Rumor mills, as usual, have been rumbling, but it's anyone's best guess if the New York Islanders will trade anyone from their active roster. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

Fantasy World: Time For Patience Not Panic

Stuck at the bottom of your fantasy league’s standings? Or has the injury bug already bitten your team? Fret not, the season is young and there’s plenty of time to […]

by · October 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Fantasy
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Fantasy World: Rolling The Dice On Ward

Fantasy hockey is all about playing the odds and taking calculated risks. Yet, sometimes you have to throw caution to the wind and just go with your gut. I did […]

by · October 14, 2014 · 0 comments · Carolina Hurricanes, Fantasy
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Fantasy World: Short Week Creates Chaos

Wham, bam, the fantasy hockey season is in full swing. After tonight, every NHL team will have played at least one game, meaning every fantasy player — at least the […]

by · October 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Fantasy
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Fantasy Hockey Strategy for the Advanced Player

I have been playing fantasy hockey for my whole life and I have done fairly well. Well enough that for a couple of years, none of my friends would play […]

by · September 27, 2014 · 9 comments · Fantasy
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THW’s Big List of 100 Defencemen Worth Drafting

When it comes to fantasy hockey, drafting defencemen is all about offence. Depending how your league is set up, the statistical categories most likely favour forwards followed by goaltenders. Unless there […]

by · September 26, 2014 · 2 comments · Fantasy, Previews and Predictions
Thomas Greiss stood tall when Mike Smith went down with an injury during the later portion of the '13-'14 NHL season. (Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports)

Goaltenders Primed to Take the Reins at Starter

There isn’t a position in the NHL less predictable than goaltending. The variance in year-to-year save percentage is just astonishing. It’s what makes even the most predictably average of goaltenders, […]

by · September 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Fantasy, News/Commentary
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10 Biggest Bargains in Fantasy Hockey

We previously looked at the 12 most overrated hockey players (really, 11 plus Dany Heatley, who is not technically a hockey player anymore). These, in contrast, are the guys you […]

by · September 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Fantasy
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Fantasy Hockey: Studs and Duds

Welcome all to my first edition of Fantasy Hockey Studs and Duds for the upcoming season and beyond! Starting with this piece, and once during each month of the season, […]

by · September 22, 2014 · 2 comments · Fantasy, Previews and Predictions
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Stanley Cup Blueprint: Red Deer Rebels in Goal

In the recent past I’ve submitted that you could build a championship team using players in the NHL who have played for only 3 junior organizations. We’ve got the offence […]

by · September 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Fantasy
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Training Camp: 10 Intriguing Line Combinations

This is an exciting time of year for hockey fans. It’s almost like Christmas eve. Still more than two weeks away from the season opener, the exhibition schedule starts tomorrow […]

by · September 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Fantasy, Previews and Predictions
Sidney Crosby should seek a sports psychologist. (Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr)

Fantasy World: Pre-Season Pointers

Training camps are under way and pre-season games are just around the corner. Some fantasy drafts have already taken place, but several leagues are still waiting to pick their players […]

by · September 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Fantasy
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Top-5 Fantasy Options on the Florida Panthers

It’s that time of year again. The weather starts cooling (how much depends on your location), leaves start falling from the trees, and people everywhere start preparing themselves for fantasy […]

by · September 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Fantasy, Florida Panthers