DobberHockey

 

Experts

 

The Silver Hammers pretty much led from wire to wire and won the Dobber Experts league by nine points over a game Expert's Audit. Dobber himself finished third, his best finish ever in this league and pushed Lanky522 down to fourth spot. Angus fell from fifth at the end of January to seventh. The Comish and Third Degree Burns (Chris went AWOL early on) were both relegated.

 

In retrospect, this was likely the worst draft in my (The Comish) long history of hockey pools. I think even autodraft would have saved me (right Notch!? - he was on autodraft for the first 10 or 12 rounds I believe). It was a combination of poor seasons, injuries and bad drafting. Here are my first 15 picks in order:


Malkin, S.Mason, Phaneuf, Lidstrom, Gonchar, Vokoun, Kovalev, Langenbrunner, Booth, M.Michalek, Horton, Briere, M.Ryder, S.Kozlov, Wheeler. Sweet, huh?



Here are everyone's top five picks at the draft (snake), in order:

 

Pick

Team

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

Round 5

1

Youth Injection

Ovechkin

Backstrom(C)

Backstrom(G)

Khabibulin

Spezza

2

The Comish

Malkin

S.Mason

Phaneuf

Lidstrom

Gonchar

3

Silver Hammers

Crosby

Heatley

Miller

S.Weber

D.Boyle

4

Notch

Parise

Zetterberg

Nash

Gaborik

St.Louis

5

Angus

Getzlaf

C.Ward

Ryan

Rinne

Franzen

6

Grizzlies

Perry

Semin

Turco

A.Markov

Toews

7

Dobber

Green

Lundqvist

Lecavalier

Doan

D.Keith

8

Expert's Audit

Nabokov

Kovalchuk

J.Thornton

P.Kane

Pronger

9

Maaaasquito Bites

J.Carter

Datsyuk

Huet

Emery

Vanek

10

Doulos

Luongo

Iginla

Chara

Price

Cammalleri

11

Lanky522

Brodeur

Fleury

D.Sedin

E.Staal

Morrow

12

Third Degree Burns

Kiprusoff

Thomas

M.Savard

M.Richards

Hossa

 

Angus got hammered with the Getzlaf (although he still had 69 points), Ward and Franzen injuries as did Maaaasquito Bites with Emery and Vanek. There were several poor goaltending choices made early, but the goalies went very fast and there was some desperation in the air.

 

Expert's Audit got the steal of the draft with his eighth pick (89th overall) taking eventual Art Ross trophy winner, Henrik Sedin. Some of the forwards taken before him included:  Boyes, D.Roy, Kessel, Frolov, O.Jokinen, Pavelski, Kunitz, Lucic, Avery, Elias, Kovalev, Gagne and Setoguchi.

 

Other great late round picks:

 

Youth Injection - Downie (Round 24, 288 overall), Connolly (17, 193)

 

The Silver Hammers - Laich (23, 267), Elliott (22, 262)

 

Notch - Yandle (15, 172), Doughty (12, 141)

 

Angus (outstanding latter half of drafting) - Lombardi (22, 260), Robidas (21, 245), Neal (19, 221), Quick (14, 164), Stastny (10, 116)

 

Dobber - E.Karlsson (21, 247), Theodore (18, 210), Weiss (17, 199)

 

Maaaasquito Bites - Hornqvist (24, 280), J.Johnson (22, 256)

 

doulos - Rask (24, 279), B.Richards (18, 207), Kopitar (8,87)

 

Lanky522 - Anderson (22, 254)

 

The Comish - P.Bergeron (24, 287), Plekanec (22, 263), Enstrom (17, 194)

 

Third Degree Burns - Kesler (18, 205)

 

There were no trades over the last two months of the season.

 

Dobber Experts

G

A

+/-

PIM

PPP

SOG

W

GAA

SV

Total

The Silver Hammers

12

11

8

9

12

12

8.5

10.5

9

92

Expert's Audit

8

12

7

6

8

7

12

12

11

83

Legion of Dobber

2

10

12

7

3

2

11

9

12

68

Lanky522

9

5

5

5

6

8

10

8

8

64

Youth Injection

7

9

6

8

11

3

7

3

7

61

Grizzlies

11

6.5

10.5

2

10

10

4

1

2

57

Angus Unleashed

4

8

1

11

5

4

8.5

6

6

53.5

Maaaasquito Bites

10

3

3

10

9

11

1.5

4

1

52.5

Notch

5

1

10.5

12

1.5

5

5

5

4

49

Doulos- Hockey Robot

3

4

4

3

7

9

6

7

5

48

The Comish

6

6.5

2

4

4

6

1.5

2

10

42

Third Degree Burns

1

2

9

1

1.5

1

3

10.5

3

32

 



Pro – Wales Conference

 

Like The Silver Hammers in the Experts League, the Woodbridge Wild led pretty much cover to cover. Smack Attack and $_$joos were in the mix all year, but just didn't have the horses to overtake the Hammer. Thunder Bay Moose gained three positions from the end of January to finish in fourth. Omnium Gatherum lost four places and finished in eighth. Duballstar014 gained two spots over the last two months of the season to avoid relegation.  The Usual Suspects and Wookie Overdrive are relegated to the Entry leagues.

