Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: McDavid's Contract; Backstrom and Kuznetsov; Free Agent Frenzy - June 29

by Michael Clifford Jun 28, 2017, 11:00 pm

One of the two monster contracts that the Oilers are handing out this summer is expected to come in shortly, with Connor McDavid taking a full eight-year deal from the Oilers for roughly a $13 …

Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Age and Fantasy Success Part 2: Forwards

by Rick Roos Jun 28, 2017, 8:52 am

Besides Jaromir Jagr, how well do forwards age? Welcome to part two of three in of my series of columns to determine when players at certain positions peak. Last week I covered defensemen, and a few …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Free Agency, Last Call for Yakupov? (June 28)

by Ian Gooding Jun 28, 2017, 12:33 am

Free Agency, Last Call for Yakupov? Plus more… One goalie situation to watch come July 1 is that of the Philadelphia Flyers. About a month before the season finished, the Flyers re-signed Michal Neuvirth to a …

Keeping Karlsson

Keeping Karlsson - No. 149 - Robinson KRussell

by Elan Dubrofsky Jun 27, 2017, 12:52 pm

  Welcome to another summer series episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast! With Brian away Elan is joined by staff writer at DobberHockey, and the Canucks Senior Writer/Scout at DobberProspects, Cam Robinson to discuss all …

Eastern Edge

Eastern Edge - End of an Era

by Russ Jun 27, 2017, 9:07 am

  For the first time in 25 years, the Detroit Red Wings didn’t have a partner when the music began to play for the annual post-season dance. Most everyone agrees that this was inevitable and ultimately …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Rounding up Monday's happenings (June 27)

by Neil Parker Jun 27, 2017, 3:21 am

  It was a busy Monday in the NHL. Here's what stood out ...   Mike Condon is an interesting free agent. He's a clear backup and of 37 goalies with at least 3,000 minutes at five-on-five the …

The Wild West

Wild West Draft Recap: A Focus on the Golden Knights and Discussion of The West

by Kevin Wickersham Jun 26, 2017, 11:00 am

After all the expansion prognosticating and endless mock entry drafts the results are in. Again, we remember that, while we might (?) have sound logic and hockey knowledge we’re rarely going to nail the vast …

Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Top 10 Fourth Year Breakout Candidates

by Tom Collins Jun 26, 2017, 8:59 am

Despite the NHL not making many trades this past weekend doesn’t mean that you need to stay quiet in your fantasy league. Some good buy-low candidates would be picking up players that could be in line …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Patrick Eaves; Brayden Point; Reviewing the Weekend - June 26

by Michael Clifford Jun 25, 2017, 11:00 pm

With the Entry Draft and the trades taking up most of the headlines for the last few days, the Anaheim Ducks re-signing Patrick Eaves went by without much fanfare. He was re-upped by the team …

20 Fantasy Hockey Thoughts

20 Fantasy Hockey Thoughts

by Mario Prata Jun 25, 2017, 11:00 am

Every Sunday this off-season, we'll share 20 Fantasy Thoughts from our writers at Dobber Hockey. These thoughts are curated from the past week's "Daily Ramblings". Contributors: Ian Gooding, Michael Clifford and Neil Parker   1. Acquired via trade …

The Journey

Best First Round Fantasy Fits

by Kevin LeBlanc Jun 25, 2017, 10:14 am

Here is a list of first-round picks who will fit in well fantasy-wise for their new teams. A bow has been tied on the 2017 NHL Entry Draft in Chicago, and it’s time to analyze some …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Draft Day 2, Duchene (June 25)

by Ian Gooding Jun 25, 2017, 1:56 am

Draft Day 2, Duchene, plus more… It’s hard to believe considering some of the days we’ve had recently, but Day 2 of the draft was a relatively slow news day when it comes to trades. The …

