The Journey

Fastest Rising Prospects: February 2016

by Kevin LeBlanc Feb 13, 2016, 1:56 pm

Why Ty Rattie is one of the fastest rising prospects this month. The Journey examines Dobber’s top forward and defenseman prospect lists and accesses the fast risers in February. Take a look at the Top 200 …

Saturday's NHL Picks

Saturday NHL Picks: February 13, 2016

by Jonathan Coretti Feb 13, 2016, 8:40 am

Claude Giroux and the Flyers are primed for a win against the Devils on Saturday. Who else should win? Great slate of games tonight including a banger between the Capitals and Stars. I look at six …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Schwartz Returns, Hellebuyck Demoted, Price Out for the Season? (Feb. 13)

by steve laidlaw Feb 13, 2016, 2:39 am

Ramblings: Schwartz Returns, Hellebuyck Demoted, Price Out for the Season? And more. Jaden Schwartz made his return for the Blues after missing like 50 games. He did great scoring his first goal of the season and …

The Kings of Daily Fantasy

Cheap Players for Daily Fantasy Hockey: February 12, 2016

by Chris Wassel Feb 12, 2016, 9:17 pm

Joe Pavelski and the Sharks make a great play in daily fantasy hockey. Top Budget Plays Centers Peter Holland $3,600 – We are going to see how long some of the Mike Babcock experiments last but one included putting …

Frozen Pool Forensics

Frozen Pool Forensics: Vincent Trocheck

by Cam Robinson Feb 12, 2016, 12:40 pm

Vincent Trocheck is on a tear but what can you expect from him the rest of the season? Vincent Trocheck has always had a propensity for filling the score sheet. His ability to produce at every …

Hockey Rankings

Top 50 Prospect Defensemen in Fantasy Hockey - February 2016

by Dobber Feb 12, 2016, 10:02 am

There is a new prospect atop this month's Top 50 Fantasy Hockey Prospect Defensemen list - and no, you haven't seen a 'ghost'. He's really there!   Also new this month is the fact that I'm expanding …

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead: Week 20 (2015-16)

by Mike Schmidt Feb 12, 2016, 9:20 am

Jordan Staal and the Hurricanes have a favourable upcoming schedule for fantasy hockey. All fantasy owners need help in the short term AND the long term. The Looking Ahead feature identifies one player to plug into …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: McDavid bags Leafs, Eaves Hat-trick, Tavares Streaking (Feb. 12)

by steve laidlaw Feb 12, 2016, 1:18 am

Ramblings: McDavid bags Leafs, Eaves nets a hat-trick, Tavares streaking and more. Ho hum, just a five-point night for Connor McDavid, no big deal. There should probably be some sort of tax for this coming against …

Hockey Rankings

Top 200 Prospect Forwards in Fantasy Hockey - February 2016

by Dobber Feb 11, 2016, 4:00 pm

There is a new prospect atop this month's Top 200 Fantasy Hockey Prospects list - and his spot there is not a 'lark'!   Also new this month is the fact that I'm expanding and separating the …

The Kings of Daily Fantasy

Cheap Players for Daily Fantasy Hockey

by Michael Clifford Feb 11, 2016, 11:59 am

Some cheap, and expensive, options for tonight's slate on DraftKings. **** Welcome back for another round of bargain bin, and top-end, options for DraftKings’ Thursday NHL slate. Last week was a mixed-bag of results: for the cheap options, …


Capped: Big Buff's Big Pay Day

by Chris Pudsey Feb 11, 2016, 9:23 am

What is the impact of Byfuglien's contract extension in your cap league? Earlier this week, the Winnipeg Jets opened the bank doors and re-signed 30-year-old Dustin Byfuglien to a new five-year, $38 million dollar extension. This …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Mrazek Beasting, Lundqvist Back on Track and more (Feb. 11)

by steve laidlaw Feb 11, 2016, 1:20 am

Ramblings: Mrazek Beasting, Lundqvist back on track, Phaneuf debuts for Sens and more. The Sidney Crosby scoring streak is over but that’s okay, the end had to come eventually. More importantly, everyone knows he is good. …

