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How To: Deal with Fantasy Hockey Sentimental Value

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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How To: Deal with Fantasy Hockey Sentimental Value

The hardest part is saying goodbye to a fantasy hockey legend.  Sometimes there are just certain players that will leave you wanting to hold on to them for far longer than they’re worth.  Martin Brodeur is one of those players now, or at least it is apparent that he has become one. The prognosis is…

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How to: Break the Hockey Injury Code

Friday, October 14, 2011

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How to: Break the Hockey Injury Code

We apologize in advance for the controversial nature of this article.  However, there comes a point in time where the lid has to be blown off a bit.  There are times when you look at injuries and go ‘oh my god that guy is going to be out a long time’ then he comes back. …

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It’s in the Air, Fantasy Hockey Fans…

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

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It’s in the Air, Fantasy Hockey Fans…

By Chris Wassel Associate Editor Wow so we are indeed back for another season of excitement here on DailyFaceoff.com. Like Teemu Selanne, this really was not a tough decision.  It is a great resource for fantasy fans and frankly I am just humble to be a part of the family. Simply we are back here…

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Ten Players on my Fantasy Hockey HATE List

Monday, September 5, 2011

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Ten Players on my Fantasy Hockey HATE List

By Chris Wassel Associate Editor Bring on the Hate: Monaghan Showin’ some love: Monaghan This article will not be  a ‘What Did I Do On My Summer Vacation’ post but if it is September then we are back.  The toughest part of choosing a top 10 list like this is the simple fact that there…

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Roberto Luongo Meet Keith Primeau; Sort Of

Saturday, June 18, 2011

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Roberto Luongo Meet Keith Primeau; Sort Of

    Hey that is Keith Primeau.  Remember how people thought he would be the next elite player?  Well despite some of his best efforts, Primeau sadly never did quite achieve the promise though he showed many flashes of what he may have been.  The scary thing is Primeau never even led a team to…

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How To Prime Cut Your Playoff Goalies

Saturday, April 16, 2011

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How To Prime Cut Your Playoff Goalies

  Every “expert” has a different way of creating rankings and goalie ladders and the such.  Thanks to Alexander Monaghan who tirelessly works on position primers even in the playoffs.  Here is his goalies primer ladies and gentlemen. The first thing we want to note is everything I do is different.  Yes it may be…

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How To Conclude The Fantasy Hockey Season

Friday, April 8, 2011

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How To Conclude The Fantasy Hockey Season

  Ladies and gentlemen, we are just about at the end of the 2010-11 fantasy hockey season.  This will be a very brief edition as we simply preview our potential award winners.  It is our way of concluding the season and tying in how fantasy could mirror reality here. Today we will do this in…

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How To Negotiate THE END (Part One)

Friday, April 1, 2011

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How To Negotiate THE END (Part One)

  There is only about a week and a half to go in the fantasy hockey season.  Yes, some leagues do have an off-season but a majority do not.  This will be a two part series as next week we will conclude all of this but not quite in one neatly wrapped bow.  The fun…

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How To Deal With Zach Parise?

Friday, March 25, 2011

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How To Deal With Zach Parise?

  There are times that one does not expect it to ever happen.  However, a player that was originally out for a few months then potentially out for the season is now very close to a return. Zach Parise did practice with the New Jersey Devils today and looked a bit winded at times.  It…

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How to Interpret the GM Meetings for Fantasy Hockey

Friday, March 18, 2011

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How to Interpret the GM Meetings for Fantasy Hockey

  The GM Meetings came and went with a lot of fanfare and really ended with a huge whimper.  Sidney Crosby is the face of the NHL and is probably the gold standard as far as fantasy hockey players.  Yet, many feel that the meetings this week produced very tangible results especially after the outrage…

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