Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Panthers Producing, Tampa Chasing History, Binnington, Murray, & Couturier (Feb 20)

by Cam Robinson Feb 20, 2019, 12:36 am

  Don’t look now, but the Ducks have won three of their last four games. Two via the shutout including a 4-0 victory over the Wild on Tuesday evening. None of these contests have seen John …

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Eastern Edge

Eastern Edge: Preparing for Head-To-Head Playoffs - Part 2

by Cam Metz Feb 19, 2019, 10:00 am

  It looks like last week’s article on how to setup for the playoffs was received well; I received multiple requests via twitter for the Excel file to allow others to take a look at their …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Jordan Staal Update; Coyotes Injuries; Deadline; Dahlin - February 19

by Michael Clifford Feb 19, 2019, 2:00 am

  Jordan Staal was back at practice for the Carolina Hurricanes, but this time he was in a regular jersey instead of a non-contact one. For a player returning from a concussion, this is a significant …

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The Wild West

Wild West: Trade Deadline 2019

by chriskane Feb 18, 2019, 2:42 pm

We will have a little bit of a change in format this week. The trade deadline is fast approaching and that means we are inundated with trade and contract speculations. It is hard to know …

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Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Top 10 Players Whose Fantasy Value Increases If Traded

by Tom Collins Feb 18, 2019, 7:24 am

Everyone likes a good NHL trade, maybe no one more than fantasy general managers. You see, we salivate at this time of the season, when players are switching teams faster than Mike Sillinger in his heyday. …

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Keeping Karlsson

Fantasy Hockey Podcast: Kuch Coma

by Elan Dubrofsky Feb 18, 2019, 6:44 am

Good morning-- and if we don't see you, good afternoon, good evening and good night! Rather than their usual Sunday evening schedule, Elan and Brian go straight from their morning coffee to breaking down the …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Skinner needs to re-sign; ZAR back with Malkin; Winnington vs. Hamburgler - and more (Feb 18)

by Dobber Feb 18, 2019, 12:59 am

Ramblings: Skinner needs to re-sign; ZAR back with Malkin; Winnington vs. Hamburgler - and more (Feb 18) *** Jeff Skinner absolutely needs to re-sign with Buffalo. The roster and the coaching style fits him like a glove …

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21 Fantasy Hockey Rambles

21 Fantasy Hockey Rambles

by Mario Prata Feb 17, 2019, 4:01 pm

Every Sunday, we'll share 21 Fantasy Rambles -- formerly titled 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, …

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Hockey Rankings

Top 50 Fantasy Prospect Defensemen - February 2019

by Dobber Feb 17, 2019, 1:54 pm

  Here are the Top 50 prospect defensemen to own in your points-only keeper league - February edition!   As always, players within +/-5.0 rating points of each other should be considered equal and at that point are …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Canes Celebrating, Players Returning From Injury (Feb 17)

by Ian Gooding Feb 17, 2019, 2:30 am

I wonder if Don Cherry and Brian Burke realize that the more they criticize the Hurricanes’ post-game victory celebrations, the more it will inspire the Canes to get to the next one. Okay, I’m sure …

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The Journey

The Journey: Fastest Rising Prospect Forwards - February 2019

by Brayden Olafson Feb 16, 2019, 5:00 pm

I’d like to extend an extra thank you to Dobber this week for doing a major revision of his rankings. The changes have led to a few major shuffles in the list and some new …

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Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Fantasy Take: Gagner Traded For Spooner

by Ian Gooding Feb 16, 2019, 1:30 pm

The Edmonton Oilers aren’t in fact done. Just hours after trading Cam Talbot to the Flyers for Anthony Stolarz, they have traded forward Ryan Spooner to the Vancouver Canucks and reacquire forward Sam Gagner in return. Both Spooner …

