The Drops – Week 11

Every so often on-air or in a column, we preach it’s not just who you pick up, it’s who you decide to cut becomes a critical decision. Often the decision is easy – you have an injured player and no DL slots, or a player is sent to the minors, etc… But in tighter leagues, especially the NFBC where there are no DL slots, who you cut becomes important as well. So if we’re going to list pickups in our various leagues, why not list the drops as well?

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Week 11 FAAB Results

After a few quiet weeks, we had a decent inventory of players to bid on this week.

The highlights included Mallex Smith, who replaces the injured Kevin Kiermaier in Tampa Bay and perhaps could be the biggest source of stolen bases in our free agent pools all season, Felipe Rivero as the Pirates’ closer, and Pat Neshek who appears to be closing on those scarce occasions when the Phillies have a save opportunity.

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Penguins Repeat as Stanley Cup Winners

Just a few things that caught my eye:

  • Sidney Crosby’s legacy continues. He put the Pens on his back in Game 5 and his performance in big-money games is unsurpassed. And now he’s just the third NHLer to win the Conn Smythe in consecutive years. The last? Yup, team owner Mario Lemieux.
  • 19. The number of years the Preds have been in the league just happens to be the number of years since the last back-to-back Cup winner (Detroit in 1997 and 1998). Ironic coincidence.

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Back in Business: Preds take Game 3

Just a few things that caught my eye:

  • So … the catfish hit the ice with Craig Smith’s third-period goal. I’d hate to have been sitting beside the guy with that smelly thing taped to his body or shoved in his pants. That guy better stay away from the local feral cat colony as he walks home. Peee-yew.
  • Zero. Ziltch. Nada. That’s the number of shots by 87 and 71, combined. I don’t think I remember a playoff game where that happened. Until now.

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