Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: 2018-19 Breakout Candidates (Mar 22)

by steve laidlaw Mar 21, 2018, 10:29 pm

  Around this time last year, I looked at some breakout candidates for the 2017-18 season. Specifically, I looked for players who failed to reach 55 points who stood a good chance of clearing 65 the …


Injury Ward

Injury Ward: Updates on Trouba, Stone, Matthews, Laine, Kuznetsov, and More - March 21

by Brennan Des Mar 21, 2018, 11:30 am

I know many of us are focusing on our playoff matchups this week, so I’ll try and get straight to the point! If you don’t see a certain player below, there probably haven’t been any …


Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Cage Match: PK Subban vs. Roman Josi

by Rick Roos Mar 21, 2018, 9:00 am

It’s rare enough to find top defensemen who match up well for this column, but this week’s battle is a true first in the nearly five years I’ve been doing Cage Match because it features …


Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Laine Injured; Four Points for Leon and Artemi; Lightning Strikes Four Times - March 21

by Michael Clifford Mar 21, 2018, 12:01 am

Dylan Strome was recalled by the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday. They have three games remaining this week, all on the road, in Buffalo, Carolina, and Florida. You can read his Dobber Prospects profile here. The third overall …


Hockey Rankings

Top 100 Keeper League Goaltenders - March 2018

by Dobber Mar 20, 2018, 3:11 pm

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


Lining Up

Sam Reinhart Quietly Fueling a Productive Sabres Line

by Brennan Des Mar 20, 2018, 1:15 pm

  For the majority of this season, we have been reviewing the league’s best line combinations and highlighting the numbers behind their success. At this point, many of us are fighting for championships without any regard …


Eastern Edge

Pulock Primed

by Russ Mar 20, 2018, 9:15 am

  With less than three weeks remaining until the start of the post season, it’s going to be tough waiting until April 8th before being completely immersed in so many awesome playoff skirmishes. Until then, we’ll …


Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: 2018-19 Bounce-Back Candidates (Mar 20)

by steve laidlaw Mar 19, 2018, 10:28 pm

  I went out looking to see if I could find some statistical indicators that a player is cooked and wound up finding a bunch of examples of players who had fallen off a cliff, only …


Hockey Rankings

Top 50 Fantasy Prospect Goaltenders - Spring 2018

by Dobber Mar 19, 2018, 6:51 pm

  The top 50 prospect goaltenders to own in keeper leagues - spring, 2018 edition   I don't use the same formulas and variables used in the regular top goalie list (out Tuesday) - more emphasis should be …


The Wild West

Nashville flying high as they hit the post-season

by Kevin Wickersham Mar 19, 2018, 10:34 am

With just 11 games remaining on their schedule before the playoffs it sure looks like Nashville will net the West’s top seed. The first NHL team to clinch a playoff spot this campaign, owner of …


Keeping Karlsson

Fantasy Hockey Podcast: iLoveLehkonen

by Elan Dubrofsky Mar 19, 2018, 7:41 am

Your playoffs have almost definitely begun-- and hopefully haven't yet ended!-- as Elan and Brian share the latest adds, drops, streakers and slumpers around the NHL on this new episode of Keeping Karlsson. The guys consider the …


Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Thoughts on Pulock, W. Karlsson, MacKinnon, Donato, Mrazek, Faulk and more (Mar 19)

by Dobber Mar 19, 2018, 12:38 am

Here is an interesting option for you down the stretch – Ryan Donato (scouting profile here). Too bad he’s on the Bruins, though. That’s a very deep team and certainly a tough roster to crack, …


Geek of the Week

Geek of the Week: Is Mikko Rantanen the Real Deal in Multicategory Leagues?

by Scott Maran Mar 18, 2018, 9:59 am

After an abysmal season last year, the Colorado Avalanche have bounced back big time this year. Even though they still may fail to qualify for the postseason, there’s been a huge improvement in their play …


Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Second-Half Sam, Kicking the Tires on Kinkaid (Mar 18)

by Ian Gooding Mar 18, 2018, 2:02 am

Ramblings: Second-Half Sam, Kicking the Tires on Kinkaid, plus more… You’re in either one of two situations this week. You could be checking your team with extreme laser-like focus. A game like Ottawa and Columbus might not …


The Journey

The Journey: Undrafted College Players to Watch

by Brad Phillips Mar 17, 2018, 11:00 am

Undrafted college free agents are usually better in theory than they are in practice. For every Martin St. Louis, Torey Krug and Brian Rafalski there are endless Matt Gilroy’s and Matt O’Connor’s. But they are …


Saturday's NHL Picks

Saturday's NHL Game Picks - March 17

by Adam Mark Mar 17, 2018, 6:55 am

Welcome back Dobberheads! If you've been following me throughout the season, you'll know that I didn't get off to a great start, and it's been a long uphill battle to get to the 63% average …


Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Evander Kane Pops Four; Kuznetsov Injured; Forsberg Friday - March 17

by Michael Clifford Mar 17, 2018, 1:00 am

While the Sabres wouldn’t commit to it, Jack Eichel looks ready to make his return to the lineup Saturday for their afternoon tilt against Chicago. He has missed 15 games with an ankle injury. For those …


Frozen Pool Forensics

Desert Dogs

by Chris Liggio Mar 16, 2018, 12:59 pm

  Don’t look now but the Arizona Coyotes have won 11 of their past 17 games and look to be righting the ship on another lost season to finish strong. Several of their go-to players have …


Looking Ahead

Mikkel Boedker and the Sharks Have a Potent Week Ahead

by Adam Daly-Frey Mar 16, 2018, 8:14 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: Tentpole Defensemen (Mar 16)

by steve laidlaw Mar 15, 2018, 11:05 pm

  Earlier this season I examined which players had recorded primary points on the highest percentage of their team’s goals. It was a meaningful exercise highlighting the players who could generally be relied upon to score …



How to Follow the Vegas Model

by Alexander MacLean Mar 15, 2018, 3:21 pm

  This week's Capped looks into what Vegas did right, and what may be coming for the upstart expansion franchise. **** With less than a month left in the regular season, it should be safe to officially …


Hockey Rankings

Top 50 Fantasy Prospect Defensemen - March 2018

by Dobber Mar 15, 2018, 11:32 am

Here are the Top 50 prospect defensemen to own in your fantasy hockey keeper league (points only). March edition!   Takes into account several aspects - each one is very important and how you prioritize them for …


The DFS Throwback Thursday

Daily Fantasy - Sniffing Out the Best DFS Bargains for Thursday (Mar 15)

by Chris Wassel Mar 15, 2018, 8:44 am

Match-Up Spotlight: With the nine-game slate, there are several games to look at. The Florida Panthers face the Boston Bruins in what is expected to be one of the highest event games of the night. These …


Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Striving for Consistency (Mar 15)

by steve laidlaw Mar 14, 2018, 11:56 pm

After Tuesday’s discussion of goalie fatigue, I got to thinking about the most important traits a goaltender can have. Undoubtedly, you want a goalie playing on a good team. We’ll never completely parse the impact …


Hockey Rankings

Top 200 Fantasy Prospect Forwards - March 2018

by Dobber Mar 14, 2018, 2:20 pm

Here are the Top 200 prospect forwards to own your fantasy hockey keeper league - March edition! Takes into account several aspects - each one is very important and how you prioritize them for your fantasy …