Trevor Daley vs. Anton Stralman
Keeper leaguers! Which late-blooming rearguard is the better fantasy own: Trevor Daley or Anton Stralman?
It's back to defensemen this week, with a battle between Trevor Daley and Anton Stralman. Both quite unexpectedly set career highs in points in 2014-15, so the question is whether we should expect more of the same going forward, or are either or both at risk of crashing back down to earth in 2015-16. Time to find out – Cage Match starts now!
Career Path and Contract Status/Cap Implications
Daley was a second round draft pick back in 2002; and hopes were high when he ended up playing in 27 games for the Stars in 2003-04 at age 20. But things didn't work out well, as he posted just 32 points in his first 182 NHL games.
Starting in the 2007-08 season, Daley embarked upon an astonishingly consistent run of seven straight campaigns where he posted 22 to 27 points (including a 24 point pace in lockout-shortened 2012-13). So you can imagine the surprise of poolies to have seen Daley post 38 points this season, and in just 68 games (46 point full season pace) to boot!
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