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Who to keep and who to drop?

Who to keep and who to drop?

by Darryl Dobbs - September 25, 2013 12:00 PM EDT

With fantasy drafts starting up, Dobber answers questions on how to best organize your lineup for success.
Draft time! Our favorite time of year, since it's when we actually put our teams together (one-year leagues) or make big changes to our teams (keeper leagues).


Preparing for the 2013-14 season

Preparing for the 2013-14 season

by Darryl Dobbs - August 30, 2013 12:28 PM EDT

Fantasy hockey season is in the air and Dobber is back to answer your questions on Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Logan Couture, trade rules and much more.
I hadn't planned on a mailbag so early, but I've been getting a lot of mail over the summer and it's hard to ignore the tremendous excitement that's building among fantasy owners.


Huberdeau or Schenn?

Huberdeau or Schenn?

by Darryl Dobbs - April 10, 2013 3:05 PM EDT

It's crunch time in most fantasy leagues. Whether you're entering the playoffs or deciding who to keep, Dobber has you covered.
It's playoff hockey in a lot of fantasy leagues, but it's decision time in others. Who to keep? Let's get to some letters! Hey Dobbs! In a keeper league how valuable is Jonathan Huberdeau as a prospect? I've got both Brayden Schenn and him, trying to decide whom to keep.


Enstrom or Byfuglien?

Enstrom or Byfuglien?

by Darryl Dobbs - March 20, 2013 10:35 AM EDT

Our fantasy expert answers your questions won which Winnipeg defender to keep?; take Rinne or Quick?; and much more.
We’re past the mid-point of the shortened season. It seems like only yesterday fantasy hockey kicked off - and now we're in crunch time already.


Young players to watch

Young players to watch

by Darryl Dobbs - March 6, 2013 3:03 PM EST

Our fantasy expert answers your questions on: youngsters to keep an eye on; Fasth or Dubnyk?; and much more.
We’re nearing the mid-point of the shortened season. It seems like only yesterday when fantasy hockey kicked off - and now we're in crunch time already.


Is Ovechkin worth keeping?

Is Ovechkin worth keeping?

by Darryl Dobbs - February 20, 2013 1:40 PM EST

Our fantasy expert answers your questions on Alex Ovechkin, Viktor Fasth and more.
Vacation last week is the cause for the delay in the fantasy hockey mailbag - let's not delay another minute and get to some letters! I play in a keeper league and I'm wondering if you think a guy like Alex Ovechkin is ever going to be worth keeping again.


Which defenseman to choose?

Which defenseman to choose?

by Darryl Dobbs - January 30, 2013 3:25 PM EST

Our fantasy expert answers your questions such as Kulikov or Erik Johnson?; trade Alex Ovechkin?; and more.
Lots of surprises both good and bad as the season kicks off. And with a 48-game campaign, there's not a lot of time to react. Let’s get to some letters.


Schenn or van Riemsdyk?

Schenn or van Riemsdyk?

by Darryl Dobbs - January 16, 2013 2:04 PM EST

Our fantasy expert answers your questions about which player to choose, which teams will surprise and much more.
Camps are in full swing - and four days into them they are actually winding down. Puck drop is upon us. Let’s get to some letters! Only five letters submitted this first week.


Back in the saddle

Back in the saddle

by Darryl Dobbs - January 11, 2013 4:55 PM EST

It's a flurry of fantasy hockey questions as poolies get ready for their drafts in short order for the NHL's 48-game season.
It's good to be back, gang. I'll get back into the routine of a mailbag every second week, beginning next week. But I wanted to celebrate the return of fantasy hockey with an extra mailbag.


Gauging Brendan Smith

Gauging Brendan Smith

by Darryl Dobbs - March 14, 2012 2:40 PM EDT

Is the Red Wings defender worth hanging on to?; Teddy Purcell or Blake Wheeler?; and more.
It’s playoff hockey in many fantasy leagues. Lots of tough, but very impactful, roster decisions are being made. Let’s tackle some letters! Talk to me about Brendan Smith and his ability/inability to put up enough PIM to warrant rostering him while he develops.


Tackling trade questions

Tackling trade questions

by Darryl Dobbs - February 15, 2012 11:20 AM EST

Which stars will bounce back?; what is the best return for your player on the block?; and more.
Deadline Day is closer than you think. This is the last Fantasy Mailbag before Feb. 27. Let’s tackle some letters! Hey Dobber, Short question for you on three young NHL Defensemen: Which of these defensemen have better offensive upside and where do u see their point totals when they reach their potential Ryan Ellis (NSH) Oliver Ekman-Larsson (PHX) and Cam Fowler (ANA).


Go for it or rebuild?

Go for it or rebuild?

by Darryl Dobbs - February 1, 2012 2:20 PM EST

It's the point in the season where fantasy owners have to make tough choices and our expert is here to help you out.
We’re into February now and a lot of fantasy teams are preparing for their two- or four-week playoff season. Others are paying attention to the NHL trade buzz as the deadline approaches.


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