Tom Collins, born and raised in a small town in Labrador, has been in hockey pools for about 15 years, and actually managed to win his keeper pool for the first time ever this past year. With a background in journalism and now living in Ottawa, he has been working hard to make sure his twin daughters cheer for the Canadiens instead of the Senators, a fight he is winning so far.
Glen Hoos, author of The Commissioner’s Office, moonlights as graphic designer for Dobber Sports, commissioner of the GFHL, and GM of his beloved Angels of Harlem. Glen lives in Aldergrove, BC with his wife and three daughters. Somehow he still manages to control the remote often enough to stay on top of all the latest hockey happenings. In his real life, Glen manages a growing restaurant chain with locations across North America. Glen can also be found on twitter @commishoffice
Brendan Ross, author of The Dean's List, completed a Honours BA in Kinesiology from Wilfrid Laurier University and a B.Ed from the University of Western Ontario. "Rossy" is a long time forum contributor turned prospect columnist and now resides near Sarnia, Ontario along the shores of the Canadian-U.S.A border with his wife and dog. You will find Brendan teaching throughout high schools in Southwestern Ontario. The sport of hockey is the passion that drives him, and if he's not playing the sport or officiating the sport then he is certainly writing about it. Look for his columns each Saturday. Additionally, you can contact Brendan via twitter @rossyyoungblood.
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Brad Wilson is a hockey writer for DobberProspects.com and DobberHockey.com. He studied Journalism at New Brunswick Community College and is also a trained Audio Engineer/Producer schooled at The Centre For Arts And Technology's Fredericton campus. Brad spent the better part of his adult life moving city to city calling Halifax NS, Fredericton NB, Moncton NB and Guelph ON home. Professionally, Brad dabbled in sales and music with a cameo in radio while honing his craft of writing. A self proclaimed writer since age 14, he has written everything from songs to news stories but his true passion resides in sports. More specifically, hockey. After a life event changed Brad's future focus in 2009, he returned to New Brunswick from Ontario, where he began his quest to write for a living. Brad continues to pursue his dream while surrounding himself with the best influences and mentors he can find. He currently resides in New Brunswick, Canada with his wife Laura and children, Gwen and Gabriel. Brad can be reached through email --> LateNite (at) Live (dot) ca or on twitter (@TALKwillie).
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Bob Fisher, author of Looking Ahead, analyzes the upcoming schedule every week and delivers the five best and worst teams for every seven-day period to help with starting lineup decisions. Fisher also gives insight into some of the top and bottom teams for the week as well as some savvy free agent pickups that are not owned in the majority of Yahoo leagues. Born and raised in metro Detroit and currently residing in Grand Rapids, MI, Fisher, a software engineer by day, loves anything hockey related and has been hooked on fantasy hockey for eleven-plus years. In addition to this article, he also runs his own playoff pool bracket website (Bob's Brackets).
In the weekly piece "Capped", Eric Daoust breaks down the latest fantasy information from the standpoint of salary-cap leagues - the bargains, the busts and more. Eric is the first student to obtain a Masters degree in Computational Science at Laurentian University. He has also had a passion for hockey since infancy and has been involved in fantasy hockey since 2001, primarily in sim leagues. Since then, he has expanded to participating in various forms of roto leagues. He also covers the Montreal Canadiens in the Dobberhockey forum in addition to writing for Dobberprospects. You can find Eric on Twitter @DH_EricDaoust.
On the 15th of every month, Austin Wallace releases the Top 100 Roto Players in fantasy hockey. Wallace is the video coach and hockey operations intern for the UBC Thunderbirds and is working towards a degree in Hockey Management at UBC. Austin, who also scouts for DobberProspects.com, can be reached on Twitter @austeane
Anthony Lancione check in every Friday to dig deep on players of interest in fantasy circles. They walk you through the various statistical tools of Jay Arbuthnot's Frozen Pool at your disposal. He takes an in depth look at the Western Conference with the Wild West column. Based out of Toronto, Anthony is a BCom graduate from Ryerson University. Deemed the Statman dating back to his pre-teen years, Anthony has been running/participating in fantasy hockey leagues of all varieties since the 90’s.
With his Geek of the Week columns, Terry Campkin provides in-depth profiles of players who have great hidden value in fantasy hockey. Terry will also chime in from time to time with other articles that are powered by insights that he are powered by the tools at Fantasy Hockey Geek. Terry resides in Whitby, Ontario with his wife and two kids, where he spends most of his spare time at a rink or at home watching hockey. Follow Terry on Twitter: @T_Camp76
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Aaron Brouwer, author of the weekly column Carried Off the Ice: NHL Injury Report knows all about injuries as he has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics from Trinity Western University, gone through two full ACL reconstructions and now works as a full time firefighter in northern BC. Brouwer has been a poolie since 1992 and started writing fantasy hockey columns in 2009. Follow him on twitter @AaronBro19.
