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 15, 2011 11:57 AM EST
Smaller players usually either make it or break it big in the NHL, so you should start taking notice of David Desharnais.
You see it all the time in the NHL. A player doesn’t get drafted because of his small stature, or if he is drafted it’s during the late rounds.
by Darryl Dobbs - February 12, 2011 10:45 AM EST
Our fantasy expert breaks down a couple of the recent trades with analysis on how they should affect your pool.
Several big trades have gone down this week and each one of them will have an impact in your fantasy hockey league. This is how you should play it.
by Darryl Dobbs - February 8, 2011 1:40 PM EST
How to manage the Leafs sniper in your pool; pick or pass on Forsberg?; Byfuglien needs Enstrom back; and more.
It’s not just Leaf fans who are starting to get a little restless about the modest - to put it nicely - numbers of Phil Kessel. Fantasy owners are in the same boat as well.
by Darryl Dobbs - February 1, 2011 12:11 PM EST
With a few injured Red Wings returning to the lineup, did Jiri Hudler produce enough in their absence to keep a top-six spot?
Two weeks ago I opined Jiri Hudler received a gift on a silver platter when the Wings lost Tomas Holmstrom, Pavel Datsyuk and Dan Cleary to injury.
by Darryl Dobbs - January 29, 2011 10:35 AM EST
The all-star break gives injured players a chance to rest and streaky players a chance to collect themselves.
Everyone loves having five days off. It’s a chance to take a deep breath, walk away from the job and not just relax your body, but push all thoughts of work out of your mind.
by Darryl Dobbs - January 25, 2011 12:55 PM EST
If you want Jamie Benn, it's too late to get him for a bargain price; pick up Michael Grabner; how to handle Forsberg; and more.
Dallas sophomore winger Jamie Benn has been a highly sought after commodity in keeper leagues for a couple years now, so it’s almost certainly too late to acquire him for a discounted “young-up-and-comer” price.
by Darryl Dobbs - January 22, 2011 10:55 AM EST
An opportunity has been made for these two small players and poolies would be wise to take notice.
With his brief, but impressive appearance late last season, Tyler Ennis was expected to take a run at the Calder Trophy this campaign - at least in fantasy circles.
by Darryl Dobbs - January 18, 2011 11:55 AM EST
As a few Detroit players went down with injuries, others stepped up; Jokinen producing again; and New York's new line.
Red Wings are dropping like flies and it’s been interesting to see how the dynamic of the team shifts when so many key components go down with injury.
by Darryl Dobbs - January 15, 2011 11:19 AM EST
Will the Blues' Matt D’Agostini continue is solid play once his injured mates return?
With 10 points in his past 10 games, St. Louis right winger Matt D’Agostini has caught the eye of many poolies. But will the run, or a reasonable facsimile of the run, last? That’s the million-dollar question.
by Darryl Dobbs - January 11, 2011 2:30 PM EST
Mikhail Grabovski has been an injury replacement for poolies in recent years, but with his play this season, he's becoming a reliable regular.
In early November, after Mikhail Grabovski’s average start (nine points in 15 games), poolies may have picked him up as a temporary depth replacement, perhaps to cover off an injury.
by Darryl Dobbs - January 4, 2011 1:20 PM EST
We knew Keith Yandle was good, but this good?; Lucic back to reality; Hornqvist starting a hot streak?; and more.
We knew Keith Yandle was a promising young offensive defenseman, but did we see this coming? The 24-year-old is leading the Phoenix Coyotes in scoring and has become the catalyst for their offense the same way Dustin Byfuglien has for Atlanta.
by Darryl Dobbs - December 28, 2010 9:50 AM EST
With injuries to Dan Cleary, Pavel Datsyuk and Derek Roy, our fantasy expert explains how to get the most out of Detroit and Buffalo.
Pavel Datsyuk is on the shelf for the next month, which frees up, oh, 19:29 of ice time and 3:26 of power play time per game, give or take a second.
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