- Hockey Rambling
- Written by Dobber
Some rookie camp rosters, why my Guide is so awesome, Hedman still underrated; and more …
Yesterday in the comments someone noted "Don't you think it's a little unfair to dare people to find another guide out there with Devin Setoguchi in the Calgary lineup when you don't have a print deadline to meet?" My answer - yes, it's very unfair. And I'm going to continue not having a print deadline to meet and continue being unfair to the other guides out there. Because I want to give you an unfair advantage in your leagues. Buy it here
Three in a row! It's been a while since I've banged out three ramblings in a row. Even though it's cutting into my 'easy' month where I spend it with the family, and even though hockey news is hard to come by right now - I feel good doing it!
I've been involved in the forum a lot this summer, probably more than any other summer before. And one of the many things I've noticed is the lack of respect for Victor Hedman's fantasy value. I think everyone in the forum believes he's Top 20 and most see him as Top 15… but not too many see him as a Top 10 defenseman. They think he'll get there, yes. But they don't believe he's there yet. I have him seventh in my rankings and I whole-heartedly believe it and act accordingly in trade talks. In fact, in points-only leagues, which those rankings are for - I'd move Keith down a few spots which bumps Hedman up to six.
What do you think of the finalized (I think it's finalized?) Sportsnet Broadcast lineup?
George Stroumboulopoulos (Hockey Night in Canada, NHL on Sportsnet)
Ron MacLean (Rogers Hometown Hockey, NHL on Sportsnet)
Rick Ball (Calgary)
Kevin Quinn (Edmonton)
Paul Romanuk / Dave Randorf (Toronto)
John Shorthouse (Vancouver)
John Garrett (Vancouver Canucks)
Kelly Hrudey (Calgary Flames)
Greg Millen (Toronto Maple Leafs)
Drew Remenda (Edmonton Oilers)
Studio Analysts and Insiders
Don Cherry (Coach’s Corner)
Glad to have Romanuk back in the mix, surprised to see Stock brought on board (still not certain what he brings to the table). But this is a solid group.
I managed to dig up six teams' rosters for the upcoming rookie tournaments in London and Traverse City. Here is:
Chicago - CHADD BAUMAN; ALEX BROADHURST; MATT CAREY; CODY CARON; PHILLIP DANAULT; RYAN HARTMAN; MARK MCNEILL; DENNIS RASMUSSEN; GARRET ROSS; TEUVO TERAVAINEN CORY THORSON; RYAN VAN STRALEN; BRETT WELYCHKA; JAMIE WISE; DILLON FOURNIER; KIRILL GOTOVETS; JUSTIN HOLL; STEPHEN JOHNS; VIKTOR SVEDBERG; PAUL SWINDLEHURST; TREVOR VAN RIEMSDYK; KEN APPLEBY; MAC CARRUTH
Tampa Bay - AVIANI, Michael; BLUJUS, Dylan; COSTELLO, Jeff; CURRAN, Kodie; DARCY, Cameron; DeANGELO, Anthony; DIGIACINTO, Cristiano; DOTCHIN, Jake; DROUIN, Jonathan; ERNE, Adam; GUDLEVSKIS, Kristers; IKONEN, Henri; KOEKKOEK, Slater; KUNYK, Cody; MACLISE, Cameron; MASIN, Dominik; NESTEROV, Nikita; PAQUETTE, Cedric; POINT, Brayden; RICHARD, Tanner; SERGEEV, Artem; THOMAS, Ben; VASILEVSKIY, Andrei; VERMIN, Joel;
Minnesota - Olivier Archambault; Jessey Astles; Brady Brassart; Raphael Bussieres; Reid Duke; Tyler Graovac; Kurtis Gabriel; Reid Gardiner; Ryan Graham; Pavel Jenys; Chase Lang; Zack Mitchell; Andrew Ryan; Ryan Walters; Matt Dumba; Tanner Faith; Christian Folin; Guillaume Gelinas; Alex Gudbranson; Dylan Labbe; Gustav Olofsson; Hunter Warner; Alexandre Belanger; Johan Gustafsson; Brandon Whitney;
Toronto - Forwards
Carolina - Goalies: Daniel Altshuller, Alex Nedeljkovic
Forwards: Alex Aleardi, Clark Bishop, Patrick Brown, Mathew Campagna, Phil Di Giuseppe, Dryden Hunt, Brock McGinn, Brent Pedersen, Victor Rask, Carter Sandlak, Sergey Tolchinksy, Brady Vail, Brendan Woods
Defense: Trevor Carrick, Jake Chelios, Haydn Fleury, Tyler Ganly, Kyle Jenkins, Patrick McEachen, Dennis Robertson, Josh Wesley
Pittsburgh - Features Dumoulin, Harrington, Kapanen, Kuhnhackl, Zlobin, Sundqvist, Jarry and Murray
Sorry for the messy formats - each team had it posted in weird ways that made neatening it up for the ramblings quite a task.
Look for Tom Collin's Puck Daddy debut later today as he goes over some sleepers. And I conclude the week-long run on Puck Daddy tomorrow (Saturday) with fantasy hockey rookies.
Haha - Ryan Kesler's Ice Bucket challenge. Yikes!