Frozen Fantasy: Contradiction is So 2021

Frozen Fantasy: Contradiction is So 2021

This article is part of our Frozen Fantasy series.

We're almost a quarter-way through the NHL season. I know – it's hard to believe.

Unprecedented is so 2020. But it applies.

In a normal season, we'd be talking U.S. Thanksgiving and the implications for on-ice teams and fantasy managers. But everything has been turned upside down. So how do we adjust?

I wish I had some magic answer or even a crystal ball. I don't think anyone does. It's just so hard to know if trends are real or completely unique to this year.

Contradiction is so 2021. Sigh. Like these observations:

  • Goaltending is more important on the ice than ever.  Jacob Markstrom deserves more credit than he gets. He masked a lot of issues in Vancouver. By the same token, Matt Murray's contributions to the Pens' success come with a giant salt shaker. And the Caps made Braden Holtby better, not the other way around.
  • Marc Bergevin is hands down the general manager of the
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Janet Eagleson
Janet Eagleson is a seven-time Finalist and four-time winner of the Hockey Writer of the Year award from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. She is a lifelong Toronto Maple Leafs fan, loved the OHL London Knights when they were bad and cheers loudly for the Blackhawks, too. But her top passion? The World Junior Hockey Championships each and every year.
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