Thursday, September 29, 2011

WTHL Team Review: Untrust

Now it's time to closely inspect bumcrust. Eeewwwww! I mean Untrust. What we can trust in, is a loaded roster. Here's the keepers:

1. Mike Green
2. Martin St. Louis
3. Duncan Keith
4. Ryan Miller
5. Tomas Vokoun
6. Bobby Ryan
7. Corey Perry
8. Nicklas Backstrom

Hachi Machi! Let's move right along, shall we? Nothing to break down here.

Keeper Grade: A+

Untrust is merely looking to compliment the big guns in the draft, starting at centre. Here's how it went:

19. Evgeni Nabokov
35. Nikolai Kulemin
51. Joe Corvo
53. Milan Hejduk
67. Victor Hedman
83. Johan Hedberg
99. Jason Demers
115. Ryan Smyth
131. Frans Nielsen
147. Eric Belanger
163. Manny Malholtra
179. Matt Cooke
195. David Clarkson
211. Kyle Brodziak
227. Braydon Coburn

Leading off with Nabokov is suspect, but could pay huge dividends if he gets a trade like most parties are hoping, or if he does indeed stay and settle into the starting job. There were only a few decent options available in goal anyway. There are a few steals here with Smyth, Hejduk, and maybe even Nielsen if he continues the upward trajectory he's on. Things start to fall apart a bit in later rounds, but there's still lots of sandpaper to go around.

Draft Grade: B-

The situation at centre never really got addressed in the draft, so there's a glaring hole in the middle of this team. Other than that, all categories are covered and Untrust should be near the top of the heap.

Team Grade: A-

Here's the depth chart after three trades, two waiver claims and a free agent. Does this altered line-up look better or worse?

Ryan - Backstrom - Perry
Nash - Carter - St. Louis
Kulemin - Belanger - Hejduk
Versteeg - Malholtra - Brodziak

Martin

Keith - Green
Ehrhoff - Schenn
Corvo - Kulikov

Miller
Vokoun
Nabokov
Dipietro

1 comment:

Ross said...

I'm impressed Mr. intimidator...very perceptive of you to understand the Nabokov addition...all the others are mostly for extra categories. I've never been huge on C for big amounts of points, I rely on my wingers for the big points and C is for faceoffs and anything extra I can get out of them...with 2 upper level C I'm going further than I normally would lol...I even agree on the couple good picks I managed to squeeze out, but I had to give them up to get my hands on Ehroff, Nash and Carter...that said, I'm blown away by how close to my mentality you hit on every subject...keep it up buddy!! and I think you should do an update at the season midpoint...with such good insight it's sinful that you've only won once! lol