Ramblings: Terry Signs, Boeser Trade Rumours, Rathbone leaves Harvard, & Playoff Darkhorses (July 15)

Cam Robinson


After a five-week summer vacation, I'm back in the Ramblings saddle and ready to gear up for some fantasy hockey talk. The timing couldn't be better either. With training camps firing up this week, the storylines are once again plentiful. 

Let's dive in. 



A couple of signings happened on Tuesday. The first was upcoming Ducks RFA, Troy Terry. The soon-to-be 23-year-old was coming off a stagnating second 'half' season in the league. Anaheim obviously used that leverage to get him at a very reasonable 1.45M per for three seasons.

Terry saw his shooting percentage fall from 16 percent as a rookie to a disgustingly low five percent this past season. This is a talented player, so let's go ahead and assume he finds a way back into the middle ground of 10-12 percent. 

Look for him to find some consistency with a set of linemates next season rather than bomb around the roster as he did in 2019-20. I like him to jump into a half-point-per-game realm next year with room to blossom further.

This is the type of contract you look back on as a steal of a deal in the final year of it. He'll be one of those fun 10.2C players at the conclusion too. Meaning he'll have no arbitration or offer sheet options. Tidy piece of business by the Ducks. 



Meanwhile, the Canucks inked their top defensive prospect in Jack Rathbone. The 21-year-old decided to leave Harvard as the NCAA club had already cancelled their fall schedule. The offer to burn a year off of the ELC without playing NHL games this summer turned out to be the sweetener needed to get it done. Rathbone led all college defenders in shots-per-game (3.3