The Journey

The Fastest Rising Defenseman Prospects - March 2017

by Kevin LeBlanc Mar 25, 2017, 12:49 pm

The Journey examines Dobber’s Top 50 Prospect Defensemen list, and assesses the fast risers in the March rankings. There have been some major changes among the Top 50, with some new additions to the list.   Charlie …

Saturday's NHL Picks

Saturday's NHL Picks: March 25, 2017

by Adam Mark Mar 25, 2017, 8:00 am

Picking the winners of Saturday's NHL action. Welcome back! I started a new job so I made fewer picks than normal this week going 5 - 4. My season record now sits at 165 - 95 …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Dell Crashes, 2018 Breakout Candidates, Kucherov's Brilliance and more (Mar 25)

by steve laidlaw Mar 25, 2017, 12:08 am

Ramblings: Breakout candidates for next season.   Nikita Kucherov continues to drive the Lightning. Two points for the superstar winger, including the overtime winner. Brayden Point and Ondrej Palat each registered a point. With four games next …

The Kings of Daily Fantasy

Cheap Players for Daily Fantasy Hockey: March 25, 2017

by Chris Wassel Mar 24, 2017, 9:13 pm

Pavel Zacha making an interesting Daily Fantasy Hockey play.   Top Budget Plays   Centers   Pavel Zacha $3300 – The center is almost a punt play at the least. However, playing against Carolina who is bad on the road seems to …

Frozen Pool Forensics

Sid and the Kids

by Cam Robinson Mar 24, 2017, 12:53 pm

Extoling the virtues of Sidney Crosby, Conor Sheary and Jake Guentzel. A couple of days ago, this article had the potential to be nothing but blue skies and pie in the sky hopes. A rare fantasy …

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead: Buy Barbashev and the Blues

by Adam Daly-Frey Mar 24, 2017, 9:02 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: Elias Lindholm is a Top Fantasy Option (Mar 24)

by steve laidlaw Mar 24, 2017, 12:52 am

Ramblings: Elias Lindholm is a top waiver wire option.   Sidney Crosby literally hacked the tip of Marc Methot’s finger off last night. Do not watch the clip of it if you are squeamish. The slash is …


Capped: Four Freshly Signed Prospects Who Could Provide Value

by Alexander MacLean Mar 23, 2017, 9:47 am

This week's Capped discusses some recent signees of the entry-level contract variety. **** Did you know that the odds of correctly predicting a perfect March Madness bracket are less that one in nine-quintillion? It’s an impossibly difficult …

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 …