Ramblings – Observations While Putting Together NHL Rosters for the Guide (Aug 9)



The Fantasy Guide is out SATURDAY, August 14!


As I write these Ramblings I have worked my way up to San Jose in the Fantasy Guide. Some rosters were harder to put together than others. I found a few interesting things when putting them together and I figured I would share them here.


The only comment I have with this roster is that I really like Anthony Stolarz as a dark horse goaltender. In my one dynasty I would consider taking him because with goalies – you never know.


Last season Jakob Chychrun played the entire season for the first time in his career. I really think Shayne Gostisbehere is a better player (keep in mind the bar here is low) since his knee surgery, he just needs a chance to show it. Last year he was cannibalized by Erik Gustafsson early on, and was never really trusted with ice time to get any rhythm going. I also think Conor Timmins is ready to show what he can do as a puck-moving defenseman. If Chychrun gets hurt again – and historically that happens a lot – then Ghost and Timmins will surprise. If not, then Ghost and Timmins just have "okay" seasons.


The goaltending situation here is interesting, but to be honest I think the hotdog vendor would flourish there with this team so I'll comment on another thing of interest: Jake DeBrusk.