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Ian Gooding is the Managing Editor of Dobber Hockey. He covers the Ramblings on weekends and as needed. He also handles the Top 100 Roto Rankings each month. He also likes good scotch and riding his bike.

Ramblings: Dallas Draws First Blood, Struggling Seguin, More Players Whose Value Has Fallen During Postseason (Sept 20)

By |2020-09-20T00:52:56-04:00September 20th, 2020|Hockey Rambling|

It’s time to take the Dallas Stars seriously as a team that could legitimately win the Stanley Cup, led by their red-hot backup goalie. Dallas 4, Tampa Bay 1 (Dallas leads series 1-0) Anton Khudobin was the big story again. The Stars goalie stopped 35 of 36 shots he faced, including all 22 shots the [...]

Ramblings: Pietrangelo to UFA? Answering Roto Rankings Questions About Plus/Minus, Toews (Sept 19)

By |2020-09-19T00:57:05-04:00September 19th, 2020|Hockey Rambling|

According to Darren Dreger, contract talks between the St. Louis Blues and Alex Pietrangelo have broken off to the point that the Blues have told their star defenseman to pursue free agency. https://twitter.com/DarrenDreger/status/1307108220935245825 I had assumed that the Blues had viewed Pietrangelo as a true foundational piece, so I’m surprised that it’s gotten to this [...]

Experts Panel: Stanley Cup Final Predictions

By |2020-09-18T23:21:50-04:00September 19th, 2020|The Dobotomy|

After some doubt about whether it was ever going to happen, the 2019-20 Stanley Cup playoffs are almost complete. For either the Tampa Bay Lightning or the Dallas Stars, life in the bubble for two months will all be worth it. Tampa’s win over the Islanders was expected, as 12 of 15 DobberHockey writers picked [...]

Ramblings: Lightning vs. Stars in Final, Cirelli OT Hero, Players Whose Value Has Fallen in Postseason (Sept 18)

By |2020-09-18T01:50:33-04:00September 18th, 2020|Hockey Rambling|

We now have a Stanley Cup Final, which gets going on Saturday. Lightning 2, Islanders 1 OT (Lightning win series 4-2) If you picked Anthony Cirelli in your overtime challenge, congratulations. Cirelli scored 13:18 into overtime to send Tampa Bay to the Stanley Cup Final. Here’s the goal, which didn’t look like it went in [...]

Top 100 Roto Rankings – September 2020

By |2020-09-14T19:34:54-04:00September 15th, 2020|Hockey Rankings|

With the Stanley Cup Final now very close, we’ve had a chance to learn more about many players. Some of which deserve a bump in value, some of which need to be bumped down the rankings. Here are the Roto Rankings adjusted for September. Normally this is the month in which many drafts are taking [...]

Ramblings: Khudobin Leading Stars Closer To Final, Players Whose Value Increased During the Postseason (Sept 13)

By |2020-09-13T01:15:28-04:00September 13th, 2020|Hockey Rambling|

After the first round of the playoffs (and maybe even before), the general consensus was that Colorado and Vegas were on a collision course to meet in the Western Conference Final. Now the Dallas Stars are only one win away from shoving both of those teams to the side and earning a ticket to the [...]

Ramblings: Point Out For Game 3, Bjugstad Traded, Players Whose Value Increased During Postseason (Sept 12)

By |2020-09-12T01:19:29-04:00September 12th, 2020|Hockey Rambling|

On Friday, the NHL formally announced the following schedule of offseason events: Tue Oct 6, 7 p.m. ET: 2020 NHL Draft, Round 1 Wed Oct 7, 11:30 a.m. ET: 2020 NHL Draft, Rounds 2-7 Fri Oct 9, 12 p.m. ET: NHL free agency begins The draft will be held virtually, of course. These aren’t the [...]

Ramblings: Greiss Shutout Wins Game 7, Nelson Powers Isles Scoring, Flyers Offense Runs Dry (Sept 6)

By |2020-09-06T02:11:55-04:00September 6th, 2020|Hockey Rambling|

All of the conference finalists are now set after the completion of the third and final Game 7. Dallas and Vegas will face off today (Sunday), while the NY Islanders and Tampa Bay will begin their series on Monday. NY Islanders 4, Philadelphia 0 (NY Islanders win series 4-3) Barry Trotz decided to switch out [...]

Experts Panel: Conference Final Predictions

By |2020-09-05T22:58:39-04:00September 5th, 2020|The Dobotomy|

In just over a month, 20 teams have been eliminated from the return to play, with just four teams left in the chase for Lord Stanley’s mug. There aren’t as many predictions to make going forward, but we are back to make them anyway. Updating the conference semifinal results, the panel majority chose three of [...]

Ramblings: Playoff Hero Joel Kiviranta, Demko Effort Not Enough (Sept 5)

By |2020-09-05T01:04:10-04:00September 5th, 2020|Hockey Rambling|

You the hockey fan were gifted not one, but two Game 7’s on Friday. One went to overtime, while the other one nearly made it there. Dallas 5, Colorado 4 OT (Dallas wins series 4-3) You’ve heard of Cinderella teams… what about Cinderella players? Meet Joel Kiviranta. Kiviranta’s insertion into the Dallas lineup as an [...]