The Dobotomy

Dobber's Offseason Fantasy Grades: Vancouver Canucks

by Cam Robinson Sep 19, 2017, 11:59 am

Dobber's offseason fantasy hockey grades – Vancouver Canucks   For the last 14 years (12 with The Hockey News) Dobber has reviewed each team from a fantasy-hockey standpoint and graded them. This year, due to Dobber’s battle with …

Eastern Edge

Eastern Edge: Fantasy Draft Breakdown

by Russ Sep 19, 2017, 7:48 am

Fantasy Draft Breakdown I thought I would depart from my usual Eastern Conference focus in order to cover a tough draft that took place last Saturday night. The league is called the Rocky Horror Roto Show …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: MacKinnon, Koivu, Picking a Prospect (Sept 19)

by Ian Gooding Sep 18, 2017, 11:40 pm

MacKinnon, Koivu, Picking a Prospect, plus more… Hey, it’s Ian here. If you’re wondering where Neil is, we have switched days this week, so he will cover tomorrow’s Ramblings. Thanks to everyone who submitted questions on Saturday …

The Wild West

Wild West: Breakout Candidates for the 2017-18 Season

by Kevin Wickersham Sep 18, 2017, 3:00 pm

Breakout candidates can be defined in a few different ways, but for the purposes of this article we’ll look at young, Central Division non-rookies who have established themselves at least somewhat in the NHL and …

Keeping Karlsson

Keeping Karlsson no. 156: Debate Expectations

by Elan Dubrofsky Sep 18, 2017, 12:01 pm

  Whose NHL point totals are the hardest to pin down for the 2017-18 season? Elan and Brian leafed through a whack of different point total projections to pinpoint this year's most contentious players, and are bringing them into …

Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Fantasy Top-10: Goalie Battles for the 2017-18 Season

by Tom Collins Sep 18, 2017, 9:03 am

One of the most frustrating aspects of fantasy hockey is getting stuck with goalies that are stuck in a timeshare. This why it is so important to draft a true number one goalie instead of waiting …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Aggregate Analyst Rankings; Training Camp Notes - September 18

by Michael Clifford Sep 17, 2017, 11:00 pm

In these Ramblings a couple of days ago, I discussed the aggregate rankings over at FantasyPros, focusing on players that I was higher on than the Expert Consensus Rankings (ECR). For those that missed it, …

20 Fantasy Hockey Thoughts

20 Fantasy Hockey Thoughts

by Mario Prata Sep 17, 2017, 11:00 am

Every Sunday this offseason, we'll share 20 Fantasy Thoughts from our writers at DobberHockey. These thoughts are curated from the past week's "Daily Ramblings". Contributors: Ian Gooding, Michael Clifford, and Neil Parker   1. The mysterious ailment that …

Geek of the Week

Geek of the Week: Torey Krug

by Scott Maran Sep 17, 2017, 9:39 am

Just how much can Torey Krug provide in multicategory leagues? Once a defensive powerhouse, the Boston Bruins’ reputation has fallen quite a bit over the years. The combination of aging stars and cap causalities has left …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Damaged Ducks, Sens' Defense (Sept 17)

by Ian Gooding Sep 16, 2017, 11:32 pm

Damaged Ducks, Sens' Defense, plus more... There was plenty of fantasy-related news to draw from this article by Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times regarding the state of the Ducks. It won’t all fit into …

The Journey

The Journey: Five Prospect Storylines to Watch in Training Camp - Part One

by Kevin LeBlanc Sep 16, 2017, 11:03 am

The Journey digs into possible prospect storylines heading into training camps and the start of the 2017-18 season. This is part one of the series that will delve into the prospects to keep an eye …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Analyst Rankings, Pastrnak Contract, Camp Updates - September 16

by Michael Clifford Sep 15, 2017, 11:00 pm

For the last five NHL seasons, starting with the lockout-shortened campaign, I had been releasing my own draft guide at the now-defunct Included in those draft guides were my rankings for standard roto leagues. …

