Ramblings: Giordano, Barrie, Kovalchuk, Dumba, Meier, and More – August 17

Michael Clifford

2018-08-17

 

The weekend is here which means that some of our readers (hopefully) have some free time. What better way to spend that free time than to start getting prepared for the 2018-19 fantasy hockey season? Head to the Dobber Shop and snag your copy of the 2018-19 fantasy hockey guide now!

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Travis Yost of TSN posted an article yesterday about how goal scorers score, but I was more interested in this tweet:

 

Some bad luck running for a few names there…

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Over in our ‘Capped’ section, Alex MacLean has been going team by team and reviewing which players are worth to buy and sell. You can read Part 1 here and Part 2 in those links. He picks one player from each category and offers his reasoning.

This got me thinking: in general, which players am I drafting or avoiding this year? Thanks to the inspiration from Alex, I thought I’d go through those players now. For today, I’m going to go team by team and picking one skater (no goalies) from each roster that I’ll likely be drafting more than most this year. My next Ramblings will cover one player from each roster that I’ll be avoiding more than most.

Keep in mind two things: we have no ADP data yet and I haven’t completed my projections. There is a lot that could change in the next month, especially with health. These are just initial leanings based on offseason research and reading things from around the community both here at Dobber an