Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Dobber's NHL Free Agent Analysis Tracker 2016

by Dobber Jul 12, 2016, 8:40 am

The movement has come fast and furious this year! Track the impact on your fantasy squad with this handy guide...   Don't blink or you'll miss the fantasy analysis/breakdown of some players! A handful of trades and …

Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Cage Match Tourney: Breakout Players 2016 (Round 2)

by Rick Roos Jul 27, 2016, 6:43 am

The eight finalists for the breakout players of 2016-17 based on your votes last week. Read the results and have your say   Welcome back to the DobberHockey Summer Cage Match Tournaments! Thanks to your votes, 40 …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Are the Red Wings the 'new Canucks'? (July 27)

by Dobber Jul 27, 2016, 12:40 am

  Rambling about the Red Wings – and I’m not very nice; Also the Rangers, the Kings, DeKeyser, Schenn and more… *** These are my last Ramblings before the 11th annual Fantasy Hockey Guide comes out. The …

Eastern Edge

Eastern Edge - Ranking the Top Goalies in the Eastern Conference

by Eric Daoust Jul 26, 2016, 10:23 am

  This week marks the return of a series outlining the top players in the Eastern Conference at each position for the upcoming season.   Today we begin with goalies, which is the most difficult position to evaluate …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Ryan Johansen, Brayden Schenn, Dan Hamhuis and more (July 26)

by Neil Parker Jul 26, 2016, 3:32 am

  Even more is ahead for Ryan Johansen and Brayden Schenn, don't forget about Dan Hamhuis and more …   Ryan Johansen is one of only 17 players with at least 60 points in each of the past …

The Wild West

Best in the West (2016)

by Doran Libin Jul 25, 2016, 3:21 pm

The Best in the West - who are the best fantasy goalies in the Western Conference?   ‘Best in the West ‘returns for a second year starting with the best goalies in the Western Conference. Goalies cannot …

Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Top 10 Players Sure to Disappoint

by Tom Collins Jul 25, 2016, 7:12 am

Top 10 star players sure to disappoint in 2016-17 (i.e. bar is raised so high they're bound to fall short)   Although this may seem like the slowest time of year for NHL hockey, it's one of …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Top 10 Remaining UFA's and more (July 25)

by Dobber Jul 25, 2016, 12:18 am

Rambling about all these NHL players getting their charges dropped. And my Top 10 remaining free agents… *** This has nothing to do with fantasy hockey, it’s just a rant. Why on earth would Patrick Kane …

The Contrarian

The Contrarian - Entering the Pool

by Demetri Fragopoulos Jul 24, 2016, 9:52 am

How does the Las Vegas expansion franchise compare to a new keeper league hockey team? The summer weather has taken our minds away from the sport we love to watch. So you cannot be blamed for …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Schenn Signing, More Fantasy Hockey Questions

by Ian Gooding Jul 24, 2016, 1:09 am

Luke Schenn signs with the Coyotes, plus more fantasy hockey questions We’re still at a point where we’re waiting for a few more free agents with some fantasy value to sign (Jiri Hudler and Radim Vrbata …

The Journey

The Journey – Top 50 Prospect Defensemen – New Additions (July 2016)

by Kevin LeBlanc Jul 23, 2016, 11:26 am

  The Journey examines which rearguards make their debut in Dobber’s Top 50 Prospect Defensemen list following the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.   Olli Juolevi - Vancouver Canucks – 18th Overall Vancouver had needs on both offense and defense …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Chris Kreider and Kevin Hayes re-sign, Evander Kane and a look at prime years (July 23)

by Neil Parker Jul 23, 2016, 3:36 am

  Two Rangers re-sign, Evander Kane, Connor Carrick, Radek Faksa and a look at a prime offensive years …    We may not see or hear from Dobber for a few days, as he celebrates the re-signing of …

The Dobotomy

Dobber's Offseason Fantasy Grades: Arizona Coyotes

by Michael Clifford Jul 22, 2016, 12:00 pm

Dobber's offseason fantasy hockey grades - Arizona Coyotes   For the last 13 years (12 with The Hockey News) I have reviewed each team from a fantasy-hockey standpoint and graded them. My 14th annual review will appear …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Thoughts on dynasty drafting, Backes, Kreider, and ADPs (July 22)

by Michael Clifford Jul 21, 2016, 11:02 pm

Thoughts on dynasty drafting, and guys whose ADPs to follow throughout the summer. **** I frequently find myself listening to SiriusXM radio, specifically the fantasy sports channel. It’s a good way to pass the time, and a …

