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 - December 22, 2009 11:05 AM EST
A look back at the top moments from the past 10 years â€“ through the eyes of a poolie, of course.
As the first decade of the millennium draws to a close, it is fun to take a look back at the 10 years that was. It was the biggest 10 years in the history of fantasy hockey, a pastime that has grown into a full-blown industry.
by Darryl Dobbs - December 19, 2009 9:33 AM EST
The skilled but slumping Canadiens youngster is producing once again, giving poolies reason to look his way.
Andrei Kostitsyn was having a miserable 2009. First, the headlines in all the Montreal papers back in February referred his alleged off-ice dealings.
by Darryl Dobbs - December 15, 2009 12:15 PM EST
Slowly but surely, Stephen Weiss is growing into a player worth having on your fantasy roster.
Over the past month, Joe Thornton and Henrik Sedin are leading the league in scoring with 22 points. Shocked? Of course not. Sidney Crosby comes in third, with 21.
by Darryl Dobbs - December 12, 2009 1:05 AM EST
How long can Gabbo hold up?... A Bergeron-Krejci switch-a-roo?... Sleeping on Staal?... and more.
Why stick with just a couple of topics when there is so much going on in the fantasy hockey world? Let’s get started. I come down pretty hard, pretty often on Marian Gaborik, especially considering the fact he is easily one of the five or six most skilled players in the game.
by Darryl Dobbs - December 8, 2009 1:55 PM EST
They lost their coach and they've lost their fantasy value, but you can be sure the Flyers will be back, so grab their players now.
A buy-low situation has developed in the City of Brotherly Love. The team has been losing enough games to cost coach John Stevens his job. Losers of eight of their past nine, including an 8-2 spanking against an Ovechkin-less Washington team, the Flyers have a slew of underachievers from the goaltender out.
by Darryl Dobbs - December 5, 2009 10:55 AM EST
Phil Kessel's arrival in Toronto has meant a jump in production for many Maple Leafs.
Most fans and media agree – Toronto GM Brian Burke paid a steep price to land Phil Kessel from Boston. Some also contend it was something that he needed to do.
by Darryl Dobbs - December 1, 2009 11:10 AM EST
The Flames secondary scorers have supported the team early this season, making them valuable pickups for your team.
Only five teams have scored more goals than the Calgary Flames this season and four of those teams have played more games. But it’s a different Calgary squad this year versus the team that finished tied for seventh in offense a year ago.
by Darryl Dobbs - November 28, 2009 9:25 AM EST
The quick ascension of John Tavares up the point-total ladder has had a positive effect on his linemates, making them valuable fantasy pickups.
When John Tavares was drafted by the Islanders this past summer, poolies were all over the map with their expectations. Some figured his impact would be similar to Steven Stamkos (46 points as a rookie), others were thinking as high as Sidney Crosby (102 as a rookie).
by Darryl Dobbs - November 24, 2009 12:00 PM EST
After becoming an epic fail in Buffalo, the speedy Russian has revived his career in Atlanta.
Maxim Afinogenov is proof that a coach with a certain system and a certain attitude can get the most out of a player when others could not. The Atlanta right winger had worn out his welcome in Buffalo to the point where healthy scratches were as common as reality shows.
by Darryl Dobbs - November 21, 2009 10:00 AM EST
After frustrating poolies by stalling in 2008-09, Mike Fisher looks to be back on track this season.
Sometimes fantasy hockey makes you want to bang your head on your desk. Well, not so much “sometimes” as “often.” But here’s a real head-bang-inducing player.
by Darryl Dobbs - November 17, 2009 10:45 AM EST
The 22-year-old Swede may have taken some time to develop, but the Devils right winger looks like a keeper.
New Jersey right winger Niclas Bergfors has been on the fantasy radar for so long it is hard to believe he is only 22 years old. Generally, if a player is a full-timer in the American League for four years, fantasy owners get sour.
by Darryl Dobbs - November 10, 2009 2:15 PM EST
St. Louis is certainly struggling, but poolies should still get in on this "buy-low" situation.
The St. Louis Blues, as a team, have scored 33 goals. That’s a great total for a team at the nine-game mark. Unfortunately, the Blues have played 15.
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