Over at Puck Daddy, they have the fantasy hockey gurus from Dobber Hockey breaking down the best and most intriguing fantasy forwards in the NHL to help with your fantasy draft. Here’s what they had to say about a few of the Islanders who made the review (keep in mind they’re talking about interesting players and sleeper picks more they are ranking anyone):
John Tavares, New York Islanders – His year-to-year improvements have been nothing short of spectacular. Tavares entered the NHL as a one-trick pony and he now ranks among the top four or five most complete forwards in hockey. Oh, and he is signed to one heck of a contract, too.
Pierre-Marc Bouchard – New York Islanders – Bouchard has an opportunity to step into one of the best gigs in hockey (the third wheel to the John Tavares-Matt Moulson duo). P.A. Parenteau and Brad Boyes have both had tremendous success in that spot, and Bouchard is a crafty playmaker who would find a lot of his passes to Tavares and Moulson in the back of the net. However, he’s one of the most injury-prone players in hockey. Tread carefully.
The Deep Sleepers
Cal Clutterbuck, New York Islanders – He is known more for what he does with his body than with his hands, but Clutterbuck is a former junior linemate of Tavares. At the very least, he will be the other guy to Matt Martin’s Fulton Reed. And in a best-case scenario, he pops in 25 or 30 goals alongside Tavares and Moulson on line one.