Dobber’s Band-Aid Boys

by Dobber on February 9, 2016 | (12 Comments)

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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 a hat (or perhaps, a certain body oriface). Nope. I get 'em off this list. A DobberHockey staple since 2005.

 

 

Definition of "Certified": The player is virtually guaranteed to miss games and is a significant risk to miss 12 or more.

 

 

Definition of "Trainee": The player has shown signs that he could become Certified. He is probably going to miss six or seven games in the coming season and has some risk of suffering an injury that will cost him 12 or more.

 

The rule of thumb - if you ever manage to acquire, accidentally or otherwise - a member of the executive committee or a Certified Band-Aid Boy, get them off your team immediately. Although they may have fantasy value, they are probably not worth the headache (no pun intended) if you can acquire a player of equal value who is not on this list. If you acquire any Certified Band-Aid Boy for the price of them as if they play 65 games, then that works - just don't overpay and expect a full season out of them.

 

If you acquire a Band-Aid Boy Trainee, then keeping this player should be okay...but too many of them on your team could (will?) be trouble. It is possible to go from "certified" back to "trainee", or from "trainee" right off of this list. But poolies need to see some stability in games played - often one healthy season isn't enough to clean the slate.

 

Dobber's Band-Aid

 
Executive
 

President, CEO - Kris Letang
Executive Vice President - Johan Franzen

 

Vice President, knee operations - Joffrey Lupul
Secretary of Groins - Marian Gaborik
Band-Aid Treasurer - James Wisniewski

 


Band-Aid Boy Hall of Fame

Mario Lemieux, Alexei Zhamnov, Eric Daze

Ziggy Palffy, Eric Lindros, Dominik Hasek

Peter Forsberg, Pavel Bure, Rick DiPietro

Peter Mueller, Sheldon Souray, Martin Havlat

 
 
 

(Note - this is strictly for guidance in fantasy hockey. This list is not meant to belittle the seriousness of a player's injury problems, nor is it meant to punish a player for 'playing hard' and being a 'warrior' on the ice. It is what it is - a list of players who are at greater risk of missing games. "How" they miss those games matters little in fantasy hockey. In other words, this list is meant to be used as a tool to help your run your fantasy team, not to insult anyone)

 

 

Certified Band-Aid Boys

Aleksander Barkov

 

Evgeni Malkin

 

Matt Beleskey

Ales Hemsky

 

Henrik Zetterberg

 

Mike Smith

Alex Galchenyuk

 

Jacob Josefson

 

Mikhail Grabovski

Alexander Semin

 

James Neal

 

Mikko Koivu

Alexander Steen

 

James Reimer

 

Milan Michalek

Alexei Emelin

 

James Sheppard

 

Nathan Gerbe

Andrei Markov

 

James Wisniewski

 

Nikita Nikitin

Andrej Sekera

 

Jaroslav Halak

 

Niklas Backstrom (G)

Andrew MacDonald

 

Jason Spezza

 

Patrick Eaves

Beau Bennett

 

Jeff Skinner

 

Paul Martin 

Brian Gionta

 

Jimmy Howard

 

Paul Stastny

Brooks Laich

 

Joffrey Lupul

 

Pavel Datsyuk

Cam Fowler

 

Johan Franzen

 

Raffi Torres

Cam Ward

 

Kevin Bieksa

 

Rene Bourque

Chris Higgins

 

Kris Letang

 

Ryan Kesler

Clarke MacArthur

 

Kris Russell

 

Ryan Murray

Colin Wilson

 

Marek Zidlicky

 

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

Craig Anderson

 

Marian Gaborik

 

Scott Upshall

Darren Helm

 

Marian Hossa

 

Semyon Varlamov

Dave Bolland

 

Mark Giordano

 

Sergei Bobrovsky

David Booth

 

Martin Erat

 

Sidney Crosby

David Jones

 

Martin Hanzal

 

Stephen Weiss

David Krejci

 

Martin Havlat

 

Steve Downie

Derek Roy

 

Mathieu Perreault

 

Taylor Hall

Dmitri Kulikov

 

Michael Cammalleri

 

Tuomo Ruutu

Eric Fehr

 

Mikael Backlund

 

Vincent Lecavalier

Evander Kane

 

Mike Fisher

 

Zach Bogosian

 

 

Mike Green

   

 

Band-Aid Boy Trainees

         

Alex Tanguay

 

James van Riemsdyk

 

Patric Hornqvist

Alexander Edler

 

Jiri Tlusty

 

Patrick Sharp

Brandon Dubinsky

 

John-Michael Liles

 

Paul Martin

Brent Burns

 

Jonathan Toews

 

Ryan Callahan

Bryan Bickell

 

Jordan Leopold

 

Sam Gagner

Carl Hagelin

 

Jordan Staal

 

Shawn Horcoff

Chris Kunitz

 

Justin Williams

 

Simon Despres

Chris Stewart

 

Kari Lehtonen

 

Steve Ott

Cody Hodgson

 

Kris Versteeg

 

T.J. Oshie

David Legwand

 

Kyle Okposo

 

Thomas Vanek

David Perron

 

Kyle Palmieri

 

Tobias Enstrom

Drew Stafford

 

Logan Couture

 

Tyler Bozak

Dustin Byfuglien

 

Marc Staal

 

Tyler Ennis

Erik Johnson

 

Marco Scandella

 

Tyler Myers

Francois Beauchemin

 

Mats Zuccarello

 

Valtteri Filppula

Jared Spurgeon

 

Matt Read

 

Victor Hedman

Jeff Carter

 

Michal Neuvirth

 

Viktor Stalberg

Max Pacioretty

 

Mikael Granlund

 

Vladimir Tarasenko

Robin Lehner

 

Olli Maatta

 

Zach Parise

       
         

 

  • Grondini

    Do you see big change in your list for 2016-17?

    • Dobber

      Yes, I’ll need to update this.

      • Grondini

        Thanks!!! Really love your tools that you are offering to us… the fan!

  • Jean-Philippe

    I wonder why is Alex Galchenyuk on this list ? he missed 2 games in the last 2 seasons.

    • Dobber

      Because the list is from February

  • JHouly

    Just an idea. I think it would be great that the names would be in alphabetic order.

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  • garrett neilly

    How long does it take to be moved from a list? I ask since JVR and Markov have both missed only 2 games each over the past 3 seasons which should at least get them moved off of the certified list, shouldnt it?

    • Dobber Sports

      It's really just my call. I'll never trust Markov, so he stays.  JVR I moved down to trainee because you are absolutely right.

      • garrett neilly

        Fair enough, The General was damaged goods for a significant amount of time and age is working against him.

  • simon cadieux

    Semin and Nikitin = Certified AND Trainnees….