Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Eichel Hatty, Sedinery Is Back, Couture Injured (Dec 16)

by Ian Gooding Dec 16, 2017, 2:43 am

Eichel Hatty, Sedinery is Back, Couture Injured, plus more… Hey there, it’s Ian filling in for Mike today. It’s been that kind of season for the Buffalo Sabres. Jack Eichel posts his first career hat trick (two …

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Frozen Pool Forensics

Frozen Pool Forensics: Five Players and One Line Experiencing a Resurgence

by Chris Liggio Dec 15, 2017, 11:56 am

  As with any fantasy season every roster always seems to find one or two players you drafted not meeting expectations over the first quarter which starts to cause panic trends. As the season progresses into …

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Looking Ahead

Pierre-Luc Dubois and the Blue Jackets Have Value in the Week Ahead

by Adam Daly-Frey Dec 15, 2017, 10:45 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 …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Montour, Brodie, Dadonov, Hischier Among Players Slipping From Relevance (Dec 15)

by steve laidlaw Dec 15, 2017, 1:35 am

  Kudos to Garth Snow and Doug Weight for turning the Islanders into this season’s fire-wagon team. These guys have played 32 games and 22 of those have had six goals or more scored in them. …

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Capped

A Rising Cap?

by Alexander MacLean Dec 14, 2017, 9:16 am

  This week's Capped discusses the news that the salary cap will be increasing between four and seven percent for the upcoming season. **** The old adage says that the rich get richer. Well it seems as …

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Hockey Rankings

Top 50 Fantasy Prospect Defensemen - December 2017

by Dobber Dec 14, 2017, 7:35 am

Here are the Top 50 prospect defensemen to own in your points-only keeper league.   As always, players within +/- 5.0 ratings points should be considered about equal value and at that point would depend on personal …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Penalties Are Down Again, What's the Fallout? (Dec 14)

by steve laidlaw Dec 14, 2017, 1:14 am

  Nearly a month ago I looked into the league-wide scoring bump, and where that scoring was coming from. At that point (November 17), the league average for goals per game was at 5.99. Heading into …

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Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Cage Match Tournament: Most Sustainable Breakout Under Age 25

by Rick Roos Dec 13, 2017, 1:14 pm

Here is the first of the winter Cage Match Tournaments! Be sure to vote using the link at the bottom of this article.  Santa is coming early for 2017, as we’re kicking off the first of …

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Injury Ward

Injury Ward: Ducks and Blues Black and Blue

by Brennan Des Dec 13, 2017, 9:07 am

This week St. Louis has the Blues, while the Ducks take shifts visiting the Injury Ward. If you want to get a head start on those waiver wire additions when top players go down with …

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Hockey Rankings

Top 200 Fantasy Prospect Forwards - December 2017

by Dobber Dec 13, 2017, 7:27 am

  Here are the Top 200 prospect forwards to own in your points-only keeper league.     As always, players within +/- 5.0 ratings points should be considered about equal value and at that point would depend on personal …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: The Injury Bug Spreads (Dec 13)

by Ian Gooding Dec 13, 2017, 1:28 am

The Injury Bug Spreads To Hall, Dubnyk, among others… Injuries, injuries, injuries… blech. Is it just me, or has it been a brutal past week? After staying relatively healthy for the first two months of the …

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Lining Up

Tom Wilson Capitalizing on his Top-Line Chance

by Brennan Des Dec 12, 2017, 11:41 am

  This week we take a look at a line Capitalizing on their chances, some Leafs that may be falling, and Senators losing their seat. I usually reserve my Twitter account @BrennanDeSouza for injury updates, so …

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Eastern Edge

Catching Up

by Russ Dec 12, 2017, 9:00 am

  I’m back, fresh off a two-week vacation, where I was almost completely out of touch with the hockey world. It was a nice break from work, but unfortunately, I did miss all but a couple …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Whack-A-Duck (Dec 12)

by steve laidlaw Dec 12, 2017, 12:31 am

Ryan Getzlaf made his return to the Duck lineup sooner than I had anticipated, but it was a pleasant surprise. The Ducks also got Jakob Silfverberg back last night. Suddenly, their lineup wasn’t looking so …

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The Wild West

Wild West: St. Louis Not Singing The Blues - December 11

by Kevin Wickersham Dec 11, 2017, 3:00 pm

As the top team in the West the Blues have much to brag about in both the worlds of fantasy and reality.   Currently on a four-game winning streak they did have a tough weekend injury-wise though, …

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Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Fantasy Top-10: Players Who Won't Bounce Back

by Tom Collins Dec 11, 2017, 11:59 am

It’s frustrating when you own a player that is in the midst of a season-long funk. Many times, there’s nothing you can do but sit back and hope they snap out of it. Some guys will bounce …

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Keeping Karlsson

Keeping Karlsson no. 168: Neutral Melker Hotel

by Elan Dubrofsky Dec 11, 2017, 9:45 am

What to do about Florida forwards and goalies looking pretty thin? Is a great schedule reason enough for you to add a couple Canucks? How does Brock Boeser compare to Auston Matthews at the famous …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: McElhinney Shines; Staal Paces Wild; Tarasenko Does Tarasenko Things - December 11

by Michael Clifford Dec 11, 2017, 1:00 am

The big news from Sunday night was that Auston Matthews would miss Toronto’s home game against Edmonton with an “upper-body injury.” He took some friendly fire on Saturday night, colliding hard with Morgan Rielly, leading …

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Geek of the Week

Geek of the Week: Blake Wheeler

by Scott Maran Dec 10, 2017, 10:34 am

Just how good has Blake Wheeler been this season? It seems like the Winnipeg Jets were forever a team on the rise and were constantly picked as the year’s darkhorse candidate. They had the young scorers, …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Atkinson Scratched, Marner Breaks Point Slump (Dec 10)

by Ian Gooding Dec 10, 2017, 2:29 am

Atkinson Scratched, Marner Breaks Point Slump, plus much more… Let’s start with the early game. The good news for Jaden Schwartz owners: he scored a goal in the first period of Saturday’s matinee game. The bad …

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The Journey

The Journey: Prospects on the Cusp

by Brad Phillips Dec 9, 2017, 2:00 pm

A few weeks ago I highlighted a few players that scored their first NHL. But that doesn’t happen without getting into your first NHL game. None of these players have achieved that feat yet but …

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The Kings of Daily Fantasy

Saturday Night Special: NHL DFS Picks - December 9

by Chris Wassel Dec 9, 2017, 11:00 am

  Top Budget Plays Centers Christian Dvorak $3300 – The center is a decent play at the least. However, playing against the Columbus Blue Jackets may set up very good as the center will draw depth Columbus match-ups which …

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Saturday's NHL Picks

Saturday's NHL Game Picks - December 9

by Adam Mark Dec 9, 2017, 9:01 am

I had a pretty decent week going 10-4, combined with a solid fantasy week where I have closed the gap in my salary keeper league to 6 points (it was over 30+ at one point). …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: The Postman Delivers But The Breadman Assists; Wilson On Fire - December 9

by Michael Clifford Dec 9, 2017, 12:38 am

It was the Artemi Panarin show in Newark on Friday night. After his team fell behind 2-0 on goals from Marcus Johansson and Brian Boyle, Panarin had three primary assists on three second-period goals for Columbus. …

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Looking Ahead

Marian Gaborik Can Help You In The Weeks Ahead

by Adam Daly-Frey Dec 8, 2017, 7:13 pm

  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 …

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