Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Public Fantasy Leagues and ADP Discrepancies - September 23

by Michael Clifford Sep 22, 2017, 11:00 pm

There are only two weekends left before the beginning of the regular season, which means it’s crunch time for fantasy owners. For those that haven’t done their drafts yet, there is still a bit of …

Frozen Pool Forensics

Frozen Pool Forensics: Oliver Bjorkstrand

by Chris Liggio Sep 22, 2017, 10:55 am

  Greetings all, so far we have covered more established options for your squads through the summer, so in looking to change it up a little bit, lets discuss someone to covet in the late rounds …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Torey Krug's out, and more preseason analysis (Sept. 22)

by Neil Parker Sep 22, 2017, 4:52 am

  The biggest news Thursday was the announcement that Torey Krug will miss at least three weeks with a non-displaced fracture in his jaw. The short side of the timeline has him out through Oct. 12, …


Capped: Thoughts on Contract Situations Around the League

by Alexander MacLean Sep 21, 2017, 7:53 am

With the six-week buy and sell series complete, we covered two players from every team, but in doing so, we missed quite a few happenings in the hockey world. With fantasy draft season upon us, …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Training Camp Notes; Power Play Increase - September 21

by Michael Clifford Sep 20, 2017, 11:00 pm

Information changes constantly through NHL training camps and exhibition games. What is true for line combinations one day may not be true to the next, be it for injury, looking for chemistry, or a litany …

Hockey Rankings

Top 100 Keeper League Goaltenders - September 2017

by Dobber Sep 20, 2017, 3:06 pm

The Top 100 goaltenders to own in your keeper league... Rankings are back early thanks to my early release from hospital! Enjoy...this one is long overdue Goaltenders are considered fairly equal within their tiers, however for the …

The Dobotomy

Dobber's Offseason Fantasy Grades: Vegas Golden Knights

by Cam Robinson Sep 20, 2017, 11:03 am

  Dobber's offseason fantasy hockey grades – Vegas Golden Knights   For the last 14 years (12 with The Hockey News) Dobber has reviewed each team from a fantasy-hockey standpoint and graded them. This year, due to Dobber’s battle …

Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Cage Match: Jaccob Slavin vs. Nikita Zaitsev

by Rick Roos Sep 20, 2017, 8:57 am

  On tap this week is another battle inspired by the DobberHockey Fantasy Guide – Nikita Zaitsev versus Jaccob Slavin, whom the Guide predicts will post the exact same number of points this season (sorry, no …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Preseason Check Ins, Colin White and more (Sept.20)

by Neil Parker Sep 20, 2017, 3:18 am

  Determining how to evaluate the Five W's of preseason games is important to succeeding in the late rounds of deep-league drafts. Below are a few notable performances from Monday's games that stood out and why.   Kyle …

The Dobotomy

Dobber's Offseason Fantasy Grades: Vancouver Canucks

by Cam Robinson Sep 19, 2017, 11:59 am

Dobber's offseason fantasy hockey grades – Vancouver Canucks   For the last 14 years (12 with The Hockey News) Dobber has reviewed each team from a fantasy-hockey standpoint and graded them. This year, due to Dobber’s battle with …

Eastern Edge

Eastern Edge: Fantasy Draft Breakdown

by Russ Sep 19, 2017, 7:48 am

Fantasy Draft Breakdown I thought I would depart from my usual Eastern Conference focus in order to cover a tough draft that took place last Saturday night. The league is called the Rocky Horror Roto Show …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: MacKinnon, Koivu, Picking a Prospect (Sept 19)

by Ian Gooding Sep 18, 2017, 11:40 pm

MacKinnon, Koivu, Picking a Prospect, plus more… Hey, it’s Ian here. If you’re wondering where Neil is, we have switched days this week, so he will cover tomorrow’s Ramblings. Thanks to everyone who submitted questions on Saturday …

