What Impact Can Freshly Signed Brock Boeser and Clayton Keller Have in Your Cap League?

by Alexander MacLean Mar 30, 2017, 9:25 am

This week's Capped discusses the fallout of the new Brock Boeser and Clayton Keller contracts. **** Let’s start this off by saying that if you have not heard of Vancouver’s Brock Boeser or Arizona’s Clayton Keller then …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: MacKinnon, Rantanen and Andrighetto Giving the Avalanche a Flicker of Optimism (Mar 30)

by steve laidlaw Mar 30, 2017, 12:35 am

Ramblings: MacKinnon, Rantanen and Andrighetto Giving the Avalanche a Reason for Optimism.   The Kings secured a big win over the Flames to keep their slim playoff hopes alive. Anze Kopitar once again led the way with …

Injury Ward

NHL Injury News: Latest on Andersen, Couture, Ekblad and others

by Brennan Des Mar 29, 2017, 12:39 pm

  The latest injury information on Couture, Letang, Okposo, Sharp, Cammalleri, Anisimov and many others   The Big Guns (>75% owned in Yahoo Leagues) Frederik Andersen – The Maple Leafs’ goaltender has been a big reason why the team …

Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Who is the better fantasy own - Conor Sheary or Viktor Arvidsson?

by Rick Roos Mar 29, 2017, 7:32 am

Big things can come in small – and unexpected - packages. Cases in point for 2016-17 are Conor Sheary and Viktor Arvidsson; neither stands 5’10”, but they’ve been two of the season’s most significant fantasy …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: McDavid, Marchand, Simmonds, Lindholm, Yandle, Granlund and much more (Mar.29)

by Dobber Mar 29, 2017, 1:01 am

Ramblings: McDavid, Marchand, Simmonds, Lindholm, Yandle, Granlund and much more (Mar.29) *** Brad Marchand ended a three-game pointless drought – his only three-game pointless drought of the season – with an assist last night. Even if he …

Lining Up

Flames Top Line Delivering Big Results and Other Hot Lines

by Fred Poulin Mar 28, 2017, 6:26 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 …

The Dobotomy

Dobber's Mock Vegas Golden Knights Expansion Draft

by Dobber Mar 28, 2017, 12:52 pm

  It will be a busy week for NHL GMs in late June. The Las Vegas Expansion Draft takes place on June 21, a Wednesday. The NHL Entry Draft is two days later on the Friday …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Gibson to Return? (Mar 28)

by steve laidlaw Mar 28, 2017, 12:27 am

Ramblings: Gibson to return?   We all knew that after the Blackhawks got lit up by the Panthers 7-0 on Saturday that there would be a reckoning and that it would be Andrei Vasilevskiy and the Lightning …

The Wild West

Wild West: Blackhawks – Anatomy of a Late-Season Run

by Dobber Mar 27, 2017, 1:03 pm

Blackhawks Strong-Arm Central – Anatomy of a Late Season Run   The Blackhawks got absolutely shellacked in Sunrise this weekend. Their 7-0 loss to the Panthers Saturday night was their worst since a 9-2 beating at the hands …

Keeping Karlsson

Fantasy Hockey Podcast: OK(poso) Computer

by Elan Dubrofsky Mar 27, 2017, 7:55 am

It's another make or break week, and so we make another episode that breaks all the latest fantasy hockey news on the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast! In Outjuries, Elan and Brian delve into the fantasy impact …

Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Top 10 injuries that screwed your season

by Tom Collins Mar 27, 2017, 6:26 am

  Top 10 injuries that screwed your season   It’s championship week for many fantasy leagues but for many of us, our seasons were wiped out when our elite players spent too much time on the injured reserve. I …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Is Crosby the Iron Man of his young line? Sheary leaves game (Mar.27)

by Dobber Mar 27, 2017, 12:18 am

Ramblings: Is Crosby the Iron Man of his young line? Sheary leaves game (Mar.27) *** Well, that was short-lived. And I fear this may be what stops this new line from becoming legendary for two or three …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Bringing In Brock Boeser

by Ian Gooding Mar 26, 2017, 1:07 am

Bringing in Brock Boeser, hot Hurricanes, Marchessault magic, plus more… I had all but given up on the Canucks for fantasy purposes, dropping both Bo Horvat (goalless in last eight games) and Ryan Miller (3.29 GAA …

