September 05, 2010

Dobber Sports



Angus here – Fantasy Mailbag is open for a second straight day. Ask me any fantasy hockey related questions!


If nothing else, September is great for various reports on players being in “the best shape of their lives.” The latest here – Toronto’s Tyler Bozak has added some size to his frame.


Mr. McGoo was kind enough to gather all the NHL stats from (including real-time stats) for all the players last season and put them neatly into an Excel spreadsheet and make it available for all the DobberHockey members. Download it here. Huge help for many who analyze the stats (and would you be here if you don’t?). I’ll add a link to the left-hand menu later.


While Mike Comrie’s fantasy value absolutely surged with his recent signing, you shouldn’t get too carried away with expectations. After all, he has played 70 games in a season just TWICE in the last seven campaigns. Furthermore, playing with Sidney Crosby turned Petr Sykora’s career back around…not. Jordan Staal will definitely play with Evgeni Malkin on the second line – Malkin will be the winger during face-offs, which from a fantasy standpoint means that he will be a left winger. That means Comrie will be third-line center. But, much like Max Talbot is often switched from third-line C to first-line W, Comrie will be as well. I offered J.P. Dumont for him in my one keeper, and frankly that is being generous – but the league counts the postseason, so Comrie’s value has a little more worth there.


The Fantasy Guide is updated through yesterday. The new shopping cart – we have ditched the one person we were waiting on for a week and have another now working on the code needed to sell the packages. Currently, the new shop can only sell individual guides and make them available in the downloads section. That’s the hold up. That’s all I have. I’d like to say that we launch tonight, but I’d bet the smart money on “no”. But we’re close.


I can’t believe miss-the-net Modin found an NHL team interested in him. Seriously? Hopefully the contract is incentive laden based on games played. He’d have to be lucky just to get to the 40-game mark.


I keep forgetting that Martin Biron is the backup in New York. What an underrated signing. Now if Lundqvist gets hurt, the team is in good hands – even though he had a tough time on the Island.

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So who do the Devils move? The most popular name is Brian Rolston… just like the most popular name in Toronto is Jeff Finger and the most popular name in Edmonton is Sheldon Souray. Uh, guys – teams don’t want the players with a salary that is three/four times their value. Not ev