Ramblings: Christmas edition on top scorers, Calder picks and more (Dec. 25)

by Dobber on December 25, 2015
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  • Ramblings: Christmas edition on top scorers, Calder picks and more (Dec. 25)

Rambling about the big scorers since November 1; The Calder Trophy (so far); WJC and more …

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Merry Christmas everyone! For your present, I’ve arranged it so that your fantasy squad puts forth a record-setting week in your league this week. I’m pretty sure it will work, I traded a really nice cow in exchange for magic beans that the guy said would grant this sort of thing. So enjoy!

And as I do every year for seven years now – Happy Birthday to my daughter Avery. And here were the Ramblings that I posted on that day seven years ago (the day after, actually). That’s my note of joy in amongst the Rambles by Marcus and Angus. Yes, neither Christmas nor the birth of the founder’s daughter can stop the Ramblings!

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Thirty-four players have 20 points or more since November 1. Let’s take a look:

Rank 

Name

Pos

Team

GP

EV

PP

SH

PPG

Total

1

KANE,PATRICK

R

CHI

25

24

12

0

1.44

36

2

SEGUIN,TYLER

C

DAL

24

20

10

0

1.25

30

3

BENN,JAMIE

L

DAL

24

19

7

3

1.21

29

4

TARASENKO,VLADIMIR

R

STL

25

18

10

0

1.12

28

5

PAVELSKI,JOE

C

S.J

24

15

12

0

1.13

27

6

SEDIN,DANIEL

L

VAN

25

17

9

1

1.08

27

7

KARLSSON,ERIK

D

OTT

24

15

12

0

1.13

27

8

SEDIN,HENRIK

C

VAN

23

15

10

1

1.13

26

9

DUCHENE,MATT

C

COL

25

18

8

0

1.04

26

10

HALL,TAYLOR

L

EDM

23

22

4

0

1.13

26

11

BURNS,BRENT

D

S.J

24

12

12

1

1.04

25

12

GAUDREAU,JOHNNY

L

CGY

22

21

4

0

1.14

25

13

HOFFMAN,MIKE

C

OTT

24

19

6

0

1.04

25

14

DRAISAITL,LEON

C

EDM

23

22

3

0

1.09

25

15

BACKSTROM,NICKLAS

C

WSH

23

12

11

0

1

23

16

GIROUX,CLAUDE

R

PHI

24

10

11

2

0.96

23

17

RYAN,BOBBY

R

OTT

23

15

8

0

1

23

18

STEEN,ALEXANDER

L

STL

25

12

10

1

0.92

23

19

BERGERON,PATRICE

C

BOS

23

10

10

2

0.96

22

20

KLINGBERG,JOHN

D

DAL

24

11

10

0

0.88

21

21

PANARIN,ARTEMI

C

CHI

25

16

5

0

0.84

21

22

KUCHEROV,NIKITA

R

T.B

23

11

10

0

0.91

21

23

BOZAK,TYLER

C

TOR

23

13

8

0

0.91

21

24

CAMMALLERI,MIKE

L

N.J

24

15

6

0

0.88

21

25

WHEELER,BLAKE

R

WPG

23

16

3

2

0.91

21

26

VORACEK,JAKUB

R

PHI

24

10

10

0

0.83

20

27

BARRIE,TYSON

D

COL

25

12

8

0

0.8

20

28

SHATTENKIRK,KEVIN

D

STL

23

8

11

1

0.87

20

29

WEBER,SHEA

D

NSH

24

8

12

0

0.83

20

30

MALKIN,EVGENI

C

PIT

22

12

8

0

0.91

20

31

FAULK,JUSTIN

D

CAR

23

9

11

0

0.87

20

32

ZUCCARELLO,MATS

C

NYR

25

13

7

0

0.8

20

33

BRASSARD,DERICK

C

NYR

25

12

8

0

0.8

20

34

PALMIERI,KYLE

C

N.J

24

12

8

0

0.83

20

 

Impressive: Mike Hoffman with 25 points in 24 games. I honestly never knew he had it in him. Just as I’m disappointed in myself for “over” projecting the Penguins and Ducks, I’m equally disappointed in the big swing-and-a-miss with Hoffman..

Impressive II: Leon Draisaitl. The guy is 14th in league scoring since November 1.

Sneaky: I had no idea that Alex Steen had been kicking so much ass…

Sneaky II: Tyler Bozak is tied for 20th in league scoring since November 1. Huh?

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At this point it looks to be a five-horse race for the Calder Trophy, though I wouldn’t count out Jack Eichel. But as far as “deserving” goes, I’m looking at Artemi Panarin, Max Domi, Dylan Larkin, Colton Parayko and the late-comer Shayne Gostisbehere. You?

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Brendan Ross has sure been busy over at DobberProspects. It’s WJC time! That’s right – the World Junior Hockey Championship kicks off tomorrow and Rossy previews the squads and players to watch. Here are links to his previews of:

Team Canada

Team USA

European Teams

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Top 10 players from the 2015 WJC…

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Merry Christmas!

I’ll be grabbing some more (brief) Ramblings again tomorrow so if there’s anything you want me to tackle, comment below…