Ramblings: Bubble Week Rolls On – Trouba, Kyrou, Fox, Buchnevich, & Sissons Re-Signs (July 24)

Cam Robinson

2019-07-23

Adam Fox 

 

Bubble week continues here at DobberHockey. This is an annual event we do where our focus is decidedly away from the cream of the fantasy crop and firmly on those players you need to make the hard decisions on. The players in mind will sit in the second-half of Dobber’s Top 300 Keeper Skaters as well as the bubble netminders that go along with them. 


 

We begin with an extension. 


 

Colton Sissons is a realist. The 25-year-old just came off of a career-best 15 goals and 30 points and decided that was likely to be the high-water mark. Instead of taking a short term offer and pushing for greater heights, he and his agent accepted the Predators offer to lock him up to a seven-year contract at 2.857 million per. 

 

 

I get the pros to Sissons. He’s a strong faceoff guy who specialized in defensive zone draws. And by specialized, I mean he absolutely lived in the defensive end of the rink. And did a good job too.

 

The Preds clearly feel that Sissons could continue to develop as a player and provide serious value. However, providing such term to a bottom-six defensive specialist you reduce your roster freedom. You limit the ability for a young pla