 5. (95) C. Huet 6. (96) M. Straka 7. (133) P. Bouchard 8. (134) K. Timonen 9. (171) T. Thomas 10. (172) B. Campbell 11. (209) M. Commodore 12. (210) K. Foster 13. (247) T. Connolly 14. (248) B. Guerin 15. (285) J. LeClair

posted by chicobangs at 03:43 PM on September 30

Right now - I give the edge to TBH, GPSM, sdd, grum, Chico and Qbert. Oh, and me (of course). I can't believe I drafted the one-armed Kaberle brother. I already dropped him for Niclas Havelid.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 04:17 PM on September 30

That was funny. I did exactly the same thing in the H2H pool, so I don't feel bad about L-ing OL.

posted by chicobangs at 04:39 PM on September 30

Overall I think that I have a pretty solid team. I just wish that one of these years I'll be able to do the live draft thing. I just don't have enough time in my day to do it. I'm thinking that I'll be able to do it in about twelve more years (when my youngest is eighteen) I'll be able to do it. Good luck and have a great year, friends.

posted by wingnut4life at 05:36 PM on September 30

I just noticed something about my team -- aside from Gerber, I don't think I have a guy over 30. Youth must be served!

posted by wfrazerjr at 10:15 AM on October 01

I had a pretty kickass team last year, and led the whole shootin' match for about a month, but it was my first year, and I was not master of the "max games" rule yet. I'm seasoned now, though, so beware last year's ROY. Blades gleaming, stick held upperbite-high, I approach thee at the boards rapidly and with bad intent.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 11:38 AM on October 01

My money is on gspm, goddam, and qbert72 with Weedy as a dark horse. In my opinion, they're the most well balanced -- goaltending and offence and D-offence. Grum will dominate the goalie stats, though, but that won't be enough to win. (And nobody picked up Wolski?)

posted by mkn at 11:46 AM on October 01

Grum will dominate the goalie stats, though, but that won't be enough to win. No, it probably won't be enough to win this year. It worked fine the first year (2002-03), and kept me going the second year (2003-04), but we've balanced out the problem well enough last year and this year that my strategy isn't good enough. But that's the problem with using the auto-draft system. I wanted to make sure I got a good goalie in the first round, so I listed a bunch of quality goalies at the top. Unfortunately, it grabbed them with the first two picks, so I missed out on a high-end centre (not that Briere is chopped liver).

posted by grum@work at 11:58 AM on October 01

My money is on gspm, goddam, and qbert72 with Weedy as a dark horse. I think you'll find the field is pretty even with lots of teams that will give those squads you've named lots of trouble. I like my chances and I guarantee you will not over look my squad (and some others) again when we revisit the standings in a few months. Thanks Chicao for putting this together and the live draft was a ton of fun. Good Luck everyone.

posted by skydivedad at 12:39 PM on October 01

Don't take my comments personally. I'm just an unbiased OUTSIDE (*sob*) observer.

posted by mkn at 03:56 PM on October 01

I gotta say, that wasn't right. MrFrisby gave up his slot for you. At least one of you should have gotten to field a team.

posted by chicobangs at 03:58 PM on October 01

I'm disappointed I missed the draft, but I'm fairly happy with my team. My defense could be stronger, but I think I'll be competetive.

posted by cabuki at 04:04 PM on October 01

sorry mkn It wasn't my intention to offend you, reading it now I can see how you took it that way. Merely meant to point out the balance in the teams.

posted by skydivedad at 06:26 PM on October 01

Don't worry, folks ... I'll be here to keep the cellar warm ... feel free to drop down anytime to say hello ;)

posted by Spitztengle at 07:57 PM on October 01

I'm going to place my money on garfield. And oh, what chico said.

posted by MrFrisby at 08:15 PM on October 01

I've got two things to say: 1. I like my team. 2. It's a long season.

