Cannon Blasts: Let Me Show You My Fantasy (Hockey Team)

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Welcome to Tuesday, the final Tuesday of the offseason.

Actually, scratch that. Happy final Anyday of the offseason.

That’s right, yall. The regular season start


So, you know, get pumped.

Before we dive into links, I want to get your opinion on something: my fantasy hockey team.

I usually do two or three leagues each year (and actually contemplated starting a Jackets Cannon league but never did so), but this year it’s just one and I think I like my team, but I’d like some more eyes on it.

The league I play in is a bit different - it’s forwards and defensemen as opposed to C/LW/RW/D...well, you get the drill.

I wont go super too in depth in the scoring, but will tell you its a head-to-head league, where goals are worth three points, an assist is worth two, a hat trick is five freakin’ points, a shot AND a point on the power play will earn ya a point and is three for a goalie win, five for a shutout and you lose a point for every goal you allow.

Alright, with that in mind, here’s my team. Oh, and the number after the player is the pick I took him with - I was the 11th pick in a 12-team league.


Jamie Benn (11)
Artemi Panarin (32)
Mark Scheifele (59)
Nikolaj Ehlers (83)
Jonathan Toews (107)
Ryan Johansen (131)
Oliver Bjorkstrand (154)
Kyle Turris (158)
Tomas Hertl (182)
Patric Hornqvist (203)
Radim Vrbata (206)
Nick Schmaltz (230)
Mathieu Perreault (251)
Pierre-Luc Dubois (254)


Zack Werenski (14)
Shea Weber (41)
Noah Hanifin (86)
Ivan Provorov (110)
Marc-Edouard Vlasic (134)
Zdeno Chara (179)


Cam Talbot (65)
Jaroslav Halak (227)

I’ll say the following - I like the top-end of my offense, I like the top four on my defense (even though it may be a bit young) and I’m hoping Halak proves to be a steal at 227.

Oh, you’re hear for links, aren’t ya? Here you go.

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