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WHO'S LEFT?

Lots of fireworks so far in the hockey world with big free agent signings, and many surprises. No time to review the new faces on the new jerseys. The train keeps rollin’ and so, who is left?

Who is Left?

Big day on July 1st, certainly a lot of fireworks in the hockey world with big free agent signings, and many surprised. No time to review the new faces on the new jerseys. The train keeps rollin` and so, who is left?

2006 Free Agent Listing

This listing is the complete package. A total listing of UFA’s, RFA’s and signed players. A must see.

The latest update by Cory Brolund of his Free Agent list. Just in time for the UFA shopping season starting on July 1, 06.

Enjoy the list.

Oilers and Leafs Closing on Blockbuster!

Sportsnet.ca is reporting that the Toronto Maple Leafs have offered the Edmonton Oilers a package

which includes Tomas Kaberle and Matt Stajan for

Chris Pronger!

Congrats to the 2006 Stanley Cup Champions

The Carolina Hurricanes have for the first time in team history won the Stanley Cup. Cam Ward, goalie for the Hurricanes was awarded the Conn Smythe trophy as the playoff MVP.

2006 Stanley Cup Finals

The 2006 Stanley Cup Finals are set to begin between two clubs that have battled hard to get to this point. Both the Hurricanes and the Oilers have grizzled veterans who are challenging to hoist the cup for the first time and most people feel that it is set to be a great series.

With that in mind who do you say will win the cup?

OIL BOOM!

Could it be that Kevin Lowe has built a contender?

During the offseason, Lowe signed up Pronger to a healthy contract, and also signed the likes of Micheal Peca.

Edmonton fans got very excited, and why shouldn’t we?

Oil Spills in Anaheim, and Weather Forecasts. Plus, Booing the Boos

The Oilers are helping my opinion of them way back before the playoffs. But, will they beat the Ducks?

Why didn’t San Jose win?

Weather forecasters actually predict hurricanes will heat the Northeast, for real!

And….correcting the news about the Canadian anthem getting booed. Should the NHL take away the national anthems at the start of each game?

Also, why hockey is the best game in the world.

How Do The Sabres Do It?

The Buffalo Sabres, a young team prone to cracking under pressure due to inexperience?

Home Ice Advantage

Written by Darryl Dobbsfrom www.dobberhockey.com

There is always much ado about home ice advantage when entering a playoff series, be it for hockey, baseball, basketball, or football. Indications are quite clear that there is, indeed, an advantage when playing at home, however slim. By extension, this theory holds true for fantasy hockey players – if a team wins more, it needs to score more than the opposition, therefore the players on the home team will put up more points generally speaking. That is IF this theory holds true. After Anaheim beat the Colorado Avalanche today, the home team is 24 and 24 so far in the 2006 playoffs.

HTR OFFICIAL PLAYOFFS POOL

It’s now time for the Official HTR PLAYOFFS POOL.

Go inside for all the details.

ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED

The Hot Hand Going Into the Post-Season

Written by Darryl Dobbsfrom www.dobberhockey.com

If momentum has anything to do with early playoff success, than wrap your hockey pool hopes around San Jose, Detroit, Calgary, and New Jersey. These teams are all white-hot, and there is little reason to think they will cool off any come playoff time.

The most loved and hated players in the NHL

This is something big I’ve decided to organize. Who are the most loved, and hated players in hockey.

Bang for the Buck

Written by Darryl Dobbs from www.dobberhockey.com

There are a more than a few measuring sticks for fantasy hockey team owners to evaluate their players, but this is a real solid indicator – minutes per point. This statistic gives you some quick insight with regards to whether or not a player is taking advantage of the ice time he is given. It is fair to say that a player who is counted upon for offense and given lots of ice time to do so, had better have a low minutes per point ratio or said ice time can be expected to decrease. By the same token, a player who is being underused, but is picking up the points when he plays, will likely see an increase in their ice time. This is a very general indicator, as some players bring more than just offense to the table, some players are used a lot on the penalty kill, etc.

Deadline Day – Fantasy Fallout Pt.II

Written by Darryl Dobbs from www.dobberhockey.com

A high amount of trades on March 8th and 9th, but not so much in terms of fantasy impact. Here is a look at what the deals mean to your hockey pool, by team:

Deadline 2006 – Fantasy Fallout Pt.1

Written by Darryl Dobbs from www.dobberhockey.com

A high amount of trades on March 8th and 9th, but not so much in terms of fantasy impact. Here is a look at what the deals mean to your hockey pool, by team:

The Day After Yesterday

General Managers Rankings of March 8 and 9 2006 for the Trade Deadline.

Trade Deadline Looms II

Written by Darryl Dobbs from www.dobberhockey.com

The Olympic break is over, and the trade deadline is March 9th. Here are some available commodities and rumors – from a fantasy perspective of course.

Trade D-Day Approaching

Trade Deadline Week is… ON! Seven days remain until the day where all trades occur.

All the latest comments on possible players to be traded. The latest rumors.

And….HockeyTradeRumors.com is the place to be for a hockey fan to see the latest trades during the deadline day.

Break Over, Deadline Looms

Written by Darryl Dobbsfrom www.dobberhockey.com

The Olympic break is over, and the trade deadline is March 9th. Here are some available commodities and rumors – from a fantasy perspective of course.