21 Fantasy Hockey Rambles

Dobber Sports

2021-09-19

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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1. There are problems with Josh Anderson‘s on-ice game and the Habs need to iron those out. But, uh, this guy put up 17 goals, 125 shots, and 139 hits in 52 games last year. That works out to 27 goals, 197 shots, and 219 hits in a full season. Those are straight up better than Tom Wilson numbers, and Tom Wilson is going a few rounds ahead of Anderson. Now, I get that it’s just one season with Montreal, but Anderson had seasons of 17/118/147, 19/188/109, and 27/230/214 in Columbus. To say that Anderson is a very real threat for 25 goals, 200 shots, and 225 hits is a true statement. Also, unlike Wilson, you don’t have to bake in 10 games’ worth of suspensions every time you draft Anderson in the regular season. The center situation in Montreal is a bit of a concern, but even if Anderson doesn’t score 25 goals, the peripherals are likely to be enough to ensure this isn’t a flop of a pick. (sep16)

2. It has been a common refrain that the Los Angeles Kings have lots of prospects coming and their cupboard is stocked. That is true, but it doesn’t get to the question that is important for us: which prospects will be helpful for 2021-22, and how much? The signing of Phillip Danault proves an impediment for guys like Rasmus Kupari and Quinton Byfield, their future centers – it takes away the potential of a top-6 role. The Kings don’t have (m)any high-end left-shot forwards, so if Arthur Kaliyev can ball out in training camp, he could get a big role here. Kaliyev led the AHL team last year – that had Kupari, and Alex Turcotte, and Byfield, and Akil Thomas, and Sam Fagemo – in points by five and put up 2.75 shots per game. All this as a 19-year-old. If he had a good offseason of training, I think he can at least start in the top-9, and could move up as the season wears on. (sep16)

3. While the talent surrounding him remains a concern, Max Comtois had over 180 shots+blocks in 55 games in what was effectively his rookie season. He should hover around 16-17 minutes a game this year, which’ll help peripherals. The power play should improve as well, making him a real threat for 20+ goals. He’ll have much more value in multi-cat leagues, but Comtois is entering his age-23 season and the team is turning a corner in a weak division. He should catch your attention. (sep14)

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