Dobber's Band-Aid Boys List - 2014 edition!



You've heard me talk about 'em. You've often wondered if I just pull them out of a hat (or perhaps, a certain body oriface). Nope. I get 'em off this list. A DobberHockey staple since 2005.



Definition of "Certified": The player is virtually guaranteed to miss games and is a significant risk to miss 12 or more.



Definition of "Trainee": The player has shown signs that he could become Certified. He is probably going to miss six or seven games in the coming season and has some risk of suffering an injury that will cost him 12 or more.


The rule of thumb - if you ever manage to acquire, accidentally or otherwise - a member of the executive committee or a Certified Band-Aid Boy, get them off your team immediately. Although they may have fantasy value, they are probably not worth the headache (no pun intended) if you can acquire a player of equal value who is not on this list. If you acquire any Certified Band-Aid Boy for the price of them as if they play 65 games, then that works - just don't overpay and expect a full season out of them.


If you acquire a Band-Aid Boy Trainee, then keeping this player should be okay...but too many of them on your team could (will?) be trouble. It is possible to go from "certified" back to "trainee", or from "trainee" right off of this list. But poolies need to see some stability in games played - often one healthy season isn't enough to clean the slate.


Dobber's Band-Aid


President, CEO - Rick DiPietro
Vice President, head operations - Peter Mueller

Vice President, knee operations - Martin Havlat
Secretary of Groins - Marian Gaborik
Band-Aid Treasurer - Sheldon Souray


Band-Aid Boy Hall of Fame

Mario Lemieux

Alexei Zhamnov

Eric Daze

Ziggy Palffy

Eric Lindros

Dominik Hasek

Peter Forsberg

Pavel Bure


(Note - this is strictly for guidance in fantasy hockey. This list is not meant to belittle the seriousness of a player's injury problems, nor is it meant to punish a player for 'playing hard' and being a 'warrior' on the ice. It is what it is - a list of players who are at greater risk of missing games. "How" they miss those games matters little in fantasy hockey. In other words, this list is meant to be used as a tool to help your run your fantasy team, not to insult anyone)





Certified Band-Aid Boys    
Ales Hemsky   Marek Zidlicky
Alex Galchenyuk   Marian Gaborik
Alexander Semin   Marian Hossa
Alexander Steen   Martin Erat
Andrei Markov   Martin Hanzal
Andrej Meszaros   Martin Havlat
Andrej Sekera   Max Pacioretty
Andrew MacDonald   Michael Cammalleri
Beau Bennett   Mikael Backlund
Brenden Morrow   Mikael Samuelsson
Brian Gionta   Mike Fisher
Brooks Laich   Mike Green
Cam Fowler   Mike Smith
Cam Ward   Mikko Koivu
Chris Higgins   Milan Michalek
Colin Wilson   Nathan Gerbe
Curtis Glencross   Nathan Horton
Daniel Alfredsson   Nikita Nikitin
Daniel Briere   Niklas Backstrom
Daniel Carcillo   Paul Martin 
Daniel Sedin   Pavel Datsyuk
Dave Bolland   Peter Mueller
David Booth   Raffi Torres
David Jones   Rene Bourque
David Moss   Ryane Clowe
Derek Roy   Ryan Kesler
Dmitri Kulikov   Ryan Malone
Evgeni Malkin   Ryan Murray
Henrik Zetterberg   Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
Jacob Josefson   Scott Upshall
James Neal   Sean Bergenheim
James Sheppard   Semyon Varlamov
James van Riemsdyk   Sergei Gonchar
James Wisniewski   Sheldon Souray
Jaroslav Halak   Sidney Crosby
Jason Spezza   Stephen Weiss
Jeff Skinner   Steve Downie
Jimmy Howard   Taylor Hall
Joffrey Lupul   Todd Bertuzzi
Johan Franzen   Tuomo Ruutu
Joni Pitkanen   Tyler Kennedy
Josh Harding    Ville Leino
Kevin Bieksa   Vincent Lecavalier
Kris Letang   Vladimir Sobotka
Kris Russell   Zach Bogosian
Lubomir Visnovsky    
Marcel Goc    





Band-Aid Boy Trainees    
    Brent Burns 
Alex Goligoski   Justin Williams
Alex Tanguay   Kari Lehtonen
Alexander Edler   Kris Versteeg
Michal Neuvirth   Kyle Okposo
Brandon Dubinsky   Mark Giordano
Bryan Bickell   Markus Granlund
Carey Price   Mathieu Perreault
Chris Kunitz   Matt Read
Chris Stewart   Mikhail Grabovski
Cody Hodgson   Nikita Nikitin
Craig Anderson   Niklas Kronwall
Dany Heatley   Patric Hornqvist
David Legwand   Patrick Sharp
David Perron   Paul Stastny
Derick Brassard   Zach Parise
Devin Setoguchi   Ryan Callahan
Drew Stafford   Saku Koivu
Dustin Byfuglien   Sam Gagner
Dustin Penner   Shawn Horcoff
Erik Johnson   Steve Ott
Evander Kane   T.J. Oshie
Jamie Benn   Thomas Vanek
Jared Spurgeon   Tobias Enstrom
Jaromir Jagr   Tyler Bozak
Jeff Carter   Tyler Ennis
Jiri Tlusty   Tyler Myers
John-Michael Liles   Valtteri Filppula
Jonathan Toews   Viktor Fasth
Jordan Leopold   Viktor Stalberg
Jordan Staal   Vladimir Tarasenko






#8 RememberRobitaille 2014-08-27 14:50
Or Burrows?
#7 RememberRobitaille 2014-08-27 14:44
No Roman Josi?
#6 Dobber 2014-08-26 19:00
Added. Added. Fixed. And fixed. Thank you
#5 Doctor Robz 2014-08-26 17:47
I own him in my keeper, but zack parise should be on the trainee list :P
#4 solo223 2014-08-26 16:32
man...half the league is in there, how the hell is one suppose to avoid them
#3 ShiroganeLuna 2014-08-26 16:16
Where be mah dude Neuvie? ^ ^
#2 mojavedesert 2014-08-26 15:05
Oh crap!!!
Aya, huaile!!!
My roster includes Pavel Datsyuk and he is on both lists!
Certified and trainee :cry:
#1 dave04 2014-08-26 15:03
You've got Andrej Sekera on both lists.

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