The Wild West

2017 Offseason Outlook: Calgary and San Jose

by Kevin Wickersham May 29, 2017, 2:39 pm

This week Kevin makes stops in Calgary and San Jose to look at offseason needs. Following the draft lottery, we’ve been examining each Western Conference squad’s offseason outlook, emphasizing points-only pool production with some peripheral considerations …

Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Top 10 Worst Peripheral Defensemen

by Tom Collins May 29, 2017, 10:24 am

We’re looking at defensemen who don’t contribute in three of the following four categories and have less than 100 blocked shots, 100 hits, 150 shots and 50 PIM. It’s extremely difficult for a defenseman to not …

The Dobotomy

Dobber Hockey Experts Panel, NHL Playoffs 2017 - Stanley Cup Final

by Michael Clifford May 29, 2017, 8:01 am

Dobber writers make their Stanley Cup Final, and Conn Smythe, predictions.  **** Things went a little better for the panel of Dobber writers with their round three picks compared to round two; out of 19 writers, 13 …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Stanley Cup Final

by Ian Gooding May 29, 2017, 1:07 am

Stanley Cup Final Preview, plus more… My topic for today is very simple. There’s an important playoff series starting today, so I might as well write about it. This matchup between Nashville and Pittsburgh promises to …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Playoff Underperformers and What It Means for Next Season (May 28)

by Ian Gooding May 28, 2017, 12:33 am

Playoff underperformers: Eberle, J.T. Miller, and more… For the teams that are still playing, and for the teams that were able to win at least one playoff round, many of their players have enjoyed the …

The Journey

The Journey: Fastest-Rising Prospect Forwards (May)

by Kevin LeBlanc May 27, 2017, 8:05 am

**** The Journey examines Dobber’s Top 200 Forward Prospects list and assesses the fast risers in the May rankings. Take a look to see the forwards to target for the future of your fantasy team.   Vadim Shipachyov …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Scoring Trends; Power Plays; Joe Thornton; Claude Giroux - May 27

by Michael Clifford May 26, 2017, 11:00 pm

Some scoring trends from across the NHL, as well as some thoughts on Giroux and Thornton **** When forecasting the future for fantasy hockey, or any fantasy sport, it’s important to keep an eye on trends, or …

Hockey Rankings

Top 100 Keeper League Goalies - May 2017

by Dobber May 26, 2017, 7:18 am

The Top 100 goaltenders to own in a fantasy hockey keeper league - May edition.   This month, just some tweaking on the prospects mostly. After all - the Fantasy Prospects Report (pick it up here) is …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Give Karlsson the Hart, but is he the No. 1 fantasy pick? (May 26)

by Neil Parker May 26, 2017, 6:01 am

  With less than a minute left in the second period, Erik Karlsson took a hit from Jake Guentzel in his own zone after moving the puck to Marc Methot in the other corner. Karlsson collected …


Capped: Examining the Dallas Goaltending Situation

by Alexander MacLean May 25, 2017, 10:36 am

This week's Capped examines the Dallas goaltending cap situation brought on by their three-headed goalie monster. **** It is already understood that the Vegas Golden Knights are going to be the biggest storyline of the offseason. However, …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Craig Anderson, Nathan MacKinnon, Tyson Barrie - May 25

by Michael Clifford May 24, 2017, 11:02 pm

Craig Anderson's playoffs, and review the fantasy performance of a few Avalanche players in 2016-17.  **** Whatever happens in Game 7 between Ottawa and Pittsburgh, can we give a little love here to Craig Anderson? Even with …

Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Looking Back on 2016 Fearless Forecasts

by Rick Roos May 24, 2017, 8:16 am

Rick reviews his 10 fearless forecasts from the fall. How did he fare? It’s time to review my 10 Fearless Forecasts column from this fall. The goal isn’t just to see how my bold forecasts fared, …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Sens Force Game 7

by Ian Gooding May 23, 2017, 11:03 pm

Sens force Game 7, plus more... Hey there, Ian filling in for Dobber one more time this week. Here are the full Ramblings for Wednesday, as I posted a partially completed version earlier in the evening. There …

