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    Hey guys, our league is expanding from 11 to 12 teams and I'm looking for advise on who I should protect. It's for the league in m sig. I'm allowed to protect 7 fwds, 2 Dmen and 1 goalie. The remaining players on my team then get split into 2 lists and the expansion team can pick 1 player from each list. My top 6 forwards are obvious in Eichel, Malkin, Backstrom, Seguin, Monahan, and Stone. On defense I'll protect Hedman and Klingberg leaving Josi exposed. Who should be my 7th forward to protect between Guentzel, Hoffman or Atkinson? Thanks in advance!
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    25 man roster, 5 man bench, 2 prospects, keep 12. Must ice minimum 4D, 1 Goalie
    Skaters 1pt G/A,
    Goalies .05pts per save, 1pts SO, .5pts per win -.25 for GA

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    Seguin, Backstrom, Eichel, Malkin, Monahan, Hoffman, Stone, Guentzel, Little, Backes, Atkinson, Silfverberg, Bennett, Andrighetto, Hornqvist

    Defence
    Hedman, Klingberg, Josi, Lindell

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    (F) Athanasiou, Rask, Strome, Grabner


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    7th forward.... thats a tough one... If I were you I would trade Josi for a forward that is better than those three mentioned. Someone needs a better D to protect what they have and would probably take Josi for a forward. You could also ride the playoff hype of Guntzel and offer Guentzel and Josi for a better forward!

    But to answer your question as is... I would have to keep Guentzel... the playoffs he had should at the very least increase his trade value heading into the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PenguinHunter View Post
    7th forward.... thats a tough one... If I were you I would trade Josi for a forward that is better than those three mentioned. Someone needs a better D to protect what they have and would probably take Josi for a forward. You could also ride the playoff hype of Guntzel and offer Guentzel and Josi for a better forward!

    But to answer your question as is... I would have to keep Guentzel... the playoffs he had should at the very least increase his trade value heading into the season.
    I was trying to do just that before the expansion was announced due to our 12 player keeper list, but since the announcement of the expansion a trade freeze has been implemented until after the new team is created.

    Guentzel is who I'm leaning towards though.
    11 team Keeper League.
    25 man roster, 5 man bench, 2 prospects, keep 12. Must ice minimum 4D, 1 Goalie
    Skaters 1pt G/A,
    Goalies .05pts per save, 1pts SO, .5pts per win -.25 for GA

    Forwards
    Seguin, Backstrom, Eichel, Malkin, Monahan, Hoffman, Stone, Guentzel, Little, Backes, Atkinson, Silfverberg, Bennett, Andrighetto, Hornqvist

    Defence
    Hedman, Klingberg, Josi, Lindell

    Goalie
    Bobrovsky

    Bench
    (G) Schneider
    (F) Athanasiou, Rask, Strome, Grabner


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    Given the trade freeze (kind of a sucky job by your commissioner springing that on you guys, by the way) I'd also go Guentzel.
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    Guentzel.


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    Guentzel me too, too much upside with Sid
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    Another vote for Guentzel.
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    I actually like Hoffman here. I think he is going to surprise a lot of people in Florida.


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