#1. Simps - Fl0de phinnyy/xDanglezx10 - R0N D0N/Croydon - Wizzywar/Knifeinyourguts Fl0de - DuckButter/PotShot TheLime18 Ok, so let's start off with Fl0de's team becomes stacked by winning Wizzy for 9 Bods off the rip. This is before he had more money than everyone else. He was just left with Wizzy and then got Lime who in my opinion was the 2nd best goalie on the board for 25 which was relatively modest in what I'd consider a weaker goalie pool than normal although nobody really ended up paying a ton for goalies in this draft showing some amount of intelligence by the captains. That said he ended up having the most money late, and had his pick of the litter for almost the entirety of the 2nd half of the draft. He went the PT strategy to the extreme, but I feel like there was a little left to be desired. Passing on Dom Silva and civcpo when he could have had them easily was a bit strange to me. He still has 20 BoDs of space left post draft. I feel like there were deals he could have jumped on but just waited too long. He also has himself on D which I have never seen him play. I'm sure he can but we will see how it shakes out. There were a lot of blowies given out to this team on the draft show and post draft, but there are a lot of moving parts. Croydon has a potential to not be able to make any games in certain weeks and R0Ns mia indicates he may be a bit inflexible when it comes to when he can play. I'm not sure how often Fl0de will be able to get his best guys out there every single week and there will be very little consistent chemistry from series to series. That said his backups if you want to call them that in Knife and Danglez are guys that should be starting as well and will be available all the time. Couple this with Fl0des ability to move around the lineup and I think they will be fine. For now they start as #1 on my board but there is quite a lot of teams behind them that I think can easily supplant them for this spot if things ever get hairy in regards to availability or chemistry. #2. Niagara Icefrogs - YoungBuffalo88 DisNub - YoungBuffalo/Hugh Laurie - Sauce Walka Hall Of Fame - Gyneman/YoungBuffalo Butchersson/Bluelineking YoungBuffalo is a first-time captain who was added late and had a pretty good draft. This team has everything. A "guy" in Sauce Walka that is able to carry a team's offense. A top D man in Hall Of Fame to anchor the D. A rookie who looked really good in his scouting sessions in DisNub, and a flexible captain that can play 2 positions very well to the benefit of his team. Hugh may just be riding the pine if Gyne looks like the better of the 2, but I could see Buff splitting time at c and rd this season to optimize his lineup whenever he can. The question I have is whether Butchersson can get back to Season 15 Butcher, and not Season 16 Butcher. It's a new year for goalies and it seems like some like the changes and others don't. What we do know are stats and for Butchersson he dropped from a .807SV% to a .726SV% from his rookie season to last season. Teams can be a big factor but it's fair to question whether he is a top 5 G like he was 2 seasons ago or a bottom 3 G like he was last season. I think Buff drafted BLK to play LW but with a late steal in DisNub and questions about Butch, if Butch isn't the Season 15 Butch BLK could be seeing split duties in net rather than LW. I don't see very many holes on this team though and that is why I have them at #2. #3. The Boondock Saints - Master Sh0tgun Jonmonkey - Drugmonkey - Surprisemonkey FeenixRising - Dmart MasterShotgun Crazyyetikilla Aside from a fantastic upgrade in team names from last season, Sh0tgun went out and had himself a draft. Starting off with Dmart for his back end Sh0tgun also did the unthinkable and put himself in his best position, goalie. He then went hard after surpriseme early as well and sat around for a long time to fill out the rest of his team. He got very creative with his next pick taking Drugmonkey who I think everyone slept on that he could be drafted as a center. I'm going to be honest I didn't even have him ranked as a center on my board and that's something I feel like I should have thought of. Drug is a guy who can very much be in the Selke conversation this season that can win faceoffs and obviously play fantastic defense and Sh0tgun got him at the goalie price of 16 BoDs. Jonmonkey was another late pickup in a very deep winger-centric draft, who in a lot of other seasons could be a player going in the teens for BoD value. Feenix I think has the leg up on the LD position but Yeti is capable of playing there. Captains or Future captains this is what you should be thinking about when you draft your backup. You want a guy that can compete for a spot. Yeti can play both LD and LW effectively can push for a roster spot but has flexibility to play just about anywhere that he's needed. Shotgun has 2 guys that can carry the offense and defense effectively and built off of them. He had a good draft. #4. Orange Sus - P4LE PWNR Nikdagreek - Mr Anderson - Ozzy TrueBenSwolo/xilfxlegion - P4LE PWNR SirPuffinton420 I told Mr Anderson I was taking him prior to the draft along with everyone else I was taking and I got almost everyone I planned to. That said I'm really happy with my team. A lot of 239 vets and one guy who kind of feels like a rookie as I think the last season he played was season 2. I have a lot of flexibility with this team in who can line up where and I am not set on this lineup at all yet. But I feel like I don't have any true holes in the lineup and have a couple of studs in Anderson and Ozzy to carry. I got Nik late at 6 BoDs which I was a bit surprised to see there. TrueBenSwolo previously Eagle1170 is a guy that can be a super solid #2 D or 3rd fwd and I was very excited to be able to take him late. We're going to see how it shakes out but I think we are a middle of the pack playoff team as is. #5 High Expectations - Swizz Swizz - Epik - Its Mox Rawb - MartyMcFly Superstar Sniper I don't think I have the lineup that Swizz is going to run from day one but I do think I have the best lineup he can run. Swizz I think was the last captain to get their first player and I believe it was Superstar first. A lot of people think he's a top 2 or 3 goaltender in this draft and at 19 BoDs that's probably a big time steal. Swizz doesn't get a super star up front but he is the super star on his team. Mox and Epik are both extremely responsible defensive players. Both can flip flop from RW to C. Marty is a good start to the D core but not a stud #1. I just think overall he has a really solid team. There's no superstar standouts but there aren't any holes either. I could see scoring being a little lighter than some teams but it's easy to score in this game. If you are going to pick something to be weak at in this game it should be scoring 100% because defense and goaltending is hard as fuck. #6. Washed - Hergy9 Sober - Hergy - Mr Tough RapidCalf - BeerCaptain Bills Ace Soul Hergy went out and got his people. Sober, Calf and Bills. Calf is apparently a stud but I never got to see him in scouties so I have nothing but the word of others to go off of. Sober I played with all last season and will thrive in this version of NHL. And Bills is the 2nd highest paid goalie in the league this season. He was top 4 in save percentage last season so maybe he warrants that but I think Hergy paid the friend price here. Mr Tough does nothing but bury goals and it seems people are starting to take notice as he went for 16 this draft rather than the dollar menu price I think he expected. BeerCaptain was a sleeper in last seasons draft and this season. Somebody finally took a chance on him and I think he's going to be rewarded well for it. He's a guy that moves the puck really effectively and is very solid in his own zone. Finally Ace Soul I believe will have a shot to compete with Beer for that RD spot and could win it as well. The dude has made significant strides in his game over the last couple of months and has really improved as a player. This might be the last season he's drafted as a backup.