Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Draft Strategies; Kyle Connor and Jesse Puljujarvi Move Up - September 25

by Michael Clifford Sep 25, 2017, 11:00 pm

I have been asked a handful of times to discuss draft strategies, so with the draft season having about a week or so left, I figure it’s probably now or never. These are just some …

The Wild West

Wild West: Rebound Candidates in the Western Conference

by Kevin Wickersham Sep 25, 2017, 11:30 am

There are many Western Conference candidates you might be able to snap up for a bargain based upon down 2016-17 campaigns. Injury, a less-than-stellar supporting cast, or a role change can contribute to reduced production …

Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Fantasy Top-10: Offseason/Preseason Injuries and Impact

by Tom Collins Sep 25, 2017, 9:19 am

With most fantasy drafts taking place over the next couple of weeks, this is a good time to look at players that are on the injury list and how it could impact a teammate or …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Hot Fantasy Takes for 2017-18 - September 25

by Michael Clifford Sep 24, 2017, 11:00 pm

Time to get out the blowtorch. With just over a week until the beginning of the 2017-18 campaign, the fantasy hockey draft season is starting to wind down as well. Hopefully between the Ramblings, the articles, …

20 Fantasy Hockey Thoughts

20 Fantasy Hockey Thoughts

by Mario Prata Sep 24, 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. For those playing public …

Keeping Karlsson

Keeping Karlsson No. 157: Courteous Luszczyszyn

by Elan Dubrofsky Sep 24, 2017, 10:45 am

With Brian away, Elan brought in famed writer for The Athletic, Dom Luszczyszyn, to explain the Game Score stat he invented (and how he uses it to project team performance), his ongoing season preview series and …

Geek of the Week

Geek of the Week: Gabriel Landeskog

by Scott Maran Sep 24, 2017, 9:24 am

Gabriel Landeskog's fantasy value has nowhere to go but up. Even though the Colorado Avalanche failed to make the playoffs in 2016, there was still plenty of optimism for fantasy purposes for the following year. Four …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Live Draft Analysis, Neal, Injury Updates (Sept 24)

by Ian Gooding Sep 24, 2017, 12:21 am

Live Draft Analysis, Neal, Injury Updates, plus more... On Tuesday I participated in my first live draft of the season. The draft was for a team in the Experts League, which includes the likes of TSN, …

The Journey

The Journey: Prospect Storylines to Watch in 2017-18 - Part Two

by Kevin LeBlanc Sep 23, 2017, 11:37 am

  The Journey digs into possible prospect storylines heading into training camps and the start of the 2017-18 season. The most recent editions of The Journey can be found here.    1. What does a potential Riley Sheahan for …

The Dobotomy

Dobber's Offseason Fantasy Grades - Washington Capitals

by Cam Robinson Sep 23, 2017, 7:00 am

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 cancer, he recruited Cam Robinson (of Frozen …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Public Fantasy Leagues and ADP Discrepancies - September 23

by Michael Clifford Sep 22, 2017, 11:00 pm

There are only two weekends left before the beginning of the regular season, which means it’s crunch time for fantasy owners. For those that haven’t done their drafts yet, there is still a bit of …

Frozen Pool Forensics

Frozen Pool Forensics: Oliver Bjorkstrand

by Chris Liggio Sep 22, 2017, 10:55 am

  Greetings all, so far we have covered more established options for your squads through the summer, so in looking to change it up a little bit, lets discuss someone to covet in the late rounds …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Torey Krug's out, and more preseason analysis (Sept. 22)

by Neil Parker Sep 22, 2017, 4:52 am

  The biggest news Thursday was the announcement that Torey Krug will miss at least three weeks with a non-displaced fracture in his jaw. The short side of the timeline has him out through Oct. 12, …


Capped: Thoughts on Contract Situations Around the League

by Alexander MacLean Sep 21, 2017, 7:53 am

With the six-week buy and sell series complete, we covered two players from every team, but in doing so, we missed quite a few happenings in the hockey world. With fantasy draft season upon us, …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Training Camp Notes; Power Play Increase - September 21

by Michael Clifford Sep 20, 2017, 11:00 pm

Information changes constantly through NHL training camps and exhibition games. What is true for line combinations one day may not be true to the next, be it for injury, looking for chemistry, or a litany …

Hockey Rankings

Top 100 Keeper League Goaltenders - September 2017

by Dobber Sep 20, 2017, 3:06 pm

The Top 100 goaltenders to own in your keeper league... Rankings are back early thanks to my early release from hospital! Enjoy...this one is long overdue Goaltenders are considered fairly equal within their tiers, however for the …

The Dobotomy

Dobber's Offseason Fantasy Grades: Vegas Golden Knights

by Cam Robinson Sep 20, 2017, 11:03 am

  Dobber's offseason fantasy hockey grades – Vegas Golden Knights   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: Jaccob Slavin vs. Nikita Zaitsev

by Rick Roos Sep 20, 2017, 8:57 am

  On tap this week is another battle inspired by the DobberHockey Fantasy Guide – Nikita Zaitsev versus Jaccob Slavin, whom the Guide predicts will post the exact same number of points this season (sorry, no …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Preseason Check Ins, Colin White and more (Sept.20)

by Neil Parker Sep 20, 2017, 3:18 am

  Determining how to evaluate the Five W's of preseason games is important to succeeding in the late rounds of deep-league drafts. Below are a few notable performances from Monday's games that stood out and why.   Kyle …

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 …