quick shot: how three it can be

Well, we’re halfway through the season and coming into one of the trade deadline for the league too and Fantasy Sports Tarnation I’m feeling no less hockey hooey than I was when this fiasco began. The hockey season has been so blah for me I’m actually looking more forward to baseball than the summary of NHL right now. Then again, Washington is wasting away. The current situation is first place is out by a good stretch but not un-attainable to reach, I’m in third but the distance between second and forth is mere points and although we don’t shuffle much in the standings it is highly possible to drop from second to say fifth on a bad streak. Then there’s another larger gap moving into the rest of the teams which challenge for those bottom spots.

Due to the truncated season there seems to be a lot less tolerance for lackluster performance and in that a lot of player shuffling overall. This makes it more difficult to predict daily outcomes because of the instability of some rosters (if this were a normal year, we’d would have a much firmer cap on moves than we do right now).  Really though, I’ve only made three major roster moves. Early on I pulled off this straight up trade C Tomas Plekanec (Mon) > C Mike Ribeiro (Wash) which has paid off in dividends with Ribs production for the Caps. Speaking of the Caps I also put together a three player deal to bolster my D by moving G Michal Neuvirth (Wash) & RW Vladimir Tarasenko (StL) for D Slava Voynov (LA) at a time when Neuvy was actually in net and not bouncing off the IR. And speaking of the IR D Mike Green (Wash) was dropped with the first sight of his injury and in the subsequent player shuffle I picked up RW Blake Wheeler (Win) who’s numbers confuse me why is previous manager had dropped him (I think it was as part of an unbalanced trade to make roster space, can’t confirm).

I’ve been thin all season on goalie and in that I miss terribly the tandems (maybe I should have kept Price instead) I’ve had in the past since neither Linbeck nor Neuvy paid off and although Allen looks like maybe he will pay off in short term so far for my tricycle of goallies.  Furthermore, there are three guys terribly under-performing: Parise (who’s disappoint far and wide), Ovechkin (who at least ranks for scoring) and Kessle.  After that you would expect maybe more from Giroux and maybe Wheeler and Marleau… However, the D corps are about where I want them to be with three performing very well..  Here’s how it all pans out for the number three team:

Stats among forwards
LW Alex Ovechkin (Wash) #21 Goals (tie)
LW Zach Parise (Min)
LW Matt Moulson (NYI) #15 Points, #15 Assists (tie)
C/LW Patrick Marleau (SJ) #7 Goals
C Mike Ribeiro (Wash) #8 Points, #3 Assists (tie)
C Mikko Koivu (Min) #25 Assists (tie)
C/RW Claude Giroux (Phi) #25 Points (tie), #20 Assists (tie)
RW Phil Kessle (Tor) #25 Points (tie), #25 Assists (tie)
RW Blake Wheeler (Win) #8 Goals (tie)
RW Jordan Eberle (Edm)

Stats among defense
D Dustin Byfuglien (Win) #10 Points (tie), #10 Assists (tie)
D Keith Yandle (Pho) #10 Goals (tie)
D Slava Voynov (LA) #7 Assists (tie)
D Sami Salo (Tam) #10 +/-
D Raphael Diaz (Mon)
D Tobias Enstrom (Min)

G Jimmy Howard (Det) #10 wins, #10 SVP (tie)
G Jake Allen (StL)
G Anders Lindback (Tam)


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