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  1. #1
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    Staal vs Gaborik

    Who do you prefer in a keeper:
    12 team, keep 8
    Stats: G, A, +/-, PIM, PPP
    Positions: C, C, LW, RW, W, W, UTIL, D, D, D, D

    Current keepers:
    C: Sid, Malkin, E Staal
    LW: Jamie Benn
    RW: Marian Hossa
    D: Byfuglien
    G: Luongo, Schneider

    Obviously C is the position of strength - I personally prefer Staal if positions are ignored (Probably the main reason is that I don't fully trust Gaborik's health still), however would it make sense to swap Staal for Gaborik anyways since it might be easier to find a third C than it would be to find winger depth?

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    Senior Member All-Star Gern Blansten's Avatar
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    Based on this past seasons stats, Gabby is a more valuable player in your league by a fair amount. IMHO, RW got thin REALLY quick this year. The drop off from stud to ordinary was colossal. Considering your other two centers, I think you're on the right track and would find this move beneficial.

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    King Nitbag Hall of Famer Doctego's Avatar
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    I would also prefer keeping Gaborik over Staal but do you really have no better keeper than Schneider? I would focus on pairing him with Luongo in the draft.

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    Bushido All-Star alias's Avatar
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    gabby. I think the major health issues are behind him.
    “They don’t hang Conference Championship banners from the rafters here” - Carey Price

    10 team contract keeper league
    G, A, +/-, PIM, PPP, SHP, GWG, SOG HITS
    W, GAA, SV, SV%, SO

    C - Galchenyuk, Krejci, McDavid, Bjugstad, Lindberg
    LW - Parise, Hall, Landeskog, E Kane
    RW -
    Giroux, MacKinnon, Okposo, Semin, Nyquist
    D - Leddy, Maatta, Stralman, Myers, Jones, Hamonic
    G - Rinne, Quick, Dubnyk
    IR - Bogosian

    F - Girgensens, Matteau, Boucher, Mantha, C Brown, delaRose, Scherbak, Hayes, Barkov
    D - Beaulieu, Provorov, C. Miller
    G - Hellberg, M.McDonald, Samsonov

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    Franchise Player All-Star Raja's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by alias View Post
    gabby. I think the major health issues are behind him.
    I don't like homer bias.

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    Thanks, I think I'll go for it.
    As for Schneider - I don't expect to have him as one of my goalies come the fall. Figure though that I'll wait until I know where he and Luongo end up though before doing anything (If Vancouver manages to unload Luongo then I'll want to keep Schneider probably).

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