In Response to Re: David Desharnais
In Response to Re: David Desharnais : Yeah sure Kennedy.This post was solely about hockey pools.Maybe if he was updating us on a little known player from the Wild or Kings for example rather than just more trying to goad folks into debate while applauding your own.I'm sure everyone in Habland would appreciate getting updates on Marchand and Kampfer.You know-just for the pools........
Posted by dezaruchi
lol, it wasn't just about pools... but if you're asking for my take on potential late (and not so late) rounds sleepers
in deeper pools next year, here it is. (note : I play in a 17 teams x25 players keepers league, so sleepers are real sleepers here)
1. Anaheim Ducks
: There shouldn't be too many suprises in Anaheim. Maybe Luca Sbisa
, a young prospect D they got in a trade sending Chris Pronger in Philly. They recently signed him for 8.7 millions... 4 years.
2. Atlanta Thrashers
: I'd take a chance with Wheeler
to have a breakout season in the next 2 years. At 6'5'', it usually takes a little more time to get going at the NHL level. Going fifth overall in 2004. I have to think Boston made a mistake trading him away. Gotta respect his 89 points in 27 games in 2003-2004. I'd also keep an eye on the team's plans for Burmistrov
... he might get more responsibility than a 4th line center... but I don't think he'll be quite ready next year. Bogosian
is also having a shitty season, so he might be available in later rounds.
3. Boston Bruins
: You know them much better than I do. Just the usual : Seguin
should have a better 2nd season and Savard
might be forgotten by a few poolers.
4. Buffalo Sabers
: Don't like that team. Just don't forget Roy
who's been injured and might appear in lower rankings.
5. Calgary Flames
: I don't expect big surprises... I've grown tired of waiting for Backlund
to break out. Maybe next year, who knows ?
6. Carolina Hurricanes
: I would be hoping for Sutter
to rack up a little more points than he did this year. McBain
7. Chicago Blackhawks
: I don't think Michael Frolik
(baby Jagr) has reached his potential yet. He might have a good 2011-2012 season if he settles in well with the Hawks.
8. Colorado Avalanche
: Don't forget Fleishmann
, they might still be available in later rounds, considering they've been injured most of this season. Erik Johnson
could also be in for one heck of a season IMO...
9. Columbus Blue Jackets : Huselius
(injured 2010-11 season...) same story. Filatov
?? I'd pick him up if he gets traded, maybe...
10. Dallas Stars :
Don't expect any big surprises.
11. Detroit Red Wings :
Same thing. One of the most predictable team in the NHL.
12. Edmonton Oilers :
Don't forget about injured D, Ryan Whitney
(27 pts in 35 games, +17) on a team which is bound for more success over the next few years. Pajaarvi
... I like his chances of breaking out next season. Especially since Penner left for L.A... he'll get his chances on the top two lines. I also think Hall, Gagner, Eberle and Hemsky (if he can, for once, stay healthy) will all have a better season...
13. Florida Panthers :
I wouldn't put a penny on the Panthers organisation for the next few years. But Booth
are worth considering if they're still available in later rounds.
14. LA Kings :
I'd take a shot on Brayden Schenn
... hoping he grabs Stoll's second line spot.
15. Minnesota Wild : Pierre-Marc Bouchard
and Guillaume Latendresse
could still be available in later rounds. They're worth a flyier in deeper leagues.
16. Montreal Canadiens :
Potential sleepers here... would be Desharnais
, and Pacioretty
might slip down the standings, so he might go unnoticed in the first couple of rounds. Lars Eller would be a "long shot"...
17. Nashville Preds :
I don't like picking players from this team. For some reason, they seem to always underachieve. Cal O'Reilly
may call for some consideration in later rounds...
18. New Jersey Devils :
If you're lucky, you might be able to grab Zach Parise
in the second round...
19. New York Islanders :
(played only 29 games this year, 16 points, +5) and Mark Streit
are worth a grab if other fellows didn't do their homeworks... Al Montoya
could be of some use if you have a habit of picking your goalie(s) late.
20. New York Rangers : Anisimov
is slowly securing his top two lines center position, but he has some competition with Boyle and Stepan... so I wouldn't put too much money on a center from the Rangers...
21. Ottawa Senators
: Nothing worth it, except for Karlsson
, who'll be grabbed by someone else... Forget the Sens
22. Philadelphia Flyers :
No surprises expected.
23. Phoenix Coyotes
: In very late rounds, Boedker
are worth considering, IMO... Tikhonov
might be in there in a year or two...
24. Pittsburgh Pens :
No surprises expected, except Jordan Staal
, who's been injured for a good part of the season. He was expected to play on a line with Malkin, but that never really happened this year. He could be in for his best season to date next year.
25. San Jose Sharks :
I would expect Vlasic
to have a much better season... Worst season this year...
26. St-Louis Blues :
Don't forget Perron
. And don't wait too long before grabbing Pietrangelo
as one of your D...
27. Tampa Bay Bolts :
The ones worth knowing are known already...
28. Toronto Maple Leafs:
Depending on how he finishes the season, I might consider Kadri
, as the Leafs seem to be getting better over time. Phaneuf
could be in for his best season as a Leaf now that Kaberle is gone...
29. Vancouver Canucks :
I don't see the day when we'll see Hodgson
in the NHL, but when he does, you have to consider that pick. Another guy worth mentionning is Cory Schneider
if he ever grabs a No 1 G spot somewhere.
30. Washington Capitals
: Marcus Johansson
could definitely be a sleeper next year, centering one of the Caps top two lines.. The other guys shouldn't be surprising us too much.