Filip Hronek, super sophomore?

The Hockey News’s Steven Ellis predicts fantasy hockey break-out stars who might shine as sophomore NHL’ers, and he suggests that poolies pay attention to Filip Hronek as the 2019-2020 season approaches:

Filip Hronek, D, 21 (Detroit)
Do the Red Wings have a gem on their hands? As the team looks destined to finish near the bottom of the standings in 2019-20, Hronek will be given ample opportunities to become a leader on the back end after a solid half-season in Detroit. Even though he only played in 46 games, tallying five goals and 23 points, his 19:57 average ice time was the third-best among all rookies, and only Dahlin (0.54) averaged more points per game among first-year defensemen with at least 45 games played. Hronek will start the season on the second pairing, but if Mike Green runs into health issues – and let’s be realistic: the odds of him playing 82 games is unlikely – Hronek could be playing top-pairing minutes quite quickly.


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One thought on “Filip Hronek, super sophomore?”

  1. I hope he is the real deal not just because he plays with Turkeys.

    How do you assess his play. Someone has to be the real deal, Right? Right?

    Stevie Y has a Huge Long, blow most of it up and get the team he wants. Seems to be a long term fix, will Larkin be approaching his 30th birthday by then? There is also the the case where will end up like the Oilers, no matter who is running the franchise.

    It really seems to be a scary adventure to get this mess fixed

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