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Fantasy Impact: The Islanders Fire Jack Capuano

by steve laidlaw Jan 17, 2017, 3:47 pm

Fantasy Impact: The Islanders have fired head coach Jack Capuano. Capuano will be replaced by Doug Weight on an interim basis. We have never seen Weight as a head coach so it is anyone’s guess what …

Eastern Edge

The 2016-17 All Over-Achiever Team (Eastern Conference)

by Eric Daoust Jan 17, 2017, 10:44 am

  Every year we go into our fall drafts and manage our keeper-league teams with certain expectations set on each player. However, things rarely go according to plan. Fortunately, sometimes a player performs well above expectations …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Capitals and Penguins Pour on the Gravy (Jan 17)

by steve laidlaw Jan 17, 2017, 12:21 am

Capitals and Penguins complete an insane game, Guentzel recalled, Eberle knocking and more. * Oh my goodness that Penguins-Capitals game! 8-7 in overtime, the most goals in a game since 2011. I guess that’s what happens when …

The Wild West

Western Conference All-Disappointment Team (Jan 2017)

by Kevin Wickersham Jan 16, 2017, 2:02 pm

  In hockey, as nearly everywhere else, things look different in the summer and early fall. In this pre, pre-season time, NHL teams try to pick up key pieces to help their teams, and we follow …

Keeping Karlsson

Fantasy Hockey Podcast: Ghost Busted

by Elan Dubrofsky Jan 16, 2017, 10:06 am

The Blue Jackets' streak is over, but the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast's streak of appearing in your podcast feed on a weekly basis continues! The show begins on an optimistic note with Outjuries, where we consider what …

Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Top 10 first half surprises (and can they keep it up?)

by Tom Collins Jan 16, 2017, 7:18 am

Top 10 surprises of the first half, and can they keep it up?   The halfway point of the season is always a good time to take a second to contemplate on what we’ve witnessed so far …

Hockey Rambling

GRamblings: Grubauer, Guentzel, Granlund, Grabner, Greenway, Gagner and Gmore (GJan 16)

by Dobber Jan 16, 2017, 12:17 am

GRamblings: Grubauer, Guentzel, Granlund, Grabner, Greenway, Gagner and Gmore *** The Midseason Guide was released later Friday afternoon, and an update with error fixes was posted on Saturday morning. Besides the second-half projections, this beauty will also …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Big Rig Keeps on Trucking (Jan 15)

by Ian Gooding Jan 15, 2017, 2:00 am

Marchand, Maroon, Lindholm, plus more… The Midseason Guide is here! Besides the second-half projections, this beauty will also have players on the trade block (and what it means), prospects ready to make the jump for a …

Saturday's NHL Picks

Saturday's best bets for NHL victories - January 14 2017

by Adam Mark Jan 14, 2017, 2:14 pm

I must admit I was a bit scared after losing the first two games last week, but I was quite pleased with the results when Saturday was over and done with (4-2). Since I last …

The Journey

Fastest Rising Forward Prospects (January 2017)

by Kevin LeBlanc Jan 14, 2017, 11:55 am

  The Journey examines Dobber’s Top 200 forward prospects list, and assesses the fast risers in the January rankings. Check back next week when we will take a closer look at the fastest rising defensemen in …

The Kings of Daily Fantasy

Bargain players for DFS hockey - January 14 2017

by Chris Wassel Jan 14, 2017, 8:31 am

  Some suggestions on bargain players for your FanDuel or DraftKings lineups...   Top Budget Plays   Centers   Casey Cizikas $3500 – The center is a crazy play but the Islanders are on their third game in fourth nights. However, Metropolitan Division …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: A Tale of Two Teams (Jan 14)

by Ian Gooding Jan 14, 2017, 2:11 am

JVR, Hellebuyck, Skinner, Korpisalo, plus more… The Midseason Guide is here! Besides the second-half projections, this beauty will also have players on the trade block (and what it means), prospects ready to make the jump …

Frozen Pool Forensics

Sustainable or Fleeting? The Blue Jacket Juggernaut

by Cam Robinson Jan 13, 2017, 12:06 pm

Every season there is one team who comes from virtual obscurity to take the league by storm. These phenomena can last a month, a quarter season and in some cases, rage on for the entirety …

