21 Fantasy Hockey Rambles

Dobber Sports

2022-03-20

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

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1. The NHL's Trade Deadline has arrived, tomorrow, March 21st. For those that may be new to DobberHockey this season, we have analysis of the trades as they are made. Please bear with us as writing up impacts can take time and if there are a lot of trades at once, it could be a couple hours before they’re all published. But the Dobber team (namely Dobber himself) will be here on Deadline Day to analyze the major trades and what they mean in the fantasy game. What better way to spend a Monday than checking up on what the trades mean to your fantasy rosters? Below is a listing of the past week's transactions with links to their analysis:

Giroux to Florida
Lindholm going to Boston
Hagel to Tampa Bay
Flames acquire Jarnkrok
Chiarot traded to Florida
Vatrano Shipped to the Rangers
Wild, Avalanche swap Sturm and Jost
Avalanche acquire Josh Manson

2. Josh Norris reached 25 goals for the first time in his career on Friday. He’s the first Senator in three years to reach that total, clearly emerging as a goal-scoring threat. Entering Saturday, only four players (Chris Kreider, Leon Draisaitl, Auston Matthews, David Pastrnak) had more power-play goals than Norris’s 12 PPG (although several other players were tied with Norris). He’s also the first Senator to reach 12 power-play goals since Mike Hoffman in 2016-17. Norris continued his run by scoring his 26th goal of the season yesterday against Montreal.

As mentioned here yesterday, Erik Brannstrom is expected to take a big chunk of injured Thomas Chabot‘s minutes and power-play time. Sure enough, Brannstrom assisted on Norris’s power-play goal while logging nearly 23 minutes and first-unit power-play time. His assist broke a 10-game point drought. Friday, Brannstrom was rostered in just 1% of Yahoo leagues (31% in Fantrax), so there’s a real ground-floor opportunity here in single-season leagues. (