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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 …

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead: Early Team Schedules and Players to Target

by Mike Schmidt Sep 30, 2016, 10:36 am

'Looking Ahead' returns with a peek at early schedules, and effective short-term and long-term options. **** All fantasy owners need help in the short term AND the long term. The Looking Ahead feature identifies one player to …

Frozen Pool Forensics

Frozen Pool: Job Thieves, Part 3 - Young Forwards Looking for New Positions

by Cam Robinson Sep 30, 2016, 8:08 am

This week's Frozen Pool Forensics looks at young forwards potentially being job thieves.  **** In continuing our look at potential candidates to nip at the heels of established players, and potentially take the bread right out of …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Players That Are Being Forgotten in Drafts, Line Combos (September 30)

by Michael Clifford Sep 29, 2016, 11:00 pm

Ramblings: Looking at some players left as draft after-thoughts, and more line combinations **** It seems to happen every year in fantasy. There is always a handful of players that, at the end of the season, fantasy …


Capped: Unheralded Signings from the Summer

by Alexander MacLean Sep 29, 2016, 9:20 am

This week's Capped discusses a few offseason contracts that may have flown under the radar.  **** Good day to all. I hope you are all ready for the end of the World Cup of Hockey. I am …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Training Camps, Exhibition Lines, Sobotka, Trouba (September 29)

by Michael Clifford Sep 28, 2016, 11:01 pm

Ramblings: Training camp, exhibition lines, Trouba situation, Sobotka to the KHL **** UPDATE: Dobber's taking your fantasy hockey questions today - click here! **** Training camp is here, which means that the fantasy preseason is in its final throes. …

Injury Ward

Injury Ward - Preseason 2016 Edition

by Ajay Da Costa Sep 28, 2016, 12:09 pm

As training camps get rolling, Da Costa has the lowdown on current player injuries... Hockey’s almost here! Or it’s already here, depending on how you feel about the World Cup of Hockey. I’m a big fan, …

Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Alexander Wennberg vs. Sam Bennett

by Rick Roos Sep 28, 2016, 6:36 am

Great analysis here on which player is the better fantasy own - Alexander Wennberg or Sam Bennett?   We’re sticking with youngsters again – this time to cover Alexander Wennberg and Sam Bennett. The promising pivots had …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: My other draft; Gab's injury; Shaw's suspension? (Sept 28)

by Dobber Sep 28, 2016, 12:33 am

Rambling about my other draft, Gaborik's injury, Shaw's in hot water already, preseason stats and more … *** Last Fantasy Guide update was Sunday. I also updated the Draft List. At this point, updates are daily, …

Eastern Edge

Eastern Edge - Underrated cross-category contributors from the Eastern Conference

by Eric Daoust Sep 27, 2016, 8:50 am

  Over the last several years fantasy hockey has benefited greatly from the ability to create leagues with many different scoring categories. This change has allowed commissioners great flexibility in customizing their league setup which in …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Kings without Marian Gaborik, Jaden Schwartz, Robin Lehner and more (Sept. 27)

by Neil Parker Sep 27, 2016, 7:04 am

  Rambling about the Los Angeles Kings following Gaborik's injury, Jaden Schwartz, Robin Lehner and some preseason action …   I only caught one shift of Mitch Marner at the end of the second period Monday, and he …

The Wild West

Deep Dive - Shot Percentage 2016

by Doran Libin Sep 26, 2016, 3:20 pm

Deep Dive: Explaining shooting percentage and what it means to fantasy hockey.   (Editor's note: Although Rick Nash is in the Eastern Conference, he is a great example to use for changes in shot percentage)   Shooting percentage has …

Keeping Karlsson

Keeping Karlsson: Fancy Fantasy 2016: Which Advanced Stats Can Help Me Win My Hockey Pool?

by Elan Dubrofsky Sep 26, 2016, 2:33 pm

Fantasy Hockey Podcast: Which Advanced Stats can help win fantasy leagues?   As called for by annual tradition, it's time for the 2016 edition of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast's Advanced Stats Primer!   'Which advanced stats are the …

Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Top 10 Player Values Impacted by the World Cup of Hockey

by Tom Collins Sep 26, 2016, 6:41 am

Top 10 player values affected by the World Cup of Hockey tournament   It seems as if the World Cup of Hockey is having more of an impact on a player's fantasy value than many of us …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Ottawa's tough luck; about my draft; and more (Sept 26)

by Dobber Sep 25, 2016, 11:37 pm

Rambling about my draft, Ottawa’s tough luck, Halak Attack and more … *** Last Fantasy Guide update was Sunday. I also updated the Draft List. At this point, updates are daily, so just re-download the Guide …

The Contrarian

The Contrarian: In the Land of Care-a-Lot

by Demetri Fragopoulos Sep 25, 2016, 3:10 pm

The USA did not select all of its most talented players for the World Cup of Hockey. There are times when you fantasy teams, especially in keeper leagues, are destined to lose. It can happen because of …

Geek of the Week

Geek of the Week: Jonathan Toews

by Scott Maran Sep 25, 2016, 9:48 am

Jonathan Toews is one of the top all-around NHL players, but his ADP is still way too high. It’s almost October, so you know what that means: With the NHL season just around the corner, fantasy …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Canada/Russia, Fleury, Stone (Sept 25)

by Ian Gooding Sep 24, 2016, 11:25 pm

Canada/Russia, Murray/Fleury, Stone, Trouba, plus more… As hockey fans, when we think of Canada/Russia (aka the Soviet Union), we think of ’72, ’87, and even Piestany. I don’t think Saturday’s game will be one to remember, …

The Journey

The Journey - Fastest Rising Prospects (September 2016)

by Kevin LeBlanc Sep 24, 2016, 8:51 am

The Journey takes a closer look at Dobber’s Top Forward and Defenseman Prospect lists for September. Forwards Nick Schmaltz – Chicago Blackhawks – Up to 32nd Overall from 51st Overall There were big expectations at the NHL Prospects …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Why You Should Draft Defensemen Early (September 24)

by steve laidlaw Sep 23, 2016, 11:45 pm

Draft Strategy: Why drafting defensemen early is in your best interests. Hey gang! It’s been a while. I am happy to announce that I’ll be back for another year of rambling. Stick tap to Mike and …

Frozen Pool Forensics

Frozen Pool Forensics: Job Thieves on the Blue Line

by Cam Robinson Sep 23, 2016, 7:58 am

Frozen Pool Forensics dives into defencemen who can be job thieves this year. **** In continuing a look at candidates to ruffle some feathers at camp, and potentially take the bread right out of some veteran’s mouths, …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: World Cup of Hockey Thoughts, Orlov Contract, Lupul Injury (September 23)

by Michael Clifford Sep 22, 2016, 11:09 pm

Ramblings: Some World Cup fantasy thoughts, Orlov’s signing, and Lupul’s Injury **** The semi-finals are set, and granted this is a small tournament, but it’s nonetheless important to take at least some things away for fantasy. I …


Capped: Unconventional Contract Structures

by Alexander MacLean Sep 22, 2016, 7:23 am

This week's Capped discusses strangely structured contracts, and what they can mean for your cap team.  **** Hoping this Thursday finds you all well. Considering the fact that there are now meaningful (though sometimes slightly lopsided) games …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Strome Signs, Nichushkin Leaves, Changing Draft Strategy, and More (September 22)

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

Ramblings: Strome signs, Nichushkin Leaves, Defencemen in abundance, and more **** It’s inevitable that the restricted free agent dominoes start to fall, and one notable re-signing this week was Ryan Strome. The official deal comes in at …

Hockey Rankings

Top 100 Keeper League Goaltenders - September 2016

by Dobber Sep 21, 2016, 1:43 pm

The Top 100 goalies to own in fantasy hockey, September edition   In this September edition, I'm gonna make you do a bit of work. That's right, I'm going to make you press your finger down on …

Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Cage Match: Elias Lindholm vs. Andre Burakovsky

by Rick Roos Sep 21, 2016, 7:26 am

Who is the better fantasy own - Elias Lindholm or Andre Burakovsky? Why both players are better than you think...   With only three weeks left until the pucks drop on the 2016-17 regular season, poolies are …