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    New league starting tonight....10 teams with these cats...

    G, A, PPP, SOG, Hits
    W, GAA, SV%, Saves

    What pick would I have to be at to go with Lundqvist or Quick? Assuming Malkin, Sid, Ovie, Stamkos, Giroux are in the top 5....do I go 6? Or are Tavares and other's smarter than a goalie.

    12 team H2H Keeper
    G,A,PP,PIM,SOG
    W,GAA,SV%,SO
    C:Stamkos,Zberg,Weiss,Eakin
    LW:Neal,Pach,Whitney,Hudler
    RW:Ovi,Perry,MSL,Kessel
    D:Yandle,Subban,Edler,Vlasic
    G: Lundqvist,MAF,Vokoun,Thomas

    10 team H2H Keep
    G,A,PP,SOG,Hits
    W,GAA,Sv,SV%
    C:RNH,Sedin,Duchene,O'Reilly,Nielsen
    LW:Neal, Couture,Kunitz
    RW:Voracek,Purcell,Nichushkin
    D:Letang,JJ,Campbell,
    G:Rinne,Pavelec,Halak,Nabokov

    14 team H2H
    G,A,PP,SHP,SOG,H,Blks
    W,L,GAA,SV%,SO
    C:Getz,Koivu,MacK
    LW:Max,Perron,Saad,Lucic
    RW:Neal,Wheeler,Callahan
    D:Weber,Seabrook,Wideman
    G:Quick,Lehtonen,Halak,Harding

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    Depends... Head to head or ROTO? If it's ROTO, then with those cats, goalies should go very early, as early as round 1.

    Generally speaking though, if you're in the top 5-6 you take a forward. In a smaller 10 team league, there's lots of goalies to go around, so I'd be inclined to wait till rounds 2-4 to pick up a goalie, depending on how things shake out and when the run on goalies happens.
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    Yes, H2H or Roto makes a significant difference.

    In 10-team H2H leagues, I believe you can wait a long, long, long time and still stock some very decent goalies with a fantastic skater team.

    Here's an example of a recent team that drafted.

    The 5/4 category split is pretty strange, I must say.
    Without +/-, don't be afraid to hike up some of those CBJ defensemen like Wiz & JJ.

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    Yeah it's a H2H league.

    We went with the 5vs4 split because people just didn't like categories like PIM, +/- or something like SO for goalies.

    12 team H2H Keeper
    G,A,PP,PIM,SOG
    W,GAA,SV%,SO
    C:Stamkos,Zberg,Weiss,Eakin
    LW:Neal,Pach,Whitney,Hudler
    RW:Ovi,Perry,MSL,Kessel
    D:Yandle,Subban,Edler,Vlasic
    G: Lundqvist,MAF,Vokoun,Thomas

    10 team H2H Keep
    G,A,PP,SOG,Hits
    W,GAA,Sv,SV%
    C:RNH,Sedin,Duchene,O'Reilly,Nielsen
    LW:Neal, Couture,Kunitz
    RW:Voracek,Purcell,Nichushkin
    D:Letang,JJ,Campbell,
    G:Rinne,Pavelec,Halak,Nabokov

    14 team H2H
    G,A,PP,SHP,SOG,H,Blks
    W,L,GAA,SV%,SO
    C:Getz,Koivu,MacK
    LW:Max,Perron,Saad,Lucic
    RW:Neal,Wheeler,Callahan
    D:Weber,Seabrook,Wideman
    G:Quick,Lehtonen,Halak,Harding

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