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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: Olofsson, Niku, Lightning Vets Sign; Seguin Sidelined; Coyotes Bail on Controversial Pick (Oct 30)

By |2020-10-30T00:48:04-04:00October 30th, 2020|Hockey Rambling|

Now that the NHL postseason, draft, and the thick of free agency have all come and gone, are you looking for something to fill the hockey void? You won’t have to wait much longer. The 15th annual Fantasy Hockey Guide will be available today! Tons of articles as well as projections, both team-by-team and on [...]

Ramblings: Rossi overseas; Galchenyuk to Ottawa; OHL and AHL plans; McAvoy; Skinner; Lindholm – October 29

By |2020-10-28T15:54:08-04:00October 29th, 2020|Hockey Rambling|

Marco Rossi is heading to Switzerland with the blessing of the Minnesota Wild. He is expected to be in the lineup for the ZSC Lions, according to Mr. Russo, by this weekend. At the risk of reading far too much into this, Rossi starting up his hockey season overseas at a point in time where [...]

Ramblings: Wallstedt and the Rise of Young Goaltenders, Seider is Coming, Toews, Bertuzzi, & Ho-Sang (Oct. 28)

By |2020-10-28T00:53:23-04:00October 28th, 2020|Hockey Rambling|

We had a few signings take place on Tuesday. First up was Josh Ho-Sang settling with a two-way contract worth $750K in the bigs and $250K in the minors. It was a tumultuous 2019-20 season for the 24-year-old - more so than the rest of us. After failing to make the Isles out of camp, [...]

Ramblings: Sam Reinhart, remaining UFAs, slow drafts, defensemen scoring, and more (Oct. 26)

By |2020-10-25T23:35:25-04:00October 26th, 2020|Hockey Rambling|

I have good news and bad news for you. The good news is that Dobber is currently working hard on the 15th annual Fantasy Hockey Guide, and it will be available in just under a week! From then, it will be updated regularly until a few weeks after the season starts (which is sounding more and more like [...]

Ramblings: 2020-21 Season (Non) Update, Top 100 Wait List – Tuch, Bjorkstrand, Fox (Oct 24)

By |2020-10-24T00:23:05-04:00October 24th, 2020|Hockey Rambling|

We continue to be in the dark as to when the 2020-21 season will start and what exactly it will look like. Elliotte Friedman posted a thread on Friday on what is known and what is still being worked on. https://twitter.com/FriedgeHNIC/status/1319718256580722688 https://twitter.com/FriedgeHNIC/status/1319718971789266945 For what it’s worth, the NBA is targeting a pre-Christmas (December 22) start [...]

Ramblings: Romanov; Brown, Gurianov, Virtanen, and Simon all sign; blue line playmaking – October 23

By |2020-10-22T19:58:51-04:00October 23rd, 2020|Hockey Rambling|

There was a video conference with Montreal coach Claude Julien. Early on, John Lu from TSN tweeted that Julien had lost weight and started some lifestyle changes following his cardiac event a couple months ago. That is great news and best wishes to Julien. The second salient point, which is important for fantasy hockey, is [...]

Ramblings: Danault’s improvements; Johansen’s incoming rebound; Tomasino; Kakko; Necas – October 22

By |2020-10-21T17:56:50-04:00October 22nd, 2020|Hockey Rambling|

There will be a brief discussion on one of the Nashville centres a little later, but it’s worth talking a bit about their current winger situation, too. Both Filip Forsberg and Viktor Arvidsson had down years (for different reasons) and there just isn’t a lot to speak of offensively beyond that with Granlund and Smith [...]

Ramblings: Canucks Open Spot in Top Six, Blackhawks ‘Rebuild’, Toffoli & Dahlin (Oct. 21)

By |2020-10-21T00:30:27-04:00October 20th, 2020|Hockey Rambling|

The Canucks signed a couple of bottom-six players on Monday. They inked 24-year-old, UFA, Jayce Hawryluk to a one-year contract for $750K and then re-signed Adam Gaudette to a one-year deal worth $950K. Here’s the thing, one or even both of them could see time in Vancouver’s top six. Gaudette is the most obvious one. [...]