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 - October 27, 2011 2:24 PM EDT
Some teams are scoring too much, others not enough and if you pick out the right ones, it will give you an edge in your pool.
The New Jersey Devils were the lowest-scoring team in the NHL last season and averaged 2.08 goals per game. The second-lowest was Ottawa at 2.
by Darryl Dobbs - October 24, 2011 4:28 PM EDT
What the heck can you make of Marc-Andre Bergeron's unexpected fast start?
I have a feeling the life expectancy of a fantasy hockey enthusiast is much shorter than that of a common person. Great players become terrible, weak producers become strong, young players tease with their potential and then drift away…only to return with a vengeance after you’ve dropped them.
by Darryl Dobbs - October 20, 2011 1:28 PM EDT
Are these guys making you stress out about your pool?
Some poolies are pretty desperate for these slumping players to get a move on. Here is what you can expect in the short and long term. Zdeno Chara, Boston The penalty minutes and shots are there, which still makes him a decent contributor in roto leagues.
by Darryl Dobbs - October 18, 2011 2:36 PM EDT
You're either off to a much faster start than expected or much slower, but it's still early so look out for these numbers to normalize.
It never fails. Five or 10 games into the season, poolies get excited – positively or negatively – about a couple of players because of what the early numbers show.
by Darryl Dobbs - October 12, 2011 4:22 PM EDT
You've drafted your fantasy team, but how all your layers perform is still up in the air.
You have polished off your drafting and now it all begins. How your team performs this season will depend greatly on how a number of questions are answered.
by Darryl Dobbs - October 8, 2011 10:30 AM EDT
The Jets have a lot of promise when it comes to fantasy players, but the pay off is still a ways down the road.
It’s time to welcome the NHL back to Winnipeg - Jets fans are in for a treat. Fantasy enthusiasts, well, not so much. But the tough times won’t last forever; there are definitely some bright lights on this team.
by Darryl Dobbs - October 4, 2011 3:25 PM EDT
Our fantasy expert tells you how to deal with the young Oiler at your draft table.
Prediction – Edmonton Oilers rookie Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will get between two and 72 points this season. Now that’s one hell of a big board to throw your dart at, isn’t it? So what should you do with the unpredictable top pick? Nugent-Hopkins could end up being the first forward selected with the top pick to not play a full NHL season immediately after being drafted since Eric Lindros.
by Darryl Dobbs - September 27, 2011 4:27 PM EDT
THN's pool expert looks at five NHLers who must make hay or will disappear into the fantasy fringes
I could spend all day writing about all the players who need to make an impact quickly or lose pretty much all fantasy relevance. But I managed to pick out five interesting players who stand out the most.
by Darryl Dobbs - September 24, 2011 10:40 AM EDT
Find out who our pool expert thinks will take home this year's Calder Trophy and who will fly under the radar.
Of the many rookies I have my eye on, there are two who really stand out. One is getting a reasonable amount of press, but not nearly enough, and another isn’t garnering any attention at all.
by Darryl Dobbs - September 20, 2011 12:00 PM EDT
Our fantasy expert turns his attention to the East and how the pre-season will impact your roster.
Training camps have opened! Once again, there will be fantasy-notable jockeying for position on pretty much every team’s depth chart. I’m back on the regular THN.
by Darryl Dobbs - September 17, 2011 4:15 PM EDT
Who has the inside track on making waves in the Western Conference? THN.com's fantasy insider has the scoop.
Training camp is upon us and once again there will be fantasy-notable jockeying for position on almost every team’s depth chart. I’ll be going back to the regular THN.
by Darryl Dobbs - September 6, 2011 2:25 PM EDT
We wrap up the previews with Tampa, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington and Winnipeg.
Here are the final five teams of my eighth annual summer fantasy evaluation. Ratings of these teams reflect my comfort level/excitement of building a fantasy squad around them – how much harder should I work on acquiring a player in Washington as opposed to a player in Florida? Tampa Bay Lightning Gone - Paul Szczechura, Vladimir Mihalik, Matt Smaby, Mike Lundin, Cedrick Desjardins, Randy Jones, Simon Gagne, Mike Smith, Sean Bergenheim, Marc Pouliot, Mathieu Roy Incoming - Ryan Shannon, Tom Pyatt, Matt Gilroy, Mathieu Garon, Michel Ouellet, Bruno Gervais Ready for full time – I have Brett Connolly penciled in to make this squad, but the pencil is very light and easily erased.