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Bringing you fantasy hockey keeper league advice for NHL prospects from multiple junior leagues including; OHL, WHL, QMJHL, NCAA, USHL, AHL, KHL, SHL, Liiga and more. Giving you great scouting tips both live and on the television. Peter Harling and Paul Zwambag will keep you up to date for all things Fantasy Hockey prospects.

Episodes

Western Teams

Peter looks at some Edmonton Oilers prospects and who may make the team, players include;

Anton Slepyshev, Joseph Gambardella, Caleb Jones, Ziyat Paigin and Dylan Wells

Paul talks about some NHL ready San Jose Sharks prospects, players include;

Marcus Sorensen, Daniel O’Regan, Ryan Carpenter, Tim Heed, Joakim Ryan, and Julius Bergman

 

Eastern Teams

In the East, Paul looks at a number of Boston Bruins players that project to split time between the AHL , and NHL as well as a few rookies that are locks for the NHL roster. Players include;

Jake Debrusk, Anders Bjork, Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, Kenny Agostino, Austin Czarnik and Noel Acciari

Peter talks about the Carolina Hurricanes and what a great job GM Ron Francis has done stockpiling prospects, players include;

Julien Gauthier, Valentin Zykov, Nicolas Roy and Warren Foegele

 

Interview with Daniel Negreanu

Poker Star Daniel Negreanu (A big fan of the show) has six WSOP Bracelets, two World Poker Tour championship titles and also played an important role in securing the Vegas NHL expansion bid. Daniel joins the show to talk about some Vegas prospects, his role in their expansion, the strategy of the team in the expansion, 2017 Entry Draft and more.

 

 

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Peter Harling: @pharling

Our Guest Daniel Negreanu: @RealKidPoker

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Western Teams

Paul covers the Western Conference talking prospects from the Calgary Flames and Minnesota Wild.

Players discussed include Mike Jankowski, Rasmus Andersson, Morgan Klimchuk and Dillon Dube from the Flames.

Joel Eriksson Ek, Kirill Kaprizov, Luke Kunin, Jordan Greenway, Mike Reilly and Gustav Olofsson from the Wild

 

Eastern Teams

Pete takes us through the two Eastern Conference teams covering prospects from the Detroit Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning.

Players discussed include Tyler Bertuzzi, Nick Jensen and Vili Saarijarvi from the Wings.

Mathieu Joseph, Anthony Cirelli, Mitchell Stephens, Yan Gourde, Ben Thomas and Mikhail Sergachev from the Bolts.

 

Interview with Mike Augello

At the NHL Draft in Chicago Peter had a chance to talk some Leafs prospects with HockeyBuzz writer Mike Augello. Players discussed include the Leafs Swedish content of first round pick Timothy Liljegren, free agent acquisitions Calle Rosen and Andreas Borgman as well as Andreas Johnson and more.

 

 

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Paul Zwambag: @zwambag

Peter Harling: @pharling

Our Guest Mike Augello: @MikeInBuffalo

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Western Teams

Starting in the West, Pete talks about Jets prospects you want to own in keeper leagues and who may be on the brink of becoming fantasy contributors. Players discussed include:

Kyle Connor

Jack Roslovic

Tucker Poolman

Other prospects from the Jets covered are JC Lipon, Nic Petan, Marko Dano, and Brendan Lemieux.

Staying in the west, Paul gives some thoughts on the following players:

Devin Shore

Brett Ritchie

Esa Lindell

Denis Gurianov

Jason Dickinson

Miro Heiskanen

 

Eastern Teams

In the second segment the focus shifts to the East, Pete talks about some New York Rangers prospects:

Pavel Buchnevich

Ryan Gropp

Sergei Zborovsky

Ryan Graves

Paul looks at the impact the Florida Panthers free agents have on the depth chart and the outlook on the fantasy impact on rookies such as:

Jayce Hawryluk

Henrik Haapala

Denis Malgin

Linus Hultstrom

Sebastian Repo

 

Interview with Sheng Peng

In the guest segment we talk to former DobberProspects writer Sheng Peng from the NHL draft in Chicago and hear who he thinks may be poised from the Los Angeles Kings who could make a fantasy impact.

 

 

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Be sure to follow us on Twitter: @DPR_show

Paul Zwambag: @zwambag

Peter Harling: @pharling

Our Guest Sheng Peng: @Sheng_Peng

Find our show notes at DobberProspects.com.

