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 - February 9, 2010 10:20 AM EST
If you want to challenge for the lead in your pool, you need good support for your stars. Here are some players to scoop up.
Poolies are always looking for an edge, so I’ve trawled the stats pages in an effort to pull up some buried gems. Here are some players who may be available in your league, but absolutely deserve to be owned… Wayne Simmonds, Los Angeles – After making a splash last season by not only making the Kings, but becoming one of the better two-way players on the team, the 21-year-old Simmonds has taken another huge step forward.
by Darryl Dobbs - February 6, 2010 11:50 AM EST
Who stands to benefit and who will suffer in the wake of the Kovalchuk trade.
One of about a dozen players in the world who have the talent to win an NHL scoring title has been traded to a new team. Let’s break down the main winners and losers – from a fantasy standpoint – of the deal that saw Ilya Kovalchuk and Anssi Salmela traded for Niclas Bergfors, Johnny Oduya, Patrice Cormier and a first round pick.
by Darryl Dobbs - February 2, 2010 1:25 PM EST
Which players will see a bump and which will see a dip in production in Calgary, Toronto and Anaheim?
By now, the sports talk shows, newspaper articles and Internet blogs are starting to die down about the impact of the Sunday trades for Calgary, Toronto and Anaheim.
by Darryl Dobbs - January 30, 2010 9:40 AM EST
There are several freshmen who are coming into their own and could be a boon to your fantasy squad down the stretch.
By now, poolies have a handle on the rookies who are making an impact this season. In the case of John Tavares, we have known he was going to be one to watch this year since, oh, 2006.
by Darryl Dobbs - January 26, 2010 11:00 AM EST
Keep an eye on these players left off Olympic rosters who've been hot since the announcements.
Scott Gomez and Jussi Jokinen were left off the American and Finnish Olympic rosters when they were announced earlier this month. Since then, both players have been playing some of the best hockey of their careers.
by Darryl Dobbs - January 23, 2010 9:20 AM EST
Latendresse-for-Pouliot has given the players - and poolies - a big bump in production.
In an age where the salary cap is a reality, the team you see in October is astonishingly close to the one you see in April. The three or four new faces are generally kids replacing an injured vet.
by Darryl Dobbs - January 19, 2010 2:35 PM EST
Penner vs. O'Sullivan... Mark Giordano busting out... Latendresse going Wild... Stewart on a roll... Enstrom's development... and more.
When you write a dozen blogs and columns every week, you’re bound to run out of topics. Yet, as a fantasy hockey addict there are always dozens of smaller notes and thoughts bouncing around my otherwise empty skull.
by Darryl Dobbs - January 16, 2010 10:33 AM EST
Some poolies are suffering at the hands of the Pens superstar's slump.
How to lose your league before it even begins – draft a young, can’t-miss, defending regular season and post-season scoring champion with the top pick and watch as he performs like a mere mortal.
by Darryl Dobbs - January 12, 2010 10:25 AM EST
After a topsy-turvy start to the season, things are starting to stabilize.
We’re still doing double takes on some players when perusing NHL statistics, but as with most stats when it comes to professional hockey, they are falling back in line over the course of time.
by Darryl Dobbs - January 9, 2010 9:40 AM EST
Poolies are getting a sneak preview of the future in Pittsburgh.
Only a 30-something person like myself would recognize the 1987 Suzanne Vega song reference in the headline, but I couldn’t resist using it.
by Darryl Dobbs - January 5, 2010 10:30 AM EST
Ryan Shannon, Chris Kelly and Peter Regin are players poolies should be keeping an eye on.
When Jason Spezza was sidelined with a serious knee injury, most expected the slack to be picked up by Mike Fisher. When Daniel Alfredsson suffered a long-term injury as well, we expected Alex Kovalev and Milan Michalek to fill the scoring void.
by Darryl Dobbs - December 29, 2009 10:05 AM EST
Looking back at the top 10 moments that impacted the world of fantasy hockey from the past 10 years.
With 2010 just around the corner, the end of the decade is upon us. After extensive research, as well as polling other fantasy hockey enthusiasts, we’re counting down the 20 events that impacted fantasy hockey the most from the past 10 years.
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