Dobber’s Band-Aid Boys

by Dobber Sports on March 1, 2007




The Band-Aid Boys List - updated!


You've heard me talk about 'em. You've often wondered if I just pull them out of a hat (or perhaps, a certain body oriface). Nope. I get 'em off this list. A DobberHockey staple since 2005.



Definition of "Certified": The player is virtually guaranteed to miss games and is a significant risk to miss 12 or more.


Definition of "Trainee": The player has shown signs that he could become Certified. He is probably going to miss six or seven games in the coming season and has some risk of suffering an injury that will cost him 12 or more.


The rule of thumb - if you ever manage to acquire, accidentally or otherwise - a member of the executive committee or a Certified Band-Aid Boy, get them off your team immediately. Although they may have fantasy value, they are probably not worth the headache (no pun intended) if you can acquire a player of equal value who is not on this list. If you acquire any Certified Band-Aid Boy for the price of them as if they play 65 games, then that works - just don't overpay and expect a full season out of them.


If you acquire a Band-Aid Boy Trainee, then keeping this player should be okay...but too many of them on your team could (will?) be trouble. It is possible to go from "certified" back to "trainee", or from "trainee" right off of this list. But poolies need to see some stability in games played - often one healthy season isn't enough to clean the slate.



Dobber's Band-Aid




President, CEO - Rick DiPietro
Vice President, head operations - Peter Mueller
Vice President, knee operations - Martin Havlat
Secretary of Groins - Marian Gaborik
Band-Aid Treasurer - Sheldon Souray

Band-Aid Boy Hall of Fame


Mario Lemieux

Alexei Zhamnov

Eric Daze

Ziggy Palffy

Eric Lindros

Dominik Hasek

Peter Forsberg

Pavel Bure




(Note - this is strictly for guidance in fantasy hockey. This list is not meant to belittle the seriousness of a player's injury problems, nor is it meant to punish a player for 'playing hard' and being a 'warrior' on the ice. It is what it is - a list of players who are at greater risk of missing games. "How" they miss those games matters little in fantasy hockey. In other words, this list is meant to be used as a tool to help your run your fantasy team, not to insult anyone)



Certified Band-Aid Boys    
Daniel Alfredsson   Guillaume Latendresse
Nik Antropov   Vincent Lecavalier
Mikael Backlund   Kari Lehtonen
Sean Bergenheim   Kris Letang
Marc-Andre Bergeron   Matthew Lombardi
Todd Bertuzzi   Joffrey Lupul
Kevin Bieksa   Andrew MacDonald
Dave Bolland   Evgeni Malkin
David Booth   Ryan Malone
Pierre-Marc Bouchard   Andrei Markov
Rene Bourque   Paul Martin 
Justin Braun    
Daniel Briere   Andrej Meszaros
Michael Cammalleri   Milan Michalek
Daniel Carcillo   David Moss
Daniel Cleary   Peter Mueller
Ryan Clowe   Nikita Nikitin
Sidney Crosby   Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
Pavel Datsyuk   Joni Pitkanen
Steve Downie   Kyle Quincey
Tobias Enstrom   Peter Regin
Martin Erat   Derek Roy
Mike Fisher   Kris Russell
Johan Franzen   Tuomo Ruutu
Marian Gaborik   Sami Salo
    Mikael Samuelsson
Nathan Gerbe   Andrej Sekera
Brian Gionta   Alexander Semin
Marcel Goc   Patrick Sharp
Sergei Gonchar   James Sheppard
Mike Green   Jack Skille
Jaroslav Halak   Mike Smith
Taylor Hall   Vladimir Sobotka
Martin Hanzal   Sheldon Souray
Martin Havlat   Jason Spezza
Ales Hemsky   Alexander Steen
Chris Higgins   Jeff Skinner
Shawn Horcoff   Jose Theodore
Nathan Horton   Scott Upshall
Marian Hossa   James van Riemsdyk
David Jones   Semyon Varlamov
Jacob Josefson   Lubomir Visnovsky
Tyler Kennedy   Ryan Whitney
Ryan Kesler   Justin Williams
    James Wisniewski
Chuck Kobasew   Marek Zidlicky
Mikko Koivu    
Dmitri Kulikov   Josh Harding 
Ville Leino   Niklas Backstrom





Band-Aid Boy Trainees    
Craig Anderson   Markus Granlund
    David Legwand
Jamie Benn   Jordan Leopold
Patrice Bergeron   John-Michael Liles
Bryan Bickell    Brenden Morrow
Zach Bogosian   Tyler Myers
Derick Brassard   James Neal
Dustin Byfuglien  
Ryan Callahan   T.J. Oshie
Jeff Carter   Steve Ott
Brandon Dubinsky   Dustin Penner
Alexander Edler   David Perron
Tyler Ennis   Nikita Nikitin
Viktor Fasth   Devin Setoguchi
Valtteri Filppula    
Alex Galchenyuk   Jared Spurgeon
Sam Gagner   Jordan Staal
Ryan Getzlaf   Drew Stafford
Curtis Glencross   Viktor Stalberg
Alex Goligoski   Paul Stastny
Mikhail Grabovski   Chris Stewart
Milan Hejduk   Alex Tanguay
Cody Hodgson   Vladimir Tarasenko
Patric Hornqvist   Jonathan Toews
Jaromir Jagr   Thomas Vanek
Erik Johnson   Colin Wilson
Evander Kane    Henrik Zetterberg
Saku Koivu    
Niklas Kronwall    
Chris Kunitz    





Missing anybody? Overlook someone? Please comment! I review the comments before each update. We're helping each other here - trying to avoid the pitfalls of the Band-Aid Boy where possible





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