Frozen Pool Forensics

Frozen Pool Forensics: Dougie Hamilton

by Chris Liggio Jul 21, 2017, 10:23 am

  In an effort to continue the trend of alternating week to week coverage between forwards and defenders, this week we take a look at yet another stud dealt away by the Boston Bruins by the …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Clayton Keller, more Coyotes, Devils and more (July 21)

by Neil Parker Jul 21, 2017, 3:32 am

  Clayton Keller is likely to be a polarizing player this draft season. While he's not a sure thing to be drafted in all settings, the rookie projects to be a popular late-round target. The undersized …

Capped

Capped: Finding Homes for Remaining Free Agents

by Alexander MacLean Jul 20, 2017, 11:00 am

The madness has died down, and teams are starting to get a little more frugal with how they spend their money. The UFA pile is also down to much smaller pieces, but that doesn’t mean …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Ryan Miller, Aaron Dell, Philipp Grubauer; the Ottawa Senators - July 20

by Michael Clifford Jul 19, 2017, 11:00 pm

Backup goalies are usually an afterthought in fantasy drafts, relatively speaking. They aren’t guys who singlehandedly win you a league like, say, Sergei Bobrovsky could have last year (unless the starter gets hurt and the …

The Dobotomy

Dobber's Offseason Fantasy Grades - Columbus Blue Jackets

by Cam Robinson Jul 19, 2017, 11:00 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 …

Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Cage Match Tournament: Skaters Who Peaked Early

by Rick Roos Jul 19, 2017, 8:33 am

We begin our summer Cage Match Tournament with skaters that peaked early. What’s the most eagerly anticipated event for poolies this offseason? The Expansion Draft, and its dozens of moving parts? The Entry Draft, and its …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Goalies on the Move (July 19)

by Ian Gooding Jul 19, 2017, 12:55 am

Goalies on the move and why I might not like them as much as you do… If you followed the free agent frenzy of July 1 on Twitter, you would have seen the announcement of a …

The Dobotomy

Dobber's Offseason Fantasy Grades - Carolina Hurricanes

by Cam Robinson Jul 18, 2017, 5:15 pm

  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 …

Eastern Edge

Eastern Edge - For Those About to Rock

by Russ Jul 18, 2017, 10:55 am

The Columbus Blue Jackets just had their most successful season in franchise history, finishing third in their division (and the Eastern Conference) with 50 wins and 108 points. It was a surprising result, considering that …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Campbell Retires; Pirri to Switzerland; the New York Rangers - July 18

by Michael Clifford Jul 17, 2017, 11:00 pm

The Ottawa Senators avoided arbitration with Jean-Gabriel Pageau by signing him to a three-year deal with an average annual value of $3.1 million. That is a significant jump for the 24-year-old, who had never managed …

Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Top 10 Players Benefiting from Offseason Moves

by Tom Collins Jul 17, 2017, 2:17 pm

  The NHL offseason is nothing if not fun for fantasy owners. Pretty much every NHLer starts over with a clean slate, and it’s even better if the player is on a new team. Hopes are high …

The Wild West

The Wild West - Free Agency Breakdown: Pacific Division

by Kevin Wickersham Jul 17, 2017, 12:47 pm

  The free-agent market brought both surprises and predictable signings, along some salary cap adjustments and a few related trades and other transactions. In the second of a two-part piece, let’s take a look at how …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Star Power, Petr Mrazek and more (July 17)

by Neil Parker Jul 17, 2017, 2:21 am

  This is a really interesting read about star power in the NHL. There are obviously many ways to approach it from a fantasy perspective, but like over analyzing a single advanced statistic, it's probably just best …

20 Fantasy Hockey Thoughts

20 Fantasy Hockey Thoughts

by Mario Prata Jul 16, 2017, 11:00 am

Every Sunday this off-season, we'll share 20 Fantasy Thoughts from our writers at Dobber Hockey. These thoughts are curated from the past week's "Daily Ramblings". Contributors: Ian Gooding, Michael Clifford, and Neil Parker   1. I think new …

The Journey

Fastest Rising Prospect Fowards - July 2017

by Kevin LeBlanc Jul 16, 2017, 9:48 am

The Journey examines Dobber’s Top 200 Forward Prospects List, and assesses the fast risers in the July rankings. This month’s edition will focus on the newcomers to the Top Forward Prospects list who were drafted …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Holtby, Weber, Marchand (July 16)

by Ian Gooding Jul 16, 2017, 1:13 am

Q&A: Holtby, Weber, Marchand, and more… With the hockey world at a rather slow point, I figured it was time for another Q&A. Thanks to everyone who submitted questions. So let’s see what we have in …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Reviewing the Seasons of Tavares, Lee, Ladd, and Leddy - July 15

by Michael Clifford Jul 14, 2017, 11:00 pm

Throughout the summer, I’m going team by team and reviewing the relevant fantasy performances from each of them. Not every player, nor most, but the ones who stood out for one reason or another. Next …

The Dobotomy

Dobber's Offseason Fantasy Grades: Buffalo Sabres

by Cam Robinson Jul 14, 2017, 2:30 pm

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 …

Frozen Pool Forensics

Frozen Pool Forensics: Ryan Getzlaf

by Chris Liggio Jul 14, 2017, 10:55 am

  There’s no hiding that youth and potential are all the rage these days in fantasy circles. Realistically, it always has been, but regardless a tendency arises for us to look past the grizzled salt and …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Finishing up with the Pacific (July 14)

by Neil Parker Jul 14, 2017, 3:33 am

  The offseason round up makes its final stop in the Pacific Division. This has been a helpful peruse through the teams, and the feedback has been noted and appreciated. From this point on, the real …

The Dobotomy

Dobber's Offseason Fantasy Grade: Boston Bruins

by Cam Robinson Jul 13, 2017, 2:30 pm

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 …

Capped

Capped: Analyzing the Contracts of Connor McDavid and Carey Price

by Alexander MacLean Jul 13, 2017, 10:55 am

The first week of July saw Free Agent Frenzy come and go, but the biggest shockwaves will be felt thanks to the two massive contract extensions signed by Edmonton Oilers centre Connor McDavid, and Montreal …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Contracts for Slavin, Johnson, and Faksa; the New Jersey Devils - July 13

by Michael Clifford Jul 12, 2017, 11:00 pm

The Hurricanes continued a busy off-season that’s included acquiring Scott Darling, Trevor van Riemsdyk, and Marcus Kruger, as well as signing Justin Williams, by locking up Jaccob Slavin for seven more years beyond the 2017-18 …

Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Age and Fantasy Success Part 3: Goalies

by Rick Roos Jul 12, 2017, 10:06 am

How does age affect a goalie's fantasy success? Welcome to the final part in of my series of columns to determine when players at certain positions peak. Previously I covered defensemen and forwards, looking at their …

Hockey Rankings

Top 50 Fantasy Prospect Defensemen - July 2017

by Dobber Jul 12, 2017, 7:01 am

  Further to yesterday's Top 200 prospect forwards, here are the defensemen - July edition   These are for points-only fantasy leagues...   This month the 2017 draftees make their debut. Prospects within +/-5.0 rating points of each other should be …