Fantasy Hockey Tips and Updates
From the About.com Fantasy Hockey guru, regular updates featuring the latest news, fantasy hockey analysis, and player projections.
Your fantasy hockey draft is right around the corner. Make sure to take this detailed list of the Top 15 goalies into your draft, and best of luck!
Sept. 19/11 - It has been revealed that Marc Staal is suffering post-concussion issues. Should this be of concern to fantasy hockey owners?
Fantasy hockey owners need to correctly predict which players each season are going to substantially improve their statistics. Following is a list of ten players whose fantasy value is trending up in 2011-12.
Knowing which players likely will not replicate their past success is vital to fantasy hockey owners. The following article lists ten players whose statistics are trending downward in 2011-12.
Fantasy hockey owners need to properly assess why certain players do not live up to expectations one season, but are still viable candidates to be key contributors the next. Here are ten NHL players who should be on the rise in 2011-12.
Sept. 8/11 - Fantasy hockey owners trying to decide if or when to draft Sidney Crosby still have no clear-cut idea as to when Crosby will return to the Penguins' lineup, even after a "clear the air" press conference on Wednesday.
The 2011-12 fantasy hockey season has you amped up and ready to go. But you need guidance to maximize your enjoyment - and success. Read on for a complete fantasy hockey primer that will get you ready for your draft and the season!
It's time to get ready for another fantasy hockey season! The first order of business is to choose a league that is perfect for you.
Aug. 18/11-Time to open the mailbag and see what fantasy hockey owners are curious about this summer. Find answers pertaining to Mark Streit, Jonas Hiller, and more.
Aug. 18/11-Ottawa's Bobby Butler just might provide solid secondary scoring help in fantasy hockey leagues in 2011-12.
Aug. 18/11-News that Travis Zajac will miss three months after tearing his Achilles tendon most certainly caught the attention of fantasy hockey owners.
Aug. 15/11 - Rumors over Sidney Crosby's health have caused concern among fantasy hockey owners that one of the most reliable point-producers in the league may not be up to par this season.
August 11/11 - While the NHL free agent list has been plucked of nearly all its big names, two unsigned players should command the interest of fantasy hockey owners. Read why Teemu Selanne and Bryan McCabe should have enough solid fantasy value in 2011-12
Aug. 3/11 - Ryan Kesler's recent hip surgery should not deter fantasy hockey owners from drafting him for the 2011-12 NHL season.
Aug. 2/11 - Evgeni Nabokov's says he will attend the New York Islanders' training camp in September. What does this mean for fantasy hockey owners?
Aug. 1/11 - Colorado's Peter Mueller might be overlooked during your fantasy hockey draft this fall. Could he be a steal?
July 26/11 - Fantasy hockey owners used to focus on one player when it came to the Columbus Blue Jackets: Rick Nash. Now, after a flurry of off-season moves, there are several more Blue Jackets to consider come draft time.
July 19/11 - Never a favorite of fantasy hockey owners, goaltender Chris Osgood announced his retirement today.
July 18/11 - Mike Richards was traded to the LA Kings, and his arrival will have an impact on several players from a fantasy hockey perspective.
July 18/11 - Fantasy hockey owners took notice when Chicago announced that Patrick Kane would miss 6-8 weeks following surgery on his left wrist.
July 15/11 - How will Kristian Huselius' off-season injury affect his fantasy hockey value?
July 11/11 - How does Brad Richards' move to New York affect his fantasy hockey value as well as those of his new Rangers' teammates?
July 8/11 - Several big-name goalies have switched NHL teams during the summer of 2011. How does this affect your fantasy hockey draft strategy and planning?
June 5/11 - The clock has started ticking towards the 2011-12 NHL season and fantasy hockey owners are trying to work their way through a dizzying amount of trades and free agent signings. It's never to early to begin your preparations.
June 28/11 - Many of the players selected in last week's NHL Draft will be stars one day, but which ones will make a splash in the world of fantasy hockey this upcoming season?
Boston's Brad Marchand has emerged as a solid fantasy hockey option, based on his strong rookie campaign and standout play in the post-season. What's his fantasy hockey value heading into the 2011-12 NHL season?
June 3/11 - Fantasy hockey owners will be monitoring Sidney Crosby's progress this summer. Read why fantasy hockey owners will face a difficult decision come draft day.
June 3/11 - Looking for a sleeper in next year's fantasy hockey drafts? Read more to find out why Vancouver's Jannik Hansen might be a great late round steal.
May 31/11 - The former Atlanta Thrashers are chock full of talented youngsters whose fantasy hockey values are on the rise.
May 31/11 - Roberto Luongo and Tim Thomas meet in the 2011 Stanley Cup Final and one will emerge as champion. But who was the more valuable fantasy hockey goalie this past off-season?
May 29/11 - Brian Rafalski had tremendous fantasy hockey value and his retirement last week will cause a void in fantasy hockey drafts next fall.
May 27/11 - Chris Pronger's latest surgery should lower his value heading into 2011-12 fantasy hockey drafts. Read more about Pronger's fantasy hockey worth moving forward.
May 23/11 - Sean Bergenheim has been a sensation in this year's fantasy hockey playoff pools. Will that success carry over to next season?
Who is the NHL MVP for 2010-11? In the world of fantasy hockey, Perry gets the edge. Read why Perry was the season's most valuable fantasy hockey pick.
