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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.
 
  

Goldipucks and the Three Skaters: Sebatian Aho, Mike Hoffman, & Zach Werenksi

By |2020-08-05T01:49:55-04:00August 5th, 2020|Roos Lets Loose|

Welcome back to your monthly installment of Goldipucks and the Three Skaters, which, for new readers, is a play on words of the Goldilocks and the Three Bears story. Here though, instead of there being three bowls of porridge I cover three skaters and declare one too hot (i.e., doing unsustainably better than he should), [...]

Fantasy Hockey Mailbag: Trading Up for Lafreniere, Young Defenders, Konecny, & Shesterkin

By |2020-07-28T20:58:00-04:00July 29th, 2020|Roos Lets Loose|

As we move ever so closer to the NHL resuming play, what better way to celebrate than by emptying the mailbag and answering your fantasy hockey questions! Per usual, I’ll aim to provide information while also giving advice that should be useful to all poolies even if they don’t own the specific players being discussed [...]

Fantasy Hockey Poll: Future Hall of Famers

By |2020-07-15T00:02:24-04:00July 15th, 2020|Roos Lets Loose|

In a time when hockey news and stories were virtually non-existent, last month’s inductions into the Hockey Hall of Fame (HHOF) received even more attention than they normally would. That made me ponder: how many future HHOFers might be playing in today’s NHL? And when I start thinking about something, you get to vote on [...]

Forum Buzz: Ranking elite centres; Vrana, Fiala, and Konecny; Bjorkstrand; DeBrincat’s scoring

By |2020-07-08T09:55:13-04:00July 8th, 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 [...]

Fantasy Hockey Mailbag: Yamamoto vs. Bjorkstrand; Klingberg’s future; Dach’s value, and more – June 24

By |2020-06-24T09:58:46-04:00June 24th, 2020|Roos Lets Loose|

Once again I’m pleased that no hockey didn’t mean no mailbag questions, as I gratefully received plenty from loyal DobberHockey readers. As per usual, I’ll aim to provide information via my answers to these questions while also giving advice that should be useful to all poolies even if they don’t own the specific players being [...]

Forum Buzz: Buying Gaudreau; Joel Armia’s future; Domi’s talent level, and more

By |2020-06-10T10:45:06-04:00June 10th, 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 [...]