Draft on Tuesday (rep)
Turns out I have the fifth overall pick coming up on our keeper league draft on Tuesday.
TEAM IS IN SIG
More than likely Galy, Yak, Grigorenko will be gone. Granlund was taken last draft, ditto with Baertschi.
As you can tell by my team in the sig, my team is pretty stacked. I'm wondering where I should draft and who I should draft.
Gustav Nyquist has caught my eye, sounds like he'll be given first and second line minutes in Detroit
Cam Atkinson, alot of people like, I can see myself drafting I just dont know what his upside is
Brendan Smith: Gonna get lots of minutes in depleted Detroit lineup. Good for PIMS too
Chris Kreider: From the sounds of it has oodles of upside, but there is a lot of people/wingers on the Rangers he'll have to fight for ice time
Jakob Silfverberg: Don't know a hell of a lot about him other than the fact he lit up the swedish elite league last year and has a slow start in the A this year.
Charlie Coyle: Lit up college and the Q, not doing too bad in the A
Those were some of the guys I was eyeing, if any of you have any solid ideas as to who I should take, please, I'm all ears (and a fat rep will be thrown your way!)
I can't really fault a lot of those guys. If it were me, my top 3 would be...
And they are in no particular order.
I'm always a fan of taking those that are really close to making it. From your list, I like Kreider and Smith. If all those good forwards are gone, I'd also look at elite defense like Ryan Murray and Morgan Reilly.
My thoughts too. I think I need someone who's close to making it, just to put me over the edge
Originally Posted by gainerama
Well one of Bart or Grandlund IF available. If not, Nyquist (you can never have too many quality wingers) OR Smith would be my top two. Was going to say Shultz but you already own him. Reilly was a very good suggestion too. Are guys like Tarasenko and Faulk gone?? Good luck on tues.
Originally Posted by 9601
Have you considered trading the pick? It seems like youre talking about a lot of prospect-type guys but if your team is stacked, shouldnt you be looking for somebody whos going to contribute this season? And a 5th overall pick is still pretty high so you might be able to squeeze value out of somebody. Just a thought.
Yes I have let the league know I'm willing to deal the pick for center or goalie help.
Originally Posted by Luffy D Monkey
No one's really answering the bell.
Yes Tarasenko is gone and Faulk isn't. Been thinking bout him too!
Can't thank you guys enough for the suggestions, I'll rep when they let me!
If anyone has anybody else or wants to confirm other peoples thoughts please let me know!
In no particular order.
With a team like that, it's nice to have a project prospect to look after and groom into your lineup.
Nyquist, Faulk, Smith, and Reilly would be my top 4 in order.
Originally Posted by Mr. Guru
Just out of curiousity, how come there isn't much love for Kreider? Because of his talent level or the amount of forwards NYR have?
I've personally never thought he would be a big time scorer.
I think his playoff performance did wonders to increase his value in fantasy circles. I'm not buying it.
I'm with COD here, not a huge fan of Kreider either.
Originally Posted by Call of Doughty
Can I ask why you're looking for center help?
Originally Posted by 9601
I honestly can't see the reason for it. Tavares, Stamkos, Kopitar, Benn, Read has to be one of the best in the league. Are you trying to upgrade Read?
You're arguably more weak on the LW with Clowe and Franzen being band aid banner boys or RW with Downie and Nino pulling up the rear.
Even your goaltending isn't all that rough with Smith, Fleury and Rask.
I would definitely look to upgrade Clowe/Franzen or the LW, Downie/Nino on the RW before looking center help. Even before trying to upgrade your goaltending.
I don't know, maybe I'm missing something.
But definitely Nyquist first.
I would definitely agree with you, I didn't take into account that Benn will be Center pretty much all season. Good point!
Originally Posted by reinjosh
I've been trying to flip Franzen for a long time. No one seemed to like his 10 GWGs last year.
Wow. So this is how it turned out (the top 5 picks at least)
5 (me). Grigorenko
Thanks for all the input lads! I'm going to use those suggestions and hopefully get a third round steal!