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Penguin hunting

Penguin hunting

by Darryl Dobbs - April 9, 2008 2:47 PM EDT

Can M-A Fleury stop a first-round upset? What's the best playoff predictor? These questions and more in Dobber's mailbag.
Playoff pool season is upon us, but there are still some keeper league loose ends to tie-up. Let’s get to some letters! With the hot play of Marc-Andre Fleury and all the injuries to key players on the Senators, how do you see Ottawa faring against the Pens? Of course the Pens have to be the favorite, but if there is any upset in the first round it has to be in this series, doesn't it? I just can’t shake the feeling that MAF will let in a soft goal or two and never regain his confidence.


Take your pick

Take your pick

by Darryl Dobbs - April 2, 2008 11:31 AM EDT

Who's geared for playoffs success?... Best prospects?... Richards or Stamkos? All questions found in this week's mailbag.
Playoff pool season is upon us, but there are still some keeper-league loose ends to tie-up first. Let’s get to some letters! Hello Dobber.


Plan your playoff pool

Plan your playoff pool

by Darryl Dobbs - March 26, 2008 3:08 PM EDT

In the mailbag: Brule vs. Voracek... Jagr on the market... and the start of questions pertaining to your playoff pool.
Just more than a week left in the regular season and some big decisions need to be made – for both the post-season and the final days of the regular schedule.


Toews vs. Mueller

Toews vs. Mueller

by Darryl Dobbs - March 19, 2008 10:36 AM EDT

Which rookie to choose? Who's valuable in Russia? And to make a run or not?
Just more than two weeks left in the regular season, some big decisions need to be made - let’s get to some letters… Hi Dobber, I'm in a keeper league where you can pick four players at the end of the season for next year.


Post-season planning

Post-season planning

by Darryl Dobbs - March 12, 2008 12:43 PM EDT

In the mailbag: Who to keep on your team next season; Shea Weber's upside; and Patrice Bergeron's comeback.
Just over three weeks left in the regular season and some big decisions need to be made – let’s get to some letters… Hi Dobber, I am not in a keeper league.


Crunch time

Crunch time

by Darryl Dobbs - March 5, 2008 2:59 PM EST

The Dobber answers questions on the Penguins goaltending situation, Huet vs. Miller, and more.
Just more than four weeks left in the regular season, so some big decisions need to be made - let’s get to some letters… Hey Dobber, I'm in a deep-roster league that permits four keepers per year (and has cash awards for the GM that ends the season with Yahoo's highest ranked F, D and G).


Swaps and drops

Swaps and drops

by Darryl Dobbs - February 27, 2008 12:16 PM EST

The Dobber fields questions on Ovechkin, Kariya, Thornton, Brunnstrom, Huselius and more.
Just more than five weeks left in the regular season, some big decisions need to be made - let’s get to some letters… Hey Dobber.


Think about the future

Think about the future

by Darryl Dobbs - February 20, 2008 9:45 AM EST

In the mailbag: Brown or Eaves; Conklin or Sabourin; building for the future; and keeper leagues.
The NHL deadline is less than a week away and many fantasy leagues use the same date for their own deadline – it’s crunch time! Let’s get to some letters… Hey Dobber, I’m in a keeper league in which I’m having trouble deciding between Martin Havlat or Dustin Brown.


Wheelin' 'n' dealin'

Wheelin' 'n' dealin'

by Darryl Dobbs - February 13, 2008 9:37 AM EST

The Dobber opens up the ol' mailbag to find questions on proposed trades, future drafts, and Sakic's status.
The NHL deadline is just less than two weeks away and many fantasy leagues use the same date for their own deadline – it’s crunch time! Let’s get to some letters… Dobber, I'm in a single-season fantasy league and looking for some advice on a trade that was offered to me.


Dealing with hype

Dealing with hype

by Darryl Dobbs - February 6, 2008 11:31 AM EST

Dobber answers questions on Tim Connolly, managing your games played, what to do with Forsberg and the best rookies.
The NHL deadline is just under three weeks away and many fantasy leagues use the same date for their own deadline – it’s crunch time! Let’s get to some letters… Tim Connolly is just too soft to be an NHL player.


The deadline approaches

The deadline approaches

by Darryl Dobbs - January 30, 2008 1:57 PM EST

The Dobber fields questions on Mueller vs. Langkow, Toews vs. Backstrom, Malkin vs. Alfredsson, and Tanguay's future.
The NHL trade deadline is just less than four weeks away and many fantasy leagues use the same date for their own deadline – it’s crunch time! Let’s get to some letters… Hello Dobber.


Teemu's return?

Teemu's return?

by Darryl Dobbs - January 22, 2008 3:13 PM EST

Will he or won't he? That's the big question that's been filling up the mailbox for the second straight week.
The NHL trade deadline is just under five weeks away and many fantasy leagues use the same date for their own cut-off – it’s crunch time! Let’s get to some letters… Hey Dobber, with Teemu Selanne's possible return, would you recommend picking him up pre-emptively to avoid someone else taking him first? My wingers right now are Alexander Frolov and Paul Kariya at left wing, Alex Kovalev and Martin St-Louis at right wing and Pavol Demitra and Erik Cole playing both.


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