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Salem's Lot

Andy Moog! Andy God Damn Moog!
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Jul 15, 2005
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Gallows Hill
I checked three times, hopefully I didn't miss something and either of these guys are already taken. If they are I have backup plans.

Rounding out my top four defense unit with:

Erik Johnson, D

In net:

Braden Holtby, G
 

burstnbloom

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Jul 12, 2005
1,878
Filling out our top six with a player who has some positional versatility (he's a winger but is a Center by pedigree). He is a former 2nd overall pick who has widely been seen as a bust but has really come into his own these last few years riding shotgun with Eichel. He's a skilled player who is very effective on the power play and in the O-zone. Since he moved to the right wing three years ago, he is 14th in points in the NHL, making him a dangerous 2nd line RW. We expect 25 goals and 60 points out of him.

RW - Sam Reinhart - Buffalo Sabres

Fiala (3.0)-Barkov (5.9)-Meier (6.0)
Kreider (4.6)-Larkin (6.1)-Reinhart (3.65)
Xxx-xxx-xxx
Xxx-xxx-xxx

Hedman (7.87) - Spurgeon ($7.57)
Reilly (5.0)-xxx
Xxx-xxx

Carter Hart (.730)
Xxx

Cap number - $50.42
remaining space - 30.58
Roster spots remaining - 10
Avg cap hit remaining - $3.05m
 

RedOctober3829

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Jul 19, 2005
43,911
deep inside Guido territory
I am also filling out my top 6 with this pick. I need some toughness combined(71 hits) with skill and am thinking this All-Star player fills the need. He fits also with the growth of this roster only being 24 years old. I select Tyler Bertuzzi, LW, Detroit.

Hall-Point-Rantanen
Bertuzzi-Hughes-Palmeiri
OPEN-Hischier-OPEN
OPEN-OPEN-OPEN

Provorov-Weber
OPEN-OPEN
OPEN-OPEN

Binnington
OPEN
 

veritas

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Jan 13, 2009
2,993
Somerville, MA
Right after my last pick I realized this guy was somehow still available, I'm very glad he fell back to me. Jakub Voracek, RW, PHI and his luscious red hair and beard.

Current roster:

Panarin / Backstrom / Voracek
Landeskog / W. Karlsson / ?
? / R. Johansen / ?
? / Hintz / ?

? / Dougie
? / Burns
? / ?

Frederik Andersen / ?
 

Scoops Bolling

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Jun 19, 2007
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I am also filling out my top 6 with this pick. I need some toughness combined(71 hits) with skill and am thinking this All-Star player fills the need. He fits also with the growth of this roster only being 24 years old. I select Tyler Bertuzzi, LW, Detroit.

Hall-Point-Rantanen
Bertuzzi-Hughes-Palmeiri
OPEN-Hischier-OPEN
OPEN-OPEN-OPEN

Provorov-Weber
OPEN-OPEN
OPEN-OPEN

Binnington
OPEN
I considered Bertuzzi for each of my last...I dunno, 4 picks? Real nice get this late.
 

thehitcat

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Nov 25, 2003
1,921
Windham, ME
Sorry for the wait. Picking another Moscow kid despite the stupid haircut Nikita Zadorov, D, Colorado Avalanche

Ovechkin-Malkin-Kovalchuk
Tarsenko-Kuznetsov-Radulov
OPEN-PutiOPEN-OPEN
OPEN-OPEN-OPEN

Kulikov-Zaitsev
Zadorov-OPEN
OPEN-OPEN

Bobrovsky
OPEN
 

TSC

SoSH's Doug Neidermeyer
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Oct 25, 2007
9,564
Between here and everywhere.
ESA BIRD? No.

ESA PLANE?

NO!

ESA LINDELL?? YES!

From Dallas!


Yes! The defensemen who has played the most shut down minutes while his team has been shorthanded. He's also a top 25 D in minutes, while taking more than 55% of his starts in the defensive zone.

Still young at only 25 years old, he's rounding out (what I feel) is the best young D in this fantasy draft. He's won't do a ton on offense, but that's not really what this team needs at this point. We've got enough O, time to solidiy the D.

