With another NHL regular season just a week away from concluding, it’s a perfect time to acknowledge and commemorate another fantasy hockey campaign. As always – the year was unpredictable, thrilling and downright sensational.
The following are my nominees are for the 2nd annual Fantasy Hockey Excellence Awards, aptly known as the Silver 7even.
The Scott Laughlin Award for Fantasy Hockey MVP
BOS Brad Marchand
EDM Connor McDavid
PIT Sidney Crosby
The Mick Kern Award for Top Fantasy Goaltender
CBJ Sergei Bobrovsky
WSH Braden Holtby
MIN Devan Dubnyk
The Peter Berce Award for Top Fantasy Defenseman
SJS Brent Burns
OTT Erik Karlsson
TBL Victor Hedman
The Matteo Pasculli Award for Top Rookie
TOR Auston Matthews
WPG Patrik Laine
TOR William Nylander
The Tyler Madarasz Award for Breakout Fantasy Player of the Year
CBJ Cam Atkinson
BOS David Pastrnak
MIN Mikael Granlund
The Boomer Gordon Award for Biggest Bust of the Year
LAK Anze Kopitar
COL Matt Duchene
NSH P.K. Subban
The Jake Hahn Award for Best Sleeper Pick
CBJ Sergei Bobrovsky
EDM Leon Draisaitl
EDM Cam Talbot
You can have your say via twitter (@thegoldenmuzzy & @siriusxmhnl).
Meanwhile, if you’re still going at it – here’s your final week outlook.
After a very busy 56 game schedule last week, the final seven days of the NHL regular season will feature a 55 game slate.
Monday – 3 games
Tuesday – 13 games
Wednesday – 2 games
Thursday – 12 games
Friday – 1 game
Saturday – 14 games
Sunday – 10 games
Like Carolina and Nashville last week, the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs will be very busy. Each squad has FIVE GAMES in SEVEN DAYS.
OTTAWA (Monday: @DET, Tuesday: DET, Thursday: @BOS, Saturday: NYR, Sunday: @NYI)
- Derick Brassard
- Cody Ceci
- Ryan Dzingel
- Dion Phaneuf
TOR (Monday: @BUF, Tuesday: WSH, Thursday: TBL, Saturday: PIT, Sunday: CBJ)
- Leo Komarov
- Connor Brown
- Nikita Zaitsev
- Zach Hyman
Also, you should take a look at adding some players from the Montreal Canadiens. Their 4 game week schedule features Mon/Wed/Fri. (@FLA, @BUF, TBL)
With Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday all stacked with games – it’s key to hit the wire in search of some players for the ‘dark’ nights.
Jarome Iginla – LW, RW – LA Kings
Brendan Gallagher – RW – Montreal Canadiens
Jordan Weal – C – Philadelphia Flyers
Tanner Kero – C, RW – Chicago Blackhawks
In Episode 22 of the Fantasy Fix Podcast, our very own Jake Hahn joined me. He helped me look back at the terrific season that was.
You can hear it exclusively ON DEMAND with the SiriusXM APP and online at SiriusXM.ca.
For all inquiries and thoughts, you can find me on twitter: @thegoldenmuzzy
#NAFantasyFix for your questions. I’ll answer them on my podcast.