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Brayden Olafson pens “The Journey” column every Saturday for DobberHockey. He started as a contributor for DobberProspects, and continues his passion for finding prospects for you to target in your keeper league.

The Journey: The Now, The Near and The Future of Goalie Prospects

By |2020-05-23T14:34:04-04:00May 23rd, 2020|The Journey|

It’s time to talk goaltenders, more specifically, those that are potential rising stars. We are currently seeing a nice crop of young, promising netminders rising from the depths. Whether it was on a full-time basis or just a few matches, 2019-20 brought us a nice glimpse into the future. The raw talent displayed in goal [...]

The Journey: Top Rising Defender Prospects in May

By |2020-05-16T02:31:00-04:00May 16th, 2020|The Journey|

Welcome back, folks. I hope everyone is keeping well and finding ways to stay occupied. For the past few weeks, I have dabbled in a few upcoming draft-eligible prospects for all of you fantasy owners who are looking into the future. For the next few weeks, I will be focusing my attention on those already [...]

The Journey: Top Fantasy Prospects In Europe

By |2020-05-09T13:05:32-04:00May 9th, 2020|The Journey|

With even the potential of the NHL entry draft taking place next month,  I thought it would be best to dive back into the top prospects representing each region. So far, we have covered all of Canada, hitting the WHL, OHL and finally the QMJHL. All of which are filled with their fair share of [...]

The Journey: 2020 Entry Draft Options Pros and Cons

By |2020-05-02T15:13:23-04:00May 2nd, 2020|The Journey|

The NHL Entry Draft is one of the most anticipated events in hockey season, at least if you are someone like me who thoroughly enjoys the buildup that comes with it. While the fate behind the remaining 2019-20 season remains a mystery, the draft offers reliability as the one event that will run under any [...]

The Journey: Top Rising Forward Prospects In April

By |2020-04-25T11:40:38-04:00April 25th, 2020|The Journey|

Welcome back for this week's installment of The Journey. I hope everyone has been keeping safe and busy during these times. For the first time in a while, we were gifted some hockey action this week in the form of some much-anticipated news. While it is all just smoke and mirrors at this point, it [...]

The Journey: Top Fantasy Prospects In The WHL

By |2020-04-18T13:36:18-04:00April 18th, 2020|The Journey|

Hello fantasy enthusiasts and welcome back to The Journey. Yes, the weeks may have begun to blend into one by now, but hopefully I can bring you a little joy and excitement in the form of some fantasy prospect talk.  If you missed last week’s installment, I mentioned that I will be spending the next [...]

The Journey: Top Fantasy Prospects In the OHL

By |2020-04-11T02:22:48-04:00April 11th, 2020|The Journey|

Welcome back, prospect enthusiasts. A few weeks back I brought you the top players emerging out of the QMJHL, which has six representing first-round North American rankings. For the next three weeks, I will be continuing that trend to bring you the top from the OHL, WHL, USA and finishing up with European skaters.  In [...]

The Journey: Draft Worthy Rookie Defenders in 2020

By |2020-04-04T11:44:43-04:00April 4th, 2020|The Journey|

Welcome back for this week's edition of The Journey. It was a quiet week in the hockey world, aside from the OHL Bantam Draft which took place on Friday afternoon. With the first selection, the North Bay Battalion took 16-year-old Ty Nelson, who is a swift-skating blueliner playing out of the GTHL with the Toronto [...]

The Journey: Draft Worthy Rookie Forwards in 2020

By |2020-03-28T00:29:49-04:00March 28th, 2020|The Journey|

Welcome back for another edition of The Journey. A lot has happened in the hockey world since my last post. Many leagues have officially closed the door on their respective leagues, resulting in an unfortunate end to their 2019-20 seasons and postseason. This list includes the CHL, meaning there will be no winner etched onto [...]

The Journey: Top Fantasy Prospects In The QMJHL

By |2020-03-21T01:23:13-04:00March 21st, 2020|The Journey|

It is official: The CHL has announced the cancelation of all remaining regular-season games for the 2019-20 campaign. This puts a drastic halt on the CHL’s scoring races and with the fate of their post-season’s still up in the air, could solidify the 2020 Draft Rankings early. With hockey at a standstill, I know some [...]