Hockey Rankings

Top 50 Fantasy Prospect Defensemen - December 2017

by Dobber Dec 14, 2017, 7:35 am

Here are the Top 50 prospect defensemen to own in your points-only keeper league.   As always, players within +/- 5.0 ratings points should be considered about equal value and at that point would depend on personal …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Penalties Are Down Again, What's the Fallout? (Dec 14)

by steve laidlaw Dec 14, 2017, 1:14 am

  Nearly a month ago I looked into the league-wide scoring bump, and where that scoring was coming from. At that point (November 17), the league average for goals per game was at 5.99. Heading into …

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Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Cage Match Tournament: Most Sustainable Breakout Under Age 25

by Rick Roos Dec 13, 2017, 1:14 pm

Here is the first of the winter Cage Match Tournaments! Be sure to vote using the link at the bottom of this article.  Santa is coming early for 2017, as we’re kicking off the first of …

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Injury Ward

Injury Ward: Ducks and Blues Black and Blue

by Brennan Des Dec 13, 2017, 9:07 am

This week St. Louis has the Blues, while the Ducks take shifts visiting the Injury Ward. If you want to get a head start on those waiver wire additions when top players go down with …

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Hockey Rankings

Top 200 Fantasy Prospect Forwards - December 2017

by Dobber Dec 13, 2017, 7:27 am

  Here are the Top 200 prospect forwards to own in your points-only keeper league.     As always, players within +/- 5.0 ratings points should be considered about equal value and at that point would depend on personal …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: The Injury Bug Spreads (Dec 13)

by Ian Gooding Dec 13, 2017, 1:28 am

The Injury Bug Spreads To Hall, Dubnyk, among others… Injuries, injuries, injuries… blech. Is it just me, or has it been a brutal past week? After staying relatively healthy for the first two months of the …

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Lining Up

Tom Wilson Capitalizing on his Top-Line Chance

by Brennan Des Dec 12, 2017, 11:41 am

  This week we take a look at a line Capitalizing on their chances, some Leafs that may be falling, and Senators losing their seat. I usually reserve my Twitter account @BrennanDeSouza for injury updates, so …

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Eastern Edge

Catching Up

by Russ Dec 12, 2017, 9:00 am

  I’m back, fresh off a two-week vacation, where I was almost completely out of touch with the hockey world. It was a nice break from work, but unfortunately, I did miss all but a couple …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Whack-A-Duck (Dec 12)

by steve laidlaw Dec 12, 2017, 12:31 am

Ryan Getzlaf made his return to the Duck lineup sooner than I had anticipated, but it was a pleasant surprise. The Ducks also got Jakob Silfverberg back last night. Suddenly, their lineup wasn’t looking so …

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The Wild West

Wild West: St. Louis Not Singing The Blues - December 11

by Kevin Wickersham Dec 11, 2017, 3:00 pm

As the top team in the West the Blues have much to brag about in both the worlds of fantasy and reality.   Currently on a four-game winning streak they did have a tough weekend injury-wise though, …

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Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Fantasy Top-10: Players Who Won't Bounce Back

by Tom Collins Dec 11, 2017, 11:59 am

It’s frustrating when you own a player that is in the midst of a season-long funk. Many times, there’s nothing you can do but sit back and hope they snap out of it. Some guys will bounce …

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Keeping Karlsson

Keeping Karlsson no. 168: Neutral Melker Hotel

by Elan Dubrofsky Dec 11, 2017, 9:45 am

What to do about Florida forwards and goalies looking pretty thin? Is a great schedule reason enough for you to add a couple Canucks? How does Brock Boeser compare to Auston Matthews at the famous …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: McElhinney Shines; Staal Paces Wild; Tarasenko Does Tarasenko Things - December 11

by Michael Clifford Dec 11, 2017, 1:00 am

The big news from Sunday night was that Auston Matthews would miss Toronto’s home game against Edmonton with an “upper-body injury.” He took some friendly fire on Saturday night, colliding hard with Morgan Rielly, leading …

