Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Jonathan Bernier? (Jan 16)

by steve laidlaw Jan 15, 2018, 11:47 pm

  The Avalanche continue to roll, now winners of seven straight games. Jonathan Bernier has been in net for six in a row, making him impossible to ignore. With Semyon Varlamov out until after the All-Star …


The Wild West

Flames’ Forwards at the Bye

by Kevin Wickersham Jan 15, 2018, 12:18 pm

Sporting a seven-game win streak as the NHL campaign passes the midway mark, the Calgary Flames are poised to separate from the tightly-clustered Pacific and grab one of the West’s three available non-wild card births.   While …


Keeping Karlsson

Keeping Karlsson Podcast: Wunderbarzal

by Elan Dubrofsky Jan 15, 2018, 11:15 am

  Did you survive the first Bye Week? Because we've got another one upon us! In this episode of the Keeping Karlsson Hockey Podcast, Elan and Brian talk about the bye week guys that you may …


Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Top 10 Current Fantasy Hockey Trends

by Tom Collins Jan 15, 2018, 7:44 am

Dick Clark once said “I don't set trends. I just find out what they are and exploit them.” While he may not have been talking about fantasy hockey, exploiting trends is a good way to give …


Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Midseason observations, goalie strategies, Bertuzzi, Oleksiak and more … (Jan 15)

by Dobber Jan 15, 2018, 12:09 am

  I’m back! And by that I mean I’m not just pinch-hitting today. After an eight-month hiatus I’m back doing semi-regular work again, with the plan being to do this every two weeks and then see …


The Dobotomy

It's Back! The 2017-18 Midseason Fantasy Guide

by Dobber Jan 14, 2018, 12:45 pm

  The 10th annual DobberHockey Midseason Fantasy Guide is out now!   The Midseason Guide was put on temporary hiatus due to health reasons but now I am happy to say that things are a 'go'. On January …


Geek of the Week

Geek of the Week: Midseason Multicategory Leaders

by Scott Maran Jan 14, 2018, 11:34 am

Who are the top players in multicategory leagues at the midseason point? Even though a little more than half of the season has gone by, with most teams at just over 40 games played I thought …


Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Another Five Pointer For Barzal (Jan 14)

by Ian Gooding Jan 14, 2018, 2:25 am

​Another Five Pointer For Barzal, plus more... Mathew Barzal is once again the NHL’s leading rookie scorer, scoring at exactly a point per game (44 points in 44 games). Barzal went off on Saturday, scoring two …


The Journey

The Journey: Rising Prospects

by Brad Phillips Jan 13, 2018, 9:49 am

Mason Appleton, WPG - up from 502 to 169 There’s a very good reason why the Winnipeg Jets prospect is this month’s biggest riser. Picked in the sixth round in 2015 by the Jets, Appleton proceeded …


Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: 'Canes Lose Late; Ovi Racks Points; Morrissey's Production - January 13

by Michael Clifford Jan 13, 2018, 2:00 am

Victor Hedman will be out three to six weeks, according to the team. That timeline puts him back in the lineup anywhere from just after the All-Star Game until nearly the trade deadline. That is …


Frozen Pool Forensics

Terrible Twosomes

by Chris Liggio Jan 12, 2018, 12:19 pm

  The first time I ever wrote for this website some time ago, I did a piece on the advantages of owning linemates on your fantasy hockey squad. Owning the likes of Tyler Seguin/Jamie Benn, P.K. …


Looking Ahead

JT Miller and the Rangers are Primed for Success in the Coming Weeks

by Adam Daly-Frey Jan 12, 2018, 8:34 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 …


Hockey Rankings

Top 50 Fantasy Prospect Defensemen - January 2018

by Dobber Jan 12, 2018, 8:08 am

Here are the Top 50 prospect defensemen to own in your points-only keeper league. January edition   As always, players within +/- 5.0 ratings points should be considered about equal value and at that point would depend …


Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Zibanejad Offer Second Half Upside (Jan 12)

by steve laidlaw Jan 11, 2018, 10:29 pm

  Kyle Okposo is heading into Buffalo’s bye week on a hot streak having scored five points in two games. It’s no secret as to why this was the case. Okposo was bumped up to play …



Capped: Projecting Player Salaries (Part Two)

by Alexander MacLean Jan 11, 2018, 8:59 am

  This week's Capped continues our series looking into how to project player salaries. **** I look forward to the World Juniors every year, more so than anything hockey related outside of the Stanley Cup playoffs. This …


Hockey Rankings

Top 200 Fantasy Prospect Forwards - January 2018

by Dobber Jan 11, 2018, 8:11 am

  Here are the Top 200 prospect forwards to own in your points-only keeper league. January edition   As always, players within +/- 5.0 ratings points should be considered about equal value and at that point would depend …


Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: All-Star Snubs, Blackhawks Trades and more (Jan 11)

by steve laidlaw Jan 10, 2018, 11:52 pm

  It is a bit of a surprise that we are this deep into the season and haven’t yet seen a coach fired. Not that I think firing your coach mid-season always makes a difference. There …


Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Cage Match: Is Patrick Kane or Phil Kessel Better Bang for the Buck?

by Rick Roos Jan 10, 2018, 2:00 pm

Better Bang for the Buck: Patrick Kane or Phil Kessel? I always try to return with a bang after finishing a round of tournaments, plus I look for opportunities to revisit past matches which are still …


Injury Ward

Injury Ward: Will Crawford Be Back This Season?

by Brennan Des Jan 10, 2018, 8:49 am

Will Crawford be back this season? Plus updates on more players. This week we check in on a few long-term injuries, with a few short-term updates as well. For the latest injury news and new line …


Hockey Rankings

Top 100 Keeper League Defensemen - January 2018

by Dobber Jan 10, 2018, 7:58 am

Here are the Top 100 defensemen to own in a points-only keeper league - January edition.   As always, consider players within +/-5.0 rating points as having equal value and at that point become just a matter …


Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Hot Hawks Without Seabrook, Lightning Strikes Again (Jan 10)

by Ian Gooding Jan 10, 2018, 1:25 am

Hot Hawks Without Seabrook, Lightning Strikes Again, plus more... My eight-year-old son is currently soaking in as much hockey information as he can (as well as Minecraft and Pixel Gun 3D… but I won’t get into …


Lining Up

Brock Boeser Has Revived the Sedins, and Other Hot Lines to Consider

by Brennan Des Jan 9, 2018, 11:48 am

  With bye-week bonanza upon us, we take a look at some lines that won’t be limited by games played this week. Follow me on Twitter for the latest injury updates and new line combinations, @BrennanDeSouza!   Jeff …


Eastern Edge

Lesser Lights - Six Undervalued Players For Your Fantasy Team

by Russ Jan 9, 2018, 8:43 am

  This week, I’d like to talk about players that might be lesser known outside of their own fanbases. One of the players that has caught my eye over the past week or so is a …


Hockey Rankings

Top 300 Keeper League Players - January 2018

by Dobber Jan 9, 2018, 7:35 am

  This is way late, but here are the Top 300 skaters to own in a points-only keeper league - January edition.   As always, consider players within +/-5.0 rating points as having equal value and at that …


Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Singing the Bye Week Blues (Jan 9)

by steve laidlaw Jan 9, 2018, 12:36 am

  The NHL Bye Weeks are here to ruin your season. 13 teams play only one game this week and over half the league with two or fewer. Next week isn’t much better. Worse, the week after …