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 - November 2, 2010 1:55 PM EDT
Some are off to hot starts, others not so much, either way your fantasy team will be affected by these players.
Look no further than the NHL scoring race to find some of the biggest surprises in fantasy hockey – not just some of the names you see there, but also some of the names that are missing.
by Darryl Dobbs - October 30, 2010 9:45 AM EDT
For a few years now it's been all about Malkin, Crosby and Ovechkin, but does Stamkos belong in the same grouping?
When a 20-year-old scores 18 points in nine games to start the season, it’s certainly eye-catching. In fact, the hot start by Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos has poolies jacking up their asking price to levels that had previously been reserved for Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin.
by Darryl Dobbs - October 26, 2010 12:57 PM EDT
We take a look at a few players off to slow starts and measure what the chances of a recovery are.
A few players have fallen well short of expectations so far. It’s early, but we’ve seen enough out of these guys to make an educated guess as to what’s in store.
by Darryl Dobbs - October 23, 2010 8:38 AM EDT
The talent in Pittsburgh's back end is starting to match the upfront firepower, resulting in big things.
You would think when a team loses a player like Sergei Gonchar, the offensive pendulum would swing a little further toward the forwards. So far in Pittsburgh, however, the opposite has been true.
by Darryl Dobbs - October 19, 2010 12:20 PM EDT
Our professional poolie gives you some advice on how to handle the fast start from this Penguin, plus much more.
It was a long, roundabout way of getting to the NHL, but Pittsburgh forward Mark Letestu is there now and he’s suddenly caught the eye of fantasy owners.
by Darryl Dobbs - October 16, 2010 9:15 AM EDT
With the Nashville Predators off to a hot start, Cal O'Reilly has found a home feeding Steve Sullivan that is paying off for poolies.
Cal O’Reilly caught my eye about four years ago when his first full season as a pro saw him garner 65 points. He had impressive junior numbers, but as a smaller player (he weighed closer to 160 pounds when he was drafted in the fifth round, 150th overall in 2005), it seemed as though his chances at full-time work in the NHL were slim.
by Darryl Dobbs - October 12, 2010 11:55 AM EDT
Our fantasy expert takes a look at a few quick starts by players who changed addresses in the summer and what their outlook is.
Nathan Horton is playing like a new man since he started the season on a new team. Just two games in, he is already proving to be an offensive catalyst for the Boston Bruins.
by Darryl Dobbs - October 9, 2010 10:10 AM EDT
The goalie landscape has changed in the NHL since the lockout, but don't let that fool you into overlooking the position's importance in the fantasy game.
In your average rotisserie league, if you’re not set between the pipes after the draft, you’re in a lot of trouble. If you want the waiver wire to bail you out, you had better be quick and aggressive.
by Darryl Dobbs - October 5, 2010 1:25 PM EDT
Looking to pick up a producer in the late-rounds of your draft? The Dobber has a few suggestions.
As fantasy draft season reaches its peak, what better time to give you some suggestions for the late rounds? Here are some players who I think will give you more points than the alternatives out there.
by Darryl Dobbs - October 2, 2010 8:00 AM EDT
'Dobber' looks at how close Versteeg and Stewart are in projection, but how different they are in terms of appeal.
When I was asked recently about my preference on the wing between Colorado’s Chris Stewart and Toronto’s Kris Versteeg (for strictly a points league), my immediate instinct was to give the nod to Stewart; it was a fast and easy decision.
by Darryl Dobbs - September 27, 2010 2:51 PM EDT
While Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin get all the hype, this Sabres rookie already has a few games under his belt.
Lost in all the Taylor vs. Tyler hype is the fact there is another youngster with a similar handle who has a realistic shot at the Calder Trophy – Buffalo’s Tyler Ennis.
by Darryl Dobbs - September 25, 2010 10:06 AM EDT
Our fantasy expert goes with his gut on the Oilers' prospects, Vinny Lecavalier, P.K. Subban, Pekka Rinne and more.
Recently, I had my first of five drafts. It is a one-year rotisserie league with standard categories (three for goalies, six for skaters) and teams made up of four players from each forward position, six defensemen, two goalies and five bench spots.
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