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Despite never having laced up a pair of skates (except for those of his two young sons) and growing up in Red Sox crazed Massachusetts, Rick Roos has been a huge hockey fan nearly all of his life.  Inspired by often wearing a Canadiens jersey to the old Boston Garden (it’s a long story…) and living to tell about it, Rick started to join fantasy hockey leagues back in the 90s, where he found himself waiting eagerly by a fax machine for weekly stats updates.  He has since been in – and won – leagues featuring elite fantasy hockey writers. In real life, Rick is an attorney, which made him the perfect choice to write his previous “Holding Court” column on DobberHockey, where he debated both sides of a fantasy hockey issue and rendered a verdict for readers to debate. Later, for several years, he did similar for the popular “Cage Match” series. Today, Roos is freewheeling through a variety of monthly pieces: Forum Buzz takes a look at some hot topics our readers are discussing in the forum; Mailbag allows readers to write in to Roos with fantasy hockey questions; Goldipucks and the Three Skaters takes a look at three players (in the spirit of the old Cage Match, except Roos determines who is too hot, too cold…and ju-u-ust right); The Tournament is where Roos polls the readers and the forum community on a certain topic, just the way Tourneys ran in the old Cage Match, until a winning player in that topic is declared.
 
  

Fantasy Hockey Mailbag: Keeping Goalies, Finding Impactful Rookies, & Ekblad’s Ascension

By |2020-05-26T16:17:13-04:00May 27th, 2020|Roos Lets Loose|

Aside from wishing you all good health, I want to thank readers for continuing to send me questions despite the season being on hold. I suppose the situation we’re in provides us with more time to look at fantasy hockey and our teams and, in turn, ask questions about them. Now all that’s left is [...]

Fantasy Hockey Poll: Peaking In The Over-30 Club

By |2020-05-20T17:42:45-04:00May 20th, 2020|Roos Lets Loose|

When it comes to owning forwards in fantasy, most would agree that banking on them peaking after age 30 is usually a bad bet. But some defy the odds and produce their best season(s) once they’ve blown out 30 birthday candles. Let’s use this poll to determine which current forwards you think are more likely [...]

Forum Buzz: DeBrincat vs Seguin, Bertuzzi vs Suzuki, Goaltender Prospects, & More

By |2020-05-12T17:10:41-04:00May 13th, 2020|Roos Lets Loose|

Welcome back to Forum Buzz, where I peruse the DobberHockey Forums and weigh in on very active, heavily debated, or otherwise relevant recent threads, reminding everyone how great of a resource the Forums are, especially now that the season is paused. Nearly anything might be covered here, other than trades and signings, which usually get separate write-ups [...]

Goldipucks and The Three… Goalies! – Grubauer, Hart, & Hellebuyck

By |2020-05-04T16:59:27-04:00May 6th, 2020|Roos Lets Loose|

Welcome to Goldipucks and the Three Goalies, a play on words of the Goldilocks and the Three Bears story. Here though, instead of there being three bowls of porridge I'm covering three goalies and declaring one too hot (i.e., doing unsustainably better than he should), another too cold (i.e., doing unsustainably worse), and a third [...]

Fantasy Mailbag: Deciding on Top Prospects, Gurianov, Rantanen, Binnington, & Malkin

By |2020-04-29T08:45:00-04:00April 29th, 2020|Roos Lets Loose|

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder; but it also helps fill the mailbag, as I got more inquiries this past month than sometimes when the season was still going! As per usual, I’ll do my best to answer the questions while providing advice useful to poolies even if they don’t own the specific [...]

Forum Buzz: Mining for Talent, Goalie Decisions, Aho, Laine, and Mantha

By |2020-04-14T23:13:19-04:00April 15th, 2020|Roos Lets Loose|

Welcome back to Forum Buzz, where I peruse the DobberHockey Forums and weigh in on very active, heavily debated, or otherwise relevant recent threads, reminding everyone how great of a resource the Forums are, especially now that the season has been suspended. Nearly anything might be covered here, other than trades and signings, which usually will get [...]

Goldipucks and the Three Skaters: Yandle, Oshie, & Nylander

By |2020-04-07T18:03:58-04:00April 8th, 2020|Roos Lets Loose|

Welcome back to Goldipucks and the Three Skaters, a play on words of the Goldilocks and the Three Bears story. Here though, instead of there being three bowls of porridge I'm covering three skaters and declaring one too hot (i.e., doing unsustainably better than he should), another too cold (i.e., doing unsustainably worse), and a [...]

Fantasy Mailbag: Kane vs. Marchand, Veleno, Kubalik, Kaprizov, Konecny, & Burns

By |2020-04-01T20:41:05-04:00April 1st, 2020|Roos Lets Loose|

I thought about adding a fake question for April Fools Day to help provide a momentary escape from the sober reality we’re all currently facing, but figured it would be in poor form. So instead I’ll stick to what you came here for - information via answers to questions while providing advice that should be [...]

Fantasy Poll: Bounce-Back Contenders

By |2020-03-24T22:44:18-04:00March 25th, 2020|Roos Lets Loose|

With the 2019-20 regular season all but over we can confidently identify fantasy goats, namely the players falling short of their expected level of production. But the big question is whether what we saw from them this season was just a blip in the radar or a downward trend?   And who better to weigh [...]

Forum Buzz: Goalie Rankings, Chabot vs Yandle, Klefbom, R. Strome, & EK

By |2020-03-17T23:59:30-04:00March 18th, 2020|Roos Lets Loose|

Welcome back to Forum Buzz, where I peruse the DobberHockey Forums and weigh in on very active, heavily debated, or otherwise relevant recent threads, reminding everyone how great of a resource the Forums are, especially now that the season has been suspended. Nearly anything might be covered here, other than trades and signings, which usually will get [...]