Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: San Jose-St. Louis Game 6; Updates on Martinook and de Haan; Nichushkin - May 22

by Michael Clifford May 22, 2019, 2:00 am

  It was a tall order on Tuesday night for San Jose. Let alone being down 3-2 in the series and having to go into St. Louis, they would do so without Tomas Hertl, Joe Pavelski, …

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Keeping Karlsson

Fantasy Hockey Podcast: Blades of Gloria

by Elan Dubrofsky May 21, 2019, 8:29 am

  Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast's Spring Series rolls on! On this episode, Elan and Brian take a quick tour through the latest hockey happenings in the NHL playoffs and the IIHF Men's World Championships before continuing …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Carolina Cleans Out; Hamilton Injury; Esa Lindell's Contract - May 21

by Michael Clifford May 21, 2019, 1:00 am

  It was locker cleanout day in Carolina. There wasn’t really a lot of significant news to come out of it, there are still some interesting stories to watch nonetheless. Micheal Ferland said he wants to return …

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The Wild West

Top Western Conference Goalies 2018-19

by chriskane May 20, 2019, 12:31 pm

  For part three of this series we are going to look at goalies in the West. We will be using the Fantasy Hockey Geek ranking tool to get a ranking that combines all of a …

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Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Top 10 worst peripheral defensemen 2019

by Tom Collins May 20, 2019, 7:15 am

  A lot of attention is paid to defensemen in fantasy leagues that can help contribute to peripheral categories. And with good reason. It’s these guys who will lead your squad to victory thanks to blocked …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Kakko vs. Hughes (again), Carolina Goalie Conundrum, Trouba on the block? More (May 20)

by Dobber May 19, 2019, 10:57 pm

  Ramblings: Kakko vs. Hughes (again), Carolina Goalie Conundrum, Trouba on the block? More (May 20) *** In case you missed it, I had the Ramblings on Saturday, pinch-hitting for Ian (here). I listed my picks for landing …

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21 Fantasy Hockey Rambles

21 Fantasy Hockey Rambles

by Mario Prata May 19, 2019, 11:01 am

Every Sunday, we'll share 21 Fantasy Rambles – formerly 20 Fantasy Thoughts – from our writers at DobberHockey. These thoughts are curated from the past week's ‘Daily Ramblings’. Writers: Michael Clifford, Ian Gooding, Cam Robinson, Rick …

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Geek of the Week

Geek of the Week: Mika Zibanejad

by Mike Zacour May 19, 2019, 9:00 am

With the number of remaining playoff teams quickly dwindling we are going to go a non-playoff route this week and discuss Mika Zibanejad.  Zibanejad turned 26 years old in April and was born in Huddinge, Sweeden.  …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Playoff Production, Vigneault's Potential Impact, Potential Breakouts (May 19)

by Rick Roos May 18, 2019, 11:30 pm

Greetings Dobberites, it’s me Rick Roos pinch hitting for the vacationing Ian Gooding. I tried to think back to when I last did a Ramblings, but it’s been so long I couldn’t remember! Maybe three …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: My landing spots for this summer’s big crop of UFA goalies; thoughts on the Hurricanes; Winnington, and more (May 18)

by Dobber May 17, 2019, 11:04 pm

  One team was eliminated since my last Ramblings. Here are my thoughts on the team, the players, and what the future holds…   Carolina Hurricanes As you know by now, given all the hype it’s gotten, the Hurricanes …

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Frozen Tools Forensics

Frozen Tools Forensics – Looking to Free Agency (Part IV)

by Grant Campbell May 17, 2019, 12:50 pm

  For the fourth and final part of our look at UFAs for next season, we will check-in on the players available who would be considered the elite of the UFA class. These are the established …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Boston Completes The Sweep, Werenski's Keeper Value, & Hertl's Breakout Season (May 17)

by Cam Robinson May 16, 2019, 11:33 pm

  Get your brooms out Bruins’ fans, because the sweep has been completed.   By now, most of you have heard the whispers of a magical sweep curse that has been transmitted via the handshake at the end …

