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
1. The Buffalo Sabres did the expected on Friday, selecting defenseman Owen Power with the first overall pick at the 2021 NHL Draft. For more on Power, you can view his Dobber Prospects profile.
Fellow Michigan alum Matthew Beniers was the second overall pick and first-ever entry draft pick in Seattle Kraken history. Mason McTavish was the first surprise of the draft, getting picked third overall by the Ducks.
Another storyline with the fourth overall pick, as Luke Hughes joined his brother Jack Hughes on the Devils. The Canucks fan in me hopes that Quinn Hughes does not request a trade to New Jersey. A lot of hockey talent in this living room.
Perhaps my favorite not only because he’s from my neck of the woods but also because he’s such a highlight-reel machine, Kent Johnson was selected by the Blue Jackets.
I’ll leave analysis of the rest of the picks to our new Journey writer, Hadi Kalakeche. Check out his first-round recap. (jul24)
2. Rounding up some key trade analysis consummated on Draft weekend:
– It seemed as if someone was going to overpay for Rasmus Ristolainen and Mike promptly provided his Fantasy Take on this deal.
– Just as the Sabres seemed to receive quite a return for Ristolainen, it seemed as though the Rangers didn’t receive enough for Pavel Buchnevich. Mike also had you covered for the Fantasy Take on that deal.
– Then the Canucks and Coyotes made an interesting deal, where Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Conor Garland went to the Canucks.You can read a lot more about it on my Fantasy Take.
– But wait, there’s more. The Seth Jones trade finally happened, with the Blackhawks picking him up for Adam Boqvist. A busy guy on Friday, Mike gave you another Fantasy Take.
– Columbus wasn’t finished adding young defensemen, picking up <