Ramblings: Struggling Goalies; Forward Buy-Lows; Injuries to Bertuzzi & Ekblad (Oct 19)

Alexander MacLean


The season is well underway now. We have fanbases panicking, parades being planned across half of the continent, and a whole bunch of news to cover.

Meanwhile, on a fantasy level, we have at least one week under our belts, so you're already seeing some direction from your team. Roto leaguers are just starting to get a sense of what categories they may need to patch up and which they have some excess in, while in points-only leagues it's still way too early to really react to much.

Keeping a level head early on is tough, but it will pay off in the long run.

Or, if season-long leagues aren't your thing, then there's always some DFS options to try your hand at. If you need some help getting started, there's a tool for that, and you can find it here.


The easiest place to start overreacting to is goaltending, and this year is no different, with Marc-Andre Fleury sporting a GAA over eight, Vitek Vanecek having played a single game (an un-inspiring loss), and the Avalanche still winning games despite continuing to get .880 goaltending.

None of these are ones I am at all worried about, and in fact I have inquired about acquiring a few of these guys in some leagues. If I can get my hands on Fleury or Vanecek without giving up a top-150 player, I'm jumping on it.

Same goes for a few other struggling goalies such as Thatcher Demko,