DPR – Episode 34: Shane Malloy talks USA’s AAPG, Rookies, Who Would You Rather, and ADP

Paul Zwambag


Who Would You Rather?

With fantasy draft season here many of us are faced with decisions on who to draft over who. The guys take a look at several who would you rather scenarios and explain who they pick, and why.

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Julius Honka or Mikhail Sergachev

Mathew Barzal or Kyle Connor

Josh Ho-Sang or Jakub Vrana

Joel Erikssson Ek or Luke Kunin

Oliver Bjorkstrand or Kevin Labanc

Dylan Strome or Clayton Keller

Thomas Chabot or Charlie McAvoy

Have your own scenario? Tweet it at us @DPR_show and we will let you know.


Evaluating ADP

Looking at the Fantrax Average Draft Position there are some interesting trends and rankings in terms of prospects rankings. Paul goes over his research and asks Peter if he thinks players are too high or too low. Players evaluated include:

Charlie McAvoy, Vadim Shipachyov, Nico Hischier, Clayton Keller, Juuse Saros, Brock Boeser and more.


Interview with Shane Malloy

In the interview segment prospect scout Shane Malloy of Hockey Prospect Radio returns and reviews top players from the AATPG (All American Top Prospects Game) including Brady Tkachuk, Joel Farabee, Quinn Hughes, Bode Wilde, and Oliver Whalstrom. Keeping with the 2018 NHL Draft focus Shane gives his analysis on some of the top prospects playing with the Halifax Mooseheads in Filip Zadina, Jared McIsaac, and Benoit-Olivier Groulx.

The focus shifts to prospects on the cusp of making the NHL and Shane gives his thoughts on if prospects will make the NHL and contribute to your fantasy roster, Alex DeBrincat, Mathew Barzal, Thomas Chabot and Charlie McAvoy are all discussed.


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Name Fantasy Upside NHL Certainty
Mikulas Hovorka 4.0 5.5
Fabian Lysell 8.5 9.0
Jakub Lauko 6.0 6.0
Matthew Poitras 7.5 7.5
Alexander Nikishin 9.0 9.3
Alexander Rykov 7.0 7.5
Justin Robidas 5.5 4.5
Zion Nybeck 8.0 3.0
David Kase 4.0 6.0
Jacob Julien 6.5 6.0