August 28, 2011

Dobber Sports

2011-08-28

 

Fantasy Guide will be updated tomorrow. The Goalie Rankings will be updated tomorrow as well. And then of course there was yesterday's launch of a new iPhone app – Dobber's Draft Buddy. My projections and notes (that part will be added soon) on a list for you to quickly make a decision on your next pick.

 

I had a party for my baby girl yesterday, with a good 70 family members over. The count, unofficially (and somewhat drunkenly) was: ZERO iPhones, ZERO Androids, and about 10 Blackberries. Go figure. But we tackled the iPhone first because it's on the rise and BB seems to be on the decline. Even though Angus, myself and my graphics designer Glen all have the BB – so I have yet to actually try this and see it in real action. Android would be the next project. I don't see it ready this year though.

 

Now Patrick Kane is shooting for the season opener, as opposed to training camp. But in this story it seems a safe bet that although he'll miss the start of camp, he'll still catch some of it.

 

Nathan Horton, however, is ready to go. He'll be in training camp having fully recovered from his concussion. If he's healthy, judging by his huge postseason, I would be looking for a career season.

 

On the Forecheck gives us five players to watch in prospects camp, including Craig Smith, Austin Watson and Ryan Ellis.

 

If Ales Kotalik makes the Sabres, and he believes that he will, it will be at the expense of Luke Adam. And that makes them a worse team.

 

Puck Rakers gives their analysis and projections on the Blue Jackets left wingers, centermen, and will continue with this series throughout the week.

 

Spector looks at some rumors (of course), including the likelihood of an Andrei Kostitsyn move. I usually love underproducing players getting traded because a fresh start, more often than not, boosts the numbers. And after seeing what it did for brother Sergei, I think Andrei owners should be happy about his big mouth.

 

Would you still take Sidney Crosby in your NHL fantasy draft? Greg Wyshynski asked me the question and my answer can be found in his article here. I'll be back doing weekly fantasy columns for Puck Daddy in the season ahead.

 

Here is a thorough statistical analysis on why Troy Brouwer will probably fall short of scoring 20 goals this season.

 

Top 10 Patrick Kane goals:

 

 

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