Some advise please
I have a 2 spots on my roster open(3 if Selanne retires). Happy with my situation in goal. Was thinking of getting a couple forwards. Or should I maybe pick up a Dman too? (Team in sig)
Some of the players I was thinking of...
R.Johansen,M.Johansson,J. Schwartz, C.Kreider, T.Ennis,
J.Sillverberg, G.Nyquist, R.Callahan, T.Zajac, N.Horton, M.Koivu
R.McDonagh, J.Faulk, J.Garrison, J.McBain
Welcome to the boards. With the team you got, I'd like one defense and one more forward. I like Justin Faulk for D and like Koivu, Callahan, Ennis, and Kreider. Lots of options for you, with a short starting roster, I prefer guaranteed starters.
Koivu and Ennis should put up most points.
Looking at your team and your roster requirements, I don't think I'd take a D-man. With the ability to only start 2, and the four you have, I don't think any guys on that list would be starters. With that said, I'd take two guys that could possibly have the best trade value or upside.
Over the next year or two, this is my top 3:
Callahan (too bad you don't count hits)
I agree with arctic_rogue that you don't need another D-man with your set-up. With weekly lineup changes I'd expect you'll be leaning on Karlsson and Subban pretty heavily and I'd be surprised if Myers or Smith see much action.
Koivu is a must-add in my opinion. The 2nd spot is more murky, but I'd look at Zajac and Callahan. It's just a gut feeling, but I've never liked Ennis much. Zajac is the top C in NJ and will play with Kovy, who he seems to have chemistry with. Callahan will probably be on the 2nd line in NY. I just don't think there are enough points to go around between him, Gaborik, Richards and Nash. He's solidly a PP2 guy. So my two guys would be Koivu and Zajac.
1. Justin Faulk
2. M. Koivu
3. T. Zajac
I'd go with Nyquist and Faulk. Faulk may be a better fantasy option than subban right away. And Koivu may be the big name at forward there, but I have never touched him in any pool, and have never regretted it.
You've got a win now team... having all those prospects are counterproductive.
I would have a serious think about your team and with what's available on the ww, I'd seriously consider grabbing all the "productive" players now and see if you can win now rather than sit in the middle...
I'd grab Horton and Koivu, and probably seriously think about dropping either Strome/Granlund for Ennis/Zajac...
But it depends on how your league is set up, is the champion a very strong team? are there a lot of competition at the top?
The way I see it you're a "tweener" team, you got some good players now, but you can't win because you're carrying all the "young prospects", by the time your prospects develop your older guys won't be productive anymore, so you're in that tweener position.
I would probably take a look at the league and go "win now" or go "all young"...
Koivu should be first on everyone's list. Pick him up for sure.
Next, I'd target Faulk since you really only have 3 defenders (not counting Smith just yet). And then I would definitely drop Selanne (regardless if he retires or not) for Schwartz or R. Johansen.
I would go with Koivu and Ennis.
You could swap Ennis for Faulk if you want a defence.
I would grab Koivu and Faulk, and also drop selanne in favour of Nyquist..
The way your team is built, you could take two separate tracks. I guess first off is Justin Faul would be the definite "D" man to pick up and add. Given the fact that all that young talent is still available, I am making an assumption that the owners in this league do not value up and coming talent over the established players unless they are the sure fire studs. From the list you gave I personally would look at either Callahan or Koivu if you are looking for the established no question types. If you're looking for the longer term answer I'd choose either Kreider, Nyquist or possibly Ennis who started to turn it around at the end of last year.
Welcome to the boards!
Sign me up for Mikko Koivu and Ryan Callahan, the two guys I like the most for production in the near future.
If you feel like you need a D more than a forward, grab Faulk rather than Callahan.