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My Custom Lineup
Taylor Hall ($3.750m) / Mikko Koivu ($6.750m) / Tyler Seguin ($3.550m)
Kyle Turris ($1.400m) / David Krejci ($5.250m) / Damien Brunner ($1.350m)
Nick Foligno ($3.083m) / Adam Henrique ($0.854m) / Vladimir Tarasenko ($1.750m)
Danny Cleary ($2.800m) / Mikhail Grigorenko ($1.775m) / Todd Bertuzzi ($2.075m)
Drew Doughty ($7.000m) / Nikita Nikitin ($2.150m)
Brendan Smith ($0.875m) / Cam Fowler ($1.400m)
Chris Tanev ($0.900m) / Tim Erixon ($1.750m)
Cory Schneider ($4.000m)
Mike Smith ($2.000m)
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(these totals are compiled with the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $70,200,000; CAP PAYROLL: $54,462,499; BONUSES: $9,237,500
CAP SPACE (20-man roster): $21,002,501
Good young team vying for both the SC and rebuilders cup.
Rolling all 4 lines and 3pairings of D in a shirtened 48 game NHL seasons (or 1 year more of experince in a full season in 13/14 if there is no season this year) this young and balanced team is ready to break out and build a dynasty for years to come.
First Line features Hall and Seguin, 2 emerging stars and the top 2 picks from the 10 draft centered by a very excellent but often forgotten Mikko Koviu who lead Minny to a 27-20-8 record with him in the lineup last year and 8-16-3 during his absences. Still only 30 an dflanked by 2 emerging stars he will have his career year this year.
2nd Line features Kyle Turris 23(), David Krejci (26) and Swiss sensation Damien Brunner (26). Kreji is a solid 2way player who excels at both ends of the ice and is creative to set up his linemates and score.
Having Turris who can also fill in at center was vital to this team, after being mismanged and losing time last year he is set for a breakout fit for a #3 player in the draft which he was in 07.
Swiss sensation Brunner is ready for prime time in the NHL and brings experience, speed and scoring and is the possession type of player the WEED covets.
3rd line is also extremly strong with center Adam Henrique (22) coming along very well as an excellent 2 way center. He in fact is so polished and versatile that he would not look out of place on our 1st line either.
Flanking him on the left side is Nick Foligno an industrious excellent 5-5 2way player who brings grit and scoring ability.
On the right side is one of WEED's top contenders for this years Calder trophy Tarasenko who was tied for 5th in KHL goal scoring in 12 as a 20 year old and is keeping an excellent pace with a PPG in the NHL flooded KHL this year. His thick frame and short strong stocky body will make his transition easier than for other slight European players.
4th line features future star Mikhail Grigorenko who is having a dominant 2nd season in the QHL and has the size and skill set to have an outstanding Calder season this year.
Flanking this outstanding big rookie are two accomplished veterans the big smooth skating Bertuzzi who still can create space for his line mates out on the ice and handle his own offensively.
Dan clearly fills out the 4th line and top 12 forwards and is very dependable 2 way player who can play in any position and any situation and not look out of place.
1st pair Drew doughty who emerged last year with an epic SC drive performance and will be the centerpiece of this rock solid team for years to come. His partner is the unheralded Nikita Nikitin who is finally emerging as a big 2 way threat which makes this pairing great on both ends of the ice.
2nd pair is lead by the al;ready experinced 20 year old Cam Fowler who can log heavy minutes and is great at both ends of the ice. Young (23) but brought along slowly by the /wings is Brendan smith who provides great puck skills and agility from the back end. His defense might not be world class yet but he is improving and has shown his defensive chops in his college days (WCHA defensive player of the year in 10). His edgy player will force opposition players to keep their heads up.
[/B]3rd pair[/B] is lead by a quiet but efficient Chris Tanev who simply moves the puck out of his own zone with efficient passes and rarely makes a mistake. Much like Niklas Hjalmarsson, his name won't be known by many in fantasy hockey circles but NHL GM's and coaches would all love to ahve him on their team.
The 2nd member of the 3rd pairing is highly heralded 2 way prospect Tim Erixon, who is having an outstanding 2nd season in the AHL and is NHL bound as soon as we resume play.
Those in the know say that Ranger GM tried to peddle Kreider back to Columbus in the rick Nash trade but Columbus wasn't fooled and held out for the Rangers top prospect in Erixon and the whole deal almost fell apart as Sather was seen crying after the trade. He sold it off as tears of laughter after watching yet another torts interview on you tube but those in the know, yes that's you Stan Fischler, report that Sather didn't want to do Erixon straight up for Nash. (Okay I was on a good run but went all NYR fan on my man Erixon there sorry).
In net we have the solid combo of Corey schneider who is ready to emerge as a top notch starter in the NHL and we have a very steady solid Mike Smith to play in a round 15 games to keep both guys fresh for our Stanley Cup run in a shortened 48 game season.
WEED has a young puck possession style of team with great size and skating ability and offense from the back end to make a deep Stanley cup run and begin the new dynasty in the 19 team NHL (Thanks Gary Bettman).
This line should be a dominating when it hits the ice. Crosby is the best player in the league. Every Pens fans dream line mate for Crosby is Parise. They play a very similar style and we expect them to not only play a quick strike offense but also be able to cycle down low. Horton is no slouch himself. He's been a 30-30 guy without extremely elite linemates so we expect even better numbers coming from him.
Clowe - O'Reilly - Eberle
I am very happy with this second line. I think these guys will compliment each other very well. I would just like to remind everyone that O'Reilly scored 55 points as a 21 year old with his best linemate being a rookie and whole playing Selke caliber defense. Eberle is just an impressive creative forward. He will probably split time between this line and the Crosby line. Clowe is the gritty guy who's job will be the front of the net and for puck retrival.
Kulemin - Nielsen - Clutterbuck
We expect this line to get the puck deep and punish the defenseman. It will also be our shutdown line to play against opposing top forwards though we aren't worried about any line really. Nielsen played huge minutes for the Islanders last year as a defensive center. Despite not having a great offensive year, Kulemin still played some great defensive hockey. Clutterbuck will be expected to be the big hitter as always. Stir up trouble and grind it out.
Martin - McClement - Eller
A very good 4th line. McClement is great for face-offs and on the PK. Martin is physical. Eller will bring some creativity to the 4th line.
Enstrom - EJ
Staal - Faulk
Klesla - Ellis
The first two pairings will probably split the majority of the time with Klesla filling in more defensive zone starts for Faulk. Despite being young, this defense have all played HUGE minutes for their respective teams. Faulk was spectacular for Carolina. EJ is often seen as a disappointment because he hasn't lived up to his draft hype but he is still a very good defenseman and we still believe has the potential to be a #1. Klesla is probably one of the most underrated defenseman is the league as he plays a lot of the very important defensive movements in Phoenix as a big compliment to their other defenseman. Ellis will have limited minutes (mainly because we have 5 guys that can play 20 minutes and in all situations). He will be used as a weapon the PP and be eased into ES minutes. Staal is a guy we just acquired. He complete our defense, giving us 5 realizable defenseman. He is more of the defensive guy.
People can say what they want about Fleury but he was good enough to win a cup behind a very unspectacular defense. A lot of his problems have come from playing too many games and having his defense play absolutely horrid in front of him. While he may never have the top numbers in the league, we still firmly believe that Fleury is a top ten goalie.
Last edited by Pitt's Best #87 #66: 01-02-2013 at 09:30 PM.