Capped: The Brad Marchand Conundrum

by Alexander MacLean Oct 20, 2016, 8:52 am

This week's Capped dives into what Brad Marchand is actually worth as a fantasy owner.  Our first week of NHL action is in the books, and we are looking ahead to the end of our first …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Laine, Laine, Laine (Oct 20)

by steve laidlaw Oct 19, 2016, 11:51 pm

Discussing Laine's goal-scoring prowess, Vanek's rejuvenation, fading Larkin, and more. There are a lot of exciting young teams in the league this season but for my money, there’s no more fun team to watch than the …

Injury Ward

NHL Injuries: Latest on Crosby, Bergeron, Price and others

by Ajay Da Costa Oct 19, 2016, 3:13 pm

  The latest NHL injury info on Crosby, Bergeron, Price, Murray, Kronwall, Gaborik and others   Injury Ward The Big Guns (>80% owned in Yahoo Leagues) Sidney Crosby – Despite skating for nine straight days, Crosby didn’t join the Pens …

Lining Up

Lining Up - The Hottest Line Combos in the NHL - Week 2 (16-17)

by Fred Poulin Oct 19, 2016, 12:16 pm

  A look at the hottest lines in the National Hockey League, including a few defensemen producing offensively.   Fred Poulin makes his DobberHockey debut after years as Managing Editor of DobberBaseball. His contributions will be found on …

Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

10 Tips for Trading in your Fantasy Hockey League (Part Two)

by Rick Roos Oct 19, 2016, 6:56 am

Part two of two: 10 tips to keep in mind when trading in your fantasy league...   Welcome back to my list of ten tips for making winning fantasy trades. If you didn’t read last week’s part …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Line Combos, Matheson, Zatkoff, Sheary & More (Oct 19)

by Dobber Oct 18, 2016, 11:58 pm

  Rambling about the latest line combos, Grigorenko, Matheson, Zatkoff, Sheary and more … *** Philippe Grubauer gave Brayden Holtby a rest last night and he posted an 18-save shutout – the 18 being the Trotz effect, …

Hockey Rankings

Top 100 Rotisserie Players - October 2016

by Mike McMillan Oct 18, 2016, 12:08 pm

Ranking the top 100 rotisserie players as of October, 2016.   Top 100 Rotisserie Player list comes out on the 15th of each month moving forward.  I’ve been putting together the player values by using some of …

Eastern Edge

Eastern Edge: Early Season Line Combos (2016-17)

by Eric Daoust Oct 18, 2016, 8:27 am

Looking at some of the most interesting line combinations in the Eastern Conference. Early in the season everything is magnified and shortsighted conclusions are drawn which can prove costly in time. One reason for this is …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: The Oilers Were Wrong to Practice

by steve laidlaw Oct 17, 2016, 11:17 pm

Ramblings: Why the Oilers were wrong to practice, Mike Green's relevance, and more. Following Sunday’s stinker against Buffalo, Todd McLellan decided to turn Monday’s mandated day off into a practice day. {source} <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I&#39;m …

The Wild West

West: Notable Line Combinations (2016-17)

by Doran Libin Oct 17, 2016, 2:16 pm

Taking an early look at nine key Western Conference line combos/defense duos so far.   Line Combos of Note There are always some line combinations that bear watching at the beginning of every season, combinations that if they …

Keeping Karlsson

Keeping Karlsson: Auston Translation

by Elan Dubrofsky Oct 17, 2016, 12:57 pm

Fantasy Hockey Podcast: Elan and Brian get to discuss actual on-ice events! First podcast of the new season is here Boxscores! Line juggling! On-ice events! Terrible goaltending performances! They're all finally here after a long season …

Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Top 10 takeaways a few games into the season

by Tom Collins Oct 17, 2016, 6:26 am

The Top 10 takeaways from the first few games of 2016-17   It’s always easy to panic at the start of a hockey season. There’s usually threads on the forums from people asking if they should drop a …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Cam Talbot, Adam Larsson, Philip Larsen, Randy Carlyle and more (Oct 17)

by Dobber Oct 17, 2016, 12:25 am

  Dobber returns with his first Ramblings about actual NHL games in 2016-17! … *** If you’re late to the party, you can pick up my 11th annual Fantasy Guide right here. * And what you’re not too late …

