21 Fantasy Hockey Rambles

Dobber Sports

2021-06-27

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. So, now it’s the surprising Canadiens and the defending champion Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final. Who do you like? This might be a tough one to pick. Interested in how many experts believe that the underdog Habs can finish the job? Check out their series predictions and Conn Smythe winners here

BTW, there are no more Saturday games scheduled this season. You’ll have to wait until the fall to get your Saturday night hockey fix. When the final isn’t on, it’s time to get out and enjoy the summer. Just do it safely if you’re in the middle of a heat wave like I am where I live. (jun26)

2. Unfortunately, the Brayden Point playoffs goal streak ended at nine games. He falls just one goal shy of Reggie Leach’s all-time record. Still, this is an impressive run for Point. He still leads all playoff goal scorers with 14 goals, six ahead of teammate Alex Killorn, Nathan MacKinnon, and Brad Marchand. (jun26)

3. Don’t put it past the Golden Knights to try to upgrade at center during the offseason (Jack Eichel, anyone?) During the team’s first season, William Karlsson scored an out-of-nowhere 43 goals. Since then, his highest total in 24 goals. He’s a fixture on the Jonathan Marchessault Reilly Smith line, but not a true No. 1 center. Playing on the top line has provided a huge upgrade for Chandler Stephenson‘s fantasy value, but the fact he is on that top line demonstrates that weakness at what is considered a key position for a team that is focused on winning the Stanley Cup.

Marc-Andre Fleury‘s trade value won’t be sky high for a number of reasons (36 years of age, $7 million cap hit, only one year remaining on contract), but I wonder how efficient it is for the Golden Knights to have $12 million of cap space tied up in goalies. It’s a nice luxury to have if one goalie is injured or struggles, and Fleury’s bounce-back season has been a nice story. Yet I wouldn’t be surprised if the Golden Knights revisit trade talks for Fleury in the offseason.

4. Another player Vegas could consider trading is Alex Tuch. The Golden Knights have plenty of depth on the wing, which often makes Tuch the odd man out from the top 6. He won’t return a number one center on his own, but he could be a key part of a package