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. Did you have the Boston Bruins falling out of the playoffs this season? Well, they’ve now won seven consecutive games and are now 10-1-0. There’s still a lot of season left, but wit h Brad Marchand back and Charlie McAvoy soon to follow, I like their chances.

Hampus Lindholm also continues to be scorching hot with a goal and an assist with a plus-3. He’s a must start over the next few games, but he may be transitioning to a more defensive role once McAvoy returns, which might be as early as next week. Use the time to sell high on Lindholm if you can, as he has never reached a 0.5 PTS/GP pace over a full season since debuting in 2013-14. His advanced stats confirm this (15.8 SH%, 11.1 5-on-5 SH%, 2.7 PTS/60). He could reach a 0.5 PTS/GP pace anyway this season, as he is surrounded with more talent on the Bruins than on the Ducks. I wrote more about Lindholm on Wednesday. (nov4)

2. Entering Saturday, the NHL goal scoring leaders were:

Connor McDavid – 12
Bo Horvat – 10
Erik Karlsson – 10 (!)
Victor Olofsson – 9

Four other names were tied at eight, including Gabe Vilardi who I want to look into.

The 11th overall pick in 2017 has had a very unique and non-linear developmental path. After dealing with many injuries, including a nagging back injury that was at one point rumoured to be career threatening, he rebounded with solid showings in both AHL and NHL stints in his D+2 year. He was a tweener for the next two years, and coming into camp this year it felt like there A) wasn’t room for him to thrive, and B) that he didn’t quite have the same u