T.J. Brodie remained one of the most important pieces of the Calgary blue line last season from a real-world perspective, but he certainly took a step back in terms of fantasy production. Despite playing in 12 more games than he did one season prior, the Ontario native managed the same number of goals (six) and nine fewer assists en route to a disappointing 36 points. Even worse, his defensive metrics took a downturn too, as his minus-16 rating was the lowest of his career. Most troublingly, Brodie managed just 78 shots on goal -- less than one per game. The 27-year-old's importance to the Calgary defensive corps and role on the power play ensure that he'll see plenty of ice time, but he's certainly not an elite offensive talent, so even if he rebounds (which he very well may), don't expect more than 40-odd points
Brodie will not join Canada for the 2017 IIHF World Championship due to family conflicts, Roger Millions of Sportsnet reports. Brodie missed out on hitting the 40-point mark for a third straight season by just four assists. Although the defenseman was unable to put one into the back of the net during the playoffs, he did garner four helpers, three of which were scored with the man advantage. The 26-year-old will no doubt continue to feature prominently on the Flames' blue line next year.
Brodie earned a pair of assists -- one on the man advantage -- in a 5-4 overtime loss Monday to the Ducks in Game 3. Brodie received 4:26 of power-play time -- second on the team. Despite the Flames being in a 3-0 hole in the series, the blueliner has been solid, delivering assists in each game while averaging nearly 22 minutes of ice time.
Brodie dished out two assists for the second consecutive game Sunday against the Ducks. Brodie hasn't scored since early March, but he's steadily racking up the helpers and now has 35 points on the season. His minus-17 rating hurts his fantasy value, but Brodie has strong offensive instincts and plays on the first power-play unit with Johnny Gaudreau. He's never been a huge goal-scorer, but Brodie is a great offensive d-man whose offensive production makes him worth owning in most fantasy leagues.
Brodie scored a goal in a 5-2 victory over the Islanders on Sunday. He is absolutely killing fantasy owners with a minus-21 rating, but Brodie now has a four-game point streak. The goal Sunday matches his mark from last season (six). He's behind the point pace he set in 2015-16, but if he can continue this little hot streak, he could finish close to that career high from last season.
Brodie picked up four assists - including one on the power play - in Friday's 4-3 overtime win against the Devils. Brodie also posted a plus-2 rating while blocking a shot and recording a hit. He also kicked off the month of January with a power-play assist, and then was blanked on the man advantage for the remainder of the month. Let's hope February is a little more fruitful from a fantasy perspective.
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