Ramblings – July 31, 2015

Michael Clifford


Jakub Voracek - USA Today Sports Images

Jakub Voracek gets paid, Alex Galchenyuk gets a bridge, and the search for a second value goalie in fantasy.


Just a couple of quick notes as the site is starting to get its legs under it.

The first is that there won’t be access to your downloads for a little while yet. It shouldn’t be too long – the team is looking at late afternoon today – but for those that are wondering why there’s no access there, that’s why. Again, thank you for your patience, and it shouldn’t be much longer until that part is up and running.

The second note is for those that may have used the DraftKings deal to get a discount on the Dobber reports, there will be a little bit of a delay here, too. Once the download section is up and running, the readers who signed up through DraftKings will have their downloads added there as well.

Thanks again to everyone for understanding as the site transitions over to the new layout. It’s an exciting time, and the kinks should all be worked out soon.


The big news out of the NHL is of course the extension the Philadelphia Flyers gave to winger Jakub Voracek. Voracek had one year left on his deal, but was going to be an unrestricted free agent after that. The report from TSN, as posted by NHL.com, has the deal at $66-million over eight years, or an average annual value of $8.25M.

This isn’t an overpayment, if anyone out there is thinking that. For an elite unrestricted free agent winger; Phil Kessel has an AAV of $8M, Corey Perry’s is $8.625, and Patrick Kane is at $10.5M (all taken from Cap Friendly). The only one of those players with more points than Voracek (189