August 28, 2013

Dobber Sports

2013-08-28

The Fantasy Guide can be picked up online in pdf form for $9.99 – it comes with an updated spreadsheet, free. Updates are all free, download as often as you’d like. Last update was yesterday. Draft List was updated, too. And I figured out why some people didn’t get the fixes that I made last week so that’s settled now as well.

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As noted in the comments below – Pekka Rinne, who had surgery on his hip in May, is still not skating. I would find it hard to imagine that the Preds would go out and sign a Bryzgalov, for example. But perhaps this is why the Jose Theodore to Boston is not done? He would be the right fit for the Preds. Can’t see Carter Hutton starting the first dozen games, if it comes to that.

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Most of the people who buy my fantasy guide also buy the McKeen’s guide off newsstands (I can only wish it worked the other way around too). McKeen’s made public yesterday their decision to not print their guide this year. It will be available for sale online, instead. So for the most part in Ontario, unless you guys one of the “fly by night” fantasy guides that pop up on newsstands for a couple of years before they give up trying to break into the market – you’re stuck with me. There is the Forecaster, which I wrote about 200 player profiles. There is The Hockey News, which I contributed a column (back page). So just face the inevitable and buy my guide!

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Alex Pietrangelo still does not have a contract, but he’s optimistic that he will be in training camp on time.

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There is a very real chance that Kimmo Timonencould play another season after this one. He’ll be 39 years old for 2014-15 and his body is breaking down, but if he has a strong season it looks like he’ll come back for more.

 

 

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The annual Traverse City prospects tournament begins next week. Here is a look at the group that Columbus is sending. Notables include Oscar Dansk, Michael Chaput, Boone Jenner and Ryan Murray. Find profiles – from a fantasy perspective – on all the Blue Jackets prospects right here.

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Olympics coverage/notes have been strangely absent from the Ramblings, despite the fact that it’s