Prospect Ramblings: Carter Hart Hot Heading to WJC and is Dylan Strome a Bust?

Peter Harling

2017-12-20

Great news Dobber readers, Dobber has announced he will be releasing a Midseason Fantasy Guide. There was some doubt due to his health battle but the good news is he is well enough to make it happen. I will be contributing again this year and as you may have guessed, my contribution will be prospect focused – From the 2017 Draft I will have top drafted players trending up, and down since the draft, and for the 2018 Draft an early look at the top fantasy value prospects.

You can pre-order and get more info here

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With Christmas just around the corner, our World Junior coverage here has really ramped up with plenty of articles diving deep into the players you need to watch. Be sure to read our previous Ramblings and Feature articles for all you need to know for the upcoming WJC.

And when the tournament starts, get all you stats info from this great site EliteProspects, who just launched their 2018 WJC page here

Want even more great WJC coverage? Our friends at McKeens are launching their first WJC Guide for subscribers on December 24th. Get all the details and subscription info here.

Because we have such extensive coverage already, I will wait until the games start before I dive back in.

 

Trade News, there were a few minor NHL prospect trades and some CHL trades recently. The first one seems pretty minor to say the least; The Arizona Coyotes traded Michael Leighton and a 2019 fourth-round pick to Pittsburgh for Sean Maguire, Josh Archibald and a 2019 sixth-round pick. My reaction to this trade was “Meh“

But then I read Dobbers Tweet in reaction to the trade…

{source}<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Maguire an under-the-radar goalie who could be better than Wedgewood. We'll need to see more of him to know for sure, but this has my attention. Only 24, that sweet spot for prospect goalies to get noticed in fantasy <a href="https://t.co/muAscZ6Kmw">https://t.co/muAscZ6Kmw</a></p>&mdash; Dobber (@DobberHockey) <a href="https://twitter.com/DobberHockey/status/943195811231309824?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 19, 2017</a></blockquote>

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So who is Sean Maguire? At first glance by glossing over his profile and stats on EliteProspects, nothing to get excited about.  He is splitting time between the AHL and ECHL the last two seasons and his ECHL GAA is over 3.0 in both those years.  But look a little deeper and you see some more impressive numbers from his time in the NCAA with the Boston Terriers in the NCAA and af