DobberHockey teams up with The Goalie Guild to purchase The Goalie Post, announces new partnership with Hockey Pool Geek.
The Goalie Post has been a godsend for fantasy owners with daily transactions. For the past five seasons, site owner Jeff Hillen has been posting the starting goaltenders for every NHL contest. Finally, poolies had a place to go that had everything organized. The clear-as-mud goaltending situation on a day-to-day basis was finally organized. Last minute injury? Hillen already made the change. Coach hiding info on who he will be starting? Hillen gave his best estimate – clearly noting that it is only an estimate – and then updated the post if and when the starter's name was finally "official".
It wasn't easy, especially when it was only supposed to be a ‘moonlighting’ gig. "A new full time job, two young children, and a loving (but maybe a little bit frustrated) wife prove to be the champions in the competition for my time these days." Hillen explained. "I had great plans to make the site bigger and better, but never seem to have the time to do it right."
The multi-million monthly page views took a hit in 2009 when Goalie Post made the move to become a pay site, but thousands of users stuck with it because they knew how reliable and organized the information was. And the option to receive emailed notifications of any last-minute goaltending changes was priceless for poolies who were in the mix for a championship.
But two years later, Hillen put the site on the market.
It was a match made in heaven. The best fantasy goalie site getting acquired by a partnership of the best fantasy hockey site and the top goaltender scouting site. The possibilities are endless. More marketing power (from DobberHockey) means more traffic, which means more content can be made available for free. More goaltending know-how (from The Goalie Guild) means there is more to offer in the Premium Section. The big winner? Fantasy hockey owners.
"With my fantasy goaltending knowledge and expertise acting as a deadly weapon," opined Justin Goldman, founder of The Goalie Guild and well-respected writer at DobberHockey, "members will instantly improve their daily decisions on who to start, trade, draft, claim or bench. I will utilize my expertise to educate members on a daily basis and provide them with insight that simply can’t be found anywhere else."