( 387 Articles )
Jeff Angus, who pens Angus Unleashed, currently resides in Vancouver and has a BCom Degree from the University of Victoria. He has been writing for DobberHockey since 2006. He also manages the website and contributes to the daily ramblings on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday each week. In addition to his work at DobberHockey, Jeff freelances 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).
( 95 Articles )
Born in Edmonton, AB but raised in Dryden, ON, Steve Laidlaw enjoyed one blissful hockey season in 2005-06 where his loyalties were undivided. With a Biology Degree from the University of Western Ontario, he knows about survival of the fittest. Who better then to bring you Cage Match, an article series pitting players against each other, mano a mano, winner take all. Check it out each Wednesday.
( 42 Articles )
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.
The Commissioner's Office
( 34 Articles )
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
The Dean's List
( 27 Articles )
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.
( 38 Articles )
John Gilbert hails from Steel City. No, not Pittsburgh. Hamilton, Ontario! John has an Advanced Diploma in Radio and Television Broadcasting from Niagara College. In his spare time, John plays sports before and after watching sports. He also breaths sports and occasionally will eat sports too (Must be cooked properly). John is a goalie and plays hockey throughout the year. When he isn't pulling the puck out of the back of the net, he is likely playing baseball or bowling. It just never ends. Follow John on Twitter: @jgilbertmedia or e-mail him
with show ideas or with tips on how to actually do a show. John had no hand in writing this self bio, I mean, bio.
( 401 Articles )
Darryl Dobbs has contributed to much of The Hockey News' fantasy content since 2002, including seven consecutive issues of The Ultimate Pool Guide. He has also contributed significantly to the Score Forecaster(2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 editions), and Pool Expert's draft kit, as well as several columns in Canadian newspapers, including the Vancouver Sun. He has also made several radio appearances (HF Radio, BIG105 in Red Deer, FAN 960, 640 Toronto, XM204). Dobber graduated from the University of Guelph with a Degree in Statistics and Minor in Mathematics. Currently, he resides in Pickering, Ontario with his wife Hemwanti and daughters Avery and Mackenzie. Follow him on Twitter (DobberHockey) or contact Dobber at
Frozen Pool Forensics
( 60 Articles )
Anthony Lancione checks in every Friday to dig deep on players of interest in fantasy circles. He walks you through the various statistical tools of Jay Arbuthnot's Frozen Pool at your disposal. Anthony will be taking over the Frozen Pool Forensics column and looks forward to bringing statistical analysis to the Dobber Hockey community.
( 248 Articles )
Russ Miller weighs in with his thoughts and analysis on the Eastern Conference each and every Tuesday.
( 208 Articles )
Justin Goldman has been covering goalies for DobberHockey with his weekly Goalie Post (previously known as School of Block) column since September of 2007. His insights bring a creative and interesting twist to fantasy hockey goalie analysis that you simply won't find anywhere else. He's the founder of The Goalie Guild, an independent goalie scouting service based in Colorado, and co-owner of The Goalie Post along with Dobber. You can find his daily goalie analysis on Twitter by following him @TheGoalieGuild.
Geek of the Week
( 32 Articles )
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
( 37 Articles )
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 the "Holding Court" column on DobberHockey, where he debates both sides of a fantasy hockey issue and renders a verdict for readers to debate.
( 38 Articles )
Aaron Brouwer, author of the bi-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.
Mike Schmidt is a professional writer, long-suffering Minnesota Wild fan and multi-sport fantasy enthusiast.
( 33 Articles )
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
( 117 Articles )
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).
