Ramblings – Bubble Keepers: Thoughts on Chabot, Drouin, Labanc, DeBrusk, Bjorkstrand, Fiala, Hart, Duchene, Reinhart and many others (Nov 09)



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As you know, every year we have a full week in which we dedicate heavy analysis to those 'fringe' keepers in Keep 10, Keep 12, or even Keep 18 leagues that you just can't decide on. We time it for the middle of the offseason when these decisions need to be made. This year we've had to do our best guess for that – and we chose this week! All the columns this week are going to try to help you with those tough decisions.

For today, I reached out to you on Twitter. Which players are you agonizing over?


Thomas Chabot is your best keeper here, assuming that you need to have defensemen on your roster and it's not just strictly points regardless of position. After this, despite his disappointment of never reach that 'peak level' you were hoping for, year after year, I think you take Sam Reinhart. He is attached at the hip with Jack Eichel, and Eichel is still getting better. Then Timo Meier, and then the unproven Joel Farabee. I don't mind Farabee's upside, but I wonder if he will take too long to get there. As in, longer than three more years. So do you want that sitting on your roster when you could trade him for a guy who could break out this year or next?