Some guys I'm frustrated with on my own team but sticking with them:
Kipprusoff - currently 1 Win, 3.42 GAA, and .859 SV%. I realize I couldn't get a bag of pucks for him right now, but as I'm researching potential trade targets I noticed a couple of interesting things regarding Kipper. First of all, the Flames as a team have allowed only 150 SOG against them this season. That's the fewest shots-against in the league and prorates to 2,050 shots against in a full 82-game season. But LAST Year, the team allowed 2,528 SOG (2,040 seen by Kipper) and he sported a 2.35 GAA and .921 SV%.
Basically, he's too good a goalie to keep letting in such a high percentage of shots. And as bad as the Flames seem this year, they're not letting up too many shots which I think bodes well for Kipper as the season continues.
Semin - I have him on my team and plan on keeping him, but I think he's a buy-low. He has 1 goal on 35 shots, which is a 2.9 Shooting%. His Career AVERAGE is 13.8%. Hell, his lowest ever shooting% aside from his rookie year was last season, shooting at 11.5%, and we all know what things were like for him last season.
Basically, he's too good and accurate of a shooter to finish the season with 6 goals (his current pace). I'm expecting a big surge at some point (hopefully stays healthy). I don't think he'll be dirt cheap because he does have 6pts in 8 games, plus he has that big name recognition, but I'd be trying to land him if I didn't already have him.
Doughty - Last one. Again I have him, but I think he's a decent buy-low candidate much for the same reason as Semin. Currently Goal-less, but with 17 SOG in 7 games, he's on pace for a total of 116 in this season (199 in a full-season - his career high was last year with 168).
Basically he's shooting more than ever, and if he scores at around his career shooting % of 7.3%, then we should see about 8 or 9 goals out of him.
I, too, am interested in hearing some underperformers who would make good trade targets at this point. I'm sitting 9th out of 12 right now and looking to start capitalizing on others' frustrations to help turn my team around.
1-Year 12-team H2H Yahoo League
G, A, +/-, PIM, PPP, SHP, GWG, SOG
W, GAA, Sv%, SO
C: Eichel, Monahan
LW: Benn, Marchand, Guentzel (C)
RW: Voracek (LW), Atkinson, Sheary (LW), Eaves
D: Byfuglien, Vatanen, Dumba, Klefbom
G: Allen, Talbot, Vasilevsky