Ramblings: Efficient Power Play Performers; Ripples From Seattle Kraken Selections (Jul 7)

Alexander MacLean

2021-07-07

The Montreal Canadiens live to fight another day, and that means we aren't in full offseason mode quite yet. However, game four already covered in yesterday's Ramblings, and there really isn't a huge amount of fantasy relevant discussion points to suck out of a Stanley Cup Final series. Josh Anderson is good for now, especially when he's fired up. Anthony Cirelli is a clutch player, Patrick Maroon wins cups, Andrei Vasilevskiy and Carey Price have been absolutely lights-out in stretches, and Alexander Romanov is going to be an excellent offensive defenceman for the Canadiens. Did I miss anything? Oh yeah, Matthew Joseph needs more ice time:

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With the Seattle selections only two weeks away now, and everyone looking at the selection lists and trying to figure out who will thrive in a new Seattle lineup, it is also necessary to consider the other half of that equation. Every team is losing some kind of player, and that means there will be NHL roster spots, and in some cases even top power play spots that open up. Back in 2017-18 we saw career highs from Brayden Schenn, Vincent Trocheck, Jason Zucker, and Matt Murray, plus a huge rebound year from Eric Staal. Those teams lost David Perron, Reilly Smith, Jonathan Marchessault, Erik Haula, and Marc-Andre Fleury.

Easier said than done to try and pick these guys out after the