Today is the start of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, so maybe now would be a good time to discuss another prospect? Sure! As long time readers of this blog (Hello inmates at Rockview State Correctional Institution, keep those letters coming!) know, I dislike Defensemen (for fantasy purposes) the same way Hitler avoided drafting Jews on his fantasy survival team (hopefully people are still distracted by Joe the Plumber to notice what I just wrote).Please, blog, may I have some more?
In his third NHL game, the New York Ranger’s Chris Kreider scored on Ottawa’s Craig Anderson, which is impressive for a number of reasons. One, Kreider broke into the NHL in perhaps the fiercest first round playoff match this season.Please, blog, may I have some more?
So last time I talked prospects I mentioned that I’ve never been ice fishing before, and I probably never will be. I don’t do well in really cold weather (I’m sure living in Southern California my whole life has something to do with that). I went snowboarding in Tahoe once many many years ago and couldn’t have been more miserable. Not only did I suck at snowboarding but I didn’t pack enough warm clothes so the entire trip I was freezing my balls off. Needlees to say that was the 1st and only time I’ve gone on a snowboarding trip. Okay enough of my blabbering, lets get to some young’uns who might be able to help your team(s) this year:
Mika Zibanejad – C (Ott): I have to admit I’m not really all that thrilled with this 18 year old from Sweden. I am however extremely thrilled with this 18 year old from Sweden. Back to Mika – I don’t expect much but he is more than likely going to be the #2 Center in Ottawa. Considering he didn’t do much in his short stint with the Swedish Elite League last year this is a real long shot.Please, blog, may I have some more?
I’ve never been ice fishing before, but I imagine it’s just a bunch of dudes sitting around a frozen hole gettin drunk and hoping something bites. Well predicting which prospects could be a fantasy asset is alot like that. It’s more hope and luck than anything else… I’m going to focus on prospects that I think can make an impact this year, but long term keeper questions are welcome. Also I’m not going to write about some of the bigger names like Brayden Schenn and Jonathan Bernier, you already know about them. And just so I don’t get any hater comments (my 1st one was yesterday!) let me make this clear: If you’ve played less than a full season in the NHL I still consider you a prospect, so please I don’t wanna see any comments like “Hey stupid Travis Hamonic played 60 games in the NHL last year!”. I know. But he started last year in the AHL so that qualifies him as a prospect in my book.Please, blog, may I have some more?