Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

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 …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Chris Kreider and Kevin Hayes re-sign, Evander Kane and a look at prime years (July 23)

by Neil Parker Jul 23, 2016, 3:36 am

  Two Rangers re-sign, Evander Kane, Connor Carrick, Radek Faksa and a look at a prime offensive years …    We may not see or hear from Dobber for a few days, as he celebrates the re-signing of …

The Dobotomy

Dobber's Offseason Fantasy Grades: Arizona Coyotes

by Michael Clifford Jul 22, 2016, 12:00 pm

Dobber's offseason fantasy hockey grades - Arizona Coyotes   For the last 13 years (12 with The Hockey News) I have reviewed each team from a fantasy-hockey standpoint and graded them. My 14th annual review will appear …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Thoughts on dynasty drafting, Backes, Kreider, and ADPs (July 22)

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

Thoughts on dynasty drafting, and guys whose ADPs to follow throughout the summer. **** I frequently find myself listening to SiriusXM radio, specifically the fantasy sports channel. It’s a good way to pass the time, and a …

Hockey Rankings

Top 100 Keeper League Goalies - July

by Dobber Jul 21, 2016, 10:52 am

The top 100 goalies to own in fantasy hockey keeper leagues, July edition. New faces/new places...   These rankings are based on keeper leagues, but how much they can help you this year plays a big part …

Keeping Karlsson

Keeping Karlsson: Brassard Bonanza

by Elan Dubrofsky Jul 21, 2016, 9:49 am

The latest episode of 'Keeping Karlsson' discusses Brassard, among many other newly-signed or traded players. **** On this brand new episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast, Elan and Brian reach what they assume to be …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Johansson Signs, Richards Retires, Colin Wilson, and More (July 21)

by Michael Clifford Jul 20, 2016, 11:22 pm

Johansson Gets Three-Year Deal, Richards Retires, Thoughts on Wilson, Ehlers, Fabbri  **** This isn’t really related to fantasy anymore, but yesterday, long-time forward Brad Richards retired from the NHL. Though he played 15 seasons, Richards is likely …

Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Cage Match Tourney: Breakout Players 2016

by Rick Roos Jul 20, 2016, 8:52 am

Which players do you see breaking out in 2016-17? Have your say as fantasy owners from around the world weigh in   Right about now many of you are wondering where to focus your fantasy attention, what …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Sharks, Matthews vs. Laine, minor notes and more (July 20)

by Dobber Jul 19, 2016, 11:51 pm

Rambling about Matthews vs. Laine (again), the Sharks, minor notes from around the league and more … *** I’m finding a surprising amount of resistance so the idea that Auston Matthews should be the first overall pick …

Eastern Edge

Eastern Edge – Players Losing Fantasy Value Following Free Agency

by Eric Daoust Jul 19, 2016, 11:15 am

  This week's edition of the Eastern Edge takes a closer look at more free-agent signings from the Eastern Conference ...   After covering the Eastern Conference winners in free agency last week, today we shift to the losers. …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Below-average analytics, Radim Vrbata, Timo Meier, Chris Kreider and more (July 19)

by Neil Parker Jul 19, 2016, 2:25 am

    Below-average analytics, Radim Vrbata, Timo Meier, Chris Kreider and what's next for Ottawa and New York?   Shea Weber is an "average NHLer," according to Matt Pfeffer's analytics. No wonder he was fired, and his opinion in …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Rangers, Senators Swap Centers, Picks

by Ian Gooding Jul 18, 2016, 2:05 pm

The Ottawa Senators have acquired Derick Brassard and a 2018 seventh-round pick from the New York Rangers in exchange for Mika Zibanejad and a 2018 second-round pick. This trade seem to catch everyone out of the …

The Wild West

West: Free Agent Signings (Part II)

by Doran Libin Jul 18, 2016, 12:49 pm

  Looking at the three UFA signings in the West with limited fantasy upside - and two more that are just plain bad...   After looking at the best free agent signings from a fantasy hockey perspective this week …

Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Top 10 Soon-To-Be Fantasy Debates

by Tom Collins Jul 18, 2016, 8:20 am

Which future hockey debates could one day top Sid vs. Alex? The NHL fantasy landscape is chock full of great debates. Especially in the past decade. Sidney Crosby vs Alex Ovechkin. Evgeni Malkin vs Steven Stamkos. …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Killorn Signing, Fantasy Hockey Mailbag

by Ian Gooding Jul 17, 2016, 11:50 pm

Killorn signing, fantasy hockey mailbag, plus more… Sunday is usually a slow news day, but there was one significant signing. Alex Killorn avoided arbitration in signing a seven-year contract worth $4.45 million per season. I had …

The Contrarian

The Contrarian - The Canuck Conundrum

by Demetri Fragopoulos Jul 17, 2016, 8:57 am

Why would the Canucks sign Loui Eriksson if it is clear to everyone else that they should rebuild? Go for it, or retool/rebuild? That is the question we ask of our fantasy teams and also …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Domi, Marchand, Potential 2017 Free Agents

by Ian Gooding Jul 17, 2016, 12:13 am

Domi, Marchand, potential 2017 free agents, plus more… Welcome to the Sunday Ramblings, where you’ve got me on my usual day… plus one more. Yes, you’ll have to put up with me for two consecutive days. …

The Journey

The Journey: Late Round Fantasy Bargains

by Kevin LeBlanc Jul 16, 2016, 9:13 am

This week's Journey looks at late round NHL draftees that could be fantasy bargains.  **** The Journey this week examines which late-round picks of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft are fantasy value picks based on their drafted …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: New Contract for Benn, Schwartz; Rask, and More (July 16)

by Michael Clifford Jul 15, 2016, 11:07 pm

Jamie Benn Earns a Huge Contract, Victor Rask/Jaden Schwartz signings, and More **** One big restricted free agent domino fell last night as the St. Louis Blues re-signed forward Jaden Schwartz to a five-year deal. The deal …

Frozen Pool Forensics

Frozen Pool Forensics: Connor McDavid

by Cam Robinson Jul 15, 2016, 9:00 am

This week's Frozen Pool Forensics looks at Connor McDavid's prospects for next year.  **** If anyone is expecting a sophomore slump from Connor McDavid next season, get ready to be disappointed. Here is a player that only …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Montreal's Latest Moves, Colin and J.T. Miller, and More (July 15)

by Michael Clifford Jul 14, 2016, 11:13 pm

Montreal’s Latest Moves, Production and Opportunity, a Duo of Millers **** This is only tangentially related to fantasy hockey, but I thought there was some interesting news to come out of the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night. …

The Dobotomy

Dobber's Offseason Fantasy Grades: Anaheim Ducks

by Dobber Jul 14, 2016, 4:13 pm

  Dobber's offseason fantasy hockey grades - Anaheim Ducks   For the last 13 years (12 with The Hockey News) I have reviewed each team from a fantasy-hockey standpoint and graded them. My 14th annual review will appear …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Connor McDavid's second to none, J.T. Miller and other signings and more (July 14)

by Neil Parker Jul 14, 2016, 6:04 am

  Connor McDavid's second to none, J.T. Miller, Alan Quine, Cory Conacher, Teemu Pulkinen and more …     No stats here because a 45-game stretch isn't enough, regardless of how beastly it was, but if I'm in a …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Justin Schultz Re-Signs with Pittsburgh

by Dobber Jul 13, 2016, 12:04 pm

Fantasy Impact: The Penguins re-sign unrestricted free agent defenseman Justin Schultz for one year at $1.4 million.   In general, we don't break down a move when a player signs with the same team, but if it's …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Wings, Lou, Doan, Rask and more (July 13)

by Dobber Jul 12, 2016, 11:34 pm

Rambling about Halak vs. Elliott, the Red Wings, Lou, Doan, Rask and more … *** I solicited questions in the comments area of the Ramblings Monday and there were some interesting topics that I’ll tackle today… * Jaroslav Halak …

Hockey Rankings

Top 50 Fantasy Prospect Defensemen - July 2016

by Dobber Jul 12, 2016, 11:54 am

The Top 50 Prospect Defensemen to own in fantasy hockey, July edition. Provorov still rules, 2016 draftees debut...   Here are this month's top defense prospects to own in a points-only keeper league. Taking into account the …