Prospect Ramblings – Sell High, Buy Low, Hot Streaks, and Slow Goes

Pat Quinn

2019-11-07

 

 

Welcome to the Thursday prospect ramblings, I am going to highlight a few players that fit the titled categories above. They are from all over the leagues, and players I have been watching recently.

 

As always (except last week), here is my #GoodTweet of the week (better follow that hilariously awesome @FHPQuinn twitter account)

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Sell high

 

World Championship players

 

As past Dobber writer Jeff Angus used to highlight, once the World Junior rosters are announced and finalized, grab all the unclaimed players you can as that is the highlight of prospects for a lot of fantasy GMs. You can sell them high for notable improvements on your roster for the stretch run

 

Kole Lind (VAN)

 

This is not a knock on Lind at all as he looks to be developing in to a promising middle six winger, but I am highlighting the fact that you can use his current production on a stacked Utica squad to persuade some GMs to trade you the player you want for a top notch prospect. You may want to aim this towards GMs who are fans of the Canucks as (in my experience) they tend to have bias towards their own team prospects more than other team friendly GMs. He does have nine points in 10 games only trailing NHL level talent on the Comets.

 

Ilya Mikheyev (TOR)

 

As awesome as he has been, with the current construction of the Maple Leafs, it appears as though it would be a smart bet to sell high on Mikheyev. He may eventually get 2PP time but he seems to be relegated to “not the top six” in a stubborn Babcock system. In one-year leagues I would move him, but in keeper leagues I am interested to see what happens when he gets a new contract.

 

 

Buy Low

 

Ville Husso (STL)

 

Sure, I may have jinxed him talking about him a few weeks ago as his save percentage is now at 0.898, but I still feel as though he is the best goalie in the St. Louis system. At least now with the starters net in San Antonio he will have the full season to prove his worth. As a forgotten asset it may be cheap to acquire him.

 

Nikita Gusev (NJ)

 

Being misused once the Devils started losing by John Hynes, his value has tanked over the past couple of weeks. Being placed on the fourth line and scratched for three straight games because he is not great at defense is some next level brain thinking stuff. Gusev is paid to score, set him up in the top six and let him put up the points. Skilled wingers are rarely amazing at defense and putting a square peg in a round hole never works. If you can acquire him cheap, and Hynes either gets fired or finally constructs some good line ups you can reap the rewards.

 

Elvis Merzlikins (CBJ)

 

Merzlikins was sent down to the AHL yesterday which is honestly probably best for his development right now. Being a back up on a weak squad because Korpisalo has actually played well in the starter’s role is not going to help Elvis’ development. AHL reps on a fine squad will help him and he should be back up in not time. If you have a GM that thinks he is a bust already look to acquire him.

 

 

Hot Streaks

 

Joel Farabee (PHI)

 

This is not a statistic wise hot streak but more of an improving the play of any line he is