The Journey

The Journey: Fastest-Rising Prospect Defencemen

by Brad Phillips Jan 20, 2018, 1:00 pm

Adam Fox, CAL – Up to 47 from 66 Excuse me while I gush. Making his debut on the top-50 list is one of my favourites, and he should be one of yours too, Calgary prospect …


Saturday's NHL Picks

Saturday NHL Game Picks - January 20

by Adam Mark Jan 20, 2018, 9:24 am

And... I'm back. Sorry for missing you all last week, I had a personal matter and had to shift focus for a few days It's things such as this that remind me that hockey players …


Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Barkov Is Unstoppable; Pacioretty Keeps Scoring; Improving Players - January 20

by Michael Clifford Jan 20, 2018, 2:00 am

There was significant injury news that came out Friday, Dobber heads. The first bit of news was the revelation of a knee injury to Rangers defenceman Kevin Shattenkirk. He’s apparently been playing through a meniscus tear …


Frozen Pool Forensics

Fantasy Goaltending Studs (Jan 2018)

by Chris Liggio Jan 19, 2018, 12:21 pm

  If anything seems to ever impede what is a juggernaut of a fantasy squad from winning a title, it’s satisfactory goaltending. Many a team has fallen when it matters most in the playoffs because their …


Looking Ahead

Timo Meier and the Sharks Offer Value in the Week Ahead

by Adam Daly-Frey Jan 19, 2018, 9:05 am

  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 …


Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Blues Riding Hutton's Hot Hand (Jan 19)

by steve laidlaw Jan 19, 2018, 12:21 am

  As much as the condensed bye week setup was supposed to spare teams from having to go against active opponents coming off their bye we saw five games pitting rusty teams against active teams. Tampa …



Capped: Projecting Player Salaries (Part 3)

by Alexander MacLean Jan 18, 2018, 9:05 am

  This week's Capped continues our series looking into how to project player salaries by focusing on bridge deals and extensions. **** The toughest part of projecting salaries is not the big free agents, we know that …


Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: What to do With Murray and Crawford Out? (Jan 18)

by steve laidlaw Jan 18, 2018, 12:52 am

  The latest attempt by the Canadiens to fill their void at the center position saw Jacob de la Rose between Alex Galchenyuk and Jonathan Drouin. It was only one game, against a quality opponent, but …


Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Cage Match: Has Brad Marchand Surpassed Jamie Benn?

by Rick Roos Jan 17, 2018, 2:12 pm

Has Brad Marchand surpassed Jamie Benn in terms of fantasy value? Another rarity this week, as a marquee combatant - Jamie Benn - is someone I’ve never covered since I took over Cage Match several years …


Injury Ward

Injury Ward: Crawford Out For Season?

by Brennan Des Jan 17, 2018, 9:01 am

Will Corey Crawford still return this season? This week we have a bunch of updates on notable long-term injuries, as well as a few new arrivals to the Dobber Injury Ward. Knowing how much time your …


Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Spezza Strikes Back, Sizzling Saros (Jan 17)

by Ian Gooding Jan 17, 2018, 1:31 am

Spezza Strikes Back, Sizzling Saros (Jan 17) Usually Tuesdays are busier, but many teams on bye week resulted in only six games played. But there were still a few talking points from the day’s action. * Coaches …


Lining Up

The Sharks' Second Line Offers Intriguing Potential

by Brennan Des Jan 16, 2018, 12:16 pm

  This week I get carried away in an Island paradise, but catch myself to recognize the circling Sharks. For the latest injury updates and line changes, follow me on Twitter @BrennanDeSouza!   Anthony Beauvillier – Mathew Barzal …


Eastern Edge

Running Down the Hottest Options in the Eastern Conference

by Russ Jan 16, 2018, 8:50 am

  With much of Eastern Canada and United States recently experienced or still enduring a deep freeze, I thought it would be nice to look at who, from the Eastern Conference, might be heating up and …


z-Archives (other articles)

Third Degree Burns: Valuing the A-holes (NSFW)

by Dobber Sports Jan 16, 2018, 7:43 am

  By Chris Burns - Howdy from deep in the heart of Texas! Most of you probably don’t remember me, and those of you who do need to get a life! I was one of the …


Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Jonathan Bernier? (Jan 16)

by steve laidlaw Jan 15, 2018, 11:47 pm

  The Avalanche continue to roll, now winners of seven straight games. Jonathan Bernier has been in net for six in a row, making him impossible to ignore. With Semyon Varlamov out until after the All-Star …


The Wild West

Flames’ Forwards at the Bye

by Kevin Wickersham Jan 15, 2018, 12:18 pm

Sporting a seven-game win streak as the NHL campaign passes the midway mark, the Calgary Flames are poised to separate from the tightly-clustered Pacific and grab one of the West’s three available non-wild card births.   While …


Keeping Karlsson

Keeping Karlsson Podcast: Wunderbarzal

by Elan Dubrofsky Jan 15, 2018, 11:15 am

  Did you survive the first Bye Week? Because we've got another one upon us! In this episode of the Keeping Karlsson Hockey Podcast, Elan and Brian talk about the bye week guys that you may …


Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Top 10 Current Fantasy Hockey Trends

by Tom Collins Jan 15, 2018, 7:44 am

Dick Clark once said “I don't set trends. I just find out what they are and exploit them.” While he may not have been talking about fantasy hockey, exploiting trends is a good way to give …


Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Midseason observations, goalie strategies, Bertuzzi, Oleksiak and more … (Jan 15)

by Dobber Jan 15, 2018, 12:09 am

  I’m back! And by that I mean I’m not just pinch-hitting today. After an eight-month hiatus I’m back doing semi-regular work again, with the plan being to do this every two weeks and then see …


The Dobotomy

It's Back! The 2017-18 Midseason Fantasy Guide

by Dobber Jan 14, 2018, 12:45 pm

  The 10th annual DobberHockey Midseason Fantasy Guide is out now!   The Midseason Guide was put on temporary hiatus due to health reasons but now I am happy to say that things are a 'go'. On January …


Geek of the Week

Geek of the Week: Midseason Multicategory Leaders

by Scott Maran Jan 14, 2018, 11:34 am

Who are the top players in multicategory leagues at the midseason point? Even though a little more than half of the season has gone by, with most teams at just over 40 games played I thought …


Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Another Five Pointer For Barzal (Jan 14)

by Ian Gooding Jan 14, 2018, 2:25 am

​Another Five Pointer For Barzal, plus more... Mathew Barzal is once again the NHL’s leading rookie scorer, scoring at exactly a point per game (44 points in 44 games). Barzal went off on Saturday, scoring two …


The Journey

The Journey: Rising Prospects

by Brad Phillips Jan 13, 2018, 9:49 am

Mason Appleton, WPG - up from 502 to 169 There’s a very good reason why the Winnipeg Jets prospect is this month’s biggest riser. Picked in the sixth round in 2015 by the Jets, Appleton proceeded …


Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: 'Canes Lose Late; Ovi Racks Points; Morrissey's Production - January 13

by Michael Clifford Jan 13, 2018, 2:00 am

Victor Hedman will be out three to six weeks, according to the team. That timeline puts him back in the lineup anywhere from just after the All-Star Game until nearly the trade deadline. That is …


Frozen Pool Forensics

Terrible Twosomes

by Chris Liggio Jan 12, 2018, 12:19 pm

  The first time I ever wrote for this website some time ago, I did a piece on the advantages of owning linemates on your fantasy hockey squad. Owning the likes of Tyler Seguin/Jamie Benn, P.K. …