Alex Debrincat (22) / Elias Pettersson (21) / Mitch Marner (22)
Max Domi (25) / Charlie Coyle (28) /

Brandon Carlo (23) / Thomas Chabot (23)
Hampus Lindholm (26) / Esa Lindell (25)

Igor Shesterkin (24)
 

veritas

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Jan 13, 2009
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Somerville, MA
Sorry for the wait. Picking another Moscow kid despite the stupid haircut Nikita Zadorov, D, Colorado Avalanche

Ovechkin-Malkin-Kovalchuk
Tarsenko-Kuznetsov-Radulov
OPEN-PutiOPEN-OPEN
OPEN-OPEN-OPEN

Kulikov-Zaitsev
Zadorov-OPEN
OPEN-OPEN

Bobrovsky
OPEN
Perfect, leave the great hair guys for me
 

LogansDad

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Nov 15, 2006
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Alamogordo
Like most of my picks, this guy probably isn't a great one, but I have a soft spot for the guy, because I used to watch him play in the minors and the eye test back then told me he was a good, hard skater with speed, and he has a nice shot to go with it. He was also an epic shit stirrer back then, which is something my team is currently lacking.

Andrew Mangiapane, LW, Calgary
 

TheRealness

Don't make him go all Lucic on your ash
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Feb 8, 2006
11,037
The Dirty Shire
Cam Fowler, LD

Leaves me with:

B. Tkachuk- Aho-Gallagher
XXX-Ryan O’Reilly-XXX
XXX-L. Couture-XXX

Oliver Ekman-Larson- Carlson
Cam Fowler-Ristolainen
XXX-XXX

Tuukka Rask
 
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PedroSpecialK

Comes at you like a tornado of hair and the NHL sa
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Dec 12, 2004
25,446
Cambridge, MA
I suppose I should pick a goa- just kidding, building a do-it-all second line with a proven 25+ goal scorer

The PSKs select RW Reilly Smith

Svechnikov - Seguin - Kucherov
----------------- - Cirelli - Smith
----------------- - Nelson - --------------

Josi - Ellis
Ekholm - -------
 

Dummy Hoy

Angry Pissbum
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Jul 22, 2006
6,465
Falmouth
Not that exciting, but adds some grit and room to grow on the right side...very capable 2nd pair future shutdown D Erik Cernak.

Lee (29) - Barzal (22) - Koneckny (23)
Ehlers (24) - Horvat (25) – Yamamoto (21)
XXX - XXX - XXX
XXX - XXX - XXX

Yandle (33) - Makar (21)
XXX – Cernak (22)
XXX - XXX

Gibson (26)
XXX
 

cshea

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Nov 15, 2006
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306, row 14
Gaudreau - Eichel - Stone
DeBrusk - Dubois - Monahan
Kaako - Schenn - XXX

Heiskanen - Jones
XXX - XXX
 
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NYCSox

chris hansen of goats
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May 19, 2004
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Checks first page of thread. Checks again. Checks last couple of pages of thread. Checks again. Wait no one took this guy? I was debating whether to fill out second line, start third line or fill out second pair. But you guys made the decision easy for me. Continuing the buildup of the best young D corps in our league, we're adding a fine shutdown right defenseman who can also chip in 25-30 even strength points. And we love the contract (4 more years at $4.025).

Brett Pesce, D

Kyle Connor (23) - Leon Draisaitl (24) - Brock Boeser (23)
Filip Forsberg (25) - Tomas Hertl (26) - Open
Open - Open - Open
Open - Open - Open

Zach Werenski (22) - Ryan Pulock (25)
Josh Morrissey (25) - Brett Pesce (25)
Open - Open

Darcy Kuemper (29)
Open

Salary limit - $81.5 million
Total so far - $49.167 million
Remaining balance - $32.333 million for nine slots
 

TFP

Dope
Dope
Dec 10, 2007
18,333
Sorry Nap, Dummy Hoy picked him in the third round.
Yeah - it's not like one person is continually updating the first post to avoid this situation. I even spelled it right too.

I'm taking a guy who was hurt this year, but put up 40 goals last year and slots right in on my RW2 and my middle age line. CAM ATKINSON, RW, COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS.

Skinner (27) - Giroux (32) - Pastrnak (23)
Wheeler (33) - Kopitar (32) - Atkinson (30)
XXX - Duchene (29) - XXX
XXX - XXX - XXX

Hughes (20) - Trouba (26)
XXX - DeAngelo (24)
XXX - XXX

XXX
XXX
 

The Napkin

wise ass al kaprielian
Dope
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Jul 13, 2002
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Tanner Pearson, VAN

He played for 3 teams 1 year, someone's bound to hate him. Plus Tanner is an adjective not a name.
 

