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About Chase Davis - RotoBaller

Former NCAA DIII hockey player turned professional hockey watcher. Passionate for the NHL and all things fantasy hockey, I aim to provide you with analysis that can turn your league buy-in into a championship pay out.

Chase Davis - RotoBaller has written 740 articles so far, you can find them below.


Corey Perry To Make Stars Debut On Wednesday

Dallas Stars right-winger Corey Perry (foot) will be in the lineup for the first time this season as his team takes on the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday. After suffering a small fracture in his foot just two days prior to training camp, the 34-year-old missed all of the preseason as well as the Stars'... Read More

39 mins ago

Mark Scheifele Collects Two Points In Loss

Winnipeg Jets center Mark Scheifele deposited his fourth goal of the season and added an assist as his team came up short by the score of 4-2 to the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday. The 26-year-old skated 22:51 (including 7:17 on the man advantage) and also recorded two penalty minutes, five shots and one takeaway in... Read More

4 hours ago

Darcy Kuemper Stays Hot In Tuesday's Win

Arizona Coyotes goaltender Darcy Kuemper continued his excellent start to the 2019-2020 campaign on Tuesday, registering his second victory in a 4-2 defeat of the Winnipeg Jets. The 29-year-old turned aside 38 of 40 shots faced in the contest, including all but one of 16 opposing shots in the final frame to secure the win.... Read More

5 hours ago

Nick Schmaltz Registers Three Points In Win

Arizona Coyotes forward Nick Schmaltz posted a goal and added a pair of assists as his team picked up a 4-2 road win against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday. The 23-year-old filled up the scoresheet in this one, also contributing a plus-two rating, two penalty minutes and a shot on goal in just 12:13 of... Read More

5 hours ago

Top 200 Overall - Week 2 Fantasy Hockey Rankings for 2019-2020

We're back with fantasy hockey coverage at RotoBaller. Just like last year, over the course of the 2019-2020 NHL season, we'll be providing weekly updates to our fantasy hockey rankings - listing each player in terms of his rest-of-season value. Below you can find our top 200 player rankings from Week 2 going forward. This... Read More

8 hours ago


Brock Nelson Posts Two Points In Monday's Victory

New York Islanders forward Brock Nelson potted a goal and added a helper as his team defeated the St. Louis Blues by a 3-2 score on Monday. Aside from recording his second multi-point performance of the young season, Nelson also contributed two shots and two hits in 19:20 of ice time in the contest. After... Read More

1 day ago

Mathew Barzal Leads Isles Past Blues On Monday

New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal registered a goal and a primary assist in his team's 3-2 overtime defeat of the visiting St. Louis Blues on Monday afternoon. The 22-year-old saved his production for late in the contest in this one - burying the game-tying goal with just 27 seconds remaining and then setting up... Read More

1 day ago

Alex Stalock Records Shutout In First Start

Minnesota Wild goaltender Alex Stalock picked up his first victory of the season in Monday's 2-0 win over the Ottawa Senators. The 32-year-old stopped all 26 shots he faced in the contest, earning his sixth career NHL shutout. Stalock's sturdy performance comes at an opportune time, as his team had failed to post a win... Read More

1 day ago

Marc-Andre Fleury Keeps Rolling On Sunday

Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury posted his fifth win of the season on Sunday, leading his team to a 5-2 win against the Los Angeles Kings. The 34-year-old faced a constant barrage of pucks throughout the full 60 minutes in this one, stopping 36 of the 38 shots sent his way. It's been yet... Read More

2 days ago

Max Pacioretty Racks Up Three Points In Win

Vegas Golden Knights left-winger Max Pacioretty picked up a goal and added two assists in his team's 5-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday. Skating 17:12 in the contest, the 30-year-old also registered two power-play points, three shots on goal and a block to his ledger. Pacioretty is off to a terrific start... Read More

2 days ago


Paul Stastny Leads Vegas To Victory

Vegas Golden Knights center Paul Stastny propelled his team to a 5-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings with a four-point performance on Sunday. The 33-year-old recorded three of his points on the man advantage (two goals, one assists), added an assist at even-strength and also registered three shots and three hits while leading all... Read More

2 days ago

Ryan Miller Wins First Start Of Season

Anaheim Ducks goaltender Ryan Miller secured a victory in his first start of the season on Friday, a 2-1 road win against the Columbus Blue Jackets. The 39-year-old stopped 26 of 27 shots faced and looked in control in the crease throughout the contest. In the midst of his third season in Anaheim as the... Read More

4 days ago

Evgenii Dadonov Tallies Two Points In Shootout Loss

Florida Panthers forward Evgenii Dadonov registered his second goal of the season and added an assist as his team came up short in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Friday. The Russian native not only figured into Florida's only two goals on the evening, but also posted a plus-two rating and two... Read More

4 days ago

Linus Ullmark Shines In Friday's Victory

Buffalo Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark picked up his first victory of the season on Friday, leading his team to a 3-2 shootout win over the Florida Panthers. The 26-year-old was busy throughout the contest - turning aside 41 of 43 shots against while also thwarting both Florida's attempts in the shootout. Ullmark is off to... Read More

4 days ago

Troy Terry Held Off The Score Sheet Again On Thursday

Anaheim Ducks forward Troy Terry failed to record a point for the fourth consecutive game on Thursday. In his team's 2-1 loss to the Penguins, Terry skated just 13:47 and was held to zeroes across the board - no shots, hits or blocks. Pegged as a potential breakout candidate over the summer, the former Denver... Read More

