I'm in a bind with injuries in my salary cap dynasty league. Have Kipper and Gustavsson both on the shelf, and so no active goalies. We have a one start minimum so even though Kipper went down I was covered last week. Now that Kipper is gone for two weeks I'm in trouble here. Waiver wire is picked clean, only Chris Mason and Marty Biron available, but no guarantees they will poach even one start a week to cover my minimum. Coming here for advice is highly unusual since this is the UHL and it is 100% dobber forum regulars so there are no secrets by doing this.
Before I go any further here's the context. I didn't include skaters since that is quite a long list, 40+ names. If you guys want I can add that, but I'm mostly looking for some general thoughts.
W, GAA, SV%, SV, SO
Kipper, Gustavsson, Lack, Tokarski, M.Jones, Driedger, Whitney
Here's the ones that intrigue me most
Brodeur or Griess for at least one good prospect +
Backstrom for Kipper
Nabokov for Gus +
For the price I'm not really considering Brodeur. I'm not a playoff team and he's likely done after next season so he doesn't really fit given having to move young guys for a short term gain. If I was a contender that would be a whole other story. Griess on the other hand is interesting, some potential if he could get out from behind Niemi. In the meantime can he really be counted on to get at least one start a week? No sense trading for him if he can't help me there.
Nabby has more tread on the tires than does Marty and can more easily bridge the gap to my farm goalies. Does suck to move Gus as I'm with Goldman that the change of scenery may be what it takes to get him right. Might not either, but seems like a good fit and a good gamble.
That brings me to the Backstrom offer. This one is the most interesting. Skill wise he's not a huge step down from Kipper. We all know the downside, he's a BAB whereas until now Kipper has been a rock. Neither one is going to be a starter that much longer. Three, maybe four years for Backs and four sounds right for Kipper. I still feel that a + is needed for Kipper. Maybe a good goalie prospect or skater upgrade?
In my mind it comes down to either Backs or Griess, with Nabby a possibility if all else fails. What say you?