Scoops Bolling

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Jun 19, 2007
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I was between this guy and Atkinson with this pick, and TFP made it easy on me. A grossly underrated playmaker and goal scorer because he plays for a shitty team in a shitty market, he's put up at least 25 goals in three straight seasons, and is a deadly PP weapon. The possession metrics love him as well, showing his teams playing much better on both ends of the ice whenever this guy is out there. While he's a FA after the season, he shouldn't command too much of a premium contract, and he'll slot in really nicely alongside Nate MacKinnon while adding a bit of a veteran presence to what is otherwise a very young team. Jeremy Jacobs' Penny Pinchers selected Evgenii "Daddy" Dadonov, LW.


Evgenii Dadonov (31) - Nate MacKinnon (24) - Elias Lindholm (25)
Jakub Vrana (24) - Sean Couturier (27)- Bryan Rust (27)
Open - Open - Open
Open - Open - Open

Rasmus Dahlin (20) - John Marino (22)
Open - Filip Hronek (22)
Open - Open

Connor Hellebuyck (26)
Open

Cap Situation:
Nate MacKinnon $6.3 million (2022-23)
Connor Hellebuyck$6.167 million (2023-24)
Elias Lindholm $4.85 million (2023-24)
Sean Couturier $4.33 million (2021-22)
Evgenii Dadonov $4.00 million (2019-20)
Bryan Rust $3.5 million (2021-22)
Jakub Vrana $3.35 million (2020-21)
Rasmus Dahlin $0.925 million (2020-21)
John Marino $0.925 million (2020-21)
Filip Hronek $0.714 million (2020-21)

Total: $35.061 million
Limit: $81.5 million
Space: $46.439 million
 

kenneycb

Hates Goose Island Beer; Loves Backdoor Play
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Dec 2, 2006
13,267
Tuukka's refugee camp
Well shit. Was getting ready to pick either Dadanov or Atkinson (Go BC!).

With one Eagle off the board, another one must rise up. And with that, I am taking Kevin Hayes, C. He's had an up and down year in his first year in Philly, but playing in Philly will do that to anyone. He's a big body who is decent at the dot and can play up and down the lineup and on the PP and PK, so I can see him swapping in and out with Danault as the 2C. Still only 27 so should be coming into his prime. Like Klingberg, I'm banking on a return to form for Hayes to help solidify my team down the middle.

Huberdeau - McDavid - Mantha
Nylander - Danault - xxx
xxx - K. Hayes - xxx
xxx - xxx - xxx

Klingberg - Pietrangelo
xxx - Ekblad
xxx - Fox

xxx
xxx
 

Over Guapo Grande

panty merchant
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Nov 29, 2005
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Worcester
I can't believe this guy is still on the board!! </sarcasm> He was an Olympian!! A 50 goal scorer in the past 5 years combined.
Ok, he has been bad, but pickins are slim when you can only pick guys from the tub... Plus veteran presence or something.

RYAN CALLAHAN, RW
 

Haunted

The Man in the Box
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Aug 23, 2006
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Ok, I searched and don't think my wrap-around choices have been selected alread.

MikeMikeMike! chooses:

Michael Rasmussen - RW (sometimes center). Youth, size, some scoring ability (That hasn't quite developed in the NHL yet).
Mike Reilly - D. Stay at home guy, seems like a decent minutes-eater. Not a lot of scoring.

Mike Hoffman - Mika Zibanejad - Mikael Granlund
Open - Mikko Koivu - Michael Rasmussen
Open - Mikael Backlund - Open
Open - Open - Open

Mikhail Sergachev - Michal Kempny
Michael Del Zotto - Mike Reilly
Open - Open

Mikko Koskinen
Open
 

Over Guapo Grande

panty merchant
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Nov 29, 2005
1,795
Worcester
ERIK GUDBRANSON D

@TFP looks like the selection roster is off one person. It has Kenney taking Callahan, and Hayes to Scoops... that is as far back as I went, though.

GUENTZEL- KADRI - VAN RIEMSDYK
ZADINA CALLAHAN TUCH
SOBOTKA
C RW
LW C RW


CHYCHRUN DEKEYSER
GUDBRANSON
D
D D


Grubauer
G
 
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kenneycb

Hates Goose Island Beer; Loves Backdoor Play
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Dec 2, 2006
13,267
Tuukka's refugee camp
Jason Zucker, LW

Guy has speed, does a great job at creating chances and can kinda score. Could be interesting to put him up top with McDavid and have them fly around the rink together. Still only 28, so has a few good years left in his tires.

