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Dobber, Ian Gooding, Mike Clifford, and Cam Robinson deliver the immediate fantasy spin on trades and signings as soon as they happen. Check the archives and see how their predictions have panned out…
 
 
 
 
 
 

Columbus Blue Jackets Sign Mikhail Grigorenko

By |2020-04-20T10:35:38-04:00April 20th, 2020|Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves|

Fantasy Impact: The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed 25-year-old forward Mikhail Grigorenko to a one-year contract worth $1.2 million. In a low-risk deal (just the one year), the Jackets get to see a formerly highly-touted prospect (a former 12th overall pick but at one point he had been ranked No.2 for that 2012 draft) and [...]

Fantasy Impact: Sabres Trade Sheary & Rodrigues for Kahun

By |2020-02-25T01:29:15-05:00February 25th, 2020|Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves|

The Buffalo Sabres traded forwards Conor Sheary and Evan Rodrigues to the Pittsburgh Penguins for winger Dominik Kahun. The Sabres get: A good complementary scoring winger who has steadily improved as he grows accustomed to the NHL and there is still more untapped potential. Kahun's Pts/60 jumped from 1.9 last year (pretty good) to 2.4 [...]

Fantasy Impact: Intriguing Minor Deals That Could Pay Off

By |2020-02-25T13:17:47-05:00February 25th, 2020|Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves|

A closer look into the deals that put Daniel Sprong in Washington, and Joel Persson, Sonny Milano and Christian Djoos in Anaheim. There were a few prospects with some upside who will get a fresh start. And although these prospects are in full-on "last chance" mode, maybe one or two of them catch lightning in [...]

Trade Deadline Tracker – 2020 Fantasy Hockey Style

By |2020-02-25T12:46:19-05:00February 24th, 2020|Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves, Latest|

Breaking down the NHL's 2020 Trade Deadline from a Fantasy Hockey perspective. Be sure to visit us regularly as Dobber, Ian Gooding, Mike Clifford, and Cam Robinson deliver the spin on fantasy-relevant trades as they happen...   * February 24 * COUSINS HEADS TO VEGAS To Vegas: Nick Cousins (F) To Montreal: 4th-round pick ('21) [...]

Fantasy Take: Ennis moving to Edmonton

By |2020-02-24T18:13:52-05:00February 24th, 2020|Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves|

Ottawa was on an absolute tear trying to trade everything that wasn’t nailed down for the second season in a row. This particular deal saw Tyler Ennis traded to Edmonton for a fifth-round pick next year. Following a few down/injured years in Buffalo, Minnesota, and Toronto, Ennis has rebounded nicely this year in Ottawa with [...]

Fantasy Take: Goodrow heading to Tampa Bay

By |2020-02-24T17:51:34-05:00February 24th, 2020|Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves|

With the way the season has gone, it was obvious that San Jose would be sellers heading into the deadline. They’d had a couple guys already be shipped out when their biggest deal of the day came down: Barclay Goodrow was traded to Tampa Bay, along with a third-round pick this year, in exchange for [...]

Fantasy Impact: Flames Bring in Gustafsson and Forbort

By |2020-02-24T17:29:21-05:00February 24th, 2020|Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves|

The Calgary Flames have traded a third-round draft pick to the Chicago Blackhawks for defenseman Erik Gustafsson. They also traded a conditional fourth-round pick to Los Angeles for rearguard Derek Forbort. The Flames get: An enigma in Gustafsson. There is no other way to describe it. Gustafsson is either one of the best power-play quarterbacks [...]

Fantasy Impact: Robin Lehner to Vegas for Malcolm Subban

By |2020-02-24T17:27:21-05:00February 24th, 2020|Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves, Latest|

In a head-scratcher of a move, Robin Lehner - a starting goaltender - was traded to a team that already has a starting goaltender. The Vegas Golden Knights sent backup Malcolm Subban and prospect defenseman Slava Demin to Chicago in return. Vegas gets: one of the better, and obviously underrated, goaltenders in the league. Until [...]

Fantasy Impact: Carolina Acquires Defensemen Vatanen and Skjei

By |2020-02-24T15:54:57-05:00February 24th, 2020|Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves|

The Carolina Hurricanes trade prospect Janne Kuokkanen, defenseman Fredrik Claesson and a second-round draft pick to the New Jersey Devils for rearguard Sami Vatanen. They then flipped a first-round pick to the New York Rangers to land defenseman Brady Skjei. The Hurricanes get: A mobile, puck-moving defenseman in Vatanen and a big two-way rearguard in [...]

Fantasy Impact: Nick Ritchie to Boston for Danton Heinen

By |2020-02-24T15:22:39-05:00February 24th, 2020|Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves, Latest|

The Boston Bruins have traded winger Danton Heinen to the Anaheim Ducks straight up for Nick Ritchie. The Bruins get: a budding power forward. And although fantasy owners are losing patience (or have lost patience) with Ritchie taking so long to blossom, the reality is he is right on track. I spoke of this in [...]