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    Quote Originally Posted by finnys_fanatsy View Post
    I’m shoppin Piets and Petry and Laine to get the best deal
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    Skaters: G,A,STP,SOG,TOI,HITS,BLKS
    Goalies: Winx2+OTL+SHL, Sv%, SO
    Start: 3C,3LW,3RW,4D,2G - Bench of 4
    C- MacKinnon, Zibanejad, O'Rielly
    LW-​ Rust, J.Robertson, Marchessault
    RW- Svechnikov, Necas, R.Strome
    D- 'Streamer', Dahlin, Ferraro, Martinez
    G- Vasilevskiy, Saros
    Bench- Malkin, Lehner, Sorokin, 'Streamer'
    IR- Ehlers, Chabot, Bennett, Andersen, Weber
    Picks- 8,9,9,10,10,11,11,12,12,12,13,13,14,14
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    Quote Originally Posted by Palefa View Post
    I am in a win now (next year) situation. It is good that you challenge me on this move. The next question is therefore: what's next with Laine? Is he able to bounce back in Columbus? His shot rate has drop to 1.9 per game while it was always over 3. And he is still getting PP minutes and over 17min total per game.
    A good question. No one has a crystal ball here and I certainly don't, but I'm convinced that Laine will bounce back. He's 24 years old and has put up no less than 50 pts in his career including 3 seasons of over 60 in his short 5 year NHL career. These are pretty impressive numbers with the exception of this years anomaly. If Torts is gone, or Laine is traded, I fully expect him to rebound. That said, there is risk that this regression continues. Continuing on discussing risk, we need to take a hard look at what might be in store for Caulfield and Raymond. All to often the expectations associated with prospects prove to be a bit optimistic. If we are talking a Crosby, McDavid or a Matthews, well, that's one thing, but I just can't see either Caulfield or Raymond fitting into that elite group that immediately transitions into the NHL and produce big numbers right from the get go. Rather, there will be a learning curve and if all goes well, steady improvement. And yes, there is risk that one of these guys doesn't pan out as expected, this is a reality we see time and time again with top ranked prospects that struggle early on. All this to say, if I'm in win now mode, I'm comfortable with the risk associated with keeping Laine rather than the risk associated with hitching my wagon to totally unproven prospects.
    14 Team Roto; Keep 25; 12 F, 6 D, 2 G; 10 Farm; 5 Bench; 3 IR

    Scoring Cats: G, A, Pts, PIM, Hits, BS, SOG, F Points, D Points; Win+Ties+SO, GAA, SV%

    F: Aho, Gaudreau, Kucherov, Dadonov, Barkov, DeBrincat, Lemieux, Vrana, Dvorak, Backstrom, Goodrow, Rakell

    D: Rasmus Andersson, Petry, Pietrangelo, Trouba, Roy, Klefblom

    G: F Anderson, Rask

    BENCH: Griess, Saros, Carrier, Dube, Bemstrom

    FARM: Krebbs, Boqvist, Gundstrom, Lunderstrom, Ryan Suzuki, Pierre-Olivier Joseph, Mahura, Nils Lundqvist, Engvall

    IR: Aston-Reese, Kadri, Marino

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    I fully agree with this, but if Laine stays, another keeper must go (Pietrangelo, Petry, Fiala or Seguin)... so it is not only Caufield + Raymond vs Caufield, there is another keeper that havd to go!

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    Default Re: Who should not be kept here?

    I hear you. All I can suggest, as others have, is shop AP, Petry and Laine and see what happens. In fact I'd throw Fiala and Seguin into the mix as well. You do need to make a drop one way or the other but the more options you have the better, but, it's a bit of work, however, it could pay off. Decent prospects for AP, Petry, Fiala and Seguin might work. The trick is to find a compromise whereby you remain competitive next year and stash some prospects for the future. That's not easy but it's worth pursuing. All the best, good luck! Keep us posted.
    14 Team Roto; Keep 25; 12 F, 6 D, 2 G; 10 Farm; 5 Bench; 3 IR

    Scoring Cats: G, A, Pts, PIM, Hits, BS, SOG, F Points, D Points; Win+Ties+SO, GAA, SV%

    F: Aho, Gaudreau, Kucherov, Dadonov, Barkov, DeBrincat, Lemieux, Vrana, Dvorak, Backstrom, Goodrow, Rakell

    D: Rasmus Andersson, Petry, Pietrangelo, Trouba, Roy, Klefblom

    G: F Anderson, Rask

    BENCH: Griess, Saros, Carrier, Dube, Bemstrom

    FARM: Krebbs, Boqvist, Gundstrom, Lunderstrom, Ryan Suzuki, Pierre-Olivier Joseph, Mahura, Nils Lundqvist, Engvall

    IR: Aston-Reese, Kadri, Marino

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