Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Stats and Facts from the 2016-17 season; Brad Marchand - August 21

by Michael Clifford Aug 20, 2017, 11:00 pm

Last Thursday saw the end of my team by team review of relevant fantasy performances from the 2016-17 season. It’s an exercise that helps put the year in context, figure out what went right/wrong, and …

The Dobotomy

Dobber's Offseason Fantasy Grades: Nashville Predators

by Cam Robinson Aug 20, 2017, 4:30 pm

Dobber's offseason fantasy hockey grades – Nashville Predators For the last 14 years (12 with The Hockey News) Dobber has reviewed each team from a fantasy-hockey standpoint and graded them. This year, due to Dobber’s battle with …

20 Fantasy Hockey Thoughts

20 Fantasy Hockey Thoughts

by Mario Prata Aug 20, 2017, 10:14 am

Every Sunday this off-season, we'll share 20 Fantasy Thoughts from our writers at Dobber Hockey. These thoughts are curated from the past week's "Daily Ramblings". Contributors: Ian Gooding, Michael Clifford, and Neil Parker   1. Capping off the …

Geek of the Week

Geek of the Week: Centers

by Scott Maran Aug 20, 2017, 9:22 am

Here are the top fantasy hockey centers from last season, according to the Geek. We’ve looked at the goalies. We’ve looked at the defensemen. And we’ve looked at the wingers. So now with our final installment …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Replacing One Z With Another, Lundqvist, Boeser (Aug 20)

by Ian Gooding Aug 20, 2017, 12:18 am

Replacing One Z With Another, Lundqvist, Boeser (Aug 20) I haven’t had a good poll question in a while, so I saw the perfect opportunity to put one in as some fantasy leagues begin to form …

Keeping Karlsson

Keeping Karlsson - No. 152 - Prospect Talk with Peter Harling

by Elan Dubrofsky Aug 19, 2017, 12:14 pm

  With Brian still on his never-ending vacation, Elan brings in a ringer to help him work through all of the new faces we'll be seeing in the NHL next season. Peter Harling, Managing editor for Dobber Prospects and co-host …

The Dobotomy

Dobber's Offseason Fantasy Grades: Montreal Canadiens

by Cam Robinson Aug 19, 2017, 9:06 am

  Dobber's offseason fantasy hockey grades – Montreal Canadiens   For the last 14 years (12 with The Hockey News) Dobber has reviewed each team from a fantasy-hockey standpoint and graded them. This year, due to Dobber’s battle with …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Dylan Larkin, Travis Zajac, Derek Stepan, Sebastian Aho and more (Aug. 19)

by Neil Parker Aug 19, 2017, 3:48 am

  Next weekend, I'll be attending and presenting at The Fantasy Sports Show taking place at The International Centre Hall in Mississauga. Please, if you're in the area, stop by and say hello. It has the …

Frozen Pool Forensics

Frozen Pool Forensics: Nick Leddy

by Chris Liggio Aug 18, 2017, 12:11 pm

  Though it may not last, we are experiencing an interesting chapter in the Rangers-Islanders rivalry with the team’s now being a quick subway ride apart. Most would say the Rangers get the most scrutiny of …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Jack Eichel, Filip Forsberg, Dougie Hamilton and more (Aug 18)

by Neil Parker Aug 18, 2017, 1:19 am

  Here's a quick read on Jack Eichel discussing his underrated status among the league's new crop of young superstars. To pluck one note from the article, Eichel went on 26-game binder with 11 goals and …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Fantasy Take: Devils' Travis Zajac Out 4-6 Months

by Michael Clifford Aug 17, 2017, 4:30 pm

The New Jersey Devils were dealt an injury blow a month before training camp starts, as the team announced that center Travis Zajac would be out four to six months following an off-season training incident …

The Dobotomy

Dobber's Offseason Fantasy Grades - Minnesota Wild

by Cam Robinson Aug 17, 2017, 11:30 am

For the last 14 years (12 with The Hockey News) Dobber has reviewed each team from a fantasy-hockey standpoint and graded them. This year, due to Dobber’s battle with cancer, he recruited Cam Robinson (of Frozen …

