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Keeping the faith

Keeping the faith

by Darryl Dobbs - February 10, 2010 11:53 AM EST

The Dobber answers your questions on who to keep in a keeper league, which KHLers are most likely to return, and more.
Last mailbag before the Olympic break. We’ll be back here again next week during the world tournament to handle any stretch-drive questions.


Rank and file

Rank and file

by Darryl Dobbs - February 3, 2010 11:15 AM EST

Is Burrows more valuable than Toews? How does Dobber do the player rankings? Top young defenders? And more.
The Olympic break is almost upon us, after which we will be just days away from the trade deadline – in reality as well as in most fantasy leagues.


Trading Sid and Ovie

Trading Sid and Ovie

by Darryl Dobbs - January 20, 2010 12:10 PM EST

THN.com fantasy expert Darryl Dobbs answers questions about Crosby, Ovechkin, Voracek, Lundqvist, and more.
Mid-season drafts are still taking place and we’re also just a few weeks away from the Olympic break. Let’s get to some letters! Hey Dobber, long-time reader.


Giant expectations

Giant expectations

by Darryl Dobbs - January 13, 2010 2:05 PM EST

The Dobber answers your questions on Richards vs. Stastny; how long Iginla will be elite for; Luca Caputi and more.
Mid-season drafts are in full swing and we’re also just a few weeks away from the Olympic break. Let’s get to some letters! Who has the better point upside for the future between Mike Richards and Paul Stastny? Also, when do you expect Jarome Iginla's production to start to slow down? John, Ottawa I think Stastny’s upside is about five points higher than Richards, but I’m a little wary of his health.


New year evaluations

New year evaluations

by Darryl Dobbs - January 6, 2010 12:36 PM EST

In the mailbag: Is Devin Setoguchi worth a roster spot? Will Steve Mason bounce back? Is Mason Raymond for real?
May this be a decade of winning for all of my readers. To kickstart the process, let’s get to the letters! Should I drop Devin Setoguchi? How many points do you expect from him? Alex, New York I’ll say 42 points this season, which is an increase in the second half, but not enough to make him worth a roster spot in most rotisserie leagues.


The final countdown

The final countdown

by Darryl Dobbs - December 30, 2009 11:05 AM EST

A Ryan Malone payday? Swapping prospects? Weiss vs. Spezza? Rotisserie scoring? Goligoski done? And more.
Here it is, the final Fantasy Mailbag of the decade. Time to look back at some of the best letters of the past few years. Just kidding. Far too many fresh letters to get to, so let’s get at ‘em! I’m in a H2H keeper league with 14 teams.


Sleigh full of letters

Sleigh full of letters

by Darryl Dobbs - December 23, 2009 12:25 PM EST

Filatov's future?... Horton heats up?... Phaneuf or Edler?... Is Price right?... Starting a farm system?... and more.
The Christmas break is upon us. Fantasy owners may take a short break from actively making moves and decisions, but we’ll never take a break from thinking about our teams – let’s get to some letters.


Decisions, decisions

Decisions, decisions

by Darryl Dobbs - December 16, 2009 12:05 PM EST

Each transaction can be the difference between winning and losing and The Dobber is here help.
Poolies look at some last minute fantasy hockey deals before hitting the malls to find deals of another sort. Dobber’s got your back – let’s get to some letters! Hey, Darryl, quick question: In a H2H keeper league, straight up Ales Hemsky for Martin Havlat.


Slump busting

Slump busting

by Darryl Dobbs - December 9, 2009 12:30 PM EST

THN.com's fantasy expert answers questions from readers who are looking to turn things around after early struggles.
Christmas break is fast approaching and then the mid-season drafts are upon us. Let’s get to some letters! Dobber! Long-time reader here.


Shoot for the top

Shoot for the top

by Darryl Dobbs - December 2, 2009 11:28 AM EST

Our fantasy expert answers questions on Pascal Leclaire, Burns vs. Bergeron, going for broke, and Vinny's future.
Sometimes we’re so immersed in micro-managing we can’t see the forest for the trees. Winning is everything in fantasy hockey. Let’s get to some letters! Have an opportunity to make a trade.


Jumping the gun

Jumping the gun

by Darryl Dobbs - November 25, 2009 10:40 AM EST

The Dobber helps lost poolies who can't seem to get on track for this topsy-turvy season.
Marian Hossa will make his season – and Chicago – debut and owners are scrambling to make room. Let’s get to some letters! I am in a 20-team league with full NHL rosters.


Panic button

Panic button

by Darryl Dobbs - November 18, 2009 11:00 AM EST

Our fantasy expert calms poolie nerves by answering your questions on how to best manage your transactions.
Just a month-and-a-half into the fantasy hockey season and with all the surprises we’ve seen so far, poolies are using up a lot of their transactions.


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