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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 will keep you up to date for all things Fantasy Hockey prospects.


Peter talks about how to understand the impact Waiver Exempt status on prospects contracts can have on making fantasy hockey keeper decisions and takes a look at Conor Garland, Andrew Mangiapane, Rasmus Andersson, Pavel Francouz, Evgeni Svechnikov, Jacye Hawryluk, Michael Dal Colle, Josh Ho-Sang, Nick Paul, Sam Morin, Tim Heed, Sam Blais, and Adam Erne as examples of prospects whose stock may rise as a result.

Peter touches some standouts from the World Junior Summer Showcase including Nolan Foote, Kristian Tanus, Cole Caufield and others

The Hlinka-Gretzky Tournament marks the opening of the 2019-20scouting season and it is under way, Cole Perfetti, Hendrix Lapierre, Roni Hirvonen, Justin Sourdif and Aatu Raty are the early scoring leaders

Peter completes his interviews from the draft with conversations from EliteProspects Rinkside Editor in Chief JD Burke, Leafs writer for HockeyBuzz Mike Augello, Philadelphia flyers prospect writer for Centre Ice Philly Anthony Minion and Dallas Stars prospect writer Derek Neumeier.


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The annual Bob McKenzie interview from the draft is here! Bob and Peter chat from the Draft in Vancouver to discuss the draft and players such as Kappa Kakko, Bowen Byram, Vasili Podkolzin as well as other fantasy impact prospects including Nikita Gusev, Ryan Poehling and more.


Peter starts the podcast off by talking about how you can break into the hockey industry if you have dreams of becoming a scout. While I have not realized the dream of quitting my day job, I have picked up some very useful tips that may help you get started or make a difference.

Next up is a review of my own fantasy draft where I made seven picks in a five round prospect keeper draft. Following that is a list of some players worth drafting coming from the NCAA and Europe for your own drafts.


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The CHL Import Draft wrapped up and Peter reviews three of the more interesting players selected, Martin Chromiak second overall to Kingston Frontenacs, Michel Teply fourth overall to Winnipeg Ice, and Tim Stutzle 19th to Seattle Thunderbirds.

Peter also looks ahead at what summer content you can look forward to on DobberProspects including the summer series 31-in-31 July and August editions.

Peter catches up with TSN Director of scouting at the NHL Draft in Vancouver and picks his brain on scouting tips, what to look for and what to avoid.

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Peter shares some thoughts and take aways from the 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver, like player theme songs, media accessibility the emphasis on D this year similar to C last year and a look ahead to the CHL Import Draft.

In the Interview segment Peter sits down with Shane Malloy and Russ Cohen to help you become a better fantasy hockey scout, you don't want to miss these tips from the pros


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Peter and Cam Robinson meet up just before the start of Round two at the 2019 NHL Entry Draft in Vancouver to discuss a variety of player and topics including

Hughes vs Kakko and who has the better fantasy upside in the first year vs long term

What is the Fantasy forecast with Cole Caufield now we know he is a Montreal Canadiens prospect

Alex Turcotte and his fantasy value in LA

This years "Wow" moment was Moritz Seider going sixth to Detroit and why they were not surprised, and where he may play for the coming season

Surprise first round picks Lassi Thomson to Ottawa and Nolan Foote to Tampa Bay and why they went in the first round

And finally a look ahead to players that were available on day two that have fantasy value.


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Episode 55 opens with Peter looking at the AHL final, and who are the top prospects from a fantasy perspective with the Chicago Wolves (Vegas) and the Charlotte Checkers (Carolina)

In the second segment Peter has a chat with the man himself, Dobber. They talk mainly about the new Fantasy Hockey Prospect Report, some of Dobbers breakout players and some general fantasy hockey tips and strategies. It's a great chat and I hope you enjoy it. 

Unfortunately the connection quality on the call was not great, we tried our best to level out the audio levels between Peter and Dobber so I hope it works out well enough for you to enjoy it.


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Looking ahead to the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, Peter runs down his mock draft of the first round and top 31 picks.

Answering your questions, Peter ranks the top ten fantasy prospects in the 2019 NHL Draft, as well as gives you ten players you may want to rank higher on your draft list than where they are ranked heading into the draft.

