The Wild West Summer Series: Dallas Stars

Chris Kane



Hopefully, the first annual Bubble Keeper Week helped you make some keeper decisions, or put some players on your radar for the draft. Now that we have wrapped up that event we are back for round six of our summer series, this time featuring Dallas. In addition to the Western Conference make sure you catch up on Cam’s team breakdowns in the Eastern Edge Series.


The idea for these columns to compare the end of the 2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Geek rankings for individual players with an expected ranking based on their average draft positions from the start of the year. This process does not necessarily identify who was the most important player to each team but gives us not only an idea of who was a steal/bust on draft day but where each player was valued going into this season. I will also be adding some thoughts on whether or not that is the new normal for the player in question and if we should be adjusting our draft positions.


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And now for the technical details. We will be using the Fantasy Hockey Geek tool to get a ranking that combines all of a player’s stats for the searched categories. Like for the previous series, the ranks are based on a 12 team, head-to-head league, using the categories of goals, assists, power play points, shots, hits and blocks for forwards/defensemen and wins, saves, save percentage and goals against average for goalies. Player eligibility for this series is based on Yahoo, and draft ranks are based on average draft positions compiled from Yahoo, ESPN and CBS by FantasyPros.





Dallas fell short of the playoffs in 2017-18 managing a total of 92 points, missing out on the last Wild