Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Why Dadonov Makes Sense, Bergeron Injured, Trade Rumblings (Feb 25)

by Ian Gooding Feb 25, 2018, 2:55 am

Why Dadonov Makes Sense, Bergeron Injured, Trade Rumblings, plus more… Between in-game happenings, trade rumors, Olympics, and even injury news, there is a lot to discuss here. So although this Ramblings will contain more quick hits …


The Journey

The Journey - Fastest-Rising Prospect Defencemen

by Brad Phillips Feb 24, 2018, 11:00 am

As is usually the case with Dobber’s prospect defensemen rankings there was a whole lot of movement from January. But there were a couple players that experienced a notable jump.   Ian Mitchell – CHI, up to …


Saturday's NHL Picks

Saturday NHL Game Picks - February 24

by Adam Mark Feb 24, 2018, 8:23 am

Welcome back! After two 5-1 weeks, I had a return to earth going 3-3 last Saturday. It wasn't what I had hoped for, but it definitely could have been worse (see my first few weeks …


Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Brassard Traded; Pens Blast 'Canes; Jets Blank Blues - February 24

by Michael Clifford Feb 24, 2018, 12:01 am

For those looking for an update on Auston Matthews, we got one: there’s not much of an update. Matthews is considered day-to-day, which is probably the best news Leafs fans could hope for here. We’re at …


Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Fantasy Impact: Penguins Trade for Derick Brassard

by steve laidlaw Feb 23, 2018, 3:40 pm

  EDITORS NOTE: THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT THE ADJUSTMENTS FROM THE INITIALLY REPORTED TRADE   Fantasy Impact: The Pittsburgh Penguins acquire Derick Brassard, Vincent Dunn, Tobias Lindberg and a 2018 third-round pick in a three-way …


Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead: Oliver Bjorkstrand Offers Value in the Week Ahead

by Adam Daly-Frey Feb 23, 2018, 9:01 am

  All fantasy owners need help in the short term AND the long term. The Looking Ahead feature identifies one player to plug into lineups in the short term, a second to invest in for the …


Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Petry, Klefbom and Vatanen are Undervalued Blue Line Options (Feb 23)

by steve laidlaw Feb 23, 2018, 12:58 am

  Shea Weber has been ruled out for the season and Carey Price is now out with a concussion. The tank is on in Montreal! It would be nonsense to say this is intentional on the …


Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Fantasy Impact: The Devils Acquire Michael Grabner

by steve laidlaw Feb 22, 2018, 11:12 pm

  Fantasy Impact: The New Jersey Devils acquire Michael Grabner from the New York Rangers for Yegor Rykov and a second-round pick.   The Devils get: A proven depth goal-scorer and penalty killer.   The Rangers get: A decent draft …



Four Goalies to Approach Differently Ahead of the Trade Deadline

by Alexander MacLean Feb 22, 2018, 1:11 pm

  This week's Capped covers some thoughts on goalies for the trade deadline. **** Trade deadline day is just around the corner. NHL GMs are going to be making tons of bad salary and player decisions, and …


The DFS Throwback Thursday

Daily Fantasy - Risky budget plays so you can afford 'the Ghost' (Feb 22)

by Chris Wassel Feb 22, 2018, 10:36 am

  Thursday Throwdown: Top budget plays for your DFS hockey lineup               Match-Up Spotlight: With the 11-game slate, there are several games to look at. The Toronto Maple Leafs face the New York Islanders …


Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: On Duchene, Carter, Schmaltz and more. (Feb 22)

by steve laidlaw Feb 22, 2018, 1:25 am

  I don’t know if this is a hype job, but Bob McKenzie writes that it’s roughly a 50/50 chance that Erik Karlsson is traded by Monday. As much as the rumours have been out there …


Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Fantasy Impact: Kuemper to Coyotes for Rieder and Wedgewood

by Ian Gooding Feb 21, 2018, 11:43 pm

For the second time this week, a trade involving a goalie has been made.  The Kings have traded goalie Darcy Kuemper to the Arizona Coyotes for forward Tobias Rieder and goalie Scott Wedgewood. The Coyotes have also …


Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Cage Match: David Pastrnak vs. Patrik Laine

by Rick Roos Feb 21, 2018, 2:03 pm

Could David Pastrnak be a better fantasy option than Patrik Laine? Whatever the opposite of choosing between the lesser of two evils is, that’s what’s in store with a battle between David Pastrnak and Patrik Laine. …


Injury Ward

Injury Ward: The Latest on Simmonds, Gibson, and More

by Brennan Des Feb 21, 2018, 8:59 am

The Latest on Simmonds, Gibson, and more... Here’s this week’s latest in the injury world! If you don’t see a certain player below, there probably haven’t been any major developments in their progress. Once there is …


Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Freddie the Goalie, An Avalanche of Power-Play Goals (Feb 21)

by Ian Gooding Feb 21, 2018, 1:46 am

Freddie the Goalie, An Avalanche of Power-Play Goals, plus more… If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen me recently mention that goaltending is basically a crapshoot at the moment. (Look under my tweets …


Lining Up

Four Power Plays Clicking in the Second Half

by Brennan Des Feb 20, 2018, 11:53 am

  This week we take a look at some of the best and worst power play units since the beginning of 2018. Keep in mind, coaches often scramble their power play combinations, but the most offensively …


Eastern Edge

Bjugstad Buzzing

by Russ Feb 20, 2018, 9:13 am

  It’s good to be back after more than two weeks away (on vacation) from pretty much everything, including hockey. I did manage to catch a few games late last week, but I’ve got nearly a …


Hockey Rankings

Top 100 Keeper League Goaltenders - February 2018

by Dobber Feb 20, 2018, 7:12 am

Here are the top goaltenders to own in your fantasy hockey keeper leagues, February edition.   As usual, I posted the entire Top 100 list over at GoaliePost. Be sure to bookmark that site for the latest …


Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Tkachuk's Value Taking Off (Feb 20)

by steve laidlaw Feb 20, 2018, 12:25 am

  Thomas Greiss was placed on IR yesterday with a lower-body injury. It was retroactive to the 16th so we could see him back sooner than later. Christopher Gibson was recalled, but it’s doubtful he sees …


Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Fantasy Impact: Petr Mrazek Traded to the Flyers

by steve laidlaw Feb 19, 2018, 10:38 pm

  Fantasy Impact: The Philadelphia Flyers acquire goaltender Petr Mrazek from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for a conditional fourth-round pick in 2018 and a conditional third-round pick in 2019.   The Flyers get: A proven professional …


Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Fantasy Top-10: Under the Radar Trade Candidates

by Tom Collins Feb 19, 2018, 3:00 pm

With one week until the NHL trade deadline, it’s important to remember that some of the best moves are the smallest ones. Last year, we saw Sven Andrighetto have surprisingly great success once he was dealt …


The Wild West

Wild West: Bright Spots in Arizona

by Kevin Wickersham Feb 19, 2018, 1:00 pm

In the midst of a season-high four game win streak, and an 8-5-5 record since the calendar hit 2018, Arizona is salvaging some late success from another year gone wrong.   For a team starting the campaign …


Keeping Karlsson

Keeping Karlsson no. 177: The Gift of Gaborik

by Elan Dubrofsky Feb 19, 2018, 10:39 am

Who owns the Florida and Philadelphia creases? Which Habs forward is actually the best own? Which Bruins forward is the 4th best own? Why is Ottawa scoring now? Where did Erik Johnson's peripherals go? Can …


Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Trade Deadline Thoughts; Flyers/Rangers Get Punchy; McDavid's Hat Trick - February 19

by Michael Clifford Feb 19, 2018, 12:01 am

Don’t forget to set your lineups on this holiday Monday. There are three afternoon games that feature a lot of fantasy-relevant players so you don’t want to fall behind in your head-to-head leagues. * A full day …


Geek of the Week

Geek of the Week: Phil Kessel’s Monster Season

by Scott Maran Feb 18, 2018, 11:55 am

Has Phil Kessel been an elite player this season, even in leagues that count hits? Phil Kessel has always been known as one of the most dangerous forwards in the league, with his wrist shot widely …