Stanley Cup champions in year 2!
I have like no farm what so ever, drafting will be so important. Currently have like a handfull of guys in the AHL, only one forward I can bring up. Thankfully, only at one point did I ever have 2 forwards out at the same time. Needless to say, my AHL team is doing extra terrible this year.
Drafted Antipov in the 3rd round and he was a big reason (along with Palffy and Linden) that we did so well. 93 points (35+58) in his debut season, great stuff. Goal-scoring wingers are some kind of deadly in this game! Luongo came on pretty well as the season progressed and took over for Valiquette as the backup and eventually, more or less, the starter. Still went with Flaherty during the playoffs mostly.
Orszagh - Linden - Palffy
Antipov (87th) - Reichel - Czerkawski
Dawe - Smolinski - Sacco
Belanger - Laperrier - Miller
+ Pahlsson (147th)
Jonsson - Berard
Chara - Campbell
Brewer - Richter
Sent Lapointe to Buffalo for Campbell in the off-season. Stuck with he team and had a solid year, no idea why Buffalo would be willing to give him up honestly. Laperrier was my one and only UFA signing. Will try to grab a couple of cheap ones this off-season to flesh out the team a bit.