Update and Announcement:
Today as we record episode 31 our thoughts are with Dobber as today is his day zero as he receives his stem cell donation and as his doctors describe it, he is “reborn”. This is obviously a very important step in his battle with cancer and we are thinking of him today. Episode 31 is dedicated to Darryl Dobbs as we support him in the fight for his life in any way we can.
As our Twitter followers already know, we are pleased to announce we have launched a Patreon page. For those of you unfamiliar with Patreon it basically is a subscription page. We want to ensure you that our podcast will remain free and will continue to be posted on all our existing host platforms so nothing needs to change for you the listener. However, if you enjoy the show and would like to support it, now you can. How it works is listeners can pledge (subscribe) a monthly donation to our page. There are pledge levels and different pledge values offer different perks or rewards.
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As for the CHL fantasy leagues, the host site will be OfficePools as they are the only provider to offer WHL, OHL, and QMJHL fantasy hosting and while it is not yet open it looks like it will only be box pools. Picking players from a group. By pledging as a late round sleeper you can play in any, or all of these leagues and compete with Peter and Paul and our other listeners. Updates on standings will be available on OfficePools and we will be updating results on episodes as well. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to play Junior Fantasy Hockey!
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Now on with the show!
This week Peter handles the East starting with the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Pens have the worst prospect pool in the NHL so it was kind of tough finding too many players to talk about. Tristan Jarry, Derrick Pouliot, Zach Aston-Reese, and Adam Johnson are who we talk about.
The New Jersey Devils have far more fantasy relevant players starting with top prospect Nico Hischier, and newly signed free agent Will Butcher. Other players discussed are John Quenneville, Miles Wood, and Mirco Mueller (Pete doesn’t know how to pronounce his first name)
Paul takes a look at two teams in the West, starting with the St. Louis Blues and a number of players that have duel position eligibility. Top prospects Ivan Barbashev and Tage Thompson are poised to make the roster this year and have a high upside. Other prospects that will play but in a lower role discussed are Dmitrij Jaskin and Zach Sanford. On defense Paul looks at two players that could play significant time in Jake Walman and Jordan Schmaltz.
The Arizona Coyotes are a prospect rich team. We all know all about Clayton Keller who is already widely owned across Fantrax leagues, so Paul looks at more available players in Dylan Strome, Christian Fischer, Brendan Perlini and Nick Cousins. On defense two bubble players Paul sheds some light on are Kyle Wood and Kevin Connauton.
Interview with Tyler Madarasz
Tyler Madarasz from Sirius XM NHL Network Radio joins the guys to discuss the Ottawa Senators prospects. Tyler shares his insights on Thomas Chabot who is poised to make the NHL and how impactful he thinks the Sens top prospect can be as a rookie. Colin White is the Sens top prospect and Madarasz believes after playing both in the NHL and AHL at the end of the season last year the Sens will play him in the NHL. Logan Brown had a season of hits and misses, not making the US WJC team and playing only 35 games, but scored 40 points and won the Memorial Cup; is he a player trending down since his draft or is he a must own prospect still? How will goalie Marcus Hogberg fair in his first full season in the AHL with the Belleville Sens? Can Filip Chlapik translate QMJHL scoring to the AHL? And who is the Sens Rookie camp invitee Pius Suter and can he win a contract?
Listen to Tyler on Sirius XM talking hockey each night on Face-off with Jim Gordon setting you up for each night’s games and any fantasy tips you need to know. Starting goalies, injuries, line combos, who’s hot and the news of the day.
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