DobberProspects Fantasy Mailbag: June Edition

Cam Robinson

2017-06-28

We’re back again for another rousing edition of the DobberProspects’ Mailbag! The Entry Draft has just concluded, and now you need to know who’s worthy of being selected for this coming year and long term as well. Many of these questions were posed and answered pre-draft but we’ve always got next month to hone in on some specifics of players who went to potentially promising destinations – yes, I’m talking to you, Kailer Yamamoto.

 

So, without further ado, let’s go!

 

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Question: “How does the Drouin for Sergachev trade impact Sergachev's value both short and long term?”

 

Answer: I don’t see this trade really hurting Sergachev’s value too much in the short term. He was unlikely to carve out much of an offensive role in Montreal and will be equally unlikely to carve one out in Tampa Bay. However, Tampa has far more offensive firepower to spread around so it’s possible he sees a smidge more even-strength production now that’s he’s moved.

 

Long term, I believe this is a benefit for him. He’ll be stuck behind Anton Stralman and Victor Hedman for the immediate future, but once Stralman’s contract runs out in two seasons, it’s plausible to expect him to take over the second power play unit by then – one that is usually a split squad PP unit that will be home to one of Stamkos or Kucherov. Not a bad place to be.

 

Sergachev remains a high-flying prospect with a full arsenal of offensive weapons. He needs to be reined in a bit, but that’s not a bad thing. He owns very nice fantasy upside.

 

 

Question: “Who appears to be the biggest offensive sleepers in this upcoming draft? i.e.: Gaudette, Fox, Kaprizov?”

 

 

Answer: This is year is unique because there is a great deal of players who don’t necessarily fit the proto-typical ‘hockey player’ mould. This means we’re looking at a bunch of players who are described as ‘slippery’, ‘slight’, ‘crafty’…and they’ll