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 - April 5, 2011 2:39 PM EDT
Another disappointing year for Jakub Voracek, but that just means it's time to pick him up; plus Alex Tanguay and Matt D'Agostini.
We were warned of this in Jakub Voracek’s draft year: high-end, game-breaking talent, but head-shaking inconsistency. And three years into his NHL career, we’re seeing it first hand.
by Darryl Dobbs - April 2, 2011 9:53 AM EDT
To drop them or not to drop them? Some players are making your off-season decisions difficult, so Dobber pitches some advice.
There are several players who have keeper league owners throwing up their hands. Will he retire? How is his hip? Can he iron out his inconsistency and become a star? Will he bounce back from his knee injury? How you handle these situations will make or break your short-term future in your league.
by Darryl Dobbs - March 29, 2011 2:37 PM EDT
If poolies didn't have enough to think about when building their teams, there is a new X-Factor that will play into the success rate.
It’s yet another new trend in the ever-evolving world of fantasy hockey: injuries. Not that injuries are on the rise or decline - I wouldn’t trust publicized numbers in either direction - but the way they are being handled is changing.
by Darryl Dobbs - March 26, 2011 11:04 AM EDT
Is Corey Perry the most valuable fantasy player?; David Legwand a No. 1 center?; Dion Phaneuf's improved play; and more.
As I often do when no particular subject jumps out at me, I just toss a few thoughts down. Still nothing I deem column-worthy? Then I’ll just slap them all together and call it potpourri.
by Darryl Dobbs - March 22, 2011 2:49 PM EDT
When James Neal was dealt to Pittsburgh it wasn't known what impact it would have on Jamie Benn. Well, now we know - and it's positive.
A week before deadline day, the Penguins and Stars made one of the biggest trades of the season when Matt Niskanen and James Neal went to Pittsburgh for Alex Goligoski.
by Darryl Dobbs - March 15, 2011 12:45 PM EDT
Jordan Staal's numbers have some poolies worried. Our fantasy expert explains why he's worth holding onto.
When Jordan Staal was drafted second overall in 2006, I had him pegged as a potential 75-point player who plays an all-round game. After seeing him post 29 goals and 42 points as a rookie, it seemed as though his potential was even a little higher.
by Darryl Dobbs - March 12, 2011 11:10 AM EST
There's plenty of players in new sweaters poolies should keep an eye on.
Most of the deals at or near the trade deadline have yet to show results, but it’s still early. Some, however, have already shown promise.
by Darryl Dobbs - March 8, 2011 1:15 PM EST
Chicago's youngster is showing why you don't give up on young power forwards; Sekera still looking good; and more.
Most power forwards take seven or eight years to really find their stride in the NHL and it’s a wonder more poolies haven’t caught onto that fact yet.
by Darryl Dobbs - March 5, 2011 10:05 AM EST
Surprisingly, the New York Islanders have been finding the back of the net - and it just might be an indication of things to come.
You may have noticed something subtle in your fantasy hockey league. That team that has crept up the standings over the past month, well, that team's owner has several Islanders.
by Darryl Dobbs - March 1, 2011 3:35 PM EST
Our fantasy expert weighs in on whose fantasy value rises and whose falls following the trade deadline.
Another busy trade deadline in the hockey world - though still less busy than usual - and some of the players who changed locations will see an increase/decrease in fantasy value.
by Darryl Dobbs - February 26, 2011 9:48 AM EST
The Senators' Bobby Butler has become a fantasy-worthy player by stepping up after Mike Fisher was dealt to Nashville.
The fire sale in Ottawa is allowing us poolies to get a good look at some of the younger players in the organization and a better feel for what they can do on the scoresheet.
by Darryl Dobbs - February 19, 2011 1:13 PM EST
Our fantasy expert tells you what to expect from a number of the players who were traded Friday.
Deadline Day 2011 has come and gone, which makes now the perfect time to – what’s that? Deadline Day is still more than a week away? What the… Well…regardless.
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