Sunday, September 16, 2007
So, How Did I Do?
So James Mirtle, who has a great hockey blog that breaks a ton of news, is the commish of a Yahoo fantasy league. He filled the league with "a handful of bloggers/media" and was kind enough to let lil' ole me in. There are 16 teams and the 20 round draft was held today.
Here is some league info:
Roster Positions: C, C, C, LW, LW, RW, RW, F, F, D, D, D, D, Util, G, G, BN, BN, BN, BN, IR, IR, IR, IR
Stat Categories: G, A, +/-, PIM, PPG, PPA, GWG, SOG, W, GAA, SV, SV%, SHO
And here is the team I mostly drafted (I had to autodraft the end to make it to work on time) and some notes on why I picked each player:
1. (2) Sidney Crosby - highest draft pick I ever have had. Roberto Luongo went first overall.
2. (31) Chris Pronger - Even without Niedermayer, he is a fantasy stud - shots, pp points, PIM.
3. (34) Pavol Demitra - once the season starts he will likely be available at two positions (rw and c) and when healthy, and when Gaborik is healthy, he is a 90 point player.
4. (63) Alexander Semin - I am praying for no sophomore slump, especially now that he has a great center to play with.
5. (66) Chris Mason - Yes the Preds lost their top five players, but the replacements they brought in were all more defensive so he may not get wins, but he will get saves. Plus I didn't realize goalies would go so fast so he was the best that was left at this point.
6. (95) Michael Nylander - Mostly loved him as a Ranger, alongside Ovie he could get 70 assists.
7. (98) Sami Salo - When healthy, he puts up the points and a good number of them are on the power play.
8. (127) Markus Naslund - Can he rebound from a lousy year last year? I hope so. He used to be great.
9. (130) Michal Rozsival - Power play quarterback in New York ... 'nuff said.
10. (159) Josh Harding - He looks like a future Vezina winner and if Nick Backstrom falters at all, he will start in net for the Wild. I am a fan of his, he has good character.
11. (162) Robert Lang - Plus/minus may kill me but he should get a lot of points playing alongside Marty Havlat.
12. (191) Pierre-Marc Bouchard - He has mad skills - none defensive - but that's ok, this is fantasy where defense doesn't count.
13. (194) Martin Erat - Solid left wing, he will be counted on to put up top line minutes in Nashville. Love this goal he scored too.
14. (223) Robyn Regehr - Without Roman Hamrlik, he will get more pp time in Calgary, and he gets good plus/minus and a few PIM.
15. (226) Michal Handzus - Top line center in L.A., he should rebound from an injury-plagued year.
16. (255) Daniel Carcillo - I loved this kid at the end of last year. 18 games, seven points, three of them power play goals. Oh yeah, and 74 PIM. Plus/minus will suck though on Phoenix.
17. (258) Chris Osgood - Dom Hasek is old, like almost your dad old, and he can't play every game - he has AARP meetings to attend and the like. So Ozzy is a solid backup pick.
18. (287) Tobias Enstrom - This guy may come in and take the pp qb job in Atlanta from Alex Zhitnik. Then again, he may not.
19. (290) Jaroslav Hlinka - Prior to camp the Aves were hoping he would take the second line center slot. If so, that's huge. If not, well I can always pick someone else up.
20. (319) Dan Hamhuis - Someone has to take Kimmo Timmonen's minutes and pp time. Why not him?
>And I already have a waiver claim in to change one of the last three guys.
So, how do you think I did? Can I win?