Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: McDavid bags Leafs, Eaves Hat-trick, Tavares Streaking (Feb. 12)

by steve laidlaw Feb 12, 2016, 1:18 am

Ramblings: McDavid bags Leafs, Eaves nets a hat-trick, Tavares streaking and more. Ho hum, just a five-point night for Connor McDavid, no big deal. There should probably be some sort of tax for this coming against …

Hockey Rankings

Top 200 Prospect Forwards in Fantasy Hockey - February 2016

by Dobber Feb 11, 2016, 4:00 pm

There is a new prospect atop this month's Top 200 Fantasy Hockey Prospects list - and his spot there is not a 'lark'!   Also new this month is the fact that I'm expanding and separating the …

The Kings of Daily Fantasy

Cheap Players for Daily Fantasy Hockey

by Michael Clifford Feb 11, 2016, 11:59 am

Some cheap, and expensive, options for tonight's slate on DraftKings. **** Welcome back for another round of bargain bin, and top-end, options for DraftKings’ Thursday NHL slate. Last week was a mixed-bag of results: for the cheap options, …

Capped

Capped: Big Buff's Big Pay Day

by Chris Pudsey Feb 11, 2016, 9:23 am

What is the impact of Byfuglien's contract extension in your cap league? Earlier this week, the Winnipeg Jets opened the bank doors and re-signed 30-year-old Dustin Byfuglien to a new five-year, $38 million dollar extension. This …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Mrazek Beasting, Lundqvist Back on Track and more (Feb. 11)

by steve laidlaw Feb 11, 2016, 1:20 am

Ramblings: Mrazek Beasting, Lundqvist back on track, Phaneuf debuts for Sens and more. The Sidney Crosby scoring streak is over but that’s okay, the end had to come eventually. More importantly, everyone knows he is good. …

Injury Ward

NHL Injury Update: Malkin, Nash, Kronwall and more

by Ajay Da Costa Feb 10, 2016, 3:33 pm

NHL injury updates on Malkin, Price, Nash, Schwartz, Barkov, Couturier, Bozak and others...   We’re winding down towards trade deadline day, where players will start getting sat while their names are tossed around in trade talks. Don’t …

Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Cage Match: Johnny Gaudreau vs. Taylor Hall

by Rick Roos Feb 10, 2016, 7:49 am

We get back to forwards this week, with Johnny Gaudreau taking on Taylor Hall. Both have already proven themselves to be elite, so the question becomes what their realistic near and long term points ceilings …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Andersen, Vlasic, Ekholm, Johansson, Elliott and more

by Dobber Feb 10, 2016, 1:47 am

Rambling about Andersen vs. Gibson, a Nashville sleeper pick, Johansson on fire and more... *** What we saw last year is being confirmed this season. NHL GM’s are not stupid people. They learn. They adapt. If you …

Lining Up

Lining Up: Week 18 (2015-16)

by Jonathan Coretti Feb 9, 2016, 11:25 pm

Crosby leads the hottest line in the league. Which other lines are hot right now? Lead us forwards..... Sidney Crosby – Patric Hornqvist – Chris Kunitz (Pittsburgh) Sid is back to his old ways as he continues …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Toronto trades Dion Phaneuf to Ottawa in nine-player swap

by Dobber Feb 9, 2016, 12:53 pm

Fantasy Impact: The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded defenseman Dion Phaneuf to the Ottawa Senators in a nine-player deal.   The Senators get: Phaneuf, Matt Frattin, Casey Bailey, Ryan Rupert and Cody Donaghey. Of this group, Bailey, …

The Dobotomy

Dobber's Band-Aid Boys

by Dobber Feb 9, 2016, 10:25 am

Dobber's Band-Aid Boys - 2015-16 edition updated! Which players are at risk to hurt your fantasy team by missing games?     You've heard me talk about 'em. You've often wondered if I just pull them out of …

Eastern Edge

Eastern Edge: Deep Dive - Part One (2015-16)

by Eric Daoust Feb 9, 2016, 8:15 am

Bogosian is one of several widely available players in the Eastern Conference who may be of help in your multi-category league. In multi-category leagues the preparation is a lot more complex than it is for points-only …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Crosby Scores Four, Datsyuk and Zetterberg Skating Together, Mass Hysteria (Feb. 9)

by steve laidlaw Feb 9, 2016, 12:53 am

Ramblings: Crosby Scores Four, Barkov Hurt, Datsyuk and Zetterberg Skating Together, Mass Hysteria. No Evgeni Malkin again last night. They are calling him day-to-day. Who needs him when you’ve got Sidney Crosby going supernova? Another four-point effort …

