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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 Mailbag: Volume Shooters, Wheeler’s Struggles & Rebuilding on the Fly

  It’s that time of the month again – to open the virtual mailbag and answer your all-important fantasy hockey questions while at the same time dispensing advice that’s useful to all. Want your question answered here? Check out the end of the column, where I explain the ways to get it to me. The [...]

By |2019-11-25T20:08:35-05:00November 27th, 2019|Roos Lets Loose|0 Comments

Fantasy Poll: The NHL Worst Contracts

  I decided to focus this week’s poll on something that’s debated a lot but, as far as I’m aware, has never been voted on here at the site, namely which players are signed to the worst contracts. Of course, when using a word like “worst” it’s not always easy to measure one player versus [...]

By |2019-11-20T00:49:16-05:00November 20th, 2019|Roos Lets Loose|0 Comments

Forum Buzz: DeAngelo, Perron For Real? Karlsson Still Elite? Any Hope For Jones?

  It’s time for another installment of Forum Buzz, where I pore over the vast and invaluable resource that is the DobberHockey Forums and weigh in on some of the most active, heavily debated, or otherwise relevant threads from the past month. Pretty much anything might be covered, other than trades and signings, which usually [...]

By |2019-11-12T16:48:36-05:00November 13th, 2019|Roos Lets Loose|0 Comments

Goldipucks and the Three Skaters: Konecny, Guentzel, & Svechnikov

  Want to know a skater that’s playing above his head, another who’s been snake bit, and a third who’ll continue humming along? Then you’ve come to the right place. For first time readers or those needing a refresher, this column is a play on the Goldilocks and the Three Bears story, except instead of [...]

By |2019-11-05T15:47:10-05:00November 6th, 2019|Roos Lets Loose|0 Comments

Fantasy Poll: Slow Starts or Time to Revise Expectations?

  Much of the buzz during these first few weeks of the season has rightfully focused on players who’ve had unexpectedly hot starts. The focus of today’s poll, however, is the other end of the spectrum – that is, underperforming players……at least thus far. The poll question is a simple one – which of these [...]

By |2019-10-22T22:42:47-04:00October 23rd, 2019|Roos Lets Loose|0 Comments

Forum Buzz: Early Season Pick-Up Guide, Owning Buff, Saros, Arvidsson, and Fowler

  It’s time again for Forum Buzz, your monthly reminder of just how great the DobberHockey Forums are for fantasy questions and insight. In this column, I weigh in on some of the most active, heavily debated, or currently relevant Forum threads from the past month. Pretty much anything might be covered, other than trades [...]

By |2019-10-15T15:06:30-04:00October 16th, 2019|Roos Lets Loose|0 Comments

Goldipucks and the Three Skaters: Duchene, Lee, & McAvoy

  After a week's delay due to my 2019-20 Fearless Forecasts column, “Goldipucks and the Three Skaters” is back. For first time readers, or those needing a refresher, this column is a play on the Goldilocks and the Three Bears story, except instead of there being three bowls of porridge I’m covering three skaters and [...]

By |2019-10-07T15:14:53-04:00October 9th, 2019|Roos Lets Loose|0 Comments

Fantasy Mailbag: Matthews vs Pastrnak, Keller, Giordano, Wheeler, & Varlamov

  Time to empty the mailbag one last time before the puck drops on the 2019-20 campaign. As usual, I’ll maintain the goal of giving thorough enough responses while at the same time providing useful fantasy advice and food for thought to other readers, even if they don’t own the player(s) which happen to be [...]

By |2019-09-25T11:02:26-04:00September 25th, 2019|Roos Lets Loose|0 Comments

Fantasy Poll: Even-Strength Duos

  For the last poll before the regular season, I want to focus on a stat I use when doing fantasy research, namely even-strength forward point pairs. These occur when two forwards share a point on the same goal at even strength, be it one scoring the goal and the other assisting or both receiving [...]

By |2019-09-17T12:25:37-04:00September 18th, 2019|Roos Lets Loose|0 Comments