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Geek of the Week

Geek of the Week: Blake Wheeler

by Scott Maran Dec 10, 2017, 10:34 am

Just how good has Blake Wheeler been this season? It seems like the Winnipeg Jets were forever a team on the rise and were constantly picked as the year’s darkhorse candidate. They had the young scorers, …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Atkinson Scratched, Marner Breaks Point Slump (Dec 10)

by Ian Gooding Dec 10, 2017, 2:29 am

Atkinson Scratched, Marner Breaks Point Slump, plus much more… Let’s start with the early game. The good news for Jaden Schwartz owners: he scored a goal in the first period of Saturday’s matinee game. The bad …

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The Journey

The Journey: Prospects on the Cusp

by Brad Phillips Dec 9, 2017, 2:00 pm

A few weeks ago I highlighted a few players that scored their first NHL. But that doesn’t happen without getting into your first NHL game. None of these players have achieved that feat yet but …

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The Kings of Daily Fantasy

Saturday Night Special: NHL DFS Picks - December 9

by Chris Wassel Dec 9, 2017, 11:00 am

  Top Budget Plays Centers Christian Dvorak $3300 – The center is a decent play at the least. However, playing against the Columbus Blue Jackets may set up very good as the center will draw depth Columbus match-ups which …

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Saturday's NHL Picks

Saturday's NHL Game Picks - December 9

by Adam Mark Dec 9, 2017, 9:01 am

I had a pretty decent week going 10-4, combined with a solid fantasy week where I have closed the gap in my salary keeper league to 6 points (it was over 30+ at one point). …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: The Postman Delivers But The Breadman Assists; Wilson On Fire - December 9

by Michael Clifford Dec 9, 2017, 12:38 am

It was the Artemi Panarin show in Newark on Friday night. After his team fell behind 2-0 on goals from Marcus Johansson and Brian Boyle, Panarin had three primary assists on three second-period goals for Columbus. …

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Looking Ahead

Marian Gaborik Can Help You In The Weeks Ahead

by Adam Daly-Frey Dec 8, 2017, 7:13 pm

  All fantasy owners need help in the short term AND the long term. The Looking Ahead feature identifies one player to plug into lineups in the short term, a second to invest in for the …

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Frozen Pool Forensics

Six Stopgap Options For Your Fantasy League

by Chris Liggio Dec 8, 2017, 8:57 am

  Currently in one of my leagues my infirmary consists of Jeff Carter, Bo Horvat, Ryan Getzlaf, David Perron, Cam Talbot, and Mika Zibanejad. It is fair to say the injury bug is bending me over …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Brent Burnt, No Longer! (Dec 8)

by steve laidlaw Dec 8, 2017, 1:57 am

  I’d be more concerned if the Blues weren’t running over people, but we should probably discuss the changing situation on the St. Louis power play. After a couple of games of running Vladimir Tarasenko on …

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Capped

Capped: Over-Appreciated Spending

by Alexander MacLean Dec 7, 2017, 9:05 am

  This week's Capped covers some names who are underperforming compared to their cap hit, determining who is in a slump and who may be overvalued. **** Some managers are getting pretty desperate to save their fantasy seasons …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Thoughts on Erik Karlsson, Draisaitl, Saad, Wilson and more (Dec 7)

by steve laidlaw Dec 7, 2017, 2:09 am

  My big pickup for this week was Tom Wilson, which has worked out better than I could have imagined. The power forward is enjoying his time on the top line with Nicklas Backstrom and Alexander …

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Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Cage Match: Vincent Trocheck vs. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

by Rick Roos Dec 6, 2017, 1:02 pm

This week's Cage Match compares two second-line centers on struggling teams With center being the deepest position in fantasy hockey, when poolies hear “second line center” let’s just say the first thing that comes to mind …

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