Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Schwartz Pops Three; Carter Injured; Lineup Movement - October 19

by Michael Clifford Oct 18, 2017, 11:36 pm

It didn’t take long for the Leafs to start laying the wood to Detroit. Nazem Kadri went short-side on Jimmy Howard less than six minutes into the game, and Zach Hyman had a puck deflect …


Injury Ward

Injury Ward - October 18, 2017

by Brennan Des Oct 18, 2017, 7:11 pm

Another installment of bad puns and injuries you wish you didn’t have to deal with! If you’re looking for injury updates as soon as they happen follow me on twitter @BrennanDeSouza.    The Big Guns (>75% owned …


Lining Up

Lining Up - The Bolts are Flashing, Some Kings are Rising from the Dead and More

by Brennan Des Oct 18, 2017, 12:15 pm

  In this first instalment, we’re going to be looking at some team’s top lines and how they have been producing to start the year. Although we’re working with a small sample size, these players have been spending most of their time …


Fantasy Hockey Cage Match, Latest

Cage Match: Cam Fowler vs Morgan Rielly

by Rick Roos Oct 18, 2017, 11:00 am

  Our first defenseman battle of 2017-18 features two who, despite their young ages, are arguably the most important rearguards on their respective teams – Cam Fowler and Morgan Rielly. What poolies want to know is whether one, both, or neither will eventually post fantasy stats rivaling their …


Hockey Rambling

Dobber Hockey Ramblings: Cause vs Effect; Kucherov in Elite Company, EK Returns and More

by Cam Robinson Oct 17, 2017, 11:59 pm

    As Dimitri Filipovich said, “It’s Nikita Kucherov’s world, we’re all just lucky enough to live in it.”   The 24-year-old Russian superstar has scored a goal in each of his first seven games of the season, joining …


Eastern Edge

Eastern Edge: Getting Defensive

by Russ Oct 17, 2017, 8:34 am

In most of my fantasy leagues, I am known as a guy who places a premium on defensemen. This week, I’ll try to see if the pace of some of the defenders from the Eastern …


Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Lineup and Injury Updates, Kucherov Keeps Rolling - October 17

by Michael Clifford Oct 16, 2017, 11:00 pm

There was just one game Monday night with Tampa Bay heading to Detroit. That means there isn’t a lot of scores or performances to review. Instead, some lineup information that came up throughout Monday seems …


The Wild West

Wild West: Early Notable Line Production

by Kevin Wickersham Oct 16, 2017, 1:30 pm

At this very early point in the campaign we see plenty of players shifting between lines. While each team employs a different strategy, many test out young players under contract with junior teams to see …


Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Fantasy Top-10: Emerging Power-Play Trends

by Tom Collins Oct 16, 2017, 11:00 am

We’re just two weeks into the season, and there are some interesting trends starting to emerge when it comes to power-play usage. Of course, it is still early in the season and we are dealing with …


Keeping Karlsson

Keeping Karlsson no. 160 - Andrighetto Superstar

by Elan Dubrofsky Oct 16, 2017, 9:15 am

On this episode of the Keeping Karlsson Hockey Podcast, Elan and Brian discuss two newly-minted NHL first-liners and one newly-minted PPQB, a dominant blue-liner who could make for a great sell-high candidate, a dormant defenseman who …


Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Sunday Night Hockey Was Definitely A Thing That Happened - October 16

by Michael Clifford Oct 15, 2017, 11:42 pm

There were just three games in the NHL on Sunday night and most of the important news surrounded the expansion Vegas Golden Knights. Not only did they finally add Vadim Shipachyov to the roster, but …


Geek of the Week

Geek of the Week: Goals Aren't Everything

by Scott Maran Oct 15, 2017, 9:55 am

Alex Ovechkin is on a goal-scoring binge, but has he added much in other categories? It’s only been about two weeks but Alex Ovechkin has already been making waves. With a hat trick in his first …


Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Flyers, Senators Offensive Explosions (Oct 15)

by Ian Gooding Oct 15, 2017, 1:00 am

Flyers, Senators Offensive Explosions, plus more... Lots of games with lots happening on Saturday, so there are more quick takes than deep dives in this installment of the Ramblings. * Because of the injury to Erik Haula, the …


The Journey

The Journey: Top Forward Prospects - October

by Kevin LeBlanc Oct 14, 2017, 2:00 pm

The Journey examines Dobber’s Top 200 Forward Prospects List, and assesses the fast risers in the October rankings.     Jesper Bratt – New Jersey Devils – Up to 37th from Not Ranked   Raise your hand if you had …


The Kings of Daily Fantasy

Daily Fantasy Picks: Saturday Night Special - October 14

by Chris Wassel Oct 14, 2017, 11:00 am

Top Budget Plays   Centers JT Compher $3400 – The center is a punt play at the least. However, playing against Dallas may set up very good as the center will get depth match-ups mostly. He is going to …


Saturday's NHL Picks

Saturday Night's NHL Picks - October 14

by Adam Mark Oct 14, 2017, 8:59 am

Well… hopefully your weeks have been better than mine. The start of the season is always a crap shoot  as teams are finding their legs, lines are finding their rhythms, and trends have yet to be …


Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Sens Win Big in Calgary;Caps Stars Shine; Minnesota Injuries - October 14

by Michael Clifford Oct 13, 2017, 11:44 pm

It was a wild Friday the 13th in the NHL on Friday night. Even with just five games on the slate, but there were injuries across the league. Minnesota was dealt three separate issue with three …


Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead: Lightning Line

by Adam Daly-Frey Oct 13, 2017, 8:00 am

Vladislav Namestnikov is playing on a top-level line with a great schedule ahead. 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: Don't Forget About Hellebuyck, The Next Predators' Defenseman (Oct 13)

by Ian Gooding Oct 13, 2017, 1:04 am

Don’t forget about Hellebuyck, the next Predators’ defenseman, plus more… Happy Friday the 13th! Hopefully you are one of the select few (such as myself) that actually consider 13 to be a lucky number. * Several Lightning players …



Capped: Reviewing Early-Season Contract Extensions

by Alexander MacLean Oct 12, 2017, 9:09 am

I hope all of the Canadian readers had a great Thanksgiving. Unfortunately for the Americans, there is still over a month to wait before you will be eating more than your fair share of turkey, …


Hockey Rankings

Top 50 Fantasy Prospect Defensemen - October 2017

by Dobber Oct 12, 2017, 6:38 am

Here are the Top 50 prospect defensemen to own in your fantasy hockey keeper league - October edition.   See the Top 200 fantasy prospect forwards here. Remember - prospects +/- 5.0 ratings points of each other …


Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Christian Djoos Scores, Cory Schneider Shines, The Mullet Returns - October 12

by Michael Clifford Oct 11, 2017, 11:59 pm

Going into Wednesday night, we were officially a week into the NHL season. Still far too early for any determinations! Let’s keep that in mind – I know Vegas is a nice early story, Chicago …


Injury Ward

Injury Ward: Latest Info on Byfuglien, Granlund, Karlsson, and more

by Brennan Des Oct 11, 2017, 4:00 pm

Latest info on Byfuglien, Granlund, Karlsson, and more... Really had to get my Ducks in a row to write this one… The Big Guns (>75% owned in Yahoo Leagues) Patrice Bergeron –  A lower-body injury will keep Boston’s captain …


Keeping Karlsson

Keeping Karlsson No. 159: Alex Is On Fire

by Elan Dubrofsky Oct 11, 2017, 12:00 pm

Welcome to a BRAND NEW episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast! Everything. Is. Happening!!! But never fear, Elan and Brian are here to coach you through how you should react to the shock and awe of the …


Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Cage Match: Mikko Rantanen vs. Anthony Mantha

by Rick Roos Oct 11, 2017, 7:57 am

Two former first-round picks battle it out in this week's Cage Match Although Mikko Rantanen and Anthony Mantha have been on the radar of poolies in keeper leagues since they were drafted (if not even earlier), …