Mar. 31 - Despite concern over his sore right knee, Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist remains in the lineup, and fantasy hockey owners can breathe a sight of relief.
Mar. 31/11 - Fantasy hockey owners have plenty of questions this time of the year regarding Keeper Leagues and Playoff Pools.
Mar. 30/11 - Fantasy hockey owners are watching New Jersey and Pittsburgh, waiting for the returns of Zach Parise and Sidney Crosby.
Mar. 22/11 - No matter how well-prepared, fantasy hockey owners can't foresee every injury or suspension. Read how recent news regarding Alex Ovechkin, Matt Cooke, and Manny Malhotra has affected fantasy hockey owners.
Mar. 21/11 - Fantasy hockey owners need to know that Washington star sniper Alex Ovechkin will be sidelined 7-10 days. Fantasy owners with Ovechkin on the roster need to be aggressive in making up for missed production.
Mar. 17/11 - Great questions this week, mostly from owners in keeper leagues. Check out Jim's advice on which players to keep or let go in fantasy hockey keeper leagues.
Mar. 15/11 - The return of Mikko Koivu and Dan Boyle from injury should not have caught fantasy hockey owners completely off-guard. Find out how fantasy hockey owners can stay on top of the current status of the players on their roster.
Mar. 14/11 - Lubomir Visnovsky may not have been the sexiest name for fantasy hockey owners at draft time last fall, but the Anaheim defenseman is having an outstanding season.
Mar. 8/11 - Fantasy hockey owners should Brian Rolston, Andy McDonald, or Ryan Callahan. They're playing their best hockey right now.
Mar. 6/11 - With the 2010-11 NHL season winding down, fantasy hockey owners are antsy about last-minute moves and strategy.
Mar. 2/11 - Chris Pronger of the Flyers is cleared to return. What's the status of other fantasy hockey studs like Brad Richards, Mike Green, and Marian Gaborik?
March 1/11 - The NHL's trading deadline is always an exciting day for fantasy hockey owners. See how yesterday's trades of Dustin Penner, Jason Arnott, and Dennis Wideman, among others, impact fantasy hockey leagues everywhere.
Feb. 24/11 - Fantasy hockey owners have question, and Jim has some answers. This week's mailbag includes questions about Matt Moulson, Ryan Getzlaf, Alex Kovalev, among others.
Feb. 23/11 - Fantasy hockey owners looking for a boost in goal should note how Johan Hedberg, James Reimer, Ray Emery, and others have improved their fantasy hockey values recently.
Feb. 22/11 - There's been a recent flurry of trades in the NHL, and fantasy hockey owners should pay close attention to each and every one.
Feb. 18/11 - A busy NHL trade day as players like Tomas Kaberle, Blake Wheeler, and Rich Peverley exchange uniforms.
Feb. 16/11 - Fantasy hockey owners are always seeking the latest word on veterans and prospects. About.com's expert answers your questions in the Fantasy Hockey Mailbag.
Feb. 15/11 - The Flyers acquisition of Kris Versteeg is of interest to fantasy hockey owners because the return to a winning atmosphere should cause a spike upwards in his production.
Feb. 14/11 - Michael Grabner is rewarding patient fantasy hockey owners with an explosive second half of the season.
Feb. 11/11 - Fantasy hockey owners should take note that skilled center Mike Fisher has been traded by the Ottawa Senators to the Nashville Predators.
Feb. 10/11 - Find out how Chicago's acquisition of Michael Frolik can mean boon or bust to your fantasy hockey team.
Feb. 8/11 - Fantasy hockey owners should take note of Buffalo Sabres' forward Drew Stafford, who has become a nice complimentary forward for fantasy hockey rosters.
Feb. 7/11 - Fantasy hockey owners should be aware of the latest news on Alexander Semin, Ryan Getzlaf, and Martin Brodeur.
Feb. 7/11 - Find out if Peter Forsberg, Ray Emery, and Marc-Andre Bergeron could help your fantasy hockey team.
Feb. 3/11 - The following fantasy hockey plus/minus report on players in the Pacific Division will help with your midseason evaluations.
Feb, 3/11 - The following fantasy hockey report evaluates the good and the bad coming out of the NHL's Northwest Division so far this season.
Feb. 3/11 - Check out which players in the Central Division have been a plus, and which have been a minus, for fantasy hockey owners so far this season.
Jan. 28/11 - Check out this mid-season fantasy hockey update on players from the Southeast Division.
Jan. 27/11 - Check out the good and the bad in the Northeast Division at the NHL All Star break.
Jan. 26/11 - The NHL All-Star break has arrived, a good time to reflect on each team's and its fantasy hockey performers so far this season.
Jan. 25/11 - Fantasy hockey owners are taking notice of a pair of unheralded rookie goaltenders, Washington's Braden Holtby and Toronto's James Reimer, because of their strong play of late. Are they worthy additions to fantasy hockey rosters?
Jan. 11/11 - Fantasy hockey owners should take note of the news that the New York Rangers have acquired talented forward Wojtek Wolski from the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for veteran defenseman Michal Rozsival.
Jan. 5/11 - Tuesday brought intriguing fantasy hockey news to fantasy hockey owners, as Tampa Bay signed defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron.
Jan. 3/11 - Fantasy hockey owners should read about these three players who could help improve their fantasy hockey rosters.