21 Fantasy Hockey Rambles

Mario Prata

2019-12-01

Every Sunday, we'll share 21 Fantasy Rambles – originally 20 Fantasy Thoughts – from our writers at DobberHockey. These thoughts are curated from the past week's ‘Daily Ramblings’.

Writers: Ian Gooding, Michael Clifford, Cam Robinson, and Dobber

 

1. Connor Hellebuyck might be the Jets’ MVP this season. On Friday, he stopped all 24 shots he faced in the Jets’ 3-0 win over Anaheim. Given Winnipeg’s broken-down defense, there was some worry about Hellebuyck’s ability to earn wins and decent ratios this season.

Well guess what? Hellebuyck is tied for the league lead in wins with 13 (including five wins in his past six games), while his ratios (2.23 GAA, .933 SV%) are helping your fantasy team. In terms of quality starts on Frozen Tools, only Darcy Kuemper (16) has more than Hellebuyck's 15 (who is tied with Jordan Binnington). To think, my head-to-head opponent this week nearly caught up to me on Friday with stellar starts from both Hellebuyck and Kuemper. (nov30)

 

2. Nikolaj Ehlers seems to be gelling with Blake Wheeler lately, which is a positive sign for frustrated Wheeler owners. Grant Campbell wrote a great Frozen Tools Forensics piece on forwards with cold starts, which includes some info on Wheeler. Summary: Wheeler should rebound (he already is), but don’t expect him to catch up to his 91-point total over each of the previous two seasons.     Wheeler has set the bar high in terms of expectations with quite an assist run over these past few seasons (187 entering 2019-20). (nov30)

 

3. As far as top goalies of the past decade go, Pekka Rinne deserves serious consideration. His