( 39 Articles )
On the 15th of every month, Gates Imbeau releases the Top 100 Roto Players Exclusive. In addition to this, he serves as the assistant manager for all of Dobber Sports and runs the Black Aces, otherwise known as the DobberHockey farm team. Writing from Hamilton, ON, Gates was born and raised in Sudbury, ON, and holds a B.A in Communications. Gates is on twitter (@GM_Gates) and can be found on Mondays at Fantrax.com. You can reach him by email at
( 9 Articles )
Ryan Ma, formerly of the Wild West fame, checks in every second Thursday with Maaaasquito Bites. He was born and raised in Edmonton where he attended the University of Alberta and received a degree in Physical Education and a degree in Education. He has spent the last three years teaching in various locations and traveling around the world. Ryan is currently dodging kangaroos or trying to out-swim man-eating sharks in Melbourne, Australia.
( 126 Articles )
Andrew Schopp is an aspiring hockey journalist born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. Completed a BA in Political Science from Dalhousie University and interns at The Hockey News magazine. Lives and breathes hockey. Follow Andrew on Twitter @AZSchopp.
The Wild West
( 216 Articles )
Michael Amato checks in every Monday to dig deep on players of interest in fantasy circles. He takes an in depth look at the Western Conference with the Wild West column. Amato is a graduate of Durham College in the field Sport Management and currently resides in Toronto. He also writes for DobberFootball, RantSports, Chill Magazine, InsideHockey.com, and has his own sports blog TheRealOrdealPost.com. His hobbies include; public transportation, Slurpees, and NHL 94. You can follow him on Twitter at @amato_mike
Where It All Briggins
( 11 Articles )
Jonathan Briggins is a recent grad from the University of King's College journalism program and is a freelance journalist based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia. He does video work for Sportsandmoore.com covering the Halifax Mooseheads and QMJHL. A highlight this year was covering the CHL Top Prospects Game in Halifax. He has been participating in fantasy hockey 2003 when he would join leagues with people from his dad's work. Most of his writing is dedicated to covering the Canadian music scene and running the music blog thebrokenspeaker.com. He can be found on twitter @briggins.
Saturday's NHL Picks
( 128 Articles )
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. 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.
The Fantasy Take on the Latest NHL Moves
( 390 Articles )
Dobber and Angus 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...
Archives (other articles)
( 238 Articles )
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!
Called Up From the DobberHockey Minors
( 22 Articles )
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!
( 50 Articles )
L'article hebdomadaire de Dobber est traduit en français par Jérome Tétreault. Poolers francophones - obtenez les derniers scoops du meilleur gourou de l'industrie chaque dimanche! Pour obtenir des traductions de l'anglais vers le français, vous pouvez contacter Jérome au
Q&A with Nichols
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Chris Nichols has been Sportsnet.ca's fantasy hockey writer since 2007. He writes a Hockey Hearsay blog there each weekday, all 12 months of the year. Every game night during the regular season he runs down the action in his Live NHL Recaps too. He went pro in the poolie writing world back in 2002 with ESPN.com and was with Canoe.ca/ SLAM! for a number of years as well. Chris has a radio broadcasting background that began in his hometown of Edmonton, which is also where his love of hockey was born. Free time fun generally involves the Xbox 360 and his EASHL hockey team, which finished EA NHL 11 ranked all-time in the mid 200s worldwide.
( 133 Articles )
Matt Bugg, senior writer and author of Bugg Bytes, is an Alberta boy, born and raised. He began his professional writing career as a reporter for a small prairie weekly at the age of 16, and has since contributed to print, radio and electronic media services. He is hard at work on a non-fiction hockey novel that covers the rise of the Kimberly Dynamiters, the first British Columbia hockey team to win an Allan Cup and World Championship. Bugg co-penned the DobberHockey Fantasy Prospects Report (versions 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010) with Dobber. Contact Matt at
An Expert's Audit
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On the 12th of every month, Ian Fergusson from Hockey Analysis takes a look at one of the fantasy teams submitted. Here is a thorough analysis of various fantasy squads, along with suggestions, moves and results. To have your fantasy team analyzed, email Ian at
. Fergusson's work can also be found over at DobberBaseball.com, and he was also a columnist for The Talented Mr. Roto.