Ramblings: Ullmark Continues Fast Start, Dealing with Demko, Hockey at Mullett Arena (Oct 29)

Ian Gooding


Yesterday I listed the names of some slumping Ducks, courtesy of the Frozen Tools Cold Players list. Well, you can add one more game for these players' slumps, with the Ducks getting shut out by Vegas. The name that seems to be of the most interest is John Klingberg, who is now without a point in his last seven games. Jamie Drysdale also left this game with an upper-body injury after taking a hit along the boards, meaning that he has played eight games this season and has yet to record a point.

Drysdale is probably droppable at this point if you can't move him to IR+, while Klingberg can probably be benched when the Ducks play on a busy night. Heck, dropping Klingberg in a shallow league isn't the worst idea either. In fact, most Ducks players should only be considered for off-night streaming at the moment, with only Troy Terry and Trevor Zegras rosterable on a everyday basis.

After winning the Ducks' first game of the season against Seattle, John Gibson has now received either an L or an OTL in six consecutive games. In allowing four goals on 18 shots, Gibson now has as many really bad starts (2) as quality starts (2). With a GAA north of 4.00, Gibson shouldn't be in your fantasy lineup right now either.

Logan Thompson posted the 29-save shutout of the Ducks. Fantasy teams should continue to roll with him, as his numbers should give him early Calder Trophy consideration.

Linus Ullmark has been a major component in my Zero G strategy this season, as he is rostered on two of my teams. Ullmark pitched a 30-save shutout against the Blue Jackets on Friday, upping his record to 6-0-0. Ullmark seemed to fall in fantasy drafts because of two assumptions: 1) The Bruins would struggle because of their injuries, and 2)