are you ready? We are back to the 82 regular season game system, which means more happiness, but also means more pain. Every season is an emotional roller coaster, because there are always surprises. The good ones can make us feel that we are geniuses, and the bad ones can make us feel our stomachs fall into an empty pool.
But we are all punishing gluttons, so we’d better stay as informed as possible so that we can explain why the god of fantasy hockey hates you in the future. Yes, they hate you so much.
2021-22 Dream Vision: Dallas Stars
Last season: When the COVID-19 outbreak has delayed the start of your season, and almost every key player has missed a lot of time due to injury, it will be difficult for you to make it to the Finals again. Anton Khudobin only started 32 games, and it was just average. Roope Hintz missed 15 games and was basically injured throughout the season. Alexander Radulov missed almost the entire season, Joel Kiviranta missed more than half, and Tyler Seguin only played briefly at the end of the season. They had bad luck with injuries, even worse in the six worst shootouts in the league. Joe Pavelski was an unusual 1-for-8 shooting, and the star team became the first team since the 2014-15 Kings to miss the playoffs after reaching the finals last season. They bravely work hard to hone the game, but the margin for error is usually too small, and small errors due to bounces or injuries usually end up costing them.
best choice: Ropp Hintz, C.
Calder runner-up Jason Robertson is also a good choice. THN Pool Guide has Hintz and Robertson tied for 71 points. But now there is zero chance that Robertson will be ignored. Remember, his 13.4 S% is considered much higher than average. Robertson may only be the 27th rookie to average goals in every three games in the ceiling era (at least 50 GP), but their field goal percentage tends to drop during the sophomore season. Hintz may have experienced downturns, but only because he is unlikely Improve His field goal percentage reached an incredible 16.3 S% for two consecutive seasons, and he was only one of 22 players averaging more than 1 point per game (at least 28 GP). According to data from naturalstattrick.com, his ball possession rate has taken a big step forward in the game against Pavelsky and Robertson, with a CF% of 57.47 in 238 minutes and 5v5 minutes, and when no one is on the court. It is 50.70 5v5 CF%. Hinz is expected to become one of the breakthrough stars of the 2021-22 season.
Beads from the Canghai Sea (beauty not easy to find: Taylor Seguin, C.
Seguin will turn 30 in January and played only three games last season, ending the record of not missing a game for four consecutive seasons. In the 2020 playoffs, it was obvious that he was injured, and scoring two goals after returning is a very positive sign. He should be able to play in most of the league’s mid-round games, because his lack of games and recent injury history will make him slip from the preseason roster, but before his injury, Seguin was an average scoring player. Players are also the best choice offense for the star team. Obviously, his fantasy value is accompanied by risks, but the rewards can be huge. The Pool Guide predicts that Seguin will lead the All-Stars with 72 points.
goalkeeper: No news has been officially announced, but the star team is expected to work with Khudobin and Braden Holtby, while Ben Bishop is still recovering from injuries, and Jake Oettinger may return to the American League because he is exempt from exemption. The star team is a strong defensive team, which is good news for their goalkeeper, but if Holtby continues to work hard to restore his cup championship status, he will give more starting opportunities to Hu Dobin. In most fantasy preseason rankings, Hu Dobin is close to the bottom, but he has developed a habit of proving doubters wrong, in the three teams he has played at least 50 games-Boston, Carolina and Dallas-His save rate has never been lower than 0.914, ranking 12th since entering the league, with 0.917 Sv% (minimum 200 GP). Khudobin should be the mid-term goal for those who are optimistic about Stars. In the worst case, it is a very valuable choice in the later rounds.
Appearance: The star team has its own identity and doubled the defense by signing the boring but stable Ryan Suter and one of the strongest defensive players in the league, Jani Hakanpaa. Radulov and Pavelsky are both over 35 years old and have more extravagant offenses, while Jamie Benn is 32 years old and has a reduced offensive efficiency. Even on the defensive end, Milo Heskanen does not have enough opportunities to truly earn points, and top prospect Thomas Halle is definitely a threat to take advantage of any playing time left by John Klingberg. The star team has won most of the games in low-scoring games—they have been ranked 26th and 18th in GF/GP in the past two seasons—but Seguin, Hintz and Robertson certainly have a line of advantage. According to THN’s billiards guide, they are the only three stars expected to score at least 70 points.