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 tsn.ca'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

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 …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Sens Rout Pens, Chris Wideman, Blackhawks Fantasy Performers - May 18

by Michael Clifford May 17, 2017, 11:01 pm

Senators take a 2-1 series lead, Chris Wideman, and thoughts on Blackhawks fantasy performances **** Pittsburgh-Ottawa It was a perfect start for Ottawa, as Mike Hoffman corralled a puck behind the net and banked it in off Pittsburgh …

Hockey Rankings

Top 50 Fantasy Prospect Defensemen - May 2017

by Dobber May 17, 2017, 11:44 am

Here are the Top 50 prospect defensemen to own in your keeper league - May edition.   This month, the full audit has begun. But - only begun! As you know, I'm working on the Fantasy Prospects …

Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Who is the better fantasy own - Bo Horvat or Mika Zibanejad?

by Rick Roos May 17, 2017, 6:36 am

  Poolies were hoping by now to have a better idea of what the future holds for Mika Zibanejad and Bo Horvat. Yet after another season in the books for each, we remain unsure of their …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Thoughts on Vegas, some Euro UFA signings, Penguin injuries, top GMs and more (May 17)

by Dobber May 16, 2017, 11:08 pm

Ramblings: Thoughts on Vegas, some Euro UFA signings, Penguin injuries, top GMs and more (May 17) *** We’re on the new server! But, there are some issues as you’ve probably seen. Dobbernomics is down. I’m so sorry …

Latest

Fantasy Impact: Andrej Sekera set to miss six to nine months

by Neil Parker May 16, 2017, 2:45 pm

  Andrej Sekera will undergo surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament Thursday and will require six to nine months to fully recover. The timeline has the 30-year-old defenseman in line for a mid-November -- …

Eastern Edge

Eastern Edge - Buffalo Chips

by Russ May 16, 2017, 10:27 am

    The Buffalo Sabres certainly didn’t expect the 2016-17 campaign to go down the way it did. It didn’t help that the new face of the franchise suffered a high ankle sprain on the eve of …

Hockey Rankings

Top 200 Fantasy Hockey Prospect Forwards - May 2017

by Dobber May 16, 2017, 7:37 am

  Better late than never - here are the Top 200 prospect forwards to own in your keeper league - May edition.   This month, the full audit has begun. But - only begun! As you know, I'm …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Evgeni Malkin, Connor Hellebuyck and more (May 16)

by Neil Parker May 16, 2017, 4:29 am

  Monday's game was awful. While there were some highlights, for the most part, it was a slow and calculated chess match. The Sens spent the entire game playing not to lose. The dramatics between Evgeni Malkin …

The Wild West

2017 Offseason Outlook: Arizona and Dallas

by Kevin Wickersham May 15, 2017, 12:26 pm

The 2017 Offseason Outlook for the Arizona Coyotes and Dallas Stars   Following the lottery draft order/disorder we’ve been examining each Western Conference squad’s offseason outlook, emphasizing points-only pool production with some peripheral considerations and highlighting potential breakout …

Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Top 10 players who can rebound from sophomore slumps

by Tom Collins May 15, 2017, 6:54 am

Top 10 players who can rebound from sophomore slumps Not every young player is going to improve every season, much to the chagrin of fantasy general managers. No matter how great a class of rookies may …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: The Avalanche, Silfverberg, Getzlaf and more around the fantasy hockey world (May 15)

by Dobber May 14, 2017, 10:53 pm

Ramblings: The Avalanche, Silfverberg, Getzlaf and more around the fantasy hockey world (May 15) *** I’ve seen a lot of Colorado Avalanche fans who are truly sour over losing the first (and hell – second) overall pick …

Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Bobby Ryan, Ocho Sinko? (May 14)

by Ian Gooding May 14, 2017, 12:13 am

Pens/Sens Game 1 Bobby Ryan scored at 4:59 into overtime to give the Senators a 2-1 win in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final. It’s a nifty backhand, in case you didn’t get a chance …

The Journey

The Journey: Rising Stock Among 2016 NHL Draft Picks

by Kevin LeBlanc May 13, 2017, 9:03 am

The Journey examines 2016 draft picks whose stock has risen since their selection.  **** As we get closer each day to June 23rd and the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, The Journey looks back at last summer’s selections, …