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Bizzaro world

Bizzaro world

by Darryl Dobbs - November 11, 2009 2:35 PM EST

There's a lot of unusual stuff going on around the league, but the Dobber is here to save your fantasy team.
The Penguins have stopped scoring, the Red Wings are out of the post-season and Anze Kopitar is walking away with the scoring title – widening his lead on Patrick Marleau of all people.


Bug bites

Bug bites

by Darryl Dobbs - November 4, 2009 1:55 PM EST

Injuries are hitting poolies hard, is there anything that can be done to curb the damage? THN's fantasy expert answers the questions.
The volume of letters to the mailbag is at an all-time high! That happens when the likes of Evgeni Malkin, Alex Ovechkin, Sergei Gonchar, Eric Staal, Andrei Markov, Ilya Kovalchuk, Roberto Luongo, Daniel Sedin and Marc Savard all get hurt in the same month – people panic.


Trading chit

Trading chit

by Darryl Dobbs - October 28, 2009 10:35 AM EDT

Our fantasy expert answers questions from readers on how to improve their standing in their pool.
Poolies are struggling with some bad luck early on – let’s get to some letters! Hey Dobber, Keeper league, points only. Who do you like more: Patrick Kane or Steven Stamkos? Elias, London, Ont.


Crease concerns

Crease concerns

by Darryl Dobbs - October 21, 2009 12:38 PM EDT

What goalies to grab?... When to pick up an injured player?... Is Grebeshkov for real?... Underrated rookies?
Eric Belanger is a top-scorer and Craig Anderson and Ilya Bryzgalov are the top goalies, while the likes of Alex Tanguay and David Booth struggle.


Rescuing rough starts

Rescuing rough starts

by Darryl Dobbs - October 14, 2009 12:35 PM EDT

Leino vs. Lucic?; Time to trade Gaborik?; Call on Hodgson?; Ryan for Briere?; top wins goalies?
Uh oh – five games in and three of your four best players have combined for just two points. Is it time for a major overhaul? Don’t panic – Dobber will set you straight.


Stuck in the middle

Stuck in the middle

by Darryl Dobbs - October 7, 2009 11:30 AM EDT

In this week's mailbag: Who will center the Sedins?; goalie advice; and more tips on how to improve your fantasy team.
The first week is behind us and already some poolies are panicking. Let’s get to the letters! Dobber, who do you see playing with the Sedins this year and reaping the benefits? Also, who has the inside track on Tampa's big line? Carson, Ajax, Ont.


New beginnings

New beginnings

by Darryl Dobbs - September 30, 2009 3:45 PM EDT

Marleau or Semin?... Can Kariya bounce back? Best prospect goalie? Eriksson's upside? And more.
It’s like Christmas Eve for hockey fans and there are plenty of last minute fantasy drafts to boot. Is there a more exciting time of year? Let’s get to the letters! Hey Dobber, regarding your keeper player rankings (http://www.


Smells like draft season

Smells like draft season

by Darryl Dobbs - September 3, 2009 12:30 PM EDT

Focusing on fantasy drafts, Dobber answers on Kopitar's bounce-back season, goalie situations and more.
Fantasy drafts, for the most part, begin this week and gather momentum as training camp hits. No time is more crucial for poolies than right now.


Summer evaluation

Summer evaluation

by Darryl Dobbs - August 12, 2009 12:30 PM EDT

In this week's mailbag: Where does Bryan Little fit in?; Is Andrew Cogliano a bust?; And Spezza or Parise?
Even though we are still far from the start of another NHL season, major news continues to flow – much of which will impact your fantasy league.


Off-season moves

Off-season moves

by Darryl Dobbs - July 8, 2009 12:16 PM EDT

In this week's mailbag to help your fantasy team: Which draft pick has the best potential?; Backes vs. Stastny; and more.
Free agency…entry draft…players moving all over the place. How does all this impact your league? Let’s get to the letters! After John Tavares, how would you rank this year's draft class for potential offensive upside from 1-5? (Goals and assists only).


No doubting Doughty

No doubting Doughty

by Darryl Dobbs - June 3, 2009 11:36 AM EDT

Bogosian or Doughty? Stastny or Kessel? Will Mueller bounce back? These and more are answered in the mailbag.
As the playoffs draw to a close, keeper league owners shift their focus to the upcoming draft and NHL free agency. Let’s get to the letters! Hey Dobber, I'm in a 10-team keeper league where we get to keep one center, two wingers, one defenseman, one goalie and two reserves (any position).


Stars and sophomores

Stars and sophomores

by Darryl Dobbs - May 6, 2009 12:09 PM EDT

The Dobber answers your questions on Eric Staal, Bobby Ryan, top prospects and more as poolies prepare for the off-season.
Keeper league owners are doing some off-season retooling. Let’s get to some letters! Hey Dobber, I enjoy your insight and have a few questions.


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