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 23, 2012 3:10 PM EST
Who says the Blues lack offense? With the emerging Alex Pietrangelo on the back end it's steadily improving.
Well, that didn’t take long. In just his second full NHL campaign, St. Louis rearguard Alex Pietrangelo has launched himself into the elite group of blueliners.
by Darryl Dobbs - February 16, 2012 4:05 PM EST
The Senators star is second in league scoring and here's why you can expect more; plus Marcel Goc.
There’s a new entrant in the NHL scoring race. Coming out of nowhere, he’s banged off 12 points in his past four games to slide into second place.
by Darryl Dobbs - February 13, 2012 3:22 PM EST
It's not always about how talented the goalie is, but what team he plays for and what the situation is.
The goaltending position is the most important in fantasy hockey. Hey, that sounds just like real hockey, doesn’t it? At the draft you need to make certain you are covered at G, because in rotisserie leagues that position is usually responsible for 30 to 40 percent of the categories.
by Darryl Dobbs - February 9, 2012 12:24 PM EST
As the goal-scoring rate in the NHL goes up or down, fantasy owners must adapt to get the best value.
The NHL is constantly shifting and I have some statistics to back this up that will make your eyes pop out of your head. As a fantasy owner, it is your responsibility to change your mindset and adapt to the way things are shifting.
by Darryl Dobbs - February 6, 2012 1:20 PM EST
Which youngster has the best "fantasy" upside?
I recently watched a game on TSN and during the intermission the hockey panel, consisting of Darren Dreger, Marc Crawford and Aaron Ward, was asked by host James Duthie to rank four young stars in terms of who will have the best career.
by Darryl Dobbs - February 2, 2012 2:08 PM EST
Our pool expert looks at some players who have seen their production drop and analyzes what will happen next.
So do you look at the cup as half full, or half empty? Artem Anisimov is pointless in 2012, which is either terrible…or it’s just early.
by Darryl Dobbs - January 26, 2012 2:25 PM EST
Who will be back, who might be back, and who needs the all-star break rest to recover from injury?
Many teams get a six-day break (Detroit and Montreal are stuck with only five) for all-star weekend and this is just what the doctor ordered for players who are nursing injuries, but close to a return.
by Darryl Dobbs - January 23, 2012 1:40 PM EST
Examining Peter Mueller's risk and reward; David Backes is a beast.
Peter Mueller has returned to hockey. The real Peter Mueller, not the unproductive one who made a brief appearance back in October. But is he back from his concussion now in the sense Patrice Bergeron is back? Or is he back in the sense Sidney Crosby was back? Mueller had high expectations 16 months ago after posting 20 points in just 15 games after joining the Avalanche in 2010.
by Darryl Dobbs - January 19, 2012 5:16 PM EST
Matt Moulson wasn't ever much of a prospect, so his rise to a first-line producer was extremely quick.
He was a 25-year-old, ninth round pick who had 29 NHL and 188 American League games under his belt. And even though he had 160 points in his AHL contests, Matt Moulson was looking like one of hundreds of other players throughout history – a career minor-leaguer.
by Darryl Dobbs - January 16, 2012 2:35 PM EST
Power play time is a good indicator of who's over-performing and who's primed for an up-tick.
As anyone worth his or her salt in the fantasy hockey world knows, a player’s value leans heavily on his power play ice time and subsequent PP performance.
by Darryl Dobbs - January 12, 2012 2:49 PM EST
Is the gritty Flame becoming more than a grinder?; plus don't dress against the Blues or Bruins.
When Curtis Glencross signed a four-year extension in May, pundits figured it was another unnecessary long-term deal given to a player by the Flames.
by Darryl Dobbs - January 9, 2012 5:15 PM EST
The Penguins have been bombarded with injuries, so what can you do to salvage your fantasy team?
Players are dropping like flies in Steeltown and the fantasy hockey world will feel the effects. Over the past 18 months, the Penguins have dealt with a lot of key injuries.
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