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    I'm in a 14 team, standard yahoo scoring, no special defense scoring cats., keeper/dynasty salary cap league and torn on a decision I need to make by Saturday morning. I'm over the cap and need to eliminate one of these options-

    #1 Dany Heatley

    #2 Niklas Backstrom (G,MIN) & Pick up Ray Emery (that's all that's left!!!)

    #3 Luke Schenn/Corey Crawford

    Current roster-

    Forwards- Backstrom (WSH), Koivu (MIN), Malkin, P.Kane, E.Kane, Heatley, Kreider, Desharnais, Simmonds, Eller, Tlusty, Paajarvi

    Defense- Chara, Burns, Schenn, Niskanen, Weber, O'Brien

    Goaltenders- Brodeur, Backstrom, Crawford

    Since it's a 14 team, 21 man roster, with 3 goalies, I can find somewhat of a serviceable forward to plug in if I axe Heatley.....

    I'm very tempted to buy out Backstrom and pick up Emery, but goalies are hard to fin in this league...... And he's a UFA after next year, which means I will lose him and I can't trade him because of his 6M price tag........


    Am I right in leaning towards cutting Backstrom?????

    All thoughts or quick comment sare appreciated.

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    As you said, Heatley is easier to be replaced via FA so you have to drop him over Backstrom. Your goalies aren't that strong so that you could let Backstrom go.
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    Really appreciate it....... I think Heater will have a bounceback year, but Emery is significant enough of a downgrade over Backs, that i think i am forced to buy out Heater.

    Thanks for the reply and I'll wait for a few more replies to trickle in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rustyram78 View Post
    I think Heater will have a bounceback year.
    If I had a nickle...
    13 team Keeper, top 8F, 4D and 2G count. 1pt G/A, 2pt W/SO.
    Protect b/w 375 - 400 points in a full season

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    D: Suter, Markov Streit, MacDonough, Kulikov

    G: MAF, Crawford, Dubnyk, Lehner

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    haha...... Yeah I know.... But THIS year is different, right??

    I'm 98% sure Heater is gotta be my cap casualty.....

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