Chara, Suban and Yandel Ritter; McKinnon’s new contract; Drafts Goals, Previous Pick 100 (September 21) – DobberHockey

Within an hour yesterday we had retirement announcements from three excellent defensemen over the past two decades, with Zdeno CharaAnd the in PK SubAnd the Keith Yandel They all hang their skis.

Chara departs as the all-time leader of the Games among the Defenders, the 2011 cup winner, and a virtual in-house Hall of Fame inductee. Leaving the NHL Ironman record holder, Yandel has led a highly successful career as a blueline points producer. while, in PK Sub He retires at just 33 years old, with back injuries that defused the explosiveness that characterized his game in the early years, culminating in the Norris Cup.

Altogether, much of modern hockey history was finalized yesterday, and as Fantasy fans and directors, we can all appreciate just how much these three have brought to the game during their stellar careers.


Nathan McKinnon He signed an extension that makes him the highest-paid player (based on a header) in the league next season. His new cap would be $12.6 million, and that would still be a very reasonable number for him in the fantasy leagues. My expectation had an extension of more than $13 million per year, and with the cap expected to rise quickly, this deal may not progress badly as it hits the last few years. Meanwhile, Colorado Depth may take some short-term success, but again they haven’t overpaid for depth players, and they have some young players ready to take on bigger roles.

Maximum admission was only $100,000 more than the current highest paid player Conor McDavid It’s also the kind of individual advantage we get with Uber competitors like McKinnon.


The Marco Scandella News of the injury (hip surgery – at least six months) means there is a slightly higher chance of Scott Peronovich To keep the third pairing in place on the left side, however, Nico Mikola has a bigger hold and will give him a good boost. Peronovich could still be a good low to buy early in the year if he starts slow.


Last week I did a preliminary round for all the top 100 players, and how I feel about drafting them to start sorting out my rankings for this year. In the end, I promised to cover some of the key players I’ll be looking at outside of the Top 100, so let’s jump right into that.

Once again, I will run away Fantrax ADP to organize players from the start, because it’s a much better base than Yahoo. All of my leagues include hits, shots, power play points to some variation in value, among some other stats. I’ll take these basic stats into account along with the main focus on points.

101-200 . range

Vincent Trochek (ADP – 127): The new Rangers center has an easy path to becoming a top 50 player in the multi-category leagues, as it must now be in the best power game, playing alongside Artemi Banarin In all cases, his score totals should boost higher than in Carolina.

Bon Jenner (153): Another multi-cat lover, but also…

Michael Banting (156): Bunting was in the top 100 last year, and since he’s no longer a “rookie” he can even see his ice time jump over 16 minutes per game, which can bring him his excellent point and accessory totals, even higher.

Jacob Chekron (170): He might be recruited higher than this in a lot of tournaments, and the fact that he has injury fears and a short record of successful scoring might frighten some of you, but at this point in the draft there will be no man defending on the board with an immediate height above Chychrun, Guaranteed. You win your leagues with picks like this, and if you catch on fire, you don’t lose all that much anyway.

Tanner Guinot/Seth Jarvis/French Pavel: I’ve talked enough about these three over the past few months. They’ll be on quite a few of my team this year, and I’ll take them all before the ADPs in the ’70s.

Matthew Benners (179): Brief success in the NHL, first-line center, well insulated with high-quality two-way wings. Another one of those up-and-coming picks that can serve you very we will.

Ryan O’Reilly (182): On the flip side of the Beniers option, we have a 60-70 point safe center with two shots per game (although it’s limited in other peripherals columns). Either way you decide to go ahead, the bottom line is that you can easily fill in the positions closest to the selection of 200, so unless you have a choice among the top three, think carefully about whether you need that position you are considering in the top-100 This year.


Jacob Voracek (210): Can I interest you in a 65 pt wing that is about to put out 25 pts, and you can get it after picking a 200 because no one likes Blue Jackets?

David Krigsey (223): This is another one of those post-positions you can get. The year will start between Taylor Hall And the To David Buster. These two drag Eric Hola For being a point-per-game player as their centerpiece, so Krejci should have no problem keeping up despite the age or year we’ve been away in the NHL.

Nino Niedretter (234): Maybe there’s a little Homer Preds inside of me shining in here, but I’m looking for him to play over 16 minutes per game for the first time since his 53-point campaign in 2018-19 (split between MIN/CAR). It’s also possible that it plays along with the pass pass first Ryan Johansson, and will be booked in the top six throughout the year. Oh and he also hit 119 last year and joins the team with the most hits last season.

I know Cliffy just wrote about Nino yesterday and how he’s in a fight with him Elie Tolvanen for a place in LW2, but I think it’s more likely we’ll see Tolvanen wrestle with his young teammate Philip Tomasino For spot RW2.


Ross Colton (348): Colton may only have 109 NHL games under his belt, but depending on how playoffs impact his breakthrough threshold, he could be far from a jump in production by less than half a season. Last year, he scored 40 points while playing less than 13 minutes per game, and this season the chance is for extra icy time with the top six due to injuries and an out-of-season exit. The jump to 55 points would be in line with his breakthrough, but that could end up being more than half the pace for the full season. Accumulating up to 200 shots and 200 hits wouldn’t be out of the question at all with the addition of ice time.

Alexander Holtz (390): There’s a top ninth for Holtz on the wing this year, and over the past year he’s looked more and more ready to stay in the NHL. With a few excellent passers-by on the team, Holtz and his ability to fling the ball into the net from just about anywhere should have been easier to adapt to being a full-time goalscorer at the NHL level.

Dylan Cousins (426): This sounds like one of those excellent hacks we all feel like we should have seen coming. Previous 7The tenth The overall pick could be a staple in the top six this year who has some back-end support and more ability to score on the wings as well. especially with Beton Crisps Expecting both Jack Quinn to make an impact, doors are open for youngsters at Buffalo to take on the offensive side of the disc for the team.

Well, there you are. The rest of the major players who are likely to be on my watchlist/waiting list to be realistically drafted into my fantasy teams.


If you’re still in the off-season thinking about your rebuilding and what it might look like in three years instead of drafting, this article might be to your liking:


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