The Journey

The Fastest Rising Defenseman Prospects - March 2017

by Kevin LeBlanc Mar 25, 2017, 12:49 pm

The Journey examines Dobber’s Top 50 Prospect Defensemen list, and assesses the fast risers in the March rankings. There have been some major changes among the Top 50, with some new additions to the list.   Charlie …

Saturday's NHL Picks

Saturday's NHL Picks: March 25, 2017

by Adam Mark Mar 25, 2017, 8:00 am

Picking the winners of Saturday's NHL action. Welcome back! I started a new job so I made fewer picks than normal this week going 5 - 4. My season record now sits at 165 - 95 …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Dell Crashes, 2018 Breakout Candidates, Kucherov's Brilliance and more (Mar 25)

by steve laidlaw Mar 25, 2017, 12:08 am

Ramblings: Breakout candidates for next season.   Nikita Kucherov continues to drive the Lightning. Two points for the superstar winger, including the overtime winner. Brayden Point and Ondrej Palat each registered a point. With four games next …

The Kings of Daily Fantasy

Cheap Players for Daily Fantasy Hockey: March 25, 2017

by Chris Wassel Mar 24, 2017, 9:13 pm

Pavel Zacha making an interesting Daily Fantasy Hockey play.   Top Budget Plays   Centers   Pavel Zacha $3300 – The center is almost a punt play at the least. However, playing against Carolina who is bad on the road seems to …

Frozen Pool Forensics

Sid and the Kids

by Cam Robinson Mar 24, 2017, 12:53 pm

Extoling the virtues of Sidney Crosby, Conor Sheary and Jake Guentzel. A couple of days ago, this article had the potential to be nothing but blue skies and pie in the sky hopes. A rare fantasy …

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead: Buy Barbashev and the Blues

by Adam Daly-Frey Mar 24, 2017, 9:02 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 Rambling

Ramblings: Elias Lindholm is a Top Fantasy Option (Mar 24)

by steve laidlaw Mar 24, 2017, 12:52 am

Ramblings: Elias Lindholm is a top waiver wire option.   Sidney Crosby literally hacked the tip of Marc Methot’s finger off last night. Do not watch the clip of it if you are squeamish. The slash is …


Capped: Four Freshly Signed Prospects Who Could Provide Value

by Alexander MacLean Mar 23, 2017, 9:47 am

This week's Capped discusses some recent signees of the entry-level contract variety. **** Did you know that the odds of correctly predicting a perfect March Madness bracket are less that one in nine-quintillion? It’s an impossibly difficult …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Rakell Continues to Sizzle, Kadri Nets His 30th (Mar 23)

by steve laidlaw Mar 23, 2017, 12:44 am

Ramblings: Rakell continues to sizzle, Kadri nets his 30th.   The Islanders lost Ryan Strome to an upper-body injury last night. Strome isn’t particularly relevant. He has just two points in the last 10 games. But he …

Injury Ward

NHL Injury Update - The latest on Gibson, Malkin, Lundqvist, Okposo and others

by Dobber Mar 22, 2017, 1:16 pm

The latest injury news on Malkin, Okposo, Wennberg, Spezza and many more   The Big Guns (>75% owned in Yahoo Leagues) John Gibson – The Ducks’ goaltender has been stretching and skating separately from the team. Since he …

Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Analysis: Who is the better fantasy own - John Klingberg or Dougie Hamilton?

by Rick Roos Mar 22, 2017, 7:50 am

Cage Match; Klingberg vs. Hamilton   I’ve been wanting to cover John Klingberg and Dougie Hamilton in a Cage Match for a while, but never felt like there was a well-matched opponent. Now lo and behold - …

Hockey Rankings

Top 100 Keeper League Goaltenders - March 2017

by Dobber Mar 22, 2017, 6:47 am

Here are the Top 100 goalies to own in your keeper league for fantasy hockey...   Yesterday I broke out the 50 highest ranked prospects on my template. You can find that list here. As always, you can …