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Ovechkin or Crosby?

Ovechkin or Crosby?

by Darryl Dobbs - January 18, 2012 2:29 PM EST

The question has been asked many times over the past few years, but the right answer is as murky as ever today.
Mid-season drafts are wrapping up and mid-season deals are being finalized. Do you need to make a change? Let’s get to your letters – including the question of the year: Crosby or Ovechkin? Dobber, I’m in a roto keeper league (keep nine players) and I am in second place, although the leader looks hard to catch.


Mid-season maneuvers

Mid-season maneuvers

by Darryl Dobbs - January 4, 2012 11:31 AM EST

It's time to start fiddling with or blowing up your roster, so our fantasy expert answers your wide-ranging questions.
Mid-season drafts are here. In keeper leagues, it’s also time to make the big decision – rebuild or go for it? Let’s get to your letters! In a one-year roto league with usual stats.


Concussion concerns

Concussion concerns

by Darryl Dobbs - December 21, 2011 1:50 PM EST

Are players such as Sidney Crosby and Claude Giroux still the most valuable?; and more Christmas advice.
We’ve hit the Christmas break and while it’s a time for joy and celebration it’s also time to hide from the family whenever you can to get a few minutes and evaluate your team.


Ducks bounceback?

Ducks bounceback?

by Darryl Dobbs - December 7, 2011 2:15 PM EST

Are Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf worth trading for?; is Mike Smith going to be a mainstay in Phoenix?; and more.
Just a few weeks until Christmas and soon after that we hit the mid-point of the season. Yes, things are moving quickly, so let’s get to your letters.


Curing the Blues

Curing the Blues

by Darryl Dobbs - November 23, 2011 11:55 AM EST

Our fantasy expert tackles tough decisions on Chris Stewart, T.J. Oshie, Andy McDonald and more.
So many crazy things are happening when it comes to fantasy hockey (seriously – Phil Kessel is the league’s leading scorer?) that it’s hard to sift through and separate the trends from the blips.


Know when to hold 'em

Know when to hold 'em

by Darryl Dobbs - November 9, 2011 1:59 PM EST

Our fantasy expert answers your questions about slow starts and when to pull the trigger on a change.
We’re already seeing some “market corrections” with several players. With the coaching change in St. Louis, there are bound to be more on the way - let’s get to your letters! Hey Dobber, I’m in a 10-team season points league that counts points, +/- and PIM.


Goalie questions

Goalie questions

by Darryl Dobbs - October 26, 2011 10:38 AM EDT

Is Varlamov a worthy pickup?; will Roloson find his game?; what about Tuukka Rask?; and more.
No, the Capitals will not go 82-0-0. No, the Blue Jackets will not go 1-76-5. And, no, the Habs are not going to finish at 8-67-7. Lots of goalie questions filtered in this week.


Briere or Stastny?

Briere or Stastny?

by Darryl Dobbs - October 12, 2011 4:54 PM EDT

Should you go with Colorado's center or Philadelphia's?; Is Semyon Varlamov worth picking up?; and much more.
So how did the first week go for you? Any early jitters? Let’s get to the letters! I'm in a one-year simple league. Goals and assists are one point each.


Chara or Keith?

Chara or Keith?

by Darryl Dobbs - September 29, 2011 4:13 PM EDT

Who's the best D-man? Is Crosby still No. 1? Who's ready for more 'O'? Streit or Goligoski?
Camps are in full swing…and so are fantasy drafts! Keepers, head-to-head, rotisserie, points-only - leagues of all shapes and sizes. And once again THN’s fantasy mailbag has you covered.


The big return

The big return

by Darryl Dobbs - September 14, 2011 1:49 PM EDT

THN.com's fantasy expert return to a full box filled with fantasy questions about the upcoming season.
Camps are beginning and fantasy draft leagues of all shapes and sizes - keepers, head-to-head, rotisserie, points-only - are starting up. Back from a summer hiatus, THN’s fantasy mailbag has you covered.


Don't sleep on goalies

Don't sleep on goalies

by Darryl Dobbs - April 13, 2011 11:25 AM EDT

Which teams to pick up on in your playoff pool; the importance of goalies to give you the edge; pool etiquette; and more.
Playoff pools! Keeper decisions! Etiquette! It’s all here - let’s get to the letters. I'm in a one-year rotisserie league with eight buddies.


Is Malkin overrated?

Is Malkin overrated?

by Darryl Dobbs - March 30, 2011 4:16 PM EDT

If you have Evgeni Malkin, should you trade him?; how valuable is a good goalie?; Matt Duchene a budding star? and more.
At this point, what’s done is done and the rest is up to the players. But that doesn’t mean you can’t prep for your playoff draft or start getting your keeper league squad ready for next season.


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