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Dobber's NHL Free Agent Analysis Tracker 2016

by Dobber Jul 12, 2016, 8:40 am

The movement has come fast and furious this year! Track the impact on your fantasy squad with this handy guide...   Don't blink or you'll miss the fantasy analysis/breakdown of some players! A handful of trades and …

Eastern Edge

Eastern Edge - Underrated cross-category contributors from the Eastern Conference

by Eric Daoust Sep 27, 2016, 8:50 am

  Over the last several years fantasy hockey has benefited greatly from the ability to create leagues with many different scoring categories. This change has allowed commissioners great flexibility in customizing their league setup which in …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Kings without Marian Gaborik, Jaden Schwartz, Robin Lehner and more (Sept. 27)

by Neil Parker Sep 27, 2016, 7:04 am

  Rambling about the Los Angeles Kings following Gaborik's injury, Jaden Schwartz, Robin Lehner and some preseason action …   I only caught one shift of Mitch Marner at the end of the second period Monday, and he …

The Wild West

Deep Dive - Shot Percentage 2016

by Doran Libin Sep 26, 2016, 3:20 pm

Deep Dive: Explaining shooting percentage and what it means to fantasy hockey.   (Editor's note: Although Rick Nash is in the Eastern Conference, he is a great example to use for changes in shot percentage)   Shooting percentage has …

Keeping Karlsson

Keeping Karlsson: Fancy Fantasy 2016: Which Advanced Stats Can Help Me Win My Hockey Pool?

by Elan Dubrofsky Sep 26, 2016, 2:33 pm

Fantasy Hockey Podcast: Which Advanced Stats can help win fantasy leagues?   As called for by annual tradition, it's time for the 2016 edition of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast's Advanced Stats Primer!   'Which advanced stats are the …

Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Top 10 Player Values Impacted by the World Cup of Hockey

by Tom Collins Sep 26, 2016, 6:41 am

Top 10 player values affected by the World Cup of Hockey tournament   It seems as if the World Cup of Hockey is having more of an impact on a player's fantasy value than many of us …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Ottawa's tough luck; about my draft; and more (Sept 26)

by Dobber Sep 25, 2016, 11:37 pm

Rambling about my draft, Ottawa’s tough luck, Halak Attack and more … *** Last Fantasy Guide update was Sunday. I also updated the Draft List. At this point, updates are daily, so just re-download the Guide …

The Contrarian

The Contrarian: In the Land of Care-a-Lot

by Demetri Fragopoulos Sep 25, 2016, 3:10 pm

The USA did not select all of its most talented players for the World Cup of Hockey. There are times when you fantasy teams, especially in keeper leagues, are destined to lose. It can happen because of …

Geek of the Week

Geek of the Week: Jonathan Toews

by Scott Maran Sep 25, 2016, 9:48 am

Jonathan Toews is one of the top all-around NHL players, but his ADP is still way too high. It’s almost October, so you know what that means: With the NHL season just around the corner, fantasy …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Canada/Russia, Fleury, Stone (Sept 25)

by Ian Gooding Sep 24, 2016, 11:25 pm

Canada/Russia, Murray/Fleury, Stone, Trouba, plus more… As hockey fans, when we think of Canada/Russia (aka the Soviet Union), we think of ’72, ’87, and even Piestany. I don’t think Saturday’s game will be one to remember, …

The Journey

The Journey - Fastest Rising Prospects (September 2016)

by Kevin LeBlanc Sep 24, 2016, 8:51 am

The Journey takes a closer look at Dobber’s Top Forward and Defenseman Prospect lists for September. Forwards Nick Schmaltz – Chicago Blackhawks – Up to 32nd Overall from 51st Overall There were big expectations at the NHL Prospects …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Why You Should Draft Defensemen Early (September 24)

by steve laidlaw Sep 23, 2016, 11:45 pm

Draft Strategy: Why drafting defensemen early is in your best interests. Hey gang! It’s been a while. I am happy to announce that I’ll be back for another year of rambling. Stick tap to Mike and …

