Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Scoring Trends; Power Plays; Joe Thornton; Claude Giroux - May 27

by Michael Clifford May 26, 2017, 11:00 pm

Some scoring trends from across the NHL, as well as some thoughts on Giroux and Thornton **** When forecasting the future for fantasy hockey, or any fantasy sport, it’s important to keep an eye on trends, or …

Hockey Rankings

Top 100 Keeper League Goalies - May 2017

by Dobber May 26, 2017, 7:18 am

The Top 100 goaltenders to own in a fantasy hockey keeper league - May edition.   This month, just some tweaking on the prospects mostly. After all - the Fantasy Prospects Report (pick it up here) is …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Give Karlsson the Hart, but is he the No. 1 fantasy pick? (May 26)

by Neil Parker May 26, 2017, 6:01 am

  With less than a minute left in the second period, Erik Karlsson took a hit from Jake Guentzel in his own zone after moving the puck to Marc Methot in the other corner. Karlsson collected …


Capped: Examining the Dallas Goaltending Situation

by Alexander MacLean May 25, 2017, 10:36 am

This week's Capped examines the Dallas goaltending cap situation brought on by their three-headed goalie monster. **** It is already understood that the Vegas Golden Knights are going to be the biggest storyline of the offseason. However, …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Craig Anderson, Nathan MacKinnon, Tyson Barrie - May 25

by Michael Clifford May 24, 2017, 11:02 pm

Craig Anderson's playoffs, and review the fantasy performance of a few Avalanche players in 2016-17.  **** Whatever happens in Game 7 between Ottawa and Pittsburgh, can we give a little love here to Craig Anderson? Even with …

Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Looking Back on 2016 Fearless Forecasts

by Rick Roos May 24, 2017, 8:16 am

Rick reviews his 10 fearless forecasts from the fall. How did he fare? It’s time to review my 10 Fearless Forecasts column from this fall. The goal isn’t just to see how my bold forecasts fared, …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Sens Force Game 7

by Ian Gooding May 23, 2017, 11:03 pm

Sens force Game 7, plus more... Hey there, Ian filling in for Dobber one more time this week. Here are the full Ramblings for Wednesday, as I posted a partially completed version earlier in the evening. There …

Eastern Edge

Broad Street Bullies hoping to Fly

by Russ May 23, 2017, 9:58 am

  The Philadelphia Flyers were well represented at the World Championship with 10 players donning their countries colors. Five suited up for the silver-medal-winning Team Canada, Claude Giroux, who was named team captain, Wayne Simmonds, Brayden …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Preds Punch Ticket and a grab bag of player outlooks (May 23)

by Neil Parker May 23, 2017, 6:34 am

  There really isn't a lot to say about Game 6 between Nashville and Anaheim. The Ducks suffered a tough-luck loss, and Pekka Rinne made a number of timely saves to hold off the surge. Jonathan Bernier …

The Wild West

2017 Off-season Outlook: Los Angeles and Winnipeg

by Kevin Wickersham May 22, 2017, 4:17 pm

Kevin continues his offseason tour around the Western Conference with stops in Los Angeles and Winnipeg Following the lottery draft we’ve been examining each Western Conference squad’s offseason outlook, emphasizing points-only pool production with some peripheral …

Keeping Karlsson

Fantasy Hockey Podcast: Sens a Snore?

by Elan Dubrofsky May 22, 2017, 1:09 pm

Elan's away, but Brian's not alone on this brand new episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast! This edition of the show kicks off with a conversation with's Travis Yost in which we touch on each …

Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Top 10 Worst Peripheral Forwards

by Tom Collins May 22, 2017, 9:32 am

Top 10 forwards who provide solid point totals but poor peripherals There are some players you can’t help but fall in love with, no matter what the statistics say. Many of us play in leagues that count …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Penguins, Pouliot, Pulock (May 22)

by Ian Gooding May 22, 2017, 12:51 am

Penguins, Pouliot, Pulock, and more… Hey, it’s Ian again, filling the big shoes of Dobber tonight. The Penguins scored not one, not two, not three, but four goals in the first period and added three more en …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Predators Close In on Final, Playoff Surprise Players (May 21)

by Ian Gooding May 21, 2017, 1:06 am

Predators Close In on Final, Playoff Surprise Players Pontus Aberg’s first goal of the playoffs turned out to be the game-winning goal for the Predators, who take a 3-2 series lead over the Ducks with …