Injury Ward

NHL Injury Update: Malkin, Nash, Kronwall and more

by Ajay Da Costa Feb 10, 2016, 3:33 pm

NHL injury updates on Malkin, Price, Nash, Schwartz, Barkov, Couturier, Bozak and others...   We’re winding down towards trade deadline day, where players will start getting sat while their names are tossed around in trade talks. Don’t …

Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Cage Match: Johnny Gaudreau vs. Taylor Hall

by Rick Roos Feb 10, 2016, 7:49 am

We get back to forwards this week, with Johnny Gaudreau taking on Taylor Hall. Both have already proven themselves to be elite, so the question becomes what their realistic near and long term points ceilings …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Andersen, Vlasic, Ekholm, Johansson, Elliott and more

by Dobber Feb 10, 2016, 1:47 am

Rambling about Andersen vs. Gibson, a Nashville sleeper pick, Johansson on fire and more... *** What we saw last year is being confirmed this season. NHL GM’s are not stupid people. They learn. They adapt. If you …

Lining Up

Lining Up: Week 18 (2015-16)

by Jonathan Coretti Feb 9, 2016, 11:25 pm

Crosby leads the hottest line in the league. Which other lines are hot right now? Lead us forwards..... Sidney Crosby – Patric Hornqvist – Chris Kunitz (Pittsburgh) Sid is back to his old ways as he continues …

Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Toronto trades Dion Phaneuf to Ottawa in nine-player swap

by Dobber Feb 9, 2016, 12:53 pm

Fantasy Impact: The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded defenseman Dion Phaneuf to the Ottawa Senators in a nine-player deal.   The Senators get: Phaneuf, Matt Frattin, Casey Bailey, Ryan Rupert and Cody Donaghey. Of this group, Bailey, …

The Dobotomy

Dobber's Band-Aid Boys

by Dobber Feb 9, 2016, 10:25 am

Dobber's Band-Aid Boys - 2015-16 edition updated! Which players are at risk to hurt your fantasy team by missing games?     You've heard me talk about 'em. You've often wondered if I just pull them out of …

Eastern Edge

Eastern Edge: Deep Dive - Part One (2015-16)

by Eric Daoust Feb 9, 2016, 8:15 am

Bogosian is one of several widely available players in the Eastern Conference who may be of help in your multi-category league. In multi-category leagues the preparation is a lot more complex than it is for points-only …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Crosby Scores Four, Datsyuk and Zetterberg Skating Together, Mass Hysteria (Feb. 9)

by steve laidlaw Feb 9, 2016, 12:53 am

Ramblings: Crosby Scores Four, Barkov Hurt, Datsyuk and Zetterberg Skating Together, Mass Hysteria. No Evgeni Malkin again last night. They are calling him day-to-day. Who needs him when you’ve got Sidney Crosby going supernova? Another four-point effort …

The Wild West

Deep Dive I (the peripherals) - 2016

by Doran Libin Feb 8, 2016, 4:01 pm

  Fourteen players who will deliver on some of the "other" categories..   Leagues that count peripheral categories such as blocks, hits and penalty minutes often require that teams search a bit harder for depth options. Players that …

Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Top 10 buy low candidates (2015-16)

by Tom Collins Feb 8, 2016, 7:47 am

  The Top 10 buy low candidates   Knowing when to buy low on certain players is a key component to winning your hockey pool. Kudos to those who bought in on Sidney Crosby and Jakub Voracek a month …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Rinne, Gostisbehere, Islanders & more

by Dobber Feb 8, 2016, 1:40 am

Rambling about Pekka Rinne, Shayne Gostisbehere, the Isles seem to be waking up, and more... *** Sorry for the late Ramblings Sunday. Behind the scenes we upgraded the platform and didn’t know that some plugins wouldn’t jive …

The Contrarian

The Contrarian - Optimism Is Important

by Demetri Fragopoulos Feb 7, 2016, 7:52 pm

Why should teams that have struggled recently remain optimistic? Parity rules the NHL, and it is having its effects on my hockey pool. I suspect that it is doing so in yours as well. One good …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Crosby vs. Seguin, Karlsson's star status; more

by Dobber Sports Feb 7, 2016, 4:55 pm

Habs win! Karlsson’s awesomeness, Crosby vs. Seguin, and the greatest junior team ever Apologies for this being posted a little later than normal… and apologies if any bits in here are already outdated… there were issues …