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 …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Kopitar's Consistency, Hamilton's Hattie (Feb 18)

by Ian Gooding Feb 18, 2018, 2:38 am

Kopitar’s Consistency, Hamilton’s Hattie, plus more… Two Kings’ forwards scored two goals on Saturday. You’ve heard of one of them, but you may not have heard of the other one. Anze Kopitar has been an example of …

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The Journey

The Journey: Rising Prospects Forwards

by Brad Phillips Feb 17, 2018, 12:00 pm

It’s that time of the month when I examine some of the biggest risers on Dobber’s top-200 prospect rankings. While other players, such as Ryan Donato and Boris Katchouk, have had larger jumps I covered …

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Saturday's NHL Picks

Saturday NHL Game Picks - February 17

by Adam Mark Feb 17, 2018, 8:55 am

Another 5-1 Saturday and I'm edging ever closer to the coveted 66% target I set out for every year, hopefully with games becoming more predictable I'll get there in the new few weeks. I've been …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Jets Soar; Islanders Make History; Barzal's Season - February 17

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

Someone is going to stop Eeli Tolvanen eventually, right? The 18-year old first-round pick for Nashville has been a force for Jokerit this year even if his scoring slowed down after a scorching start. His first …

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Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Trade Deadline TRACKER, Fantasy Hockey Style -- NHL 2018

by Mario Prata Feb 16, 2018, 10:30 am

Breaking down the 2018 Trade Deadline from a Fantasy Hockey perspective. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Above, from left: Mike Hoffman, Mats Zuccarello, Evander Kane. (Photos: USA Today Sports Images) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   February 15, 2018   LEAFS DEAL SOSHNIKOV To St. Louis: Nikita Soshnikov (RW) To Toronto: 4th-round …

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Looking Ahead

Patrick Maroon and the Oilers Offer Value in the Week Ahead

by Adam Daly-Frey Feb 16, 2018, 8:31 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: Dion's Royal Debut (Feb 16)

by steve laidlaw Feb 15, 2018, 11:41 pm

  Dion Phaneuf’s first shot in a King uniform and was on net, rather than high and wide. I know, I’m shocked too. He would later score a power-play goal skating 18:56 with secondary power play …

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Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Fantasy Impact: Blues Acquire Nikita Soshnikov

by steve laidlaw Feb 15, 2018, 6:58 pm

  Fantasy Impact: The St. Louis Blues acquire depth winger Nikita Soshnikov from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for a fourth-round pick in 2019.   The Blues get: a depth winger to play on their third or …

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Capped

Four Defensemen to Approach Differently Before the Trade Deadline

by Alexander MacLean Feb 15, 2018, 9:16 am

  This week's Capped covers some thoughts on defencemen for the trade deadline. **** It is surprising that there has been so little NHL action over the last few weeks, and it could make for a very …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Marner/Kadri a Connection Your Fantasy Team Will Love (Feb 15)

by steve laidlaw Feb 15, 2018, 12:45 am

  First Mitch Marner gets a five-point game, now Nazem Kadri takes his turn. That pairing has been dynamite over the past 10 games scoring 13 and 15 points respectively. {source} <blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Kadri with …

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Injury Ward

Injury Report: Latest on Kreider, Eichel, Elliott, Luongo and more

by Brennan Des Feb 14, 2018, 2:01 pm

This Valentine’s day I hope you’ve been hit with Cupid’s arrow and not the injury bug! If you don’t see a certain player below, there probably haven’t been any major developments in their progress. Once …

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Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Fantasy Impact: Dion Phaneuf to the Kings for Marian Gaborik

by Dobber Feb 14, 2018, 8:19 am

  Ottawa Senators ship defenseman Dion Phaneuf and center Nate Thompson to the Los Angeles Kings for Marian Gaborik and Nick Shore.   The Senators get: some cash and cap savings. Just over $5 million saved over the …

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Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Cage Match: Digging deep on Aaron Ekblad and Darnell Nurse

by Rick Roos Feb 14, 2018, 7:08 am

Usually I’d be wary of covering two players who’ve combined to score barely 150 points in nearly 450 career games; but when they happen to be heralded young rearguards Aaron Ekblad and Darnell Nurse, those …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Players on the Block, thoughts on Gourde, Eller and lots more … (Feb 14)

by Dobber Feb 14, 2018, 1:05 am

  Monday, Tom Collins nailed a pretty solid Top 10 list that covered the 10 hottest names on the block leading up to the NHL’s Trade Deadline on February 26. So I won’t get into those …

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Lining Up

Bergeron Powering the League's Best Line, and Other Hot Lines to Watch For

by Brennan Des Feb 13, 2018, 11:46 am

  As the playoff race intensifies in the NHL, we start to feel the heat in our fantasy leagues. We’re entering that stretch where a single game can be the difference between winning and losing a …

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Hockey Rankings

Top 50 Fantasy Prospect Defensemen - February 2018

by Dobber Feb 13, 2018, 7:12 am

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

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Lightning Trends, Domi Scores, a Potential Eichel Replacement? (Feb 13)

by steve laidlaw Feb 13, 2018, 12:52 am

  We’ve seen some regression from Andrei Vasilevskiy and the Lightning over the past month or so, with a 0.917 save percentage since the start of January. That’s roughly league average, but not the world-beating level …

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Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Fantasy Top-10: Trade Bait Board

by Tom Collins Feb 12, 2018, 2:00 pm

With two weeks left until the NHL trade deadline, this is a good opportunity to look at your fantasy roster and see whose value will soon be artificially inflated. Players who are dealt get an immediate …

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The Wild West

Wild West: Taking Stock of the Minnesota Wild

by Kevin Wickersham Feb 12, 2018, 12:00 pm

Following Saturday’s 44-save shutout of Chicago, Devan Dubnyk seems recovered from a less-than-stellar first few months of the campaign and in a groove similar to that of last year’s outstanding first half.   His 13-3-2 mark since …

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Keeping Karlsson

Keeping Karlsson no. 176 - Leddy Mercury

by Elan Dubrofsky Feb 12, 2018, 9:48 am

On this episode of Keeping Karlsson, Elan and Brian tackle very important questions regarding the sustainability/fleetingness of the production coming from a smattering of streaking and slumping skaters around the league, before being joined by NHL.com's Senior …

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Hockey Rankings

Top 200 Fantasy Prospect Forwards - February 2018

by Dobber Feb 12, 2018, 7:08 am

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

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Crosby Hits 400; Jack Eichel and Mike Smith Injured; Shot Drops - February 12

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

A nine-game slate for a Sunday is a pleasant surprise from the NHL given their inability to properly schedule almost anything. Here’s where you need to know. * Jack Eichel was announced as “out indefinitely” by the …

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Geek of the Week

Geek of the Week: Max Pacioretty Is Still Providing Elite Value

by Scott Maran Feb 11, 2018, 10:39 am

Max Pacioretty is still providing elite value in multicategory leagues. Last week I talked a little about the underperforming Canadiens and how most of their players have provided a lot less fantasy value than expected. Besides …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Marner Rebounding, Gallagher Fired Up (Feb 11)

by Ian Gooding Feb 11, 2018, 2:37 am

Marner Rebounding, Gallagher Fired Up, plus more… Mitch Marner had the game of his career on Saturday, scoring two goals and adding three assists. One of the points was his 100th career point. The shots are …

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