August 11, 2010

Jeff Angus

2010-08-12

 

Belanger fantasy breakdown coming as soon as the signing is confirmed. Sounds like Washington.

 

I’m going to get back to my Top 10 Keeper lists this weekend, as I’m just about set to unveil my goaltenders.

 

Back in April/May, I compiled lists for my top 10 centers, left-wingers, right-wingers,

defensemen, and combo (pts + PIM) players.

 

With Teemu Selanne returning for another season, how does Anaheim's secondary scoring look?

 

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Assuming Bobby Ryan signs (which will happen), the Ducks second line is Lupul, Koivu, and Selanne. Of course Ryan may be put there to spread things out, but let's assume the big three are put together on the top line.

 

Lupul is coming off of a serious back injury. Koivu was very good last season and has more gas in the tank than Selanne.

 

Matt Beleskey's value has gone down a bit with the signing, as it bumps him out of the top six. However, he is only a Lupul slump/injury away from sliding up.

 

Chicago convinced Nick Boynton to come back for another year at the league minimum. Boynton is only 31 (he seems a lot older to me), and he should compete with Hendry, Vishnevskiy, Connelly, and Lalonde for minutes.

 

Hendry and Boynton are the only two with one-way contracts, so they have an early advantage at cracking the roster. Hendry has some decent offensive upside (20-25 points). Most of us don't play in leagues deep enough for him to have value, but there are a few 50-60 roster player leagues out there.

 

Enforcer John Scott will primarily "play" forward. He is a liability on defense and was consistently burned playing on the back end in Minnesota last season.

 

Not sure what Toronto’s rush with D’Amigo was. He clearly isn’t NHL ready, and would probably benefit more from NCAA hockey than playing in the AHL. I guess they disagree with me.

 

Trevor Daley is a tough player to figure out. He is an amazing skater and he thinks the game well (aside from brain cramps from time to time), but he has yet to record over 25 points at the NHL level.

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