 

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Free Agency - New Faces in New Places

Following up on last episodes talk about unqualified prospects that became free agents, we look at where many of them signed and the fantasy outlook as a result. Players discussed include

Cal Petersen, Stepan Falkovsky to LA Kings

Joe Morrow to Montreal

Teemu Pulkkinen signed in Vegas

Henrik Haapala and Evgeni Dadonov to Florida

Ryan Murphy to Minnesota

Ty Rattie to Edmonton

Nail Yakupov to Colorado

Tyler Pitlick to Dallas

Neal Pionk – New York Rangers

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Development Camp Standouts

NHL Development Camps have concluded in some cities and some of our friends and writers have been able to attend and have shared some of their observations, that along with what we found online gives us some insight for you to take away for your fantasy research.

Filip Chytil – New York Rangers

Josh Ho-Sang – New York Islanders

Mikhail Sergachev – Tampa Bay

Jake Walman – St. Louis Blues

Alex Iafallo – LA Kings

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Interviews with Ryan Biech

We have a great talk with Ryan Biech, Associate Editor at Canucks Army and Co-host of the GTDPod

Ryan gives us his early impressions of Canucks draft picks;

Elias Pettersson

Kole Lind

Michael DiPietro

Petrus Palmu

Then we discuss some of the Canucks top prospects such as;

Brock Boeser

Olli Juolevi

Thatcher Demko

And finally we talk about any Dev Camp standouts Ryan has observed so far.

 

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Paul Zwambag: @zwambag

Peter Harling: @pharling

Our Guest Ryan Biech: @ryanbiech

Email: prospectradio@dobberprospects.com

Find our show notes at DobberProspects.com.

 

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As promised we have a massive episode covering the 2017 NHL Draft from Chicago. On our last podcast we discussed the first round, and in segment one of this episode we hit on some players from day two.

Rounds 2 to 7

Round 2 players discussed include

Nic Hague – Vegas Golden Knights

Isaac Ratcliffe – Philadelphia Flyers

Jason Robertson – Dallas Stars

Maxime Comtois – Anaheim Ducks

Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen – Buffalo Sabres

Round 3 players discussed include

Michael DiPietro – Vancouver Canucks

Matt Villalta – LA Kings

Stuart Skinner – Edmonton Oilers

Kirill Ustimenko – Philadelphia Flyers

Danil Tarasov – Columbus Blue Jackets

Keith Petruzzelli – Detroit Red Wings

Players Discussed in round 4

Nikita Popugaev – New Jersey Devils

Mikey Anderson – LA Kings

Matt Strome – Philadelphia Flyers

Final player discussed briefly was Petrus Palmu from the Vancouver Canucks

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Recent News and Transactions

In the second segment we talk about prospects recently traded and potentially becoming free agents.

Anthony DeAngelo – New York Rangers

Tyler Motte – Columbus Blue Jackets

Anton Forsberg – Chicago Blackhawks

Alex Tuch, Shea Theodore – Vegas Golden Knights

Several RFA players were recently not qualified offers by their NHL teams and will become UFA’s. The complete list can be found here on elite prospects

Here are the top players we discussed briefly

Ty Rattie

Nail Yakupov

Brandon Pirri

Mikhail Grigorenko

Seth Griffith

Ryan Murphy

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Interviews with Draft Analysts

As promised, Peter was in Chicago for the draft and was able to catch up with several prominent hockey scouts/writers/reporters and asked them the fantasy hockey questions we all want to know. Special thanks to

Ryan Wagman – McKeens Hockey: @RAWagman

Ryan Kennedy – The Hockey News: @THNRyanKennedy

Sam Cosentino – SportsNet

Aynsley Scott – Hockey Prospect Radio: @HockeyMinister

Russ Cohen – Hockey Prospect Radio: @sportsology

Bob McKenzie – TSN: @TSNBobMcKenzie

Be sure to subscribe to the Bob Cast by Bob McKenzie, the BobFather is the best! (Tell him DobberProspects sent you)

 

 

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Paul Zwambag: @zwambag

Peter Harling: @pharling

Email: prospectradio@dobberprospects.com

 

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Enjoy the show and thanks for listening!

