Cheers guys. I’m still shocked to be honest, as even when I hit the lead I anticipated it’d be brief as I’d given away blocks and PPPs as lost. I also don’t rightly know how I passed Toews in SOGs either given he was 100 clear a few weeks back.
@The_Ant: Fleury’s stats via my Team Log since the trade: 11 wins (19 starts), 2.31; .927; 2 SOs - last month: 7; 1.73; .945; 2 SOs
I fully acknowledge that I probably wouldn’t have won without that trade although I would’ve tried my hardest and held onto Raanta whilst injured longer than I did (roughly a week), which might’ve reaped similar benefits with GAA & Save% but I probably don’t catch you in wins.
All of my goalies were immense when it counted: Bobby Lu went 6 (of 10); 2.30; .931; 2 SOs (3 for the season)
Even Duby held up his end in the last month with 5 wins, 2.16; .922; 1 SO
Panarin was also big in the final month with 24pts and + 11 - he also became the first Blue Jacket to record 80pts in a season
I will be very surprised if I manage to have the sheer amount of luck I’ve had in the final month ever again in this competition.
The one major thing I did differently this year, which certainly helped in keeping me 2nd for most of the season, was actually putting in time to research periphals (hits/blocks/PIM) and trying to draft forwards that would assist. In the past, I’ve been too reliant on D and had to scramble after the draft for options to attempt to be competitive in those areas, particularly hits and PIM.
Best FA Pickup: Couturier’s 67pts & +21 probably just shades Wilson’s 18pts, 110 PIM and 171 hits
I’ll be back to defend my title/brief sojourn from Mink’s dynasty. I can only hope I make a better fist of it than the Bulldogs did their AFL premiership defence.