Things To Prove
As expected, the Yahoo Fantasy roster percentages drop significantly for Canucks following Miller, Hughes, Demko and Pettersson, with Brock Boeser taking spot number five.
Boeser has been rostered by 77% of fantasy owners, indicating that Boeser still has something to prove after his 46-point season last year.
The forward is ranked 98th overall and, due to his recent injury status, is likely still a free agent in many fantasy leagues. He is predicted to score 503.20 points, which would be an improvement over last year’s 455.50 point tally, but his comeback might be slower than expected given the nature of his injury.
Boeser was initially slated to miss 3-4 weeks following successful hand surgery and, as we’ve seen before, these recoveries are never straight forward.
A recent example of this is Pettersson.
After returning from a wrist injury, Pettersson seemed to be a very different player and needed quite a bit of time to find his game again.
Prior to his injury, however, Boeser admitted to having big plans for this season, particularly when it came to hitting the elusive 30-goal mark, so we’ll see if the Minnesota native can make up for lost time once he returns to the line-up.
"“This is the year. That’s all I got to say. This is the year.”"
Coming in at 76% rostered, we have Bo Horvat, who is ranked at 102nd ahead of Dylan Larkin and Brayden Point.
The highlight of Horvat’s season last year was scoring 31 goals, so fans are hoping that the captain will be able to replicate this production.
Despite being slotted in as the team’s third-line centre, Horvat might still be a valuable pickup for deeper leagues, as he could see time on the team’s penalty kill, while also striking chemistry with some of the newer forward additions this year.