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The Habs Sign Alexander Radulov

by Dobber Jul 1, 2016, 1:53 pm

Fantasy Impact: Montreal Canadiens sign winger Alexander Radulov to a one-year deal worth $5.75 million   The Canadiens get: an elite KHL winger. Elite. But is he elite in the NHL? And are his attitude problems behind …

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Fantasy Take: Buffalo Sabres Sign Kyle Okposo

by Michael Clifford Jul 1, 2016, 1:38 pm

The Buffalo Sabres sign a top line winger in Kyle Okposo **** Despite drafting Jack Eichel, and trading for both Ryan O’Reilly and Evander Kane, the Sabres still managed to finish the season last year with the …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Detroit Red Wings Sign Frans Nielsen

by Dobber Jul 1, 2016, 1:19 pm

Fantasy Impact: The Detroit Red Wings have signed center Frans Nielsen to a six-year deal worth $31.5 million ($5.25M per season).   The Wings get: an underrated two-way centerman. His defense is well known, but his offensive …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Fantasy Take: Minnesota Signs Eric Staal

by Michael Clifford Jul 1, 2016, 12:56 pm

The fantasy slant on Minnesota signing forward Eric Staal.  **** After seeing his production decline in recent years, it would make sense that Eric Staal was going to be getting significantly less than he thought he might …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Panthers boost goaltending with signing of James Reimer

by Neil Parker Jul 1, 2016, 12:54 pm

  Digging into the fantasy impact of James Reimer signing with the Florida Panthers …   Fantasy Impact: James Reimer signed a five-year, $17 million contract ($3.4 million annual cap hit) with the Florida Panthers Friday, July 1.   Florida …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Islanders Sign Andrew Ladd

by Michael Clifford Jul 1, 2016, 12:45 pm

  Fantasy Impact: New York Islanders sign winger Andrew Ladd to a monster seven-year deal worth $38.5 million   The Islanders get: One of the most coveted free agent wingers in the FA pool this year. Andrew Ladd and New …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Edmonton Oilers Sign Milan Lucic

by Michael Clifford Jul 1, 2016, 12:45 pm

  Fantasy Impact: The Edmonton Oilers have signed big winger Milan Lucic to a seven-year deal worth $42 million.   The Oilers get: one of the best big wingers with skill in the entire league. Edmonton has been …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

David Backes signs with Boston

by Neil Parker Jul 1, 2016, 12:11 pm

  Breaking down the fantasy impact of David Backes signing a five-year deal with the Boston Bruins ...   Fantasy Impact: David Backes signed a five-year, $30 million contract ($6 million annual cap hit) with the Boston Bruins …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Vancouver Canucks sign Loui Eriksson

by Michael Clifford Jul 1, 2016, 11:32 am

Fantasy Impact: The Vancouver Canucks have signed Loui Eriksson to a six-year deal worth $36 million   The Canucks get: In a bit of a surprise, Loui Eriksson is a top-sniping winger who is coming off a …

Frozen Pool Forensics

Frozen Pool Forensics: Adam Henrique

by Cam Robinson Jul 1, 2016, 8:41 am

This week's Frozen Pool Forensics looks at the likely new centre for Taylor Hall: Adam Henrique. **** This FPF will be brief, boys and girls. It’s July 1st so there’s going to be plenty of words to …

DobberHockey Feature Article, Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Looking Ahead to Free Agent Frenzy, Krug and Seidenberg (July 1)

by Michael Clifford Jun 30, 2016, 10:14 pm

Looking ahead to Christmas in the summer, NHL Free Agent Frenzy, as well as thoughts on Krug/Seidenberg. **** HAPPY FREE AGENCY DAY! The Dobber team will have all the coverage fantasy owners need throughout the day right here …

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Top 25 Free Agents in Fantasy

by Ian Gooding Jun 30, 2016, 1:01 pm

With Steven Stamkos off the free agency list, is Milan Lucic the most impactful free agent in terms of fantasy leagues? It’s strange that the Steven Stamkos (re)signing underwhelmed when compared to two other Wednesday NHL …

