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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: Killorn suspension; Schmidt’s shooting; McDonagh’s postseason; Couturier for Selke – September 11

By |2020-09-10T23:06:38-04:00September 11th, 2020|Hockey Rambling|

I saw Ian tweeting yesterday about fantasy baseball and how hard it has been to keep people interested. I’ve found similar things in some (not all) of my leagues, and I wonder if that’s going to be something that translates to the NHL whenever the next season starts. Especially when we’re in the throes of [...]

Ramblings: Krug’s value; NHL next year; Klingberg and Heiskanen; Point – September 10

By |2020-09-09T22:48:09-04:00September 10th, 2020|Hockey Rambling|

This season isn’t over yet but it’s fair to look ahead to next year. Maybe your favourite team is eliminated; maybe your most-hated team is still in it; maybe you just didn’t have much interest in this Return To Play. There are any number of reasons to look ahead to the 2020-21 season. The hope [...]

Ramblings: Players heading overseas; college free agents; Konecny, Hayes, and Provorov – September 8

By |2020-09-07T23:00:07-04:00September 8th, 2020|Hockey Rambling|

Over at Dobber Prospects, Mason Black put together a list of players that have been loaned overseas. If all goes smoothly (which, you know), the NHL hopes to start the 2020-21 regular season in early December. Loaning players overseas would just give them a chance to continue to develop while waiting for NHL training camps [...]

Ramblings – Full list of prospects loaned overseas, college grads finding new homes, Isles a well-built machine (Sept. 7)

By |2020-09-14T00:05:03-04:00September 7th, 2020|Hockey Rambling|

Marc-Andre Fleury got the surprise start for Vegas. He played a strong game stopping 24 of 25 shots. But the goal he let in was just two-and-a-half minutes in, which put Dallas in the driver’s seat early and they could then just clamp down and play risk-free hockey. But Vegas wasn’t in the game from [...]

Ramblings: Greiss Shutout Wins Game 7, Nelson Powers Isles Scoring, Flyers Offense Runs Dry (Sept 6)

By |2020-09-06T02:11:55-04:00September 6th, 2020|Hockey Rambling|

All of the conference finalists are now set after the completion of the third and final Game 7. Dallas and Vegas will face off today (Sunday), while the NY Islanders and Tampa Bay will begin their series on Monday. NY Islanders 4, Philadelphia 0 (NY Islanders win series 4-3) Barry Trotz decided to switch out [...]

Ramblings: Playoff Hero Joel Kiviranta, Demko Effort Not Enough (Sept 5)

By |2020-09-05T01:04:10-04:00September 5th, 2020|Hockey Rambling|

You the hockey fan were gifted not one, but two Game 7’s on Friday. One went to overtime, while the other one nearly made it there. Dallas 5, Colorado 4 OT (Dallas wins series 4-3) You’ve heard of Cinderella teams… what about Cinderella players? Meet Joel Kiviranta. Kiviranta’s insertion into the Dallas lineup as an [...]

Ramblings: Flyers and Canucks Force Game 7, Boston’s Future, Allen Trade Fallout (Sept 4)

By |2020-09-04T01:24:11-04:00September 4th, 2020|Hockey Rambling|

The Islanders and the Golden Knights have looked like the better teams in their respective series. Yet the Flyers and Canucks have both clawed back from 3-1 series deficits to force Game 7. And you should know by now than in a Game 7, anything can happen. Here’s what happened in an incredible night of [...]

Ramblings: Panthers have a new GM; Jake Allen traded; Beauvillier; Cernak – September 3

By |2020-09-02T22:32:03-04:00September 3rd, 2020|Hockey Rambling|

The Florida Panthers have hired Bill Zito to be their new general manager, a few weeks after Dale Tallon was let go. Tallon’s era was marked by a lot of turmoil between hiring, firing, re-hiring and plethora of terrible moves that sunk a team that had Aleksander Barkov, Jonathan Huberdeau, and Aaron Ekblad under contract [...]