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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.

Fantasy Take: Krug Picks the Blues

By |2020-10-09T21:26:01-04:00October 9th, 2020|Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves|

The St. Louis Blues have signed defenseman Torey Krug to a seven-year contract worth $45.5 million. The Blues get: Krug, an offensive-minded blueliner who finished sixth among defensemen (min 40 GP) with 0.80 points per game in 2019-20. He also led all defensemen with 28 power-play points in 2019-20. Fantasy players impacted: Let’s jump to [...]

Fantasy Impact: Canucks Sign Braden Holtby

By |2020-10-09T14:43:13-04:00October 9th, 2020|Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves|

The Vancouver Canucks have signed goalie Braden Holtby to a two-year contract with an average annual value of $4.3 million. The Canucks get: Holtby, the 2016 Vezina Trophy winner and a 2018 Stanley Cup champion. After posting stellar numbers between the 2014-15 and 2016-17 seasons (sub-2.25 GAA, .920+ SV%), Holtby has struggled over the past [...]

Ramblings: Lehner, Jarry, Elliott All Sign, Grabner To Be Bought Out (Oct 4)

By |2020-10-04T00:17:05-04:00October 4th, 2020|Hockey Rambling|

In yesterday’s Ramblings, I wrote about goalies and their current valuations. Today I’m going to write about… … goalies again! The anticipated goaltending musical chairs began on Saturday morning, with several signings to break down. Robin Lehner, 5 years, $25 million, Vegas This turned out to be the worst-kept secret of the playoffs. Originally reported [...]

Ramblings: Goalies, Goalies, Goalies… Lundqvist, Vasilevskiy, Dubnyk to SJ? and more… (Oct 3)

By |2020-10-03T01:01:29-04:00October 3rd, 2020|Hockey Rambling|

It’s going to be weird not seeing Henrik Lundqvist between the pipes for the Rangers next season. Yet in spite of his struggles last season (3.16 GAA, .905 SV%), I’d expect him to land somewhere as a backup or a 1A. Lundqvist posted a strong high-danger save percentage (10th among 61 goalies that played at [...]

Ramblings: Stamkos Injury Revealed, Ekman-Larsson on the Block (Oct 2)

By |2020-10-02T00:30:52-04:00October 2nd, 2020|Hockey Rambling|

Now that the Tampa Bay Lightning have won the Stanley Cup and completed not-so-socially-distanced celebrations back home, we’ve learned more about what ailed Steven Stamkos throughout the playoffs. According to GM Julien BriseBois, Stamkos underwent sports hernia surgery before the season pause. BriseBois stated that Stamkos’ rehab resulted in a “compensation” injury while he was [...]

Ramblings: Lightning One Win Away, Senators Waive Ryan, Petry Signs Extension (Sept 26)

By |2020-09-26T01:01:06-04:00September 26th, 2020|Hockey Rambling|

Nearly a calendar year after the 2019-20 season started, and nearly two months after bubble hockey began, the Stanley Cup may be awarded in less than 24 hours. Tampa Bay 5, Dallas 4 OT (Tampa Bay leads series 3-1) Kevin Shattenkirk played overtime hero in Game 4, scoring a power-play goal at 6:34 of overtime. [...]