Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Rielly, Kadri vs. Getzlaf (Feb 25)

by Ian Gooding Feb 25, 2017, 2:31 am

Rielly, Kadri vs. Getzlaf, plus more… Lots to talk about including trades, Friday games, and questions. And heaven help us, the mumps are back too. Steve has you covered with the Patrick Eaves trade to Anaheim. Not …

The Kings of Daily Fantasy

Saturday Night Special: February 25

by Chris Wassel Feb 24, 2017, 11:25 pm

With several Canucks' players out with the mumps, Martin Jones should be a strong Saturday play. Top Budget Plays Centers Bracken Kearns $2600 – The center is a punt play at the least. However, playing against New Jersey adds …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Eaves Flies To Anaheim

by steve laidlaw Feb 24, 2017, 8:36 pm

Fantasy Impact: The Anaheim Ducks acquire Patrick Eaves from the Dallas Stars in exchange for a conditional second-round pick in 2017. The Ducks get: A 32-year-old Band-Aid Boy in the midst of a career year. There’s …

Frozen Pool Forensics

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

by Cam Robinson Feb 24, 2017, 12:09 pm

In our continued look at some potential players on the move this deadline season, Frozen Pool Forensics will dig deep to find out how a player has been doing thus far and what a potential …

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead: Evander Kane Wielding a Hot Stick

by Adam Daly-Frey Feb 24, 2017, 8:58 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 100 Keeper League Goalies - February 2017

by Dobber Feb 24, 2017, 7:19 am

The Top 100 goalies to own in your keeper league, February edition.   As always, you can pick up the full Top 100 list over at Goalie Post - home of the original starting goalie grid!   Feb 20 Goalie Team Rating Jan …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: On Forsberg, Greiss, Shattenkirk, Vasilevskiy and more (Feb 24)

by steve laidlaw Feb 24, 2017, 1:58 am

Ramblings: On Forsberg, Greiss, Shattenkirk, Vasilevskiy and more.   Remember early on when Filip Forsberg couldn’t score a goal to save his life? He wasn’t even shooting much, averaging barely over two shots per game. He had …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Fantasy Impact: The Penguins Acquire Ron Hainsey

by steve laidlaw Feb 23, 2017, 12:03 pm

Fantasy Impact: The Penguins acquire Ron Hainsey from the Hurricanes in exchange for Danny Kristo and a second-round pick.   The Penguins get: a capable veteran defenseman who hasn’t been fantasy relevant in years and doesn’t project …

Capped

Capped: Defensemen to Buy At Your Trade Deadline

by Alexander MacLean Feb 23, 2017, 8:47 am

This week's Capped discusses the forward trade targets for your upcoming trade deadlines. **** Just over a week to go until the deadline, and we still haven’t seen a large-scale deal. Hopefully you fantasy GMs aren’t waiting …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: The Panthers' Power Play Woes (Feb 23)

by steve laidlaw Feb 23, 2017, 1:24 am

Ramblings: Looking into the Panthers' Power Play Woes, and more.   A recent report suggested that the Panthers were looking for power play help at the trade deadline so I decided to dig a little deeper. I’ve …

Injury Ward

NHL Injuries: Latest on Marner, Stamkos, Quick, Stone, E.J. and others

by Brennan Des Feb 22, 2017, 4:40 pm

The latest injury news on Mitch Marner, Mark Stone, Bobby Ryan, Conor Sheary and many more...                   The Big Guns (>75% owned in Yahoo Leagues) Mitch Marner – The Leafs’ forward has been placed on injured reserve with …

Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Cage Match: The better fantasy own - Max Pacioretty or Taylor Hall?

by Rick Roos Feb 22, 2017, 7:58 am

How long has it been since the last Max Pacioretty Cage Match? Long enough that Andrew Ladd was his previous opponent! Facing MaxPac is Taylor Hall, who was covered a bit more recently, but as …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Toews, Triplets, hot lines, and Auston vs. Laine II (Feb 22)

by Dobber Feb 22, 2017, 1:17 am

Ramblings: Toews, Triplets, hot lines, and Auston vs. Laine II (Feb 22) *** Oh wow, finally some movement on the ‘new server’ front… Server Update: We started the migration yesterday but it stalled halfway through. Back to fixing …

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 …