Ramblings – Kicking Off Bubble Keeper Week – Taking Your Questions (Sep 06)

Dobber

2021-09-06

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The Fantasy Guide was updated twice yesterday. You'll see that a lot, especially as camps open and kick into high gear. Yesterday included the Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Christian Dvorak adjustments, as well as the Jake Gardiner news. For what it's worth, I think the Habs became a better team after the dust settled. At almost no cost to them.

Meanwhile, Arizona continues to make it abundantly clear that they're tanking. I've never seen the efforts so blatant before. Not in all my years of doing this. The rebuild for them begins next year. Not this year. This year is full-on tank.

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Anyway, we're a tad late with this because last postseason extended so deep into the summer, but this week is our annual Bubble Keeper Week. All the writers will be digging deep on those non-obvious players. The ones you'll be scratching your head about trying to decide which one to keep. So Connor McDavid and Andrei Vasilevskiy will be two names you will not be reading this week (starting now). Nope, this week is an ode to the likes of Kevin Labanc, Jason Zucker and Alex Killorn. Those guys you are humming and hawing about for that 12th slot. James van Riemsdyk or Chris Kreider? Ryan Pulock or Noah Dobson? Petr Mrazek or Jaroslav Halak? Be sure to check in all week for our take on some of these guys.

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I kick it off, as I do every year, by taking your 'this guy vs. that guy' decisions on Twitter:

I take Gurianov and Zacha here. I like where Zacha is trending and I think Gurianov is a safe bet. Kyrou is the b