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Fantasy Hockey Tips and Updates

From the About.com Fantasy Hockey guru, regular updates featuring the latest news, fantasy hockey analysis, and player projections.

Fantasy Hockey 2011-12 Preview: Ranking Top 15 Goalies

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!

Fantasy Hockey News: Rangers' Staal Held Out of Scrimmages

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 2011-12 Preview: Ten Players Trending Up

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.

Fantasy Hockey 2011-12 Preview: Ten Players Trending Downward

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 2011-12 Preview: Ten Bounce-Back Candidates

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.

Fantasy Hockey News: Crosby Better, But Return Date Still in Doubt

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.

Fantasy Hockey 2011-12 Preview: The Complete Fantasy Draft Primer

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!

Fantasy Hockey: Choosing Your League

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.

Fantasy Hockey Off-Season Mailbag

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.

Fantasy Hockey 2011 Off-Season Focus: Bobby Butler Could Be A Keeper

Aug. 18/11-Ottawa's Bobby Butler just might provide solid secondary scoring help in fantasy hockey leagues in 2011-12.

Fantasy Hockey News: Travis Zajac Out Until November

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.

Fantasy Hockey News: Concern Over Sidney Crosby

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.

Fantasy Hockey 2011 Off-Season Focus: Available Free Agents

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

Fantasy Hockey News: Ryan Kesler Could Miss 2011-12 NHL Opener

Aug. 3/11 - Ryan Kesler's recent hip surgery should not deter fantasy hockey owners from drafting him for the 2011-12 NHL season.

Fantasy Hockey News: Nabokov to Report to Islanders' Training Camp

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?

Fantasy Hockey News: Peter Mueller Set For Return

Aug. 1/11 - Colorado's Peter Mueller might be overlooked during your fantasy hockey draft this fall. Could he be a steal?

Fantasy Hockey 2011 Off-Season: Blue Jackets Makeover

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.

Fantasy Hockey News: Chris Osgood Announces Retirement

July 19/11 - Never a favorite of fantasy hockey owners, goaltender Chris Osgood announced his retirement today.

Fantasy Hockey 2011 Off-Season: The Richards Factor (Part 2)

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.

Fantasy Hockey News: Patrick Kane To Miss 6-8 Weeks

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.

Fantasy Hockey News: Kristian Huselius Sidelined 4-6 Months

July 15/11 - How will Kristian Huselius' off-season injury affect his fantasy hockey value?

Fantasy Hockey 2011 Off-Season: The Richards Factor

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?

Fantasy Hockey 2011 Off-Season: Top Goalie Moves

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?

Fantasy Hockey 2011 Offseason: Where to Start?

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.

Fantasy Hockey Preview: Top 2011 Draft Picks

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?

Fantasy Hockey Profile: Brad Marchand

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?

Fantasy Hockey News: Crosby to Begin Off-Season Workouts

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.

Fantasy Hockey Profile: Jannik Hansen

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.

Fantasy Hockey News: Thrashers Heading to Winnipeg

May 31/11 - The former Atlanta Thrashers are chock full of talented youngsters whose fantasy hockey values are on the rise.

Fantasy Hockey Debate: Would You Take Tim Thomas or Roberto Luongo?

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?

Fantasy Hockey News: Rafalski Will Be Missed by Fantasy Hockey Owners

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.

Fantasy Hockey News: Pronger May Not Be Ready To Start 2011-12 Season

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.

Fantasy Hockey News: The Interesting Case of Sean Bergenheim

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?

Fantasy Hockey News: Corey Perry for MVP in 2010-11

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.

Fantasy Hockey Breaking News: Lundqvist Plays Through Sore Knee

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.

Fantasy Hockey Mailbag: Getzlaf and Perry or Toews and Kane?

Mar. 31/11 - Fantasy hockey owners have plenty of questions this time of the year regarding Keeper Leagues and Playoff Pools.

