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Fantasy Hockey 2015: Keith Yandle and Other Trade Deadline Winners

March 7th, 2015
A trade normally changes a hockey player’s fantasy value, and it usually changes it for the better. A player’s fantasy value goes up or stays the same the majority of the time when he is traded. This is because the team that acquires him usually has a plan in place that ...

Fantasy Hockey 2014: Trading Deadline Winners and Losers

March 25th, 2014
The NHL’s trading deadline was far more exciting than the NBA’s trading deadline, especially for fantasy hockey owners who had to keep up with their players’ new teams, new situations and new linemates. Now that the traded players have been with their new teams for a few weeks, we can gauge ...

NHL Fantasy Hockey: Projections for Ilya Bryzgalov and More Goalies, Defensemen

July 29th, 2011
The shopping spree for goalies and defensemen was fast and furious as soon as the free-agent stores were open for business. The NHL knows that during the playoffs when games get tighter that great goaltending and staunch defense wins Stanley Cups, not flashy forwards.   So which free agent defensemen and goaltenders ...

Metta World What?: Five Superstars Who Should Change Their Names Like Ron Artest

July 2nd, 2011
Many professional sports stars are game changers, but nowadays many of them also want to be name changers.  With the Los Angeles Lakers’ Ron Artest officially changing his name to Metta World Peace last week, and with all the hubbub that surrounded Cincinnati Bengals receiver/reality show star/rodeo rider Chad Johnson ...

New York Rangers: 4 Things Glen Sather Must Do to Improve the Team

April 30th, 2011
Another early playoff exit for the New York Rangers, and another time when it comes as no surprise.   At least by losing in five games to the Washington Capitals in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals the Rangers lost to a team they were expected to lose to.  The New Jersey Devils ...

NHL Fantasy Hockey Update: Injuries Drop Alex Ovechkin and Other Star Scorers

March 26th, 2011
You need to have a deep, reliable bench if you are going to win a fantasy hockey league, because star players are falling faster than Nicolas Cage’s value in Hollywood.    The secrecy of the NHL can frustrate fantasy hockey owners worse than an inaccurate stat service.  90 percent of the ...

Open Letter to LeBron James: Here is The Perfect Team To Sign With

July 2nd, 2010
Dear LeBron, King, the NBA Playoffs and NBA Draft were overshadowed by the specter of your impending free agency.  People have been speculating about where you are going to end up almost as often as they have been wondering who Bella will choose in the next Twilight installment.   ...