Steve in NYC: “Chris,
I drafted Eric Staal with high hopes, but he is extremely disappointing only 5 points and a -16. My league does not count SOG as a category, but I know he is 4th overall in the NHL with SOG. So is it a matter of time for him to produce, or should I move him.
Things are so bad for him that someone just offered me Purcell for him.
That team also has: Getzlaf, Plekanec, Booth, Franzen, Gaborik, Hornqvist, Horton, Mihalek, JVR, Jordan Staal, Nash
My forwards are: Eric Staal, Hossa, Eberle, Ovechkin, Crosby, Lucic, Hossa, Selanne, Stewart (also underproducing), Justin Williams, Alfreddson, Clarkson and Ott.
Would you make the deal or counter or give Staal a few more weeks. Thanks.”
Chris: I would not make the deal and there’s little point in dealing Staal right now with his value diminished. Part of his fantasy worth is definitely tied to his large SOG total, which is useless for you. I’d give him more time though. He has a proven track record and chances are he’ll turn it around. Selling him off now for less than his draft value just wouldn’t be doing your team any favors in the long run.