About Mark Allan

A semi-retired freelance writer, editor and recipient of the Eric Dunning Integrity Award, Mark Allan draws on more than three decades of journalism experience as a newspaper reporter, editor and publisher. He’s also worked in radio sports departments, watching WHL and Junior B games. As a sports editor, he’s watched NHL games from press boxes in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto. Mark has loved hockey since he was a lad, and in the 1990s wrote for and edited nationally distributed hockey pool mags Sharks and Prey and Hockey Pool Prophet. He’s also written for the Sports Forecaster, Ultimate Pool Preview and, of course, Dobber Sports. As a Dobber correspondent, he currently covers the prospect pool of the New York Islanders. Mark lives on gorgeous Vancouver Island off Canada’s west coast. @Islander2023

September 32-In-32: New York Islanders

By |2021-09-18T13:23:56-04:00September 18th, 2021|32-in-32 Series|

    Welcome to the September 2021 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.      * * *   By adding or retaining several veterans with free-agent signings, Lou Lamoriello made it clear he [...]

August 32-in-32: New York Islanders

By |2021-08-17T00:12:55-04:00August 17th, 2021|32-in-32 Series|

The 32-in-32 Off-season Series is an annual event here at DobberProspects! Every day in August we are bringing you a complete breakdown of each team’s draft and insights into their off-season movements thus far. Following this, the September 32-in-32 series will dive into every team’s prospect depth charts with fantasy insights and implications for the [...]

December 31-in-31: New York Islanders

By |2020-12-18T00:05:13-05:00December 19th, 2020|31-in-31 Series|

    Welcome to the December 2020 edition of the DobberProspects 31-in-31 Series. This month, we are diving into the depth of each organization, looking at their recent graduates, risers, fallers and top-20 prospects.  Following years of accustoming fans to mediocrity, the Islanders face an unfamiliar challenge. After the new braintrust of GM Lou Lamoriello [...]

November 31-in-31: New York Islanders

By |2020-11-17T15:36:13-05:00November 19th, 2020|31-in-31 Series|

  The 31-in-31 series is an annual event here at DobberProspects. Every day in November, we are bringing you a complete breakdown of each team’s draft and insights into off-season movements so far. Following this, the December 31-in-31 series will dive into every team’s prospect depth charts with fantasy insights and implications for the coming [...]

August 31-in-31: Pittsburgh Penguins

By |2019-08-23T00:56:13-04:00August 23rd, 2019|31-in-31 Series|

    Pittsburgh GM Jim Rutherford and head coach Mike Sullivan are both warbling from the same younger, faster, harder-to-play-against songbook. As they try to return the Pens to the status of true Cup contenders and forget their past two early playoff eliminations, we investigate their prospect pool and what role it might play in [...]

July 31-in-31: Pittsburgh Penguins

By |2019-07-22T22:35:05-04:00July 23rd, 2019|31-in-31 Series|

  *** Welcome to our annual 31-in-31 Summer Series here at DobberProspects! Every day in July we will be bringing you a complete breakdown of a team’s draft, notes from their development camp, and insights into their off-season moves so far. Following this up, the August 31-in-31 Series will dive into every team’s prospect depth [...]

Minnesota Wild – Offseason Prospect System Review

By |2018-08-13T23:09:04-04:00August 14th, 2018|31-in-31 Series, Feature Story|

  ***Thanks for joining us for our August 31-in-31 series! Every day this month we are looking at each team and diving into their prospect depth charts, risers and fallers, graduating prospects, and top-10 prospects in the system.   *** Offseason Moves You would think that ownership, management and fans would be happy with a 45-26-11 [...]