Ramblings: The Lowdown on Provorov, Parayko, Nylander, Virtanen, six other players of fantasy interest, plus the Kuznetsov fallout (Aug 24)
The Fantasy Guide update from yesterday includes Derick Brassard on the Islanders – and how that shifted the roster around. Earlier this week: Valeri Nichushkin on the Avalanche, a new article on my projected team-by-team goals-for (and how many goals the league will be up/down in the year ahead). Also in the update – I added AAV to the Draft List. That’s what you get when you buy the Guide! Information that the newsstands do not have – including updated line combos.
Speaking of the Fantasy Guide … I have a “Lowdown” in each team section, giving my thoughts on a player and going a little deeper. For these players, I turned to the members of the Forum for help. They voted on the player for each team. Well. If there’s a winner, then there is also a runner-up, right? And that means that a lot of people voted for said runner-up. Which tells me that many of you want my thoughts on those players too. So why not present them here? It’s the dog days of the offseason, topics are hard to come by – it only makes sense!
Okay, consider it done. Here are “Lowdowns” for some of the players who finished second in the voting (last week’s 11 players are here… and earlier this week was the second part here). Final 10 teams:
The Lowdown on Ivan Provorov: A supreme talent with very high upside, easily capable of what Drew Doughty has done, or even