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2021 Fantasy Hockey Sleepers

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One of my favorite aspects of fantasy hockey is trying to find sleepers. I love combing through stats and finding players that surprise everyone. And hopefully, the 2021 Fantasy Hockey sleepers will not disappoint.

When sleepers do pan out. You look like a genius. That’s a huge perk folks.

The 2021 Fantasy Hockey season is full of sleeper candidates. You just need to know where to look.

Like I said before. Drafting and constructing a perfect fantasy roster is hard. Tons of research goes into this.  Especially, when you are looking for sleepers.  Here are some of my 2021 Fantasy Hockey Sleepers.

2021 Fantasy Hockey sleepers

Forwards

This year’s forward group has tons of value. And tons of sleepers.  Picks that may not have the sexy name attached but are due for a great season.

Dylan Strome, C, Chicago Blackhawks

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The Chicago Blackhawks are without their two top centers.  Jonathon Toews is out for who knows how long. And Kirby Dach is out because of wrist surgery. It’s a perfect time for Dylan Strome to prove what he is worth.

Last year Dylan Strome scored 12 and 26 assists. I look for his production to double with Patrick Kane and Dominik Kubalik on his line. This is my projected first line for the Blackhawks.

With the injuries, the Hawks have endured putting the three best players on one line certainly won’t hurt.

Jake Debrusk, LW, Boston Bruins

Jake Debrusk will play a vital role with the Boston Bruins.

Debrusk will have to move in the top six maybe even top four with David Pasternak out of the lineup till February. He may solidify himself on the second line with David Krejci.

Last season Debrusk scored 19 goals for thirty-five points. He also tallied 10 power-play points. This was the fifth-highest power-play point total on the Bruins.

Jack Hughes, LW, New Jersey Devils

Jack Hughes is looking to take the next step this year. Coming off a rookie season where he scored 21 points he is ranked just 124th.

The Devil’s were very cautious with the young prospect.  But now is the year to see what he has got.

Defense

Your team defense is also crucial. It’s important to have a nice balance of forwards and defensemen that can put shots on goal.

Defensemen also contribute to your team with hits and plus and minus too. Here are some of my sleeper choices.

Ian Cole, D, Colorado Avalance

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Ian Cole has to be considered a sleeper. He is ranked 62 amongst defensemen and is available in tons of leagues.

Ian Cole will be put in a top-four defensemen role alongside the young Cale Makar. This top pairing role will give Cole tons of ice time.

Last year Ian Cole registered a defensive rating of plus 22. Cole also netted four goals and 21 assists.

Vince Dunn, D, St. Louis Blues

Vince Dunn has been consistent on the blue line for St Louis. Dunn has had three campaigns with 20 or more points in the last three years.

The departure of Alex Pietrangelo and the signing of Torey Crug will put Dunn on the second power-play unit. But he is still an asset to the Blues.

Last year he scored one power-play point. And registered a plus 17 defensive rating. He is young with tons of upside.

Carson Soucy, D, Minnesota Wild

The one word to describe this blueliner for the Minnesota Wild is stable.  Soucy logs big minutes and proves that he is reliable out there on the ice.  Last season Carson had seven goals and seven assists in 55 games. Carson also had 69 hits. His defensive rating of plus 16 is another positive for Soucy.

Goaltenders

Predicting a goalies success in the NHL can be very frustrating. Goalies performances from one night to the next can be polar opposites of each other.

Here are my goalie sleepers though.  Good luck

Matt Murray, G, Ottowa Senators

Matt Murray getting shipped out of Pittsburgh could be a blessing in disguise. His inconsistency between the pipes last year punched him a one-way ticket out of Pittsburgh. Also, his save percentage of .898 did not help things either.

This year with the Senators should be better. Even though the Senators themselves are not a great team Matt Murray can see himself come back to his old form. A change of scenery could do him very well.

Thatcher Demko, G, Vancouver Canucks

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After an outstanding performance with the Vancouver Canucks in the playoffs last year. I see Demko improving even more. But he is ranked 51st among goalies, which is way too low.

Brady Holby and Thatcher Demko will be a great goalie tandem. Probably one of the best in the league. Demko should win quite a few games as he has a lot of confidence after his stellar performance against the Blues in the playoffs.


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