Geek of the Week

Geek of the Week: Evander Kane

by Scott Maran Oct 16, 2016, 1:33 pm

  In this edition, The Geek of the Week looks at Evander Kane ...   Over the past few years, the Buffalo Sabres have grown very willing to make big moves. Whether it’s bringing in Ryan O’Reilly, Robin …

The Contrarian

The Contrarian: The Quick and the Presumptuous

by Demetri Fragopoulos Oct 16, 2016, 9:17 am

  Demetrios Fragopoulos looks at the impact the World Cup of Hockey has had on early-season production and injuries in this week's edition of The Contrarian ...   We have seen some outstanding performances from only a few …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Updated Saturday recap, attacking the waiver wire and more (Oct. 16)

by Neil Parker Oct 16, 2016, 2:52 am

  Rambling about attacking the waiver wire, the most exciting teams to watch and recapping the action from Saturday …   There was an excellent discussion on Prime Time Sports between Bob McCown, Damien Cox and Richard Deitsch …

The Journey

Fastest Rising Prospects (October 2016)

by Kevin LeBlanc Oct 15, 2016, 6:38 pm

The Journey takes a closer look at Dobber’s Top Forward and Defenseman Prospect lists for October.   Forwards   Artturi Lehkonen – Montreal Canadiens – Up to 30th Overall from 85th Overall   Every season there are a handful of players …

The Kings of Daily Fantasy

Cheap Players for Daily Fantasy Hockey (Oct 15, 2016)

by Chris Wassel Oct 15, 2016, 7:40 am

Looking at some of the best options for today's daily fantasy hockey slate.   Top Budget Plays   Centers   Brandon Pirri $2700 – The center is truly a wild card on Saturday night. Pirri had a nice night while being offensively …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Quick Injury Goes From Bad to Worse (Oct. 15)

by steve laidlaw Oct 14, 2016, 11:38 pm

Quick out for months, Couturier's breakout potential, Backlund a depth option, and more. Oh good gravy the Jonathan Quick injury news keeps getting worse and worse. {source} <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Latest on <a href="">@JonathanQuick32</a>    Bad groin …

Frozen Pool Forensics

Frozen Pool Forensics: Quick Starters

by Cam Robinson Oct 14, 2016, 3:36 pm

Looking at five players primed to get you off to a good start in your fantasy hockey pool. It doesn’t matter if you’re in a box, rotisserie, points-only, keeper or one-year league; you want a quick …

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead: Week Two (2016-17)

by Mike Schmidt Oct 14, 2016, 12:10 pm

Looking ahead at the Rangers favourable schedule and other teams to focus on for your fantasy hockey squad. All fantasy owners need help in the short term AND the long term. The Looking Ahead feature identifies …

Hockey Rankings

Top 50 Fantasy Prospect Defensemen - October 2016

by Dobber Oct 14, 2016, 6:27 am

The Top 50 prospect defensemen to own in points-only fantasy hockey keeper leagues - October edition.   The follow-up to yesterday's Top 200 Fantasy Prospect Forwards, here are the defensemen. Adjustments made based on camp performance (ahem …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Laine, Aho and Werenski Electric Rookie Debuts (Oct. 14)

by steve laidlaw Oct 14, 2016, 12:42 am

Marchand is regression-proof, and electric young stars Laine, Aho, and Werenski made their debuts. Two days into the season, there has been an offensive boom. In 13 games, teams have combined to score 89 goals (not …

Hockey Rankings

Top 200 Fantasy Prospect Forwards - October 2016

by Dobber Oct 13, 2016, 12:13 pm

The Top 200 forward prospects to own in keeper league fantasy hockey - October edition   Boy, training camp sure moved players up and down the fantasy value list, eh? Whether it was Arturri Lehkonen's impressive camp …


Capped: Training Camp Surprises (2016-17)

by Alexander MacLean Oct 13, 2016, 9:27 am

This week's Capped takes a look around training camps for some early season surprises. **** The 2016-17 NHL season is now underway, and that means we finally have real hockey games to watch and talk about. It …