October 28, 2013

Dobber Sports


Just to update the below with a few things – it turns out that Dubinsky will not have a hearing after all. Suspension avoided.


Also, Nieto it turns out has a hand injury and was not a healthy scratch (thanks to the commenter below for that one). And another commenter pointed out that Hertl actually scored his second goal since notching four in a game – and not his first.


For the full fantasy profile on Nashville goalie Magnus Hellberg, click here

With Pekka Rinne sidelined for at least four weeks (and I have a hunch it will stretch into five or six – infections are so unpredictable, remember Joffrey Lupul), and Carter Hutton getting rocked Saturday night, the Magnus Hellberg watch is on. I drafted Hellberg in one of my keepers (the deepest one) as a No.5 goalie.

And my other dark horse No.3 goalie for this year, Richard Bachman, was called up by the Oilers Sunday. I recommended 10 days ago in my Puck Daddy piece that you claim him and stash him on your bench for a few weeks. Did you laugh or do it? He got the nod for the Oilers yesterday and was peppered with 48 shots! He stopped 47 of them. If you didn’t grab him before, do so now. If you need a goalie, maybe he could help. If you don’t need a goalie, maybe he will do well and you can hold him for ransom to the highest bidder (because someone in your league definitely needs a goalie badly).

Mark Arcobello has gone three games without a point now, hitting his first NHL slump. He did see 22 minutes of ice time Sunday though.


Drance recommended keeping an eye on Eric Gelinas, a defenseman for the Devils, and I think he was right to do so. But with Bryce Salvador returning, the Devils were forced to send Gelinas back to the minors yesterday. Gelinas and Adam Larsson are the only guys who could be sent down without waivers. Why they don’t give Larsson some ice time in the AHL for a few weeks is beyond me.


Eight panelists from DobberProspects ranked the NHL organizations in terms of their fantasy hockey prospects. Teams 1-15 can be found here.


Martin Hanzal, who is having a career season so far, will have this hit looked at by the