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead: The Oilers Upcoming Schedule is Favourable so Pick Up Maroon

by Mike Schmidt Jan 13, 2017, 8:58 am

Pick up Maroon to enjoy his deployment and the Oilers’ favourable upcoming schedule.   All fantasy owners need help in the short term AND the long term. The Looking Ahead feature identifies one player to plug into …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: A Return to Health for Bishop, Murray, Getzlaf and Benn (Jan 13)

by steve laidlaw Jan 13, 2017, 1:56 am

Murray, Bishop, Getzlaf and Benn return to their respective lineups and other observations. TODAY! The Midseason Guide will be released later this afternoon, in time for your weekend midseason drafts or just for you to look things over and …

Capped

What to Expect from the 2017 RFA Forwards in your Cap League

by Alexander MacLean Jan 12, 2017, 9:14 am

This week's Capped discusses the 2017 RFA forward crop, what challenges their negotiations/contracts may bring, and whether to buy or sell.  **** With having discussed last week that the 2016 restricted free agent (RFA) class was a …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: A Better All-Star Lineup, the Flames Second Line Brilliance (Jan 12)

by steve laidlaw Jan 12, 2017, 12:44 am

Laidlaw constructs his own All-Star lineup, and looks at surging Flames like Tkachuk, Backlund, Frolik and more. TOMORROW! The Midseason Guide will be released later Friday afternoon, in time for your weekend midseason drafts or just for you …

Injury Ward

NHL Injury Report: Latest on Oshie, Stamkos, Bishop, Gallagher and more

by Brennan Des Jan 11, 2017, 1:40 pm

The latest injury news on TJ Oshie, Steven Stamkos, Ryan Getzlaf, Tomas Hertl and others   The Big Guns (>80% owned in Yahoo Leagues)               Patrik Laine – I haven’t had the pleasure of owning the Finnish prodigy …

Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Cage Match: John Carlson vs. Oliver Ekman-Larsson - who would you rather own?

by Rick Roos Jan 11, 2017, 8:35 am

Also in this article - the results of the 'slumping player least likely to rebound' tournament...   Before our regularly scheduled Cage Match column, I want to announce that, by your votes, Bobby Ryan, Jake Muzzin, and …

Hockey Rankings

Top 50 Fantasy Hockey Prospect Defensemen - January 2017

by Dobber Jan 11, 2017, 7:48 am

Here are the Top 50 prospect defensemen to own in your points-only keeper league...   Factored in are the player's upside, his likelihood, his wait time, the current depth chart and the organization's political landscape (which includes …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Atkinson, Marchand, Nilsson, Maroon and more

by Dobber Jan 11, 2017, 12:39 am

Ramblings: Atkinson, Marchand, Nilsson, Maroon and  more *** TWO DAYS! The Midseason Guide will be released later Friday afternoon, in time for your weekend midseason drafts or just for you to look things over and evaluate the …

Lining Up

Zach Parise Heating Up on the Wild Top Line

by Fred Poulin Jan 10, 2017, 12:32 pm

Let's have a look at the hottest lines in the National Hockey League since the beginning of the season, including a few defensemen producing offensively. You will also find below the "Cold as ice" line …

Eastern Edge

Eastern Conference All-Disappointment Team (Jan 2017)

by Eric Daoust Jan 10, 2017, 8:39 am

Looking at the most disappointing players in the Eastern Conference. Every year we go into our fall drafts and manage our keeper-league teams with certain expectations set on each player. Unfortunately, things rarely go according to …

Hockey Rankings

Top 200 Fantasy Hockey Prospect Forwards - January 2017

by Dobber Jan 10, 2017, 7:47 am

Here are the Top 200 prospect forwards to own in your points-only keeper league...   Factored in are the player's upside, his likelihood, his wait time, the current depth chart and the organization's political landscape (which includes …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Reviewing Point Total Over/Unders for Byfuglien, Backstrom, Ovechkin, Johnson, Duchene and MacKinnon (Jan 10)

by steve laidlaw Jan 10, 2017, 1:28 am

Reviewing point total over/unders for Byfuglien, Backstrom, Ovechkin, Johnson, Duchene, MacKinnon and more. The Midseason Guide will be released late on Friday afternoon, in time for your weekend midseason drafts or just for you to look …