The Wild West

Deep Dive I (the peripherals) - 2016

by Doran Libin Feb 8, 2016, 4:01 pm

  Fourteen players who will deliver on some of the "other" categories..   Leagues that count peripheral categories such as blocks, hits and penalty minutes often require that teams search a bit harder for depth options. Players that …

Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Top 10 buy low candidates (2015-16)

by Tom Collins Feb 8, 2016, 7:47 am

  The Top 10 buy low candidates   Knowing when to buy low on certain players is a key component to winning your hockey pool. Kudos to those who bought in on Sidney Crosby and Jakub Voracek a month …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Rinne, Gostisbehere, Islanders & more

by Dobber Feb 8, 2016, 1:40 am

Rambling about Pekka Rinne, Shayne Gostisbehere, the Isles seem to be waking up, and more... *** Sorry for the late Ramblings Sunday. Behind the scenes we upgraded the platform and didn’t know that some plugins wouldn’t jive …

The Contrarian

The Contrarian - Optimism Is Important

by Demetri Fragopoulos Feb 7, 2016, 7:52 pm

Why should teams that have struggled recently remain optimistic? Parity rules the NHL, and it is having its effects on my hockey pool. I suspect that it is doing so in yours as well. One good …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Crosby vs. Seguin, Karlsson's star status; more

by Dobber Sports Feb 7, 2016, 4:55 pm

Habs win! Karlsson’s awesomeness, Crosby vs. Seguin, and the greatest junior team ever Apologies for this being posted a little later than normal… and apologies if any bits in here are already outdated… there were issues …

The Journey

The Journey: Prospects of the Month (January 2016)

by Kevin LeBlanc Feb 6, 2016, 2:29 pm

The Journey takes a closer look at which drafted prospects shined brightest in the month of January within the junior and college ranks.   Ontario Hockey League   Kevin Labanc – Barrie Colts – 124th in Dobber’s Top 215 …

Saturday's NHL Picks

Saturday NHL Picks: February 6, 2016

by Jonathan Coretti Feb 6, 2016, 11:31 am

Why the Habs will get back in the win column, and other winners in Saturday's action. As I continue to freefall in just about all my fantasy hockey leagues I wonder… when will I rebound? Traditionally, …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Jordan Staal Picking Up Steam, Hellebuyck Stumbling (Feb. 6)

by steve laidlaw Feb 6, 2016, 2:17 am

Ramblings: Jordan Staal picking up steam, Hellebuyck stumbling, Ehlers on the top line and more. Oh goodness no! Connor Hellebuyck, what have you done to my goalie stats this week? Three goals on six shots in less …

The Kings of Daily Fantasy

Cheap Players for Daily Fantasy Hockey: February 6, 2016

by Chris Wassel Feb 5, 2016, 9:48 pm

Why Seguin will have a ball and other great plays for Daily Fantasy Hockey. Top Budget Plays   Centers   Robby Fabbri $3,100 – We are taking a huge risk off the bat this Saturday because though Fabbri has six points …

Keeping Karlsson

Keeping Karlsson: Welcome Back Konnor

by Elan Dubrofsky Feb 5, 2016, 12:01 pm

Fantasy Hockey Podcast: The fellas record a live show discussing waiver wire picks, the hottest lines and more. For the first time ever, this most recent episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast was recorded …

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead: Week 19 (2015-16)

by Mike Schmidt Feb 5, 2016, 8:55 am

Jiri Hudler makes a great short-term pick up and more tips based on the schedule for the next week. All fantasy owners need help in the short term AND the long term. The Looking Ahead feature …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: McDavid Sizzles, Rielly on the Power Play, Spezza Hurt (Feb. 5)

by steve laidlaw Feb 5, 2016, 2:30 am

Ramblings: McDavid Sizzles, Rielly on the Power Play, Spezza Hurt, and more. Just a heads up before diving in, I did one of my vintage mega-ramblings today with thoughts on stuff from all 12 games last …