21 Fantasy Hockey Rambles

Dobber Sports

2021-08-15

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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It’s Christmas in (checks month) August! Get your Fantasy Guide at the Dobber Sports shop. If you’ve preordered it, you should now be able to download it by going to Downloads on the Dobber home page. I know I’ve already spent plenty of time diving in and checking out the projections of players that are on my keeper team and that I’m interested in otherwise. Let’s just say I’m going to be referring to the PDF and Excel spreadsheet a lot before the start of the season. – Ian Gooding, Managing Editor, DobberHockey.com

Also of note, our French-language version, Guide des Poolers, will be made available on September 3, but you can already get going on your fantasy prep by downloading the Excel spreadsheet with Dobber’s projections.

Okay now, let's run down the past week's top 21 Fantasy Rambles:

1. Canucks’ offense, last two seasons:

– 2019-20: 3.25 GF/GP (8th), 24.2 PP% (4th)
– 2020-21: 2.64 GF/GP (24th), 17.4 PP% (25th)

At the risk of sounding like a homer, I think the Canucks are going to score a lot of goals this year. Bringing in Conor Garland, Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Vasily Podkolzin, having a healthy (and signed) Elias Pettersson, no COVID outbreaks (hopefully), and this team could rebound scoring-wise. A power play of Pettersson, Brock Boeser, Bo Horvat, J.T. Miller, and Quinn Hughes should score more than once every two games, which was the case in 2020-21. (aug14)

2. I’m kind of surprised Ilya Samsonov signed for only one season, although I don’t think Capitals fans are enamored with him. Since the contract is only one season, it’s critical for him to establish himself as the starter this season. Vitek Vanecek is also on the books for one more season (both will be RFAs), so we may have a good ol’ fashioned goaltending showdown. The Capitals are also spending less than $3 million on the pair, which is far less than some teams are paying for one goalie. (