An Interview with Fantasy Hockey Specialist Dobber, from DobberHockey

July 28th, 2010 by Todd Cordell Leave a reply »
First off I'd like to thank Dobber from   for taking the time to do this.

Q: Which rookie should we watch out for this year? A: My Calder pick is Jordan Eberle, followed by Taylor Hall, and P.K. Subban. Also, watch for Tyler Ennis, Jamie McBain, and John Carlson

  Q: Which sophomore should we watch out for this year?

A: I did this year's THN column for their Ultimate Fantasy Guide on the sophomore slump. I found that since the lockout, rookies 21 and older were three times as likely to suffer from the slump as 18 to 20-year-olds. I don't have the exact numbers in front of me, but it was something like 30 percent vs. 10 percent. That puts the likes of Niklas Bergfors, Brandon Yip, etc. as a little riskier. In the safe group—Matt Duchene. And that's who you should watch.

  Q: In your opinion, who is a player who you think will under-achieve based on people's general fantasy expectations?

A: Kovalchuk in New Jersey—80 to 85 points. People expect miracles.

  Q: Who is this years diamond in the rough?

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