Rich Peverley

This week I will be taking a quick look at two players on each team. The first will be a player whose value is on a sharp rise while his counterpart will be a player whose value is resembling Nortel in 2001. Bear in mind that this "value" shift is based on the first week of the season, which is a very small sample to work with. However, I believe it is never too early to start making note of possible trends, and by knowing first, you can act first.





Anaheim Ducks

Ryan Whitney

Teemu Selanne

Atlanta Thrashers

Rich Peverley

Todd White

Boston Bruins

Patrice Bergeron

Chuck Kobasew

Buffalo Sabres

Ryan Miller

Jochen Hecht

Calgary Flames

Eric Nystrom & Adam Pardy

Daymond Langkow

Carolina Hurricanes

Nobody Yet

Joe Corvo

Chicago Blackhawks

D.Byfuglien & Antti Niemi

Cristobal Huet

Colorado Avalanche

W. Wolski & C. Anderson

Marek Svatos


Rostislav Klesla

Derick Brassard


James Neal

Loui Eriksson


Ville Leino

Chris Osgood


Dustin Penner

Shawn Horcoff


Michael Frolik

Stephen Weiss

Los Angeles

Davis Drewiske

Jon Quick


Eric Belanger

Owen Nolan


Travis Moen & Carey Price

Andrei Kostitsyn


Patric Hornqvist

Dan Hamhuis

New Jersey

David Clarkson

Johnny Oduya & M. Brodeur

New York Islanders

John Tavares

All Goalies

New York Rangers

Del Zotto & Gilroy

Artem Anisimov


Pascal Leclaire

Milan Michalek


Matt Carle & Ray Emery



Radim Vrbata



Ruslan Fedotenko

Chris Kunitz

San Jose

Jason Demers

Marc Edouard Vlasic

St Louis

Jay McClement

Steen & Colaiacovo

Tampa Bay

Steven Stamkos

Mike Smith


Tomas Kaberle

Vesa Toskala


Alex Burrows

Wellwood and Luongo


Brooks Laich

Semyon Varlamov


Now before anyone goes nutty and starts screaming about my inclusion of guys like Luongo, Brodeur, and Eriksson, remember that this is just based on the first week of the season. I am not saying these guys are washed up or you should trade them, but I am saying you should monitor them closely to see if factors like age, sophomore slumps, or playing on weaker teams may hinder their production this season. Feel free to bring up any guys I may have missed, or to question my inclusion of anyone in the comments section.


On another note, for those of you who are in pools that allow daily roster moves, I am about to give you some information that could definitely help you win your pool. Visit the website and you will get a daily update of that evening's starting goalies. The guy who runs this site has connections coming out of his ass, and he updates the nightly starters throughout the day. Pay attention to this site and you will have the upper-hand by knowing when to start your backup guys. (I just verified the site address and noticed he is charging $10 a year now ... still well worth the info he provides.)


Finally, I am looking to get a group of guys from the Winnipeg area together for a monthly or bi-weekly Dobber Hockley Night. We will get together at a local watering hole, watch the games, swap lies, and talk hockey. Anyone who is interested please let me know in the comments section and I'll get the info out to you.


Peace Out,


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Chad said:

Good site for goalie probables I find a good accurate site for goalie probables is
October 08, 2009
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Repent Tokyo said:

find it really hard to believe that any useful information on a player's value is useful after less than 5 games played this article seems like it has come a bit too soon. sure, it identifies some players who might be flashes in the pan, but it's not really going to help anyone make an informed roster decision. It's so early in the decision that the possibility of statistical anomaly is too great. Patient GMs are rewarded over those who make important choices based on a limited sample.
October 08, 2009
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UKflames said:

Confused Chris - Just so i'm getting the most from this info, should i be targetting those on the decline or those on the rise in a trade/pick up? The reason I ask is becasue most on the rise are already held but a few of the decliners have been dropped, should they be looked as possible pick ups as they will improve?
October 08, 2009
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Chris Burns said:

Hooters Andy Stewart says "Best turnout we had for our traders night, was at Hooters @ Polo Park."

Burnsy says "We could hold an evening of interpreive dance based on the romantic stylings of Dobber and Angus waxing each other's backs .... and there would be a great turn out at Hooter's"
October 08, 2009
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Steffen Knippel said:

Winnipeg I'm in. Somewhere with big screens and a pool table might be nice...
October 08, 2009
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Drew said:

... I'm disappointed to see starting to charge. $10/year is a meager fee, and I can't help but think that revenue could've been more easily garnered via Google AdSense, etc.

$15 for Dobber's guide is easy to swallow because of the in-depth previews and info, updates, and all of the supplemental services on his site. But another $10 for goalie updates? C'mon guys...
October 07, 2009
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Jason Banks said:

@ Daniel Bellan Your never too young to hang out, listen and learn. I think its great to have these events. Dobber had Marlies night last year, I popped up stairs to meet and chat a bit with him nd gave him a quick insider report on the marlies and speciffically who would fight on that night and gave Dobber the info that Deveaux had a bad hand and was unable to go. Im only 24 myself but any chance u get like this, take advantage, hell you can meet good people and hear good information!

Good on yea burnsy!
October 07, 2009
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Sharpie said:

... is also a good site for goalie starts and is also free of charge.
October 07, 2009
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Andy Stewart said:

... Best turnout we had for or traders night, was at Hooters @ Polo Park.smilies/smiley.gif
October 07, 2009
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Brian said:

... Let's have it at the Villa!
October 07, 2009
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angus said:

... Burnsy likes them young!
October 07, 2009
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Luke said:

... Winnipeg.... I'm in!
October 07, 2009
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Reddawg said:

... Is Drewiskie really "on the rise"? I mean, yes, he has a goal and an assist in 2 games but the goal was an empty netter. I've been thinking about picking him up but his lack of a true fantasy pedigree (no real history of big points in the past) has me thinking that he's just having a really good week, but then I see things like the fact that he's paired up with Doughty and it gives me pause...just looking for a better defined opinion.
October 07, 2009
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shook81 said:

... Good list, I agree with almost all of them. I would have added Gustavsson (TOR) to rising, and Samsonov (CAR) to dropping. Also, I find this goalie site to be very useful (and free):
October 07, 2009
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