Ramblings: Chicago Blackhawks; New Lines in Tampa; Mangiapane, Stephenson & More (Oct 27)

Alexander MacLean


It's tough to talk about fantasy hockey in the wake of all of the news dropping from the result of the investigation into the abuse and cover up in the Chicago Blackhawks organization back in 2010. I won't get into the details of the incident(s), the cover up, or the fallout here, but I do want to impress on how I feel that despite Stan Bowman stepping down and the NHL fining the team $2 million, it doesn't seem like nearly enough action was taken based on the gravity of the situation.

With a new GM coming in, is there a chance that Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane are moved to really start a new era on the ice in Chicago? Alex DeBrincat should be just fine without Kane, but if the duo were to be moved, the team overall would take a hit in the fantasy department.

In addition, do we see a new coach in Florida, and how do the lines shake out from there? A new coach for the Cats could greatly impact the value of players such as Owen Tippett, Mackenzie Weegar, and Spencer Knight. Something to keep an eye on.


Andrew Mangiapane made the New Jersey Devils look like a Peewee team, scoring two goals to bring him up to seven on the season. He's becoming exactly the threat the Flames have needed in their middle-six over the last number of years.