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Darryl Dobbs contributed to much of The Hockey News‘ fantasy content from 2002 through 2014, including nine consecutive issues of The Ultimate Pool Guide. He also contributed significantly to the Score Forecaster(2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 editions), and Pool Expert‘s draft kit, as well as several columns in Canadian newspapers, including the Vancouver Sun. He made several radio appearances (HF Radio, BIG105 in Red Deer, FAN 960, FAN590, 640 Toronto, XM204 and dozens of online podcasts). Today, outside of DobberHockey and DobberProspects, you can find his work on Yahoo! Puck Daddy as well as Sportsnet.ca. Dobber graduated from the University of Guelph with a Degree in Statistics and Minor in Mathematics. Currently, he resides in Pickering, Ontario with his wife Hemwanti and daughters Avery and Mackenzie. Follow him on Twitter (DobberHockey)  

Experts Panel: Stanley Cup Final Predictions

By |2020-09-18T23:21:50-04:00September 19th, 2020|The Dobotomy|

After some doubt about whether it was ever going to happen, the 2019-20 Stanley Cup playoffs are almost complete. For either the Tampa Bay Lightning or the Dallas Stars, life in the bubble for two months will all be worth it. Tampa’s win over the Islanders was expected, as 12 of 15 DobberHockey writers picked [...]

Experts Panel: Conference Final Predictions

By |2020-09-05T22:58:39-04:00September 5th, 2020|The Dobotomy|

In just over a month, 20 teams have been eliminated from the return to play, with just four teams left in the chase for Lord Stanley’s mug. There aren’t as many predictions to make going forward, but we are back to make them anyway. Updating the conference semifinal results, the panel majority chose three of [...]

Experts Panel: Playoff Round 2 Predictions

By |2020-08-22T19:38:54-04:00August 22nd, 2020|The Dobotomy|

Remember when many of us thought that the play-in round teams were at an advantage from already playing more important games than the round-robin teams? Well, it turns out that only two play-in teams (Vancouver, NY Islanders) are still remaining in the playoffs. The first round of the “actual” playoffs didn’t see the widespread number [...]

Experts Panel: Playoff Round 1 Predictions

By |2020-08-11T00:39:46-04:00August 11th, 2020|The Dobotomy|

After a four-month layoff, the play-in round and round-robin turned out to be as unpredictable as they could have been. The panel as a whole took it on the chin as far as majority rankings went, only choosing two of the eight play-in series (NY Islanders over Florida, Vancouver over Minnesota) correctly. Three series in [...]

Experts Panel: Western Conference Play-In Picks

By |2020-07-30T00:04:03-04:00July 30th, 2020|The Dobotomy|

The Dobber Hockey writers continue to make predictions with their picks for the Western Conference play-in series. You can also view their Eastern Conference picks here. Just like in the East, you’ll see each writer’s predicted winner, along with the number of games that it will take for that team to win. Remember, the play-in [...]

Experts Panel: Eastern Conference Play-In Picks

By |2020-07-29T10:15:29-04:00July 29th, 2020|The Dobotomy|

These past few months have been crazy, but the crew at Dobber Hockey is ready for some hockey again. And with that, some predictions for the play-in tournament. Today, the writers weigh in with their predictions for the Eastern Conference play-in tournament in Toronto. Tomorrow, you’ll see the predictions for the Western Conference play-in tournament [...]

Free NHL Playoff Box Pools – 2020

By |2020-07-28T17:22:28-04:00July 28th, 2020|The Dobotomy|

Here is Dobber’s annual printable box pool setup for you and your friends. The 14th annual DobberHockey Interactive Playoff Draft List is now available for download. I’ll be updating it five or six times before the playoffs start, keeping the player notes – and there are lots of notes – current. You can run multiple [...]