Ramblings: Bubble Keeper Week Continues: Mangiapane, Greenway, Carter, Raanta, Campbell (Nov 14)

Ian Gooding


I am writing about a few players who are bubble keepers of mine. Yours are probably for the most part different, although my analysis on these players could directly help you if you have a similar type of player. I'll discuss different types of bubble keepers that you may encounter, as well as the thought process that you can use in deciding which player(s) to keep. Every league is different, so one-size-fits-all advice doesn't apply to everyone.

Today will be a mix of forwards and goalies. To wrap up Bubble Keeper Week tomorrow, I'll discuss a few defensemen that are on my bubble keeper list. (Wrap… bubble… bubble wrap… get it? Okay, I'll stick to writing.)

Andrew Mangiapane (65% owned in Fantrax leagues)

Type of keeper: Smallish non-pedigreed overachiever

First-round picks often get claimed early in keeper league drafts. Sixth-round picks? Not so much. You probably didn't have Mangiapane on your radar until recently, even with back-to-back 100+ point seasons in the OHL and point-per-game production in his last two AHL seasons. For more on Mangiapane, purchase your copy of the Fantasy Guide, where Dobber has featured him as the Flames player in his Lowdown.

The 5-10, 184 lb. winger recorded almost all of his 2019-20 production at even-strength, as just one of his 32 points was on the power play. It will be interesting to see what he is capable of with more power-play time. However, it won't get any easier for Mangiapane to secure more power-play time (0:31 PPTOI in 2019-20), as the Flames have since added Dominik Simon and Josh Leivo, both of whom are capable of second-unit power-play minutes.

Expected to play on the Flames' second line with Matthew Tkachuk and Mikael Backlund, Mangiapane should be projected to reach the 40-point mark for the first time in his career. One sign that he has been trending upward is his second-half production, as he scored 17 points over his last 26 games. Over a full season, that would