Prospect Ramblings: Patrolling the Forum

Dave Hall


You can be honest.

How much hockey have you watched since opening night last Wednesday? I won’t judge. We have all been patient, and are now being blessed with hours, upon hours of entertainment. Congratulations everyone, we made it.

There have been a handful of storylines thus far, with prospects making up a good chunk of them. Non of which have been more electric than my “guy”, Kirilll Kaprizov. The 22-year-old Russian phenom has arrived as advertised and has single handedly turned the Minnesota Wild into a 60-minute entertainment piece.

However, he is not the only rookie making a quick mark on the league. As of Monday evening, we now have seen a total of seven rookies score their first NHL marker, those being:

Kirill Kaprizov
Ty Smith
Eetu Luostarinen
Nils Hoglander
Tim Stützle
Yegor Sharangovich
Alexander Romanov

Sharangovich takes the cake for the “feel good” rookie goal of the year, so far. I wrote an article a few months back about him and at the time, he was less than 2% owned in fantrax. Since that article, he has gone on a phenomenal run in the KHL, and has carried that momentum into a spot with the Devisl and now this:

You love to see it. I’d love to say that I had a little something to do with it. But that’s all him.


Now that the season is offficaly underway, and fantasy pools are off to the races, I decided to scour through the DobberSports Forum. If you aren’t familiar with the forum, i