Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Patrick Eaves; Brayden Point; Reviewing the Weekend - June 26

by Michael Clifford Jun 25, 2017, 11:00 pm

With the Entry Draft and the trades taking up most of the headlines for the last few days, the Anaheim Ducks re-signing Patrick Eaves went by without much fanfare. He was re-upped by the team …

20 Fantasy Hockey Thoughts

20 Fantasy Hockey Thoughts

by Mario Prata Jun 25, 2017, 11:00 am

Every Sunday this off-season, we'll share 20 Fantasy Thoughts from our writers at Dobber Hockey. These thoughts are curated from the past week's "Daily Ramblings". Contributors: Ian Gooding, Michael Clifford and Neil Parker   1. Acquired via trade …

The Journey

Best First Round Fantasy Fits

by Kevin LeBlanc Jun 25, 2017, 10:14 am

Here is a list of first-round picks who will fit in well fantasy-wise for their new teams. A bow has been tied on the 2017 NHL Entry Draft in Chicago, and it’s time to analyze some …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Draft Day 2, Duchene (June 25)

by Ian Gooding Jun 25, 2017, 1:56 am

Draft Day 2, Duchene, plus more… It’s hard to believe considering some of the days we’ve had recently, but Day 2 of the draft was a relatively slow news day when it comes to trades. The …

Hockey Rankings

Top 100 Keeper League Goaltenders - June 2017

by Dobber Jun 24, 2017, 7:12 pm

Delayed as I waited for the dust to settle from the past week. Here are the Top 100 goalies to own in your keeper league, June edition Compare goalie value by tier, not by rating. Rating …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Fantasy Take: Travis Hamonic Traded to Calgary

by Michael Clifford Jun 24, 2017, 10:38 am

One of the more heavily-discussed names from the NHL trade rumour mill had been New York Islanders defenceman Travis Hamonic. They started over a year ago when he had asked the team to trade him …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Brayden Becomes a Blue

by Ian Gooding Jun 24, 2017, 12:24 am

The St. Louis Blues acquired Brayden Schenn from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Jori Lehtera, the 27th overall pick in the draft (Morgan Frost), and a conditional 2018 first-round pick. The Blues receive: An upgrade …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Arizona Adds Significant Pieces; Panarin/Saad Traded; Oshie Signs - June 24

by Michael Clifford Jun 23, 2017, 11:00 pm

There are always some surprises on draft day, whether it’s being certain players rising or falling. It may not have been very busy from a trade angle, but that doesn’t mean teams weren’t busy trying …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Fantasy Impact: Coyotes Acquire Derek Stepan and Antti Raanta

by Dobber Jun 23, 2017, 4:35 pm

  The Arizona Coyotes acquired center Derek Stepan and goaltender Antti Raanta from the New York Rangers for defenseman Anthony DeAngelo and a 2017 first-round pick.   The Coyotes get: Their No.1 center and a new No.1 goaltender. …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Chicago and Columbus swing another Blockbuster

by Neil Parker Jun 23, 2017, 12:49 pm

  The Columbus Blue Jackets acquired Artemi Panarin, Tyler Motte and a sixth-round selection in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for Brandon Saad, Anton Forsberg and a fifth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Arizona acquires Niklas Hjalmarsson

by Neil Parker Jun 23, 2017, 12:00 pm

  The Chicago Blackhawks traded Niklas Hjalmarsson to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Connor Murphy and Laurent Dauphin on Friday.   What the Coyotes Receive Hjalmarsson is a no-nonsense, shut-down defenseman that has been praised throughout his career …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Expansion Draft: Eastern Conference Teams

by Neil Parker Jun 23, 2017, 11:09 am

  Breaking down the fantasy impact of the losses the Eastern Conference teams incurred following the Las Vegas expansion draft. There were fantasy ripples throughout the NHL following Wednesday's expansion draft. Here's a look at how Las …