5 days ago


Matt Murray Stands Tall In Victory

Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray recorded his second win of the season on Thursday, defeating the visiting Anaheim Ducks 2-1. The two-time Stanley Cup Champ was beat just once on 32 shots against in this one, including turning aside all 12 shots faced in the final frame. With a 2.52 goals-against average and a .920... Read More

5 days ago

Sidney Crosby Leads Pens To Win

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby registered a goal and added an assist as his team defeated the Anaheim Ducks by the score of 2-1 on Thursday. The 32-year-old was buzzing throughout his 24:02 of ice time in the contest, also contributing a plus-one rating, two shots on goal and two hits. Missing forwards Evgeni Malkin,... Read More

5 days ago

Alex Galchenyuk Placed On Injured Reserve

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Alex Galchenyuk was placed on injured reserve on Thursday. The 25-year-old is currently dealing with a lingering lower-body injury that had previously sidelined him for a week during the preseason before flailing up again following Tuesday's loss to the Jets. Acquired from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for winger Phil Kessel over... Read More

6 days ago

Jacob Markstrom Picks Up First Win On Wednesday

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom recorded his first victory of the season in an 8-2 thrashing of the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday. With the home team jumping out to a sizable lead early on, Markstrom faced a lot of rubber throughout the contest - ultimately turning aside 37 of 39 shots against. Overall, it's... Read More

6 days ago

J.T. Miller Records Four Points in Wednesday's Win

Vancouver Canucks forward J.T. Miller picked up a goal and three assists as his team defeated the visiting Los Angeles Kings 8-2 on Wednesday. While skating just 14:57 in the lopsided victory, the 26-year-old also registered a plus-three rating, two shots, two hits and a block. Acquired from the Tampa Bay Lightning via trade in... Read More

6 days ago


Quinn Hughes Scores First Career Goal

Vancouver Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes registered his first career NHL goal in Wednesday's blowout 8-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings. The rookie blue-liner also added an assist, a plus-three rating and two shots on goal in 16:25 of ice time in the memorable contest. After jumping right into the NHL from the University of... Read More

6 days ago

Corey Perry Resumes Skating

Dallas Stars right-winger Corey Perry has begun skating on his own as he gears up to make his debut with his new team sometime this month. Having suffered a small fracture in his foot shortly before the start of training camp, Perry's skating session on Tuesday marked his second time on the ice (his first... Read More

1 week ago

Patrick Marleau Returns To San Jose

San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau agreed to an undisclosed contract to return for a second stint with the organization on Tuesday. The 40-year-old, now set to lace up his skates for his 22nd NHL season, is coming off a tumultuous summer in which he was traded from Toronto to Carolina and subsequently bought out... Read More

1 week ago

Patric Hornqvist Suffers Injury In Tuesday's Loss

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Patric Hornqvist suffered a lower-body-injury in his team's eventual 4-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday. The 32-year-old skated just 2:50 of ice time in the contest, departing early after getting struck by a slap shot from Penguins defenseman Kris Letang. The blast resulted in Hornqvist immediately falling to the ice... Read More

1 week ago

Brent Burns Tallies Two Points In Losing Affair

San Jose Sharks defenseman posted his first goal of the season and picked up an assist but it wasn't enough for his team to escape a 5-2 loss to the Nashville Predators on Tuesday. Putting aside his team's winless start to the season, Burns' production was a welcome sight for fantasy owners as he made... Read More

1 week ago


Roman Josi Scores Two Goals In Tuesday's Victory

Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi buried his first two goals of the season as his team defeated the visiting San Jose Sharks 5-2. Coming into the contest with one assist in his first two games, Josi opened the scoring just 6:16 into the opening frame and then added a power-play marker in the second period.... Read More

1 week ago

Mike Hoffman Posts Two Helpers In Loss

Florida Panthers forward Mike Hoffman picked up a pair of assists in his team's 6-3 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday evening. Despite his team's rough performance on the night, Hoffman was noticeable throughout the contest - also producing a power-play point, an even-rating, six shots on goal and a hit while leading all... Read More

1 week ago

Teuvo Teravainen Records Two Points In Win

Carolina Hurricanes forward Teuvo Teravainen notched a goal and added an assist as his team took down the Florida Panthers by the score of 6-3 on Tuesday night. The 25-year-old, who has now registered a point in each of his first four games, also contributed a plus-one rating, four shots on goal and a block... Read More

1 week ago

Vladislav Namestnikov Traded To Senators

Ottawa Senators forward Vladislav Namestnikov was acquired from the New York Rangers in exchange for defenseman Nick Ebert and a 2021 fourth-round draft pick on Monday. The 26-year-old had been relegated to a bottom-six role in New York to start the season and had registered no points, a minus-two rating, two penalty minutes and three... Read More

1 week ago

Top 200 Overall - Week 1 Fantasy Hockey Rankings for 2019-2020

We're back with fantasy hockey coverage at RotoBaller. Just like last year, over the course of the 2019-2020 NHL season, we'll be providing weekly updates to our fantasy hockey rankings - listing each player in terms of his rest-of-season value. Below you can find our top 200 player rankings from Week 1 going forward. This... Read More

1 week ago


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