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    Hi guys, i dont know if i should drop Atkinson...i'm in a point only league and Atkinson is a 60 pts guy. Dobber got it at 62 next year. I really like this player but if can he reach more....like 66-68 or 60 is the best he can?

    If i drop him i can draft a prospect like Suzuki/Sprong/Thomas...etc.

    Don't know what to do...

    Thanks in advance!

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    Here's a fact - he scored at a point per game level in the first 33 games of 2016-18 and posted 39 points in his final 40 games last year. I'd hold onto him, since at worst you'll get someone who tends to be scorching for part of the year, and at best he figures it all out and gives you 75+.
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    I think a lot of his success will come down to line mates, namely Panarin, if he fly's the coop which I'd assume he will I think he's good for 65-70 this season. If Panarin goes I'd assume 55-60.

    If you're a win now team then Atkinson would be a better hold, if you're on the outside looking in then rolling the dice on Sprong or Suzuki might pan out.

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    I'd keep Atkinson over those prospects.
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    Definitely don’t drop him for any of those prospects who could “maybe” do what he’s already doing.
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    Can you trade him for a draft pick and pick up Thomas? I would definitely do that if I could move Atkinson for any asset. Atkinson is too hot and cold for me. Plus, if Panarin gets traded it will hurt Atkinson's value.
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    why would you drop Atkinson for a prospect? are you trying to make room for someone? Otherwise - you're making a roster hole without someone to fill it. No guarantees any of them see a full season in the NHL. you'd be dropping 60+pts from your line up. If it's only because you want to grab a prospect I don't really see how this move makes competitive sense
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    Quote Originally Posted by RizzeeDizzee View Post
    Here's a fact - he scored at a point per game level in the first 33 games of 2016-18 and posted 39 points in his final 40 games last year. I'd hold onto him, since at worst you'll get someone who tends to be scorching for part of the year, and at best he figures it all out and gives you 75+.
    Here is another fact: over Atkinson's career, if you exclude every game in which he didn't get a point, he's been more than a point-per game player! over his career!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by als_revenge View Post
    Here is another fact: over Atkinson's career, if you exclude every game in which he didn't get a point, he's been more than a point-per game player! over his career!!!!
    Wow- That's impressive!
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    No don't drop Atkinson. He is solid at 60 points, not worth making a move for a prospect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mounD View Post
    Definitely don’t drop him for any of those prospects who could “maybe” do what he’s already doing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RizzeeDizzee View Post
    Here's a fact - he scored at a point per game level in the first 33 games of 2016-18 and posted 39 points in his final 40 games last year. I'd hold onto him, since at worst you'll get someone who tends to be scorching for part of the year, and at best he figures it all out and gives you 75+.
    Possible, but equally possible that the worst case scenario is that he doesn't get hot at all and only ends up with 50-odd points. Hopefully recent production doesn't result in that but I've never seen evidence of past streakiness predicting the future. Have you found in your analyses that those types of hot/cold periods can forecast future production? Especially ones that deal with different periods e.g. first half one year, second half another year etc.

    As for the OP, even though he could give you a range of outcomes, he still offers some stability, whereas prospects can be highly risky and not guaranteed to give you anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by als_revenge View Post
    Here is another fact: over Atkinson's career, if you exclude every game in which he didn't get a point, he's been more than a point-per game player! over his career!!!!
    Haha, awesome! +1

    I'd keep Atkinson and hope for the best!


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