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Looking ahead

Looking ahead

by Darryl Dobbs - April 15, 2009 1:40 PM EDT

In the last Q&A before the playoffs, THN.com's fantasy expert answers questions on Lehtonen, Lashoff, Parise and more.
Tying up some loose ends for keeper-leaguers – and of course, it’s playoff time. Let’s get to some letters! Is Kari Lehtonen going to stay in Atlanta or will he finally go to a good team? Kirk, Vancouver In regards to Lehtonen, I don’t think the team he is on is what you should be concerned about, Kirk.


Tying up loose ends

Tying up loose ends

by Darryl Dobbs - April 8, 2009 2:05 PM EDT

Whether you're getting ready for the playoffs or finishing up a season, Dobber tackles your questions.
Not a lot of playoff questions, yet, as poolies are still trying to tweak their teams either for next year in a keeper league or for the final few days of rotisserie leagues.


Heat-ing up

Heat-ing up

by Darryl Dobbs - April 1, 2009 1:00 PM EDT

In this week's mailbag: Who to hold on to for next season?... Vinny for Backstrom? Soderberg's B's future... and more.
This is it – the stretch run. All the work you did in September and throughout the campaign boils down to these final 12 days. Poolies are also looking ahead to the next campaign.


Post-season payoffs

Post-season payoffs

by Darryl Dobbs - March 25, 2009 11:59 AM EDT

The Dobber answers questions on who to keep for the playoffs... vetoing trades... Marc Staal's upside... and more.
This is it. This is the stretch run. All the work you did in September and throughout the campaign boils down to these final couple of weeks.


Playoff prep

Playoff prep

by Darryl Dobbs - March 18, 2009 11:34 AM EDT

THN.com's fantasy expert answers your questions on Ryan vs. Perry, prospect upsides, expansion teams, and more.
You’re either prepping for your fantasy-league playoffs or strategizing for the off-season. Either way, let’s get to some letters! We're allowed to keep four players from a 16-man roster.


Prospecting

Prospecting

by Darryl Dobbs - March 11, 2009 10:54 AM EDT

THN.com's fantasy expert answers your questions about future potential, who to keep, and the Caps goalie situation.
How did the NHL’s trade deadline deals impact your fantasy squad? Now that the deadline is in the rear view mirror, are you happy with your prospects? Let’s get to some letters! I have a quick question about prospects.


Risky proposals

Risky proposals

by Darryl Dobbs - March 4, 2009 9:34 AM EST

Our fantasy expert answers your deadline day questions ranging from Rick DiPietro's future to what makes a good keeper league.
Deadline Day. It’s make or break time for many of the fantasy leagues out there. Let’s get to some letters! TSN seems to believe that James van Riemsdyk could be on the move to Atlanta for Kari Lehtonen.


Under the gun

Under the gun

by Darryl Dobbs - February 25, 2009 11:39 AM EST

THN.com's fantasy expert answers questions on potential trades, future impacts, injuries and more as the trade deadline looms.
The NHL trade deadline is next week and if your fantasy league is like most, it has the same cut-off date. This is it, folks. Let’s get to some letters! Hey Dobber, I'm in a keeper league approaching the deadline to make any roster moves.


Happy returns

Happy returns

by Darryl Dobbs - February 18, 2009 12:36 PM EST

What to do when Brodeur's healthy? Ryan or Vermette? St-Louis' future? The Dobber has the answers.
The trade deadline is in two weeks. Times are getting desperate – you’re feeling the crunch in your fantasy league. Let’s get to some letters! I am summoning your help in making a decision on which keepers to keep in my 12-team league.


Ups and downs

Ups and downs

by Darryl Dobbs - February 11, 2009 2:24 PM EST

THN.com's fantasy expert answers questions about Bobby Ryan, Alex Tanguay, Tim Thomas, Victor Hedman, and more.
Three weeks from today is the NHL’s trade deadline and many fantasy hockey leagues use the same date to cut off trades. Times are getting desperate – let’s get to some letters! Hi Dobber, I'm in a one-year rotisserie league and am looking for some help in goals, assists, and PPP.


Fringe benefits

Fringe benefits

by Darryl Dobbs - February 4, 2009 12:29 PM EST

Fantasy expert Darryl Dobbs answers questions on adding those final players to push you over the top.
Four weeks from today is the NHL’s trade deadline. In fantasy hockey, many leagues use the same date. The window for fixing your team is starting to close, so let’s get to some letters! I have Dwayne Roloson as my third goalie right now and he’s played well for me so far this season.


Risk vs. reward

Risk vs. reward

by Darryl Dobbs - January 28, 2009 11:04 AM EST

The Dobber answers questions on a variety of trade proposals, waiver and free agent pick ups and player potential.
Five weeks from today is the NHL’s trade deadline. In fantasy hockey, many leagues use the same date. The window for fixing your team is starting to close, so let’s get to some letters! Hi Dobber, just based on points after the all-star break, how would you rank these free agents in my fantasy league? Hudler, Ryan, Horton, Booth, Briere, McDonald and Connolly.


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