Presented by thehockeynews.com’s fantasy expert Darryl Dobbs, Fantasy Pool Look is an-depth look at player trends, injuries and much more, as it pertains to rotisserie pool leagues. Get the edge in your league only on THN.com.
by Darryl Dobbs - May 13, 2013 2:03 PM EDT
Looking ahead to next season and the players who will either break out for you, or lose value.
Over at the World Championship, I noticed Team USA forward Craig Smith was among the top 10 scorers with seven points in six games. This is a great boost for a player who managed just 12 in 44 with Nashville this past campaign.
by Darryl Dobbs - May 6, 2013 3:30 PM EDT
Looking at the pending Penguins UFA and how he'll cope without Sidney Crosby as his center.
How often do we see this? A player who is pretty steady at 38 points per season has a career year when his contract is about to expire. Pittsburgh winger Pascal Dupuis, now 34, has topped 40 points just twice in his career.
by Darryl Dobbs - April 29, 2013 4:20 PM EDT
Our fantasy expert gives you a list of late-round gems to keep an eye on when drafting your playoff pool.
It's playoff pool season, folks - especially today, with the regular season officially complete. Last Monday I reviewed some general draft tips and then Thursday I gave you 14 Western Conference dark horses.
by Darryl Dobbs - April 25, 2013 2:42 PM EDT
Our pool expert suggests 14 players who will slip under the radar and make for good late picks in your draft.
Better late than never. Playoff hockey is nearly upon us and as a follow up to the last Fantasy Pool Look, we'll take a look at some Western Conference dark horses for your playoff pools… Patrik Berglund, St.
by Darryl Dobbs - April 22, 2013 3:00 PM EDT
Our fantasy guru gives you general tips on how to attack your playoff draft - and stay tuned for playoff analysis.
The post-season kicks off in eight days, which is fantastic when you consider that we almost didn't have a post-season at all. This year’s playoff pools are generating more buzz than ever before, as the legions of fans who refused to bother with fantasy hockey in any form after the ridiculous lockout suddenly realized they missed the action.
by Darryl Dobbs - April 18, 2013 10:57 AM EDT
The Islanders seem to be coming into their own and poolies who invested in them during the rebuild will be rewarded.
It was four long years ago when the Islanders were at, if not rock bottom, then pretty damn close to it. It was at that time when I started hinting for keeper leaguers to consider picking up some of the youngsters there.
by Darryl Dobbs - April 15, 2013 4:55 PM EDT
Teams on the outside of the playoff race are already looking toward next year.
It's been said a million times, but I'll say it again: this season went by quickly. The season kicks off, you blink, and now your team is battling for a playoff spot.
by Darryl Dobbs - April 11, 2013 11:59 AM EDT
Looking at players who will fall short of or exceed expectations because the season wasn't long enough to correct course.
We've entered the final three weeks of the season and things are starting to balance out. The only problem is the shortened season. While in an 82-game campaign a market correction that begins at Game 40 leaves plenty of time for a player to get his numbers back to normal, that's not the case this year.
by Darryl Dobbs - April 8, 2013 2:10 PM EDT
PA Parenteau is an afterthought to most poolies, but they should pay closer attention to the way he was brought along.
"I'll give you Jason Pominville for PA Parenteau." This email came across my screen a week ago from a fellow GM in one of my points-only keeper leagues, where points transfer over in trades.
by Darryl Dobbs - April 4, 2013 2:41 PM EDT
Looking at 10 players who saw their fantasy value rise the most as a result of trades made at the deadline.
It wasn't the usual trade deadline, that's for sure. With pretty much no deals at all before 1:30, some huge trades went down over the final 90 minutes, many with far-reaching implications.
by Darryl Dobbs - March 28, 2013 2:44 PM EDT
If your team isn't going to win, you have to accept that fact and go into a rebuild. And if you do it right, you'll be back before you know it.
There comes a point in every long-running keeper league team's history when it's time to call a spade a spade. You're treading water, with no shot at a trophy, not even a shot at top three glory…yet your team is too good to finish in the bottom three and land a good draft pick.
by Darryl Dobbs - March 25, 2013 1:35 PM EDT
Dobber breaks down shifting fantasy values after a weekend of earlier-then-expected moves.
Did the trade deadline get moved up a week? A lot happened this past weekend to suggest we’re just three days away from the trade deadline, as opposed to the actual 10 days.
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