Forum Buzz: Connor vs Hischier vs Boeser vs Svechnikov, Green vs Shattenkirk, Late Adds & More

Rick Roos



It’s time for another edition of “Forum Buzz,” a column where I weigh in on some of the most active or heavily debated threads from the past month on the DobberHockey Forums. Pretty much anything within the forums might be covered, other than trades and signings, which usually will get their own separate write-ups on the main site and are also covered in the next day’s Ramblings, or questions relating specifically to salary cap issues, which tend to be dissected in Alex McClean’s weekly Capped column). Let’s jump right in!


Topic #1 – In a multi-cat dynasty league that counts G, A, Hits, +/-, and SOG, in what order would the following players be ranked, taking into consideration both present and likely future production: Sean Monahan, Vincent Trocheck, Kyle Connor, Nico Hischier, Andrei Svechnikov, Brock Boeser?

I’ll give my best answer, despite not being aware as to whether positions matter. I also don’t know the number of teams or roster sizes, which would give me a sense of whether you could compensate for a player’s weakness in a category (say, Hits, for example) with some more one-dimensional players.

Ignore his injury-plagued last season – Vincent Trocheck is the class of this field. Looking at his prior three seasons, Trocheck was one of just four forwards (Alex Ovechkin, Patric Hornqvist, and Evander Kane being the other three) to cumulatively average 1.75+ Hits and 2.75+ SOG per game; and Trocheck’s 79 goals put him second among the four. His +/- is shaky; however, the excellence he gives you in nearly all these categories, and the likelihood of a bounce back in scoring, makes him tops among this group.

For me, Sean Monahan comes in second, as he’s seen his goals, assists, SOG and +/- all increase in each of the last two seasons. He’s also still just 24 and, at 19:03 per game last season, could realistically see more ice time in the normal course. Plus he plays for a Calgary team that looks to