posted by qbert72 at 11:12 PM on October 01

I dunno, with my team I think it is a good group on paper to start. I especially think that getting Theodore in the 10th could be my best pick if he comes through. I mean he wasn't so hot last year but was injured and a return to form should make him a better pick than many of the goalies picked in the few rounds ealier than the 10th. But between Malone, Recchi and Ekman it seems like I am enamoured of the Pens and sure hope they'd score lots (and it'd help if Malkin is as good as advertised and comes back and my guys get a side benefit of playing with him). We'll see.

posted by gspm at 11:26 AM on October 02

Every single team seems to have at least a couple of picks that, if they deliver, will mean the difference between the top and bottom halves of the bracket. (Come on, Saku Koivu & Rafi Torres!)

posted by chicobangs at 11:41 AM on October 02

Come on Inginla, Khabibulin and CuJo........ and what q said....... Oh, Did you see the new look of the NHL Website? I like it.

posted by skydivedad at 11:51 AM on October 02

Holy mackinaw, is that a busy-looking site.

posted by chicobangs at 12:22 PM on October 02

If Niedermayer and Pronger can't get Jiggy and Breezy into the top 3 GAA, and maybe SV%, I quit.

posted by garfield at 12:35 PM on October 02

I did okay with the autodraft. Some big names and a couple of stud D. The goaltending is a problem but I may wait until things simmer down before making a move. So many goaltending questions to be answered... I can get 82 games out of Eddie and Auld, providing I know which one is starting on a given night. But those are 82 crappy, Floridian games.

posted by Succa at 01:02 PM on October 02

Lots of shots, Succa. Lots of shots.

posted by chicobangs at 01:04 PM on October 02

^ But lots of shots is only a good stat if the goalies make a lot of saves, which is why Luongo was such a great pick in the draft while he was in Florida (despite being guaranteed more losses than wins because of the team). Auld and Belfour? Not quite the same caliber there. ALSO: LEAFBRAGFILTER. I think I might be going to opening night at the ACC. woo.

posted by mkn at 09:16 PM on October 02

ALSO: LEAFBRAGFILTER. I think I might be going to opening night at the ACC. woo. Why do you taunt me so? I'll have to settle for an 50" HDTV broadcast instead.

posted by grum@work at 11:17 PM on October 02

I half assed the auto draft thinking I could make the live one. Work restricted internet access and totally fucked me in this draft. I got screwed in net.

posted by HATER 187 at 10:43 AM on October 03

I'll have to settle for an 50" HDTV broadcast instead. Now that's some serious bragging. Like HATER, I was certain I would make the draft and didn't even bother to set my auto draft list. Then work got me. This is my first foray into fantasy hockey, and as a casual hockey fan overall, I can honestly say I have never heard of a single player on my team. Frankly, I'm not even sure they're hockey players. Tim Connolly is a drink, isn't it? Seriously, how bad is this team? Fortunately, I was able to pull some strings. I know some people. Now I don't want to brag or tip my hand, but... well, let's just say Mr. Millen and Mr. Thomas are gonna be riding shotgun. They're professionals. This is gonna be good.

posted by BullpenPro at 10:55 AM on October 03

Auto-draft did you just fine, BPP. When Connolly comes back, he'll produce big time. He should start the season on IR. I missed the first few (and most important) rounds of the live draft...and panicked with a few mid-round selections, but rounded out my team nicely, imo.

posted by garfield at 11:05 AM on October 03

Is it hockey yet?

posted by skydivedad at 01:18 PM on October 03

Tomorrow! Tomorrow!

posted by chicobangs at 01:25 PM on October 03

Freakin sweet! Oh wait, my satellite dish is still out. Dagnabbit! Where is the heck is that friggin repair man?

posted by MrFrisby at 01:50 PM on October 03

He should start the season on IR. And likely finish it there too. The guys has suffered more concussions than Eric Lindros. Mr. Millen and Mr. Thomas are gonna be riding shotgun Greg and Steve? Bring it on.

posted by qbert72 at 02:56 PM on October 03

That's definitely possible. He took the entire lock-out and then some to recover from the last one. Word out of Buffalo is that he will be back much sooner this time.

posted by garfield at 03:52 PM on October 03

The latest injury report statement from the Sabres has Connolly out until at the least mid November. Could be worse, look at the Leafs, they have 5 players on IR (3 D and 2 FW) and Kubina got a 1 game suspension to start the season.

posted by skydivedad at 05:20 PM on October 03

And that fucker Heatley didn't even get a warning.

posted by garfield at 05:27 PM on October 03

garf - you should do a deal with Led Coupes Longueuil. I'm thinking Nabokov for Blake. And for god's sake pick up Federov. He's just sitting there and I guarantee he'll be more fantasy help than Mike Fischer (who I like in real life just fine).

