Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Dobber's NHL Free Agent Analysis Tracker 2016

by Dobber Jul 12, 2016, 8:40 am

The movement has come fast and furious this year! Track the impact on your fantasy squad with this handy guide...   Don't blink or you'll miss the fantasy analysis/breakdown of some players! A handful of trades and …

Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Top 10 Yahoo! projections that are too low

by Tom Collins Aug 29, 2016, 7:56 am

The top 10 Yahoo! projections that are too low   As always, Yahoo's release of their fantasy hockey platform was met with lots of excitement and some WTFs. Poolies pored over the data immediately. Many people have been …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Fleury vs. Murray; tidbits from around the league (Aug 29)

by Dobber Aug 29, 2016, 12:01 am

  Rambling Fleury vs. Murray, Domi vs. Reinhart, and plenty of tidbits from around the NHL … *** Back from camping at Algonquin Park, the last of my three little mini-vacations. That’s all I get for 2016, …

The Contrarian

The Contrarian - Optics of it All

by Demetri Fragopoulos Aug 28, 2016, 9:32 am

Should the recent Panthers/Coyotes trade force changes to salary cap rules? Earlier this week the Florida Panthers and Arizona Coyotes decided to help each other with a trade. A couple of draft picks going to the …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Steen update, Yahoo fantasy hockey (Aug. 28)

by Ian Gooding Aug 28, 2016, 12:10 am

Alex Steen update, cracking open the Yahoo fantasy hockey game First the news of the day. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting that Alexander Steen could be ready for the Blues’ season opener on October 12 …

The Journey

The Journey – Fastest Rising Prospects – All Positions (August 2016)

by Kevin LeBlanc Aug 27, 2016, 1:05 pm

  After a two week hiatus to get married, Kevin is back. The Journey takes a closer look at Dobber’s Top Forward and Defenseman Prospect lists for August before the page turns to September and hockey …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Brady Skjei, Plus/Minus talk and some players of interest (Aug. 27)

by Neil Parker Aug 27, 2016, 3:42 am

  Brady Skjei, Plus/Minus talk and some players of interest …   Following the Brandon Pirri signing, and the recent criticism Mike and I have thrown at the Rangers not addressing their blueline, it's clear Brady Skjei is …

The Dobotomy

Dobber's Offseason Fantasy Grades: Nashville Predators

by Dobber Aug 26, 2016, 12:53 pm

Dobber's offseason fantasy hockey grades - Nashville Predators   For the last 13 years (12 with The Hockey News) I have reviewed each team from a fantasy hockey standpoint, and graded them. My 14th annual review will …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Latest NHL Moves: Rangers Sign Forward Brandon Pirri

by Michael Clifford Aug 26, 2016, 10:34 am

The New York Rangers have signed forward Brandon Pirri to a one-year contract. **** The rumours were swirling yesterday, but it was confirmed today that indeed, the New York Rangers had signed free agent forward Brandon Pirri …

Frozen Pool Forensics

Frozen Pool Forensics: Expected Regressions, Part One

by Cam Robinson Aug 26, 2016, 8:02 am

“You know Jerry, when somebody yells ‘Heads up!’ you’re not supposed to actually look up.”      – Cosmo Kramer   ***   As we prepare for fantasy drafts, it’s time to lift our heads from last year’s stats and …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Goaltending Duo in Florida, Gibson's Value, Coyotes/Panthers Trade (August 26)

by Michael Clifford Aug 25, 2016, 9:26 pm

Roberto Luongo and James Reimer, Gibson’s Fantasy Value, Arizona/Florida Trade, and More **** As reported by George Richards of the Miami Herald on Wednesday, it appears as though Roberto Luongo is on track to start the season …

The Dobotomy

Dobber's Offseason Fantasy Grades: Montreal Canadiens

by Dobber Aug 25, 2016, 6:27 am

Dobber's offseason fantasy hockey grades - Montreal Canadiens   For the last 13 years (12 with The Hockey News) I have reviewed each team from a fantasy-hockey standpoint and graded them. My 14th annual review will appear …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Hudler Signs in Dallas, New Data with Fantasy Implications, Kuznetsov/Panarin (August 25)

by Michael Clifford Aug 24, 2016, 11:00 pm

Hudler Signs in Dallas, Implications of New Data, Kuznetsov/Panarin, and More **** There had been rumours for a couple days, but the Dallas Stars have indeed signed unrestricted free agent forward Jiri Hudler to a one-year, $2-million …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Jiri Hudler Signs with the Dallas Stars

by Dobber Aug 24, 2016, 11:02 am

Fantasy Impact: Winger Jiri Hudler has signed a one-year contract with the Dallas Stars worth $2 million, per Dallas beatwriter Mike Heika.   The Stars get: a skilled winger who offers a bit of upside, but also …

Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Cage Match: Colton Parayko vs. Seth Jones

by Rick Roos Aug 24, 2016, 6:34 am

The better fantasy own: Colton Parayko or Seth Jones? (As well as last week's poll results)   Thanks again to everyone who voted in the summer Cage Match Tournaments. Participation and readership were far above 2015 levels; …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Goalie talk; Radulov, Perron and more (Aug 24)

by Dobber Aug 24, 2016, 12:14 am

Rambling goaltenders…lots of goalie talk. Also Radulov, Perron, Ceci and more … *** I’m really enjoying the work of the summer guys, Neil Parker and Mike Clifford. So nice to have fresh perspectives. Change it up. …

Eastern Edge

Eastern Edge – The Top Centers in the Eastern Conference

by Eric Daoust Aug 23, 2016, 10:40 am

  This week we will be covering the top 10 centers in the Eastern Conference for the 2016-17 season. The focus will be put on points-only leagues. Multi-category leagues will be ignored for rankings purposes because …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Jhonas Enroth signs, Ranking thoughts and Cup odds (Aug. 23)

by Neil Parker Aug 23, 2016, 3:40 am

  Jhonas Enroth inks deal with Toronto, a look at rankings and a look at the Stanley Cup odds …     In one of the longest and worst kept secrets in sports, Jhonas Enroth signed a one-year, $750,000 …

The Wild West

Best in the West: Center (16-17)

by Doran Libin Aug 22, 2016, 1:57 pm

  The 10 best centermen in the Western Conference for fantasy hockey.   Best of the West: Centers As always this is the deepest category, and this year is no different as even the honorable mentions should at worst …

Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Top 10 Unheralded Rookies

by Tom Collins Aug 22, 2016, 7:12 am

The Top 10 rookies who are somewhat under the radar for 2016-17...   Much of the focus every year in fantasy hockey is on the rookies and who will start to live up to their potential. But too …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Vesey, Kreider, Pouliot, the Hip and more (Aug 22)

by Dobber Aug 21, 2016, 11:12 pm

Rambling about… (Bah, why not) let’s hear from Dobber on this whole Jimmy Vesey thing … *** If you’ve read this far (as in – past the intro line) then I’m assuming you’re not yet sick …

The Contrarian

The Contrarian - Oh Vesey

by Demetri Fragopoulos Aug 21, 2016, 9:41 am

Examining the Jimmy Vesey signing, including comparable players There are so many ways to go with the Jimmy Vesey signing. Let’s get started. Pimple Popper TSN had a sound bite from Calgary Flames President of Hockey Operations Brian …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Keeper Forwards, The Hip

by Ian Gooding Aug 20, 2016, 11:03 pm

Evaluating keeper forwards, the Tragically Hip, plus more... This isn’t something many of you probably did this week, but I made a fantasy hockey trade a few days ago in my deep keeper league. I’m going …

Hockey Rankings

Top 100 Fantasy Goalies - August 2016

by Dobber Aug 20, 2016, 9:09 am

  The top 100 goaltenders to own in your keeper leagues - August 2016 edition   And in case you missed it - check out the new Top 40 Prospect Goaltenders list right here!   These rankings are based on …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Jimmy Vesey, Sean Monahan, David Pastrnak, Evander Kane, Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Aleksander Barkov (Aug. 20)

by Neil Parker Aug 20, 2016, 3:52 am

  Jimmy Vesey signs and looks at Sean Monahan, David Pastrnak, Evander Kane, Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Aleksander Barkov ...   The Jimmy Vesey saga ended Friday, and Cliffy filled us in yesterday. It was a touch surprising Vesey ultimately …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Jimmy Vesey Signs with the New York Rangers

by Michael Clifford Aug 19, 2016, 5:45 pm

Jimmy Vesey has signed a two-year contract with the New York Rangers. **** The hockey universe’s last compelling story of the summer – and ‘compelling’ is being used very loosely here – came to an end around …