21 Fantasy Hockey Rambles

Dobber Sports

2021-09-05

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 Micahel Amato (subbing for a vacationing Dobber)

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1. On Saturday, the Montreal Canadiens decided not to match the one-year, $6.1 million offer sheet on Jesperi Kotkaniemi, officially making him a member of the Carolina Hurricanes. The Canadiens received Carolina’s first- and third-round picks in 2022 as compensation. Just moments later, they struck a deal with Arizona and landed Christian Dvorak, suggesting that GM Marc Bergevin had been planning this for the past week knowing that matching the offer sheet wouldn’t be a wise investment of cap space. Below, Fantasy Takes on both deals:

>> [Habs don't match offer sheet, Kotkaniemi officially a Cane]

>> [Habs waste no time in acquiring Dvorak]

2. We have Bubble Keeper Week coming up and that’s always a fun time of the year. Fantasy leagues generally aren’t won in the first five rounds of a draft, but they can often be won at the end of a draft. Fantasy teams can overcome missing on a player or two early on, depending on waiver movement and trade ability. Teams probably cannot overcome missing on a superstar or two being drafted late. Those guys can replace, or complement, the early misses. That is what helps put a fantasy roster over the top.  

If you don’t know what makes a player a bubble keeper, it is a player that generally won’t get drafted in the majority of leagues. Of course, these players could become relevant during the season, so we’re trying to help you find that diamond in the rough.(sep2)

3. I think people are sleeping on the Calgary Flames. I think Darryl Sutter had a positive impact on the team, even if it didn’t immediately reflect in the win column. A full offseason with a normal training camp should do wonders for this team. Just FYI: Calgary was third in the league in expected goal share at 5-on-5 after Sutter took over. (They were just outside the top-10 before that).

This team has the horses to make three good