Eastern Edge

Broad Street Bullies hoping to Fly

by Russ May 23, 2017, 9:58 am

  The Philadelphia Flyers were well represented at the World Championship with 10 players donning their countries colors. Five suited up for the silver-medal-winning Team Canada, Claude Giroux, who was named team captain, Wayne Simmonds, Brayden …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Preds Punch Ticket and a grab bag of player outlooks (May 23)

by Neil Parker May 23, 2017, 6:34 am

  There really isn't a lot to say about Game 6 between Nashville and Anaheim. The Ducks suffered a tough-luck loss, and Pekka Rinne made a number of timely saves to hold off the surge. Jonathan Bernier …

The Wild West

2017 Off-season Outlook: Los Angeles and Winnipeg

by Kevin Wickersham May 22, 2017, 4:17 pm

Kevin continues his offseason tour around the Western Conference with stops in Los Angeles and Winnipeg Following the lottery draft we’ve been examining each Western Conference squad’s offseason outlook, emphasizing points-only pool production with some peripheral …

Keeping Karlsson

Fantasy Hockey Podcast: Sens a Snore?

by Elan Dubrofsky May 22, 2017, 1:09 pm

Elan's away, but Brian's not alone on this brand new episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast! This edition of the show kicks off with a conversation with's Travis Yost in which we touch on each …

Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Top 10 Worst Peripheral Forwards

by Tom Collins May 22, 2017, 9:32 am

Top 10 forwards who provide solid point totals but poor peripherals There are some players you can’t help but fall in love with, no matter what the statistics say. Many of us play in leagues that count …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Penguins, Pouliot, Pulock (May 22)

by Ian Gooding May 22, 2017, 12:51 am

Penguins, Pouliot, Pulock, and more… Hey, it’s Ian again, filling the big shoes of Dobber tonight. The Penguins scored not one, not two, not three, but four goals in the first period and added three more en …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Predators Close In on Final, Playoff Surprise Players (May 21)

by Ian Gooding May 21, 2017, 1:06 am

Predators Close In on Final, Playoff Surprise Players Pontus Aberg’s first goal of the playoffs turned out to be the game-winning goal for the Predators, who take a 3-2 series lead over the Ducks with …

The Journey

The Journey - Fastest-Rising Prospect Defencemen

by Kevin LeBlanc May 20, 2017, 9:05 am

This week's The Journey reviews the fastest-rising prospect defencemen from Dobber's prospect list. **** The Journey examines Dobber’s Top 50 Prospect Defensemen list, and assesses the fast risers in the May rankings. Although the top of the …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Pens Even Series, Ryan Johansen, Mike Cammalleri, Filip Forsberg - May 20

by Michael Clifford May 19, 2017, 11:01 pm

Pens down Sens, Ryan Johansen's injury, power-play units, and more.  **** Pittsburgh-Ottawa It was a much better start to the game for the Penguins as they managed to not go down 4-0 after the first 13 minutes of …

Frozen Pool Forensics

Frozen Pool Forensics: Jake Guentzel

by Cam Robinson May 19, 2017, 10:34 am

  As the weather continues to turn warmer, we as fantasy hockey managers are forced to begin the mighty task of projecting into the next fall and beyond. With that never-ending forecasting comes many opinions and …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Corey Perry, Patrick Maroon, Nazem Kadri and more (May 19)

by Neil Parker May 19, 2017, 6:01 am

  My last ramblings discussed the sneaky value Evgeni Malkin provided in the PIM column. How I stumbled upon that stat grab was looking into Patrick Maroon, as the Oilers winger was one of just six …


Capped: The Russian Connection

by Alexander MacLean May 18, 2017, 12:22 pm

This week's Capped digs into the Russians coming over to the NHL, and what we may be able to expect from them. **** Having been away on vacation the first 10 days of May, I missed being …