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
1. I’ve had a weird relationship with Trevor Zegras (don’t tell him, though, it might crush him). I wasn’t as high on him as a prospect as others were but it’s clear he has great offensive upside and is Anaheim’s top offensive prospect.
My big concern about Zegras this year would be ice time; the team re-signed Ryan Getzlaf, they still have Adam Henrique, Sam Steel has showed flashes, etc. And if he wasn’t going to be the team’s top centre, they didn’t have enough talent on the wings to help Zegras flourish. Well, so far this preseason, he’s been playing with Max Comtois and Rickard Rakell on the top line. That is about as good as it could possibly get, really, for all three players. Zegras, specifically, is getting two of the team’s three best goal scorers on his wing. This really is as good as we could hope for.
How high the ladder goes here, who knows. The West is wide open after the top handful of teams and Anaheim’s division sucks. If that line can really gel, maybe we get 60 points out of Zegras. That probably is the max for this year, though. This is still a bad offensive environment. (oct5)
2. Regarding Carter Hart, I am buying the rebound on the young netminder. The team should be better as a whole and the addition of Ryan Ellis can’t be overstated. This should be a season where the Flyers surprise some people and Hart is being drafted late enough that he should give us a decent value. He is also another guy that should be locked into the starter’s role. (oct8)
3. We have seen monster seasons from Seth Jones in recent memory and he’s now going to be in a great role on a high-scoring team. Jones brings value across the board and could break 60 points if things really go well for him. He can genuinely be the top defenceman in fantasy this year. (oct8)
4. Charlie McAvoy's problem in recent seasons was two-fold: no PP role and no shots. He should push two shots per game this year and looks locked on the top PP unit. It would not surprise me to see a 55-point, 160-shot, 125-hit season this year. (oct8)
5. One of the arguments against Zach Hyman is