Re: Keeper Help- unusual format
If everybody keeps 5 players, that means those first 5 rounds of the draft don't actually happen, right? Which would mean a 6th round pick becomes a 1st round pick? Unless this is a new league, you probably know from past years whether people typically keep 5 or fewer... I feel like it would be most strategic to keep all 5, so it's probably pretty likely that most everyone will do that, which means you won't actually lose many actual draft picks. I'd say keep Backstrom, Eberle, Mackinnon, Karlsson and Varlamov.
10 team pts-only keeper league - keep 12 plus 8 from past/present farm. No bench: entire active roster counts. Goalies: 2 pts/win + 3/shutout. 82 adds / year. NHL playoffs count for separate prize.
Fwd: E Malkin, J Tavares, J Huberdeau, M Scheifele, D Brassard, M Zuccarello, T Teravainen, N Bjugstad, J Silfverberg, N Bonino, T Pearson, P Datsyuk, A Cogliano, J Chimera, V LeCavalier
Def: O Ekman-Larsson, D Byfuglien, J Carlson, J Faulk, D Pouliot, N Hjalmarsson
Goa: H Lundqvist, P Mrazek, K Lehtonen
K Turris, B Pirri, A. Martinez
C McDavid, J Eichel, M Marner, D Strome, A Vasilevskiy, S Theodore