About Ben Gehrels

Ben Gehrels writes about emerging prospects in The Journey at Dobber Hockey and covers the Florida Panthers prospect system for Dobber Prospects. Ironically, he’s been a Colorado Avalanche fan since 1995 when they beat the Panthers for their first Cup. He fell in love with the sport as a kid growing up in Thunder Bay playing hockey on the ice, the street, and in hallways with mini sticks. At seven, he went along to his dad’s office pool draft and has been hooked on fantasy hockey ever since. Now he is a teacher in rural BC who loves picking morels, playing Mario Kart, and scheming about how to get an edge in his dynasty pools. Follow him @beegare on Twitter for prospect observations and fantasy insights.

Century Mark: Revisiting Predictions from Two Years Ago on Cozens, Smith, Brannstrom, Sandin, Drysdale, and Bean

By |2023-10-25T22:07:11-04:00October 25th, 2023|The Century Mark|

Two seasons ago, I wrote the first Century Mark column, and we are currently sharpening the blades of the third go-around. Now is the perfect time to check in and see how things went for the fellas who were covered in the initial year. But first, a quick backstory: I got back into fantasy hockey [...]

August 32-in-32: Florida Panthers

By |2023-08-14T14:13:29-04:00August 14th, 2023|32-in-32 Series|

****** Welcome to the August 2023 edition of the DobberProspects 32-in-32 Series. This month, we are diving into the depth of each organization, looking at their recent graduates, risers, fallers, and top-20 prospects. ****** There has been a bit of a sea-change in Florida’s pipeline lately. After holding and developing a core group of players [...]

July 32-in-32: Florida Panthers

By |2023-07-13T13:05:35-04:00July 13th, 2023|32-in-32 Series|

*** The 32-in-32 Series is an annual event here at DobberProspects! Every day in August we will be bringing you a complete breakdown of a team’s Draft, and insights into their off-season movements thus far. Following this up in August, we will dive into every team’s prospect depth chart with fantasy insights and implications for [...]

Prospect Ramblings: How to Detect Multi-Cat Prospects

By |2023-04-25T19:10:23-04:00April 26th, 2023|Prospects Rambling|

Welcome back to my weekly ramblings, where I provide news and updates, highlight intriguing prospects, and generally track the development of junior players across the hockey world.  This week, I will share some thoughts on finding value in multi-cat formats by exploiting category biases in your fellow managers; then we will link that discussion back [...]

Prospect Ramblings: Selling High on Levi; Clarke’s Historic Season; Hutson Snubbed

By |2023-04-20T02:12:13-04:00April 20th, 2023|Prospects Rambling|

Welcome back to my weekly ramblings, where I provide news and updates, highlight intriguing prospects, and generally track the development of junior players across the hockey world. — Congratulations to Adam Fantilli for winning the Hobey Baker Award as the NCAA’s top player in 2022-23! The other two finalists were Logan Cooley (ARI) and Mathew [...]

Prospect Ramblings: Lessons Learned From Ranking the 2022 Draft Class

By |2023-04-06T15:46:40-04:00April 6th, 2023|Prospects Rambling|

Welcome back to my weekly ramblings, where I will provide news and updates, highlight intriguing prospects, and generally track the development of junior players across the hockey world. For the last few years, I have privately assembled my own draft rankings. They are an amalgamation of a ton of footage, scouting reports, data tracking projects, [...]

Prospect Ramblings: Updates on Addison, Sandin, Evangelista, and Byfield

By |2023-03-08T13:51:31-05:00March 8th, 2023|Prospects Rambling|

Image Credit: Predlines.com Welcome back to my weekly ramblings, where I provide news and updates, highlight intriguing prospects, and track the development of junior players across the hockey world. Klingberg Acquisition Hurts Addison As Ian Gooding indicated in the Dobber Fantasy Take over at the main site, John Klingberg joining the Wild was likely to [...]

Prospect Ramblings: Thoughts on Nazar and Farrell; Buying Low on Bourque, Bourgault, and Brisson

By |2023-02-22T21:39:30-05:00February 22nd, 2023|Prospects Rambling|

Cover credit: usahockeyntdp.com Welcome back to my weekly ramblings, where I will provide news and updates, highlight intriguing prospects, and generally track the development of junior players across the hockey world. After being held out all season due to a lower-body injury, the illustrious Frank Nazar III (CHI) has finally returned for UMichigan (NCAA). He [...]

Prospect Ramblings: USDP Stars; Svozil; Top AHL Goalies by G.S.A.A.

By |2023-02-08T23:34:48-05:00February 8th, 2023|Prospects Rambling|

Cover credit: unionandblue.com Welcome back to my weekly ramblings, where I will provide news and updates, highlight intriguing prospects, and generally track the development of junior players across the hockey world. Checking in on the NHL Rank King PNHLe rankings, I notice that eight of the top 15 prospects outside the NHL right now are [...]

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