Eastern Edge

Eastern Edge – Ones to Watch: Part 1

by Russ Aug 22, 2017, 11:31 am

  There are always players with interesting questions heading into their respective training camps. It could be that spiffy new hotshot rookie/first round pick or a new player coming to the team via an offseason trade. …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Jakub Jerabek, Ben Bishop, Conor Sheary, John Klingberg and more (Aug. 22)

by Neil Parker Aug 22, 2017, 12:12 am

  Here's an interview (in French) with Jakub Jerabek about what's needed for him to successfully make the jump from the KHL to the NHL. It seems unlikely that Jerabek will have a prominent role out …

Keeping Karlsson

Keeping Karlsson no. 153 - Early ProjecSchenns with Steve Laidlaw

by Elan Dubrofsky Aug 21, 2017, 11:29 pm

On the final episode of the Keeping Karlsson Hockey Podcast's 2017 offseason series-- pre-season series begins next episode!-- Elan and Brian are joined by Steve Laidlaw, who lets us in on how the Dobber Fantasy …

Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Fantasy Top-10: Players Ranked Too Low on Yahoo

by Tom Collins Aug 21, 2017, 8:38 am

The most popular fantasy hockey pool host quietly opened on the weekend, and there are a few rankings that leaves me scratching my head. The Yahoo draft layout uses three different sets of rankings: The expert …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Stats and Facts from the 2016-17 season; Brad Marchand - August 21

by Michael Clifford Aug 20, 2017, 11:00 pm

Last Thursday saw the end of my team by team review of relevant fantasy performances from the 2016-17 season. It’s an exercise that helps put the year in context, figure out what went right/wrong, and …

The Dobotomy

Dobber's Offseason Fantasy Grades: Nashville Predators

by Cam Robinson Aug 20, 2017, 4:30 pm

Dobber's offseason fantasy hockey grades – Nashville Predators For the last 14 years (12 with The Hockey News) Dobber has reviewed each team from a fantasy-hockey standpoint and graded them. This year, due to Dobber’s battle with …

20 Fantasy Hockey Thoughts

20 Fantasy Hockey Thoughts

by Mario Prata Aug 20, 2017, 10:14 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. Capping off the …

Geek of the Week

Geek of the Week: Centers

by Scott Maran Aug 20, 2017, 9:22 am

Here are the top fantasy hockey centers from last season, according to the Geek. We’ve looked at the goalies. We’ve looked at the defensemen. And we’ve looked at the wingers. So now with our final installment …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Replacing One Z With Another, Lundqvist, Boeser (Aug 20)

by Ian Gooding Aug 20, 2017, 12:18 am

Replacing One Z With Another, Lundqvist, Boeser (Aug 20) I haven’t had a good poll question in a while, so I saw the perfect opportunity to put one in as some fantasy leagues begin to form …

Keeping Karlsson

Keeping Karlsson - No. 152 - Prospect Talk with Peter Harling

by Elan Dubrofsky Aug 19, 2017, 12:14 pm

  With Brian still on his never-ending vacation, Elan brings in a ringer to help him work through all of the new faces we'll be seeing in the NHL next season. Peter Harling, Managing editor for Dobber Prospects and co-host …

The Dobotomy

Dobber's Offseason Fantasy Grades: Montreal Canadiens

by Cam Robinson Aug 19, 2017, 9:06 am

  Dobber's offseason fantasy hockey grades – Montreal Canadiens   For the last 14 years (12 with The Hockey News) Dobber has reviewed each team from a fantasy-hockey standpoint and graded them. This year, due to Dobber’s battle with …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Dylan Larkin, Travis Zajac, Derek Stepan, Sebastian Aho and more (Aug. 19)

by Neil Parker Aug 19, 2017, 3:48 am

  Next weekend, I'll be attending and presenting at The Fantasy Sports Show taking place at The International Centre Hall in Mississauga. Please, if you're in the area, stop by and say hello. It has the …

