Hockey Rambling

Hockey Ramblings: Pettersson Signs, Gilman Heads East, & Re-Drafting '09

by Cam Robinson May 25, 2018, 9:48 pm

  Earlier this week, the Maple Leafs hired Laurence Gilman to be their Assistant GM. The former Winnipeg, Vancouver, and Arizona executive brings a terrific resume. He was a capologist, trade negotiator, AHL GM and media darling in Vancouver. …

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Frozen Tools Forensics

Frozen Pool Forensics: Analyzing Hart Trophy Candidates

by Chris Liggio May 25, 2018, 10:45 am

Last week we covered the candidates for the Selke Trophy along with some names that needed their piece. In the same fashion this week we are taking a look at the named candidates for the …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Holtby; Meier; Point; Orlov; Morrissey; Baseline Production - May 25

by Michael Clifford May 25, 2018, 12:01 am

Now that we have a few days off until the Stanley Cup Final – it’s still sinking in that we have a Vegas-Washington matchup – it’s probably a good time to go through some playoff …

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Capped

Capped: Candidates to Rebound Next Season - Eastern Conference

by Alexander MacLean May 24, 2018, 10:30 am

This week's Capped looks at a few players who may be cap bargains next year if they can stay healthy.   **** Then there were two. This Stanley Cup Finals matchup is going to provide plenty of …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: GAME 7!; Sergachev; Vrana; Kane; Armia; Power-Play Defencemen - May 24

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

We had a very spirited start to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final. It really, really was a great series, honestly. Both goaltenders were excellent, the action was back and forth, and, of course, …

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Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Cage Match: John Klingberg vs. Tyson Barrie

by Rick Roos May 23, 2018, 8:00 am

While it was no surprise to see John Klingberg finish among the top five among defensemen in points per game for 2017-18, few poolies would’ve envisioned Tyson Barrie landing at the #2 spot. Have we …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Game 7! Also Thoughts on Vegas, Tavares, Kane, Niemi (May 23)

by Ian Gooding May 23, 2018, 12:56 am

Game 7! Also Thoughts on Vegas, Tavares, Kane, Niemi With all the parity in the NHL these days, it’s hard to believe that the Tampa Bay/Washington Game 7 will only be the third Game 7 of …

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Eastern Edge

Eastern Edge: Primary Assist Rates to Monitor

by Cam Metz May 22, 2018, 10:45 am

Completely outside the topic of the Eastern Conference but how about what is going on in Vegas right now?  I mean in all actuality if you try to wrap your head around making The Cup …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Washington Forces Game 7; Marian Hossa; Free Agency; Power Plays - May 22

by Michael Clifford May 22, 2018, 12:01 am

Game 6 between Washington and Tampa Bay was everything a playoff game, and specifically an elimination game, fans want it to be. It was end-to-end action despite the lack of goals, lots of physicality, great …

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Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Top 10 most intriguing 10 UFAs

by Tom Collins May 21, 2018, 10:55 am

A couple of Russians that could be returning to the NHL are helping to make this year’s UFA class look mighty appealing. This seems to be a trend, with more top-flight KHL players choosing to play …

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The Wild West

Wild West: Top Western Conference defensemen 2017-18

by chriskane May 21, 2018, 8:20 am

This is the fourth of a multi-part series looking at the most valuable players at each position this year from the Western Conference (part one looked at right wings here, part two was left wings …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Canada has run out of 2018 NHL playoff teams, NHL player babies and more (May 20)

by Dobber May 20, 2018, 11:19 pm

Ramblings: Canada has run out of 2018 NHL playoff teams, NHL player babies and more (May 21) *** Congratulations Marc-Andre Fleury for winning this year’s Conn Smythe Trophy. I don’t care if Vegas is swept next round, …

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20 Fantasy Hockey Thoughts

20 Fantasy Hockey Thoughts

by Mario Prata May 20, 2018, 2:00 pm

Every Sunday until the start of the 2018-19 regular season, we'll share 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 …

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Geek of the Week

Geek of the Week: Jonathan Marchessault's Rise To Fantasy Stardom

by Scott Maran May 20, 2018, 9:51 am

Two weeks ago I wrote about William Karlsson and his stellar playoff performance so far throughout the postseason. Since then, the Vegas Golden Knights have kept up their torrid pace throughout the playoffs and are …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Game 5 Bolts/Caps, Rangers' New Coach, O'Reilly's Future (May 20)

by Ian Gooding May 20, 2018, 1:45 am

The Tampa Bay Lightning took a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final, giving them a 3-2 lead in the series and a chance to wrap up the …

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Frozen Tools Forensics

Frozen Pool Forensics: The Selke Trophy Debate

by Chris Liggio May 19, 2018, 9:45 am

There are lots of familiar names in this year’s Selke Trophy candidate pool and no surprises, honestly. Nominations for this trophy have always seemingly played favorites, alas the contenders are all too worthy of consideration. …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Knights One Win From Final, Caps/Bolts, Faulk/Skinner (May 19)

by Ian Gooding May 19, 2018, 1:09 am

Knights One Win From Final, Caps/Bolts, Faulk/Skinner, plus more... Hey, it’s Ian, filling in for the hard-working Cam Robinson who is finally enjoying some R&R at the cabin. So you’ll have to put up with me …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Tampa Evens Up; Jeff Skinner; Tom Wilson; Andrei Vasilevskiy; Defence Shot Distribution - May 18

by Michael Clifford May 18, 2018, 12:01 am

We had a pretty lopsided game in Washington on Thursday night in favour of the Capitals. Unfortunately for Washington and their fans, this was a scene that has played out often in the playoffs over …

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Capped

Capped: Injured Players to Target Next Year

by Alexander MacLean May 17, 2018, 10:00 am

Phew. What a wild ride we are on this spring. Lots of great hockey, and a few more series still to be decided. Any of the final four teams make for good Stanley Cup winning …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Vegas Edge Jets; Ekman-Larsson; Klefbom; Forward Shot Rates - May 17

by Michael Clifford May 17, 2018, 12:01 am

Vegas played its first-ever home Conference Final game and managed to skate away with a 4-2 win. They started off flying as Jonathan Marchessault broke in alone and deked to the backhand on Connor Hellebuyck …

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