The Wild West

Wild West: Breakout Candidates for the 2017-18 Season

by Kevin Wickersham Sep 18, 2017, 3:00 pm

Breakout candidates can be defined in a few different ways, but for the purposes of this article we’ll look at young, Central Division non-rookies who have established themselves at least somewhat in the NHL and …

Keeping Karlsson

Keeping Karlsson no. 156: Debate Expectations

by Elan Dubrofsky Sep 18, 2017, 12:01 pm

  Whose NHL point totals are the hardest to pin down for the 2017-18 season? Elan and Brian leafed through a whack of different point total projections to pinpoint this year's most contentious players, and are bringing them into …

Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Fantasy Top-10: Goalie Battles for the 2017-18 Season

by Tom Collins Sep 18, 2017, 9:03 am

One of the most frustrating aspects of fantasy hockey is getting stuck with goalies that are stuck in a timeshare. This why it is so important to draft a true number one goalie instead of waiting …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Aggregate Analyst Rankings; Training Camp Notes - September 18

by Michael Clifford Sep 17, 2017, 11:00 pm

In these Ramblings a couple of days ago, I discussed the aggregate rankings over at FantasyPros, focusing on players that I was higher on than the Expert Consensus Rankings (ECR). For those that missed it, …

20 Fantasy Hockey Thoughts

20 Fantasy Hockey Thoughts

by Mario Prata Sep 17, 2017, 11:00 am

Every Sunday this offseason, we'll share 20 Fantasy Thoughts from our writers at DobberHockey. These thoughts are curated from the past week's "Daily Ramblings". Contributors: Ian Gooding, Michael Clifford, and Neil Parker   1. The mysterious ailment that …

Geek of the Week

Geek of the Week: Torey Krug

by Scott Maran Sep 17, 2017, 9:39 am

Just how much can Torey Krug provide in multicategory leagues? Once a defensive powerhouse, the Boston Bruins’ reputation has fallen quite a bit over the years. The combination of aging stars and cap causalities has left …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Damaged Ducks, Sens' Defense (Sept 17)

by Ian Gooding Sep 16, 2017, 11:32 pm

Damaged Ducks, Sens' Defense, plus more... There was plenty of fantasy-related news to draw from this article by Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times regarding the state of the Ducks. It won’t all fit into …

The Journey

The Journey: Five Prospect Storylines to Watch in Training Camp - Part One

by Kevin LeBlanc Sep 16, 2017, 11:03 am

The Journey digs into possible prospect storylines heading into training camps and the start of the 2017-18 season. This is part one of the series that will delve into the prospects to keep an eye …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Analyst Rankings, Pastrnak Contract, Camp Updates - September 16

by Michael Clifford Sep 15, 2017, 11:00 pm

For the last five NHL seasons, starting with the lockout-shortened campaign, I had been releasing my own draft guide at the now-defunct Included in those draft guides were my rankings for standard roto leagues. …

Frozen Pool Forensics

Frozen Pool Forensics: Oscar Klefbom

by Chris Liggio Sep 15, 2017, 9:56 am

  Ah yes, with summer coming to its close and preseason hockey beginning, I know you’re all getting the tingles. Throughout this time there’s hope on my end that these writings have rang true with at …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Pastrnak and Little re-up, Micheal Ferland and more (Sept. 15)

by Neil Parker Sep 15, 2017, 3:42 am

  The big news Thursday was David Pastrnak re-signing a six-year, $40 million contract with the Bruins. Pastrnak has been talked about a lot here recently, so there's no need to dig deep again. Additionally, more of …


Capped: Team By Team Buy And Sell - Part Six

by Alexander MacLean Sep 14, 2017, 7:55 am

Here it is, the final installment of this summer’s buy and sell. It has taken us through the doldrums of August, and now leaves us wanting more, waiting impatiently for the beginning of the season …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Players Being Drafted Outside the Top-200 - September 14

by Michael Clifford Sep 13, 2017, 11:00 pm

It is natural to have to talk about the same guys over and over as draft season arrives. The common denominator among all fantasy hockey leagues is that the upper-tier players are involved in all …