Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Bruins Banged Up, Pirri the Specialist (Oct. 27)

by steve laidlaw Oct 27, 2016, 12:34 am

The Bruins injuries, Pirri’s specialization, Barzal’s immediate future and more. The Bruins cannot get Tuukka Rask back soon enough. Their non-Rask goalie options have gotten shredded. Fortunately, it sounds like Rask may be back soon: {source}<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" …

Injury Ward

NHL Injury Update - Kronwall, Little, Callahan and more

by Ajay Da Costa Oct 26, 2016, 7:33 pm

  The latest injury news on Spezza, Sharp, Rask, Rakell, Backes and others   The Big Guns (>80% owned in Yahoo Leagues) Sidney Crosby – As predicted, Crosby returned to the Pens lineup this week. He wasted no time …

Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Cage Match: Derek Stepan vs. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

by Rick Roos Oct 26, 2016, 6:49 am

  This week’s focus is on two pivots (Derek Stepan and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins) who’ve yet to truly meet lofty fantasy expectations.   Cage Match is here to determine whether either one might finally reward patient poolies this season …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: The Kid Returns, Neuvirth vs Mason, Eriksson-Ek and more (Oct 26)

by Dobber Oct 25, 2016, 11:47 pm

Rambling about the Kid, Marchessault, Eriksson-Ek, Hall, Neuvirth vs. Mason and more … *** Sidney Crosby returned to the Pittsburgh lineup and made his 2016-17 debut Tuesday. And if you didn’t know that, then you probably …

Eastern Edge

East: Tortoises and Hares (2016)

by Eric Daoust Oct 25, 2016, 8:38 am

Pastrnak and the Bruins are among the Eastern Conferences hot starters. Who else has started fast?   Early in the season everything is magnified and shortsighted conclusions are drawn which can prove costly in time. One reason …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Radulov Making Waves, Brian Elliott Arrives (Oct 25)

by steve laidlaw Oct 24, 2016, 11:31 pm

Radulov making waves, Elliott arrives, Rantanen recalled, and more. Big night for Alexander Radulov with a pair of assists, while adding an empty-net goal. He replaced Andrei Markov on the Habs’ top PP unit and looks …

The Wild West

West: Tortoises and Hares (2016)

by Doran Libin Oct 24, 2016, 4:15 pm

The tortoises and hares among Western Conference teams, two weeks into the season...   The Canucks and the Oilers are running away with the Pacific division, while Nashville, a preseason favorite, has struggled to get off the …

Keeping Karlsson

Keeping Karlsson - Werenski or Die

by Elan Dubrofsky Oct 24, 2016, 10:33 am

Fantasy Hockey Podcast: Werenski, Pearson, Panik, Boone, Matthews...and some interesting goalie situations   Afraid you've missed a single hockey news item or note from the past week? Or that you're misreading the numbers while trying to make …

Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Top 10 Waiver Wire Pickups (Yahoo!)

by Tom Collins Oct 24, 2016, 7:35 am

The 10 best players to snag from the Yahoo! waiver wire...   Taking advantage of your waiver wire, even this early in the season, can help you in your quest in a fantasy hockey championship. This strategy helped …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Larsson and Larsen (Oct 24)

by Dobber Oct 24, 2016, 12:22 am

Rambling about Larsson, Larsen, Panik, Beauvillier, McDonagh, Rieder and more … *** The Oilers, the team of the future that most fantasy owners gave up on, continue to roll and Cam Talbot seems to have his …

The Contrarian

The Contrarian: The Four Slots and So Long General

by Demetri Fragopoulos Oct 23, 2016, 4:14 pm

Thoughts about the Canucks' surprise start and General Fanager shutting down. The Four Slots I was reading about the Vancouver Canucks’ surprise start to the season. An article by Ed Willes indicates that the league usually have …

Geek of the Week

Geek of the Week: Milan Lucic

by Scott Maran Oct 23, 2016, 10:02 am

Even with all the McDavid hype, Milan Lucic is still far outperforming his ADP. Milan Lucic has been well known throughout the league ever since he entered the NHL with the Boston Bruins in 2007. However, …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Howard, Panik, Fowler (Oct 23)

by Ian Gooding Oct 23, 2016, 1:46 am

Howard, Panik, Fowler, plus lots more… New day, same story for the Leafs (as least as far as the young season goes). The young Buds were able to carry a 4-2 lead late into the third …

