August 27, 2013

Dobber Sports

2013-08-27

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The Devils signed center Adam Henrique to a six-year deal worth $24 million. Well-deserved, after his incredible season that saw him rack up an eye-popping 16 points in 42 games. And no, his fancy stats weren’t that great either. The Devils hedged their bets in case he breaks out and gets 70 points. Little do they know that I’ll bet he never reaches that mark, and probably not even 65. The dollars were reasonable, so of course I’m talking about the term. I mean…it’s not like they’d be stuck trying to find a replacement if they only signed him to two years and then he walked Seriously, didn’t they just see that a Grabovski-type could be had for $3 million? That’s who will be available every summer. For that price. And we wonder why there are lockouts.

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Steve Eminger has signed to play in the KHL. He was living year to year, just barely getting NHL contracts. And I guess he was sick of the uncertainty (and low ice time).

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My Hockey News article yesterday tackles the Penguins and Sharks, offseason fantasy look…

 

 

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Blockbuster trade yesterday in one of my keeper leagues. Since I’m low on rambling fodder, I’ll go over it with you. If you don’t like it, feel free to skip down to the youtube clip.

 

 

 

 

It’s my original keeper league – 24 years and running strong (13 teams). Points only, rosters of 20 skaters and positions do not matter. Count the Top 12 at the end of the year, playoffs count as a separate contest and there are three rounds of drafts each year.

Here was my dilemma. I had five draft picks and three of them were very good ones. I had nobody I could drop. My team, in order of how I value the players in this format (remember – positions don’t matter so d-men are a liability, if anything…and playoffs count so strong playoff teams are worth a little more):

Malkin, Evgeni

PIT