If you love fantasy hockey, DTC has got something for you. We here at DTC wanted to provide our top picks for this upcoming year. Keep in mind; these are our personal picks so they may be a little bit different from some others out there. Let’s count down our top 5 players for a few categories. These five are the sleepers you may not want to pass up for this season.
1. Alex Semin, Montreal Canadiens
After a brutal and short campaign with the Canes, Semin is primed to bounce back this season. let us not forget that this player that has 635 NHL games and 513 points. Phil Kessel, yes $64 Million Phil Kessel has played 668 and has 520. Carey Price should add to Semins stock, as the superb goalie will help make up for Semin’s poor defensive play.
2. Evgeny Kuznetsov, Washington Capitals
Kuzy just continues to get better year after year. while it seems like the Caps have leveled out or even declined over the past new seasons, Keep Kuznetsov on your radars, especially if you plan on picking up Ovie and/or Backstrom.
3. Nazem Kadri, Toronto Maple Leafs
There has been a lot of talk about Kadri and his play. His discipline has been called into question on more than one occasion. The bottom line with Kadri is that he is a wildly talented hockey player who has had the misfortune of playing on Toronto his entire career. the Leafs are starting to show some signs of progress while avoiding what some would call a total rebuild. Kadri may just be a huge part for the Leafs climb back to relevance.
4. Chris Kreider, New York Rangers
Kreider is playoff performer. He skates like the wind, and can put the puck in from impossible angles in front of the net. If you plan on picking up Nash, i would go as far as calling Kreider a must. Still young, this player can and most likely will be a plus player, and one that will not negatively impact your roster.
5. Jakob Silfverberg, Anaheim Ducks
Silfverberg has only really played one complete 82 game season during his three year span in the NHL. the immediate improvement of this play when he was sent over to Anaheim, points to his growth as both a player and professional. while he looks mostly to be a setup man, Silfverberg sure knows how to put the puck in the net, and with an offense as potent as the Ducks, he may be a great late round addition to any team.