Hockey Rambling

Rambling about Jake Allen, Ilya Kovalchuk, Brad Marchand, Bobby Ryan and the Second Round is now set (Apr. 24)

by Dobber Apr 23, 2017, 11:22 pm

Rambling about Jake Allen, Ilya Kovalchuk, Brad Marchand, Bobby Ryan and the Second Round is now set (Apr. 24) *** Jake Allen is a talented goalie. The talent and upside were always there, but the consistency wasn’t. …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

John Stevens New Bench Boss in LA

by Ian Gooding Apr 23, 2017, 4:53 pm

The Los Angeles Kings have promoted assistant coach John Stevens to be their new head coach. Stevens was previously the head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers and is more recently the long-time assistant coach to Darryl …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Blues, Rangers, Oilers March On (Apr 23)

by Ian Gooding Apr 23, 2017, 1:08 am

Blues, Rangers, Oilers march on; Wild, Canadiens, Sharks done for the year We now have both Western Conference second-round series ready to roll. The Blues will face the Predators, while the Ducks will face the Oilers. Magnus …

The Journey

Fastest Rising Forward Prospects (April 2017)

by Kevin LeBlanc Apr 22, 2017, 12:49 pm

  The Journey examines Dobber’s Top 200 Forward Prospects list, and assesses the fast risers in the April rankings. A couple recent college free agent signings make their first appearance in the rankings this month, while …

The Kings of Daily Fantasy

Saturday Night Special April 22nd

by Chris Wassel Apr 22, 2017, 10:05 am

  Saturday Night Special April 22nd                    Top Budget Plays   Centers Mark Letestu $3400 – The center is a punt play at the least. However, playing against San Jose may set up very good as the center will get depth …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Boone Jenner, Timo Meier, David Pastrnak (April 22)

by Neil Parker Apr 22, 2017, 9:55 am

  I'm a big fan of The PDO cast and Dimitri Filipovic's work. His latest piece looking at individual shot rates is headlined by Viktor Arvidsson, but it also touches on a number of other players …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Preds Sweep, Blue Jackets Bounced, Tryamkin, Calder, and More - April 21

by Michael Clifford Apr 21, 2017, 12:09 am

  Playoff recap including Nashville's sweep, Nikita Tryamkin, and the Calder and Selke Trophies. **** Montreal-New York The series didn’t slow down with the hits, particularly early in the contest. It was also a tale of two games, with …

Capped

Capped: Playoff Performances and Future Contracts

by Alexander MacLean Apr 20, 2017, 11:34 am

This week's Capped looks at the first round of the playoffs with the hope to get a step ahead on this summer’s action. **** The playoffs are upon us, and with blowouts, shutouts, and overtime galore, they …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Fantasy Impact: Sabres Fire Tim Murray and Dan Bylsma

by Michael Clifford Apr 20, 2017, 10:21 am

Buffalo has fired both Dan Bylsma and Tim Murray **** The Buffalo Sabres cleaned house on Thursday by firing both General Manager Tim Murray and Head Coach Dan Bylsma. This came after six years of non-playoff hockey …

Hockey Rankings

Top 100 Keeper League Goalies - April 2017

by Dobber Apr 20, 2017, 6:53 am

The Top 100 goaltenders to own in your keeper league, April edition... Below are the 25 best keeper league goalies. You can get the full 100 list for free over at GoaliePost.com. These adjustments were made …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Playoff Recap, and a Review of the Boston Bruins

by Michael Clifford Apr 19, 2017, 11:48 pm

Flames get bounced, Sens take stranglehold, Wild stay alive, and Caps knot it up **** Toronto-Washington There is no doubt that the Caps brought their A-game in Game 4. This was sent out by James Mirtle of The …

Hockey Rankings

Top 50 Fantasy Prospect Defensemen - April 2017

by Dobber Apr 19, 2017, 10:18 am

The Top 50 prospect defensemen to own in your keeper league - April edition.  Factors include position in the depth chart, upside, likelihood of making the NHL, wait time (how long he'll be hogging a spot …

Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Who is the Better Fantasy Own: Jonathan Drouin...or Jonathan Huberdeau?

