Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Draft advice - end of first round

  1. #1
    Cdot588's Avatar
    Cdot588 is offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Posts
    261
    Rep Power
    3

    Dobber Sports Blue-Chipper

    Default Draft advice - end of first round

    Hey guys, I won my league but thanks to a trade will pick pick second last instead of last. Due to talking with other GM's I have a primary list of prospects that I want to target. I wanted to take Wahlstrom due to his goal scoring upside but lately kotkaniemi is making headlines due to Montreal wanting to take him. What is the book on him? Could he be a #1 center for MTL? Other players I can go for are Dobson, Bouchard and most prospects outside the usual top 10 in mock drafts. What say you??
    12 team 30 player dynasty Keep all players - 2017-18 Leaque champ -
    Goals: 3 Assists: 2 Def pts: 0.5 PPG:2 SHG:2 Shots: 0.4 GA:-1 SV: 0.2 Wins: 5 Shutout: 3

    F: Barkov, Scheifele, Dubois, Hall, W.Nylander, Kreider, Drouin, Monahan, Palat, Dadonov, O'Reilly, Saad, Shwartz, Chytil, Borgstrom, Terravainen, Necas, Mittelstadt, Hornquist, Nichushkin

    D: Butcher, Leddy, Hamilton, S. Theodore, C.Miller, Shattenkirk

    G: Bobrovsky, Allen, Varlamov, Raanta

  2. #2
    Hunter9's Avatar
    Hunter9 is online now
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    475
    Rep Power
    12

    Dobber Sports Blue-Chipper

    Default Re: Draft advice - end of first round

    I would expect those 4 to be gone by 10, if they do I would take them at 11. Would be looking at Farabee, Hayton, Bokk, Denisenko, Kravstov

  3. #3
    Location
    Ottawa
    Rep Power
    50

    Dobber Sports Master

    Default Re: Draft advice - end of first round

    If you are picking 11th, I don't see Wahlstrom or Kotkaniemi being available at your pick (assuming this is for your dynasty league, and only 2018 draftees are eligible).

    Yes - Kotkaniemi has the potential to be a 1C, IMO. Montreal would not be considering him at 3rd if they didn't see 1C upside.

    Dobson could be a top 10 pick too. As could Bouchard.

  4. #4
    Cdot588's Avatar
    Cdot588 is offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Posts
    261
    Rep Power
    3

    Dobber Sports Blue-Chipper

    Default Re: Draft advice - end of first round

    I can confirm that those guys will likely be there due to talking with other GM's. It is a dynasty draft but all free agents are available. Aka people are pretty high on taking players like Kovalchuk and Robert Thomas is still out there

  5. #5
    Location
    Ottawa
    Rep Power
    50

    Dobber Sports Master

    Default Re: Draft advice - end of first round

    yeah, that changes everything. without knowing who is in your draft, it's pretty hard to give meaningful advice.

    i like kok over whalstrom, if that helps.

  6. #6
    Hunter9's Avatar
    Hunter9 is online now
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    475
    Rep Power
    12

    Dobber Sports Blue-Chipper

    Default Re: Draft advice - end of first round

    yep, toss in FAs and prospects from other draft years and this is a different question..

  7. #7
    Rep Power
    0

    Dobber Sports Sophomore

    Default Re: Draft advice - end of first round

    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter9 View Post
    yep, toss in FAs and prospects from other draft years and this is a different question..
    Who might be some other FA players and other years draft prospects to consider? Been looking to target some of those type players.

  8. #8
    lucafen4's Avatar
    lucafen4 is offline
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Posts
    11,611
    Location
    Vancouver Island
    Rep Power
    50

    Dobber Sports Juggernaut

    Default Re: Draft advice - end of first round

    Wahlstrom > Thomas in my opinion.

    Others will agree in a year from now. If he's there - he's the one to take. Montreal if they take Kontkaniemi is drafting for position, not BPA. period. Fantasy hockey prospect drafts - BPA all day every day.
    Yesterday's weirdness is tomorrow's reason why. - H.S.T.

  9. #9
    Location
    Prairies
    Rep Power
    40

    Dobber Sports Titan

    Default Re: Draft advice - end of first round

    In most point-heavy leagues: Dahlin,Svech,Zadina,Kotkaniemi,Wahlstrom probably top five. Quinn Hughes will be a great scoring D, I think.
    Tkachuk will be solid if there are peripherals. People have speculated on Dobson, Bouchard - but both will be drafted a bit more as two-way D-men, and that may not pan out in fantasy.

    IMO, Robert Thomas should be considered right there with Svech & Zadina for points.
    He's absolutely the real thing and I believe his hockey IQ is extremely high. He reads play very well.
    Nothing about his shot or style of play is eye-popping, so that lack of "highlights" keep people from giving him enough upside.

    But... STL has been one of the better/keener drafting teams last 5 years.
    Many believe they got great value by drafting Klim Kostin at 31st last year... and Thomas was a steal too, IMO.

    This team found Schwartz & Tarasenko at 14/16 in 2010, Fabbri at 21st in 2014.

    Thomas is a solid player, if he's there at your pick, I'd take him.
    (I've been following him very closely for last 2 years. Guys in the 24-team WHL will confirm I traded a 2018-1st round pick to move up in our prospect draft last year to take him.)
    I personally would take him over Kotkaniemi & Wahlstrom.

  10. #10
    lucafen4's Avatar
    lucafen4 is offline
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Posts
    11,611
    Location
    Vancouver Island
    Rep Power
    50

    Dobber Sports Juggernaut

    Default Re: Draft advice - end of first round

    Quote Originally Posted by Pengwin7 View Post
    In most point-heavy leagues: Dahlin,Svech,Zadina,Kotkaniemi,Wahlstrom probably top five. Quinn Hughes will be a great scoring D, I think.
    Tkachuk will be solid if there are peripherals. People have speculated on Dobson, Bouchard - but both will be drafted a bit more as two-way D-men, and that may not pan out in fantasy.

    IMO, Robert Thomas should be considered right there with Svech & Zadina for points.
    He's absolutely the real thing and I believe his hockey IQ is extremely high. He reads play very well.
    Nothing about his shot or style of play is eye-popping, so that lack of "highlights" keep people from giving him enough upside.

    But... STL has been one of the better/keener drafting teams last 5 years.
    Many believe they got great value by drafting Klim Kostin at 31st last year... and Thomas was a steal too, IMO.

    This team found Schwartz & Tarasenko at 14/16 in 2010, Fabbri at 21st in 2014.

    Thomas is a solid player, if he's there at your pick, I'd take him.
    (I've been following him very closely for last 2 years. Guys in the 24-team WHL will confirm I traded a 2018-1st round pick to move up in our prospect draft last year to take him.)
    I personally would take him over Kotkaniemi & Wahlstrom.
    just hope JP doesn't read that.
    Yesterday's weirdness is tomorrow's reason why. - H.S.T.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •