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Fantasy Pool Look: Dark horses to save your butt

Fantasy Pool Look: Dark horses to save your butt

by Darryl Dobbs - December 4, 2010 8:50 AM EST

Are you down and out in your league? It's time to take some chances and here five players worth taking a flyer on.
I’m dead-last in one of my leagues. Or, rather, I was dead-last. Ironically, it is called an “Experts League” and is made up of all the writers for DobberHockey.


Fantasy Pool Look: Hawks look great in Atlanta uniforms

Fantasy Pool Look: Hawks look great in Atlanta uniforms

by Darryl Dobbs - November 30, 2010 2:40 PM EST

The Chicago Blackhawks had to unload some players in the summer to stay cap compliant - to the benefit of Atlanta.
The Blackhawks did what they had to do, so this is by no means a slight. In fact, I’m impressed that GM Stan Bowman managed to get under the cap, yet still hang onto Marian Hossa, Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook and Dave Bolland.


Fantasy Pool Look: Road warriors

Fantasy Pool Look: Road warriors

by Darryl Dobbs - November 27, 2010 9:38 AM EST

Following up from a previous article on players who use home-ice advantage, we look at those who perform on the road.
With 82 games on the schedule for 30 NHL teams, it is impossible for the schedule-maker to move all teams through the season with the same amount of home games at any given time.


Fantasy Pool Look: Home-ice advantage

Fantasy Pool Look: Home-ice advantage

by Darryl Dobbs - November 23, 2010 3:05 PM EST

Our fantasy expert looks at a few players who have tremendous success at home, but falter when they're on the road.
With 82 games on the schedule for 30 NHL teams, it is impossible for the schedule-maker to move all teams through the season with the same amount of home games at any given time.


Fantasy Pool Look: Early surprises, for better or worse

Fantasy Pool Look: Early surprises, for better or worse

by Darryl Dobbs - November 16, 2010 12:20 PM EST

Some poolies are benefiting from shrewd picks, while others are struggling with their stars. Here are some of the best and worst and what to expect.
As always, we’re caught off guard with the performances of a handful of players. These guys have, for better or worse, made your eyes widen when you notice the stats beside their names.


Fantasy Pool Look: The NHL's next Rich Peverley?

Fantasy Pool Look: The NHL's next Rich Peverley?

by Darryl Dobbs - November 13, 2010 8:55 AM EST

The Blue Jackets' Kyle Wilson has followed a similar path to the NHL as the Atlanta second-liner and is showing the same potential.
Back in January of 2009, Rich Peverley caught most poolies by surprise when he suddenly posted 35 points in 39 games. It’s early still, but there’s another player who hasn’t been getting the respect he deserves and may just be Peverley Part 2.


Fantasy Pool Look: Justin Williams just in time

Fantasy Pool Look: Justin Williams just in time

by Darryl Dobbs - November 9, 2010 2:45 PM EST

The Los Angeles King is capable of putting up a significant number of points for you...as long as he stays healthy.
It’s hard to believe Justin Williams is only 29 years old. It seems as though he has been a point of fantasy league interest for years and years.


Fantasy Pool Look: The skinny on Jeff Skinner

Fantasy Pool Look: The skinny on Jeff Skinner

by Darryl Dobbs - November 6, 2010 11:35 AM EDT

The Carolina rookie is shooting out the lights, but what can we realistically expect from him for this season and beyond?
With every game he plays, 18-year-old Markham, Ont., native Jeff Skinner shows why he is quickly becoming the most coveted 2010 draftee in fantasy hockey.


Fantasy Pool Look: Nine early shockers

Fantasy Pool Look: Nine early shockers

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.


Fantasy Pool Look: Does Stamkos make it the Big Four?

Fantasy Pool Look: Does Stamkos make it the Big Four?

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.


Fantasy Pool Look: Stumbling out the gate

Fantasy Pool Look: Stumbling out the gate

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.


Fantasy Pool Look: Penguins shift game plan to blueline

Fantasy Pool Look: Penguins shift game plan to blueline

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.


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