by Rick Roos Apr 19, 2017, 7:13 am

Cage Match! Poolies who invested a lot in Jonathan Drouin and Jonathan Huberdeau have reason to be pleased with how both players fared in 2016-17. The question is whether their solid seasons were stepping stones …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Shattenkirk making things worse (so far); Jack Johnson is a playoff stud; Draisaitl Suspension? More (Apr. 19)

by Dobber Apr 18, 2017, 11:55 pm

Ramblings: Shattenkirk making things worse (so far); Jack Johnson is a playoff stud; Draisaitl Suspension? More (Apr. 19) *** Hypothesis: The Capitals would be in no danger of losing this series had they not acquired Kevin Shattenkirk. The …

Lining Up

The Best and Worst Line of Round 1

by Fred Poulin Apr 18, 2017, 1:34 pm

  Here's a look at the hottest lines in the National Hockey League since the beginning of the playoffs, including a few defensemen producing offensively. You will also find below the "Cold as ice" line and …

Eastern Edge

Eastern Edge - Preseason Assessment Review

by Eric Daoust Apr 18, 2017, 10:48 am

  Following the conclusion of the regular season and most hockey pools it is a good idea to look back and review some of our expectations heading into the campaign. Most importantly, we should try to …

Hockey Rankings

Top 200 Prospect Forwards - April 2017

by Dobber Apr 18, 2017, 6:31 am

  Here are the Top 200 forward prospects to own in your fantasy hockey keeper league. Factors include position in the depth chart, upside, likelihood of making the NHL, wait time (how long he'll be hogging …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Who's up for some overtime hockey? (April 18)

by Neil Parker Apr 18, 2017, 2:09 am

  I ran a list of all the forwards with at least 40 games this season ranked by high-danger scoring chances per 60 minutes at five-on-five. Sidney Crosby and his most frequent wingers, Connor McDavid and …

The Wild West

Western Conference 2016-17 Fantasy Hockey MVP's

by Kevin Wickersham Apr 17, 2017, 12:41 pm

The Wild West - Western Conference Fantasy MVPs   Following Eric Daoust’s excellent Eastern Edge piece, here are my thoughts on the 2016-17 Western Conference fantasy MVPs. With the 82-game schedule complete let’s look back at this year’s best …

Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Top 10 Disappointing 2016-17 Seasons

by Tom Collins Apr 17, 2017, 6:57 am

Top 10 disappointing campaigns...   You’d be hardpressed to find a fantasy general manager who didn’t own a player that had a disappointing season. Even those who won a championship may have owned a player or two …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Rookies who may go back to the AHL next year; Sid and the Kids – and much more (Apr. 17)

by Dobber Apr 17, 2017, 12:31 am

Ramblings: Rookies who may go back to the AHL next year; Sid and the Kids – and much more (Apr. 17) *** Occasionally an NHL organization will deem one of its 18- or 19-year-old prospects too good …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Backs to the Wall Blackhawks (Apr 16)

by Ian Gooding Apr 16, 2017, 1:52 am

Backs to the wall Blackhawks, Pietrangelo, Kassian, plus more As a hockey fan with no specific rooting interest in these playoffs, here are the three series than I was the most interested in to start the …

Saturday's NHL Picks

Saturday Night Special April 15

by Chris Wassel Apr 15, 2017, 1:12 pm

  Looking at the top daily options for Saturday's three-game slate ...   Top Budget Plays   Centers Antoine Vermette $3300 – This center is a punt play at the least. However, playing against Calgary may set up nicely as Vermett should …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Habs win Game 2, Oilers dominate Sharks and a look at aging players (April 15)

by Neil Parker Apr 15, 2017, 6:06 am

  Habs win Game 2, Oilers dominate Sharks and a look at aging players ...    Over the past four years, there have only been 48 50-point seasons from aged 30 and 31 players, and only 13 skaters …

Frozen Pool Forensics

Frozen Pool Forensics: A Rookie Class for the Ages - Part 2

by Cam Robinson Apr 14, 2017, 11:50 am

  In our continuing look at one of the most dominant freshman classes in recent memory, it seemed criminal to squeeze all this goodness into just two parts. As such, we’ll have a third and final …