Eastern Edge

Eastern Conference Goalie Tandems (Jan 2017)

by Eric Daoust Jan 24, 2017, 12:44 pm

More than any other position, goalies are extremely difficult to predict and frustrating to own through the various ups and downs. Unlike skaters who can get demoted to a lower line to work out their …

Lining Up

Lining Up: Sheary Getting It Done

by Fred Poulin Jan 24, 2017, 8:55 am

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 …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Marleau Nets a Rooster (Jan 24)

by steve laidlaw Jan 24, 2017, 12:21 am

Ramblings: Marleau scores four, Zack Smith's extension, and more. * Patrick Marleau has been an utter disappointment these past couple of seasons but never more so than last night. Oh sure, he scored four goals in one …

The Wild West

Western Conference Overachievers – 2017

by Kevin Wickersham Jan 23, 2017, 2:22 pm

  Many factors can lead to a player overachieving. A player exceeding expectations can occur as much due to a player taking the next step in his game as a blip in shooting percentage. Either way …

Keeping Karlsson

Fantasy Hockey Podcast - Forgot About Ondrej

by Elan Dubrofsky Jan 23, 2017, 11:27 am

The Blue Jackets' streak is over, but the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast's streak of appearing in your podcast feed on a weekly basis continues!  Roster moves around the league kick off this week's show, as we …

Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Top 10 Goalie Storylines

by Tom Collins Jan 23, 2017, 7:19 am

Top 10 goalie storylines   Your fantasy season lives and dies with your goaltending. You can have the best squad in the world but if your two netminders are below-average, it doesn’t matter how many points Connor …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Coreau, Saad, Zuccarello, and why you should trade Toews (Jan 23)

by Dobber Jan 23, 2017, 1:15 am

Ramblings: Coreau, Saad, Zuccarello, and why you should trade Toews *** The Midseason Guide is still available and can still help you! Besides the second-half projections, this beauty will also have players on the trade block (and …

Geek of the Week

Geek of the Week: Matthew Tkachuk

by Scott Maran Jan 22, 2017, 11:09 am

If you look past Matthews and Laine, another 2016 draftee has also been providing fantasy value. We’ve looked at Auston Matthews. We’ve looked at Patrik Laine. Before the year started, everyone knew that these two players …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Arizona Attack, Eberle Opens the Floodgates (Jan 22)

by Ian Gooding Jan 22, 2017, 2:12 am

Arizona attack, Eberle opens the floodgates, what to do with Allen, plus more… The Midseason Guide is here! Besides the second-half projections, this beauty will also have players on the trade block (and what it means), …

The Journey

The Fastest Rising Defensemen Prospects - January 2017

by Kevin LeBlanc Jan 21, 2017, 1:35 pm

The Journey examines Dobber’s Top 50 prospect defensemen list, and assesses the fast risers in the January rankings.     Thomas Chabot – Ottawa Senators – Up to 8th from 12th Overall   For my money, Chabot was the best …

Saturday's NHL Picks

Saturday's NHL Picks: January 21, 2017

by Adam Mark Jan 21, 2017, 9:03 am

What a week of hockey it's been! Here's hoping you had some Penguins and Capitals on your fantasy squad, and made up some ground if you're still in the hunt. Picks wise, I had another …

The Kings of Daily Fantasy

Cheap Players for Daily Fantasy Hockey: January 21, 2017

by Chris Wassel Jan 21, 2017, 6:53 am

Brent Burns always makes a great daily fantasy play.   Top Budget Plays   Centers   Pavel Zacha $3,700 – The center is a crazy play but the Devils are on the road in Philadelphia against a team just back from their …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: On Arvidsson, Lucic, Horvat, Guentzel and more (Jan 21)

by steve laidlaw Jan 21, 2017, 1:46 am

Ramblings: On Arvidsson, Lucic, Horvat, Guentzel and more. * The Midseason Guide was released last weekend, what are you waiting for? Besides the second-half projections, this beauty will also have players on the trade block (and what it means), …

