Market Buzz – Roto Keeper Monsters

Gates Imbeau



Taken from the pages of the Top 100 Roto Players – March Edition, here is the Top 11-20 G/SOG Roto Keeper Monsters (RKM).

A few weeks ago, the Top 10 was a hot topic, With every following report, there is sure to be heated debates in regards to the positioning of players. Excluded from this list are the popular young guns on Entry Level Contract (ELC). Some of them could have definitely made an argument to be in the Top 20, but instead, they will be showcased in their own Roto Keeper Monsters, G/SOG Young Guns Edition.


Top 10 Roto Keeper Monsters, G/SOG Edition

11. RW – Dany Heatley, SJS

Like seen in last month’s Right Wing Rant, Dany Heatley is several seasons removed from being a back to back 50 goal and 300 SOG player. Those numbers would have placed him alongside Crosby and Stamkos. If this season’s totals are a preview of things to come, Heatley will see his overall numbers slightly decline. Although, like Kovalchuk, we can only assume that he will regain his consistent 40 G self again.

Consistent : 40 G, 275 SOG
Potential : 55 G, 325 SOG

12. C – Eric Staal, CAR

The All-Star Game hometown captain has been averaging (minus the 09-10 season) 35G / 300 SOG since the 07-08 season, and you can’t really argue with those numbers. There is nothing stopping him from continually reaching those numbers going forward. A Power Play with Jussi Jokenin, Jeff Skinner and Jamie McBain will definitely be lethal. Staal is also another candidate to possibly de-thrown Ovechkin as top shot taker in a given season.

Consistent : 35 G, 300 SOG
Potential : 45 G, 300 SOG

13. LW – Rick Nash, CBJ

Much like Staal, Nash has been a very consistent player. If you average out Nash’s NHL goal scoring career – minus his rookie year – you will get a total of 35.8 goals per season. Count on Nash to meet that average again this campaign.  While the CBJ sniper hasn’t been a high SOG taker, Nash is on pace to match his only other 300+ SOG campaign (2007-08) with a projected finish of 331. If he could put up those numbers on a regular basis, a spot in the top 10 would be very likely.

Consistent : 35 G, 250 SOG
Potential : 45 G, 375 SOG

14. RW – Bobby Ryan, ANA

In rotisserie, Ryan can be considered a