Buy the hockey guide!
This is Christmas Eve for fantasy hockey junkies.
If anyone has any doubt as to whether or not to pick up the guide, here are some reasons why I do:
1. It is the best fantasy hockey guide out there. Period.
I challenge you to name one that is better. If you are serious about winning your pool, buy it. Simple as that.
2. It's updated frequently (and lockout-proof!).
Going into your draft, you are prepared with all the up-to-the-minute roster moves and insight as to which prospects have the inside track on cracking the opening night rosters. This is a great help for me because my leagues usually draft 2-3 days prior to the start of the regular season. Sure, you could go through the trouble of gathering all of this information yourself, but the time it would require is much more valuable than the cost to pick up Dobber's guide. The "mainstream" guides are pretty much done and gone to press by mid-August, if not sooner, so some of the information is outdated by the time it hits newsstands. This is even more important this season, in the event that there is a lockout, Dobber has committed to updating it until the regular season begins (hopefully this is moot though!).
3. The projections are gutsy.
Projecting point totals isn't easy, but Dobber really sticks his neck out on a few of them each season. This takes guts. There is generally very little variation when you compare the "mainstream" guides and look at what their projections are for a certain player.
4. It gets better every year.
This part is very true. You can tell that feedback received from the community is taken into account when you see the improvements that are made each year. There is always something fresh, and some very insightful pieces from Dobberhockey columnists/contributors. A lot of fresh and unique content that you won't find in other guides. Sleeper picks, prospective line combos, and some good insight on each of the team pages is just the tip of the iceberg.
5. Digital format is portable
You download the PDF, so you have it on your computer, smartphone/mobile device as well as printing it if you wish.
6. The price is right!
Ten bucks. Ten measly bucks. You can barely get a decent lunch for that these days. But if everyone kicks in their ten measly bucks, you contribute to the sustainability of an amazing Web site and community in general.
So there you have it. I am not affiliated with the site at all, other than the fact that I am a user who reads the ramblings every day. If you use this site, I really think you should should purchase the guide if your budget allows for it.
One more sleep!
12-team keeper,15th year. Pts only protect 20+2 rooks. Top 12F/6D/2G count. 6 round draft.
F: Crosby, Malkin, Eberle, Hall, Ryan, Purcell, Hemsky, Gagner, Little, Tarasenko, McGinn, Berglund, Sgarbossa
D: Green, Schultz, Faulk, Fowler, Gardiner, Rielly, Orlov
G: Lindback, Holtby, Bernier, Markstrom