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 05:27 PM on October 03

Fisher could be an excellent sleeper pick this year. He's the #2 center to start the year, playing next to a guy named Alfie. If Old Man Smolinski can lay down a 50 point season next to the guy, surely Fisher is good for 60 or more. Also, damn all the people who took the following guys off the waiver wire while I wasn't looking: Bernier, Penner, Kunitz, Cloutier, Semin, and Wellwood.

posted by Succa at 07:06 PM on October 03

Cleveland rocks -- NOT!

posted by ajaffe at 08:20 AM on October 04

Should I now? I'm thinking about it, and how all the pundits are picking the Kings last in the Pacific. And how they have Cloutier in net. And how Blake's +/- historically is in the red when playing in CA. And how Demitra isn't there to save the powerplay. In exchange for Nabby, who should share duties on a contender? Sounds like 25 wins and decent %s to me. If you want Nabby so bad, maybe we should cut out the middle man. : ) No offense, Succa. I think Fisher is a MONSTER, and given the opportunity will put up big numbers. Especially SHs and GWs. btw, Penner never made it to the waiver wire. And Wellwood should be a (C,LW) in the frist batch of status changes. Is it possible to tell through cyberspace that I'm giddy this morning?

posted by garfield at 08:53 AM on October 04

Are we there yet?

posted by skydivedad at 09:01 AM on October 04

About 8 1/2 hours to go! It's going to be a long work day.

posted by MrFrisby at 09:24 AM on October 04

We should do a campfire hook-up being opening night and all........don't ya think? I need to send the good DrJE some $!

posted by skydivedad at 09:27 AM on October 04

Well, so much for that trade. I don't think Blake will be so bad as you say... he'll be teaming up with Visnovsky on the PP, and I think Cloutier gets too bad of a rap because the first thing anyone thinks when they hear "Cloutier" is the Lidstrom goal. You know it's true. Anyway I'm not willing to move Niedermayer unless I'm getting a solid #1, so I'll have to explore other options...

posted by Succa at 09:38 AM on October 04

You have a point about Visnovosky. I'm just not psyched about a +/- toss up. Fair enough re: Niedermayer, though if either of us don't pull the trigger on anything else, I'd be willing to re-open these discussions at a later date.

posted by garfield at 09:52 AM on October 04

I'll have to settle for an 50" HDTV broadcast instead. 61" and freshly made guacamole here, bitches. I think the Leafs are going down to ignominious defeat, though.

posted by wfrazerjr at 11:05 AM on October 04

Predicted score - 5-1 for Ottawa. The reason why I extoll a Blake for Nabakov situation is this: 1 - You need a scoring defenceman. 2 - Nabakov is most definitely worth more than any one defenceman in our pool (as most goalies are) - but the people out there who are looking goalie, don't necessarily have tradable parts that fit. You don't want Yashin (sorry, grum) and you can't get Neidermayer. 3 - Blake is a fine fantasy performer. He'll give you points, PPPs, PIMs and won't kill you on +/- - even on the Kings. That's a lot out of a D-man. 4 - Nabakov won't see near the action this year as he did last. Unless there is an injury. Fischer vs. Federov: Fischer might be able to finish with more goals and +/- than Federov, but you have a lot of guys that are going to be mid-range point producers with decent +/-. What you don't have a lot of are guys that can produce 80+ points. Federov had 36 points in the Blue Jackets final 38 games and will play in shorthanded situations (like Fischer). Columbus is a better team this year and Federov will see more ice. Trying to predict GWG and SHP is a mug's game. Go with what you know: Federov will most likely have more points and PPPs. Fischer will most likely have a better +/-. The bottom line is centre is one position that should produce more points and you have a second liner - maybe third liner (Murray is very fluid with his line combos - no guarantee that Fischer stays where he is. Federov is first liner playing with Rick Nash. For a whole year. I think it's a better pick - more point potential. You need to sacrifice some of those defensive forwards for some scoring. But hey, it's your team. Me - I'm trying to drop a centre for a good defenceman. I have good centres (1 great) buy as I learned last year, it's no good stockpiling similar players - because you can really only play 2 of them for a whole season anyway. I have spent an inordinant amount of time on the pool in the past two days. Love the trading block feature.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 12:52 PM on October 04

