21 Fantasy Hockey Rambles

Dobber Sports

2022-08-07

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, Michael Amato and Dobber

1. Quick plug: The Fantasy Guide is now available! Maybe you’ve already checked out the spreadsheet with projections, but now you get the PDF guide complete with the articles, team-by-team analysis, projections, and more! Download or purchase yours today if you haven’t already.

As for the French-language version, le Guide des Poolers, it will be released this week on the 12th.

2. Flames fans can breathe a massive sigh of relief. Jonathan Huberdeau has agreed to stay in Calgary long-term, signing an eight-year extension with an average annual value of $10.5 million. That’s $84 million total starting in 2023-24. Yes, that turned out to be more money than Johnny Gaudreau ($9.75 million AAV) and Matthew Tkachuk ($9.5 million AAV) are being paid by their new teams, but money didn’t seem to be the reason that Gaudreau and Tkachuk decided to leave Calgary. It is expensive, but Brad Treliving probably knew it would be when he made the trade.

That trade is looking a whole lot better for the Flames, who were running the risk of having both Huberdeau and Mackenzie Weegar as one-year rentals for Matthew Tkachuk, who basically signed his extension at the time of the trade. Now the Flames will turn their attention to signing Weegar long-term. Suddenly their offseason isn’t looking so disastrous after losing their two 100-point scorers in Tkachuk and Johnny Gaudreau.

In cap leagues, Huberdeau is set for a significant raise from the $5.9 million he will earn for one more season. He’s the kind of player who has the ability to score no matter where he goes – it’s just that his price tag has finally caught up to his production. During his career-best 115-point season last season, his most frequent linemate was center Sam Bennett, while the majority of his production with Aleksander Barkov came on the power play. While I’ll be bumping his value down slightly in the Roto