DPR – Episode 23: Draft Rankings, RFA’s to Watch and Calder Cup Champs with George Malik

Paul Zwambag


NHL Draft Rankings vs. Fantasy Draft Rankings

DobberProspects has recently released the 2017 NHL Draft Final Rankings and the Final Fantasy Ranking the NHL Draft. Paul and Peter discuss why some players are ranked higher or lower on the different rankings.


Going in Depth on Recent Prospect Ramblings

Recently on DobberProspects, Associate Editor Mark Allan penned a fantastic two part Prospects Ramblings on RFA prospects and gives an outlook for their contract status broken down by conference

Western Conference

Eastern Conference

And following up those was Hayden Soboleski with a great article on what teams have the compensation means to make an offer to RFA players

Who has the picks for offer sheets?

With these articles in mind the guys discuss RFA prospects and how they see them working out. Players discussed include:

Andreas Athanasiou (DET)

Connor Brown (TOR)

Slater Koekkoek (TB)

Teemu Pulkkinen (ARI)

Tomas Jurco (CHI)

Brett Ritchie (DAL)

Paul LaDue (LA)

Stanislav Galiev (WAS)

And a trio of Columbus Blue Jackets goalies, Joonas Korpisalo, Anton Forsberg, and Oscar Dansk

The prospect talk continues as prospects graduating to pro are discussed and if they play either AHL or NHL and what impact they may have. We talk about Boston Bruins Charlie McAvoy and JFK, Colin White (OTT), Tucker Poolman (WPG), Tyson Jost (COL), Brock Boeser (VAN) and Arizona Coyotes Clayton Keller, Dylan Strome, Christian Fischer, Anthony DeAngelo and how they compare to the Toronto Maple Leafs roster from the 2016-17 season.


Interview with George Malik

In the third segment Kuklas Korner Detroit Red Wings writer George Malik joins the show to discuss the Grand Rapids Griffins Calder Cup Championship and key prospects who could be with the Red Wings.

Tyler Bertuzzi, Evgeny Svechnikov, Joe Hicketts, Jared Coreau and Robbie Russo are all discussed as well as one of George's sleeper picks you won’t want to miss!



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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