The Journey

The Journey - Fastest-Rising Prospect Defencemen

by Kevin LeBlanc May 20, 2017, 9:05 am

This week's The Journey reviews the fastest-rising prospect defencemen from Dobber's prospect list. **** The Journey examines Dobber’s Top 50 Prospect Defensemen list, and assesses the fast risers in the May rankings. Although the top of the …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Pens Even Series, Ryan Johansen, Mike Cammalleri, Filip Forsberg - May 20

by Michael Clifford May 19, 2017, 11:01 pm

Pens down Sens, Ryan Johansen's injury, power-play units, and more.  **** Pittsburgh-Ottawa It was a much better start to the game for the Penguins as they managed to not go down 4-0 after the first 13 minutes of …

Frozen Pool Forensics

Frozen Pool Forensics: Jake Guentzel

by Cam Robinson May 19, 2017, 10:34 am

  As the weather continues to turn warmer, we as fantasy hockey managers are forced to begin the mighty task of projecting into the next fall and beyond. With that never-ending forecasting comes many opinions and …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Corey Perry, Patrick Maroon, Nazem Kadri and more (May 19)

by Neil Parker May 19, 2017, 6:01 am

  My last ramblings discussed the sneaky value Evgeni Malkin provided in the PIM column. How I stumbled upon that stat grab was looking into Patrick Maroon, as the Oilers winger was one of just six …


Capped: The Russian Connection

by Alexander MacLean May 18, 2017, 12:22 pm

This week's Capped digs into the Russians coming over to the NHL, and what we may be able to expect from them. **** Having been away on vacation the first 10 days of May, I missed being …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Sens Rout Pens, Chris Wideman, Blackhawks Fantasy Performers - May 18

by Michael Clifford May 17, 2017, 11:01 pm

Senators take a 2-1 series lead, Chris Wideman, and thoughts on Blackhawks fantasy performances **** Pittsburgh-Ottawa It was a perfect start for Ottawa, as Mike Hoffman corralled a puck behind the net and banked it in off Pittsburgh …

Hockey Rankings

Top 50 Fantasy Prospect Defensemen - May 2017

by Dobber May 17, 2017, 11:44 am

Here are the Top 50 prospect defensemen to own in your keeper league - May edition.   This month, the full audit has begun. But - only begun! As you know, I'm working on the Fantasy Prospects …

Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Who is the better fantasy own - Bo Horvat or Mika Zibanejad?

by Rick Roos May 17, 2017, 6:36 am

  Poolies were hoping by now to have a better idea of what the future holds for Mika Zibanejad and Bo Horvat. Yet after another season in the books for each, we remain unsure of their …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Thoughts on Vegas, some Euro UFA signings, Penguin injuries, top GMs and more (May 17)

by Dobber May 16, 2017, 11:08 pm

Ramblings: Thoughts on Vegas, some Euro UFA signings, Penguin injuries, top GMs and more (May 17) *** We’re on the new server! But, there are some issues as you’ve probably seen. Dobbernomics is down. I’m so sorry …


Fantasy Impact: Andrej Sekera set to miss six to nine months

by Neil Parker May 16, 2017, 2:45 pm

  Andrej Sekera will undergo surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament Thursday and will require six to nine months to fully recover. The timeline has the 30-year-old defenseman in line for a mid-November -- …

Eastern Edge

Eastern Edge - Buffalo Chips

by Russ May 16, 2017, 10:27 am

    The Buffalo Sabres certainly didn’t expect the 2016-17 campaign to go down the way it did. It didn’t help that the new face of the franchise suffered a high ankle sprain on the eve of …