Peter also looks at some of his top picks for breakout prospects that will have the biggest impact in the coming season as players you want to target to add this off season or in a fantasy draft before next season.

At the end of the episode, Peter recommends some of his favourite podcasts to listen to and if you have a suggestion hit us up on Twitter or ask a question or let us know what you want to hear on the next podcast

@pharling or @DPR_Show


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With the NHL Draft lottery happening tomorrow night, rather than speculate about lottery outcomes, Pete does an equally futile exercise and redrafts the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft.

Before the NCAA Frozen Four gets under way in Buffalo this weekend, the Honey Baker winner will be announced. The finalists include (In no order)

Joe Duszak (TOR) - Mercyhurst

Adam Fox (CAR) - Harvard

Taro Hirose (DET) - Michigan

Quinn Hughes (VAN) - Michigan

Mason Jobst (NYI) - Ohio

Cale Makar (COL) - UMass

Patrick Newell (NYR) - St. Cloud State

Chase Priskie (WAS) - Quinipiac

Jimmy Schuldt ( VGK) - St. Cloud State

Nico Sturm (MIN) - Clarkson

On to the Frozen Four. The Final four and some players to watch include

Denver: Devin Cooley, Filip Larsson, Liam Finlay, Mathias-Emilio Pettersen, and Ian Mitchell

Minn-Duluth: Scott Perunovich, Mikey Anderson, Dylan Samberg, Noah Cates, Riley Tufte and Hunter Sheppard

Providence: Josh Wilkins, Jack Dugan, Jacob Bryson, Jay O'Brien, Tyce Thompson, and Hayden Hawkey

UMass: Cale Makar, Jacob Pritchard, and Marc Del Gaizo

Looking at the upcoming U18 Tournament Peter looks at some players to watch from Canada, USA, Finland and Sweden with some help from an article on DobberProspects by Jokke Nevalainen.


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Episode 52 deep dives with USHL Scout Dave MacDonald as he joins the show to review the OHL Cup final, Shane Wright who is headed to the Kingston Frontenacs as the Sixth player to be granted exceptional status following John Tavares, Connor McDavid, Sean Day, Aaron Ekblad, and Joe Veleno. Dave also talks about Adam Fantilli and USHL draft eligible prospects in Matthew Brown, Tyler Paquette, Lynden Breen, Trevor Janice, and Stephen Halliday who is 2020 draft eligible.

Peter reviews the top scorers from the junior leagues and what their fantasy. impact could be. Players discussed include...

OHL: Jason Robertson (DAL), Justin Brazeau (FA), Ty Felhaber (DAL), Kevin Hancock (FA), and Mac Hollowell (TOR)

WHL: Joachim Blickfeld (SNJ), Tristan Langan (FA), Justin Almeida (PIT), and Josh Brook (MTL)


QMJHL: Peter Abbandonato (FA), Alexis Lafreniere (2020), Ivan Chekovich (SNJ), and Charles-Edouard D'astous (FA)

NCAA: Taro Hirose (DET), Alex Limoges (FA), Joseph Duszak (TOR), Cale MAkar (COL), Adam FOx (CAR), Rem Pitlick (NAS), Jacob Pritchard (FA) and goalies, Andrew Shortridge (FA), Joel Daccord (OTT), Hayden Hawkey (EDM), and Atte Tolvanen (FA)

More NCAA talk as Peter reviews who signed and where and who you want to own on your fantasy team. Players discussed include...

Quinn Hughes (VAN), Jake Lucchini (PIT), Max Veronneau (OTT), Josh Teves (VAN), Taro Hirose (DET), Ryan Kuffner (DET), Joseph Duszak (TOR) and more

Outro music this episode is from the Housemartins, a British 80's indie pop group that later formed the Beautiful South. Their politically driven lyrics combined with Smiths like catchy melodies made them a cult popular and college hit band for a time. Hope you enjoy.

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The NHL trade deadline preview episode with Steve Laidlaw goes over all 31 NHL teams heading into the trade deadline and if each team is a buyer or seller, who is available, what prospects could benefit from moves. 

*Breaking Trade* Steve breaks a trade announcement to Peter one of his favourite prospects in mid episode!!


Steve also takes the interviewer position and asks Peter some fantasy hockey prospect questions you won't want to miss.


Its a marathon episode so get comfy and enjoy.


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