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I compiled a list for my biggest sleepers this year.
Here's my list, in no order:
Duchene - One of the top rookies last year and one of the Avs go-to guys
Tavares - Same reason as Duchene
Greiss - With Nabby gone, he is their guy. If he shines, he should have a great win-loss record
Zherdev - He's back and should be good for 60-70 points
Leino - I'm up in the air with him. If he gets chances, playing with those players he should do great.
Subban - Played great as a callup this year and if Markov misses any time, he might be their go-to d-man
Bozak - Playing shotgun to Kessel all year and have plenty of icetime should help him
Kulemin - Played great with Kess and Bozak last year and I think he should be a 55-60 point player, at the least
Kadri - Not sure if he'd crack the lineup but if he does should get plenty of opportunities
Horton - A change in scenery should help him out alot
Lombardi - I don't know, mostly just a hunch on him
Filatov - He has great potential, bad attitude. Worth a shot in later rounds as a boom or bust guy
Ellis - I think Tampa may be ALOT better this year and poised for the playoffs, led by Ellis. He has shown he can do it before.
Steve Mason - People may forget about him after his sophomore slump. I won't. Playing in a very defensive system, I expect a big bounceback year for Mason
Agree, disagree? What do you guys think?
watch out for:
LW,C Tyler Ennis
G Chris Mason !!!!
he will be great featuring an improved Atlanta Team.
one of the best goalies in the last years, but flying really under the radar...
If your league has Hits/BlockShots watch out for:
F Dustin Brown
D Anton Volchenkov
F Ryan Clowe
- 1 Reply to Nicolai
If you want to have the BIGGEST sleeper then take a look at Mats Zuccarello Aasen won the point race in SEL last year and is going to Rangers now. During the olympics I saw an interview with Ken Holland and he said that he was really impressed by him and this is a guy that played for the Norweigan olympic team so he did pretty much all himself since he dosn't have the best team mates :) Pretty sure he will post 40-50 points in his first season and in a couple of years may be a 100+
Colorado is jammed with sleepers. The names I'm keeping in mind are Brandon Yip and David Jones. I might even consider reaching for Peter Mueller, who was already elevated in the rankings.
may sound retarted but IF kovalchuk is finally allowed to sign with the devs that gives a TON of them pretty high fantasy potential.. maybe im biased because im a devils fan but i assure you this will NOT be the devils team your used to seeing every year.. theres finally an offensive mind behind the bench so if kovy is there expect a jump in numbers for parise, langenbrunner and zajac without a doubt
im very high on duchene this year as well.. and zherdev may be worth a reach as well considering he has a pretty high ceiling in terms of potential.. the only 2 im gonna have to disagree with you on are horton simply because i just dont think he has what it takes to make strides in this league nd be successful.. and ellis.. i think tampas dipping further into rebuild mode and this could very well be the season you see lecavalier and other players traded away so they can start to build a younger squad around stamkos.. their division is extremely weak outside of the caps so you may be right on this.. i personally just dont see it happening
- 1 Reply to Chaves
yep it sure does sound "retarted"
Tampa is not going into rebuilding mode...they are looking pretty downright scary with Stevie Y at the Helm...solid goaltending in Ellis and Smith and two very dangerous forward combinations with a much improved D
pick your poison
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