21 Fantasy Hockey Rambles

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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 and Dobber

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

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. (oct19)

2. The easiest place to start overreacting to is goaltending and this year is no different. That said, the only name goalie that I am not giving any attention is John Gibson. The team in front of his is not a defensive one, and from last season they have replaced the reliable Josh Manson with the offensively gifted John Klingberg. In other words, they may score a lot of goals as a team, but that will balance with a lot more opportunities against. That doesn’t bode well for Gibson who has struggled more and more often the last few seasons, tailing off earlier and earlier into the year. Typically he starts the year well though, but with a slow start now, I don’t have a lot of confidence in any kind of turn-around. (oct19)

3. I made one in a dynasty cap league yesterday, sending out Thomas Chabot in exchange for Tyler Bertuzzi. I’m not very worried about making the playoff this year (I’m fairly confident I will make it) and so jumping at the chance to get Bertuzzi made sense. I had defensemen to spare, and getting another 70-point forward was something I was having trouble finding otherwise in the trade market in that league. Check in on those injured players like Matt Murray, Bertuzzi, P