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    Owner just offered me a trade which would send me Mike Smith/Ehrhoff for my PK. I rejected it because losing PK would deplete my D right now. Same owner dropped Varly last week which I picked up off of waivers. Now that Hiller got pulled and Fasth is playing out of his mind, I have been debating picking him up. Not sure if I should have declined the Smith trade. My 2nd goalies have even inconsistent so far. His other D are Letang, Gologoski, Timmonen. So do I stay put, counter the offer or drop Backstrom or Varly for Fasth?

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    LW - Nash, Lucic, Benn LW/C
    RW - Ovechkin, Hossa, Gaborik
    D - Subban, Edler, Enstrom, Seabrook, DelZotto
    G - Rinne, Lehtonen, Schneider

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    You might want to wait until one of the forum heavyweights chimes in (haha), but for what it's worth, I'd stay put.

    Subban is a beast with your stats (he is anyways, but with hits and PIM he's 10x better than Ehrhoff), and if you got Smith in return, I'm not sure it's a big enough upgrade over Backstrom (especially since Smith has been pretty stinky so far) to warrant moving Subban.

    Since it's a weekly start league, I'm not sure how much value you'd get out of Fasth (all depends on how long Hiller is out/if Hiller picks it up once he returns). That being said, I'd drop Varlamov over Backstrom and who knows, maybe you could trade Fasth to the Hiller owner.

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    This looks like a decent buy-low opportunity IF you think Mike Smith will bounce back. Ehrhoff isn't a bad D man to have. Personally, I don't think Mike Smith will have a season like last year, but I've never even watched him play, and I've maybe watched 2 phoenix games over the last couple seasons.

    Since you only start 4 D a week, I think the BEST move for you to make at this point would be dropping one of your D men (Carlson? Hamilton? Pitkanen? Depends on what stats you need) and grabbing Fasth. Sit on Fasth for a week or 2. If he pans out, and you have 4 starting goalies, then move one for an upgrade in your lineup. If one of your starts falters (Varly or Fasth probably) then you can drop him and grab another D. I guess moves like this are a bit riskier in a shortened season, but you could be adding a lot of value to your team. There MUST be managers in your league who need help at G position.

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    Drop carlson grab fasth
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    Unfortunately we can only have one extra player for each position or I would drop Carlson for Fasth. Thanks for the input.
    10 Team Roto Keeper League (keep 4) - G, A, +-, SOG, PPP, SHP, PIM, Hit, W, GAA, SV%. Start 2 C, 2 LW, 2 RW, 4 D and 2 G per week.

    C - Getzlaf, Thornton, MacKinnon C/RW
    LW - Nash, Lucic, Benn LW/C
    RW - Ovechkin, Hossa, Gaborik
    D - Subban, Edler, Enstrom, Seabrook, DelZotto
    G - Rinne, Lehtonen, Schneider

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    Quote Originally Posted by charmin1073 View Post
    Owner just offered me a trade which would send me Mike Smith/Ehrhoff for my PK. I rejected it because losing PK would deplete my D right now. Same owner dropped Varly last week which I picked up off of waivers. Now that Hiller got pulled and Fasth is playing out of his mind, I have been debating picking him up. Not sure if I should have declined the Smith trade. My 2nd goalies have even inconsistent so far. His other D are Letang, Gologoski, Timmonen. So do I stay put, counter the offer or drop Backstrom or Varly for Fasth?

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    Decline the Smith trade and keep PK. Since you have 2G starts, I would keep Varly. I would drop Pitkanen, who isn't much of a difference maker, and pick up Fasth.
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