Lining Up

NHL Line Combos - Kings and Panthers flying; Leafs' new line sizzles

by Fred Poulin Feb 21, 2017, 2:40 pm

Let's have a look at the hottest lines in the National Hockey League since the beginning of the season, including a few defensemen producing offensively. You will also find below the "Cold as ice" line …

Keeping Karlsson

Fantasy Hockey Podcast: Bo-lieve!

by Elan Dubrofsky Feb 21, 2017, 11:03 am

Keeping Karlsson: Elan's back from New Orleans. Injuries may have decimated Ottawa and the guys begin by seeing how it may impact the able-bodied players who can still take the ice. They also tip their cap …

Eastern Edge

East Trade Deadline Preview Part 1

by Eric Daoust Feb 21, 2017, 7:48 am

  Every year there is a lot of hype around the trade deadline as it is the final chance for teams to solidify their rosters before the stretch drive to the postseason. Unfortunately, most years the …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Reimer, Jokinen, Trouba, Vrbata and more (Feb. 21)

by Dobber Feb 21, 2017, 1:16 am

Ramblings: Reimer, Jokinen, Trouba, Vrbata and more (Feb. 21) *** It was Family Day, a holiday in Ontario on Monday. And what I noticed was the huge uptick in trade talks. Three different leagues and four offers …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Fantasy Impact: The Flames Acquire Michael Stone

by steve laidlaw Feb 20, 2017, 4:56 pm

Fantasy Impact: The Flames have acquired Michael Stone from the Coyotes in exchange for a 3rd round pick and a conditional 5th rounder.   The Flames get: A rental defenseman who has played in Arizona’s top four …

Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Top 10 Players Who Won't Be Traded (2017)

by Tom Collins Feb 20, 2017, 1:24 pm

The fantasy values of many hockey players are going to be affected quite a bit over the next week as we approach the NHL deadline. It happens every year around this time. We all wonder about …

The Wild West

Central Division Trade Deadline Primer (2017)

by Kevin Wickersham Feb 20, 2017, 8:59 am

This week we’ll take a look at positional needs and potential swap scenarios in the Central Division.   With the Eastern and Western Conferences tightly-bunched and most teams still having playoff aspirations, just who will buy vs. …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: The Senators Banged Up, Mrazek Heating Up, Toffoli Stumbling (Feb 20)

by steve laidlaw Feb 20, 2017, 12:58 am

Ramblings: The Senators Banged Up, Mrazek Heating Up, Toffoli Stumbling and more. The Senators are headed to injury hell. Bobby Ryan is out with a finger injury. It’s the same finger that cost him a week earlier …

Geek of the Week

Geek of the Week: Mikael Granlund

by Scott Maran Feb 19, 2017, 11:01 am

The Geek puts breakout performer Mikael Granlund to the test. *Stick tap to Ian for the idea for this week’s Geek of the Week* The Minnesota Wild have made headlines this year as one of the most …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Stone, Roussel, Burns (Feb 19)

by Ian Gooding Feb 19, 2017, 2:30 am

Stone's five-point game, Roussel's hat trick, Burns with a pair, plus more… If you picked Mark Stone for your daily league on Saturday, congratulations on your winnings. Stone recorded four helpers before scoring an empty-net goal …

The Journey

The Journey: Fastest Rising Prospect Defensemen

by Kevin LeBlanc Feb 18, 2017, 8:15 pm

The Journey examines Dobber’s Top 50 Prospect Defensemen list, and assesses the fast risers in the February rankings. Since there are not many changes among the Top 50 this month, we will throw in some …

Saturday's NHL Picks

Saturday's Picks: February 18, 2017

by Adam Mark Feb 18, 2017, 10:35 am

The Blues are trending in the right direction after their recent coaching change. This week I’m staying as far away from Arizona as I can. They have literally made me look average over the past 3 …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Friday Recap, Sedin, Hamilton, Fleury (Feb 18)

by Ian Gooding Feb 18, 2017, 1:08 am

Friday Recap, Mailbag: Sedin, Hamilton, Fleury, plus more Only three games on Friday, so a recap of those followed by a few mailbag questions.   Need lots of goals in the PIT-CBJ game for my leagues. So...pretty much guaranteed …

