DPR – Episode 12: Trade Deadline Strategies with Steve Laidlaw

Paul Zwambag


Scouting Notes from February

In segment one, Paul talks to Peter about scouting notes from his viewing of live games across three leagues and two provinces.

February 5th OHL – Erie Otters at Kingston Frontenacs

Alex DeBrincat of the Chicago Blackhawks made another strong impression and recently posted his third consecutive 50 goals and 100 point season. Peter also shares his scouting report on free agent overage defenceman Darren Raddysh.

February 15th QMJHL – Rimouski Oceanic at Gatineau Olympiques

The two QMJHL leading scorers go head to head as Columbus prospect Vitali Abramov looks like he could be a great fantasy own with his speed and skill. Overage Tyler Boland is leading the league and is a free agent that will get some NHL contract offers. Another free agent is Gatineau Zack MacEwen who is getting interest from the Toronto Maple Leafs.

February 19th OHL – London Knights at Kingston Frontenacs

Two 2017 NHL draft prospects on London to watch are Robert Thomas and Alex Formenton. Roberts stood out the most as did undersized but speedy defenceman Victor Mete who has some fantasy upside.

February 22nd AHL – Syracuse Crunch at Toronto Marlies

The Marlies were missing top scorers Kasperi Kapanen and Brendan Leipsic. Kapanen may be done for the season. Players showing promise for the Marlies include Andreas Johnson, Travis Dermott, and Andrew Nielsen. Marlie players who showed poorly and have fast fading fantasy value include Kerby Rychel and Brooks Laich. Paul asks Pete about Syracuse players Matt Peca and Dominik Masin


NCAA Free Agents to Know

In the second segment the guys do a lightning round of the top ten college hockey free agents you need to know to watch for in your fantasy leagues

Zach Aston-Reese

Tyler Kelleher

Mike Vecchione

Spencer Foo

Matt Gaudreau

Alex Iafallo

Daniel Brickley

Gavin Bayreuther

Peyton Jones

Nathan Krusko


Interview with Steve Laidlaw on Trade Deadline Deals

DobberHockey Managing Editor Steve Laidlaw joins the show to share his analysis on prospects already traded in Jonathan Dahlen, Eric Cernak and Thomas Jurco. Steve also talks fantasy hockey trade deadline and how to make trades in a variety of league formats with keepers, salary caps and tanking strategies.


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Name Fantasy Upside NHL Certainty
Colby Barlow 8.0 9.5
Ville Heinola 6.5 8.5
Dylan Coghlan 4.5 7.5
Oskar Magnusson 6.5 4.0
Patrick Guay 7.0 5.0
Brandon Lisowsky 6.5 5.5
Nick Malik 4.5 1.0
Kyle Jackson 6.0 5.0
Viktor Persson 6.0 2.0
Jeremy Langlois 6 5.5