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Catering to the lighter side of Fantasy Hockey
by David Dickenson
You DONíT wanna be that guy!
Itís almost fantasy hockey draft time if thereís a season and the trash talk has already started and many of the proposed rule changes are being bandied about like politicians filibustering to get their legislative changes through the House of Commons. Hearing all this double-talk and non-sensical jibber jabbering about something
Most hockey fans realize that a quality goaltender is an important piece to any success both for actual NHL teams and in fantasy hockey. Stability in net is a key to nearly every team that reaches the elite level of play.
A few friendly conversations with FHC's own Kevin Gesterling had me thinking about how we as fans and as fantasy GMs assess netminders. We all have the same statistics from the same players to judge but come to different conclusions.
Here are mine about
The Rangers have traded centers C Artem Anisimov, C Brandon Dubinsky, D Tim Erixon and a 1st round pick to Columbus for W Rick Nash.
The Rangers add scoring, and Columbus in my mind gets 2 good centers, a prospect defender and a 1st round pick.
This just begs the question, what is the price for Bobby Ryan? We'll see.
Updated 07-26-2012 at 15:46 by Blogger Gesterling
With most of the big free agents off the market, save names such as Alex Semin and Shane Doan, the focus of many hockey prognosticators now shifts towards the regular season.
While plenty can still happen between now and puck drop, it's really never too early to start taking a stab at where off-season jostling should land teams within the standings.
This weekend, Boom City takes a good long look at the [B]Western Conference.[/B]
The Western Conference remains
Reports are in saying that the Philadelphia Flyers have agreed to terms with D Shea Weber on a 14 year, $110M deal which averages $7.85M per season. I have a couple of thoughts on this news.
1. Will Nashville match the offer? Another could be, can they afford not to? I mean lets look at it this way, if they don't they'd be down two defensemen this off-season without anyone nearly the skill level coming back. However on the flip side
Updated 07-19-2012 at 17:09 by Blogger Gesterling