 

Here are everyone's top five picks at the draft (snake), in order:

 

Pick

Team

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

Round 5

1

Omnium Gatherum

Ovechkin

J.Thornton

C.Ward

Cammalleri

Huet

2

Duballstar014

Malkin

J.Carter

Phaneuf

Varlamov

Morrow

3

Usual Suspects

Crosby

Nash

Lecavalier

S.Weber

Rinne

4

The jobbers

Heatley

Datsyuk

S.Mason

D.Boyle

Doan

5

Hockeyislife's heros

Luongo

St. Louis

Miller

Spezza

Tanguay

6

$_$joos

Lundqvist

Iginla

E.Staal

Vokoun

Marleau

7

Thunder Bay Moose

Nabokov

Fleury

P.Kane

Vanek

Lidstrom

8

Smack Attack

Brodeur

Kovalchuk

Semin

M.Savard

Pronger

9

St.John's Capitals

Kiprusoff

D.Sedin

Emery

Alfredsson

M.Richards

10

Wookie Overdrive

Getzlaf

Backstrom(G)

Price

Gagne

Setoguchi

11

Sweet Pete

Parise

Perry

Zetterberg

Gaborik

Toews

12

Woodbridge Wild

Thomas

Green

Chara

Backstrom (C)

Backes

 

Henrik Sedin was taken by hockeyislife's heros in the seventh round (84th overall). He also snagged Fisher with his 23rd pick, 292 overall.

 

Other great picks for their round:

 

joos - Yandle (25, 319), Karlsson (20, 254), Enstrom (16, 202), B.Richards (14, 176)

 

Smack Attack - J.Johnson (21, 269), Plekanec (19, 243), Theodore (16, 200), Stastny (9, 113)

 

St. John's Capitals - Halak (25, 322), P.Bergeron (22, 277), Ehrhoff (21, 270), Elliott (17, 218)

 

Wookie Overdrive - Anderson (15, 193), Kopitar (8, 94)

 

Sweet Pete - Penner (24, 301), Laich (20, 249)

 

Woodbridge Wild (had a wicked second half of the draft) - Rask (24, 300), Robidas (23, 299), Downie (22, 274), Neal (21, 273), Doughty (19, 247), Connolly (18, 222), Stamkos (15, 195), D.Keith (8, 92), Bryzgalov (7, 91)

 

There were two trades to report since the last update:

 

Feb. 5

The Usual Suspects received L-Avery NYR (dropped 11 Feb)

Woodbridge Wild received D-Demers SJ

 

Feb. 6

St. John’s Capitals received C-Savard,M Bos

Smack Attack received G-Emery Phi

 

Dobber Pro Wales

G

A

+/-

PIM

PPP

SOG

W

GAA

SV

Total

Woodbridge Wild

13

13

12

13

13

13

9

9.5

7

102.5

Smack Attack

12

12

9

11

11

11

10

11

8

95

$_$joos

10

11

6

9

12

10

6.5

9.5

13

87

Thunder Bay Moose

7

5

13

2

4

6

13

7

12

69

St. John's Capitals

3

10

4

3

10

4

11

12

10

67

Sweet Pete

11

9

11

10

7

12

2

2

2

66

hockeyislife's heros

4

6

2

7

5

3

12

13

11

63

Omnium Gatherum

9

8

10

8

6

5

5

8

3

62

the jobbers

6

7

5

12

8

8

4

3

5

58

Duballstar014

8

4

7

4

9

9

3

4

4

52

The Usual Suspects

5

3

8

5

3

7

6.5

6

6

49.5

Wookie Overdrive

2

2

3

6

2

2

8

5

9

39

 

**There was a dummy team for the commish (The Comish) to oversee the league, hence the 13 points for category leaders and no single pointers.

 

Pro – Campbell Conference

 

This Conference was all about Chicleteur's steadiness. He was never worse than second in the monthly standings. He took over the lead at the end of January and never looked back. Second place Crazynuck battled Chicleteur for top spot the entire season and was never lower than fourth in the monthly rankings.

 

At the end of November update, Zorro was third, but ended up finishing ninth. A similar fate befell playmaker26, who went from fifth to 11th when the music stopped. Conversely, Loki (tenth) and Fergie's Leafs (11th) were near the bottom of the standings at the end of November and ended up third and fourth respectively! Way to battle guys.

 

The race to avoid relegation turned out to be more intense than the race for promotion. Only half a point separated ninth from eleventh. After all was said and done, 87flyer and playmaker26 are relegated, playmaker losing the tiebreaker (goals) to smoothfun.

 

Here are everyone's top five picks at the draft (snake), in order:

 

Rd

Team

1

2

3

4

5

1

Metaldude26

Ovechkin

S.Mason

D.Boyle

M.Savard

Doan

2

Rattus rattus

Malkin

Varlamov

Emery

Marleau

A.Markov

3

Crazynuck

Crosby

Backstrom(G)

Semin

P.Kane

Rinne

4

Chicleteur

Luongo

J.Carter

Nash

St. Louis

Vokoun

5

UW on the UP

Nabokov

C.Ward

Phaneuf

Gonchar

Pronger

6

Loki

Fleury

Backstrom(C)

Lidstrom

Miller

Vanek

7

Sentium

Parise

Perry

Zetterberg

Gaborik

M.Richards

8

Fergie's Leafs

Lundqvist

Kiprusoff

Lecavalier

D.Sedin

Kovalev

9

Smoothfun

Green

Kovalchuk

C.Mason

Huet

Streit

10

87flyer

Getzlaf

Thomas

E.Staal

Hiller

Cammalleri

11

Zorro

Iginla

Datsyuk

J.Thornton

S.Weber

Alfredsson

12

Playmaker

Brodeur

Heatley

Chara

Spezza

Price

 

Henrik Sedin was taken by Crazynuck in the seventh round (82nd overall). He also took Wolski (24, 309), Yandle (20, 257), Theodore (19, 238), Connolly (18, 231) and Enstrom (16, 205).

 

Other great picks for their round:

 

metaldude26 - Downie (19, 235), Stastny (12, 156)

rattus rattus - B.Richards (15, 184), D.Keith (8, 103)

Chicleteur - Plekanec (25, 317), Anderson (19, 239)

UW on the UP - Kesler (19, 240), J.Johnson (18, 229), Neal (16, 203)

Loki - Miller (4, 46)

Sentium - Robidas (25, 320), Bryzgalov (12, 149)

Fergie's Leafs - Halak (21, 269), E.Karlsson (19, 243)

smoothfun - Stamkos (10, 121)

87flyer - Rask (25, 323)

Zorro - Penner (25, 324), Laich (23, 298), Quick (14, 171)

playmaker26 - Doughty (13, 169)

 

There was one trade to report since the last update:

 

Feb. 13

Loki received C/R-Pavelski SJ

Sentium received C-Dubinsky NYR/G-Giguere Tor

 

Dobber Pro Campbell

G

A

+/-

PIM

PPP

SOG

W

GAA

SV

Total

Chicleteur

12

12

5

8

10

11

13

10

13

94

Crazynuck

11

13

12

11

11

9

10

3

8

88

Loki

10

10

11

2

7

4

12

11

11

78

Fergie's Leafs

8.5

6

6

4

3

10

11

13

12

73.5

rattus rattus

5

11

9

13

12.5

8

7

6

2

73.5

Sentium

8.5

2.5

10

9

2

13

9

8

6

68

metaldude26

4

7.5

7

12

9

2

5

5

10

61.5

Zorro

6

9

8

10

4.5

7

4

2

9

59.5

UW on the UP

2

5

2

7

4.5

12

7

9

7

55.5

smoothfun

13

4

13

3

6

3

3

7

3

55

playmaker26

3

2.5

3

5

12.5

6

7

12

4

55

87flyer

7

7.5

4

6

8

5

2

4

5

48.5

**There was a dummy team for the commish (The Comish) to oversee the league, hence the 13 points for category leaders and no single pointers.


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Suvojit De said:

suvojitde
Re: Team Contents Thanks, Russ. I tried the links - unfortunately, it did not work - displayed the following message:
You are not allowed to view this page because you are not in this league. (Error #152)
Is there a way the teams could be posted in a forum topic within Dobber? If it cannot or is too much work, don't bother.

Thanks a lot, anyways.
April 26, 2010
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Russ said:

The Comish
Dobber Pro League Access - Campbell and Wales Conferences

Campbell:

http://hockey.fantasysports.yahoo.com/league/dobberhockeyproleague

Wales:

http://hockey.fantasysports.yahoo.com/league/dobberhockeywalesconference

Hope those work!

April 24, 2010
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Russ said:

The Comish
Experts League Yahoo Access Suvojet De, Try this:

http://hockey.fantasysports.yahoo.com/league/dobberhockeyexpertleague

Not sure if that will work, should have tried this at the beginning of the season. Go to Draft Central, Draft Results and then you can choose between Round and Team. Hope it works!
April 24, 2010
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Suvojit De said:

suvojitde
Team Contents Is there a way we can see each of the teams? It would be interesting to see who picked who and in what order instead of just the top 5 rounds.
Thanks much.
April 23, 2010
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bball said:

bballplyr321
... Dobber took Vinny? What? No way. I am shocked. lol
April 23, 2010
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