the draft went so fast i really couldn’t want players nor figure out who was going where. i knew that this year i wanted to not be scrambling for hits and blocks, so i may have went for guys that don’t score as much, but will help in those areas. just tried to find a good combo. last year i felt i went d too soon and tried to wait a bit on lower tier guys that won’t kill me. the d men are going to be the bit hits and blocks guys, get some shots and hope for pp action. i didn’t sweat plus minus, but was wary of sabres and wings. 28 guys between mcdavid and my next pick is a long time. but a moron tkachuk can’t hurt. i didn’t want to carry more than 3 goalers, so grabbing petersen seemed a fit at the time. i really wanted saros, but campbell and binnington seem to have the bulk of the action on good teams. i figure 150 games from the goalers. last 3 picks are interchangeable. let’s see what drysdale does. podzolkin might be a hitter on a decent canucks squad. i really wanted mo seider, but i just fear a minus 30.
also, drafting near thorn helped. i quickly learned he was targeting guys on LTIR, so i had to make sure he didn’t snipe me on a guy that would miss 70 games this year.