 

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NHL Entry Draft - Round 1

  1. New Jersey Nico Hischier
  2. Philadelphia Nolan Patrick
  3. Dallas Miro Heiskanen
  4. Colorado Cale Makar
  5. Vancouver Elias Pettersson
  6. Vegas Cody Glass
  7. New York Rangers (from Arizona) Lias Andersson
  8. Buffalo Casey Mittelstadt
  9. Detroit Michael Rasmussen
  10. Florida Owen Tippett
  11. Los Angeles Gabriel Vilardi
  12. Carolina Martin Necas
  13. Vegas (from Winnipeg) Nick Suzuki
  14. Tampa Bay Callan Foote
  15. Vegas (from New York Islanders) Erik Brannstrom
  16. Calgary Juuso Valimaki
  17. Toronto Timothy Liljegren
  18. Boston Urko Vaakanainen
  19. San Jose Joshua Norris
  20. St. Louis Robert Thomas
  21. NY Rangers Filip Chytil
  22. Edmonton Kailer Yamamoto
  23. Arizona (from Minnesota) Pierre-Olivier Joseph
  24. Winnipeg (from Columbus via Vegas) Kristian Vesalainen
  25. Montreal Ryan Poehling
  26. Dallas (from Chicago) Jake Oettinger
  27. Philadelphia (from Washington via St. Louis) Morgan Frost
  28. Ottawa Shane Bowers
  29. Chicago (from Anaheim via Dallas) Henri Jokiharju
  30. Nashville Eeli Tolvanen
  31. St. Louis (from Pittsburgh) Klim Kostin

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Interview with Steve Kournianous

Peter catches up with Steve Kournianos from The Draft Analyst after the First Round of the NHL Entry Draft in Chicago.

 

 

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Paul Zwambag: @zwambag

Peter Harling: @pharling

Our Guest Steve Kournianos: @TheDraftAnalyst

Email: prospectradio@dobberprospects.com

Find our show notes at DobberProspects.com.

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NHL Draft Rankings vs. Fantasy Draft Rankings

DobberProspects has recently released the 2017 NHL Draft Final Rankings and the Final Fantasy Ranking the NHL Draft. Paul and Peter discuss why some players are ranked higher or lower on the different rankings.

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Going in Depth on Recent Prospect Ramblings

Recently on DobberProspects, Associate Editor Mark Allan penned a fantastic two part Prospects Ramblings on RFA prospects and gives an outlook for their contract status broken down by conference

Western Conference

Eastern Conference

And following up those was Hayden Soboleski with a great article on what teams have the compensation means to make an offer to RFA players

Who has the picks for offer sheets?

 

With these articles in mind the guys discuss RFA prospects and how they see them working out. Players discussed include:

Andreas Athanasiou (DET)

Connor Brown (TOR)

Slater Koekkoek (TB)

Teemu Pulkkinen (ARI)

Tomas Jurco (CHI)

Brett Ritchie (DAL)

Paul LaDue (LA)

Stanislav Galiev (WAS)

And a trio of Columbus Blue Jackets goalies, Joonas Korpisalo, Anton Forsberg, and Oscar Dansk

The prospect talk continues as prospects graduating to pro are discussed and if they play either AHL or NHL and what impact they may have. We talk about Boston Bruins Charlie McAvoy and JFK, Colin White (OTT), Tucker Poolman (WPG), Tyson Jost (COL), Brock Boeser (VAN) and Arizona Coyotes Clayton Keller, Dylan Strome, Christian Fischer, Anthony DeAngelo and how they compare to the Toronto Maple Leafs roster from the 2016-17 season.

 

Interview with George Malik

In the third segment Kuklas Korner Detroit Red Wings writer George Malik joins the show to discuss the Grand Rapids Griffins Calder Cup Championship and key prospects who could be with the Red Wings.

Tyler Bertuzzi, Evgeny Svechnikov, Joe Hicketts, Jared Coreau and Robbie Russo are all discussed as well as one of George's sleeper picks you won’t want to miss!

 

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Paul Zwambag: @zwambag

Peter Harling: @pharling

Our Guest George Malik: @georgemalik

Email: prospectradio@dobberprospects.com

Find our show notes at DobberProspects.com.

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Special Episode:

In this bonus episode we go to Switzerland to get some first hand scouting reports and accounts from McKeen's Central European Scout, Dennis Schellenberg.

