Ramblings: Keith Retires, Holdover Kane, Lafreniere Analysis (Jul 9)

Ian Gooding


Day 2 of the NHL Draft took place on Friday, with the picks happening much more quickly than they did on Thursday for the first round. For a full list of picks from 1 to 225, head over to the NHL site. If you want to learn more about your favorite team's picks, or any other prospects, head over to Dobber Prospects and select the Teams – East or Teams – West menu. And of course, if you want the fantasy lowdown on the players that were just drafted, get your Prospects Report at the Dobber Sports Store.

All it takes is one move to create a rapid domino effect when it comes to the NHL market. For the goalies, that first domino was Alexandar Georgiev being traded to the Avalanche on Thursday. Later Thursday, it was Petr Mrazek to Chicago. Then on Friday morning, Ville Husso's rights were traded to Detroit and he promptly signed there. Then Vitek Vanecek to New Jersey. Did I miss anyone?

Goalies haven't been the only players on the move recently. Of course, the Blackhawks haven't wasted any time in starting their rebuild by parting with young scorers Alex DeBrincat and Kirby Dach (a little more on one of the players affected below). Defensemen have also gotten in on the fun, with Alexander Romanov off to the Islanders and Tony DeAngelo off to Philly.

I guess what I'm trying to say is if you're looking for my thoughts on every one of these transactions, you won't find it here today. NHL transactions tend to be a flurry of everything happening, then a whole lot of nothing. I'll have all summer to discuss these, so I'll probably cover everything bit by bit once the dust settles. In the meantime, you can find analysis of everything on the Fantasy Take – Latest NHL Moves page. Cliffy has been a superstar these past couple days with all of this work.

According to multiple reports, Duncan