Well, looks like I get to play Guerzy first round.
I can't help but think that I'll end up having some bad luck and I'll lose to the guy who tried to deplete his roster in order to tank. =P
To be honest with everyone, though, I did not tank. I traded off assets, but I then picked up what I felt were the best quality assets or replacements on free agency. Burmistrov was hot, Ponikarovsky was hot, Ekman-Larsson is pretty good himself, I figured Slater would come through for us a bit here down the stretch, and when the Sens acquired the top goaltender in the AHL, Ben Bishop, I picked him up, etc. And even after the trade deadline when I sold off assets to protect or help myself this offseason, I still had the itch to win. Last but not least, most of my top draft picks are from other teams in which I acquired.
Yeah, luckily got him. A risk, but had to drop Johnson anyway. Actually was a bit surprised that he had been so cold for such a long time... should have dropped him weeks ago with his back problems and such.
A small suggestion for next year would be to have a 6-12 bracket as well where those teams play for placement in the year-end standings (giving owners whose teams aren't in the top 6 at least a little excitement to play out the string while the NHL regular season winds up)....