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Fantasy Hockey: Five Defensemen To Monitor For December

Fantasy Hockey: Five Defensemen To Monitor For December

With the fantasy hockey season about to enter the month of December, fantasy managers will potentially be tasked with making some necessary tweaks to their rosters. Of course, replacing a […]

by · November 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Fantasy
How can you not be an interesting fantasy option - at the very least - when you're playing alongside Stamkos and Callahan? (John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports)

Fantasy Hockey: Five Top-Six Forwards Under 25% Owned

Over the last couple of weeks, there have been a number of line changes and tweaks that have impacted many fantasy managers. Whether replacing someone because of inconsistency or injury, […]

by · November 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Fantasy
Ville Pokka was definitely an asset that was managed correctly by Garth Snow. (

Ville Pokka Paying Dividends For New York Islanders

Sure, Ville Pokka is no longer a member of the New York Islanders, but that doesn’t mean that he can’t be paying off for Garth Snow in the Isles in […]

by · November 26, 2014 · 1 comment · New York Islanders
Rob Vollman follows up his first installment of Hockey Abstract with a brilliant sequel - one that is worth it for any hockey fan to check out.

Book Review: Hockey Abstract (2014)

In a day and age where many hockey fans are starting to try to understand the complex worlds of Corsi, Fenwick, and advanced statistics in general, it’s nice to know […]

by · November 26, 2014 · 0 comments · Hockey Books
The Dallas Stars usually have very good jersey designs, but this one definitely didn't have much appeal. (Photo Credit:

Five Forgettable NHL Jerseys From The Late 90s/Early 2000s

Over the years, NHL teams have released numerous jerseys that many hockey fans have simply fallen in love with. While hockey fans certainly have some sweaters that have a special place […]

by · November 24, 2014 · 32 comments · Hockey History
(Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

New York Islanders: Three Keys To Three Straight Wins

During this past weekend, the New York Islanders played two key games against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Widely regarded by fans and analysts as a true measuring stick of the potential of […]

by · November 23, 2014 · 4 comments · New York Islanders
Mike Milbury

Bob McKenzie Becomes Overnight Hero In Islanders Country

By saying six simple words in his retort to Mike Milbury last night, Bob McKenzie instantly endeared himself to New York Islanders fans. Milbury – who at the time was […]

by · November 20, 2014 · 6 comments · New York Islanders
Olli Maatta has been great for the Penguins, and there is no doubt that he has excelled fairly quickly for a youngster. (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

Fantasy Hockey: Five Defensemen Under 25% Owned

The fantasy hockey season might only be several weeks old, but there have definitely been some significant injuries that have probably caused managers to go ballistic on their computer or […]

by · November 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Fantasy
Dustin Tokarski could be useful in deep leagues as he has shown that the Canadiens can rely on him if Carey Price is injured or needs some rest. (Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports)

Fantasy Hockey: Backup Goalies To Monitor

While the fantasy hockey season might still be only a handful of games old, there have certainly been a number of performances that have caught the eyes of fantasy managers. […]

by · November 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Fantasy
Antoine Vermette has been an offensive staple for the Coyotes since being traded from the Blue Jackets, and fantasy managers could definitely benefit from owning the dual-position forward. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Fantasy Hockey: Five Dual-Position Forwards Under 25% Owned

With the fantasy hockey season a little over a month old, fantasy managers have undoubtedly tweaked their lineups by now. While some may have fiddled with their rosters more than others, […]

by · November 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Fantasy
Brian Kennedy's book, "Coming Down The Mountain," is a great read for those that want to re-examine the Summit Series and its meaning - both in the past and present.

Book Review: Coming Down The Mountain

“It was ‘us’ versus the big ‘evil other.’ Our guys banded together, despite early setbacks, to win. ‘The goal’ was a never-to-be-forgotten moment of triumph that united a large and […]

by · September 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Hockey Books
Fantasy Hockey: Five Draft Day Sleepers (Defense)

Fantasy Hockey: Five Draft Day Sleepers (Defense)

For the last few months, hockey fans have been patiently waiting for the start of the ’14-’15 NHL season. While training camp might be just around the corner, fans are […]

by · September 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Fantasy