The DobberHockey Panel: 18-19 Predictions — Part 1

Mario Prata

2018-10-02

Welcome to Part 1 of the DobberHockey Experts Panel predictions, where we chime in with some personal fantasy hockey favorite picks going into the new season, FINALLY upon us as of tomorrow.

For this exercise, each member of the DobberHockey staff submitted his top selection in each the five following categories: sleeper, probable bust, dark horse, midseason callup, and bounce-back candidate. Moreover, for fantasy hockey planning's sake, we examined arguably the top 15 potential unrestricted free agents of next year's crop and opined as to what may develop by then, the summer of 2019: Will they re-sign, get traded, or pull a John Tavares and just let the clock run out?

Note that we'll have Part 2 tomorrow, our picks for the various NHL awards, so be sure to visit us then, too!

On to the picks below — have a great season of fantasy hockey, folks:

 

 
Dobber
Fantasy picks
Sleeper: J.T.Miller
Probable bust: M.Giordano
Dark horse: V.Hinostroza
Midseason callup: E.Tolvanen
Bounce back: M.Pacioretty
Potential 2019 UFA
Matt Duchene: Traded
Jordan Eberle: Traded
Jake Gardiner: Re-signed
Erik Karlsson: Re-signed
Anders Lee: Re-signed
Artemi Panarin: UFA
Joe Pavelski: Re-signed
Jakob Silfverberg: Re-signed
Wayne Simmonds: Traded
Jeff Skinner: Re-signed
Mark Stone: Re-signed
Sergei Bobrovsky: UFA
Pekka Rinne: UFA
Mike Smith: UFA
Semyon Varlamov: UFA

 

 
Steve Laidlaw
Fantasy picks
Sleeper: M.Giordano
Probable bust: J.Carter
Dark horse: S.Weber (stash)
Midseason callup: E.Tolvanen
Bounce back: M.Pacioretty
Potential 2019 UFA
Matt Duchene: Traded
Jordan Eberle: Traded
Jake Gardiner: Re-signed
Erik Kar