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead: Gardiner and the Leafs Have a Great Upcoming Schedule

by Mike Schmidt Jan 20, 2017, 9:10 am

Jump on Jake Gardiner and the Leafs for their favourable upcoming schedule.   All fantasy owners need help in the short term AND the long term. The Looking Ahead feature identifies one player to plug  into lineups …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Weight's Coaching Debut (Jan 20)

by steve laidlaw Jan 20, 2017, 2:07 am

Ramblings: Weight's Coaching Debut, the Capitals second line and more. * The Midseason Guide was released last weekend, what are you waiting for? Besides the second-half projections, this beauty will also have players on the trade block (and what …

Capped

Capped: The 2017 RFA Defenseman Class

by Alexander MacLean Jan 19, 2017, 9:00 am

This week's Capped discusses the 2017 RFA defence crop, what challenges their negotiations/contracts may bring, and whether to buy or sell.  **** The 2017 restricted free agent (RFA) class includes a star-studded group of forwards, but there …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Jordan Eberle Breaks the Drought! (Jan 19)

by steve laidlaw Jan 19, 2017, 2:08 am

Ramblings: Eberle finally scores, Bergeron downright hot and more. * The Midseason Guide was released last weekend, what are you waiting for? Besides the second-half projections, this beauty will also have players on the trade block (and what it …

Injury Ward

NHL Injuries - the latest on Subban, Quick, Markov, Toffoli and others

by Brennan Des Jan 18, 2017, 3:24 pm

The latest injury news on Subban, Toffoli, Hertl, Raanta and many others...     The Big Guns (>80% owned in Yahoo Leagues) John Carlson – The Capitals’ blueliner missed Monday’s game against the Penguins with a lower-body injury. At …

Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Cage Match: Who would you rather own - Nick Foligno or Blake Wheeler?

by Rick Roos Jan 18, 2017, 10:52 am

Some of my most favorite Cage Matches are what I call “will the real [insert names] please stand up” battles. What I mean is, I like to cover players whose production has varied considerably from …

Hockey Rankings

Top 100 Rotisserie Players - January 2017

by Mike McMillan Jan 18, 2017, 7:26 am

The Top 100 roto players to own in your one-year league right now, standard categories, January edition   Player values for the roto ranks are weighted over the last two seasons to try and determine a player's …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Are Matthews – Brown – Hyman the new ‘Triplets’? (Jan 18)

by Dobber Jan 18, 2017, 12:25 am

  Ramblings: Are Matthews – Brown – Hyman the new ‘Triplets’? *** The Midseason Guide was released last weekend, what are you waiting for? Besides the second-half projections, this beauty will also have players on the trade block …

Lining Up

Jordan Staal Powering One of the League's Hottest Lines

by Fred Poulin Jan 17, 2017, 6:53 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 …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Fantasy Impact: The Islanders Fire Jack Capuano

by steve laidlaw Jan 17, 2017, 3:47 pm

Fantasy Impact: The Islanders have fired head coach Jack Capuano. Capuano will be replaced by Doug Weight on an interim basis. We have never seen Weight as a head coach so it is anyone’s guess what …

Eastern Edge

The 2016-17 All Over-Achiever Team (Eastern Conference)

by Eric Daoust Jan 17, 2017, 10:44 am

  Every year we go into our fall drafts and manage our keeper-league teams with certain expectations set on each player. However, things rarely go according to plan. Fortunately, sometimes a player performs well above expectations …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Capitals and Penguins Pour on the Gravy (Jan 17)

by steve laidlaw Jan 17, 2017, 12:21 am

Capitals and Penguins complete an insane game, Guentzel recalled, Eberle knocking and more. * Oh my goodness that Penguins-Capitals game! 8-7 in overtime, the most goals in a game since 2011. I guess that’s what happens when …