The Contrarian

The Contrarian: The Four Slots and So Long General

by Demetri Fragopoulos Oct 23, 2016, 4:14 pm

Thoughts about the Canucks' surprise start and General Fanager shutting down. The Four Slots I was reading about the Vancouver Canucks’ surprise start to the season. An article by Ed Willes indicates that the league usually have …

Geek of the Week

Geek of the Week: Milan Lucic

by Scott Maran Oct 23, 2016, 10:02 am

Even with all the McDavid hype, Milan Lucic is still far outperforming his ADP. Milan Lucic has been well known throughout the league ever since he entered the NHL with the Boston Bruins in 2007. However, …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Howard, Panik, Fowler (Oct 23)

by Ian Gooding Oct 23, 2016, 1:46 am

Howard, Panik, Fowler, plus lots more… New day, same story for the Leafs (as least as far as the young season goes). The young Buds were able to carry a 4-2 lead late into the third …

The Journey

The Journey: Early Season Prospect Trends

by Kevin LeBlanc Oct 22, 2016, 12:55 pm

The Journey takes a closer look at a few hot and cold starts from prospects over the first week of the season and what their chances are for sustainability throughout the season.   Devin Shore – Dallas …

Saturday's NHL Picks

Saturday's NHL Picks: October 22, 2016

by Jonathan Coretti Oct 22, 2016, 8:30 am

Picking the six teams most likely to win on Saturday night. Another NHL season is finally here and what a start it has been thus far. The fantasy hockey world is buzzing with discussion with so …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Werenski is a Dreamboat, Kucherov vs. Hall, Pulock Hurt (Oct 22)

by steve laidlaw Oct 22, 2016, 4:58 am

Drooling over Werenski, contrasting Kucherov and Hall, Pulock's missed chance and more.   Werenski island is filling up but there’s still time to buy property. He is 26% owned on Yahoo and 20.3% on ESPN. I’m not …

The Kings of Daily Fantasy

Cheap Players for Daily Fantasy Hockey (Oct 22, 2016)

by Chris Wassel Oct 21, 2016, 10:40 pm

Looking at some of the best player's for Saturday's daily fantasy hockey slate.   Top Budget Plays   Centers   Darren Helm $4,000 – The center is truly a wild card on Saturday night. Helm does see some power play time on …

Hockey Rankings

Top 100 Keeper League Goalies - October 2016

by Dobber Oct 21, 2016, 3:33 pm

  The Top 100 Goaltenders to own in a keeper league - October edition   Once again, to get to the full list I will direct you to Just my way of drawing your eyes to our …

Frozen Pool Forensics

Early Returns: Real or Imagined? (2016-17)

by Cam Robinson Oct 21, 2016, 12:17 pm

Are these seven fast-starting players for real?   The NHL season has been underway for a solid week now, so that’s more than enough time to fully and completely judge a player, team or entire organization…right? Of …

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead: Week Three (2016-17)

by Mike Schmidt Oct 21, 2016, 8:11 am

Why Sean Couturier makes a solid fantasy hockey pick up and other hot takes for the week a head.   All fantasy owners need help in the short term AND the long term. The Looking Ahead feature …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: More Stars Injuries, Murray's Contract, Wild/Hurricanes Undervalued (Oct 21)

by steve laidlaw Oct 21, 2016, 12:08 am

The Stars are facing more injuries, Matt Murray's contract extension, the undervalued top lines in Minnesota and Carolina and more. Marc-Andre Fleury made his fifth start of the season. With Matt Murray out the Penguins are …


Capped: The Brad Marchand Conundrum

by Alexander MacLean Oct 20, 2016, 8:52 am

This week's Capped dives into what Brad Marchand is actually worth as a fantasy owner.  Our first week of NHL action is in the books, and we are looking ahead to the end of our first …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Laine, Laine, Laine (Oct 20)

by steve laidlaw Oct 19, 2016, 11:51 pm

Discussing Laine's goal-scoring prowess, Vanek's rejuvenation, fading Larkin, and more. There are a lot of exciting young teams in the league this season but for my money, there’s no more fun team to watch than the …

