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About Daniel E. Dobish - Rotoballer

I have worked in the Fantasy Sports industry since 2000 with CBS Sports, stopping at KFFL/USA Today, OPEN Sports, The Sports Forecaster, VegasInsider.com, RotoExperts.com/FNTSY Sports Network/DailyRoto.com, RotoWire.com, Rotoworld.com, etc. My work has appeared on the official website of the Minnesota Vikings, as well as NFL.com, Yahoo! Sports and FOX Sports. I can't imagine doing anything else. I am also a four-time FSWA Writer of the Year Award winner, and I have been nominated nine times. Thanks for being a reader!

Daniel E. Dobish - Rotoballer has written 1276 articles so far, you can find them below.


Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid (illness) is still a question mark for Thursday's game against the New York Islanders. Head coach Ken Hitchcock said on Wednesday that he is "hopeful" that the captain will be an option for Thursday's game. With or without McDavid, the Oilers have struggled mightily. Center Leon Draisaitl picked up the... Read More

Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mikko Koskinen is listed as the starting netminder for Thursday's home game against the New York Islanders. Koskinen has tailed off a bit after a hot start, going 14-14-3 with a 2.87 goals-against average and .906 save percentage overall. However, he is 0-3-2 with a 3.22 GAA and .889 save percentage in... Read More

Dallas Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin is scheduled to make the start in Thursday's game against St. Louis Blues. Goaltender Ben Bishop (upper body) is listed as probable, and if he indeed if healthy he'll serve as the backup to Khudobin. With Bishop sidelined since Feb. 4, Khudobin has done a pretty decent job holding down... Read More

Ottawa Senators center Matt Duchene expects to play in Thursday's game against the New Jersey Devils, although there were reports out of Canada earlier in the week that the Sens plan to sit him to avoid risky injury leading up to the NHL's trade deadline on Monday at 3:00 p.m. ET. He is set to... Read More

Ottawa Senators goaltender Anders Nilsson is the confirmed starter for Thursday's road game against the New Jersey Devils. Nilsson got off to a hot start as a member of the Senators, but he is slipping lately. He is just 3-3-0 with a 3.37 goals-against average and .911 save percentage in seven starts since the All-Star... Read More

The Boston Bruins acquired center Charlie Coyle from the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday in exchange for center Ryan Donato and a fifth-round pick. Coyle, who hails from nearby East Weymouth, Mass., posted 10 goals with 28 points with a plus-1 rating in 60 games with the Wild. Donato, who was also a Boston native, gets... Read More

Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury allowed two goals on 27 shots in Wednesday's 3-2 shootout loss at home against the Boston Bruins. It has been a rare tough go for the Golden Knights and Fleury, although not as rare as the falling snow in Vegas on Wednesday. Fleury is still an impressive 29-18-5 with... Read More

Boston Bruins left wing Jake DeBrusk registered a goal for the fifth consecutive game in Wednesday's 3-2 shootout victory against the Vegas Golden Knights. He also netted a goal in the first round of the shootout to help push Jaroslav Halak to victory. DeBrusk has been ridiculous lately, posting five goals with 10 points and... Read More

Boston Bruins goaltender Jaroslav Halak allowed two goals on 33 shots in Wednesday's 3-2 shootout victory against the Vegas Golden Knights. And, yes, like the headline says, it was snowing in Vegas on Wednesday night, with up to three inches expected in the surrounding area. Halak improved to 16-9-4 with a 2.33 goals-against average and... Read More

Calgary Flames center Mikael Backlund posted a goal with an assist and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 4-2 win against the New York Islanders. It was his second straight game with those numbers, and he has managed two goals and five points with a plus-5 rating during his current three-game point streak. The three-game run... Read More

Calgary Flames goaltender Mike Smith allowed two goals on just 19 shots in Wednesday's 4-2 victory against the New York Islanders. The Flames defense was strong, and they gummed up the neutral zone all evening which didn't allow the Islanders to find much free ice to operate. This game was still 2-2 until 6:10 of... Read More

New York Islanders goaltender Thomas Greiss allowed four goals on 32 shots in Wednesday's 4-2 loss against the Calgary Flames in a battle of division leaders. Despite the loss, Greiss is still a very impressive 17-9-2 with a 2.26 goals-against average and a .928 save percentage. The 33-year-old German backstop has combined with Robin Lehner... Read More

Colorado Avalanche center Carl Soderberg opened the game's scoring in the second period with his 19th goal and he added two assists with a plus-4 rating in 19:52 of ice time across 23 shifts in Wednesday's 7-1 rout of the Winnipeg Jets. Center Tyson Jost also had a goal and two assists, while right wing... Read More

Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov allowed one goal on 27 shots in Wednesday's 7-1 victory against the Winnipeg Jets. He inched over the .500 mark, pushing his record to 16-15-8 with a 2.79 goals-against average and .911 save percentage. He has managed a 3-3-3 record, 2.67 GAA and .919 save percentage since the All-Star break,... Read More

Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen allowed three goals on 41 shots in Tuesday's overtime road loss against the St. Louis Blues. Despite the loss he is still a very impressive 27-12-3 with a 2.57 goals-against average and .923 save percentage. The Blues had Andersen's number this season, as he is just 0-1-1 with a... Read More

St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko went scoreless in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs, snapping a career-high 12-game point streak. Tarasenko still has 11 goals, 11 assists and a plus-15 rating over the past 13 outings. With Tarasenko blanked, All-Star center Ryan O'Reilly saved the day with an overtime game-winning... Read More

St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington allowed two goals on 33 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs. He saw his shutout streak of 173:50 come to an end, but he was still able to improve to 13-1-1 with a 1.67 goals-against average and .937 save percentage. Binnington has been a... Read More

Montreal Canadiens center Max Domi notched his 20th goal of the season while posted a hit and a five-minute major penalty in Tuesday's 3-2 victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Domi reached 20 goals for the first time in his career, and he tied his best mark for points in a season with 52 through... Read More

Montreal Canadiens goaltender allowed two goals on 33 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 home victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets. He was able to snap a personal 0-3-1 drought. The offense picked up the pace somewhat against Sergei Bobrovsky of the Jackets, as rookie center Jesperi Kotkaniemi came alive with two assists and a plus-2 rating... Read More

Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Josh Anderson registered his 21st goal with an assist, a blocked shot, two penalty minutes and four hits in Tuesday's 3-2 road loss against the Montreal Canadiens. He has managed five goals and three assists over the past eight games to emerge as a pretty decent option in deeper fantasy... Read More

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky allowed three goals on 32 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 road loss against the Montreal Canadiens. Bobrovsky gave his team a chance to win all even, making some terrific saves, but Tomas Tatar notched the game-winning tally with just 6:52 to play in regulation and the Columbus offense was unable... Read More

Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Curtis McElhinney allowed two goals on 26 shots in Tuesday's 2-1 home loss against the New York Rangers. The offense couldn't break through against Hurricanes killer Henrik Lundqvist, as the Rangers goaltender stopped all but one of the 44 shots he faced. Only left wing Jordan Martinook was able to post a... Read More

New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist allowed just one goal while making 43 saves in Tuesday's 2-1 victory against the Carolina Hurricanes. He has won 21 of his past 25 starts against the Hurricanes. "We survived and he was a big piece of it," Rangers coach David Quinn said. "Boy, he had a real good... Read More

Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mikko Koskinen is the likely starter for Tuesday's game against the Arizona Coyotes. He is 14-14-2 with a 2.90 goals-against average and .905 save percentage overall this season, but he is 0-3-1 with a 3.56 GAA and .873 save percentage in four outings since the All-Star break. That's the bad news. The... Read More

Arizona Coyotes goaltender Darcy Kuemper is scheduled to face the Edmonton Oilers for Tuesday's road game. Forward Richard Panik (illness) did not travel with the team, but he is expected to join the team in Edmonton. Kuemper is coming off a shutout last time out against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night. He is... Read More

Florida Panthers goaltender James Reimer is confirmed to face the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night. Roberto Luongo is back after being away from the team due to a death in the family, so the team loaned goaltender Sam Montembeault to Springfield of the AHL in the corresponding move. Optimus Reim is 12-10-5 with a 3.05... Read More

New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist is confirmed to start Tuesday's road game against the red-hot Carolina Hurricanes. King Henrik has been shaky since the All-Star break, going 0-3-1 with a 3.04 goals-against average and .900 save percentage in four starts. Facing the Hurricanes might be the elixir to cure his ills, as Lundqvist is... Read More

Los Angeles Kings left wing Ilya Kovalchuk registered his 13th goal of the season with 28 seconds remaining in regulation with an extra attacker, slicing the lead of the Washington Capitals to 3-2. Unfortunately for the home fans that's how the score would end up. After a slow start by his standards, Kovie has racked... Read More

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin posted two goals on three shots with a minor penalty in Monday's 3-2 road victory against the Los Angeles Kings. It was his 10th multi-goal performance of the season, and he leads the National Hockey League with 42 goals. He also has a goal in three straight outings, and... Read More

San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton posted three goals with a plus-2 rating across 14:48 of ice time over 21 shifts in Monday's 6-5 overtime loss against the Boston Bruins. It was his first hat trick since Oct. 27, 2010. He netted the three goals on just three shots, becoming just the ninth player in... Read More

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