http://NHL.com’s Pete Jensen and Rob Reese have the 24/7/365 pulse of the fantasy hockey world. Whether you play daily fantasy or are in a season-long league or pool, the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast brings the knowledge and advice to give you an edge over your competition. The hosts and their guests also dip their toes into the ever-growing world of sports betting.
2020-21 season preview: Breakouts & bounce-back candidates
Pete and Rob continue their fantasy preseason list coverage with all the potential breakouts and bounce-back players around the League. They open with the impact of Ben Bishop and Tyler Seguin being out long term and how it impacts bounce-back hopeful Alexander Radulov, breakout candidates Denis Gurianov, Roope Hintz and also the fantasy value of veteran goalie and postseason hero Anton Khudobin. The guys then discuss various teams with multiple candidates to rebound, including the San Jose Sharks (Erik Karlsson, Brent Burns), Columbus Blue Jackets (Cam Atkinson, Max Domi), and Buffalo Sabres (Taylor Hall, Jeff Skinner). Other players discussed in this episode include bounce-back defensemen Tyson Barrie, Morgan Reilly, Thomas Chabot and breakout targets Victor Olofsson, Ilya Samsonov, Charlie McAvoy, Elvis Merzlikins, Kirby Dach, Anthony Beauvillier and more.
2020-21 season preview: Sleepers & deep sleeper candidates
Pete and Rob break down their preseason lists of sleepers and deep sleepers on NHL.com/Fantasy, identifying all the sneaky players who will be available late in drafts in standard and deeper leagues or off the waiver wire. The guys give their favorite sleeper for the upcoming season, debate the value of offseason movers Patric Hornqvist vs. Evgenii Dadonov, top 2019 NHL Draft picks Jack Hughes vs. Kaapo Kakko, Oilers forwards Jesse Puljujarvi vs. Dominik Kahun and overlooked goalies like Devan Dubnyk, Mackenzie Blackwood, Linus Ullmark and Cam Talbot. Other players discussed in this episode include Thatcher Demko, Oliver Bjorkstrand, Ryan Pulock, Nate Schmidt, Jake DeBrusk, Alex Tuch, Brandon Saad, Cody Glass, Martin Necas, Vince Dunn, Joel Kiviranta and more.
2020-21 season preview: Rookies & keeper / dynasty rankings
Pete and Rob are back to preview the rookie class for the upcoming season and break down the top 100 rankings on NHL.com/Fantasy for keeper and dynasty leagues. The guys discuss the top four rookie options, Igor Shesterkin, Alexis Lafreniere, Kirill Kaprizov and Ilya Sorokin, the value of 2020 NHL Draft picks Quinton Byfield, Tim Stuetzle and Marco Rossi and also some high-upside players from previous drafts like Nick Robertson, Bowen Byram and Trevor Zegras. They debate the staying power of defensemen Cale Makar, Quinn Hughes and Adam Fox and identify some of the other teams with fantasy appeal in long-term leagues, including the Minnesota Wild and Carolina Hurricanes. They also touch on how the Buffalo Sabres’ keeper outlook has been affected by the signing of Taylor Hall and potential promotion of prospect Dylan Cozens.
2020-21 season preview: Fantasy mock draft 1.0
Pete and Rob break down their first fantasy mock draft of the offseason, a 12-team, 192-player simulation for a standard league. The guys debate whether to take Nathan MacKinnon over Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl at the top and discuss each position extensively and how the results compared to their top 250 player rankings. Storylines include the biggest trades and free agent signings, Sidney Crosby's value compared to some younger elite centers, the impact of the Boston Bruins injuries to Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak, which goalie tandems are best to target, where to take this year’s top rookies and also how to view last year’s class, for better or worse. Follow along with the mock draft results on NHL.com/Fantasy while you listen.
Impact of Pietrangelo, Dadonov signings, Saad, Schmidt trades; early mock draft, rankings reax
Pete and Rob are joined by guest David Satriano to discuss all angles of the Vegas Golden Knights signing Alex Pietrangelo in free agency. The crew has the fantasy lowdown on some sneaky moves in the Colorado Avalanche acquiring Brandon Saad, the Vancouver Canucks landing Nate Schmidt and the Ottawa Senators signing Evgenii Dadonov. The guys also start looking ahead to the upcoming season with analysis of the early fantasy top 250 rankings and mock draft 1.0 on NHL.com/Fantasy and by debating the League’s best goalie tandems.
Free agency recap: Hall to Sabres, Barrie to Oilers, Krug to Blues, goalie moves
Pete and Rob recap a busy first few days of NHL free agent signings. They cover all angles of Taylor Hall joining the Buffalo Sabres, including the impact on Jack Eichel and Rasmus Dahlin and where to target these players in drafts. The guys also discuss the high ceiling of Tyson Barrie joining the potent Edmonton Oilers’ first power play and what Torey Krug’s move to the St. Louis Blues means for his fantasy value. Other moves discussed are Braden Holtby to the Vancouver Canucks, Henrik Lundqvist to the Washington Capitals, Jacob Markstrom to the Calgary Flames, new goalie tandems to target and how Tyler Toffoli fits in with the Montreal Canadiens. The episode includes early stat and lineup projections and also some player comparisons for NHL.com’s rankings.
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Win your fantasy league by listening to these guys
Really good info, great takes. Won my playoff fantasy pool because of their predictions of klingberg being among leaders in D scoring and Dallas going to the finals. Really great on twitter as well
More real less fantasy
As much as I love listening to there predictions and and fantasy, I want more real stuff, like top ten best hockey players in the playoffs, Connor McDavids injuries (or who ever), different plays that happen by week and still some fantasy.