Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Anttoni Honka

  1. #1
    Location
    Tampere, Finland
    Rep Power
    50

    Dobber Sports Wizard

    Default Anttoni Honka

    Anttoni Honka may be the most controversial prospect available in the 2019 NHL Draft, so I wrote a long 1,000+ word article about him >> https://dobberprospects.com/prospect...anttoni-honka/

    You can also find his fantasy hockey profile from here: https://dobberprospects.com/player/anttoni-honka/

    Would you like to read more articles like this in the future? And if so, which draft-eligible prospects interest you the most? I'm mostly focusing on European players, so I would prefer if you request someone from Europe.

  2. #2
    Location
    Brampton, Ontario
    Rep Power
    40

    Dobber Sports Jedi

    Default Re: Anttoni Honka

    I drafted Ylonen in one dynasty league last year. Thought he looked good at the tournament. Curious what your thoughts on him might be. Doesn't need to be a full article length

    I did enjoy the style though. We don't see too many deep dives into undrafted players like that, so I think it's something to keep up with on occasion.
    Capped writer for DobberHockey. Find the latest articles here: http://www.dobberhockey.com/Table/Hockey-home/Capped/
    (No I don't have a hockey problem...)

  3. #3
    Location
    Tampere, Finland
    Rep Power
    50

    Dobber Sports Wizard

    Default Re: Anttoni Honka

    Quote Originally Posted by Eskimo Brother View Post
    I drafted Ylonen in one dynasty league last year. Thought he looked good at the tournament. Curious what your thoughts on him might be. Doesn't need to be a full article length

    I did enjoy the style though. We don't see too many deep dives into undrafted players like that, so I think it's something to keep up with on occasion.
    I feel like I've written about Ylonen extensively but I'm not actually sure if that's true or if it's just how I feel. Anyways, he had a tough time adjusting to the Liiga level (just 6 points in his first 23 games) but he was starting to find his game before the World Juniors (7 points in 8 games), so it will be very interesting to see if his good performance at the WJC gives him even more of a boost. His ice time was pretty steadily over 15 minutes lately as well whereas it was usually below that early in the season. I'll probably wait a few weeks to see how he plays in the Liiga after the tournament.

    He has great tools, though. If he can put it all together, he'll be a very good NHL player. Definitely a good prospect in fantasy hockey leagues.

  4. #4
    Location
    Brampton, Ontario
    Rep Power
    40

    Dobber Sports Jedi

    Default Re: Anttoni Honka

    Thanks

    Also I think it was good to tare Honka, and more broadly a defenceman, as they are much tougher to project especially when we don't see them much.
    Capped writer for DobberHockey. Find the latest articles here: http://www.dobberhockey.com/Table/Hockey-home/Capped/
    (No I don't have a hockey problem...)

  5. #5
    Location
    Sudbury, Ontario
    Rep Power
    40

    Administrator

    Default Re: Anttoni Honka

    Ylonen seems to me the type who needs a couple years of seasoning. Let him add strength and develop his skills without the scrutiny of trying to stick in the NHL. Maybe not a perfect example/comparison but Lehkonen had three years post-draft to play pro in Europe before making the move to North America.

    Honka should be fun to track in the coming years. He has issues but with teams shifting more and more to the puck-moving game they're finding ways to get value out of flawed/skilled defensemen.


    Contact me for Frozen Tools bug reports and inquiries
    Follow Frozen Tools on Twitter @FrozenTools
    Follow me on Twitter @DH_EricDaoust

  6. #6
    Dennis's Avatar
    Dennis is online now
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Posts
    1,381
    Location
    Hamilton, ON
    Rep Power
    22

    Dobber Sports Ace

    Default Re: Anttoni Honka

    I'm fairly certain it was you that pumped the tires of Pavel Dorofeyev earlier this season when he played in the KHL. How's he doing?
    BBHL: Winnipeg Jets 16 team Dynasty Weekly H2H, 42 man roster, 25 'Pro' Team - 4 C, 4 LW, 4 RW, 6 D, 1 G, 6 B Cats: G, A, P, PPP, SOG, FW, HIT, BLK, W, GAA, SV%

    C: J. Hughes, Mittelstadt, Kerfoot, Henrique, Pageau, Zacha
    LW: Kreider, Athanasiou, B. Tkachuk, A. Nylander
    RW: Atkinson, Arvidsson. Fabbri, Perlini, Aston-Reese
    D: Subban, Suter, Edler, Skjei, de Haan, Kempny, Cernak, R. Andersson,
    G: Schneider, Korpisalo, Howard
    IR: Tarasenko, Klingberg

    Farm: Podkolzin, L. Andersson, Studnicka, Chmelevski, Tomasino, Elvenes, Grundstrom, Mikheyev, Koivula,Brannstrom, Bouchard, Schuldt, Brossoit, Francouz, C. Petersen, Kahkonen

  7. #7
    Location
    Tampere, Finland
    Rep Power
    50

    Dobber Sports Wizard

    Default Re: Anttoni Honka

    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis View Post
    I'm fairly certain it was you that pumped the tires of Pavel Dorofeyev earlier this season when he played in the KHL. How's he doing?
    I've pumped so many tires I don't even remember half of them. But could be.

    He's destroying competition in the Russian junior league but not able to produce in the KHL which is understandable considering his age and usage - even though he officially has 15 KHL games, his average ice time is just 7:38 and his season high is 12:47. Metallurg is a playoff team, and they haven't really had a real need for him so far this season.

    The bad thing for late birthdays like him is that they're usually not good enough to play at the World Juniors (especially for Russia) and they're also too old to play at the U18 Worlds, so they don't generate any hype in international tournaments. But he's a talented winger who deserves consideration late in the 1st round, although he could slide to the 2nd round.

Posting Permissions

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