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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 Young Players Disappointing in 2019-2020

Last week, I took a shot at naming the top 10 disappointing players of 2019-20. As I mentioned at the time, it was a much more difficult task than normal, as my original list had 55 names. To make sure I could include more players, I decided to break it down into two groupings. Last [...]

By |2020-03-29T22:43:15-04:00March 30th, 2020|Fantasy Hockey Top 10|0 Comments

Top 10 Most Disappointing Players of 2019-20

Has there ever been a season where there have been so many disappointments? It is quite possible that you could have drafted a list of superstars and all-stars last fall, but finished near the bottom of the standings as many of them underperformed or were injured. This was one of the toughest columns I’ve ever [...]

By |2020-03-22T13:26:09-04:00March 23rd, 2020|Fantasy Hockey Top 10|0 Comments

Top 10 Injuries That Killed Your Fantasy Season

With the NHL suspending operations because of the coronavirus, many fantasy leagues have decided to call it a season. While there is still some hope that the NHL can come back, it’s looking less and less likely that teams will get to play 82 games, especially with news Sunday that the U.S. Centers for Disease [...]

By |2020-03-15T22:58:45-04:00March 16th, 2020|Fantasy Hockey Top 10|0 Comments

Top 10 Power-Play Surprises 2019-20

One of the big things about looking back on a season is realizing how wrong we were on some of our assumptions. Of course, it’s hard to admit now. With the benefit of hindsight, we all knew that player was going to break out. We just didn’t draft or trade for that player because of [...]

By |2020-03-09T01:42:06-04:00March 9th, 2020|Fantasy Hockey Top 10|0 Comments

Top 10 Waiver Wire Pickups (March, 2020)

Even though the trade deadline may be done in most fantasy leagues doesn’t mean you can’t improve your squad for the stretch drive. In leagues with a waiver wire, there are still plenty of good options out there. You just need to be willing to scour the wire to find some of the players who [...]

By |2020-03-08T13:49:30-04:00March 2nd, 2020|Fantasy Hockey Top 10|0 Comments

Top 10 Trade Bait Players (2020)

There are three non-game days in the hockey calendar that every fan looks forward to: Trade deadline day, the draft, and the first day of free agency. Today is the first on that list, and many fantasy hockey leagues also have trade deadlines this week. This is also the time of year when the perceived [...]

By |2020-02-24T02:18:53-05:00February 24th, 2020|Fantasy Hockey Top 10|0 Comments

Top 10 Trade Targets

The NHL trade deadline is in a week, and with it comes the trade deadline for many fantasy leagues. I’ve always been a big believer that if you have a chance to win the title, you go for it. With many leagues having slim pickings on the waiver wire, making a significant trade could be [...]

By |2020-02-17T02:27:38-05:00February 17th, 2020|Fantasy Hockey Top 10|Comments Off on Top 10 Trade Targets

Top 10 Players With a Good Opportunity

  One thing that I try to stress in many of these lists is that for most players, it all comes down to opportunity. Whether it’s players with the potential to hit 70 points for the first time, waiver-wire pickups, bounce-back candidates, rookies that can surprise or whatever, players need that opportunity to be successful. [...]

By |2020-02-10T16:28:48-05:00February 10th, 2020|Fantasy Hockey Top 10|0 Comments

Top 10 Fantasy Hockey Rookies (So Far)

With all due respect to Cale Makar and Quinn Hughes, it doesn’t feel as if this season’s batch of rookies is doing all that great. Maybe we’ve been spoiled the last few years, but there’s no Mathew Barzal with 85 points, or Auston Matthews with 40 goals, or Elias Pettersson at almost a point-per-game pace. [...]

By |2020-02-02T23:34:58-05:00February 3rd, 2020|Fantasy Hockey Top 10|0 Comments

Top 10 Older Players to Own

  I’ve always been a big believer that you can have more success in some keeper pools if you forgo the youth movement and instead focus on the older players. After all, while other fantasy general managers will overpay for rookies and anyone under the age of 25, you can pick up guys in their [...]

By |2020-01-27T11:17:57-05:00January 27th, 2020|Fantasy Hockey Top 10|0 Comments