Hey guys, i haven't seen Sturm in the lineup for a couple of days so i was wondering if anyone knew if he was injured. I don't follow Boston that much cause i'm a Hab fan, but i picked him in my hockey pool so now am concerned... Where do you guys see him playing this year? If I remember correctly, he was playing on the second line with Bergeron last year berfore he got injured. Thanks, and good luck with your season!
How bout some of you great, knowledgable Bruins fans joining my league tonite? Draft is 8:45 Eastern. Three Bruins fans are already in, and Im hoping to get more. I've run leagues for years, so theres no worries about who is in charge. Check my record, I emplore you. I'm looking forward to a great LIVE Draft tonite. Hope you'll join in the fun. League name is "Hungry Bruins". Password is Fenway. It is on Yahoo!!
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I had two drafts over the weekend. The first was for a Yahoo league with people from the Bruins Usenet newsgroup. Most of us aren't over on Usenet much anymore but we've been doing a league for years, so it's kind of become a tradition.
Here's who I drafted for that Yahoo league. It's a head-to-head scoring system. There were 12 teams and I had the last pick of the first round. I think this team is going to be great on PIM and it otherwise pretty well balanced.
My other league is over at ESPN. It's one I'm doing with people over at EHMTheBlueLine. We did a league at Yahoo last year an did it rotisserie style. This year we're doing head to head. We've also decided to make it a keeper league. We had 14 teams drafting here and I was drafting somewhere near the middle. You'll notice a lot of Bruins on my team. If I didn't see someone I really liked, I said "Screw it!" and just drafted a Bruin of that position. I think this might have been a bad idea for me. I have 7 out of my 17 players on the Bruins.
Oh and this morning I got an email from my wife's cousin asking me to join a league he is doing.
I'm playing fantasy hockey for the first time. The draft was tonight and while I missed out on a bunch of my targets (always right as my pick was coming up too) I'm pretty happy with my team. However, since I'm a noob I'm not really sure. Any opinions/thoughts/advice? It'd be much appreciated. Thanks!
10 team head to head
Goals (G), Assists (A), Plus/Minus (+/-), Powerplay Points (PPP), Game-Winning Goals (GWG), Shots on Goal (SOG), Faceoffs Won (FW)
Wins (W), Goals Against Average (GAA), Save Percentage (SV%), Shutouts (SHO)
My team: "PK's Right Testicle"
C: Mark Savard
C: Olli Jokinen
C: Anze Kopitar
LW: Daniel Sedin
RW: Jarome Iginla
W: David Backes
W: Brad Boyes
W: Alex Burrows
W: Blake Wheeler
D: Shea Weber
D: Kevin Bieksa
D: Ryan Suter
D: Keith Ballard
D: Mathieu Schneider (out for at least the first 10 games)
D: Willie Mitchell
G: Niklas Backstrom
G: Tomas Vokoun
BN: Dan Hamhuis
BN: Daymond Langkow
BN: Brooks Laich
BN: Jonathan Quick
Obviously my team is very heavy on Vancouver, Nashville's D, St. Louis, Boston, Calgary, Florida and to an extent LA. These are all teams that I expect to do well and I think these will all be plus players. I really like my goaltending, even Quick, although my target was to have Luongo instead of Vokoun. I love my D although I wanted to get the production of Wideman or Morris in there. Sturm was supposed to be my secret weapon off the bench. In case of an early injury I already have my eyes on FA's David Moss, Dustin Byfuglien, Rene Bourque, Adrian Aucoin, Robyn Regehr, Dennis Seidenberg, James Wisniewski, and Mike Smith.
Joseph LaMonica... your league doesn't using PIM in their scoring? That's a shame. You've got a few guys on your team that strike a really nice balance of points and PIM. Still, overall it looks like a decent team to me. You guys went with large rosters though.
Thanks! I get that remark a lot about my avatar. My dog is a funny girl.
So how come your commish left out PIM? IMO, it makes you think more about how you draft. Without PIM, there are a lot of defensemen that are useless. It also makes you think more about what type of forwards you want to have.
Many suggest M-Stu is a full fledged top-4 guy at this point, but he's been a regular for like 3 years now...so yea, he made the team.
He's a solid d-first defender, and probably the second strongest bruin behind big Z. His shot is really underrated, if he used it more he might be good for more than the 15pts he usually puts up...though he admittedly has never sniffed the Power Play.
Hammill needs to build more body mass, and improve his skating; but despite a somewhat up and down first year pro, he had a strong camp. Last cut along with Brad Marchand. His skill level is probably NHL, but his confidence and body need time to develop.