The Kings of Daily Fantasy

Saturday Night Special: February 18, 2017

by Chris Wassel Feb 17, 2017, 11:11 pm

Facing the Devils, Thomas Greiss should come through in daily leagues. Top Budget Plays Centers Christian Dvorak $3400 – The center is a play at the least. However, playing against San Jose can be tough. Arizona is home at …

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead: Jake Guentzel is Here to Stay

by Adam Daly-Frey Feb 17, 2017, 11:35 am

All fantasy owners need help in the short term AND the long term. The Looking Ahead feature identifies one player to plug into lineups in the short term, a second to invest in for the …

Frozen Pool Forensics

Frozen Pool Forensics: 2017 Trade Deadline Movers (Part One)

by Cam Robinson Feb 17, 2017, 8:45 am

Taking a closer look at some of the deadline trade bait.   There once was a time when people all over North America would start sniffling and coughing at work or school a couple days before the …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Eberle Getting McDavid Time, Skjei's Fleeting Value, the Islanders' Brilliant Top Line (Feb 17)

by steve laidlaw Feb 17, 2017, 12:48 am

Eberle getting the McDavid treatment, Skjei’s fleeting value, the Islanders’ brilliant top line and more.   Oh boy, here we go with another Brady Skjei hot streak. He has seven assists in the last eight games and …

Hockey Rankings

Top 100 Rotisserie Players - February 2017

by Mike McMillan Feb 16, 2017, 11:42 am

Top 100 Rotissirie Players - February 2017 Player values for the roto ranks are weighted over the last 2 seasons to try and determine a player's production consistency.  You can make a list to match by …


Capped: Pending UFA Trade Bait (2017)

by Alexander MacLean Feb 16, 2017, 8:55 am

This week's Capped discusses the possible UFA movers at the trade deadline and what impact that may have on their value. **** Continuing with the trade deadline theme, this week we’re going to try and get ahead …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Luongo and Marner Hurt, Panthers on Fire (Feb 16)

by steve laidlaw Feb 16, 2017, 1:37 am

Ramblings: Luongo and Marner Hurt, Panthers on Fire (Feb 16)   The Mike Yeo era continues to bear fruit for St. Louis. The Blues have gone 6-1-0 under Yeo and have allowed just eight goals in those …

Injury Ward

NHL Injuries - Latest news on Vatanen, Johnson, Hartnell, Stastny and more

by Brennan Des Feb 15, 2017, 2:52 pm

  The latest NHL injury news on Paul Stastny, Sami Vatanen, Andre Burakovsky, Travis Konecny and others...   The Big Guns (>75% owned in Yahoo Leagues) No updates on injured stars this week, good news for you, bad news …

Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Goldipucks and the Three Skaters (aka breaking down Nash, Marchand and Draisaitl)

by Rick Roos Feb 15, 2017, 7:51 am

  This week I’m trying something new. The idea is to take the “pick a winner” concept of Cage Match and make it appeal to a wider audience. How? Covering more players (three, instead of two) …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Klefbom, Vermette, Miller, Guentzel and more (Feb. 15)

by Dobber Feb 15, 2017, 1:28 am

Ramblings: Klefbom, Vermette, Miller, Guentzel and more (Feb. 15) *** J.T. Miller is on his second seven-game point streak of the season. Between he, Kevin Hayes and Chris Kreider all breaking out at the same time, the …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Fantasy Impact: Canadiens Fire Michel Therrien, Hire Claude Julien

by steve laidlaw Feb 14, 2017, 7:27 pm

Fantasy Impact: The Canadiens have fired Michel Therrien and hired Claude Julien. Therrien has been a successful coach for many years but for the second straight season, the Canadiens got off to a hot start and …

Lining Up

Pominville, Parise and Coyle Forming an Elite Third Line

by Fred Poulin Feb 14, 2017, 6:40 pm

Let's have a look at the hottest lines in the National Hockey League since the beginning of the season, including a few defensemen producing offensively. You will also find below the "Cold as ice" line …