Fantasy Mailbag: Calder Favorites, Svechnikov vs. Pettersson, Kyrou, Seider, DeAngelo, Horvat, Verhaeghe, Cap Navigation & More

Rick Roos


Welcome back to another edition of the Roos Lets Loose monthly mailbag, where I answer your fantasy hockey questions by giving advice that should be useful to all poolies even if they don't own the specific players being discussed. As a reminder, if you want your fantasy hockey question(s) answered in the next mailbag, check out the end of the column, where I explain the ways to get it/them to me as well as the details you should provide when sending. The earlier you send a question the more likely it is to be included in the mailbag, and the deeper dive I can provide with my reply.

Question #1 (from Liam)

I’m in a 12 team, keep 4, H2H each category league counting G, A, PIM, SOG, STP, HIT, BLK, W, GAA and SV%, for a total of 10 scoring points.   I could use your advice in selecting my keepers.

The options I’m considering are as follows: Cale Makar, Andrei Svechnikov, Jake Guentzel, Elias Pettersson, Dougie Hamilton, Jack Hughes, Nazem Kadri, and Igor Shesterkin. In my mind, Makar and Svechnikov are locks; but I'm not certain about the other two choices. Note also that I only have three picks – 35th overall, 55th, and 71st – in the first six rounds of our draft after trading several away to make a deep playoff run.

Unfortunately, Liam didn't indicate what roster sizes are, how many start at each position, and if forward positions matter. As a reminder, when sending me questions please be sure to err on the side of inclusion in te