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Capped

Capped: Assessing the Goaltending Market

by Alexander MacLean May 16, 2019, 8:20 am

  A little over a year ago I put together some contract predictions for the bigger names up for new contracts. Here we are going to look at a similar set. It appears that there are …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: St. Louis-San Jose Game 3; Signings; Krueger; A Pair of Coyotes - May 16

by Michael Clifford May 16, 2019, 2:00 am

  The San Jose Sharks are incapable of having a slow-paced series, or even a slow-paced game. They had leads of 2-0 and 3-1 in Game 3 against St. Louis but the Blues scored three goals …

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Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Fantasy Impact: Buffalo Hires Ralph Krueger

by Cam Robinson May 15, 2019, 10:33 pm

  Fantasy Impact: The Buffalo Sabres have found their head coach. After an extended search with all the big name players rumoured, the Sabres went a different direction, hiring international sensation, Ralph Krueger. Krueger, who was Switzerland’s …

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Roos Lets Loose

Forum Buzz: Stone vs Malkin, Ranking Cs in a MultiCat, Ghost, Pettersson, & Dahlin

by Rick Roos May 15, 2019, 10:00 am

  Welcome to another edition of “Forum Buzz,” a column where I dissect posts from the DobberHockey Forums. Pretty much anything within the forums might be covered, other than trades (those usually will get their own …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: B's Take Commanding Lead, Kakko Gunning for Top Spot, Nylander, Couture, & Rask (May 15)

by Cam Robinson May 14, 2019, 11:11 pm

  Ladies and gentlemen, Tuukka Rask. The Bs netminder has been spectacular this spring and especially against the Hurricanes. He kept that going in game three of the Eastern Conference final on Tuesday evening. Those Bunch …

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Eastern Edge

Eastern Edge: Goals and Expected Goals from Atlantic Centres

by Cam Metz May 14, 2019, 8:26 am

  Last week we talked about the value that will likely be had at the draft next season for the center position in the Metro.   This week we have a few players that also will present …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Injuries to Pilut and Kesler; San Jose-St. Louis Game 2; Nylander; Klefbom - May 14

by Michael Clifford May 14, 2019, 2:00 am

  It was a very entertaining Game 2 from the get-go as Jaden Schwartz gave St. Louis a 1-0 lead less than three minutes into the game on a nifty play with Vladimir Tarasenko. With the …

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The Wild West

Wild West: Top Western Conference Fantasy Defensemen 2018-19

by Dobber May 13, 2019, 10:48 am

  For part three of this series we are going to look at defensemen in the West. We will be using the Fantasy Hockey Geek ranking tool to get a ranking that combines all of a …

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Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Top 10 fantasy-related stories of 2018-19

by Tom Collins May 13, 2019, 6:25 am

  One fun thing about looking back on the past season is to see if there are any overall patterns that emerge from season to season that could be a tell of what to expect for …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: More post-mortems, my thoughts on where free agency is going this summer, Coyle and more (May 13)

by Dobber May 13, 2019, 12:24 am

  Ramblings: More post-mortems, my thoughts on where free agency is going this summer,  and more (May 13) *** Three teams were eliminated last week. Here are my thoughts the team, the players, and what the future holds… Colorado …

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21 Fantasy Hockey Rambles

21 Fantasy Hockey Rambles

by Mario Prata May 12, 2019, 10:14 am

Every Sunday, we'll share 21 Fantasy Rambles – formerly 20 Fantasy Thoughts – from our writers at DobberHockey. These thoughts are curated from the past week's ‘Daily Ramblings’. Writers: Michael Clifford, Ian Gooding, Cam Robinson, and …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Sharks Draw First Blood, Checking Up On Dougie (May 12)

by Ian Gooding May 11, 2019, 11:44 pm

The headline is no doubt an overused cliché, but it fits perfectly for what happened on Saturday. The San Jose Sharks took full advantage of home ice, taking Game 1 of the Western Conference Final …

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Hockey Rankings

Top 50 Fantasy Prospect Defensemen - May 2019

by Dobber May 11, 2019, 1:22 pm

  Here are the Top 50 prospect defensemen to own in your points-only keeper leagues - May edition!   The annual, confusing "half audit" is here. As you know (and if you don't, then I've failed in my …

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