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Fantasy Pool Look: Testing Letestu on your active roster

Fantasy Pool Look: Testing Letestu on your active roster

by Darryl Dobbs - October 19, 2010 12:20 PM EDT

Our professional poolie gives you some advice on how to handle the fast start from this Penguin, plus much more.
It was a long, roundabout way of getting to the NHL, but Pittsburgh forward Mark Letestu is there now and he’s suddenly caught the eye of fantasy owners.


Fantasy Pool Look: The O'Reilly Factor

Fantasy Pool Look: The O'Reilly Factor

by Darryl Dobbs - October 16, 2010 9:15 AM EDT

With the Nashville Predators off to a hot start, Cal O'Reilly has found a home feeding Steve Sullivan that is paying off for poolies.
Cal O’Reilly caught my eye about four years ago when his first full season as a pro saw him garner 65 points. He had impressive junior numbers, but as a smaller player  (he weighed closer to 160 pounds when he was drafted in the fifth round, 150th overall in 2005), it seemed as though his chances at full-time work in the NHL were slim.


Fantasy Pool Look: Fast starts with new teams

Fantasy Pool Look: Fast starts with new teams

by Darryl Dobbs - October 12, 2010 11:55 AM EDT

Our fantasy expert takes a look at a few quick starts by players who changed addresses in the summer and what their outlook is.
Nathan Horton is playing like a new man since he started the season on a new team. Just two games in, he is already proving to be an offensive catalyst for the Boston Bruins.


Fantasy Pool Look: The importance of goaltending

Fantasy Pool Look: The importance of goaltending

by Darryl Dobbs - October 9, 2010 10:10 AM EDT

The goalie landscape has changed in the NHL since the lockout, but don't let that fool you into overlooking the position's importance in the fantasy game.
In your average rotisserie league, if you’re not set between the pipes after the draft, you’re in a lot of trouble. If you want the waiver wire to bail you out, you had better be quick and aggressive.


Fantasy Pool Look: Late-round gems

Fantasy Pool Look: Late-round gems

by Darryl Dobbs - October 5, 2010 1:25 PM EDT

Looking to pick up a producer in the late-rounds of your draft? The Dobber has a few suggestions.
As fantasy draft season reaches its peak, what better time to give you some suggestions for the late rounds? Here are some players who I think will give you more points than the alternatives out there.


Fantasy Pool Look: Kris or Chris?

Fantasy Pool Look: Kris or Chris?

by Darryl Dobbs - October 2, 2010 8:00 AM EDT

'Dobber' looks at how close Versteeg and Stewart are in projection, but how different they are in terms of appeal.
When I was asked recently about my preference on the wing between Colorado’s Chris Stewart and Toronto’s Kris Versteeg (for strictly a points league), my immediate instinct was to give the nod to Stewart; it was a fast and easy decision.


Fantasy Pool Look: The other rookie named Tyler

Fantasy Pool Look: The other rookie named Tyler

by Darryl Dobbs - September 27, 2010 2:51 PM EDT

While Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin get all the hype, this Sabres rookie already has a few games under his belt.
Lost in all the Taylor vs. Tyler hype is the fact there is another youngster with a similar handle who has a realistic shot at the Calder Trophy – Buffalo’s Tyler Ennis.


Fantasy Pool Look: NHL hunches for 2010-11

Fantasy Pool Look: NHL hunches for 2010-11

by Darryl Dobbs - September 25, 2010 10:06 AM EDT

Our fantasy expert goes with his gut on the Oilers' prospects, Vinny Lecavalier, P.K. Subban, Pekka Rinne and more.
Recently, I had my first of five drafts. It is a one-year rotisserie league with standard categories (three for goalies, six for skaters) and teams made up of four players from each forward position, six defensemen, two goalies and five bench spots.


Fantasy Pool Look: Eastern Conference training camp battles

Fantasy Pool Look: Eastern Conference training camp battles

by Darryl Dobbs - September 21, 2010 11:40 AM EDT

Last week we looked at the West, so this week we head East to check out some of the most intriguing pre-season competitions.
There will be lots of intriguing battles taking place at NHL training camps this year, with some carrying a lot of fantasy significance (the battle to be Sidney Crosby’s winger) and others not so much (the battle to be the seventh defenseman in Toronto).


Fantasy Pool Look: Western Conference training camp battles

Fantasy Pool Look: Western Conference training camp battles

by Darryl Dobbs - September 14, 2010 12:30 PM EDT

Our fantasy expert gives you the lowdown on what to look out for this pre-season.
There will be a lot of intriguing training camp battles taking place: some will have a lot of fantasy significance (the battle to be Sidney Crosby’s winger, for one), while others…not so much (the battle to be the seventh defenseman in Toronto).


Fantasy Pool Look: Devils, Canucks and Captials off-season report

Fantasy Pool Look: Devils, Canucks and Captials off-season report

by Darryl Dobbs - September 6, 2010 3:42 PM EDT

The final of our team-by-team reports looks at the future, near and far, for New Jersey, Vancouver and Washington.
For the past seven years, Fantasy Pool Look has given you some insight on what each NHL team has on tap for the summer - from a fantasy hockey standpoint, of course.


Fantasy Pool Look: Blues, Lightning, Maple Leafs off-season report

Fantasy Pool Look: Blues, Lightning, Maple Leafs off-season report

by Darryl Dobbs - August 31, 2010 12:00 PM EDT

Our fantasy expert grades the summers of these promising teams and grades them based on their pool value.
For the past seven years, Fantasy Pool Look has given you some insight on what each NHL team has on tap for the summer - from a fantasy hockey standpoint, of course.


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