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Fantasy Pool Look: Making an Olympic statement

Fantasy Pool Look: Making an Olympic statement

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.


Fantasy Pool Look: A great example of why trades help

Fantasy Pool Look: A great example of why trades help

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.


Fantasy Pool Look: Mid-season musings

Fantasy Pool Look: Mid-season musings

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.


Fantasy Pool Look: What’s behind Malkin’s struggles?

Fantasy Pool Look: What’s behind Malkin’s struggles?

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.


Fantasy Pool Look: Are wacky stats correcting themselves?

Fantasy Pool Look: Are wacky stats correcting themselves?

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.


Fantasy Pool Look: His name is Luca - he lives on the second line

Fantasy Pool Look: His name is Luca - he lives on the second line

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.


Fantasy Pool Look: Unsung Sens pick up slack

Fantasy Pool Look: Unsung Sens pick up slack

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.


Fantasy Pool Look: Quite the decade, Pt. 2

Fantasy Pool Look: Quite the decade, Pt. 2

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.


Fantasy Pool Look: Quite the decade, Pt. 1

Fantasy Pool Look: Quite the decade, Pt. 1

by Darryl Dobbs - December 22, 2009 11:05 AM EST

A look back at the top moments from the past 10 years – 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.


Fantasy Pool Look: AK-46 back and on the attack

Fantasy Pool Look: AK-46 back and on the attack

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.


Fantasy Pool Look: Quiet cat

Fantasy Pool Look: Quiet cat

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.


Fantasy Pool Look: Quick shots

Fantasy Pool Look: Quick shots

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.


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