Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Fantays Hockey Cage Match Tournament: The New Normal (Part Two) - 25 and Older

by Rick Roos Dec 19, 2018, 9:00 am

  Welcome back to the winter Cage Match tournaments! By your votes, Pierre-Luc Dubois was proclaimed the player under age 25 whose higher than expected scoring this season is most likely to represent – at a …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Hart Wins His Debut, Ghost Wakes Up, Morrissey, Skinner, Kadri, & Kase (Dec. 19)

by Cam Robinson Dec 19, 2018, 1:16 am

  The Maple Leafs and Devils met on Tuesday evening in Jersey. Toronto came into the contest on a mini-slide, picking up just four points in their last five contests. That slipped them to third in …

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Eastern Edge

Eastern Edge: Reviewing Recent Turnaround Predictions

by Cam Metz Dec 18, 2018, 2:00 pm

  My favorite play of the season so far has been picking up Petr Mrazek once Curtis McElhinney went down.  As you’ve probably read by now my appetite for goalies is not very large.  So when …

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Lining Up

Lining Up: Top-Performing Lines in the East - December 18

by Brennan Des Dec 18, 2018, 11:09 am

In this week’s instalment, I share a few quick notes about how some lines in the Eastern Conference have been performing this season. Using Dobber’s Line Production Tool, we compared even-strength point production around the …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Hart Called Up; Hakstol Fired; Dumba Injury; Disappointments - December 18

by Michael Clifford Dec 18, 2018, 2:00 am

  The big news from Monday, at least from a fantasy perspective, was the decision made by Philadelphia to have Carter Hart called up. Anthony Stolarz was put on the injured reserve in response to this. …

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Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves

Flyers Fire Dave Hakstol; Scott Gordon in as Interim Head Coach

by Dobber Dec 17, 2018, 4:54 pm

  Fantasy Impact: The Philadelphia Flyers have fired their head coach David Hakstol after three-plus seasons with the team, replacing him on an interim basis with assistant coach Scott Gordon.   Gordon was told that he would be …

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Fantasy Hockey Top 10

Top 10 Surprises of 2018-19

by Tom Collins Dec 17, 2018, 7:34 am

We’re only a couple of weeks away from NHL teams hitting the midpoint of the season, and that’s always a good time to have a look-see at the hits and misses of the first half. Obviously, …

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Keeping Karlsson

Fantasy Hockey Podcast - Hayes Of Our Lives

by Elan Dubrofsky Dec 17, 2018, 6:53 am

After three weeks of wonderful guest co-hosts (thanks Cam and Pete!), Brian returns from paternity leave to join Elan for another classic episode of the Keeping Karlsson Hockey Podcast, chock full of the latest NHL …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Yes Giordano Norris blah blah, Tarasenko’s slump, under-the-radar players and more (Dec 17)

by Dobber Dec 17, 2018, 2:22 am

Ramblings: Yes Giordano Norris blah blah, Tarasenko’s slump, under-the-radar players and more  (Dec 17) *** It’s that time of year again – The 10th annual Midseason Guide! It’s up for presale and the release date is Friday, …

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20 Fantasy Hockey Thoughts

20 Fantasy Hockey Thoughts

by Mario Prata Dec 16, 2018, 3:04 pm

Every Sunday, we'll share 20 Fantasy Thoughts from our writers at DobberHockey. These thoughts are curated from the past week's ‘Daily Ramblings’. Writers: Michael Clifford, Ian Gooding, Cam Robinson, and Dobber   1. All I’ve wanted from Anaheim …

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Geek of the Week

Geek of the Week: Matt Dumba

by Scott Maran Dec 16, 2018, 12:18 pm

When you think of the Minnesota Wild, Ryan Suter and Zach Parise come first to mind, especially with the seasons they’ve been having this year. Then usually pops into mind one of Mikael Granlund or …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Hakstol on Hot Seat, Barkov Getting Noticed (Dec 16)

by Ian Gooding Dec 16, 2018, 2:55 am

For starters, here’s a few updates on some injured defensemen: Oscar Klefbom will need surgery on his injured finger, which will result in him being sidelined for another 6 to 8 weeks. Klefbom has already missed …

