2022 NHL Draft Fantasy Rankings

By |2022-03-30T18:30:09-04:00March 20th, 2022|Feature Story, NHL Draft Rankings|

Welcome to my annual DobberProspects fantasy ranking for the NHL Entry Draft. This draft ranking is specifically ranked for fantasy hockey purposes. There is no shortage of sources out there these days for ranking the up coming NHL Draft. The top destinations are The Hockey News, Elite Prospects, McKeens, the Athletic and of course right [...]

Liiga Report: Brad Lambert Deep Dive

By |2021-06-28T11:06:52-04:00June 28th, 2021|Feature Story|

  Last month, some under the radar 2021 eligible players were profiled for the monthly Liiga report. In June, we have a 2022 draft eligible with a much larger profile name: Brad Lambert. The flashy forward has represented his native country of Finland at the U17, U18, and U20 levels in the last two years, [...]

World Under-18 World Championship Ramblings: Day Two with Russian Drama, Canada is Good, U.S. Gets a Scare

By |2021-04-28T09:39:49-04:00April 28th, 2021|Prospects Rambling|

Photo courtesy of the IIHF   Well, this tournament certainly hasn't disappointed! Day two was filled with action and unfortunately, it was a bit one-sided on a couple of occasions. Belarus showed that they aren't going to be pushed around and put a thumping on the Swiss. Group A's other game featured another blowout [...]

Liiga Report: February 2021

By |2021-02-26T09:39:00-05:00February 25th, 2021|Staff|

Photo courtesy of https://www.kaleva.fi/ Almost every professional hockey league has been forced to adapt this season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Liiga is no exception. In December, the league was postponed for over two weeks, and since then all players have been required to wear ‘fishbowl’ visors to lower in-game transmission [...]

Dobber’s DraftCast 20: TSN’s Craig Button on World Juniors Medal Rounds & 2021 Draft!

By |2021-01-12T10:23:50-05:00January 9th, 2021|

On this episode of the DraftCast, Tony is joined by TSN's Director of Scouting, Craig Button! They dive into the World Juniors as a whole and what the bubble was like for him and the players! Craig and Tony go into the medal rounds and what made each game exciting as well as how the [...]

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Tournament Review: U18 Five Nations (February 2020)

By |2020-02-10T13:00:27-05:00February 10th, 2020|Feature Story|

Jake Sanderson, Stanislav Svozil, Emil Andrae, Marat Khusnutdinov and Roni Hirvonen were some of the stars of the U18 Five Nations tournament in Czech Republic.   Last week, under-18 teams from Finland, Sweden, Russia, Czech Republic and USA got together in Czech Republic to play a Five Nations tournament. European teams have these kind of [...]

Season Preview: Jr. A SM-liiga

By |2019-08-26T13:02:35-04:00August 26th, 2019|Feature Story|

  We can finally begin the Finnish hockey season tomorrow with the Jr. A SM-liiga (U20 league) starting. I’ll be going over every team and mentioning relevant players from those teams. Because on many cases we don’t have the exact rosters, I’m trying my best to guess which players should play at the U20 level [...]