Forum Buzz: Dropping Hellebuyck?!; Caufield; Vas vs. Kuch; Josi vs. Theodore; Ranking Defencemen & more”

Rick Roos


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Topic #1In a 12 team, keep 8 league starting 4C, 4LW, 4RW, 6D, 2G and with 4 reserves plus minors eligible players (ten can be kept – <83 GP for skaters, <51 for goalies) and with categories of G, A, Pts, PPPts, SOG, FOW, +/-, HIT, BLK; W, SV, SV%, GAA, a team won the league with the following roster:

C – Aleksander Barkov, Mika Zibanejad
C/RW – Blake Wheeler, Elias Lindholm, Joe Pavelski
C/LW – Brock Nelson, Tomas Hertl
LW – Alex Ovechkin, Brady Tkachuk
RW – Patrick Kane
LW/RW – Andrei Svechnikov
D – Dougie Hamilton, Cale Makar, Ryan Pulock, Aaron Ekblad, Matt Dumba, Jake Muzzin
G – Connor Hellebuyck, Semyon Varlamov,