This article is part of our Frozen Fantasy series.
The last couple weeks have been hard on fantasy owners. Players are falling like flies.
Big names. With big fantasy impact.
Wow. None are easily replaced. So what do you do?
Raise or fold? Ugh. There's no easy answer.
A buddy of mine is in second in a big money league. He already had Anthony Mantha on the shelf when Brendan Gallagher's headaches returned this week and Rask went on the IR. Oh yah —Sergei Bobrovsky also missed time with an upper-body ouch.
Did he overpay? He got a maybe starter on a bad club and a sturdy forward who gets zero power-play time.
It took a lot. He sent out a couple other guys to get Oliver Ekman-Larsson, too. He took his shot.
And like in poker, he's hoping that raising will make a couple of his strongest competitors fold.
That's an interesting byproduct that comes when a contender makes some big moves. It happened to me this week.
A team I co-own with Darryl Houston Smith (@dhoustonsmith) seemed like it would be a real