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 4, 2010 12:10 PM EDT
Joe Pavelski is lighting up the post-season with his play and with a number of contracts coming up in San Jose, he's a good bet for next year, too.
Joe Pavelski is having a fantastic post-season. He is the reason the Sharks got out of the first round, given their top line was only half-effective, at best.
by Darryl Dobbs - April 27, 2010 10:55 AM EDT
One of the later Vancouver picks around office pools, Mikael Samuelsson has surprised many and rewarded some.
Vancouver was a fairly popular team to build playoff office pool rosters around this year. After all, with San Jose’s playoff track record (and subsequently their track record for breaking poolie hearts), Chicago’s constant goaltending questions and Detroit’s uneven first two-thirds of the season, the Canucks seemed the safe play.
by Darryl Dobbs - April 20, 2010 11:09 AM EDT
Washington's John Carlson and Ottawa's Erik Karlsson are ready to break out and would be a wise acquisition in your pool.
Any keeper-leaguer worth his salt knows about rookie defensemen John Carlson and Erik Karlsson by this point. But most owners do not peg their fantasy value high enough.
by Darryl Dobbs - April 13, 2010 9:42 AM EDT
Our fantasy expert helps prepare you for the post-season by giving you tips on how to plan your pool in the East.
The playoffs are here! Serious fantasy owners are finally done with the grind of a (hopefully successful) regular season and can now relax and have fun with some more laid-back pools.
by Darryl Dobbs - April 10, 2010 10:25 AM EDT
Our fantasy expert gives you tips on playoff picks out West and why he's going with Canucks.
The post-season starts Wednesday and all across North America, between Saturday and Thursday, friends and colleagues will get together over beer, pop, chips, pizza (name your poison) and select a group of players they hope will provide enough points come June to win the prize (trophy/money/bragging rights/all of the above).
by Darryl Dobbs - April 6, 2010 2:32 PM EDT
Why Heatley is no better than Spezza; Mueller as a dark horse; Karlsson becoming an impact player; and more.
As late as February I was getting a lot of push-back from readers – be it via email, Twitter (@DobberHockey), comments on my website, or on THN.
by Darryl Dobbs - March 30, 2010 2:50 PM EDT
Under interim coach Claude Noel, three Blue Jackets players have seen their production soar.
Ken Hitchcock’s coaching system has, historically, worked flawlessly for the first two years or so that he’s been with a squad. Somewhere along the way, however, the team stops responding.
by Darryl Dobbs - March 27, 2010 10:30 AM EDT
Who disappointed this season only to come on of late and how can you take advantage of that for next year?
It’s a real kick in the teeth when the player or players who disappointed you throughout most of the season start getting hot in late March.
by Darryl Dobbs - March 23, 2010 2:15 PM EDT
Carolina's Jamie McBain is making noise; and when to pick Preds in a playoff pool.
Carolina’s second round draft pick in 2006 (63rd overall), Jamie McBain thought he had a good chance at a full-time NHL gig back in September when he signed a pro contract after ending an impressive college career.
by Darryl Dobbs - March 20, 2010 10:40 AM EDT
After looking like he might be a fantasy bust, the Leafs youngster has found more ice time and a scoring touch of late.
Maybe it’s the added ice time and responsibility or perhaps it’s the fact Nikolai Kulemin of the Toronto Maple Leafs has seen enough of the NHL to finally “get it.
by Darryl Dobbs - March 16, 2010 11:11 AM EDT
With some teams pulling away in the playoff race, expect healthy scratches to cut into the production of certain players.
With just more than a dozen games left in the regular season, there are some teams in a pretty lucky position, meaning some poolies are in an unlucky one.
by Darryl Dobbs - March 13, 2010 11:56 AM EST
There are trios in Vancouver, Colorado, Calgary and Toronto that are worth keeping an eye on.
I’m the first to say that over-analyzing line combos to help make decisions on your fantasy squad is a silly idea. On that note, let’s analyze some line combos.