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    yes precisely it is a risky way to go because like you said you can be devastated by a bad game and past two seasons owning G and Voracek I've basically thrown plus minus out the window but winning multiple titles across two leagues past 3 years I am sold on fact it means nothing if you dominate other cats. When it is a deadly duo a la Seguin/Benn you are more than likely to get those good nights than bad.
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    Even if two linemates heat up you still need others on your team to heat up as well (independently of those two) in order to have a great week overall.
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    agreed but the team went 19-2-1 in the reg. season that year so no issue there. You can see the team in it's entirety a couple posts back to give you an idea of the well rounded-ness. Team was not solely reliant upon Stars duo, Markov and Subban were honestly the tandem that killed my opposition as they gave me 110 points combined from the back end and killed it in multiple other cats. Dubnyk also put up video game numbers post deadline trade to Minnesota.
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    RW: Simmonds

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    D: Hedman, Ristolainen, Josi
    G: Jones, Murray


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    There's still nothing in there that points to the duos being the specific reason for your team's success. So Markov and Subban had a good year. Yay! Subban and a productive dman from another team would have also given you great results.
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    You're absolutely right but they certainly did not do anything to hinder my chances and I love seeing my squad get 2 PPP on 1 goal.
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    D: Hedman, Ristolainen, Josi
    G: Jones, Murray


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    This was a fun/interesting read, thank you for sharing your thoughts Luigi and everyone else. I've always tried to pair players together, specifically for power play points, it just makes sense. Getting multiple fantasy points on a single goal is always a delight I am apart of a pool where we get together at a bar, hold a live draft and once the draft is over, that's it. No adds/drops or trades. The team you draft is the team you have all season. It is a points only. This is the pool I especially try to pair guys up in. This past season I was really looking forward to the Nashville power play and managed to draft Subban, Josi and Johansen. It didn't end up working out all that greatly between the Subban injury and Nashville's power play being middle of the road but I stick by that strategy and would do it again in the future.

    In a head-to-head format, I agree it is a bit more risky but I still like the idea. There have been great arguments for and against this strategy but I still like it and like someone above me has said, it makes watching games much more interesting. So now, I come to you guys and ask me if I went overboard here. I just made a trade (with fellow Dobber guy, Eskimo Brother) and the thought behind this was to pair guys up again. This trade was agreed upon before stumbling onto this thread, fyi. The league is in my signature, limited keeper, keep 6 forwards. I had Barkov, EB had Scheifele. The kicker is I already owned Laine and Ehlers. When EB made Scheifele available I pounced. Now if you compare Barkov to Scheifele, points and peripherals are pretty even with the edge in points going to Scheifele this past season. Now the cost to acquire Scheifele was 4 rounds and roughly 50 drafts spots. First 11 rounds are reserved for keepers. I sent Barkov + a Round 14 (3rd) pick to EB in exchange for Scheifele + Round 18 (7th). Without taking into account Barkov's injury history and Scheifele possibly regressing next season, and looking at this from a purely pairing point of view, what do you think? I'm not asking to rate the trade because I believe the trade was a good one for both teams, EB is a very smart fantasy guy. I want opinions from my side of the deal. Is pairing up 3 forwards from a single team too much? If they end up being Winnipeg's top line and/or PP1 unit next year I could be laughing with Wheeler (and to an extent Little) being the only two players in the way of this happening.

    Not trying to hijack the thread but thought this could be used as a good example for both sides of the argument. Thanks guys.
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    I guess I'm odd, because when I look at trading Barkov + 3rd for Scheifele + 7th, I rate it without considering the fact that you have other Jets players. That just seems irrelevant to me. [Would you trade McDavid for Matthews to pair up some Leafs?] I do like the deal for you, though. Probably break even this year with the pick, but beyond that....I much prefer Scheifele. I just don't trust Barkov or Florida.

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