Capped

Capped: Team By Team Buy And Sell - Part Two

by Alexander MacLean Aug 17, 2017, 7:00 am

This week brings us part two of the series of our summer Capped buy and sell. Here we run through each NHL team, and cover one player that you should be trying to get onto …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Pastrnak, Draisaitl's Contract, and the Winnipeg Jets - August 17

by Michael Clifford Aug 16, 2017, 11:00 pm

One thing that is prudent when your work and thoughts in fantasy sports are distributed through social media is to take rumours with a large grain of salt. Most never come to fruition, some do …

Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Cage Match: Offseason Preparation Part 1

by Rick Roos Aug 16, 2017, 8:23 am

Believe it or not, it’s now been more than two months since the Pens hoisted the Stanley Cup, which also means we’re just eight short weeks away from opening night of the 2017-18 NHL season! …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Centers that Aren't Really Centers, Vrbata in Florida (Aug 16)

by Ian Gooding Aug 15, 2017, 11:27 pm

Centers That Are Not Really Centers, Vrbata in Florida, plus more... First, some quick news items for the day. Hobey Baker award winner Will Butcher is expected to make his decision in a week about which team …

Eastern Edge

Eastern Edge - Isle Be Back

by Russ Aug 15, 2017, 11:11 am

  The New York Islanders missed the playoffs last season. On the positive side of the ledger, they replaced head coach Jack Capuano with Doug Weight, a change that was applauded by every Isles fan outside …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: More Dylan Strome, Colin White, Corey Crawford, Nazem Kadri and more (Aug. 15)

by Neil Parker Aug 15, 2017, 3:47 am

  Here's a quick quote about Dylan Strome's training camp from new head coach Rick Tocchet, "I don't' want him to come in and think we're going to stick him on the checking line and play three …

Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Fantasy Hockey Top-10: Disappointments for 2017-18

by Tom Collins Aug 14, 2017, 11:20 am

Every fantasy season is going to have its own set of disappointments. Some disappointments are injury related. Other disappointments come from trading away an underperformer before he breaks out. But the most common disappointment is when …

The Wild West

Wild West: Top-10 Right Wings for the 2017-18 Season

by Kevin Wickersham Aug 14, 2017, 8:54 am

First let me apologize for not getting back to some of you via Twitter and other formats. I’m in a very rural locale visiting family and then will be relocating for a few months, so …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Viktor Arvidsson, Alec Martinez, Sergei Bobrovsky, and Fantasy Success - August 14

by Michael Clifford Aug 13, 2017, 11:00 pm

A couple of Ramblings ago, I discussed a few players that were busts in the fantasy game last year, why they were busts, and the lessons that can be learned from those players. As always, …

20 Fantasy Hockey Thoughts

20 Fantasy Hockey Thoughts

by Mario Prata Aug 13, 2017, 9:30 am

Every Sunday this off-season, we'll share 20 Fantasy Thoughts from our writers at Dobber Hockey. These thoughts are curated from the past week's "Daily Ramblings". Contributors: Ian Gooding, Michael Clifford, and Neil Parker   1. Wayne Simmonds turned …

Geek of the Week

Geek of the Week: Wingers

by Scott Maran Aug 13, 2017, 9:20 am

Milan Lucic's contract may be questionable, but what about his fantasy value? We’ve already gone through last year’s best fantasy goalies and defensemen so the only thing left is the forwards, right? I was originally going …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Mock Entry Draft, Explaining Connor Hellebuyck (Aug 13)

by Ian Gooding Aug 12, 2017, 11:37 pm

Mock Entry Draft, Explaining Connor Hellebuyck, plus more... For those of you in keeper leagues that have some sort of entry draft format, you may be interested in the following draft results from my keeper league. …

The Dobotomy

Dobber's Offseason Fantasy Grades - Los Angeles Kings

by Cam Robinson Aug 12, 2017, 11:30 am

  For the last 14 years (12 with The Hockey News) Dobber has reviewed each team from a fantasy-hockey standpoint and graded them. This year, due to Dobber’s battle with cancer, he recruited Cam Robinson (of Frozen …