Ramblings: Primary Assists Per Goal Leaders Voracek, Backstrom, Bailey (Mar 28)

By |2020-03-27T23:48:28-04:00March 28th, 2020|Hockey Rambling|

Hello, I hope you’re doing well and laying low at this time. A special shout out to all the health-care workers working the frontlines of this pandemic, plus anyone else who is working extra hard during this time. The Anaheim Ducks have signed 2019 first-round pick Trevor Zegras to a three-year, entry-level contract. Now that [...]

Frozen Tools Forensics: Multi-cat forwards past and present

By |2020-03-27T11:59:35-04:00March 27th, 2020|Frozen Tools Forensics|

We started off this idea last week, looking at various stat categories and comparing them to past years, and we are going to continue this week. We don’t have a lot of new information to use, and we don’t know what the future of the NHL season looks like so it seems a good use [...]

Ramblings: Reliving some great games from the last decade

By |2020-03-25T11:43:20-04:00March 27th, 2020|Hockey Rambling|

I just wanted to take some to highlight some articles I’ve enjoyed from our Dobber writers over the last couple weeks. Sometimes it’s not easy to draw attention away from everything that’s going on so maybe there are some things our readers have missed. Here are a few from the last 10 days or so. [...]

Capped: Looking at potential compliance buyouts

By |2020-03-25T21:32:18-04:00March 26th, 2020|Capped|

There was an interesting article yesterday on Sportsnet that talked about some compliance buyout possibilities should that be a part of the trickle-down effect from the Covid19 impact on the current NHL season that bleeds into next year. It got me thinking about not only who I would imagine to be the top candidates to [...]

Ramblings: Comparing goal rates for non-elite players, part 2

By |2020-03-25T10:28:45-04:00March 26th, 2020|Hockey Rambling|

In Tuesday’s Ramblings, we discussed players who outscored their expected goals rates by the most significant margin in 2019-20. The reason for that is just to figure out who might be overheating and who is not. As mentioned a couple times in those Ramblings, just because a player outscores their expected goals does not mean [...]

Fantasy Poll: Bounce-Back Contenders

By |2020-03-24T22:44:18-04:00March 25th, 2020|Roos Lets Loose|

With the 2019-20 regular season all but over we can confidently identify fantasy goats, namely the players falling short of their expected level of production. But the big question is whether what we saw from them this season was just a blip in the radar or a downward trend?   And who better to weigh [...]

Top 200 Cap League Skaters – March 2020

By |2020-03-24T23:10:24-04:00March 25th, 2020|Hockey Rankings|

The Salary Cap League Rankings are here! All of the top 200 skaters. **** Here are the top 200 skaters to own in your salary cap league - March 25th version. The Covid19 situation has thrown a real wrench into how I manage the daily updates of these rankings, as well as not allowing for [...]

Ramblings: Redrafting ’91, Breakout Defensemen, Exceptional Status, & Free Hockey Streams (March 25)

By |2020-03-24T23:09:37-04:00March 24th, 2020|Hockey Rambling|

Quarantine Update: I’m not going to mince words here, things are getting done around my place. With all these newfound hours in the day without sport or socializing or basically anything, my wife has been finding projects everywhere. It's been a nice distraction. I have also been eating my weight in peanut butter pretzels. So [...]

Eastern Edge: Fantasy MVPs, part 2

By |2020-03-24T15:30:50-04:00March 24th, 2020|Eastern Edge|

In this week's Eastern Edge, we'll finish our review of each team’s most valuable fantasy hockey asset. Keep in mind that this is a subjective list from someone who's only qualification to write about hockey, is being a fan of hockey. So if you disagree with one of these selections, feel free to let me [...]

Ramblings: Comparing goal rates for non-elite players

By |2020-03-23T12:18:57-04:00March 24th, 2020|Hockey Rambling|

When discussing which players have been good or not, be it for fantasy hockey or in the real world, quite often “good” is a proxy for “lucky”. At the same time, some players are good enough to keep getting “lucky” year after year; I don’t think it’d shock people if Nikita Kucherov or Connor McDavid [...]