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 21, 2013 2:10 PM EST
Can the Blues' offensive surge be trusted? As long as these six players are healthy, hang on for the ride, fantasy owners.
After 82 games last season, 21 teams had scored more goals than the St. Louis Blues. Heading into Thursday's action, only four teams were scoring at a faster clip than Ken Hitchcock’s squad.
by Darryl Dobbs - February 19, 2013 1:30 PM EST
Our fantasy expert looks at 10 players who have done way more than poolies could have predicted.
We're nearly a third of the way into the campaign already. While Peter Pessimist rants and raves about how Alex Ovechkin is sucking and Brian Elliott isn't repeating his surprise 2011-12 season, the optimists can take some positives from the early numbers.
by Darryl Dobbs - February 7, 2013 4:15 PM EST
The Capitals superstar is falling from grace and losing value in one-year leagues, so how should you handle him?
Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Alex Ovechkin. For seven years, these three names have been mentioned in the same sentence. Today, however, when you see those three names you start humming that old Sesame Street song.
by Darryl Dobbs - February 4, 2013 3:30 PM EST
Players who got in game action over the lockout are reaping the benefits early in the shortened NHL season.
Take a look at the top scorers in the NHL after seven or eight games. Notice anything peculiar? Aside from the unsustainable points-per-game rates, several players in the scoring race are the same guys who saw some action in Europe during the lockout.
by Darryl Dobbs - January 31, 2013 1:55 PM EST
Some top players are off to slow starts, but is it too early to cut the cord and trade them off?
Most teams have played between five and seven games now and poolies are starting to push the panic button. Cries of "Ovechkin's lost it" or "I gotta drop Bobby Ryan" can be heard in lunch rooms across North America, as the pressures of a shortened season start to weigh on fantasy owners.
by Darryl Dobbs - January 28, 2013 3:45 PM EST
The Islanders have a recent history of plucking players from the AHL and turning them into gold.
When the Islanders grabbed career minor-leaguer Keith Aucoin off waivers, my first thought was Matt Moulson. My next thought was P-A Parenteau.
by Darryl Dobbs - January 24, 2013 3:35 PM EST
Some top goalies are off to poor starts, but be careful not to abandon ship too early.
A handful of goaltenders are off to rocky starts. This usually causes panic among fantasy owners who find themselves at the bottom of their league.
by Darryl Dobbs - January 21, 2013 1:25 PM EST
Ice time speaks volumes if you're on the fence about whether to take a player on the bubble.
Sure, we're only one or two games in, but you can still pick up on some early trends developing. Pay no attention to the points. A player's points total will average out over enough games (sorry Vanek owners, he won't finish with 240 points in 48 games).
by Darryl Dobbs - January 17, 2013 1:52 PM EST
Our fantasy expert ranks the top 10 rookies to draft in your pool for the shortened 2013 NHL season.
Rookies offer a great way to get an edge in your fantasy league. But outside of drafting the first overall pick, there doesn't seem to be a sure-fire way of knowing whom to target.
by Darryl Dobbs - January 14, 2013 1:51 PM EST
Our fantasy expert gives you a list of names to keep an eye on as your draft goes on into the late rounds.
Thanks to the Internet, it's getting more and more difficult to come up with a list of sleeper picks for your fantasy draft. After all, is Player X really a "steal" if 50 websites list him as such? Nonetheless, I'll list 10 of my favorites.
by Darryl Dobbs - January 7, 2013 1:35 PM EST
THN's fantasy expert gives you tips on how to get in the mindset for a more brief fantasy hockey season.
Fantasy hockey is back! Fantasy owners are pulling their sheets out of their desk drawers, dusting them off, and - alright, it's 2013 so they're actually visiting fantasy hockey websites.
by Darryl Dobbs - December 17, 2012 4:05 PM EST
Taking a look at some diminutive AHLers and what their potential is at the NHL level.
In 2004-05, several players caught the eye of fantasy owners with their dazzling numbers in the American League. Some of them panned out - others, not so much.
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