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04-17-2012, 01:31 PM
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Players perceived as one way offensive players taken in the first 3 rounds such as Jagr and Selanne are getting greater respect than ever so I wouldn't count their teams out just yet if I were you.
I am no proponent of defensive hockey, but I always had my best success when starting my teams from a strong defensive base (Harvey, Cook, Nighbor // Lidström, Sakic, Gadsby) and building the offense around that. When I tried to start teams around offense with Esposito and Coffey (only counting the teams that were really mine - I didn't call all the shots when Nalyd and I co-GMed), I was much less successful. But perhaps that's just me. I've generally been better at building forward lines than I have been at building defensive units, so I tend to favor paying full price for defensemen early and scooping forwards late. As Bill Walsh once said, "A lot can be done with a good scheme on offense. On defense, you simply need the athletes."

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