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    Thanks for the viewpoints, everybody. Repped where I could. I was always leaning Darling, possibly because there was more "next Talbot" talk with him earlier when he went to Carolina, but it's interesting to see that it's far from a consensus.

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    Not sure if he will be quite 'next Talbot level', but with goalies you never know. We should have a really good idea after this season.

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    One other thought - if you had the chance to pick up a G in a dynasty league, would you go for one of these two, or pick up and hold Hellebuyck if he was available?

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    I don't like what happened in Winnipeg this season with their goaltender situation, so if your team has a real shot this season then I would not take Hellebuyck. Otherwise, yes take him.

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    Darling > Hellebuyck for me

    Kruger helps Darling even more. I know I am biased but I have seen a lot of Darling and it would not surprise me in the least if he is a top 10 goalie. He is crazy athletic and big. I think he'll outproduce Crawford this season.
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    He would be a great story if that happens. He's played all over the place since being drafted and has quietly bided his time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrSandals View Post
    I don't like what happened in Winnipeg this season with their goaltender situation, so if your team has a real shot this season then I would not take Hellebuyck. Otherwise, yes take him.
    Thanks for the feedback. This was my thought process at first. I just joined this league and my team is hot garbage so I have to think long term. But I'm starting to think that even 3-4 years from now, Darling might be the better play...

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    Good luck. 3-4 years is a near eternity in keeper leagues. Probably only have a 25% chance of the league still existing by then if it just started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrSandals View Post
    Good luck. 3-4 years is a near eternity in keeper leagues. Probably only have a 25% chance of the league still existing by then if it just started.
    I take your point on this for sure. But, I think this league has been around two or three years already, enough for the team I'm taking over to get as bad as it is. A different keeper league I joined two years ago (about to start my third season with them) has been going since 2009, so... maybe looking at 3/4 years is too much, but then in say 2/3 years from now, is it Darling or Hellebuyck? It seems Darling has the starter's role in Carolina for the next 4 years...

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    You've had good luck with leagues then. That's great!

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