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Fantasy Pool Look: Players due for production increases

Fantasy Pool Look: Players due for production increases

by Darryl Dobbs - March 29, 2012 3:43 PM EDT

Our pool expert gives you a list of 10 players to pick up now before they surge next season.
One of the best ways to improve a keeper league team at the end of a season is to pick up a player who you think will improve his numbers next season.


Fantasy Pool Look: What now, Radulov owners?

Fantasy Pool Look: What now, Radulov owners?

by Darryl Dobbs - March 26, 2012 2:30 PM EDT

Alexander Radulov's fantasy impact may be short 'n' sweet; James Neal's linemates elevate him to elite status; and more.
Alexander Radulov shocked the fantasy world in the summer of 2008 when he left the NHL in the middle of his contract with Nashville and signed a new contract in the Kontinental League.


Fantasy Pool Look: March of the Penguins

Fantasy Pool Look: March of the Penguins

by Darryl Dobbs - March 19, 2012 5:25 PM EDT

The Penguins haven't played with their full roster much in the past couple years, so now that they are, look out.
For the first time in years we are seeing several games in a row in which each of Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang and Jordan Staal are healthy and in the lineup at the same time.


Fantasy Pool Look: Rocky Mountain High

Fantasy Pool Look: Rocky Mountain High

by Darryl Dobbs - March 12, 2012 3:00 PM EDT

Colorado has the Midas touch with new arrivals; Radulov return could rock Music City.
Maybe it’s the change in altitude, but players who arrive in Colorado after a trade are not the same players who left their previous employers.


Fantasy Pool Look: Purcell propels poolies

Fantasy Pool Look: Purcell propels poolies

by Darryl Dobbs - March 8, 2012 3:55 PM EST

Teddy Purcell has arrived with the Tampa Bay Lightning, so if you waited on him, it's finally paying off.
It took Teddy Purcell four years to become fantasy relevant, but it took him just one more to become a star. As is often the case when it comes to undrafted college stars, poolies (and possibly Los Angeles GM Dean Lombardi, too) expected immediate dividends.


Fantasy Pool Look: David Desharnais

Fantasy Pool Look: David Desharnais

by Darryl Dobbs - March 5, 2012 4:34 PM EST

Little David Desharnais is making a big impact; Derick Brassard and Matt Read are on the uptick as well.
I love it when a dark horse’s fantasy progress can be tracked through older columns. I love it even more when that player is smallish, undrafted and pretty much has clawed his way into stardom.


Fantasy Pool Look: Post-trade impact, Part 2

Fantasy Pool Look: Post-trade impact, Part 2

by Darryl Dobbs - March 1, 2012 2:31 PM EST

Looking at eight more players who will be impacted by what went on Feb. 27.
Wednesday, FPL reviewed eight of the 16 players whose fantasy value changed the most as a result of being traded in the week leading up to the deadline.


Fantasy Pool Look: Post-trade impact, Part 1

Fantasy Pool Look: Post-trade impact, Part 1

by Darryl Dobbs - February 29, 2012 9:48 AM EST

Looking at eight players who saw their fantasy value impacted by trades.
It was, by all accounts, a slow trade deadline day. But if you take things back a week or so, some interesting players changed addresses and impacted their fantasy value.


Fantasy Pool Look: Pietrangelo finds next gear

Fantasy Pool Look: Pietrangelo finds next gear

by Darryl Dobbs - February 23, 2012 3:10 PM EST

Who says the Blues lack offense? With the emerging Alex Pietrangelo on the back end it's steadily improving.
Well, that didn’t take long. In just his second full NHL campaign, St. Louis rearguard Alex Pietrangelo has launched himself into the elite group of blueliners.


Fantasy Pool Look: Studying Spezza spikes

Fantasy Pool Look: Studying Spezza spikes

by Darryl Dobbs - February 16, 2012 4:05 PM EST

The Senators star is second in league scoring and here's why you can expect more; plus Marcel Goc.
There’s a new entrant in the NHL scoring race. Coming out of nowhere, he’s banged off 12 points in his past four games to slide into second place.


Fantasy Pool Look: Goalie vs. System

Fantasy Pool Look: Goalie vs. System

by Darryl Dobbs - February 13, 2012 3:22 PM EST

It's not always about how talented the goalie is, but what team he plays for and what the situation is.
The goaltending position is the most important in fantasy hockey. Hey, that sounds just like real hockey, doesn’t it? At the draft you need to make certain you are covered at G, because in rotisserie leagues that position is usually responsible for 30 to 40 percent of the categories.


Fantasy Pool Look: Poolies must evolve

Fantasy Pool Look: Poolies must evolve

by Darryl Dobbs - February 9, 2012 12:24 PM EST

As the goal-scoring rate in the NHL goes up or down, fantasy owners must adapt to get the best value.
The NHL is constantly shifting and I have some statistics to back this up that will make your eyes pop out of your head. As a fantasy owner, it is your responsibility to change your mindset and adapt to the way things are shifting.


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