Frozen Pool Forensics

Frozen Pool Forensics: Potential Draft Day Surprises

by Cam Robinson Jun 23, 2017, 10:15 am

  Instead of the usual FPF article this week, we’ve decided to roll out some words on the focal point of the hockey world this weekend: The NHL Entry Draft. It’s always fun to see what a …

Hockey Rambling

Rambings: Jordan Weal, Shea Theodore and deal analysis (June 23)

by Neil Parker Jun 23, 2017, 2:07 am

  Jordan Weal is going to go Jonathan Marchessault on the NHL next season … if he lands in the right spot. A team should -- and probably will -- sign Weal to a modest salary …

The Dobotomy

Fantasy Breakdown: The Vegas Golden Knights Roster - Defensemen and Goaltenders

by Dobber Jun 22, 2017, 2:40 pm

Further to my post earlier today on the forwards (read it here), here are the defensemen and goaltenders for the Vegas Golden Knights. Vegas loaded up on defensemen with the strategy that they would use them …

The Dobotomy

Fantasy Breakdown: The Vegas Golden Knights Roster - Forwards

by Dobber Jun 22, 2017, 1:48 pm

This year’s expansion process is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. Prior expansion teams were selected without worrying about a salary cap. They didn’t have Cap Friendly to run through hundreds of mock scenarios. They …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Jordan Eberle Traded to New York Islanders for Ryan Strome

by Michael Clifford Jun 22, 2017, 12:26 pm

Two players with seemingly worn out welcomes in their respective franchises were traded for each other on Thursday afternoon. The long-rumoured Jordan Eberle trade occurred, with the Edmonton right winger being shipped to the New …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Expansion Draft: Western Conference Teams

by Ian Gooding Jun 22, 2017, 8:34 am

Breaking down team by team how the expansion draft affects the Western Conference team by team The Vegas Golden Knights expansion draft on Thursday was a unique event in that it had an impact on every …

Capped

Capped: Analyzing the Vegas Golden Knights

by Alexander MacLean Jun 22, 2017, 7:41 am

The Vegas team selection was very entertaining, however the excitement was actually spread out over the course of the afternoon (if you were paying attention). The NHL really has to figure out how to deal …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Expansion Draft; Marian Hossa's Future; NHL Awards - June 22

by Michael Clifford Jun 21, 2017, 11:00 pm

Late Tuesday night (or early Wednesday morning), some rumours started swirling around social media that Marian Hossa would be out for the 2017-18 season, and possibly had played his final NHL game. The genesis here …

Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Age and Fantasy Success Part 1: Defensemen

by Rick Roos Jun 21, 2017, 7:52 am

At what age does a defenseman's production typically peak? While doing offseason evaluations and preparations, one of the biggest questions/concerns among poolies is when a player they own will peak (or whether he’s already peaked). Avid …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Let's Go To Vegas, Hossa, Doan (June 21)

by Ian Gooding Jun 21, 2017, 12:34 am

Let's Go To Vegas, Hossa, Doan, plus more... It’s the eve of an event that I’ve eagerly been awaiting all season. Players will be flying into Vegas while the hockey world holds its breath. Who will …

Keeping Karlsson

Keeping Karlsson - No. 148 - How You Drouin?

by Elan Dubrofsky Jun 20, 2017, 3:45 pm

  Welcome to another summer series episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast! Before we get to the content, you might have heard that our friend Darryl Dobbs (aka Dobber) recently announced that he has been …

Eastern Edge

Eastern Edge - Something’s Bruin

by Russ Jun 20, 2017, 11:05 am

  Heading into last season, the Boston Bruins were looking like a team in transition. The shelves appeared relatively barren of prospects with only a dented can of SpaghettiOs sitting at the very back of the …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Looking at UFAs and Being George McPhee (June 20)

by Neil Parker Jun 20, 2017, 4:10 am

  Here is a quick run through four upcoming unrestricted free agents.   Kevin Shattenkirk   Things obviously didn't go as planned in the playoffs for Washington, and Shattenkirk wasn't a perfect fit with the Capitals. However, he was still …