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Pick and choose

Pick and choose

by Darryl Dobbs - January 21, 2009 3:18 PM EST

Can Bobby Ryan keep up his pace? Is Nathan Horton worth picking up? Jordan Staal or David Booth? These and more in the mailbag.
The mid-season drafts are ending in many fantasy leagues and the trade deadline is on the horizon. Whether you’re righting the ship or completely re-tooling, this month is key for your squad.


Look to the future

Look to the future

by Darryl Dobbs - January 14, 2009 10:57 AM EST

THN.com's fantasy expert answers questions on the best young goalies, top rookies, injury-prone players, and more.
Mid-season drafts are in full swing in many fantasy leagues. Whether you’re trying to right the ship or completely re-tool, this month is key for your squad.


Lightning in a bottle

Lightning in a bottle

by Darryl Dobbs - January 7, 2009 11:04 AM EST

In the mailbag this week: Trading Vinny... Spezza's worth... Mason vs. Rask... The Big 3... and more.
With the Christmas break behind us and some mid-season drafts approaching, the halfway point is upon us. Let’s get to some letters! Dobber, I'm an expansion team in a 10-man keeper league.


Gift exchange

Gift exchange

by Darryl Dobbs - December 24, 2008 10:23 AM EST

THN.com's fantasy expert answers questions on Spezza, Ovechkin, Savard, Thornton, and more.
Heading into the Christmas break, poolies can finally take a breather. But does the mind of a fantasy hockey owner really ever leave this wonderful world? Let’s get to some letters!   Hey Dobber, I'm in a keeper league that uses a salary cap ($10 million more than the NHL's - using NHLPA numbers for player’s salaries).


Insult to injury

Insult to injury

by Darryl Dobbs - December 17, 2008 1:24 PM EST

The Dobber opens the mailbox to find questions on injury woes, Ryan Whitney, Thomas Vanek, prospects, and more.
There’s some furious jockeying in fantasy leagues, as poolies try to right their ship before the Christmas break. Let’s get to some letters! Dobber, I am interested in comparing overall injury statistics from year-to-year.


Turco turnaround?

Turco turnaround?

by Darryl Dobbs - December 10, 2008 1:56 PM EST

The Dobber answers questions on the Dallas starter... Sergei Kostitsyn... Rick DiPietro... and Nashville's goalies.
Some furious jockeying is going on in fantasy leagues as poolies try and right the ship before the Christmas break. Let’s get to some letters! I'm in a Yahoo fantasy league where there is GAA and SP.


Hold 'em or fold 'em?

Hold 'em or fold 'em?

by Darryl Dobbs - December 3, 2008 11:45 AM EST

In the mailbag this week: keeping Big Bert? Sakic's future? What's the deal with Joey MacDonald? And more.
We’re just past the first quarter of the NHL season and fantasy owners are changing strategy. Let’s get to some letters! Brenden Morrow just became available in my keeper league; is he worth a look? I'm currently sixth out of eight teams.


Trade mission

Trade mission

by Darryl Dobbs - November 26, 2008 12:40 PM EST

The Dobber answers questions on a variety of trade opportunities and the futures of Bobby Ryan and Michael Nylander.
As we approach the quarter pole of the NHL season, fantasy owners are beginning to shift their strategy. Let’s get to some letters! Would you give up Backstrom (WAS) and Tkachuk for Brad Richards and Rick Nash? Not a keeper league, one season only, goals count one-and-a-half times as much as assists.


Patience is a virtue

Patience is a virtue

by Darryl Dobbs - November 19, 2008 11:17 AM EST

The Dobber answers questions on what to do with Andy McDonald, waiting on slumping players and much more.
Poolies are pondering how to fix some early mistakes, so without further ado - let’s get to some letters! Hey Dobber, I am in a pool where goals and assists both count as one point.


Righting early wrongs

Righting early wrongs

by Darryl Dobbs - November 12, 2008 2:12 PM EST

In the mailbag: Spezza for Getzlaf?; Gerber or Auld?; Kane or Toews?; and Vlasic or Ballard?
Poolies are pondering how to fix some early mistakes, so without further ado - let’s get to some letters! I'm in a three-player keeper league and I am pondering a trade of Kovalchuk for Cammalleri and a high draft pick.


Pencils have erasers

Pencils have erasers

by Darryl Dobbs - November 5, 2008 9:45 AM EST

The Dobber answers questions about poolies' early worries and possible deals, including what to do with a pair of Sharks.
Poolies are still pondering how to fix some early mistakes, so without further ado - let’s get to some letters! Will Milan Michalek snap his cold streak to have a better season than Jonathan Cheechoo or should I drop Michalek for Cheechoo? Also, is Franzen worth keeping given his injury or should I look for someone else, like Cheechoo, Elias, or Rolston? Patrick, Winnipeg I would prefer Michalek, Patrick.


Second chances

Second chances

by Darryl Dobbs - October 29, 2008 11:21 AM EDT

Dobber answers questions about Stamkos, Plekanec vs. Koivu, Kuba, Mueller vs. Setoguchi, Byfuglien, and more.
Poolies are pondering how to fix some early mistakes, so without further ado - let’s get to some letters! Dobber, I am in a year-to-year keeper league, which doesn't start until scoring period four, last week in October.


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