Fantasy Hockey News: Zach Parise's Return Delayed

Mar. 30/11 - Fantasy hockey owners are watching New Jersey and Pittsburgh, waiting for the returns of Zach Parise and Sidney Crosby.

Fantasy Hockey Update: The Ever Changing Landscape

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.

Fantasy Hockey News: Ovechkin Sidelined 7-10 Days

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.

Fantasy Hockey Mailbag: Taylor Hall or Jeff Skinner?

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.

Fantasy Hockey Update: Pay Close Attention Until The Very End

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.

Fantasy Hockey Update: Visnovsky Proves To Be A Wise Choice

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.

Fantasy Hockey: Consider These Three Players for a Boost Down the Stretch

Mar. 8/11 - Fantasy hockey owners should Brian Rolston, Andy McDonald, or Ryan Callahan. They're playing their best hockey right now.

Fantasy Hockey Mailbag: Richards, Christensen, and Late Season Strategy

Mar. 6/11 - With the 2010-11 NHL season winding down, fantasy hockey owners are antsy about last-minute moves and strategy.

Fantasy Hockey Injury Update: Pronger To Return, What About Others?

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?

Fantasy Hockey News: Most Important NHL Trade Deadline Deals

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.

Fantasy Hockey Mailbag: Moulson, Getzlaf, Kovalev

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.

Fantasy Hockey Update: Goalie Watch

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.

Fantasy Hockey News: Surprising Deals Before Trade Deadline

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.

Fantasy Hockey News: Bruins Wheeling and Dealing

Feb. 18/11 - A busy NHL trade day as players like Tomas Kaberle, Blake Wheeler, and Rich Peverley exchange uniforms.

Fantasy Hockey Mailbag: The Premiere Edition

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.

Fantasy Hockey News: Flyers Acquire Kris Versteeg

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.

Fantasy Hockey Profile: Grabner Grabs the Spotlight on Long Island

Feb. 14/11 - Michael Grabner is rewarding patient fantasy hockey owners with an explosive second half of the season.

Fantasy Hockey News: Mike Fisher Traded to Predators

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.

Fantasy Hockey News: Blackhawks Acquire Michael Frolik

Feb. 10/11 - Find out how Chicago's acquisition of Michael Frolik can mean boon or bust to your fantasy hockey team.

Fantasy Hockey Profile: Drew Stafford Rides a Hot Streak

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.

Fantasy Hockey Injury Update: Semin, Getzlaf, and Brodeur

Feb. 7/11 - Fantasy hockey owners should be aware of the latest news on Alexander Semin, Ryan Getzlaf, and Martin Brodeur.

Fantasy Hockey News: Three Making Their Way Back to the NHL

Feb. 7/11 - Find out if Peter Forsberg, Ray Emery, and Marc-Andre Bergeron could help your fantasy hockey team.

Fantasy Hockey News: Pacific Division Update

Feb. 3/11 - The following fantasy hockey plus/minus report on players in the Pacific Division will help with your midseason evaluations.

Fantasy Hockey News: Northwest Division Update

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.

Fantasy Hockey News: Central Division Update

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.

Fantasy Hockey News: Southeast Division Update

Jan. 28/11 - Check out this mid-season fantasy hockey update on players from the Southeast Division.

Fantasy Hockey News: Northeast Division Update

Jan. 27/11 - Check out the good and the bad in the Northeast Division at the NHL All Star break.

Fantasy Hockey News: Atlantic Division Update

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.

Fantasy Hockey News: Two Unheralded Goalies Getting Noticed

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?

Fantasy Hockey News: Rangers Acquire Wojtek Wolski

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.

Fantasy Hockey News: Lightning Sign Marc-Andre Bergeron

Jan. 5/11 - Tuesday brought intriguing fantasy hockey news to fantasy hockey owners, as Tampa Bay signed defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron.

Fantasy Hockey Update: Three Players to Watch

Jan. 3/11 - Fantasy hockey owners should read about these three players who could help improve their fantasy hockey rosters.
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