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The Journey

The Journey: Fast Rising Prospect Forwards December 2018

by Brayden Olafson Dec 15, 2018, 4:00 pm

Welcome back, readers! It’s crazy to think that we’re already at the middle of December. By now, we’re starting to get a really good idea of which prospects have actually turned a corner in their development, …

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Saturday's NHL Picks

Saturday's NHL Picks - December 15, 2018

by Flip Livingstone Dec 15, 2018, 10:56 am

Rough day at the office last Saturday, with only two of my six picks cashing. Thing is with betting, you never know when you’re right around the corner from that big bounce-back pay day. With a …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Thoughts on Koskinen, Parayko, Ovechkin, and more… (Dec 15)

by Ian Gooding Dec 15, 2018, 3:24 am

Thoughts on Koskinen, Parayko, Ovechkin, and more… Of the four teams to make coaching changes this season, three are in a similar state to where they were before the coaching changes. Those three teams (St. Louis, …

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Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead: December 14-26

by Adam Daly-Frey Dec 14, 2018, 9:49 am

  All fantasy owners need help in the short term AND the long term. The Looking Ahead feature identifies one player to plug into lineups in the short term, a second to invest in for the …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Vasilevskiy Returns; Pietrangelo Update; Christmas Wish List - December 14

by Michael Clifford Dec 14, 2018, 2:00 am

  Just over a month after fracturing his foot, Andrei Vasilevskiy returned to game action on Thursday night at home to the Leafs. Those that rostered Louis Domingue, as I’ve stated earlier, should hold on to …

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Capped

Capped: Turnaround Candidates on Bargain Contracts

by Alexander MacLean Dec 13, 2018, 8:57 am

  After the hockey world has focused on the Leafs for the last little while with the William Nylander signing, let’s let them have another 30 seconds before looking elsewhere. Jake Gardiner is almost assuredly going to …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Laine, Zibanejad, and Boeser on the PP; Update on Klefbom; Game Recaps - December 13

by Michael Clifford Dec 13, 2018, 2:00 am

  The Stars have broken up their lines, moving Jamie Benn to the second line with Martin Hanzal. That’s not a huge surprise. The surprising news here is they broke up their power play and moved …

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Injury Ward

Injury Ward: Raanta Leaving a Big Hole in the Desert

by Brennan Des Dec 12, 2018, 2:00 pm

  Here’s this week’s latest in the world of injuries. As always, follow me on Twitter @BrennanDeSouza for the latest injury updates and line combinations!   Ryan Miller – Sprained his MCL on Sunday against the Devils and …

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Hockey Rankings

Top 50 Fantasy Hockey Prospect Defensemen

by Dobber Dec 12, 2018, 11:50 am

  Here are the Top 50 prospect defensemen to own in your points-only keeper league.   Lots of minor tweaking this month, but nothing major worth noting here. As always, players within +/-5.0 rating points should be considered …

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Fantasy Hockey Cage Match

Cage Match Tournament: Exceeding Expectations

by Rick Roos Dec 12, 2018, 7:30 am

  When December rolls around it’s time for gifts galore, including from DobberHockey in the form of the popular winter Cage Match Tournaments! This year I’m sticking again with the “new normal” concept to use your …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Ovechkin Clicking at Career-Rate, Rantanen On Another Planet, Meier, & Johnsson (Dec 12)

by Cam Robinson Dec 11, 2018, 11:58 pm

  William Nylander hit the scoresheet for the first time this season. The 22-year-old led the way for the Leafs with two even-strength assists as they beat the Hurricanes 4-1 on Tuesday evening. Nylander continued to …

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Hockey Rankings

Top 250 Fantasy Hockey Prospect Forwards - December 2018

by Dobber Dec 11, 2018, 3:59 pm

  Here are the Top 250 prospects to own in your points-only keeper league - December edition!   Lots of minor tweaking this month, but nothing major worth noting here. As always, players within +/-5.0 rating points should …

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Eastern Edge

Eastern Edge - Carolina Hurricanes and Expected Goals Scored

by Cam Metz Dec 11, 2018, 11:45 am

  This week on the Eastern Edge I’m going to follow Chris Kane’s format and look at some of the vizzes from Sean Tierney.  As most of you have probably seen, Tierney is leading the charge …

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