Ramblings: Final Draft Thoughts including McAvoy, Comtois, Bjorkstrand, Brossoit, and More – October 8

Michael Clifford

2021-10-08

Montreal was in tough to begin the season, knowing they'd be without Shea Weber and Carey Price. News got worse recently as Joel Edmundson revealed an injury and he'll be out for a few weeks. The news kept rolling on Thursday as there was a surprise announcement from the team and Price that he would be participating in the NHLPA assistance program and would be stepping away from the team:

This can mean a variety of things and I will not be speculating on what it is. All we can say is all the best to Price and his family.

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With Brady Tkachuk still unsigned, the Sens were under the cap. They needed to add some money, and they did:

Whichever callup they use will bring their roster about $500K over the lower cap limit. And they want to start winning this year. Yikes, man.

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This is my last Ramblings before the start of the season. Well, technically I get one next Tuesday that is the morning of Puck Drop, but it's close enough. This is, effectively, my last chance to hand out some fantasy advice for drafts.

Advice for this season has been doled out consistently for a couple months but I'll re-link some of the important Ramblings, in my opinion.

  • New line combinations in training camp and their importance
  • Standings Gained Points and Pionk, Trocheck, Point, Hintz,