Great Odin's Razor! Spofi Fantasy Hockey is no joke. I'm treating any and all trade offers that come my way as most likely ripping me off due to me n00bish tendencies. That is unless Weedy provides 500 words on why it's not and catches me in the Jedi Mind Trick.

posted by YukonGold at 01:35 PM on October 04

This is why I only do one fantasy pool a year. I am completely and irrevocably obsessed. Don't think I'm just fantasy GMing MY team. I'm doing your teams as well. Right, Garf? Relax, Yuks - I'm a complete psycho. It's just the way it is. (upon sober second thought - I should have just emailed you, G).

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 01:54 PM on October 04

I'll say 4-3 OT for the good guys. Hope me Obi wan. I hear you on Fedorov, but I stay away from shoulder injuries; recur easily and player is usually tentative afterwards. Fisher is one half of my secret weapon - two players on a scoring line with Alfredo. And besides, I have strong scoring D. Kronwall will put up big numbers. Ballard and Carle I'm not sure about, but each could pot 40 pts, and most of those on the PP. Blake might be more of a sure thing, but I'd rather have more goalie starts. I know Nabby is seemingly on the outs, but Wilson says they are splitting duties for now. on preview:I guess, but this dialogue is fun..and sober? shame on you.

posted by garfield at 01:55 PM on October 04

Yeah your team is like mine - hoping for improved performance from a bunch of key players. I'm hoping for a resurrected Marty St. Louis, improving Kunitz, Eaves, Volchenkov, Boyes, Vanek, Erat and non-injured Jovanovski and Sullivan. In other words - I need help. From God. And you're right about Federov's recent injury history. He's old, too. Although, I don't think Fischer played all the games last year either.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 02:33 PM on October 04

I thought you were an athesist........Fantasy Hockey will do that to you. Anyway, I'm not falling for the my team needs drastic help ploy weedy, your squad is more then capable of winning this whole thing as is... so quit your moaning. We're on to you!

posted by skydivedad at 02:52 PM on October 04

Hey Toronto guys. I might have a spare ticket for tonight's game. Might be available if I don't find a taker.

posted by mkn at 03:31 PM on October 04

I need : 70+ game season for Jagr Gionta to repeat last season Havlat and Richards to live up to expectations Pronger to be Pronger Then I might have a fighting chance.

posted by HATER 187 at 04:10 PM on October 04

Ding dong -- I'll take Gerber for the block!

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:46 PM on October 04

Whatever you do, don't listen to Weedy. He almost had me drop Getzlaf for Fedorov. Sneaky bastard. I had Blake last year, and I can tell you he's no longer the force he used to be. And you should hang on to Nabokov. One of the two SJ goalies is going to get traded soon enough. Nabokov has huge upside.

posted by qbert72 at 09:52 PM on October 04

That Eaves pick is looking pretty good, Weedy. Also.

posted by mkn at 10:33 PM on October 04

Couldn't even secure the top spot on the first day. Anyone have access to the final standings from last years league? There were a couple update threads but no final tallies. Curious how that all shook out, so I know who will be kicking my ass.

posted by YukonGold at 09:41 AM on October 05

We're off to a great start in the H2H League also, what an opening night of hockey. A shoot-out and an amazing Turco pass to a streaking Sydor coming out of the P. Box for the break-away OT winner. I did notice some of you without H2H experience left some of your active players on the bench. Remember, there is no maximum games played in the H2H format so if they're playing don't sit them on the bench if you don't have to. Both leagues seem to be extremely competitive, should be a Fantastic SportsFilter Fantasy Hockey Season.

