Expert’s Audit – Next Year I want to beat Russ Miller!

Ian Fergusson





Welcome to the final audit of the 2008-09 season for Dobberhockey and for my fantasy hockey blog over at Hockey Analysis.  We’ll be picking this up again soon though, I just don’t think that there’s going to be anything until after June’s draft or so.  For the most part the audit for this month only answers one question, who do you keep?  


Robert Wilson (his buddies call him Bubba) lives in the Ottawa area and plays in a 12 team keeper there.  Bubba caught my eye this month because he titled his email “Next year I want to beat Russ Miller”, and I certainly get that.  It looks like Russ Miller (or Comish as he’s known at Dobberhockey) will finish in front of me too in the Expert’s League this year even though I did manage to lead the pack for 2 months or so.  Comish is a bit of a magician with this fantasy hockey thing so I feel your pain here Bubba.





Bubba didn’t want any help with his team this year, the season’s already over for him, the question of the month was, who does he keep for next year?  He gets to keep 10 options at any position and 2 rookies at any position.  There are some obvious selections here and quite a decision when it came down to crunch time.

The scoring categories in his league are: G, A, PTS, +/-, PIM, PPP, SOG, W, GAA and Saves.  Let’s take a look at Bubba’s Boys.

F Mike Richards PHI – some have been touting him for the Selke and I think he’ll be a finalist but not the winner.  He’s a really nice option in a league like this.
F Dany Heatley OTW – well, he won’t get the 50 goals I was expecting this year but if the Sens play next season like they have since February then he’s got a decent shot at returning to 50 soon.
F Ales Hemsky EDM – he’s worried he’s turning into a checker, but defensively responsible doesn’t mean you’re a checker.  He&rsquo