Hockey Rankings

Top 100 Keeper League Goalies - July

by Dobber Jul 21, 2016, 10:52 am

The top 100 goalies to own in fantasy hockey keeper leagues, July edition. New faces/new places...   These rankings are based on keeper leagues, but how much they can help you this year plays a big part …

Keeping Karlsson

Keeping Karlsson: Brassard Bonanza

by Elan Dubrofsky Jul 21, 2016, 9:49 am

The latest episode of 'Keeping Karlsson' discusses Brassard, among many other newly-signed or traded players. **** On this brand new episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast, Elan and Brian reach what they assume to be …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Johansson Signs, Richards Retires, Colin Wilson, and More (July 21)

by Michael Clifford Jul 20, 2016, 11:22 pm

Johansson Gets Three-Year Deal, Richards Retires, Thoughts on Wilson, Ehlers, Fabbri  **** This isn’t really related to fantasy anymore, but yesterday, long-time forward Brad Richards retired from the NHL. Though he played 15 seasons, Richards is likely …

Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Cage Match Tourney: Breakout Players 2016

by Rick Roos Jul 20, 2016, 8:52 am

Which players do you see breaking out in 2016-17? Have your say as fantasy owners from around the world weigh in   Right about now many of you are wondering where to focus your fantasy attention, what …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Sharks, Matthews vs. Laine, minor notes and more (July 20)

by Dobber Jul 19, 2016, 11:51 pm

Rambling about Matthews vs. Laine (again), the Sharks, minor notes from around the league and more … *** I’m finding a surprising amount of resistance so the idea that Auston Matthews should be the first overall pick …

Eastern Edge

Eastern Edge – Players Losing Fantasy Value Following Free Agency

by Eric Daoust Jul 19, 2016, 11:15 am

  This week's edition of the Eastern Edge takes a closer look at more free-agent signings from the Eastern Conference ...   After covering the Eastern Conference winners in free agency last week, today we shift to the losers. …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Below-average analytics, Radim Vrbata, Timo Meier, Chris Kreider and more (July 19)

by Neil Parker Jul 19, 2016, 2:25 am

    Below-average analytics, Radim Vrbata, Timo Meier, Chris Kreider and what's next for Ottawa and New York?   Shea Weber is an "average NHLer," according to Matt Pfeffer's analytics. No wonder he was fired, and his opinion in …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Rangers, Senators Swap Centers, Picks

by Ian Gooding Jul 18, 2016, 2:05 pm

The Ottawa Senators have acquired Derick Brassard and a 2018 seventh-round pick from the New York Rangers in exchange for Mika Zibanejad and a 2018 second-round pick. This trade seem to catch everyone out of the …

The Wild West

West: Free Agent Signings (Part II)

by Doran Libin Jul 18, 2016, 12:49 pm

  Looking at the three UFA signings in the West with limited fantasy upside - and two more that are just plain bad...   After looking at the best free agent signings from a fantasy hockey perspective this week …

Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Top 10 Soon-To-Be Fantasy Debates

by Tom Collins Jul 18, 2016, 8:20 am

Which future hockey debates could one day top Sid vs. Alex? The NHL fantasy landscape is chock full of great debates. Especially in the past decade. Sidney Crosby vs Alex Ovechkin. Evgeni Malkin vs Steven Stamkos. …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Killorn Signing, Fantasy Hockey Mailbag

by Ian Gooding Jul 17, 2016, 11:50 pm

Killorn signing, fantasy hockey mailbag, plus more… Sunday is usually a slow news day, but there was one significant signing. Alex Killorn avoided arbitration in signing a seven-year contract worth $4.45 million per season. I had …

The Contrarian

The Contrarian - The Canuck Conundrum

by Demetri Fragopoulos Jul 17, 2016, 8:57 am

Why would the Canucks sign Loui Eriksson if it is clear to everyone else that they should rebuild? Go for it, or retool/rebuild? That is the question we ask of our fantasy teams and also …