posted by skydivedad at 10:48 AM on October 05

Too bad for you, sdd, that Turco's assist does not add to your teams assist total.

posted by MrFrisby at 11:01 AM on October 05

Yeah too bad because he needs all the help he can get!

posted by skydivemom at 12:14 PM on October 05

Oh, the only reason some of my H2H guys were on the bench was because work has kicked my ass and I wasn't able to get over in time. That will not happen again, kemosabe.

posted by chicobangs at 12:31 PM on October 05

Curious how that all shook out, so I know who will be kicking my ass. Ooooh, it's my cue to brag.

posted by qbert72 at 12:58 PM on October 05

BTW, the IR feature finally did kick in. Hurry back, Joe Corvo!

posted by wfrazerjr at 03:02 PM on October 05

Well, I think it's safe to say the Leafs got their revenge tonight. Holy smokes. What a disaster. Hey, good to see Reinprecht get a PPG when I have him on the bench tonight.

posted by Succa at 09:40 PM on October 05

Correction, good to see Reinprecht have a four-point night when I have him on the bench tonight. Christ. This is gonna be a long year.

posted by Succa at 07:14 AM on October 06

I let some fool talk me into picking up Raycroft to help me reach the minimum games (for goalies, H2H League). What a terrible move that was. [/sarcasm]

posted by MrFrisby at 07:41 AM on October 06

Christ, and I sat Raycroft and played Gerber last night. Fess up -- which one of you gave the Sudies to the Leafs?

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:00 AM on October 06

Correction, good to see Reinprecht have a four-point night when I have him on the bench tonight Double Correction........"Reinprecht had a career-high five points in the Coyotes' 6-3 home win over the Islanders on Thursday. The center had a goal and four assists in the season-opening win. Reinprecht's previous high was a four-point effort when he played for the Aves in a 6-0 home win over Atlanta on April 3, 2002. Reinprecht had three goals and an assist in that game. Reinprecht had 12 goals and 11 assists in 28 second-half games with Phoenix. He had 10 goals and 19 assists in 52 games with Calgary before he was traded on Feb. 1." ouch......

posted by skydivedad at 09:38 AM on October 06

It hurts, skydivedad. It hurts bad. Though I bet any of you would have done the same, since I would have had to bench Demitra or Arnott to play him. But that don't make it taste any better. And I'm in last place! Thrills.

posted by Succa at 10:18 AM on October 06

I'll save you future pain succa. How about a trade for Reinprecht?

posted by skydivedad at 10:47 AM on October 06

I wouldn't have benched Arnott either. Heck, he raked in 18 faceoff wins for me last night. Oh wait, you guys aren't using that stat in your league are you? I'm still trying to decide who to bench on Saturday, Dumont or Langenbrunner.

posted by MrFrisby at 10:52 AM on October 06

If you saw the goal Dumont scored against Chicago last night MrFrisby that choice would be a no-brainer! Incredible, wow.....

posted by skydivedad at 10:57 AM on October 06

yay. i'm queen for a day!

posted by goddam at 11:07 AM on October 06

That was a high scoring affair in Nashville last night, unfortunately I missed that goal (I think I had the Flyer/Penguin game on at the time). I did notice that Arnott and Dumont were playing together a lot though. We'll see how well Jamie plays tonight and go from there. Congratulations goddam!

posted by MrFrisby at 11:10 AM on October 06

I missed all of the action last night, except the Leafs game, which I watched after I got home from the Mets game. Up until 3 a.m. for game 2? I'd consider myself slighty devoted; about a 2nd degree black belt, a mere grasshopper in the universe of hockey fandom. So much to learn, so little time. Nice job, maddog.

posted by garfield at 11:34 AM on October 06

I missed all of the action last night, except the Leafs game, which I watched after I got home from the Mets game. That's dedication holmes. Bruins start tonight. I'm making the effort to get back in the pool, we'll see how that goes though.

posted by YukonGold at 11:42 AM on October 06

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