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Saturday's NHL Picks

Saturday's NHL Picks: February 16, 2019

by Flip Livingstone Feb 16, 2019, 10:40 am

Another up and down couple of weeks for the picks, with my record fluctuating back and forth from great Saturdays (5-1 two weeks ago) to rough ones (2-4 last week), I’ve definitely been struggling a …

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Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Fantasy Take: Oilers and Flyers Swap Goalies

by Ian Gooding Feb 16, 2019, 2:44 am

The Edmonton Oilers have traded goalie Cam Talbot to the Philadelphia Flyers for goalie Anthony Stolarz. The Oilers were rumored to be discussing this trade for the past few days, so this isn’t a trade that …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Schneider Wins! Plus Thoughts on Schenn, Matthews, and more...

by Ian Gooding Feb 16, 2019, 1:13 am

Before we get into Friday’s games, some follow up from comments from Friday’s Ramblings: After Auston Matthews scored his 100th goal, there were many mentions from various media about how few games he was able to …

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Frozen Tools Forensics

Frozen Tools Forensics: Shayne Gostisbehere

by Grant Campbell Feb 15, 2019, 4:00 pm

As I started writing my fifth profile, on Shayne Gostisbehere, I realized that I really need to choose players with easier names to spell (next week will be Mike Smith!)  Gostisbehere was drafted with the …

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Hockey Rankings

Top 200 Fantasy Prospect Forwards - February 2019

by Dobber Feb 15, 2019, 1:34 pm

Here are the Top 200 prospects to own in your points-only keeper league - February edition!   As always, players within +/-5.0 rating points of each other should be considered equal and at that point are a …

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Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead: A Wild Time

by Adam Daly-Frey Feb 15, 2019, 10:00 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 …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Islander Goalie Tandem, Red Hot Blues (Feb 15)

by Ian Gooding Feb 15, 2019, 2:25 am

I know Dobber has mentioned this before, but I’ve observed this as well. I’m hearing a ton of complaints about goaltending right now. “My goaltending sucks… no, really, mine is worse than anyone’s… I drafted …

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Capped

Capped: Goaltenders to Target for the Deadline

by Alexander MacLean Feb 14, 2019, 10:30 am

  Happy Valentine’s day! Hopefully you love your team, but since that’s not always the case, hopefully we can help. This week we’re going over the crux position of your goaltending. By the end, we’re going …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Frk Waived; Carter Skating; A Valentine's Day Love List - February 14

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

  As far as news in the NHL is concerned, there really wasn’t a whole lot to come out on Wednesday. I’ll be brief: Detroit placed forward Martin Frk on waivers. Given the team is utterly devoid …

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Injury Ward

Injury Ward: Gibson, Hall, Schultz, & Pastrnak Is All Thumbs

by Brennan Des Feb 13, 2019, 1:00 pm

  Here’s this week’s latest in the world of injuries! As always, follow me on Twitter @BrennanDeSouza for the latest updates.   John Gibson – The Ducks goaltender suffered an upper-body injury when teammate Jaycob Megna crashed into …

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Roos Lets Loose

Forum Buzz: Has Laine Peaked?

by Rick Roos Feb 13, 2019, 9:00 am

  Welcome to the first edition of “Forum Buzz,” a column where I dissect some of the most popular recent threads from the DobberHockey Forums. Pretty much everything within the forums might be covered here, with …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Marchand, Kucherov, Zibanejad, Scheduling The Fantasy Playoffs, and Primary Apples (Feb 13)

by Cam Robinson Feb 13, 2019, 12:43 am

  Two of the top squads in the league battled on Tuesday when Calgary visited Tampa Bay. As per usual, the Kucherov-train would not be slowed. A goal and three helpers from the Russian phenom pushed …

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Lining Up

Lining Up: Stack Lines or Not?

by Brennan Des Feb 12, 2019, 1:24 pm

  To stack or not to stack: that is the question. Whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer through a lack of depth scoring or to make do with a mediocre but balanced attack. Okay, …

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