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Tom Collins, born and raised in a small town in Labrador, has been in hockey pools for about 15 years, and actually managed to win his keeper pool for the first time ever this past year. With a background in journalism and now living in Ottawa, he has been working hard to make sure his twin daughters cheer for the Canadiens instead of the Senators, a fight he is winning so far.

Top 10 Netminders With a Decreasing Save Percentage

By |2020-06-21T23:39:30-04:00June 22nd, 2020|Fantasy Hockey Top 10|

Over the past month, we’ve been looking at players with decreasing and increasing shot percentages (read the columns here, here and here). That got me thinking of goaltenders, and whether any netminders have seen a consistent decrease or increase in save percentage over several years. Even though most leagues don’t count save percentage as a [...]

Top 10 Best Contracts of 2019-20

By |2020-06-15T01:05:24-04:00June 15th, 2020|Fantasy Hockey Top 10|

One of the biggest fantasy-related issues for the 2020-21 season is what is going to happen to the NHL’s cap. Many fantasy salary cap leagues are tied to the NHL cap. When the NHL cap moves up, so does the fantasy league’s cap. Now there’s been some talk of next year’s NHL cap staying where [...]

More Top 10 Shot Rate Reductions

By |2020-06-01T00:28:30-04:00June 1st, 2020|Fantasy Hockey Top 10|

In this column last week, we looked at 10 players that were in a trend of declining shot rates. A declining shot rate should be a concern for every fantasy general manager. In leagues with peripheral categories, fewer shots are obviously not helpful. But even in points-only pools, players that take fewer shots will more [...]

Top 10 Worst Faceoff Guys

By |2020-05-17T22:44:56-04:00May 18th, 2020|Fantasy Hockey Top 10|

Every once in a while, you’ll read about a fantasy general manager punting a category in a league that counts several peripherals. This is a nice way of saying that the GM will ignore that particular statistic when drafting and instead focus on everything else. Usually, the punted category is plus/minus, but I feel like [...]

Potential multi-cat targets for 2020-21

By |2020-05-11T00:36:32-04:00May 11th, 2020|Fantasy Hockey Top 10|

While points-only pools are my favourite type of fantasy leagues, there’s something fun about being in a league with peripherals that give value to players you normally wouldn’t draft. A few years ago, I won a one-year head-to-head Yahoo pool that included PIM, blocked shots and hits, and a large portion of that success was [...]

Top 10 Power-Play Underperformers

By |2020-05-03T23:41:02-04:00May 4th, 2020|Fantasy Hockey Top 10|

One of the categories I find that often gets overlooked in fantasy hockey drafts is power-play production. After all, most people just look at the total points, and figure if a player is getting points, then they’re probably getting power-play points as well. They’re not wrong, but oftentimes a player can be disappointing. Ryan Getzlaf, [...]