Dobber checks in every Thursday 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 rollercoaster world and is unable to escape.
The March of the Penguins - Only one team has reached the 100-goal mark.
Actually, only one team has reached the 90-goal mark. A team that can help Chris Kunitz tally 37 points in 27 games would obviously have to be the highest scoring team in the league. Otherwise, the very notion is absurd.
This week's Frozen Pool snippet gives you the Top 10 players in rotisserie categories, ranking them in each category and adding the ranks. Note the three Penguins:
So how many of you took my Jake Muzzin advice last week? Cha-ching!
Studs...(A.K.A. The Sidney Crosby Section)
These fellas are wielding a hot stick. Take that into consideration when you go after them in trade talks...
Chris Kunitz, Pittsburgh Penguins (20-17-16-33, plus-21, 10 PIM, 52 SOG) – Imagine if, on a hunch, you went to Kunitz's fantasy owner after seven games to see if they lost patience with him. Then imagine if you successfully acquired him for a low price after he had a mere four points in those seven games. Take a good look at the numbers over the 20 games since.
P.A. Parenteau, Colorado Avalanche (7-2-8-10, plus-1, 6 PIM, 19 SOG) – Doesn't become a full-time NHLer until he's 27 years old, yet he's 20th in scoring. I try not to think about how many P.A. Parenteaus have thrived in the AHL or Europe, never to get a real shot.
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