The Washington Times - October 9, 2009, 12:20PM

We’re through one week of the NHL season, so it is time for our first update of the Scribes League, a fantasy hockey league involving four members of The Washington Times and The Washington Post.

Each week, we’ll post the standings here and then go in-depth with one team owner on how the season is going. This week, we’ll start with my team since that’s the easiest way to do it.


This is an eight-team league with goals, assists, penalty minutes, plus-minus, power-play points, wins, saves, and goals against average.


Dave Fay Division

Corey Masisak … 44.5 points

Ryan O’Halloran … 39.5

Michael Petre … 33.5

Stephen Whyno … 32.5

Bob Fachet Division

Lacy Lusk … 48 points

Tarik El-Bashir … 38

Katie Carerra … 26.5

Lindsay Applebaum … 25.5

Analysis: Lusk was a formidable performer in this league before it went mainstream and continues to be strong. Looks like the girls have some catching up to do.


Corey Masisak

Draft review: I had the 6th pick in odd rounds and the 3rd pick in even rounds

1. Mike Green, D

2. Ilya Kovalchuk, LW

3. Dany Heatley, LW

4. Henrik Lundqvist, G

5. Tim Thomas, G

6. Zdeno Chara, D

7. Derek Roy, C

8. Anze Kopitar, C

9. Shane Doan, RW

10. Bobby Ryan, LW/RW

11. Miikko Koivu, C

12. Mike Riberio, C

13. Alex Burrows, LW

14. Scott Gomez, C

15. Nathan Horton, C/RW

16. Tim Connolly, C

17. Teemu Selanne, RW

18. Brendan Morrow, LW

19. Francous Beauchemin, D

20. Jaroslav Spacek, D

21. Mike Smith, G

22. Drew Doughty, D

Free agent moves: G Nikolai Khabibulin (for Smith),

Analysis: I really liked my draft, but so far my biggest problem has been guys like Selanne and Morrow having huge games on the bench. I grabbed my two goalies early and got two elite defensemen before waiting to add some other d-men late.

Best pick (after draft): Mikko Koivu

Worst pick (after draft): Mike Smith

Best pick (to this point): Dany Heatley

Worst pick (to this point): Nathan Horton

Strong Categories: PIMs, PPPs, Saves

Weak Categories: Goals, GAA