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Fantasy Pool Look: Post-all-star planning

Fantasy Pool Look: Post-all-star planning

by Darryl Dobbs - January 29, 2011 10:35 AM EST

The all-star break gives injured players a chance to rest and streaky players a chance to collect themselves.
Everyone loves having five days off. It’s a chance to take a deep breath, walk away from the job and not just relax your body, but push all thoughts of work out of your mind.


Fantasy Pool Look: The next Star

Fantasy Pool Look: The next Star

by Darryl Dobbs - January 25, 2011 12:55 PM EST

If you want Jamie Benn, it's too late to get him for a bargain price; pick up Michael Grabner; how to handle Forsberg; and more.
Dallas sophomore winger Jamie Benn has been a highly sought after commodity in keeper leagues for a couple years now, so it’s almost certainly too late to acquire him for a discounted “young-up-and-comer” price.


Fantasy Pool Look: Time is now for Ennis, Gerbe

Fantasy Pool Look: Time is now for Ennis, Gerbe

by Darryl Dobbs - January 22, 2011 10:55 AM EST

An opportunity has been made for these two small players and poolies would be wise to take notice.
With his brief, but impressive appearance late last season, Tyler Ennis was expected to take a run at the Calder Trophy this campaign - at least in fantasy circles.


Fantasy Pool Look: The Red Cross Red Wings

Fantasy Pool Look: The Red Cross Red Wings

by Darryl Dobbs - January 18, 2011 11:55 AM EST

As a few Detroit players went down with injuries, others stepped up; Jokinen producing again; and New York's new line.
Red Wings are dropping like flies and it’s been interesting to see how the dynamic of the team shifts when so many key components go down with injury.


Fantasy Pool Look: D’Agnabbit D’Agostini!

Fantasy Pool Look: D’Agnabbit D’Agostini!

by Darryl Dobbs - January 15, 2011 11:19 AM EST

Will the Blues' Matt D’Agostini continue is solid play once his injured mates return?
With 10 points in his past 10 games, St. Louis right winger Matt D’Agostini has caught the eye of many poolies. But will the run, or a reasonable facsimile of the run, last? That’s the million-dollar question.


Fantasy Pool Look: Grabbing Grabovski

Fantasy Pool Look: Grabbing Grabovski

by Darryl Dobbs - January 11, 2011 2:30 PM EST

Mikhail Grabovski has been an injury replacement for poolies in recent years, but with his play this season, he's becoming a reliable regular.
In early November, after Mikhail Grabovski’s average start (nine points in 15 games), poolies may have picked him up as a temporary depth replacement, perhaps to cover off an injury.


Fantasy Pool Look: 'Yan' can score

Fantasy Pool Look: 'Yan' can score

by Darryl Dobbs - January 4, 2011 1:20 PM EST

We knew Keith Yandle was good, but this good?; Lucic back to reality; Hornqvist starting a hot streak?; and more.
We knew Keith Yandle was a promising young offensive defenseman, but did we see this coming? The 24-year-old is leading the Phoenix Coyotes in scoring and has become the catalyst for their offense the same way Dustin Byfuglien has for Atlanta.


Fantasy Pool Look: Opportunities for Red Wings, Sabres

Fantasy Pool Look: Opportunities for Red Wings, Sabres

by Darryl Dobbs - December 28, 2010 9:50 AM EST

With injuries to Dan Cleary, Pavel Datsyuk and Derek Roy, our fantasy expert explains how to get the most out of Detroit and Buffalo.
Pavel Datsyuk is on the shelf for the next month, which frees up, oh, 19:29 of ice time and 3:26 of power play time per game, give or take a second.


Fantasy Pool Look: Salvaging Sergei Kostitsyn

Fantasy Pool Look: Salvaging Sergei Kostitsyn

by Darryl Dobbs - December 21, 2010 2:54 PM EST

After he had to be traded out of Montreal, Sergei Kostitsyn may have finally found his place in Nashville's lineup and could start helping you.
Just when you were about ready to write him off – OK, actually you wrote him off last spring – Sergei Kostitsyn is back, baby, and he’s suddenly fantasy-relevant.


Fantasy Pool Look: An Avalanche of NHL talent

Fantasy Pool Look: An Avalanche of NHL talent

by Darryl Dobbs - December 18, 2010 12:19 PM EST

Everything's been golden for Colorado this season, but what to do with the glut of top-sixers when everyone's healthy?
No team has more goals in the NHL than the Colorado Avalanche. Whatever coach Joe Sacco feeds these kids, I’ll take a helping. It doesn’t seem to matter how many injuries the team sustains, who gets called up or who the team acquires, the Avalanche will score a ton.


Fantasy Pool Look: The Kovalchuk conundrum

Fantasy Pool Look: The Kovalchuk conundrum

by Darryl Dobbs - December 14, 2010 11:40 AM EST

Ilya Kovalchuk continues to boggle the minds of poolies who expected him to eventually break out of his slump.
Ilya Kovalchuk. After sitting here thinking of how to finish that sentence, I thought it best to just leave it at that and ask you to press your lips together, widen your eyes and shrug your shoulders.


Fantasy Pool Look: 2010-11 Calder favorites

Fantasy Pool Look: 2010-11 Calder favorites

by Darryl Dobbs - December 7, 2010 1:00 PM EST

If you're on the ball rookies have been a big help for poolies this season, so here's how The Dobber sees the freshman race playing out.
This year’s rookie class is unquestionably a strong one and those fantasy owners who did their homework - or were quick on the waiver wire - are enjoying production from deep in their lineups.


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