Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Playoff Recap, Jacob Trouba, Calgary Goaltending (May 6)

by Michael Clifford May 6, 2016, 1:05 am

Recapping the postseason games, Jacob Trouba in fantasy, penalty killing, Calgary, and more.  **** It was an incredibly fast-paced start to the game, with both teams getting their chances to score. Brent Burns would catch Pekka Rinne …

Hockey Rankings

Top 300 Keeper League Skaters - May 2016

by Dobber May 5, 2016, 11:28 am

Top 300 Fantasy Hockey Keeper League Players - May edition. Crosby recaptures the crown. And look! There's McDavid...   In your points-only keeper leagues, here are the top 300 players to own. Remember, positions don't matter (so …

Capped

Capped: Reviewing Last Year's Free Agent Disappointments

by Chris Pudsey May 5, 2016, 9:53 am

This week's Capped discusses some free agent signings from last year that did not work out.  **** In the previous Capped, I reviewed some of the better unrestricted free agent signings from the summer of 2015. In …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Caps/Pens, Jets Depth, Salary Cap, Drouin (May 5)

by Michael Clifford May 5, 2016, 12:05 am

Recapping the Pens/Caps, Targets for the Jets, Salary Cap Problems, Jonathan Drouin, and more.  **** This was a game the Caps absolutely needed. With no Kris Letang, and no Olli Maatta, there were no excuses not to …

Injury Ward

NHL Injury Report: Latest Injury News on Maatta, Rust, Seguin and more

by Ajay Da Costa May 4, 2016, 2:33 pm

Injury updates: The latest - what little is revealed - on injured playoff players such as Seguin, Maatta and others...   Hey everyone, welcome to your mid-round recap of injuries in the Stanley Cup Playoffs! As usual, …

Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Cage Match: Alec Martinez vs. Erik Johnson

by Rick Roos May 4, 2016, 6:40 am

Digging deep on defensemen Alec Martinez and Erik Johnson. Who's the better own?   Facing off this week are defensemen Alec Martinez and Erik Johnson. Both are 28, and seemingly at career crossroads. Can Martinez continue his …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Pylons in Dallas, Injuries in Boston (May 4)

by Dobber May 4, 2016, 12:19 am

Ramblings: pylons in Dallas, injuries in Boston, Wilson on fire, my Calder picks and more *** Big day tomorrow. It should have been Monday but I’ve been waiting for the final word from Draft Kings as to whether …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Bob Hartley flames out in Calgary

by Neil Parker May 3, 2016, 12:20 pm

  The Calgary Flames fired head coach Bob Hartley Tuesday.   After overachieving and landing a playoff berth during the 2014-15 season, the Flames stumbled to a 35-40-7 record this year and finished 26th overall in the league. Many …

Eastern Edge

Eastern Edge - 2016 Offseason Outlook: Toronto and Columbus

by Eric Daoust May 3, 2016, 10:55 am

  This week's edition of the Eastern Edge looks at the 2016 offseason outlooks for the Maple Leafs and Blue Jackets ...   With the draft lottery now complete we can begin to look at the offseason outlook …

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Ramblings - FA Power Rankings, more Jets and Nikita Zaitsev, Antti Raanta and more (May 2)

by Neil Parker May 2, 2016, 10:23 pm

  FA Power Rankings, more Jets and Nikita Zaitsev, Antti Raanta and more …   ***   Lists and the internet are long-lost lovers, and after Dobber started talking about the upcoming free-agent class yesterday, it seemed fitting to compile …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Maple Leafs Sign Nikita Zaitsev

by Dobber May 2, 2016, 4:47 pm

Fantasy Impact: Toronto Maple Leafs have signed KHL star defenseman Nikita Zaitsev to a one-year contract.   The Leafs get: a 24-year-old offensive defenseman who is a late bloomer. Never drafted, Zaitsev blossomed in the KHL in …

The Wild West

West: 2016 Off-season Outlook: Edmonton and Vancouver

by Doran Libin May 2, 2016, 2:34 pm

The offseason fantasy hockey outlooks for the Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks...   It is time to start looking forward to next season. Over the next seven weeks each of the 14 Western Conference teams will be …

Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Top 10 Band-Aid Boys you can't resist

by Tom Collins May 2, 2016, 7:14 am

Collins takes a look at the Top 10 Band-Aid boys you can't resist   There are always players we know we should shy away from. They're injury-prone and are pretty much guaranteed to miss games. But we can't …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Leaf Luck, Matt Murray, Brooks Orpik and more (May 02)

by Dobber May 1, 2016, 11:24 pm

Ramblings: Everything is coming up Milhouse for the Leafs. Also – Matt Murray, Brooks Orpik and more *** Last call! Details on the DobberHockey Hockey Pool winners and prizes – find out here if you won, and …

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Ramblings: Lottery Winners and Losers, Bolts and Pens Tie Series (May 1)

by Ian Gooding May 1, 2016, 1:07 am

Draft lottery winners and losers, Bolts and Pens even series If you came here looking for game recaps, I’ll get to those later on. Or you can just scroll down. As a fan of a Canadian-based team, …

The Journey

The Journey – Under The Radar Rookies

by Kevin LeBlanc Apr 30, 2016, 11:25 am

  A look at the fantasy seasons from rookies Oscar Lindberg, William Karlsson, Darnell Nurse, Ben Hutton and Jake McCabe ...   The Journey looks back on the 2015-16 NHL season to point out some of the under-the-radar …

Hockey Rambling

Updated Ramblings - Roll away from Blake Wheeler and the Jets, European free agents, Bruce Boudreau and more (April 30)

by Neil Parker Apr 29, 2016, 11:51 pm

  A closer look at Blake Wheeler, a pair of European forwards making noise and a brief look at Bruce Boudreau ...    Blake Wheeler was a buzzy player in the discussion about Phil Kessel's value and top-tier …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Anaheim Ducks Fire Coach Bruce Boudreau

by Michael Clifford Apr 29, 2016, 3:57 pm

Anaheim Ducks announce they have fired coach Bruce Boudreau **** It was announced earlier today that the Anaheim Ducks, as many have expected, had fired coach Bruce Boudreau. This was following Anaheim’s fourth game seven loss in …

Frozen Pool Forensics

Frozen Pool Forensics: John Tavares

by Cam Robinson Apr 29, 2016, 9:55 am

This week's Frozen Pool Forensics dives into the line mates and production of John Tavares.  **** Make no mistake, the New York Islanders have been John Tavares’s team since the moment they won the draft lottery in …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Caps/Pens, Selke Finalists, Early Look at Rankings (April 29)

by Michael Clifford Apr 29, 2016, 12:00 am

Game 1 of Caps/Pens, Selke Finalists Announced, and Some Thoughts on Early Rankings **** This game did not disappoint. The Caps jump out to a 1-0 series lead thanks to a monster game from T.J. Oshie, as …

z-Archives (other articles)

Dobber Hockey Playoff Experts Panel 2016 - Round 2

by Michael Clifford Apr 28, 2016, 9:45 am

The Dobber writers weigh in on the second round of the playoffs. **** The scheduling from the NHL meant that the second round began before the first round, something I can never remember happening. We had to …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Playoff Recaps, Regression Candidates, Vezina Trophy (April 28)

by Michael Clifford Apr 27, 2016, 11:58 pm

Recapping last night’s games, Henrique and Brodie, Vezina Trophy, and more. **** Ducks/Predators What was mostly a slow game really picked up in the third, but the Predators were able to hang on for a 2-1 Game …

Injury Ward

NHL Injuries - Updates on Seguin, Fleury, Stralman and more

by Ajay Da Costa Apr 27, 2016, 3:13 pm

The latest injury updates on Seguin, Fleury, Stralman, Lee, Stamkos, Pirri and more...   Sayonara Round One, and hello Round Two! Or, wait, sayonara… most of round one? Hello, a bit of Round Two? Having a team …

Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Cage Match: Jaden Schwartz vs. Filip Forsberg

by Rick Roos Apr 27, 2016, 7:06 am

Who is the better fantasy own: Schwartz or Forsberg? Roos investigates - with a conclusion you might not expect   One of the keys to winning fantasy leagues is determining the difference between players who’ve peaked early, …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Boyle, Stammer, Schenn, Prospects (Apr 27)

by Dobber Apr 26, 2016, 11:05 pm

Rambling about Dan Boyle’s lip, Steven Stamkos’ blood, Brayden Schenn’s hit, and some prospect talk *** WELL! Should I be offended that more than half of the DobberHockey Pool prize winners don’t read my Ramblings during the …