Standings and Stats:
Two weeks ago, I went 5-5-0 and keeping my mediocre streak alive and well. This week, however, I was beat 3-6-1 by a much better team. Despite all this, I am making moves that should help me down the road, as you'll see in the transactions below. The consistent stats that seem to carry my team from certain doom is my collection of goaltenders, time on ice and shots on goal. Pavel Datsyuk and Rick Nash seem to be turning a corner in both of their slow starts this season which in turn, has helped me stay afloat in my stats. With Lehtonen injured and there being no IR slots of use in this league, I had to make a move to pick-up Andrew Raycroft from FA. Having 3 active goalies won't hurt but I hope Raycroft is solid enough for my team.
Transactions after the jump...
Added Ryan Whitney, Oilers and dumped Steve Montador, Blackhawks - Once Whitney was healthy and my entire blueline struggling, I am hoping against hope that Whitney returns to form and produce like he did in season's past but with less nagging injuries.
Added Andrew Raycroft, Stars and dumped Jhonas Enroth, Sabres - By the time Kari Lehtonen was injured, there were reports of Ryan Miller doing well and practicing which meant the end of Enroth's reign manning the net. It was at this point an easy decision since I am moving one backup goalie doing replacement time for another but with less upside. All I ask from Raycroft is a solid enough time until Lehtonen returns from his injury.
Added Alex Goligoski, Stars and dumped Dennis Wideman, Capitals - There were reports swirling around that Goligoski may return this upcoming week so I decided to take the initiative to take him before anyone got any ideas. Again, we have no IR slot but I am willing to take the hit for a roster slot just for the sake of improving my inconsistent defenseman line.
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