Ramblings: Klingberg Signs With Ducks, Combining Shots and Hits and Blocks (July 30)

Ian Gooding


John Klingberg finally found a home, although it may only be short-term. In case you missed it, Klingberg has signed a one-year contract with Anaheim for $7 million. I already broke it down in the Fantasy Take, so you can read all about it there. Now we just wait for what happens with Nazem Kadri

The Flyers have signed Owen Tippett to a two-year contract with an average annual value of $1.5 million. Tippett was acquired in the Claude Giroux trade, scoring seven points in 21 games as a Flyer. He skated on the Flyers' second power-play unit while averaging about 15 minutes per game, which was nearly three minutes more per game than he was averaging with the Panthers. Tippett likely slots in at around the third line for the Flyers, although injured players returning could cut into that icetime increase a bit. Regardless, it looks like his fantasy value has improved from before the trade.

Fantasy Take: Giroux/Tippett Trade

As the Managing Editor of Dobber Hockey, I'll take this opportunity to make a couple of announcements regarding August content. Although August is usually as slow as it gets for NHL news, you'll have at least two more reasons to visit Dobber Hockey once the Fantasy Guide is released on August 5 (and yes, be sure to reserve your copy, if you haven't already).

Starting August 7, Dobber's Offseason Fantasy Grades will return. Check daily for a new article, where one of our writers will break down a team in terms of its offseason moves and grade its fantasy outlook. These articles will run for approximately one month.

From August 14 to 20, Bubble Keeper Week will take place. That week, our writers will focus on discussing their own keeper decisions and evaluating players that are "on the bubble." The idea is to evaluate players that you might be unsure about keeping, as well as guiding you through the thought process involved in making a