Dennis gives us his opinion on top Czech Republic, Slovakia and Swiss born NHL Draft prospects such as Martin Necas, Filip Chytil, Ostap Safin, Radim Salda, Jakub Galvas, Patrik Hrehorcak and Tobias Geisser. He talks about how close they are to the NHL and what kind of impact they may have in the NHL and on your fantasy roster.

We also ask him how Switzerland is reacting to Swiss born, Nico Hischier, climbing the draft ranks and being first or second in everyone's draft rankings.

 

Dennis is a Swiss Scout for the Future Considerations and also provides content for McKeen's Hockey Draft Guide, you can follow Dennis on Twitter: @ScoutingFactory

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For more NHL Draft Prospects be sure to listen to The Draft Analyst Podcast. Former guest on the show and guest contributor Steve Kournianos dedicates his blog and podcast to the draft eligible prospects and is second to none in his coverage. Follow Steve on Twitter @TheDraftAnalyst

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Paul Zwambag: @zwambag

Peter Harling: @pharling

Our Guest Dennis Schellenberg: @ScoutingFactory

Email: prospectradio@dobberprospects.com

Find our show notes at DobberProspects.com.

 

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Special Episode:

In this bonus episode we go to Sweden to get some first hand scouting reports and accounts from McKeens writer Jimmy Hamrin.

Jimmy gives us his opinion on top Swedish NHL Draft prospects such as Timothy Liljegren, Elias Pettersson, Lias Andersson, and Erik Brannstrom. He talks about how close they are to the NHL and what kind of impact they may have in the NHL and on your fantasy roster.

There has been a lot of Swedish players and prospects, both drafted and free agents that have recently signed NHL contracts. Who are they? Will they play in the NHL next year? What will their impact be?

Jimmy answers these questions and more on the prospects you need to know, such as;

Philip Holm (D) Vancouver Canucks

Jonathan Dahlen (F) Vancouver Canucks

Filip Sandberg (F) San Jose Sharks

Kevin Stenlund (F) Columbus Blue Jackets

Marcus Hogberg (G) Ottawa Senators

John Nyberg (D) Dallas

Andreas Borgman (D) Toronto Maple Leafs

Calle Rosen (D) Toronto Maple Leafs

Carl Grundstrom (F) Toronto Maple Leafs

Oscar Fantenberg (D) LA Kings

Oskar Lindblom (F) Philadelphia Flyers

Jimmy gave the show some excellent insights to top prospects playing in Sweden be sure to follow him on Twitter @jimmyhamrim

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For more NHL Draft Prospects be sure to listen to The Draft Analyst Podcast. Former guest on the show and guest contributor Steve Kournianos dedicates his blog and podcast to the draft eligible prospects and is second to none in his coverage. Follow Steve on Twitter @TheDraftAnalyst

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Paul Zwambag: @zwambag

Peter Harling: @pharling

Our Guest JimmyHamrin: @jimmyhamrim

Email: prospectradio@dobberprospects.com

Find our show notes at DobberProspects.com.

 

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Memorial Cup 2017 Review

The guys discuss the Memorial Cup and talk about prospects they thought stood out in the tournament and many of the top players who will graduate from junior hockey where they project to play next year and what their fantasy outlook could be.

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Dobber's 2017 Fantasy Prospect Report

The Prospect Report is a must own for those in deeper or keeper leagues, 200 pages of prospect and draft profiles, each teams top player broken down, upside, 3-year potential, NHL certainty, arrival and draft advice.

Draft profiles include a point projection and NHL comparable, and there are 100 profiles for 2017 NHL Draft eligible players, a top 100 ranking and mock draft.

 See who Dobber and Harling rank as the top 25 forwards to draft in the 2017 pool

Consensus top 50 prospects to not play a single game in the NHL by all the writers and Dobber's list as well!

Paul and Peter give their testimonials as to how they use the guide and have been buyers since well before they joined DobberProspects.

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Interview with Adam Kimelman

NHL.com writer Adam Kimelman joins the show to discuss the NHL Scouting Combine and some of the top prospects for the upcoming NHL Draft.

Be sure to listen and subscribe to Adam and Mike Morreale's podcast Draftcast as they cover the draft in depth with great guests and interviews.

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Peter Harling: @pharling

Our Guest Adam Kimelman: @NHLAdamK

Email: prospectradio@dobberprospects.com

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