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Chris Wassel, author of Between The Lines, takes a hard look at the latest line combinations that may catch your fantasy fancy every Monday. Which lines have come together and which ones have broken up? Even the defensive pairings need fantasy love as well. If that is not enough, he runs the podcast "The Program" and he writes for the Hockey Writers and the Daily Faceoff along with several others. Twitter: @TheProgramBTR
Demetrios Fragopoulos checks in every Sunday with what's driving him nuts. Throughout the week, as he peruses the many different hockey articles, he will do what all of us would love to do - pull one particularly disagreeable statement, get on his soapbox and tell the world why that statement is wrong. He'll even pick apart a DobberHockey writer's stance if he has to!
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Dallas Guzzwell checks in every Monday to dig deep on players of interest in fantasy circles. Dallas was born and currently resides in Kelowna BC with his wife Christine. He has a BSW degree from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops where he also played varsity soccer for three seasons. An avid sports enthusiast, Dallas has always followed hockey and ever since a friend convinced him to join a fantasy hockey league in 2007 it has developed into a passion.
Associate editors Steve Laidlaw and Michael Amato, alonside Dobber, deliver the immediate fantasy spin on trades and signings as soon as they happen. Check the archives and see how their predictions have panned out...
Stuff from former regular columnists such as Chris Burns, Eric Maltais, Jacob Status, Jim Gunther, as well as guest columnists such as Gus Katsaros from McKeen's, Jon Press from Japer's Rink and more!
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Despite never having laced up a pair of skates (except for those of his two young sons) and growing up in Red Sox crazed Massachusetts, Rick Roos has been a huge hockey fan nearly all of his life. Inspired by often wearing a Canadiens jersey to the old Boston Garden (it's a long story...) and living to tell about it, Rick started to join fantasy hockey leagues back in the 90s, where he found himself waiting eagerly by a fax machine for weekly stats updates. He has since been in - and won - leagues featuring elite fantasy hockey writers. In real life, Rick is an attorney, which made him the perfect choice to write his previous "Holding Court" column on DobberHockey, where he debated both sides of a fantasy hockey issue and rendered a verdict for readers to debate. Now he will do the same for "Cage Match".
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Jeff Angus, who pens Angus Unleashed, wrote for DobberHockey between 2006-2013. He managed the website and contributed to the daily ramblings up until the summer of 2013. In addition to his work at DobberHockey, Jeff freelanced for a few other hockey sites including his own blog (Angus Certified). He loves talking about anything related to hockey, and can be found on Twitter (@anguscertified).
Author of Rob Vollman's Hockey Abstract and Hockey Abstract 2014, and co-author of the five annual Hockey Prospectus Guides. Innovator of many advances in analytics including Player Usage Charts, Quality Starts, Setup Passes, Home Plate Save Percentage, Historical Player Projections, and League Translations. Featured writer on ESPN Insider and Hockey Prospectus since 2009, and Bleacher Report since 2013. Radio guest in 11 NHL cities, podcasts in 6 cities, and on five national programs, including Hockey Night in Canada radio
Darren Kennedy contributes to both Blue Chip Prospects as well as Fantasy Hockey Scouts. Here, he dusts off some of the archived rankings and reminds us of what once was, in the world of fantasy hockey. The rankings date back as far as 2003. You can follow Darren on Twitter @FantasyHockeyDK
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Alternating every Saturday, Anthony Lancione and Marty Kwiaton give you their picks for the day's NHL schedule - which teams will win and why. They'll break down each team and give you their reasons for going one way or the other - with impressive results.
If NHL teams can call up a player from the minors to fill in for an injury/absence, why can't we at DobberHockey do the same thing? Some great hockey minds contribute to the PG Advised. So when we need content due to a sick or absent columnist, we pluck a recent one from the forum. This is an excellent audition for any up-and-coming writers who think they have the insight and skills to get into this business. Contribute, get noticed, and who knows? Perhaps we'll call you up from the minors next!
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Russ Miller has been a DobberHockey staple since 2007. He weighs in with his thoughts and analysis on the Eastern Conference each and every Tuesday.
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Chris "Axeman" Pudsey takes a look at the latest in fantasy hockey and gives his slant.