Monday, September 22, 2008

Our James Mirtle League Fantasy Team

At the risk of a self-centered post that most will have little to no interest in, here's the team we drafted last night in one of James Mirtle's pools that we were fortunate enough to be allowed in.

We're trying to make our own fantasy hockey league, to draft later this week so if you're interested shoot a line to hooksorpik at and you'll receive the information.

Anyways, keep in mind Mirtle set up a huge 20 player deep pool, with a randomly selected picks. We got pick 7 in the odd rounds and with snaking it ended up being pick 13 in the even rounds. So after 7th overall we didn't pick until 34th overall. With that in mind here's our team:

Centers: Eric Staal, Anze Kopitar, Jordan Staal, Maxime Talbot, Erik Christensen

Wingers: Brad Boyes, Thomas Vanek, Rostislav Olesz, Bobby Ryan, Ales Kotalik, Darcy Tucker, Guilliame Latendresse

Defensemen: Kevin Bieksa, Pavel Kubina, Kris Letang, Tom Poti, Daniel Girardi

Goaltenders: Evgeni Nabokov, Kari Lehtonen

Clearly our wagon is more or less hitched to 7th overall pick Nabokov, who's not a bad guy to have to rely on in head-to-head leagues. We were also happy to see that despite the league's incredibly depth (20 players is by far the biggest pool we've been in) we were able to nab four players who scored 32+ goals last season and some young up-and-comers (Olesz, J. Staal, Ryan, Letang) that could have breakthrough years.

It remains to be seen how we'll compete with Mirtle, who won his own pool last year in this league. He, of course, has a formidable team with significant depth at forward and in the net.

1 comment:

James Mirtle said...

Your team is fine. You're light in goal and will have trouble with PIMs and plus-minus, but if your kids score, you'll have enough production.

It's a tough league, really, being that it's so deep.