Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Rakell Continues to Sizzle, Kadri Nets His 30th (Mar 23)

by steve laidlaw Mar 23, 2017, 12:44 am

Ramblings: Rakell continues to sizzle, Kadri nets his 30th.   The Islanders lost Ryan Strome to an upper-body injury last night. Strome isn’t particularly relevant. He has just two points in the last 10 games. But he …

Injury Ward

NHL Injury Update - The latest on Gibson, Malkin, Lundqvist, Okposo and others

by Dobber Mar 22, 2017, 1:16 pm

The latest injury news on Malkin, Okposo, Wennberg, Spezza and many more   The Big Guns (>75% owned in Yahoo Leagues) John Gibson – The Ducks’ goaltender has been stretching and skating separately from the team. Since he …

Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Analysis: Who is the better fantasy own - John Klingberg or Dougie Hamilton?

by Rick Roos Mar 22, 2017, 7:50 am

Cage Match; Klingberg vs. Hamilton   I’ve been wanting to cover John Klingberg and Dougie Hamilton in a Cage Match for a while, but never felt like there was a well-matched opponent. Now lo and behold - …

Hockey Rankings

Top 100 Keeper League Goaltenders - March 2017

by Dobber Mar 22, 2017, 6:47 am

Here are the Top 100 goalies to own in your keeper league for fantasy hockey...   Yesterday I broke out the 50 highest ranked prospects on my template. You can find that list here. As always, you can …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Guentzel leaves game, Ovy breaks out, prospects getting signed and more (Mar.22)

by Dobber Mar 22, 2017, 12:08 am

  Ramblings: Guentzel leaves game, Ovy breaks out, prospects getting signed and more (Mar.22) *** Well, that was short-lived. And I fear this may be what stops this new line from becoming legendary for two or three years. …

Lining Up

Guentzel and Sheary Producing on the League's Hottest Line

by Fred Poulin Mar 21, 2017, 3:30 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

Eight Players Benefiting from Injuries (March 2017)

by Eric Daoust Mar 21, 2017, 9:13 am

Eight Eastern Conference players benefiting from injuries. One of the most frustrating factors in fantasy hockey is injuries. They are often unpredictable and can affect any player, sometimes for large amounts of time. The man-games missed …

Hockey Rankings

Top 50 Fantasy Hockey Goalie Prospects - Spring 2017

by Dobber Mar 21, 2017, 6:48 am

The Spring edition of my Top 50 goaltenders to own in fantasy hockey keeper leagues   These were pulled directly from my overall Top 100 list (you'll see this list posted Wednesday). Considers depth chart, organizational value, …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Pass the Tatar Sauce (Mar 21)

by steve laidlaw Mar 21, 2017, 12:09 am

Ramblings: Pass the Tatar sauce.   Out of fear/respect for Brad Marchand’s hot streak, I kept Freddie Andersen on my bench. It was too early in the week to have my goaltending implode. But as he has …

The Wild West

West: Desert Dogs Rising - Arizona's Future (Almost) Upon Us

by Kevin Wickersham Mar 20, 2017, 11:24 am

The Wild West Desert Dogs Rising - Arizona’s Future is (Almost) Upon Us   Apologizes for the obvious pun but these are the dog days for teams out of the playoff hunt. The last few weeks of the …

Keeping Karlsson

Fantasy Hockey Podcast: Slavin Over a Hot Streak

by Elan Dubrofsky Mar 20, 2017, 7:55 am

  For the still alive and the walking dead alike, Elan and Brian bring you the fantasy spin on all the latest NHL news in a brand new episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast!   During …

Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Top 10 Playoff Waiver Additions

by Chris Liggio Mar 20, 2017, 7:17 am

The 10 best waiver-wire adds for the stretch run (or playoff run) in your fantasy leagues   Editor's Note: Tom Collins is away on vacation this week so Chris Liggio steps in to pinch hit   The fantasy playoffs …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Crosby (Guentzel, Sheary) (Mar.20)

by Dobber Mar 20, 2017, 12:24 am

Ramblings: Crosby (Guentzel, Sheary) (Mar.20) *** Fourteen teams played on Sunday and eight of them scored at least four goals. I don’t have the data on offense since goaltenders were forced to wear the tighter pants, and …

