Bringing you fantasy hockey keeper league advice for NHL prospects from multiple junior leagues including; OHL, WHL, QMJHL, NCAA, USHL, AHL, KHL, SHL, Liiga and more. Giving you great scouting tips both live and on the television. Peter Harling will keep you up to date for all things Fantasy Hockey prospects.
DPR 102 Fantasy Ranking the 2021 NHL Draft
Fantasy Ranking the 2021 NHL Draft with guest Steve Kournianos, the Draft Analyst.
Steve rejoins Peter on the show to talk fantasy ranking the 2021 NHL Draft. Steve, Peter, and several other writers contributed to the recent DobberProspects Fantasy Ranking the NHL Draft article. This is the only draft ranking with fantasy hockey in mind.
This year's draft class is a strange one to be sure, with no consensus first overall pick and a soft overall draft class mixed in with a global pandemic to further muddy the waters.
Pete and Steve try to make sense of it all for your fantasy team before the drafts begin
Enjoy the show and thanks for listening.
DPR Episode 101: Fantasy Hockey Draft review
DobberProspects writers join the show to review the DobberProspects Fantasy Hockey League (DPFHL) fantasy draft. Seven of the 15 GMS join the show to review their draft picks and breakdown their draft strategies. Hope you enjoy the discussion and even glean something from the episode.
Joining the show are
Colorado - Hayden Soboleski
Columbus - Dave Hall
Edmonton - Mark Hillier
Minnesota - Will Scouch
Nashville - Nick Kawka
Ney York Rangers - Brayden Olofson
Toronto Maple Leafs - Peter Harling
DPR Episode 100: WJC Preview Russia with Dylan Griffing
DobberProspects Russian scout Dylan Griffing joins the show to review the Russian roster for the 2021 World Juniors.
Jaroslav Askarov could see every start for Russia as arguably the top goalie in the tournament.
Perhaps the weak link if any on the Russian roster could be the defense. The highest-drafted prospect on their defense is Shakir Mukamadulin (20 overall in the 2020 first round)
But Dylan pegs either Semyon Chistyakov (Nashville) or Daniil Chayka (2021 Draft) as their best player on the blue-line.
The top name at forward is Vancouver darling prospect Vasili Podkolzin, but both Peter and Dylan are not as bullish on him as most and explain why. Prospects to watch from the Russian forwards include Rodion Amiriv (Toronto), Marat Khusnutdinov (Minnesota), Yegor Chinakhov (Columbus), and Dylan names a great sleeper to keep an eye on.
Enjoy the show and thanks for listening.
DPR Episode 99: Finland WJC Preview with Marco Bombino
Marco Bombino guests to preview Team Finland for the 2021 World Juniors.
It comes as a surprise to Peter and Marco that 2021 NHL draft top prospect Attu Raty and Carolina prospect Patrick Puistola failed to secure roster spots. Both would have been returning players.
Finland will look to 18-year-old Joel Blomquist to secure the starting goalie position. Marco gets Peter up to speed on the two backup options in Kari Piiroinen, and Roope Taponen.
A pair of Toronto Maple Leaf prospects will help lead the defense in Mikko Kokkonen, and Topi Niemela. They will be supported by Jets prospect Ville Heinola. Keep an eye on Florida prospect Kasper Puutio, and undrafted prospect Ruben Rafkin
Anton Lundell will drive the offense upfront and should be flanked by Roni Hirvonen and Kasper Simontaival. A sleeper to watch for could be Nashville prospect Juuso Parssinen who Marco feels could be the second-line center between Sens Roby Jarventie, and 2022 top prospect Brad Lambert. All eyes will be on Lambert as he could be the first Finnish player selected first overall in NHL Draft history.
DPR Episode 98: WJC Sweden Preview with Jimmy Hamrin
McKeen's European scout Jimmy Hamrin joins the show to preview Team Sweden for the 2021 World Junior
Hugo Alnefelt will return as the potential starting goalie, but Jimmy believes 2021 draft prospect Jesper Wallstedt may win the job by the end of the tournament.
Last year Sweden had a loaded defense with six NHL first-round drafted players. This year the group will be lead by Victor Soderstrom and Philip Broberg. Detroit prospect Albert Johansson is a fast-rising prospect Jimmy says to keep an eye on.
In fact, the Detroit Red Wings have five prospects on Team Sweden
Lucas Raymond, Gustav Berglund, Theodore Niederbach, Elmer Soderblom and Johansson.
Noel Gunler who was the big omission from the team last year will be one of the big guns on forward along with Alexander Holtz and Lucas Raymond. Jimmy expects Niederbach to be the first-line center.
Sweden has named six undrafted players to the roster, Jesper Wallstedt, Alex Brannstam, Ludvig Hedstrom, Oscar Bjerselius, Oskar Kvist, Oskar Olausson, and Jonathan Wikstrom. Listen to the episode as Jimmy gives his take on which ones will be drafted, who has fantasy upside, and who does not.
Enjoy the show, and thanks for listening.
DPR Episode 97: WJC CAN preview with Craig Button
TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button returns for episode 97, the 2021 World Junior preview of Team Canada
Canada may not have a superstar goalie with Taylor Gauthier, Devon Levi, and Dylan Garand as their goalies, but Craig is confident in their abilities and their previous performances with Hockey Canada have been strong.
The Canada defense is lead by two stars and returning Gold Medal Champions in Bowen Byram and Jamie Drysdale. Listen to how Craig ranks the remaining six defenders.
The strength of the team is upfront as Canada has 14 NHL first-round picks upfront. The balance and depth Canada boasts upfront will make them such a hard team to not only defend against but to win puck possession from.