Jesus, my 3rd and 4th lines are going to be pretty damn pimp. A lot of great defensive forwards to be had.
Also, all of my scrubs (to meet roster minimums) will be 50k free agents. That should save me quite a bit of money actually. And they are actually half useful in an emergency situation... unlike draft picks.
I just signed a scrub goalie for 50k. He's replacing my old backup that made 1.5M for 5 games.
Sweet. I am still trying to get a "real" backup for about 400k that would have an EPA somewhere in the 70s.
Origin: I'll think about your offer. It all depends on what happens with salaries tomorrow. Townsley scored much less last season because I had him in a more defensive role with less skilled wingers than he'd had previously.
As of now the odd men out are Hoffman, Russel, Morgan, and Tovar(just a cheap roster filler). Did I make the right choice benching these guys? Hoffman has been my bottom pairing RD for years and Morgan was pretty solid this year. Plus, Russel is making 2 mil and is getting better every day. I just don't know if they are better than anyone else on the team.
I have 12 bids in now that only total 2M dollars. All are players 23 and under.
If the drafts stay crappy, these guys will be the next generation and they will be extremely solid when the talent starts to drain from the league.
yeah this is the same thing i'm doing. i've only grabbed 5 so far and i figure i probably wont be around when they become useful but when they do this team'll be on autopilot. they're in the perfect spot of having a TRV well within the ranges of what a #1 pick in Japan 1.1 would have (so they never get too expensive) but at the same time they have EPA's through the roof.
regarding trades and wages...
say a player is making 4mil for a coach. when he gets traded his wage doesnt change no matter what right?
Trades always change things. However, while the numbers on that player might not appear to change TO YOU, the OTHER manager will not see the same numbers you do (think mostly Negotiations and Player Relations, however the league the other manager in makes a huge difference, as does country).