Geek of the Week

Geek of the Week: Matt Duchene

by Scott Maran Mar 19, 2017, 10:09 am

Just how bad has it been for Matt Duchene? The 2016-2017 season has not been kind to the Colorado Avalanche. With a measly 20 wins through 69 games, the Avalanche find themselves in dead last in …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Oshie Hat Trick, Allen Turnaround (March 19)

by Ian Gooding Mar 19, 2017, 1:10 am

Oshie hat trick, Allen turnaround, possible adds/drops, plus more… It hasn’t been all bad in Detroit fantasy-wise this season. On Saturday, Tomas Tatar scored two, giving him twenty (almost amazing alliteration). Tatar has five points in …

The Journey

The Journey: Fastest Rising Forward Prospects (March 2017)

by Kevin LeBlanc Mar 18, 2017, 4:10 pm

Tage Thompson was drafted 26th overall by the Blues in 2016. The Journey examines Dobber’s Top 200 Forward Prospects list, and assesses the fast risers in the March rankings. There is a new number one player, …

Saturday's NHL Picks

Saturday's Picks: March 18

by Adam Mark Mar 18, 2017, 9:33 am

Can St. Louis defeat an Arizona team that plays particularly well on Saturdays? After a great Saturday showing (5-1) and an insane run (28-3), I've come back down to earth this week going 5-7, leaving my …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Benn Out Friday (March 18)

by Ian Gooding Mar 18, 2017, 1:37 am

Benn out Friday, J.T. Miller, Stamkos, plus more… Happy belated St. Patrick’s Day! If you’ve finally had your fill of green beer, take a look at the Saturday Ramblings below. No I didn’t have a drink …

The Kings of Daily Fantasy

Saturday Night Special: March 18

by Chris Wassel Mar 17, 2017, 11:19 pm

A few Oilers should make for strong plays on Saturday. Top Budget Plays Centers Mark Letestu $3600 – The center is almost a punt play at the least. However, playing against Vancouver, who has a poor penalty kill, seems …

Frozen Pool Forensics

Forensics: What's Behind the Lightning's Late-Season Push?

by Cam Robinson Mar 17, 2017, 1:08 pm

What's behind the Lightning's late-season push? What the heck is going on in the Big Guava these days? It seems like just a moment ago the Tampa Bay Lightning appeared destined for a quality draft pick …

Looking Ahead

Brayden Point Offering Tremendous Short-Term Value

by Adam Daly-Frey Mar 17, 2017, 8:48 am

Jump on Brayden Point if you need help now. 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 …

Hockey Rankings

Top 50 Fantasy Prospect Defensemen - March 2017

by Dobber Mar 17, 2017, 7:33 am

The Top 50 prospect defensemen to own in fantasy hockey, March edition.   This month I did a full and thorough audit, as I do every four or five months. The list takes into account upside, likelihood, …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Changing of the Guard? (Mar 17)

by steve laidlaw Mar 17, 2017, 12:46 am

Ramblings:Are we witnessing a changing of the guard in goal-scoring supremacy?   Alex Ovechkin ended his career-long goal-scoring drought earlier this week but we’ve been talking about his down season all year. He had a hot run …


The Cap League Impact of New Contracts for Berglund, Bellemare, Burrows and Neuvirth

by Alexander MacLean Mar 16, 2017, 8:57 am

This week's Capped discusses what the latest contract signings mean for now and the future. **** With the trade deadline having passed, we get back to simple contract signings for this article. No big time paydays, as …

Hockey Rankings

Top 200 Fantasy Prospect Forwards - March 2017

by Dobber Mar 16, 2017, 7:10 am

Here are the Top 200 prospect forwards to own in fantasy hockey - March edition   This month I did a full and thorough audit, as I do every four or five months. The list takes into …