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The Selanne effect

The Selanne effect

by Darryl Dobbs - January 16, 2008 11:24 AM EST

Fantasy expert Darryl Dobbs answers questions on Selanne's impact on Perry, picking up Marleau and Iginla vs. Kovalchuk.
The NHL trade deadline is five weeks away and many fantasy leagues follow the same date – it’s crunch time! Let’s get to some letters… I am in a 12-team league and I am deep at center with Vincent Lecavalier, Joe Thornton, and Evgeni Malkin, who is also eligible at left wing.


Comings and goings

Comings and goings

by Darryl Dobbs - January 9, 2008 11:38 AM EST

The Dobber answers your questions on Zhitnik, Selanne, Sullivan, Ribeiro, Kaberle vs. Johnson and the Sens goalies.
Rapid-fire answers to rapid-fire questions: Dobber, what is wrong with Alexei Zhitnik this season, is he ever going to produce anything this year? Joe, Toronto, Ont.


So many players, so little time

So many players, so little time

by Darryl Dobbs - January 2, 2008 11:32 AM EST

Dobber gives advice on paring down your roster and who to choose between Jagr and Hossa.
With the holiday season ending, it’s time to get back to the business of hockey pools, so let’s dive right in. Dobber, I'm in a 12-team roto keeper league with every stat counting.


Playing against yourself a tough call

Playing against yourself a tough call

by Darryl Dobbs - December 26, 2007 9:24 PM EST

The Dobber answers questions on when to sit players, Patrick Sharp's value, Marleau for Zherdev and more.
Hey Dobber, I have a theoretical question: when one of your goalies is playing a given night, and one of your star forwards is playing against them, should you bench one in order to maximize the night's output? For example, when it  is Ryan Miller vs.


Slow starts and high potentials

Slow starts and high potentials

by The Hockey News - December 19, 2007 11:55 AM EST

Will Ryder, Svatos, Jagr and Marleau recover? And what is Jack Johnson's career potential?
The mail continues to pour in and I try to answer it all, even if it doesn’t make the Mailbag. This week, a pile of questions on underachieving players… I have Marek Svatos from Colorado and Michael Ryder from Montreal in a keeper league.


Second half recoveries

Second half recoveries

by Darryl Dobbs - December 12, 2007 12:40 PM EST

In this week's mailbag: Matt Carle's slow start, acquiring Ryan Getzlaf and is Eric Staal overrated?
Hi Dobber, I’m in a 15-team keeper league and am currently sitting third. My forwards and goalies are firing on all cylinders, but my two key defensemen, Matt Carle and Ryan Whitney, are keeping me from taking a run at first place.


All about trades

All about trades

by Darryl Dobbs - December 5, 2007 12:13 PM EST

Savard for Richards, choosing which goalie to deal and injury prone vs. production.
Rapid-fire questions and answers… What do you think about dumping Patrick Marleau for Mike Ribeiro? I think Patrick is getting splinters from riding my bench.


Which goalies will stay hot?

Which goalies will stay hot?

by Darryl Dobbs - November 28, 2007 9:55 AM EST

Dobber answers questions on hot goalies, Cheechoo, Crosby for Ovechkin and Bouwmeester's potential.
Rapid-fire question and answers… Dobber, I'm in a point-only league and with Sami Salo back on the ice, I'm tempted to pick him up off FA, but I have Poti, Carle, Ozolinsh, Timonen, and Visnovsky already.


Kipper comeback?

Kipper comeback?

by Darryl Dobbs - November 21, 2007 12:24 PM EST

The Dobber answers questions about the Flames goaltending, trading Ovie and Emery, and sleeper blueliners.
As we do each week, let’s start with some rapid-fire question and answers… Dobber, what do you think of dropping Lubomir Visnovsky for Alexander Semin? I have been reading that Semin should be returning to Washington's lineup next week.


Rough starts

Rough starts

by Darryl Dobbs - November 14, 2007 11:40 AM EST

In this week's fantasy mailbag: What's the deal with Fleury, can Buffalo turn it around and more.
First, some rapid-fire answers to rapid-fire questions: What has been the biggest factor in Washington's Nick Backstrom’s slow start? Matt, Vancouver, B.


Time to panic?

by Darryl Dobbs - November 7, 2007 3:32 PM EST

In the first edition of the Fantasy Mailbag, questions on Columbus, whether to deal Vanek and Marleau, and more.
Welcome to the first installment of the Fantasy Mailbag here on THN.com. Without further adieu, let's get right into things. I am in a keeper league and have managed to collect quite a number of Blue Jackets over the last five years.


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