Forum Buzz: DeBrincat vs Seguin, Bertuzzi vs Suzuki, Goaltender Prospects, & More

Rick Roos


Welcome back to Forum Buzz, where I peruse the DobberHockey Forums and weigh in on very active, heavily debated, or otherwise relevant recent threads, reminding everyone how great of a resource the Forums are, especially now that the season is paused. Nearly anything might be covered here, other than trades and signings, which usually get separate write-ups on the main site and are also covered in the next day’s Ramblings, or questions specific to salary cap issues, which is the domain of Alex MacLean’s weekly Capped column.


As a reminder, you can access the forum thread on which the question is based by clicking on the “Topic” for each question.


Topic #1 – In a 10 team points only league with rosters of 25 players, starting 9F, 4D, 2G, and having a "points cap" representing the salaries of the winning team's top seven players, which skater (in addition to Artemi Panarin, David Pastrnak, Mitch Marner, Torey Krug, and Quinn Hughes) should be kept, Tyler Seguin or Alex DeBrincat?


I can see the dilemma in that both are coming off subpar years. Suddenly there are concerns Seguin could be starting to fade and that DeBrincat might not be on as fast of a track to stardom as was thought this time last year. As a cap is involved, Seguin having the 14th highest cap hit in all the NHL is relevant. Still, though, DeBrincat will get a big raise after coming off his ELC, eith