DPR – Episode 35: Rob Higgins talk Fantasy rookies, Stay or Nay & Unknown Prospects on the Rise

Paul Zwambag


Stay or Nay

NHL teams are inching closer to having to make a decision on their rookies, are they willing to burn a year of their entry-level contracts or send their players to junior or the minors. Peter and Paul play a game of Stay or Nay with a dozen, or so, players who are on the bubble.

Check out our Twitter feed to see the Poll Results, and also a few new Polls we have posted that were discussed, players include:

Samuel Girard

Kailer Yamamoto

Victor Mete

Pierre Luc-Dubois

Nolan Patrick

Owen Tippett

Logan Brown

And some new twitter Polls!

Alex DeBrincat

Alex Tuch

Mikhail Sergachev


Have a player in mind who you think could Stay or Nay? Tweet it at us @DPR_show and we will let you know.


Unknown Prospects on the Rise

Peter and Paul give a list of guys who are unknown, or have very low Fantrax ownership that should be put on your watch list or picked up in your deep fantasy leagues.

CHL Prospects:

Sean Durzi and Tyler Steenbergen (ARI)

NCAA Prospects:

Colton Conrad, Zack Solow and Dylan Sikura (CHI)

AHL Prospects:

Gage Quinney (PIT), Matthew Highmore (CHI), Warren Foegele (CAR) and Sammy Niku (WPG)


Interview with Rob Higgins

Rob Higgins joins the guys to talk about his HFI stat he created and how it helps him judge players' value in Fantasy Hockey. Rob also gives his opinion on some of the early Calder scoring race in the NHL. Paul has a rapid fire Stay or Nay with Rob to see what he thinks of some of the guys discussed in Segment One.

Players discussed include:

Will Butcher, Charlie McAvoy, Nico Hischier, Nolan Patrick, Jakub Vrana and a few more rookies at the top of the scoring charts.


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Paul Zwambag: @zwambag

Peter Harling: @pharling

Our Guest Rob Higgins: @RoberMHiggins

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Name Fantasy Upside NHL Certainty
Owen Beck 8.0 9.5
Lane Hutson 10 10
Joshua Roy 7.5 9.0
Jacob Perreault 5.0 5.0
Filip Mesar 7.0 7.0
Jesse Ylönen 4.5 7.5
Alexander Gordin 2.0 1.0
Nate Schnarr 4.0 4.0
Jack Smith 1.0 1.0
Lias Andersson 7.0 7.0