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. It's time to make room for Dylan Cozens in single-season leagues. Entering Sunday, Cozens had four goals and six points over his last three games and 13 points over his last 11 games. Moreover, he was pushing into point-per-game territory over the season (21 PTS in 24 GP). He will probably cool off given his advanced stats (14.3 SH%, 11.5 5on5 SH%, 3.1 PTS/60), but his overall ice time is up a minute per game while he’s regularly taking a turn on the first-unit power play. If you like to compare prospects, Cozens is currently fourth in scoring among 2019-drafted players. (dec2)
2. Likely the biggest story surrounding the Minnesota Wild heading into this season was the anticipated performances from Matt Boldy and Marco Rossi. With the team so cap-strung thanks to the buyouts of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, and losing Kevin Fiala as a result, they needed these young potential stars to step up in a big way on cheap contracts. Boldy has been very good with nine goals and 18 points in 23 games, while Rossi had one point (an assist) in 16 games. He had been healthy scratched of late, and the writing was on the wall for what was to come: Rossi was sent back to Iowa of the AHL.
This is far from a death-knell on his career or long-term fantasy value. There are stars in the league right now who made it to the NHL and then were demoted back to the AHL. Names like Leon Draisaitl, Cole Caufield, Troy Terry, Tage Thompson, and Filip Forsberg come to mind. Rossi will get lots of opportunity to sort out whatever he needs to and be back in the NHL this season.
For fantasy owners in dynasty leagues, now would be the time to make a pitch to trade