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Thread: Reilly Smith or Valeri Nichushkin, rest of this year

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    Default Reilly Smith or Valeri Nichushkin, rest of this year

    Who will have a stronger finish for the rest of this year?
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    Nich is boom or bust, so I roll the dice on him
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dobber View Post
    Nich is boom or bust, so I roll the dice on him
    Yep. If the PP time starts rolling a little bit more frequently for Nichu, it could be a magical 25 or so games.
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    I voted for Reilly Smith. Seems more stable in the top 6 right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axeman33 View Post
    I voted for Reilly Smith. Seems more stable in the top 6 right now.
    I think this question really depends a lot on team situation, given the fact that one of these options is generally seen to be the safer choice (smith). If your team just needs a reliable depth option, Smith might be your guy; however, if you need a home run from that spot, and winning a championship is only going to happen if you can get a stud in that roster spot, then go with Nichushkin.

    I generally prefer the upside play when it comes to decisions like this. All it's going to take is some decent PP-time for Nichushkin, and when that happens ... look out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mounD View Post
    I think this question really depends a lot on team situation, given the fact that one of these options is generally seen to be the safer choice (smith). If your team just needs a reliable depth option, Smith might be your guy; however, if you need a home run from that spot, and winning a championship is only going to happen if you can get a stud in that roster spot, then go with Nichushkin.

    I generally prefer the upside play when it comes to decisions like this. All it's going to take is some decent PP-time for Nichushkin, and when that happens ... look out.
    If this was a keeper then I'd agree with you but in a 1yr league, I would rather the safer pick. Not enough time, especially this close to playoffs in fantasy hockey to "hope" for a home run.
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    mounD - I don't follow Dallas closely, so what will it take / how likely is it that Nichu gets more PP time? I have Hossa & Ryan @ RW (plus Neal with dual wing eligibility), so it's both about depth and something to replace what Ryan should be producing. I'm just barely holding onto the last playoff spot.

    Axeman33 - that's what my gut is saying too. Our playoffs start Mar 10, so it's a relatively short runway that I'm looking at. Even if it takes 1-2 weeks for Nichu to start picking it up, I could be eliminated already. I have Marchand at LW and Smith is performing above his career %'s (I know, it's a short career to really make any good analysis) so I have some concern about my success being tied to how well Boston's 2nd line performs. If Nichu was a clear choice, I'd swap him with Smith to diversify my team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dobber View Post
    Nich is boom or bust, so I roll the dice on him
    Same 4 me !
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    Smith to me is the better option for the rest of the season...Nichushkin would be my choice if it was a keeper
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    Smith in a 1 year, much more steady right now and is producing at a reliable pace......Nichushkin is still on waivers in one of my limited keepers. In a keeper or year two I'd take Nichushkin.

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    Default Re: Reilly Smith or Valeri Nichushkin, rest of this year

    I'd go with Smith for the rest of the season.

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