21 Fantasy Hockey Rambles

Dobber Sports

2021-06-20

Every Sunday, we share 21 Fantasy Rambles from our writers at DobberHockey. These thoughts are curated from the past week’s 'Daily Ramblings'.

Writers/Editors: Ian Gooding, Michael Clifford, Alexander MacLean, and Dobber

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1. This might be mildly concerning if you’re a Kirill Kaprizov owner.

Kevin Weekes @KevinWeekes: As of now talks with likely Rookie of the yr Kaprizov & @mnwild have gone cold. My understanding is he's in Moscow and it's believed CSKA is interested in signing him for KHL & Olympics. @NHL @NHLNetwork #HockeyTwitter

I would have thought that Kaprizov was already signed to multiple years on an entry-level deal, but he did sign a two-year contract before the return to play last summer (he was ineligible to play in the first year, as it was just for him to be around the team). Kaprizov is a 10.2c free agent, which means he is ineligible for an offer sheet. Not that offer sheets are commonplace, but this seems to be the most likely alternative should he be unable to come to terms with the Wild. Kaprizov is a potential franchise player, so he is not someone they should try to go cheap on, even if they have their share of undesirable contracts. The Wild’s CapFriendly page will give you a better idea, if you’re not sure who I mean. (jun19)

2. We know that Vegas is a team that can take over games for long stretches. However, it’s starting to feel like they can lack finish at times, particularly when they face a hot goalie. Look at Thatcher Demko‘s three-game run in the bubble last season (0.64 GAA, .984 SV%), when the Canucks nearly stole that second-round series. Now the Golden Knights appear to be reliving that with Carey Price. (jun19)

3. Rather than the cheesy award show that we’ve become used to, and of course because of the pandemic, the NHL has decided to announce its award winners via press release on a nightly basis. On Friday, Aleksander Barkov won the Selke Trophy, finishing ahead of Patrice Bergeron and Mark Stone.

When the nominees were first announced, I had