Capped

Capped: Finding Homes for UFA Forwards

by Chris Pudsey Jun 30, 2016, 8:45 am

This week's Capped looks to find homes for the big unrestricted free agent forwards.  **** Now that the NHL Entry Draft is behind us, the focus of NHL General Managers switches to free agency, or as I …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Hall, Subban, Weber, Larsson; Theodore and Hedman (June 30)

by Michael Clifford Jun 29, 2016, 11:48 pm

Taylor Hall, Shea Weber, P.K. Subban, and Adam Larsson all traded; thoughts on Hedman and Theodore.  **** Here we are, on the eve of the start of the NHL’s free agency period. Or as some people know …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Steven Stamkos Signs with... Tampa Bay (of course!)

by Dobber Jun 29, 2016, 8:06 pm

Fantasy Impact: Steven Stamkos has elected to remain with the Tampa Bay Lightning for another eight years, re-signing with the team.   The Lightning get: to keep their superstar forward. Stamkos had no shortage of suitors - …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

P.K. Subban Traded Straight Up for Shea Weber

by Dobber Jun 29, 2016, 5:29 pm

Fantasy Impact: The Montreal Canadiens have traded P.K. Subban to the Nashville Predators for Shea Weber in a swap of elite defensemen.   The Habs get: an elite right-shooting defenseman who some would say is the best …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Taylor Hall Traded to New Jersey for Adam Larsson

by Dobber Jun 29, 2016, 4:24 pm

Fantasy Impact: The Edmonton Oilers traded winger Taylor Hall to the New Jersey Devils for defenseman Adam Larsson. Straight up one-for-one deal.   The Devils get: one of the premier left wings in the NHL. The 24-year-old …

Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Cage Match: Jeff Carter vs. Jason Spezza

by Rick Roos Jun 29, 2016, 7:30 am

Who is the better #fantasyhockey second-line center - Jeff Carter or Jason Spezza?   This week’s battle features two of the NHL’s best second line centers - Jeff Carter and Jason Spezza, who each posted 62+ points …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Lucic, Sobotka, Trouba, Stammer and more (June 29)

by Dobber Jun 28, 2016, 11:29 pm

Ramblings: the latest on Lucic, Nichushkin, Sobotka, Trouba, Stamkos and more… *** Milan Lucic has reportedly come to a contract agreement with the Edmonton Oilers. He, along with Jason Demers, has been touring the facilities in Edmonton …

The Dobotomy

Interesting Players Who Weren't Given Qualifying Offers

by Dobber Jun 28, 2016, 11:26 am

The 16 most interesting players who weren’t tendered qualifying offers Tuesday…   This is a very different offseason than most. In 2017 the NHL will be expanding to Las Vegas and so the current 30 organizations are …

Eastern Edge

Eastern Edge - Not your Typical Second Liners

by Eric Daoust Jun 28, 2016, 9:15 am

  A closer look at a few secondary scorers to target in fantasy drafts …   In the fantasy hockey world, secondary scorers play an important role. While they usually do not produce at the same level as …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: More NHL Draft, New UFAs, Filip Forsberg, Andrew Shaw and more (June 28)

by Neil Parker Jun 28, 2016, 6:18 am

  More NHL Draft Talk, New UFAs of interest, Filip Forsberg, Andrew Shaw and more ...   I had the opportunity to do a spot on Fantasy Sports Today on the FNTSY Network Monday. Here are the notes I …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Flames Acquire Alex Chiasson

by Dobber Jun 27, 2016, 10:12 pm

Fantasy Impact: The Calgary Flames have acquired Alex Chiasson from the Ottawa Senators for prospect defenseman Patrick Sieloff.   The Flames get: a 25-year-old forward who was thought to have scoring-line upside, but has been unable to …

Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Top 10 Under-the-Radar UFA's

by Tom Collins Jun 27, 2016, 6:30 am

  Top 10 under-the-radar unrestricted free agents...   Talks are heating up as we are just four days away from free agency. Most fantasy GMs in cap leagues are paying close attention to what happens. I've already written a …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Jackets, Leafs, Flames, Stammer, #Mogilny4HoF (Jun 27)

by Dobber Jun 26, 2016, 11:08 pm

Ramblings: thoughts on Columbus, the Draft, the Leafs, Stamkos, the Hall, DeAngelo, the Flames and more… *** Is Columbus punting this season? Is this GM Jarmo Kekalainen’s way of sneakily giving the Blue Jackets the best shot …