Good day all. I've made a few moves over the course of this awfully long "off-season" and have gotten to a point where I don't really care to make anymore until a season starts. As you'll note from my team below, I'm currently holding six tenders. I recently dropped Peverly to pick up Khudobin to handcuff with Rask. This is a full keeper league btw. As our league is weighted towards goaltenders and I drafted 13th out of 14, I decided early that any ground that I've lost due to a lack of scoring will need to be made up on the back end. I intend to keep 5 goalies for at least this season and depending on what happens down the road, I may move to 4 keepers. As of right now, Rask and Ward are my 1-2 guys for this season. I also have Reimer (his #1 status will be determined by what happens with Luongo), Vokoun (could be a good back-up on a good team, with B2B games and especially if Fleury goes down again) and then two rookies, Khudobin (from what I've seen this season has been faltering a bit but with Rasks injury history...) and Lehner (has been lights out in the AHL and could steal the #1 in Ottawa this season or next).
Do you agree with my assessments above? As well, when I look to move a tender, which two would you suggest I get rid of at this time? And why? I will attempt to trade, but there's never any gaurantee there and may have to just suck it up and drop one. There are currently 7 franchises carrying 3 goalies and 2 carrying 2 goalies so there should be some trading partners out there, especially if any of them have poor starts.
I'm leaning towards holding off on any move until training camps end and the start of the 2nd week of the season as I'm hoping to contend but will need to add some scoring before we get too long into the season. Right now, the season's only going to be 9 weeks long so waiting much beyond the 2nd week to do anything could be damaging as I would expect most leagues to be quite tight races.
Thanks for your comments.