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 hope everyone is enjoying the holiday break and having a wonderful Christmas with family and friends. As seems to be tradition here every year, let's zip through some ‘more abstract’ reports at Frozen Tools and comment on some of them.
Most Consistent Player: Nathan MacKinnon – with points in 16 of 17 games, he has hit the scoresheet in 94.12% of his games.
The rest: Aleksander Barkov (87.5%), Jake Guentzel (83.33%), Connor McDavid (82.76%), Brad Marchand (80.95%), Alex Ovechkin (80.65%), Max Pacioretty (80.00%).
Surprise names in the Top 30: Nazem Kadri (79.17%), Devon Toews (75.00% – actually ahead of Cale Makar!), Valeri Nichushkin (72.22%). (dec25)
2. Top IPP at Even Strength: I like looking at this because it tells me which players are over-performing based on the line they are on. It indicates that, if the coach so desired, a move to a higher line would pay off for both player and fantasy owner.
Artturi Lehkonen – 100%. After 31 games, Lehkonen’s line has scored 11 times. He was in on all 11 with either the goal or one of the assists. He is the only player in the league to play more than 25 games and have a 100% IPP. Most of the other players at 100% (there are 16 of them) are fourth liners with no potential for moving up the lineup. A plugger with three points, such as Trent Frederic, was in on all three of his line’s goals. That doesn’t mean he deserves a look on a scoring line. But besides Lehkonen, the other names of interest at 100% are: Logan Brown (six points in 10 games – in on all six goals that his line scored), Klim Kostin (five points in 18 games), and Carl Grundstrom (eight points in 23 games).
Other notables: Alex Formenton (90.9%),