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 - January 31, 2013 1:55 PM EST
Some top players are off to slow starts, but is it too early to cut the cord and trade them off?
Most teams have played between five and seven games now and poolies are starting to push the panic button. Cries of "Ovechkin's lost it" or "I gotta drop Bobby Ryan" can be heard in lunch rooms across North America, as the pressures of a shortened season start to weigh on fantasy owners.
by Darryl Dobbs - January 28, 2013 3:45 PM EST
The Islanders have a recent history of plucking players from the AHL and turning them into gold.
When the Islanders grabbed career minor-leaguer Keith Aucoin off waivers, my first thought was Matt Moulson. My next thought was P-A Parenteau.
by Darryl Dobbs - January 24, 2013 3:35 PM EST
Some top goalies are off to poor starts, but be careful not to abandon ship too early.
A handful of goaltenders are off to rocky starts. This usually causes panic among fantasy owners who find themselves at the bottom of their league.
by Darryl Dobbs - January 21, 2013 1:25 PM EST
Ice time speaks volumes if you're on the fence about whether to take a player on the bubble.
Sure, we're only one or two games in, but you can still pick up on some early trends developing. Pay no attention to the points. A player's points total will average out over enough games (sorry Vanek owners, he won't finish with 240 points in 48 games).
by Darryl Dobbs - January 17, 2013 1:52 PM EST
Our fantasy expert ranks the top 10 rookies to draft in your pool for the shortened 2013 NHL season.
Rookies offer a great way to get an edge in your fantasy league. But outside of drafting the first overall pick, there doesn't seem to be a sure-fire way of knowing whom to target.
by Darryl Dobbs - January 14, 2013 1:51 PM EST
Our fantasy expert gives you a list of names to keep an eye on as your draft goes on into the late rounds.
Thanks to the Internet, it's getting more and more difficult to come up with a list of sleeper picks for your fantasy draft. After all, is Player X really a "steal" if 50 websites list him as such? Nonetheless, I'll list 10 of my favorites.
by Darryl Dobbs - January 7, 2013 1:35 PM EST
THN's fantasy expert gives you tips on how to get in the mindset for a more brief fantasy hockey season.
Fantasy hockey is back! Fantasy owners are pulling their sheets out of their desk drawers, dusting them off, and - alright, it's 2013 so they're actually visiting fantasy hockey websites.
by Darryl Dobbs - December 17, 2012 4:05 PM EST
Taking a look at some diminutive AHLers and what their potential is at the NHL level.
In 2004-05, several players caught the eye of fantasy owners with their dazzling numbers in the American League. Some of them panned out - others, not so much.
by Darryl Dobbs - December 10, 2012 3:28 PM EST
Fantasy hockey has become so big of an industry that it's a major driver of web traffic, another side effect the league will feel.
As the NHL grew from a $2.1 billion industry to a $3.3 billion industry in just seven years, fantasy hockey grew at an even faster pace. In fact, fantasy sports in general grew at a phenomenal rate over the past decade - 35 million people in North America played fantasy sports in 2012 (per the FSTA).
by Darryl Dobbs - November 26, 2012 1:32 PM EST
Mike and Nick Foligno are known for their tenacious styles, but does Marcus have some offensive flair?
Foligno (Fo-lee-no) 1. Courageous, hardy, resolute. 2. Marked by or showing determination; was engaged in a doomed struggle for the puck with a Foligno.
by Darryl Dobbs - November 19, 2012 4:30 PM EST
Is the Red Wing from Switzerland the real deal, or another Fabian Brunnstrom?
Whenever an unknown bursts onto the fantasy hockey scene, I'm inundated with questions from poolies. Who is this guy? What's his upside? Will he make an impact this year? Things are no different in the case of Damien Brunner, who the Red Wings signed July 1.
by Darryl Dobbs - November 12, 2012 11:25 AM EST
While many locked-out NHLers dominate other leagues – some are struggling mightily.
Another week has been whittled away and the NHL lockout continues. I had hoped to be doing a training camp primer piece for Nov. 12, but instead it looks like said article is weeks away yet.
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