January 15, 2008

Dobber Sports



Some time over the next 48 hours, the site will be down. Probably twice and probably for a couple of hours. I will know about the time as it approaches. The forum may be down even longer. But it is just as I change hosts. Once I change hosts, the site will be more reliable. Last week's fiasco doesn't sit well with me so I am taking action. 


Jeff Friesen has signed with Lake Erie of the AHL 


Speculation on a new Leaf GM? We have it right here!  


Do you like throwing darts? Junior Lessard. The Stars traded him to the Lightning. They picked up some defensive help for their farm team in Iowa in exchange for Lessard, but that doesn't matter. What should matter to you is the fact that TB has four forwards who can score and they are desperate to try anything to find a cheap fifth. Jan Hlavac failed. The jury is still out on Michel Ouellet – he had his moments. But now, let the Lessard experiment begin. It's a long shot, but you never know. He is a good producer in the AHL and an excellent one back in college.


Tarik El-Bashir confirmed it. The correspondant for the Washington Post has confirmed that Nylander will go under the knife and will be out for several months. I think the Caps will acquire somebody to replace him, but in the meantime I think Fleischmann will get more opportunity. 


This Nylander rumor just won't go away. I first reported it a few days ago (thanks to JP over at Japer's Rink) that he may have a torn rotator cuff. Now I'm hearing it again. Is he out for the season? As soon as I hear from the Washington correspondant I will report it here. 


Chris Clark (groin) is questionable for today's game against the Sens.


Shaone Morrisonn is plus-13 since he was paired with Mike Green November 22.


Michal Nylander was given practice off yesterday. He logged a ton of minutes Sunday, so I would guess that he's fine though.


Interesting – when Mark Eaton came back last season midway through, it kicked off a huge run that pushed the Penguins well into the playoffs with one of the best second-half records in the league. This year, his knee injury took him out of the lineup and since then the Pens have not lost in regulation. He underwent surgery yesterday and is out for the season. The Pens are 9-0-1 in their last 10 and 8-0-1 without Eaton.


Freddie Modin finally did a full, hard practice yesterday and should be back in the lineup by this coming weekend.


Both Scott Walker (knee) and Matt Cullen (head) should be back in Carolina's lineup by this weekend.

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Boston line combo: Krejci with Schaefer and Kobasew. As I pointed out to you with a bold projection in the midseason guide, Krejci is probably in Boston to stay this time and should contribute 20 points the rest of the way.


The Preds have recalled Ric