Who are the DobberHockey Black Aces?
The Black Aces are a growing team of hockey enthusiasts focused on bringing you, the knowledge seeking poolies, profound hockey insight and accurate in depth information. If by chance you are unfamiliar with our work and/or contributions, this article will give you the 411. In short, this section kicks some major fantasy hockey tail - whatever your thing is, we probably cover it, and then some.
The Black Aces, also known as the DobberHockey Farm team, proudly contributes four major ingredients to the DobberHockey forums. If you want an extra side of NHL, OHL and thought inducing poolie advice, do yourself a favour and stop by the Black Aces headquarters – you will not regret it.
In the Headquarters you will find…
1) The PG Advised Section -
The PG Advised Section is home to anyone looking to share their talent in hopes of getting “called up from the minors” and landing a feature on the DobberHockey front page. Several call ups have included Steve Laidlaw’s graduating piece Autobots vs. Decepticons, Brendan Ross’ prospect report on potential 2012 1st overall draftee Nail Yakupov, an edition of Roto Keeper Monsters – Top 20 Goals / Shots on Goal Combo Players and a piece by Gabe Welsh titled What is in a name?
By browsing through this section, you will see that there are dozens of quality features such as Sponsored Dynasty Leagues, Past Draft Class analysis, Present Draft Class previews and many other stellar contributions. We are always looking for talent and if writing as a passion of yours, feel free to explore it here.
2) GMG’s Office
In GMG’s Office you will find all updates regarding the monthly Top 100 Roto Players Exclusive – released on every 15th of the month. This section is also home to the ever expanding Market Buzz series, Trade Fever series, and upcoming Poolie’s Journals.
The Market Buzz series deals with value, perception and the market of players while Trade Fever touches base on the philosophy and psychology behind fantasy GMs, their types and their motives. Lastly, the upcoming Poolie’s Journals will focus on leadership, ownership and etiquette.
Another key part of the Office is the announcements on all things that directly relate to the Black Aces. That said, it is conveniently hosting two exciting contests, the [Black Aces] Logo Contest and the [Black Aces] Choose the DobberHockey Banner so be sure to check them out!
3) NHL Team Coverage Section
This fan favourite section now covers over fifty percent of the NHL’s franchises – but our ultimate goal is and always has been to end up covering all 30 teams. It is proudly brought to you by a group of dedicated volunteer beat writers who continually work hard at keeping us updated on all happenings of their respective NHL team.
Each writer has the liberty of covering any topic of their assigned team and that is the beauty of it – no two sections are the same. Topics include hot/cold streaks, injury updates, trade talk, player analysis, farm team reports, prospects reports, post game wrap ups and any other tid bit that may arise.
Learn more about the Team Coverage crew here and if you wish to cover a team, send an email to
or send a private message via forums in advance.
4) OHL News & Discussion
This is the OHL section in a nutshell, giving credit to where credit is due :
Are you looking to get the upper hand on the next generation of fantasy studs? The Ontario Hockey League is a prospect 'hot bed' for many of the NHL's future elite players and it has produced the past four first overall selections in the NHL Entry Draft (Taylor Hall, John Tavares, Steven Stamkos and Patrick Kane). The OHL featured section in the DobberHockey Forums is your one-stop source for all the latest OHL player and team news and analysis. Join DobberHockey veteran Brendan Ross (writing under the alias "Dean Youngblood") as he provides the community with on-going information featuring OHL Weekly Ramblings, player profiles, prospect rankings, mock drafts and all things relevant to junior hockey in Canada. Dean Youngblood encourages forum members to share their junior hockey experiences and opinions in an effort to promote junior hockey across the continent.
Follow 'Dean Youngblood' on Twitter via @rossyyoungblood as the hockey enthusiast attempts to keep fans informed on all the latest news and happenings from around the OHL. "
In closing, it is hard to believe how much progress the PG Advised Section, voted by you, has seen in just a little over six months. Rest assured, there is a lot to look forward to in coming months. We hope that through this article, you have not only seen, but learned something new about the DobberHockey Forums and what the Black Aces bring to the table. We will lay all of our chips down, and gladly show our cards, if it means that you gain the insight needed to succeed.
So go participate in the contests and share a couple of conversations in the forums, after all, we are waiting for you!