Hockey Rankings

Top 100 Keeper League Goaltenders - June 2017

by Dobber Jun 24, 2017, 7:12 pm

Delayed as I waited for the dust to settle from the past week. Here are the Top 100 goalies to own in your keeper league, June edition Compare goalie value by tier, not by rating. Rating …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Fantasy Take: Travis Hamonic Traded to Calgary

by Michael Clifford Jun 24, 2017, 10:38 am

One of the more heavily-discussed names from the NHL trade rumour mill had been New York Islanders defenceman Travis Hamonic. They started over a year ago when he had asked the team to trade him …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Brayden Becomes a Blue

by Ian Gooding Jun 24, 2017, 12:24 am

The St. Louis Blues acquired Brayden Schenn from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Jori Lehtera, the 27th overall pick in the draft (Morgan Frost), and a conditional 2018 first-round pick. The Blues receive: An upgrade …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Arizona Adds Significant Pieces; Panarin/Saad Traded; Oshie Signs - June 24

by Michael Clifford Jun 23, 2017, 11:00 pm

There are always some surprises on draft day, whether it’s being certain players rising or falling. It may not have been very busy from a trade angle, but that doesn’t mean teams weren’t busy trying …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Fantasy Impact: Coyotes Acquire Derek Stepan and Antti Raanta

by Dobber Jun 23, 2017, 4:35 pm

  The Arizona Coyotes acquired center Derek Stepan and goaltender Antti Raanta from the New York Rangers for defenseman Anthony DeAngelo and a 2017 first-round pick.   The Coyotes get: Their No.1 center and a new No.1 goaltender. …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Chicago and Columbus swing another Blockbuster

by Neil Parker Jun 23, 2017, 12:49 pm

  The Columbus Blue Jackets acquired Artemi Panarin, Tyler Motte and a sixth-round selection in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for Brandon Saad, Anton Forsberg and a fifth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Arizona acquires Niklas Hjalmarsson

by Neil Parker Jun 23, 2017, 12:00 pm

  The Chicago Blackhawks traded Niklas Hjalmarsson to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Connor Murphy and Laurent Dauphin on Friday.   What the Coyotes Receive Hjalmarsson is a no-nonsense, shut-down defenseman that has been praised throughout his career …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Expansion Draft: Eastern Conference Teams

by Neil Parker Jun 23, 2017, 11:09 am

  Breaking down the fantasy impact of the losses the Eastern Conference teams incurred following the Las Vegas expansion draft. There were fantasy ripples throughout the NHL following Wednesday's expansion draft. Here's a look at how Las …

Frozen Pool Forensics

Frozen Pool Forensics: Potential Draft Day Surprises

by Cam Robinson Jun 23, 2017, 10:15 am

  Instead of the usual FPF article this week, we’ve decided to roll out some words on the focal point of the hockey world this weekend: The NHL Entry Draft. It’s always fun to see what a …

Hockey Rambling

Rambings: Jordan Weal, Shea Theodore and deal analysis (June 23)

by Neil Parker Jun 23, 2017, 2:07 am

  Jordan Weal is going to go Jonathan Marchessault on the NHL next season … if he lands in the right spot. A team should -- and probably will -- sign Weal to a modest salary …

The Dobotomy

Fantasy Breakdown: The Vegas Golden Knights Roster - Defensemen and Goaltenders

by Dobber Jun 22, 2017, 2:40 pm

Further to my post earlier today on the forwards (read it here), here are the defensemen and goaltenders for the Vegas Golden Knights. Vegas loaded up on defensemen with the strategy that they would use them …

The Dobotomy

Fantasy Breakdown: The Vegas Golden Knights Roster - Forwards

by Dobber Jun 22, 2017, 1:48 pm

This year’s expansion process is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. Prior expansion teams were selected without worrying about a salary cap. They didn’t have Cap Friendly to run through hundreds of mock scenarios. They …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Jordan Eberle Traded to New York Islanders for Ryan Strome

by Michael Clifford Jun 22, 2017, 12:26 pm

Two players with seemingly worn out welcomes in their respective franchises were traded for each other on Thursday afternoon. The long-rumoured Jordan Eberle trade occurred, with the Edmonton right winger being shipped to the New …