Dobber checks in every week to force-feed you the latest fantasy hockey trends. The founder of DobberHockey.com and a columnist for The Hockey News website, he long ago immersed himself into this roller-coaster world and is unable to escape.
Moving a guy up or down your draft list by two or three spots may seem trivial, but it changes the entire face of your team. If you chose ninth overall last summer and you bumped Corey Perry from 18 to 15 on your list, you get him in the second round (12-team draft) — and how much would that have helped?
Give these guys a nudge upward
Dany Heatley, Minnesota Wild — It was hoped that he would click with Mikko Koivu. Well, he's done that and more so far in the preseason. Stat-heads will look at the career-low of last season and the fact that he hasn't beat a point-per-game in three years and draft him as a 65- to 70-point player and 30 to 35 goals. He's still only 30 years old — lots of hockey left.
Mikhail Grabovski, Toronto Maple Leafs — GraboRead More »from Fantasy Hockey: Movers, decliners and poisonous players in your draft