Fantasy Hockey Mailbag: Yamamoto vs. Bjorkstrand; Klingberg’s future; Dach’s value, and more – June 24

Rick Roos


Once again I'm pleased that no hockey didn't mean no mailbag questions, as I gratefully received plenty from loyal DobberHockey readers. As per usual, I'll aim to provide information via my answers to these questions while also giving advice that should be useful to all poolies even if they don't own the specific players being discussed.

As a reminder, if you want your fantasy hockey question answered in the next mailbag, be sure to check out the end of the column, where I explain the ways to get it to me. The earlier you send a question the more likely it is to be included, and the deeper dive I can provide with my reply. (editor's note: some questions edited for brevity without changing the intent or description of the original question.)


Question #1 (from Shadi)

I’m in a 10-team keeper league where each team has 18 roster spots (21 actually, counting 3 IR) and a starting roster consisting of 2C, 2LW, 2RW, 4D and 2G. The scoring categories are G (2 pts), A (1 pt), PPG (1 pt), PPA (1 pt), SHG (3 pts), SHA (2 pts), GWG (2 pts), Wins (5 pts), SO (5 pts). Also, the league is set up for 82 maximum played games for each roster spot.


My current roster is as follows: Nathan MacKinnon (C), Jack Eichel (C), Brad Marchand (LW), Jason Zucker (LW/RW), Mark Stone (RW), Blake Wheeler (RW), Jake Guentzel (LW/RW), Brock Boeser (RW), Nikita Gusev (LW), Viktor Arvidsson (LW/RW), Bryan Rust (LW/RW), Tyler Toffoli (RW/LW), Shea Theodore (D), Tyson Barrie (D), Rasmus Dahlin (D), Morgan Rielly (D), Erik Gustafsson (D), Tuukka Rask (G), Jaroslav Halak (G),