Ramblings: The OHL Season, Kapanen’s New Role, ’21s, & Krug (Nov. 18)

Cam Robinson

2020-11-17

The Panthers made history on Tuesday when they announced the hiring of Brett Peterson as the club’s Assistant GM. Peterson becomes the first black AGM in NHL history.

Normally, Florida is low-hanging fruit for ridicule, but between this and Kim Ng being named the Marlins GM recently, it’s nothing but good vibes from me.

 

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I don't normally talk about my leagues in detail as I find it's tantamount to telling someone about your dream last night. After about the 15-second mark, you've lost your audience. But I will take a moment to share a couple of interesting results from a draft I had last Saturday night.

For clarity, this is a 12-person league with 15 keepers apiece. Goaltenders are historically hard to come by, but defenders were kept at a very high rate this year.

Alexander Holtz went fourth overall ahead of Marco Rossi, Lucas Raymond and Yaroslav Askarov. 

This went against the consensus of the polling twitter mob but does make a lot of sense. Holtz is equally dynamic as Raymond or Rossi and he has the added luxury of landing in Newark with the prospect of receiving passes from Jack Hughes for the next decade. I honestly could not have picked a better situation for Holtz t