The Journey

The Journey: Early Season Prospect Trends

by Kevin LeBlanc Oct 22, 2016, 12:55 pm

The Journey takes a closer look at a few hot and cold starts from prospects over the first week of the season and what their chances are for sustainability throughout the season.   Devin Shore – Dallas …

Saturday's NHL Picks

Saturday's NHL Picks: October 22, 2016

by Jonathan Coretti Oct 22, 2016, 8:30 am

Picking the six teams most likely to win on Saturday night. Another NHL season is finally here and what a start it has been thus far. The fantasy hockey world is buzzing with discussion with so …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Werenski is a Dreamboat, Kucherov vs. Hall, Pulock Hurt (Oct 22)

by steve laidlaw Oct 22, 2016, 4:58 am

Drooling over Werenski, contrasting Kucherov and Hall, Pulock's missed chance and more.   Werenski island is filling up but there’s still time to buy property. He is 26% owned on Yahoo and 20.3% on ESPN. I’m not …

The Kings of Daily Fantasy

Cheap Players for Daily Fantasy Hockey (Oct 22, 2016)

by Chris Wassel Oct 21, 2016, 10:40 pm

Looking at some of the best player's for Saturday's daily fantasy hockey slate.   Top Budget Plays   Centers   Darren Helm $4,000 – The center is truly a wild card on Saturday night. Helm does see some power play time on …

Hockey Rankings

Top 100 Keeper League Goalies - October 2016

by Dobber Oct 21, 2016, 3:33 pm

  The Top 100 Goaltenders to own in a keeper league - October edition   Once again, to get to the full list I will direct you to Just my way of drawing your eyes to our …

Frozen Pool Forensics

Early Returns: Real or Imagined? (2016-17)

by Cam Robinson Oct 21, 2016, 12:17 pm

Are these seven fast-starting players for real?   The NHL season has been underway for a solid week now, so that’s more than enough time to fully and completely judge a player, team or entire organization…right? Of …

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead: Week Three (2016-17)

by Mike Schmidt Oct 21, 2016, 8:11 am

Why Sean Couturier makes a solid fantasy hockey pick up and other hot takes for the week a head.   All fantasy owners need help in the short term AND the long term. The Looking Ahead feature …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: More Stars Injuries, Murray's Contract, Wild/Hurricanes Undervalued (Oct 21)

by steve laidlaw Oct 21, 2016, 12:08 am

The Stars are facing more injuries, Matt Murray's contract extension, the undervalued top lines in Minnesota and Carolina and more. Marc-Andre Fleury made his fifth start of the season. With Matt Murray out the Penguins are …


Capped: The Brad Marchand Conundrum

by Alexander MacLean Oct 20, 2016, 8:52 am

This week's Capped dives into what Brad Marchand is actually worth as a fantasy owner.  Our first week of NHL action is in the books, and we are looking ahead to the end of our first …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Laine, Laine, Laine (Oct 20)

by steve laidlaw Oct 19, 2016, 11:51 pm

Discussing Laine's goal-scoring prowess, Vanek's rejuvenation, fading Larkin, and more. There are a lot of exciting young teams in the league this season but for my money, there’s no more fun team to watch than the …

Injury Ward

NHL Injuries: Latest on Crosby, Bergeron, Price and others

by Ajay Da Costa Oct 19, 2016, 3:13 pm

  The latest NHL injury info on Crosby, Bergeron, Price, Murray, Kronwall, Gaborik and others   Injury Ward The Big Guns (>80% owned in Yahoo Leagues) Sidney Crosby – Despite skating for nine straight days, Crosby didn’t join the Pens …

Lining Up

Lining Up - The Hottest Line Combos in the NHL - Week 2 (16-17)

by Fred Poulin Oct 19, 2016, 12:16 pm

  A look at the hottest lines in the National Hockey League, including a few defensemen producing offensively.   Fred Poulin makes his DobberHockey debut after years as Managing Editor of DobberBaseball. His contributions will be found on …