Goldipucks and the Three Skaters: Bubble Keepers

Rick Roos

2018-07-25


Just when you thought things couldn’t get even better for Bubble Keeper Week here at DobberHockey, it’s time for an unprecedented offseason Bubble Keeper edition of Goldipucks and the Three Skaters!

The Goldipucks concept is unchanged, with three skaters covered and one declared too hot (i.e., did unsustainably better than he should’ve for 2017-18), another too cold (i.e., did unsustainably worse), and a third “just right” (i.e., produced where he should); but this time the “too hot” player will be the one you probably shouldn’t keep, the “too cold” player the one you probably should keep, and the “just right” player one you can keep or let go based on knowing he should do about the same as 2017-18. Each skater also receives a 1-10 rating, indicating how hot (rated 7-10, where 10 makes him the most unsustainably hot and thus least appealing to keep), cold (rated 1-3, where 1 is the most unsustainably cold and thus most appealing to keep), or just right (rated 4-6, where 5 is the most “just right”) he was.

Our Bubble Keeper skaters are Nick Leddy, Bryan Little, and Brendan Gallagher. Can you guess which one, for 2017-18, was too hot (and thus probably shouldn’t be kept), which too cold (and thus someone you probably should keep), and which just right? Take a stab and then see if you guessed correctly.

Nick Leddy

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