DPR – Episode 33 – Season 2 Premiere with McKeen’s Ryan Wagman

Paul Zwambag


Prospect Tournament Reviews

So many tournaments, so many prospects that we can’t cover everyone, so we stick to the games we managed to watch and talk about the players that stood out. From the Traverse city Tournament one of our favorite prospects Alex DeBrincat (70% Fantrax Owned) was doing Alex DeBrincat things, like scoring the OT tournament game-winning goal.
From the Penticton Tournament the players Paul and Peter focus on include NCAA free agent signees Spencer Foo (45%), and Joe Gambardella (6%). We also discuss some defensemen in Tucker Poolman (10%), Ethan Bear (33%), Ziyat Paigin (10%).


Pre-season Preview

The pre-season has begun and we watched the Vegas Golden Knights first real game and there were several impressions from that game. Who is Tyler Wong (14%)? We give you a good background on Wong who had a monster game scoring the Knights first hat-trick and added a beauty assist. Tomas Hyka (5%) also made a strong impression in the game and could be a potential sleeper pick. On the Canucks side, Brock Boeser (80%) showed he is NHL ready and worthy of all the hype and lip service we have given him, he was dominant. Peter also speaks about Jake Virtanen (47%) and how his profile needs a market adjustment and how you can take advantage of that in your fantasy league. Looking forward we discuss potential line combinations and opportunities some prospects will be getting, look for the following lines in training camp for Zach Aston-Reese (44%), Alex Kerfoot (26%), and Jake Debrusk (35%)

Zach Aston Reese – Evgeni Malkin – Phil Kessel
Alex Kerfoot – Nathan MacKinnon- Mikko Rantanen
Jake Debrusk – David Krejci – David Pastrnak


Interview with Ryan Wagman from McKeen's Hockey

Ryan Wagman from McKeens Hockey joins us for his third appearance on the show and reviews his formula he and his scouting team at McKeens apply to scoring and ranking prospects, and the extended coverage of prospects in their yearbook. If you want to buy the yearbook (PDF only) or subscribe to McKeens you can do so here.

Ryan gives us his early Calder candidates and some rookies who could be in the conversation;

(sorted by Fantrax Average Draft Position (ADP)

Charlie McAvoy – 93% – 147 ADP

Nico Hischier – 92% – 160 ADP

Kyle Connor – 73% – 163 ADP

Clayton Keller – 87% – 184 ADP

Nolan Patrick – 86% – 189 ADP

Brock Boeser – 80% – 269 ADP

Thomas Chabot – 81% – 200 ADP

Mathew Barzal – 75% – No ADP

Alex DeBrincat – 70% – No ADP

Ryan also answers an interesting question about Olli Juolevi and Mikhail Sergachev.

Mikhail Sergachev – 77% – 351 ADP

Olli Juolevi – 65% – No ADP



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Peter Harling: @pharling

Our Guest Ryan Wagman: @rawagman

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Name Fantasy Upside NHL Certainty
Tristan Luneau 7.5 8.0
Zachary Nehring 4.5 5.0
Jacob Julien 5.5 5.0
Antti Tuomisto 4.5 6.0
Aku Räty 5.8 5.0
Miko Matikka 6.5 6.5
Nathan Smith 6.2 6.0
Jan Jenik 7.2 6.5
Ilya Fedotov 6.0 3.0
Noel Nordh 6.5 7.0