Injury Ward

NHL Injuries: Latest on Crosby, Bergeron, Price and others

by Ajay Da Costa Oct 19, 2016, 3:13 pm

  The latest NHL injury info on Crosby, Bergeron, Price, Murray, Kronwall, Gaborik and others   Injury Ward The Big Guns (>80% owned in Yahoo Leagues) Sidney Crosby – Despite skating for nine straight days, Crosby didn’t join the Pens …

Lining Up

Lining Up - The Hottest Line Combos in the NHL - Week 2 (16-17)

by Fred Poulin Oct 19, 2016, 12:16 pm

  A look at the hottest lines in the National Hockey League, including a few defensemen producing offensively.   Fred Poulin makes his DobberHockey debut after years as Managing Editor of DobberBaseball. His contributions will be found on …

Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

10 Tips for Trading in your Fantasy Hockey League (Part Two)

by Rick Roos Oct 19, 2016, 6:56 am

Part two of two: 10 tips to keep in mind when trading in your fantasy league...   Welcome back to my list of ten tips for making winning fantasy trades. If you didn’t read last week’s part …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Line Combos, Matheson, Zatkoff, Sheary & More (Oct 19)

by Dobber Oct 18, 2016, 11:58 pm

  Rambling about the latest line combos, Grigorenko, Matheson, Zatkoff, Sheary and more … *** Philippe Grubauer gave Brayden Holtby a rest last night and he posted an 18-save shutout – the 18 being the Trotz effect, …

Hockey Rankings

Top 100 Rotisserie Players - October 2016

by Mike McMillan Oct 18, 2016, 12:08 pm

Ranking the top 100 rotisserie players as of October, 2016.   Top 100 Rotisserie Player list comes out on the 15th of each month moving forward.  I’ve been putting together the player values by using some of …

Eastern Edge

Eastern Edge: Early Season Line Combos (2016-17)

by Eric Daoust Oct 18, 2016, 8:27 am

Looking at some of the most interesting line combinations in the Eastern Conference. Early in the season everything is magnified and shortsighted conclusions are drawn which can prove costly in time. One reason for this is …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: The Oilers Were Wrong to Practice

by steve laidlaw Oct 17, 2016, 11:17 pm

Ramblings: Why the Oilers were wrong to practice, Mike Green's relevance, and more. Following Sunday’s stinker against Buffalo, Todd McLellan decided to turn Monday’s mandated day off into a practice day. {source} <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I&#39;m …

The Wild West

West: Notable Line Combinations (2016-17)

by Doran Libin Oct 17, 2016, 2:16 pm

Taking an early look at nine key Western Conference line combos/defense duos so far.   Line Combos of Note There are always some line combinations that bear watching at the beginning of every season, combinations that if they …

Keeping Karlsson

Keeping Karlsson: Auston Translation

by Elan Dubrofsky Oct 17, 2016, 12:57 pm

Fantasy Hockey Podcast: Elan and Brian get to discuss actual on-ice events! First podcast of the new season is here Boxscores! Line juggling! On-ice events! Terrible goaltending performances! They're all finally here after a long season …

Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Top 10 takeaways a few games into the season

by Tom Collins Oct 17, 2016, 6:26 am

The Top 10 takeaways from the first few games of 2016-17   It’s always easy to panic at the start of a hockey season. There’s usually threads on the forums from people asking if they should drop a …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Cam Talbot, Adam Larsson, Philip Larsen, Randy Carlyle and more (Oct 17)

by Dobber Oct 17, 2016, 12:25 am

  Dobber returns with his first Ramblings about actual NHL games in 2016-17! … *** If you’re late to the party, you can pick up my 11th annual Fantasy Guide right here. * And what you’re not too late …

Geek of the Week

Geek of the Week: Evander Kane

by Scott Maran Oct 16, 2016, 1:33 pm

  In this edition, The Geek of the Week looks at Evander Kane ...   Over the past few years, the Buffalo Sabres have grown very willing to make big moves. Whether it’s bringing in Ryan O’Reilly, Robin …