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Fantasy Pool Look: Benn owners win big

Fantasy Pool Look: Benn owners win big

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.


Fantasy Pool Look: Staal-ed progress?

Fantasy Pool Look: Staal-ed progress?

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.


Fantasy Pool Look: Early NHL trade returns

Fantasy Pool Look: Early NHL trade returns

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.


Fantasy Pool Look: Bickell finds his stride

Fantasy Pool Look: Bickell finds his stride

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.


Fantasy Pool Look: Islanders surprising with offense

Fantasy Pool Look: Islanders surprising with offense

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.


Fantasy Pool Look: Deadline player values

Fantasy Pool Look: Deadline player values

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.


Fantasy Pool Look: The Butler did it

Fantasy Pool Look: The Butler did it

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.


Fantasy Pool Look: Analyzing Friday's trades

Fantasy Pool Look: Analyzing Friday's trades

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.


Fantasy Pool Look: Against the odds

Fantasy Pool Look: Against the odds

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.


Fantasy Pool Look: Early deadline?

Fantasy Pool Look: Early deadline?

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.


Fantasy Pool Look: Had your Phil of Kessel?

Fantasy Pool Look: Had your Phil of Kessel?

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.


Fantasy Pool Look: Did Hudler show enough?

Fantasy Pool Look: Did Hudler show enough?

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.


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