Ramblings: Potential Play-In Game, Unusually High Point Totals & Overpaying for Unsustainable Metrics

Cam Robinson




Well Dobberites, the days of our beloved Managing Editor, Steve Laidlaw bringing sage advice and poignant takes is done for the season. Steve will be off saving our West Coast forests from the summer blazes and you’ll all have to deal with me.


As the season closes and the playoffs wrap up, I’ll be taking some deeper dives into some specific topics. Until then, expect a mix of rundowns from the night’s contests and a deeper think.


My self-proclaimed speciality is on the prospect side of the ledger and while you can still read my weekly Ramblings, Draft Rankings and Mailbag over on DobberProspects I’ll still bring that voice to these main Ramblings.


The league has never before witnessed such impactful results from the youngsters of the game and I believe that any leagues, including the one-years need to be well informed of who’s who in the world of prospects.




Before we tackle the NHL games, over in Sweden a triumphant series concluded between the Allsvenskan (tier two) champion Timrå IK squad and the SHL cellar-dweller, Karlskrona HK for the right to play in the top league for next season.


The storeylines ran deep in this one, as Canucks’ prospect, Jonathan Dahlén had an opportunity to exercise a contractual out-clause back in January to move to an SHL team (which he was heavily recruited) or cross the pond and join the Utica Comets of the AHL.


As the league's leading scorer and team leader, he instead decided to stay with the organization that he’d been a part of since he was 16 in order to push for the promotion.


Down 3-1 in the series, Dahlén and his mates refused to go quietly into the night, winning three straight contests including an exciting game seven victory on Friday.



It is expected that Dahlén will now join Utica for their playoff run.