Frozen Pool Forensics

Frozen Pool Forensics: Nick Leddy

by Chris Liggio Aug 18, 2017, 12:11 pm

  Though it may not last, we are experiencing an interesting chapter in the Rangers-Islanders rivalry with the team’s now being a quick subway ride apart. Most would say the Rangers get the most scrutiny of …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Jack Eichel, Filip Forsberg, Dougie Hamilton and more (Aug 18)

by Neil Parker Aug 18, 2017, 1:19 am

  Here's a quick read on Jack Eichel discussing his underrated status among the league's new crop of young superstars. To pluck one note from the article, Eichel went on 26-game binder with 11 goals and …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Fantasy Take: Devils' Travis Zajac Out 4-6 Months

by Michael Clifford Aug 17, 2017, 4:30 pm

The New Jersey Devils were dealt an injury blow a month before training camp starts, as the team announced that center Travis Zajac would be out four to six months following an off-season training incident …

The Dobotomy

Dobber's Offseason Fantasy Grades - Minnesota Wild

by Cam Robinson Aug 17, 2017, 11:30 am

For the last 14 years (12 with The Hockey News) Dobber has reviewed each team from a fantasy-hockey standpoint and graded them. This year, due to Dobber’s battle with cancer, he recruited Cam Robinson (of Frozen …


Capped: Team By Team Buy And Sell - Part Two

by Alexander MacLean Aug 17, 2017, 7:00 am

This week brings us part two of the series of our summer Capped buy and sell. Here we run through each NHL team, and cover one player that you should be trying to get onto …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Pastrnak, Draisaitl's Contract, and the Winnipeg Jets - August 17

by Michael Clifford Aug 16, 2017, 11:00 pm

One thing that is prudent when your work and thoughts in fantasy sports are distributed through social media is to take rumours with a large grain of salt. Most never come to fruition, some do …

Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Cage Match: Offseason Preparation Part 1

by Rick Roos Aug 16, 2017, 8:23 am

Believe it or not, it’s now been more than two months since the Pens hoisted the Stanley Cup, which also means we’re just eight short weeks away from opening night of the 2017-18 NHL season! …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Centers that Aren't Really Centers, Vrbata in Florida (Aug 16)

by Ian Gooding Aug 15, 2017, 11:27 pm

Centers That Are Not Really Centers, Vrbata in Florida, plus more... First, some quick news items for the day. Hobey Baker award winner Will Butcher is expected to make his decision in a week about which team …

Eastern Edge

Eastern Edge - Isle Be Back

by Russ Aug 15, 2017, 11:11 am

  The New York Islanders missed the playoffs last season. On the positive side of the ledger, they replaced head coach Jack Capuano with Doug Weight, a change that was applauded by every Isles fan outside …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: More Dylan Strome, Colin White, Corey Crawford, Nazem Kadri and more (Aug. 15)

by Neil Parker Aug 15, 2017, 3:47 am

  Here's a quick quote about Dylan Strome's training camp from new head coach Rick Tocchet, "I don't' want him to come in and think we're going to stick him on the checking line and play three …

Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Fantasy Hockey Top-10: Disappointments for 2017-18

by Tom Collins Aug 14, 2017, 11:20 am

Every fantasy season is going to have its own set of disappointments. Some disappointments are injury related. Other disappointments come from trading away an underperformer before he breaks out. But the most common disappointment is when …

The Wild West

Wild West: Top-10 Right Wings for the 2017-18 Season

by Kevin Wickersham Aug 14, 2017, 8:54 am

First let me apologize for not getting back to some of you via Twitter and other formats. I’m in a very rural locale visiting family and then will be relocating for a few months, so …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Viktor Arvidsson, Alec Martinez, Sergei Bobrovsky, and Fantasy Success - August 14

by Michael Clifford Aug 13, 2017, 11:00 pm

A couple of Ramblings ago, I discussed a few players that were busts in the fantasy game last year, why they were busts, and the lessons that can be learned from those players. As always, …