Re: The dillemma of Niemi & Lehtonen
Answering you in order:
1. The handcuff isn't worth a tier 3 guy as I see it, even in your league setup which maximizes their value. Yes, you can lock up the number of wins Dallas has, which is 17, but it requires 2 roster spots. There are 15 goalies who alone have 16+ wins this year so far.
2. I'd definitely be dropping one or both at the end of the year, if nothing changes. With Hellebuyck & Murray you are well positioned for the future.
3. The best thing I can think of is to try and trade them for one of the following types of returns:
Option 1: Fleury. This would be ideal, as it handcuffs Pittsburgh for you this year, and frees up a roster spot. You will likely have to give something extra, but could be worthwhile, depending on the pieces moving around.
Option 2: A disappointing starter who is somewhat entrenched on a poor team. Schneider on NJ fits here.
Option 3: Another disappointing tandem, but one where one at least has good rate stats, and you hope for upside where they may run with the job. The hope here is that one of those two has more value moving forward.
10 team Head-to-head true dynasty. Roster 33, draft 2, cut down before season. Start 1 G, 1-2 backup G's, 6 D, 12 F arranged in 4 lines of 3. Only categories that matter are Goals, Assists, Save% with a shutout bonus. Having NHL teammates helps.
Backup G: Mrazek
D: Carlson, Niskanen, Orlov, Letang, Klingberg, Gostisbehere,
F1: Benn, Seguin, Tavares
F2: JT Miller, Tatar, Nyquist
F3: Voracek, Giroux, MacKinnon
F4: Wheeler, Schiefele, Pavelski
D: Ekman-Larsson, Werenski, Barrie, Yandle
F: Stamkos, Killorn, Bailey, Point, Namestnikov, R Strome, Labanc, Guentzel, Bjorkstrand