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. If you haven’t already, get in on the latest Roos Let Loose poll in which you can pick which five players have the best chance to salvage their seasons. So far there are some clear favorites, but you’ll still have a chance to weigh in until early Tuesday morning. And of course, you can read about each player in the article.
The obvious one is Cole Caufield, who might be the most-added player in single-season leagues over the past week. In case you’ve missed it, Caufield has six goals and 10 points over his last seven games. Suffice to say he’s a brand-new player with Martin St. Louis as the coach. [Fantasy Take: Montreal Replaces Ducharme with St. Louis]
One of my other votes went to Elias Pettersson because, well, he’s already turning it around. With two goals and an assist on Thursday, Pettersson now has 20 points (10 G, 10 A) in his last 16 games. As well, he’s been on fire recently with multiple points in each of his last four games, with 10 total points over that span. He recently admitted that his wrist was still bothering him (taped up) earlier this season, which explains the earlier struggles. Given the more recent results, it’s safe to say he’s back to being the old Petey. As I’ve said about many slumping stars: Hopefully you didn’t sell low. Agree? Disagree? Vote in the poll and comment in the thread! (feb26)
2. If you ask me who my top waiver-wire add of the season is, I’d tell you it’s Jesper Bratt. And with back-to-back two-goal games following a return from injury, Bratt is back above the point-per-game mark (48 PTS in 47 GP). Yet there’s another player that I added during the season who is giving Bratt a run for his money right now. That player is Adrian Kempe.
Kempe scored a pair of goals on Friday, giving him three 2-goal games over his last four games. Add in a pair of assists over that span and Kempe has eight points over his last four games. Kempe has now reached 25 goals, which is easily a career best for him. He’s been both good and lucky, taking nearly half a shot more per game this season over last (2.9 SOG/GP from 2.3 SOG/GP) while benefitting from a higher-than-normal 17.4 SH%. Kempe has also been playing on Anze Kopitar‘s line, which is the fastest way for any Kings player to earn points. (feb26)
3. Filling in for the injured