Quick thoughts, expert doings and a question and answer period. The Frog has it all for you this week as Croaks from the Fantasy Frog makes its weekly tour around the NHL.
Joffrey Lupul – I smell rebound!
Niklas Hagman – I do not believe for an instant that he’s for real, he’ll become stone cold any game now. However, he’s hot so ride the (hot air) wave.
Kings’ goaltender – Who cares! With the L.A. defense in front of him, Martin Brodeur would look like swiss cheese.
Todd Bertuzzi – Was struggling before the concussion, you’ll be lucky to get 50 points.
Ryan Getzlaf – A top 3 round pick in fantasy drafts next season.
Marian Hossa – Now’s the time to acquire him.
Ales Kotalik – I smell breakout…if he can stay healthy.
Mikka Kiprusoff – Just another slow start, don’t worry.
Jeff Hamilton – See Hagman!
Henrik Zetterberg – Yes, he can challenge for the scoring title. He won’t do it, but 100 points, definitely.
Travis Zajac – 60 points!
Peter Forsberg – Hmmmm, Dallas or Ottawa, what a difficult choice to make. DUH!
Daniel Carcillo – In roto leagues, his owners will LOVE him by season’s end.
Ed Jovanovski – I believe the trade rumors, good time to acquire him.
Minnesota goaltending – Just hand them the William M. Jennings trophy now.
Brendan Shanahan – No goals, but leads league in shots on goal. The goals will come.
Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews – Huge stars starting in 2008-09.
Dan Hamhuis – Was just waiting for the opportunity. Got it with Timonen gone and Weber injured.
Pittsburgh Penguins – Be patient!
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I’m currently sitting in 8th place out of 15 in the industry wide experts’ league. I’m quite satisfied with that ranking considering that Ray Emery has yet to play a game and that Alexander Semin has only played one. Other than my goaltending, my Achilles heal has been penalty minutes. Despite having Carcillo on my team I rank next to last in that category. However, it’s still early in the season and I’m counting on Semin and Scott Har