Upon my dismal performance in my usual fantasy hockey league last year I have tried to prepare myself better for this coming year. Although I did succumb to some awful luck. I drafted 9th overall, and took Praise. Luckily do to the dismal start of the Devil I packaged him and Zajac and jumped all over my first offer of Lecavliver and Nash. All in all, I finished dead last but I had Tim Thomas, so I just kept him for laughs.
This leads me thinking of this year, who should I take if I grab first overall?
Usually this would be a no brainer, Sidney Crosby. But as we get closer and closer to the season, we are getting no definitive answers on his health.
I think given the first pick I'd take Stamkos, with Ovi tempting me greatly and if I was 2nd I'd take him. Third, I'd take either Sedin.
On defencemen, I grabbed Mike Green in the past two years in a row, with one overwhelmingly successful year, and one disappointment. This year I'd have to go with Visnovsky if given the option, Lindstrom as my 2nd and third would have been Keith Yandle, but I'm weary of the Coyotes this season. So for third I'd take Shea Weber.
On goalies, 1st. Ward. 2nd. Kippusoft 3rd. Lundvquist.
All three of these goalies are workhorses on their teams, and all three ended up in the top ten for wins last season.
So to summarize my targets for this coming year:
Forwards: One of:
Henrik or Daniel Sedin
Defence: One of:
Goalies: One of: