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Fantasy Hockey Takes A Hit

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Bosotn Globe,

The lifeblood of fantasy hockey is the data — goals, assists, points, saves, etc. — that NHL players provide. So with no NHL games being played, fantasy hockey has become irrelevant.

“It was growing at a really good clip,” said Darryl Dobbs, founder of Dobber Hockey. “The lockout stopped that completely. There’s no growth. The momentum is completely gone.”

Dobbs’s products include a fantasy guide, a midseason report, a prospects guide, and a goalie guide. These publications account for approximately 90 percent of Dobbs’s income. Advertising on his website, which hosts a pool manager, accounts for the other 10 percent.

If the 2012-13 season is scrubbed, Dobbs estimates business will be down 50 percent. If a prompt resolution takes place, Dobbs pegs a 20 percent loss as a best-case scenario.

“With the keeper leaguers, most of them will be back if the season is saved,” Dobbs said. “If it’s gone, we’re going to be losing 30 percent of them. What we are losing, even with a late start, is the casual fan, the casual poolie. I would hope they’d come back next season.

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Team Effort Concerns Therrien

from Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette,

There was an "old" Michel Therrien sighting after the Canadiens dropped a 4-2 decision to the Winnipeg Jets Thursday night at the Bell Centre.

There has been a kinder, gentler Therrien on display this season, but he made it known he wasn't happy with his team's slow start against the Jets. The dressing room was closed for 20 minutes after the game, and while the team described it as a players' meeting, one player said that it followed a tirade from the coach.

"I'm not happy because I didn't see the effort out there tonight," Therrien said. "Someone asked me if there was a positive because we came back from 3-0 to make a game, but we shouldn't have been down 3-0. When they scored their third goal, we only had seven shots and they had 16. There's nothing to be positive about."

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The Top 175 Fantasy Hockey Players

from the NHL.com Fantasy Hockey Staff, 

Past statistics, potential linemates, injuries and much more are taken into account in producing these selections, but these rankings should be viewed as our experts' opinionated projections of the most valuable players in the League from a fantasy standpoint. Some of our experts value a workhorse goalie over one who will split time with his backup; others prefer an skater who is elite in a few categories to one who is solid in all six.

When it's all said and done, though, these rankings take each expert's stance into account, providing you with a big-picture view of each player's impending fantasy value.

These rankings project value in standard fantasy hockey leagues, which include a 6x4 category scoring system: goals, assists, plus-minus, power-play points, shots on goal, penalty minutes, goalie wins, goals-against-average, save percentage and shutouts.

So, whether you're searching for a goal-scorer, distributor, power-play anchor, PIM producer or a top-tier netminder, our top-175 rankings will give you an edge in your fantasy hockey draft. Stay tuned for Cubeta's in-depth assessment of NHL.com's top-50 overall rankings to be released Friday, September 7.

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The All-Time Post Expansion Fantasy Team

from Pete Jensen of NHL.com,

NHL.com now turns back the clock to create a roster strategically stacked with the best statistical seasons—by each position—since the expansion era began in 1967.

GOALTENDERS

1. Martin Brodeur (2006-07 season, New Jersey Devils) 78 appearances, 48 wins, 2.18 GAA, .922 SV%, 12 SO

Brodeur set a record for the highest single-season wins total of all-time, and his compilation of only 23 regulation losses in 78 games is simply incredible. Fantasy owners savored each of his 12 shutouts, while his goals-against-average frustrated opponents on a nightly basis. Brodeur played in all but four games that season—a campaign that will live on for many years to come.

2. Bernie Parent (1973-74 season, Philadelphia Flyers) 73 appearances, 47 wins, 1.89 GAA, N/A SV%, 12 SO

Captured a then-record 47 wins, dropping only 13 contests in that span en route to winning the Vezina Trophy. Save percentage was not a statistic during his days, but his stingy GAA provides more than enough evidence of his sheer dominance. Parent’s wins mark has since been passed by Brodeur, but his earth-shattering numbers that season were unprecedented at that stage of the expansion era.

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Sounds Matter With Hockey Video Games

from Cycloniac’s Arena,

When you have a hockey video game with superb gameplay and add custom sounds, you turn a good experience into something special. This is probably what drives me when I make my sound packs. The process of attempting to mirror the atmosphere of a real NHL arena is a tedious one. Compiling the music is one thing, but the trial and error process is another. Sometimes, music can sound great on your computer, but sound horrible on your console. Sometimes, problems such as clipping or the volume of tracks being too low can also occur. These are the things that music pack makers must handle.

About 2 years ago, adding reverb to your tracks worked great, since NHL 10 barely added any of its own reverb. But now, NHL 12 fixed that, causing all of the reverbed files on my computer to sound off in game. What to do? This means that I will have to run a complete overhaul of my music pack, re-doing the tracks without reverb. While this may be time consuming, I can ensure that all of my music files are HQ or HD. Additionally, I can update any outstanding team introductions, so they are current.

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Daily Joust Freeroll Today

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If you haven’t tried out DailyJoust, here is a great time to do so.  They are offering an NHL Freeroll today.

FREE $250 NHL Fantasy Contest SATURDAY November 19th: PICK YOUR TEAM NOW

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Try Out Daily Joust

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If you haven’t tried out DailyJoust, here is a great time to do so.

They are offering an NHL Freeroll this Saturday.

FREE $250 NHL Fantasy Contest SATURDAY November 19th: PICK YOUR TEAM NOW

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An Exclusive DailyJoust Tonight

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FREE $250 NHL Fantasy Contest FRIDAY November 11th: PICK YOUR TEAM NOW

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Daily Joust:  You Know The Game Now Pick Your Team And Win

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Tonight’s DailyJoust.com: Pick your team to enter the contest for $250. It’s a single-day fantasy hockey team—and you can draft a new team each day and play for cash prizes!

Build Your Team of 9 Positions Within The Maximum Salary Cap of $1 Million:  C, C, LW, LW, RW, RW, D, D, G

Daily Joust Fantasy Hockey Scoring Breakdown:

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Daily Joust: Pick A Winner

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Thursday’s DailyJoust.com: Pick your team to enter the contest for $250. It’s a single-day fantasy hockey team—and you can draft a new team each day and play for cash prizes!

Build Your Team of 9 Positions Within The Maximum Salary Cap of $1 Million:  C, C, LW, LW, RW, RW, D, D, G

Daily Joust Fantasy Hockey Scoring Breakdown:

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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