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Ramblings: Playoff Recap, Scott Darling, Max Pacioretty, and More (April 29)

by Michael Clifford Apr 29, 2017, 12:23 am

Recap of the Playoffs, Scott Darling to Carolina, Max Pacioretty, and More **** Nashville-St. Louis A game where the stars stood out, Vladimir Tarasenko scored the game-winner with under four minutes left in the third period, his second …

Frozen Pool Forensics

Frozen Pool Forensics: A Rookie Class for the Ages - Part 3

by Cam Robinson Apr 28, 2017, 9:52 am

  Well, we’ve finally made it. It’s been a long and winding journey that has seen this caravan of fantasy hockey players witness some truly remarkable sights: The feisty second generation NHL’er making his mark in Calgary; …

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Ramblings: Elite defensemen, Game 1 Talk, Steven Stamkos, Mattias Janmark (April 28)

by Neil Parker Apr 28, 2017, 6:14 am

  In recent years, targeting high-end defensemen early in drafts has become more commonplace. In a couple leagues I was fortunate to land Erik Karlsson, and it was helpful to being a competitive team. There is …


Capped: The Ones Paying for First-Round Exits

by Alexander MacLean Apr 27, 2017, 10:52 am

This week's Capped explores some big contracts that failed to produce in their first-round losses.   **** Well that was an exciting first round of hockey! Unfortunately though, half of the teams are now booking tee times, and …

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Ramblings: Playoff Recap, Reinhart, Kucherov, Eulogies - April 27

by Michael Clifford Apr 27, 2017, 12:27 am

Recapping the start of the second round, Sabres fantasy performances, and Nikita Kucherov  **** St. Louis-Nashville Game One was the PK Subban show. With a goal and two assists, he led the Predators attack in taking the first …

Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Better Fantasy Own - Landeskog or Jenner (Battle of the Disappointments!)

by Rick Roos Apr 26, 2017, 7:07 am

Cage Match - which disappointing power forward is the better fantasy own: Gabriel Landeskog or Boone Jenner? Rick Roos digs deep   Among the bigger fantasy disappointments for 2016-17 were Gabriel Landeskog (whose 33 points were barely …

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Ramblings: The KEY for the Penguins; some injury notes; and where’s Joffrey Lupul? (Apr. 26)

by Dobber Apr 25, 2017, 10:30 pm

Ramblings: The KEY for the Penguins; some injury notes; and where’s Joffrey Lupul? (Apr. 26) *** No Game 7s in the first round means no games for me to enjoy and comment on for the Wednesday Ramblings. …


Fantasy Impact of Travis Green taking over Canucks Bench

by Neil Parker Apr 25, 2017, 5:23 pm

  Looking at the fantasy impact of Vancouver naming Travis Green head coach …   The Canucks are expected to officially announce Travis Green as their new head coach Wednesday. After a 15-year playing career in the NHL, …

The Dobotomy

Dobber Hockey Experts Panel - NHL Playoffs 2017, Round 2

by Michael Clifford Apr 25, 2017, 1:57 pm

The Dobber Hockey panel makes their second-round selections for the 2017 Playoffs.  **** We move onto the second round of the 2017 NHL playoffs, which means it's time for a fresh round of picks from the writers …

Eastern Edge

Revisiting Preseason Breakouts and Busts

by Eric Daoust Apr 25, 2017, 10:44 am

  Looking back at how this season's breakout and bust candidates fared ...   Before we begin I want to announce that this will be my final article, as I will be putting my writing duties on hold …

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Ramblings: Looking back at Round 1, Looking ahead to Round 2 (April 25)

by Neil Parker Apr 25, 2017, 4:44 am

  Looking back at Round 1 and ahead to Round 2, Tom Wilson, Andre Burakovsky, Pekka Rinne, Juuse Saros, Charlie McAvoy, rookie defensemen and more ...   In a series of tweets, Bob McKenzie outlined the situation for …

The Wild West

Wild West – Preseason Prediction Review

by Kevin Wickersham Apr 24, 2017, 1:31 pm

With the regular season behind us it’s a good time to look at our preseason predictions to see where we hit and where we missed. This week we’ll examine how several top-end rookies and breakout …

Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Top 10 interesting UFAs

by Tom Collins Apr 24, 2017, 7:12 am

Now that the regular season has wrapped up, trades are starting to flow again in fantasy leagues. But it’s tough to make trades in cap leagues when it involves unrestricted free agents. A player signing for …

Keeping Karlsson

Fantasy Hockey Podcast: Allen Key

by Elan Dubrofsky Apr 24, 2017, 7:00 am

  Round 1 wasn't over when this episode began, but it was by the time we were done, and we've got a whole slate of early lessons learned on this episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy …

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Rambling about Jake Allen, Ilya Kovalchuk, Brad Marchand, Bobby Ryan and the Second Round is now set (Apr. 24)

by Dobber Apr 23, 2017, 11:22 pm

Rambling about Jake Allen, Ilya Kovalchuk, Brad Marchand, Bobby Ryan and the Second Round is now set (Apr. 24) *** Jake Allen is a talented goalie. The talent and upside were always there, but the consistency wasn’t. …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

John Stevens New Bench Boss in LA

by Ian Gooding Apr 23, 2017, 4:53 pm

The Los Angeles Kings have promoted assistant coach John Stevens to be their new head coach. Stevens was previously the head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers and is more recently the long-time assistant coach to Darryl …

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Ramblings: Blues, Rangers, Oilers March On (Apr 23)

by Ian Gooding Apr 23, 2017, 1:08 am

Blues, Rangers, Oilers march on; Wild, Canadiens, Sharks done for the year We now have both Western Conference second-round series ready to roll. The Blues will face the Predators, while the Ducks will face the Oilers. Magnus …

The Journey

Fastest Rising Forward Prospects (April 2017)

by Kevin LeBlanc Apr 22, 2017, 12:49 pm

  The Journey examines Dobber’s Top 200 Forward Prospects list, and assesses the fast risers in the April rankings. A couple recent college free agent signings make their first appearance in the rankings this month, while …

The Kings of Daily Fantasy

Saturday Night Special April 22nd

by Chris Wassel Apr 22, 2017, 10:05 am

  Saturday Night Special April 22nd                    Top Budget Plays   Centers Mark Letestu $3400 – The center is a punt play at the least. However, playing against San Jose may set up very good as the center will get depth …

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Ramblings: Boone Jenner, Timo Meier, David Pastrnak (April 22)

by Neil Parker Apr 22, 2017, 9:55 am

  I'm a big fan of The PDO cast and Dimitri Filipovic's work. His latest piece looking at individual shot rates is headlined by Viktor Arvidsson, but it also touches on a number of other players …

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Ramblings: Preds Sweep, Blue Jackets Bounced, Tryamkin, Calder, and More - April 21

by Michael Clifford Apr 21, 2017, 12:09 am

  Playoff recap including Nashville's sweep, Nikita Tryamkin, and the Calder and Selke Trophies. **** Montreal-New York The series didn’t slow down with the hits, particularly early in the contest. It was also a tale of two games, with …


Capped: Playoff Performances and Future Contracts

by Alexander MacLean Apr 20, 2017, 11:34 am

This week's Capped looks at the first round of the playoffs with the hope to get a step ahead on this summer’s action. **** The playoffs are upon us, and with blowouts, shutouts, and overtime galore, they …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Fantasy Impact: Sabres Fire Tim Murray and Dan Bylsma

by Michael Clifford Apr 20, 2017, 10:21 am

Buffalo has fired both Dan Bylsma and Tim Murray **** The Buffalo Sabres cleaned house on Thursday by firing both General Manager Tim Murray and Head Coach Dan Bylsma. This came after six years of non-playoff hockey …

Hockey Rankings

Top 100 Keeper League Goalies - April 2017

by Dobber Apr 20, 2017, 6:53 am

The Top 100 goaltenders to own in your keeper league, April edition... Below are the 25 best keeper league goalies. You can get the full 100 list for free over at These adjustments were made …

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Ramblings: Playoff Recap, and a Review of the Boston Bruins

by Michael Clifford Apr 19, 2017, 11:48 pm

Flames get bounced, Sens take stranglehold, Wild stay alive, and Caps knot it up **** Toronto-Washington There is no doubt that the Caps brought their A-game in Game 4. This was sent out by James Mirtle of The …