Geek of the Week

Geek of the Week: Mikael Granlund

by Scott Maran Feb 19, 2017, 11:01 am

The Geek puts breakout performer Mikael Granlund to the test. *Stick tap to Ian for the idea for this week’s Geek of the Week* The Minnesota Wild have made headlines this year as one of the most …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Stone, Roussel, Burns (Feb 19)

by Ian Gooding Feb 19, 2017, 2:30 am

Stone's five-point game, Roussel's hat trick, Burns with a pair, plus more… If you picked Mark Stone for your daily league on Saturday, congratulations on your winnings. Stone recorded four helpers before scoring an empty-net goal …

The Journey

The Journey: Fastest Rising Prospect Defensemen

by Kevin LeBlanc Feb 18, 2017, 8:15 pm

The Journey examines Dobber’s Top 50 Prospect Defensemen list, and assesses the fast risers in the February rankings. Since there are not many changes among the Top 50 this month, we will throw in some …

Saturday's NHL Picks

Saturday's Picks: February 18, 2017

by Adam Mark Feb 18, 2017, 10:35 am

The Blues are trending in the right direction after their recent coaching change. This week I’m staying as far away from Arizona as I can. They have literally made me look average over the past 3 …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Friday Recap, Sedin, Hamilton, Fleury (Feb 18)

by Ian Gooding Feb 18, 2017, 1:08 am

Friday Recap, Mailbag: Sedin, Hamilton, Fleury, plus more Only three games on Friday, so a recap of those followed by a few mailbag questions.   Need lots of goals in the PIT-CBJ game for my leagues. So...pretty much guaranteed …

The Kings of Daily Fantasy

Saturday Night Special: February 18, 2017

by Chris Wassel Feb 17, 2017, 11:11 pm

Facing the Devils, Thomas Greiss should come through in daily leagues. Top Budget Plays Centers Christian Dvorak $3400 – The center is a play at the least. However, playing against San Jose can be tough. Arizona is home at …

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead: Jake Guentzel is Here to Stay

by Adam Daly-Frey Feb 17, 2017, 11:35 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 …

Frozen Pool Forensics

Frozen Pool Forensics: 2017 Trade Deadline Movers (Part One)

by Cam Robinson Feb 17, 2017, 8:45 am

Taking a closer look at some of the deadline trade bait.   There once was a time when people all over North America would start sniffling and coughing at work or school a couple days before the …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Eberle Getting McDavid Time, Skjei's Fleeting Value, the Islanders' Brilliant Top Line (Feb 17)

by steve laidlaw Feb 17, 2017, 12:48 am

Eberle getting the McDavid treatment, Skjei’s fleeting value, the Islanders’ brilliant top line and more.   Oh boy, here we go with another Brady Skjei hot streak. He has seven assists in the last eight games and …

Hockey Rankings

Top 100 Rotisserie Players - February 2017

by Mike McMillan Feb 16, 2017, 11:42 am

Top 100 Rotissirie Players - February 2017 Player values for the roto ranks are weighted over the last 2 seasons to try and determine a player's production consistency.  You can make a list to match by …

Capped

Capped: Pending UFA Trade Bait (2017)

by Alexander MacLean Feb 16, 2017, 8:55 am

This week's Capped discusses the possible UFA movers at the trade deadline and what impact that may have on their value. **** Continuing with the trade deadline theme, this week we’re going to try and get ahead …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Luongo and Marner Hurt, Panthers on Fire (Feb 16)

by steve laidlaw Feb 16, 2017, 1:37 am

Ramblings: Luongo and Marner Hurt, Panthers on Fire (Feb 16)   The Mike Yeo era continues to bear fruit for St. Louis. The Blues have gone 6-1-0 under Yeo and have allowed just eight goals in those …

Injury Ward

NHL Injuries - Latest news on Vatanen, Johnson, Hartnell, Stastny and more

by Brennan Des Feb 15, 2017, 2:52 pm

  The latest NHL injury news on Paul Stastny, Sami Vatanen, Andre Burakovsky, Travis Konecny and others...   The Big Guns (>75% owned in Yahoo Leagues) No updates on injured stars this week, good news for you, bad news …

Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Goldipucks and the Three Skaters (aka breaking down Nash, Marchand and Draisaitl)

by Rick Roos Feb 15, 2017, 7:51 am

  This week I’m trying something new. The idea is to take the “pick a winner” concept of Cage Match and make it appeal to a wider audience. How? Covering more players (three, instead of two) …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Klefbom, Vermette, Miller, Guentzel and more (Feb. 15)

by Dobber Feb 15, 2017, 1:28 am

Ramblings: Klefbom, Vermette, Miller, Guentzel and more (Feb. 15) *** J.T. Miller is on his second seven-game point streak of the season. Between he, Kevin Hayes and Chris Kreider all breaking out at the same time, the …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Fantasy Impact: Canadiens Fire Michel Therrien, Hire Claude Julien

by steve laidlaw Feb 14, 2017, 7:27 pm

Fantasy Impact: The Canadiens have fired Michel Therrien and hired Claude Julien. Therrien has been a successful coach for many years but for the second straight season, the Canadiens got off to a hot start and …

Lining Up

Pominville, Parise and Coyle Forming an Elite Third Line

by Fred Poulin Feb 14, 2017, 6:40 pm

Let's have a look at the hottest lines in the National Hockey League since the beginning of the season, including a few defensemen producing offensively. You will also find below the "Cold as ice" line …

Eastern Edge

Anders Lee Among Several Eastern Conference Players Trending Upward

by Eric Daoust Feb 14, 2017, 12:03 pm

Part two of our Trending Up series looks at eight players from Eastern teams building fantasy value. Throughout the year every player experiences plenty of ups and downs. This can sometimes lead to fluctuations in player …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Squashing the Bye Week, OEL's Shot Volume and more (Feb 14)

by steve laidlaw Feb 14, 2017, 1:01 am

Ramblings: On squashing the bye week, OEL’s shot volume and more.   Montreal’s tailspin couldn’t have come at a better time for hockey media. A big market team, in first place, crashing two weeks before the trade …

The Wild West

West: Trade Deadline – A Seller’s Market: Who’s Buying?

by Kevin Wickersham Feb 13, 2017, 2:27 pm

The Wild West: Trade Deadline – A Seller’s Market: Who’s Buying?     Pacific Division With the Eastern and Western Conferences tightly-bunched and most teams still having playoff aspirations, just who will buy vs. sell vs. stand pat is …

Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Top 10 Underrated Trade Candidates

by Tom Collins Feb 13, 2017, 7:46 am

Top 10 underrated trade candidates, as the NHL trade deadline approaches...   The NHL trade deadline is a little more than two weeks away, but it’s not too early to think about how potential trades could impact …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Barrie returns, Price flounders, Labanc’s linemates and more (Feb 13)

by Dobber Feb 13, 2017, 2:05 am

Ramblings: Barrie returns, Price flounders, Labanc’s linemates and more (Feb 13) *** Tyson Barrie was back in the lineup for Colorado and despite that, Mark Barberio still saw the most PP time (3:10). Barberio has two points …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Anderson Shutout In Return (Feb 12)

by Ian Gooding Feb 12, 2017, 12:58 am

Anderson shutout in return, Arvidsson and Berglund hatties, plus more… In his first game in over two months, Craig Anderson pitched a 29-save shutout win over the Islanders. Hopefully he is back for good and his …

The Journey

The Fastest Rising Forward Prospects - February 2017

by Kevin LeBlanc Feb 11, 2017, 11:48 am

The Journey examines Dobber’s Top 200 Forward Prospects list, and assesses the fast risers in the February rankings. Check back next week when we take a closer look at the fastest rising prospect defensemen for …

Saturday's NHL Picks

Saturday's NHL Picks - February 11, 2017

by Adam Mark Feb 11, 2017, 11:08 am

Picking the winners of Saturday’s NHL action.   After another subpar 3-3 Saturday, my Dobber percentage is now right where I am on the season 110-66 (63%). This week, I've gone 6-2 (75%) and am basically taking …