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Fantasy Pool Look: Trade deadline impact, pt. 2

Fantasy Pool Look: Trade deadline impact, pt. 2

by Darryl Dobbs - March 9, 2010 10:55 AM EST

Who is set for a spike in production and who will struggle down the stretch after being dealt on March 3.
More often than not, when a player is moved he tends to ride some kind of wave – be it confidence, excitement, adrenaline or whatever, a player often gives you a couple weeks of inflated numbers.


Fantasy Pool Look: Trade deadline impact, pt. 1

Fantasy Pool Look: Trade deadline impact, pt. 1

by Darryl Dobbs - March 6, 2010 10:36 AM EST

What can you expect from the players swapped on March 3? Here's the lowdown.
More often than not, when a player is moved he tends to ride some kind of wave – be it confidence, excitement, adrenaline or whatever, a player often gives you a couple weeks of inflated numbers.


Fantasy Pool Look: A fresh start

Fantasy Pool Look: A fresh start

by Darryl Dobbs - March 2, 2010 12:00 PM EST

As we enter the home stretch, a few players will be looking to rebound after a break or use some momentum from the Olympics.
Several prominent names dotted the list of “slumpers” heading into the Olympic break. Now, after a couple of weeks off to heal nagging injuries and clear their heads, these players will look to turn things around.


Fantasy Pool Look: Ribeiro primed for big finish

Fantasy Pool Look: Ribeiro primed for big finish

by Darryl Dobbs - February 27, 2010 10:25 AM EST

The center won't lead the Stars in scoring this year, but you can expect a big conclusion to the scorer's season.
Mike Ribeiro has really come into his own since joining the Dallas Stars in 2006. But this year things have been different. Ribeiro owners are hoping for more from him in the final 21 games than they saw in the first 61.


Fantasy Pool Look: Looking ahead to next season

Fantasy Pool Look: Looking ahead to next season

by Darryl Dobbs - February 23, 2010 10:35 AM EST

A list of eight youngsters who've faltered this year, but could bounce back big time in 20010-11.
There have been more than a few young players who were poised for to take major steps forward this season and have fallen short of expectations.


Fantasy Pool Look: Brouwer succeeds against the odds

Fantasy Pool Look: Brouwer succeeds against the odds

by Darryl Dobbs - February 20, 2010 9:58 AM EST

The Chicago youngster is getting top-line duty despite a deep prospect system.
A talented young prospect in the Chicago organization is in for a tough road. This was apparent even prior to the team’s resurgence as an NHL power.


Fantasy Pool Look: Five stars to watch

Fantasy Pool Look: Five stars to watch

by Darryl Dobbs - February 16, 2010 1:38 PM EST

As the fantasy season takes a break before heading down the stretch, here are a few all-stars having off seasons.
Much like companies in the stock market, the fantasy value of players can often go up and down dramatically within a couple of months. That is why poolies treasure the steady and consistent players who never get hurt and rarely hit a slump.


Fantasy Pool Look: Youth shall be served in Columbus

Fantasy Pool Look: Youth shall be served in Columbus

by Darryl Dobbs - February 13, 2010 10:45 AM EST

A new coach and a new philosophy have come to town in Columbus.
No matter what you think of former Columbus coach Ken Hitchcock, be it hockey genius or lucky Cup-winner, he was always extremely careful with his young players.


Fantasy Pool Look: Under the Radar

Fantasy Pool Look: Under the Radar

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.


Fantasy Pool Look: Kovy’s impact

Fantasy Pool Look: Kovy’s impact

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.


Fantasy Pool Look: Winners/losers of Sunday’s deals

Fantasy Pool Look: Winners/losers of Sunday’s deals

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.


Fantasy Pool Look: Rookies to watch in the second half

Fantasy Pool Look: Rookies to watch in the second half

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.


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