Frozen Pool Forensics

Frozen Pool Forensics: Oscar Klefbom

by Chris Liggio Sep 15, 2017, 9:56 am

  Ah yes, with summer coming to its close and preseason hockey beginning, I know you’re all getting the tingles. Throughout this time there’s hope on my end that these writings have rang true with at …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Pastrnak and Little re-up, Micheal Ferland and more (Sept. 15)

by Neil Parker Sep 15, 2017, 3:42 am

  The big news Thursday was David Pastrnak re-signing a six-year, $40 million contract with the Bruins. Pastrnak has been talked about a lot here recently, so there's no need to dig deep again. Additionally, more of …


Capped: Team By Team Buy And Sell - Part Six

by Alexander MacLean Sep 14, 2017, 7:55 am

Here it is, the final installment of this summer’s buy and sell. It has taken us through the doldrums of August, and now leaves us wanting more, waiting impatiently for the beginning of the season …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Players Being Drafted Outside the Top-200 - September 14

by Michael Clifford Sep 13, 2017, 11:00 pm

It is natural to have to talk about the same guys over and over as draft season arrives. The common denominator among all fantasy hockey leagues is that the upper-tier players are involved in all …

Keeping Karlsson

Keeping Karlsson No. 155: Draft Mock

by Elan Dubrofsky Sep 13, 2017, 7:18 pm

  It's the Keeping Karlsson Hockey Podcast's 2017 Draft Mock!   As has become a Keeping Karlsson tradition, Elan and Brian spend this week's episode picking apart the Yahoo rankings to find the players that you should leave …

The Dobotomy

Dobber's Offseason Fantasy Grades: Toronto Maple Leafs

by Cam Robinson Sep 13, 2017, 12:46 pm

Dobber's offseason fantasy hockey grades – Toronto Maple Leafs For the last 14 years (12 with The Hockey News) Dobber has reviewed each team from a fantasy-hockey standpoint and graded them. This year, due to Dobber’s battle …

Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Cage Match: Adam Henrique vs. Brock Nelson

by Rick Roos Sep 13, 2017, 7:43 am

In the later rounds of your fantasy draft, would it be better to target Adam Henrique or Brock Nelson? Winning in fantasy hockey is all about finding value. What poolies often forget – to their detriment …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Pasta Problems, Draft Strategies (Sept 13)

by Ian Gooding Sep 12, 2017, 11:13 pm

Pasta Problems, Draft Strategies with spreadsheets in mind, plus more... In my auction league (and in many other leagues), the one position that has been recognized as being relatively thin is right wing. Mid-tier right wings …

Eastern Edge

Eastern Edge – Sophomore Slump or Bump?

by Russ Sep 12, 2017, 9:45 am

  We’ve all heard of the sophomore slump, but is it really a thing? I always believed that it is all up to the individual player. If he starts believing all the hype and gets away …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Alex Galchenyuk, Erik Karlsson and Damon Severson News (Sept. 12)

by Neil Parker Sep 12, 2017, 3:33 am

  I couldn't care less about what position Alex Galchenyuk plays to open the season, as long as it's alongside Max Pacioretty. Hopefully, it's opposite Pacioretty with Jonathan Drouin in the middle. Last season, I discussed the …

The Journey

The Journey: Pacific Division Breakouts

by Kevin Wickersham Sep 11, 2017, 11:45 am

Breakout candidates can be defined in a few different ways, but in this article we’ll look at young, Pacific Division non-rookies who have established themselves at least somewhat in the NHL and signs point to …

Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Fantasy Top-10: First-Time Players To Reach 70 Points

by Tom Collins Sep 11, 2017, 9:01 am

We’re now at the stage where a 70-point season has to be considered elite. Only about 2.6 per cent of players will get to 70 points this year, if recent history is any indication. Nineteen players …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Ellis and Slepyshev; Horvat; Schwartz; Connor - September 11

by Michael Clifford Sep 10, 2017, 11:00 pm

A lot of these Ramblings over the last couple weeks – and really months – have been stat-heavy but at a point, it’s worth taking a step back. For that reason, let’s look at some …