Hockey Rambling

Updated Ramblings - Roll away from Blake Wheeler and the Jets, European free agents, Bruce Boudreau and more (April 30)

by Neil Parker Apr 29, 2016, 11:51 pm

  A closer look at Blake Wheeler, a pair of European forwards making noise and a brief look at Bruce Boudreau ...    Blake Wheeler was a buzzy player in the discussion about Phil Kessel's value and top-tier …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Anaheim Ducks Fire Coach Bruce Boudreau

by Michael Clifford Apr 29, 2016, 3:57 pm

Anaheim Ducks announce they have fired coach Bruce Boudreau **** It was announced earlier today that the Anaheim Ducks, as many have expected, had fired coach Bruce Boudreau. This was following Anaheim’s fourth game seven loss in …

Frozen Pool Forensics

Frozen Pool Forensics: John Tavares

by Cam Robinson Apr 29, 2016, 9:55 am

This week's Frozen Pool Forensics dives into the line mates and production of John Tavares.  **** Make no mistake, the New York Islanders have been John Tavares’s team since the moment they won the draft lottery in …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Caps/Pens, Selke Finalists, Early Look at Rankings (April 29)

by Michael Clifford Apr 29, 2016, 12:00 am

Game 1 of Caps/Pens, Selke Finalists Announced, and Some Thoughts on Early Rankings **** This game did not disappoint. The Caps jump out to a 1-0 series lead thanks to a monster game from T.J. Oshie, as …

z-Archives (other articles)

Dobber Hockey Playoff Experts Panel 2016 - Round 2

by Michael Clifford Apr 28, 2016, 9:45 am

The Dobber writers weigh in on the second round of the playoffs. **** The scheduling from the NHL meant that the second round began before the first round, something I can never remember happening. We had to …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Playoff Recaps, Regression Candidates, Vezina Trophy (April 28)

by Michael Clifford Apr 27, 2016, 11:58 pm

Recapping last night’s games, Henrique and Brodie, Vezina Trophy, and more. **** Ducks/Predators What was mostly a slow game really picked up in the third, but the Predators were able to hang on for a 2-1 Game …

Injury Ward

NHL Injuries - Updates on Seguin, Fleury, Stralman and more

by Ajay Da Costa Apr 27, 2016, 3:13 pm

The latest injury updates on Seguin, Fleury, Stralman, Lee, Stamkos, Pirri and more...   Sayonara Round One, and hello Round Two! Or, wait, sayonara… most of round one? Hello, a bit of Round Two? Having a team …

Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Cage Match: Jaden Schwartz vs. Filip Forsberg

by Rick Roos Apr 27, 2016, 7:06 am

Who is the better fantasy own: Schwartz or Forsberg? Roos investigates - with a conclusion you might not expect   One of the keys to winning fantasy leagues is determining the difference between players who’ve peaked early, …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Boyle, Stammer, Schenn, Prospects (Apr 27)

by Dobber Apr 26, 2016, 11:05 pm

Rambling about Dan Boyle’s lip, Steven Stamkos’ blood, Brayden Schenn’s hit, and some prospect talk *** WELL! Should I be offended that more than half of the DobberHockey Pool prize winners don’t read my Ramblings during the …

Eastern Edge

Eastern Edge: Looking back to look ahead - 2015-16 Recap

by Eric Daoust Apr 26, 2016, 7:35 am

  Checking back on how our preseason hits and misses panned out during the 2015-16 season …   Before moving on to offseason fantasy hockey topics, we will take a look back at some recommendations made in the preseason …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Monday recaps, players of interest in Round 2 and what to make of Phil Kessel's 2016-17 fantasy value (April 26)

by Neil Parker Apr 25, 2016, 11:19 pm

  One Game 7 down, one to go, players of interest in Round 2 and what to make of Phil Kessel's 2016-17 fantasy value …     My arm went straight up after St. Louis scored the first goal. …

The Wild West

Wild West: Looking Back on 2015-16

by Doran Libin Apr 25, 2016, 2:52 pm

Libin looks back on his preseason predictions. He had his share of hits...and misses, too. Take a look   Before starting the fantasy outlooks for each of the Western Conference teams it seems to be the appropriate …

Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Top 10 Things Learned About Fantasy Hockey

by Tom Collins Apr 25, 2016, 6:10 am

Tom Collins posts 10 things that he's learned about fantasy hockey over the years...   There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to fantasy hockey. What works well in one league might bomb in …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Tavares, Neuvirth; Also do you go Elliott or Allen? (Apr 25)

by Dobber Apr 25, 2016, 12:09 am

Rambling about Tavares, Neuvirth, Kuznetsov, Chicago’s killer instinct and…Elliott or Allen? *** Still URGENT! Details on the DobberHockey Hockey Pool winners and prizes – find out here if you won, and how to claim your prize. Only …

Keeping Karlsson

Keeping Karlsson: Nineteen Ninety-Quine

by Elan Dubrofsky Apr 24, 2016, 9:30 pm

Fantasy Hockey Podcast - Playoff heroes and zeroes, and how it impacts your fantasy squad for next season... What can early playoff returns tell us about a player's production outlook for next year? On this episode …

The Contrarian

The Contrarian - Angels Are Crying

by Demetri Fragopoulos Apr 24, 2016, 9:44 am

Instead of being involved in another Stanley Cup run, the Kings are left thinking about what happens next. The Los Angeles Kings’ playoff run is over and in only five games. It did not feel that …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Pens, Ducks, Hawks Win (Apr. 24)

by Ian Gooding Apr 24, 2016, 12:35 am

Pittsburgh proceeds, advantage Anaheim, Chicago forces Game 7, plus more… Some relatively unfamiliar names (at least at the start of the season) were prominent in leading the Penguins into the second round with a 6-3 …

The Journey

The Journey – Prospect Look Back (NHL Playoffs Edition)

by Kevin LeBlanc Apr 23, 2016, 11:19 am

  The Journey looks back at a few former prospects playing well in this year’s NHL playoffs and recaps the road they took to this point in their careers.    Nikita Kucherov – Tampa Bay Lightning – Drafted …

Hockey Rambling

Updated Ramblings: How about a few more Game 6s? (April 23)

by Neil Parker Apr 23, 2016, 12:02 am

  Game 6s … the more the merrier, don't underestimate Matthew Tkachuk and can the Coyotes help your fantasy teams next year?   ***   The Capitals have let Philadelphia back into their first-round series because the offense has dried …

Frozen Pool Forensics

Frozen Pool Forensics: Reilly Smith

by Cam Robinson Apr 22, 2016, 9:44 am

This week's edition of Frozen Pool Forensics focuses on Florida Panther Reilly Smith. **** When you think about this current rendition of the Florida Panthers, the first couple of things that come to mind are probably the …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Playoff Recaps, Ellis, Saad, Ekblad (April 22)

by Michael Clifford Apr 22, 2016, 12:28 am

Playoff game recaps, the fantasy seasons of Ellis and Saad, concern for Ekblad. **** Rangers/Penguins Pittsburgh is one game away from closing out the Rangers following a 5-0 thrashing of New York. Evgeni Malkin was a huge …

Capped

Capped: UFA Signings That Paid Off in 2015

by Chris Pudsey Apr 21, 2016, 10:18 am

CAPPED: A review of some of the best signings from 2015, including Stempniak, Cullen, and more.  **** As you are reading this, we are well into the first round of the NHL playoffs, and there has been …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Recaps, Breakouts for Next Year, Sean Monahan (April 21)

by Michael Clifford Apr 21, 2016, 12:18 am

Recap of last night’s games, Sean Monahan, potential breakouts for next year, and more. **** Flyers/Capitals Behind a strong goaltending performance from Michal Neuvirth, and a more aggressive penalty kill, the Flyers took the fourth game by …

Injury Ward

NHL Injury Report: The Latest on Seguin, Parise, Vanek, Pirri and More

by Ajay Da Costa Apr 20, 2016, 2:55 pm

#NHL Injury Report - the latest info on Tyler Seguin, Zach Parise, Brandon Pirri, Vincent Trocheck, Sean Couturier and many others...   After one week of playoff hockey, is anyone still alive? Yes, actually. No team has …

Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Cage Match: Ryan Strome vs. Kevin Hayes

by Rick Roos Apr 20, 2016, 7:02 am

  Taking a close look at why two young players - Kevin Hayes and Ryan Strome - took a step back this season...   This week we shine the Cage Match spotlight on two young players who took …