Huberdeau - McDavid - Mantha
Nylander - Danault - xxx
Zucker - K. Hayes - xxx
xxx - xxx - xxx

Klingberg - Pietrangelo
xxx - Ekblad
xxx - Fox

xxx
xxx
 

Scoops Bolling

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Jun 19, 2007
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I was split between two guys here, and ultimately chose the one that fit the Penny Pincher's ethos of well...penny pinching...a bit more. Another big, young mobile defenseman, this guy gives the Penny Pinchers a quartet of rapidly improving young defenseman who can help drive the team's transition game. Paired with Filip Hronek, this D-man amplifies that second pairing's real physical and shot blocking edge, while also being able to make some plays himself. Jeremy Jacob's Penny Pinchers select Marcus Pettersson, D.

Evgenii Dadonov (31) - Nate MacKinnon (24) - Elias Lindholm (25)
Jakub Vrana (24) - Sean Couturier (27)- Bryan Rust (27)
Open - Open - Open
Open - Open - Open

Rasmus Dahlin (20) - John Marino (22)
Marcus Pettersson (24)- Filip Hronek (22)
Open - Open

Connor Hellebuyck (26)
Open

Cap Situation:
Nate MacKinnon $6.3 million (2022-23)
Connor Hellebuyck$6.167 million (2023-24)
Elias Lindholm $4.85 million (2023-24)
Sean Couturier $4.33 million (2021-22)
Marcus Pettersson $4.02 million (2024-25)
Evgenii Dadonov $4.00 million (2019-20)
Bryan Rust $3.5 million (2021-22)
Jakub Vrana $3.35 million (2020-21)
Rasmus Dahlin $0.925 million (2020-21)
John Marino $0.925 million (2020-21)
Filip Hronek $0.714 million (2020-21)

Total: $39.081 million
Limit: $81.5 million
Space: $42.419 million
 
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TFP

Dope
Dope
Dec 10, 2007
18,333
I'll take a top pairing D who plays over 20 mins/game to provide some experience on my 2nd pairing.

BRIAN DUMOULIN, D, Pittsburgh Penguins

Skinner (27) - Giroux (32) - Pastrnak (23)
Wheeler (33) - Kopitar (32) - Atkinson (30)
XXX - Duchene (29) - XXX
XXX - XXX - XXX

Hughes (20) - Trouba (26)
Dumoulin (28) - DeAngelo (24)
XXX - XXX

XXX
XXX
 

NYCSox

chris hansen of goats
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I can understand why this guy slipped as he is having an off year by his standards most certainly due to the back injury caused by a Bortuzzo cheap shot. But he's only 27 and a proven 30 goal scorer and should bounce back once fully healthy. And a sweet contract as well (4 more years at $4.25M).

Viktor Arvidsson, RW

Kyle Connor (23) - Leon Draisaitl (24) - Brock Boeser (23)
Filip Forsberg (25) - Tomas Hertl (26) - Viktor Arvidsson (27)
Open - Open - Open
Open - Open - Open

Zach Werenski (22) - Ryan Pulock (25)
Josh Morrissey (25) - Brett Pesce (25)
Open - Open

Darcy Kuemper (29)
Open

Salary limit - $81.5 million
Total so far - $53.417 million
Remaining balance - $28.083 million for eight slots
 

The Napkin

wise ass al kaprielian
Dope
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Jul 13, 2002
22,257
right here
Guess I'll fill out my 2nd line.

The Kings didn't want him. And he's a Canuck. So not wanted and automatically hated. And Cat Belanger can fight with Lindsey Vonn.

Tyler Toffoli, RW
 

Dummy Hoy

Angry Pissbum
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Jul 22, 2006
6,465
Falmouth
Vince Dunn

Lee (29) - Barzal (22) - Koneckny (23)
Ehlers (24) - Horvat (25) – Yamamoto (21)
XXX - XXX - XXX
XXX - XXX - XXX

Yandle (33) - Makar (21)
Dunn (23) – Cernak (22)
XXX - XXX

Gibson (26)
XXX
 

PedroSpecialK

Comes at you like a tornado of hair and the NHL sa
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Dec 12, 2004
25,446
Cambridge, MA
Top-pairing guy who can slide in on d-pair 2, and plays all special teams.

The PSKs select D Darnell Nurse

Svechnikov - Seguin - Kucherov
----------------- - Cirelli - Smith
----------------- - Nelson - --------------

Josi - Ellis
Ekholm - Nurse


Cap picture:
Seguin ($9.85m)
Kucherov ($9.5m)
Ellis ($6.25m)
Nelson ($6.0m)
Smith ($5.0m)
Josi ($4.0m this year, then $9.059m)
Ekholm ($3.75m)
Nurse ($3.2m this year, then $5.6m)
Svechnikov ($0.925m)
Cirelli ($0.728m)

Total cap hit: $49.2m this year, growing to at least $56.7m. Looks like some tougher choices on the road to $81.5m