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Dobber, Ian Gooding, Mike Clifford and Cam Robinson take turns providing daily ramblings. They cover a wide range of topics including the latest hockey developments as well as some deeper thoughts to help you with your fantasy hockey teams. You can be assured that when you wake up in the morning there will be a new rambling on the main page ready for you to indulge.

Ramblings: Saturday Round-Robin Results, A Wild Situation (Aug 9)

By |2020-08-09T01:52:57-04:00August 9th, 2020|Hockey Rambling|

After Friday’s six-pack of must-watch elimination games (with five resulting in the elimination of a team), Saturday’s pair of round-robin games may have seemed like a letdown for hockey fans looking to get their fix. Yet these games had playoff matchup implications, which made them worth checking out if you had the chance. In the [...]

Ramblings: Elimination Friday, But Leafs Stay Alive In Dramatic Comeback (Aug 8)

By |2020-08-08T02:48:07-04:00August 8th, 2020|Hockey Rambling|

It was a hockey fan’s dream on Friday, as games started early and went well into the evening. These games saw multiple teams enter the 16-team playoffs (playoffs for sure now), while some surprise teams will be entering Monday’s lottery for the first overall pick. Teams that won their series on Friday: NY Islanders, Arizona, [...]

Ramblings: Updates on Toffoli and Ferland; Notes on Dach, Kotkaniemi, and Keller; JOFA line – August 6

By |2020-08-05T23:06:02-04:00August 6th, 2020|Hockey Rambling|

Jesse Puljujarvi is heading back to Finland for next year. He has signed a one-year deal with Karpat of the Finnish Elite League. According to the press release, there is an out clause for the NHL, but who knows when the next NHL regular season will be. They’re hoping for December. Pulju had 53 points [...]

Ramblings: Round Robin and Play-In games, Day 3 – August 4

By |2020-08-04T10:39:56-04:00August 4th, 2020|Hockey Rambling|

These are my first Ramblings since the NHL officially returned, meaning post-exhibition games. I just want to pass along some thoughts on the weekend games before reviewing what happened in Monday’s contests. First, it sure seems to me there’s a difference in intensity between the round robin games and the play-in games. That should have [...]

Ramblings – Robertson Debuts, Pietrangelo Hurt, Surprise Goalies Stand Tall, Vets Step Up, and more (August 3)

By |2020-08-03T01:34:26-04:00August 3rd, 2020|Hockey Rambling|

The Interactive Playoff Draft List is up, updated and ready for download. It’s not too late to start a playoff pool! LIMITED TIME OFFER: Keeper League Pack (Prospects Report is already out!) and this Playoff List for under 20 bucks. That’s right – the FPR, the Fantasy Guide (out in October), and the Playoff Draft [...]

Ramblings: Play-Ins Begin! #12 Seeds Montreal and Chicago Win, Kubalik Crushes Oilers, Scheifele and Laine Injured (Aug 2)

By |2020-08-02T01:30:53-04:00August 2nd, 2020|Hockey Rambling|

It was hockey hockey hockey all day long on Saturday. You may have found it impossible to watch the entire quintupleheader, as other commitments and the nice weather of August might have gotten in the way. But at least when you were ready to watch hockey, there was probably a game on. Let’s dive into [...]

Ramblings: Exhibition Games Wrap Up, Seguin Inactive, Marchand Leaves Game (July 31)

By |2020-07-31T01:26:06-04:00July 31st, 2020|Hockey Rambling|

Thursday was the last day of exhibition games before the real fun gets started on Saturday. Like Mike Clifford last night, I’ll mainly recap games here, since we now have those to talk about. I’ll start with the late Wednesday game, as it might have been on past Mike’s bedtime in the Maritimes. The Canucks/Jets [...]