Ramblings: Jimmy Vesey, Blake Coleman, Marcus Johansson, and More – July 20

Michael Clifford



Starting next week, here at Dobber Hockey, we will be discussing bubble keeper players all week. Both the contributors whose articles are posted every day and the editors writing the Ramblings will cover skaters and goalie who may be on the bubble in keeper leagues. Leagues have different rules and different sizes, so it won’t be one-size-fits-all. But it will help those trying to decide between two players whose outlook may seem similar.

If the readers have any requests of myself (or others), feel free to tweet us (I’m @SlimCliffy) or leave questions in the comments. We’ll do our best to get to everyone.

Get ready for Bubble Week!



On the topic of Bubble Week, I wanted to get some input from the Dobber community.

I have a 10-team home league where I finished fourth last year despite having, what I thought, was a pretty good roster. Turns out goaltending is hard and aside from John Gibson (it’s a two-goalie league), relying on Cory Schneider and Scott Darling didn’t work out so well.

Anyway, I’ve started to think about keepers. It’s a 6×4 league with no positions, just forward, defence, and goaltender. We use goals, assists, plus-minus, power-play points, shots, and penalty minutes for skaters and wins, losses, goals against, and saves for goalies. It’s a points league.

Absolute locks for keepers so far are: Nathan MacKinnon, Vladimir Tarasenko, Mark Scheifele, William Nylander, Alexander Radulov, Brent Burns, and