Frozen Pool Forensics

Frozen Pool Forensics: Job Thieves on the Blue Line

by Cam Robinson Sep 23, 2016, 7:58 am

Frozen Pool Forensics dives into defencemen who can be job thieves this year. **** In continuing a look at candidates to ruffle some feathers at camp, and potentially take the bread right out of some veteran’s mouths, …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: World Cup of Hockey Thoughts, Orlov Contract, Lupul Injury (September 23)

by Michael Clifford Sep 22, 2016, 11:09 pm

Ramblings: Some World Cup fantasy thoughts, Orlov’s signing, and Lupul’s Injury **** The semi-finals are set, and granted this is a small tournament, but it’s nonetheless important to take at least some things away for fantasy. I …


Capped: Unconventional Contract Structures

by Alexander MacLean Sep 22, 2016, 7:23 am

This week's Capped discusses strangely structured contracts, and what they can mean for your cap team.  **** Hoping this Thursday finds you all well. Considering the fact that there are now meaningful (though sometimes slightly lopsided) games …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Strome Signs, Nichushkin Leaves, Changing Draft Strategy, and More (September 22)

by Michael Clifford Sep 21, 2016, 11:02 pm

Ramblings: Strome signs, Nichushkin Leaves, Defencemen in abundance, and more **** It’s inevitable that the restricted free agent dominoes start to fall, and one notable re-signing this week was Ryan Strome. The official deal comes in at …

Hockey Rankings

Top 100 Keeper League Goaltenders - September 2016

by Dobber Sep 21, 2016, 1:43 pm

The Top 100 goalies to own in fantasy hockey, September edition   In this September edition, I'm gonna make you do a bit of work. That's right, I'm going to make you press your finger down on …

Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Cage Match: Elias Lindholm vs. Andre Burakovsky

by Rick Roos Sep 21, 2016, 7:26 am

Who is the better fantasy own - Elias Lindholm or Andre Burakovsky? Why both players are better than you think...   With only three weeks left until the pucks drop on the 2016-17 regular season, poolies are …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Sobotka, Strome, Stralman and... Sterling? (Sept 21)

by Dobber Sep 20, 2016, 11:27 pm

Rambling about Nichushkin, Sobotka, Strome, Stralman…Brett Sterling? And more … *** Last Fantasy Guide update was Tuesday. I also updated the Draft List. Updates are starting to come fast and furious. I think you can safely …

Keeping Karlsson

Keeping Karlsson: No. 115 - The Hazy Projector

by Elan Dubrofsky Sep 20, 2016, 1:29 pm

  This eternal offseason rolls on, as does the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast!   But Elan and Brian have plenty more to bring to the table for you to mull over while we wait for the fantasy …

Eastern Edge

Eastern Edge - Eastern Conference Candidates for Decline

by Eric Daoust Sep 20, 2016, 8:20 am

This week, the Eastern Edge looks at players set for a statistical decline, including Jaromir Jagr and Evgeny Kuznetsov …   Throughout their careers, all players experience ups and downs. Examples of factors influencing these changes include …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Valeri Nichushkin, Aaron Ekblad, Canucks goaltending and more (Sept. 20)

by Neil Parker Sep 20, 2016, 3:48 am

  Rambling about Valeri Nichushkin, Aaron Ekblad, Canucks goaltending, Vladimir Sobotka, Zach Werenski, Radek Faksa, the Boston blue line and more …     It looks like Valeri Nichushkin is peacing out to Russia with love. I can now …

The Wild West

Six Western Conference Players Bound to Decline

by Doran Libin Sep 19, 2016, 2:12 pm

Six Western Conference players who are bound to decline this season...   This week we’ll start with Patrick Kane, as he is the surest bet to decline this year - but nobody should care. Writing about Kane …

Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Top 10 Players Affected by Offseason Moves

by Tom Collins Sep 19, 2016, 7:00 am

  The Top 10 players affected by offseason moves   There's always a lot of hype around NHL free agent signings and off-season trades. But this season took the cake as one of the craziest yet. But not all …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: What you need to know about LH shot vs. RH shot (Sep 19)

by Dobber Sep 18, 2016, 11:00 pm

Rambling about the NHL’s left-hand vs. right-hand shots, Rantanen, draft prep and more … *** Last Fantasy Guide update was Saturday. I also updated the Draft List. Updates start coming fast and furious (daily or even …

The Contrarian

The Contrarian: Short Summer

by Demetri Fragopoulos Sep 18, 2016, 3:18 pm

The World Cup of Hockey could have a negative impact on many participants' NHL seasons. I have read a few articles that follow a premise similar to this piece from the Washington Post titled “World Cup …