October 11, 2008

Dobber Sports

2008-10-11

 

The Fantasy Guide and Draft List are updated through to Thursday morning. You won't find that anywhere else.

 

The Kings signed Anze Kopitar to a SEVEN year contract extension. 

 

The Ottawa Sun is reporting that Mike Fisher will be back in the Ottawa lineup tonight. 

 

TSN is reporting that x-rays show that McCabe has at least one fractured vertabrae in his back. If so, he is looking at missing at least October and likely a couple of weeks beyond that.

 

Joey MacDonald started last night because the coach did not want to rush DiPietro back.

 

Jeff Tambellini did not see a second on the power play and just 12:20 of ice. The outlook is grim for his NHL star potential.

 

Then again, Kyle Okposo saw similar ice time and just nine seconds on the power play. Josh Bailey and Blake Comeau were healthy scratches. What kind of clown coaching is this? I thought the Isles fired Ted Nolan because he didn't give the kids a chance? Well – what the hell is Scott Gordon doing?

 

The only player who saw more PP time than Anssi Salmela for the Devils was Jamie Langenbrunner. I really like Salmella's odds of getting 40 points this year.

 

Zajac, Langenbrunner and Parise were reunited. They had great chemistry middle of last season.
Isles line combos: Comrie with Park and Hilbert; Weight with Sim and Guerin; Neilsen with Hunter and Tambellini; Comrie double shifting with Okposo and Bergenheim but Nate Thompson also spotted Comrie on this line.

 

Petr Vrana was a scratch for the Devils.

 

Kris Versteeg saw over 17 minutes of ice time last night and was on Chicago's second power play. Savard is actually giving this guy a fair shot so far. Good, cause I'm a fan.

 

Jack Skille saw just 9:58 of ice and was a minus-2

 

With Brian Campbell and Duncan Keith seeing nearly 30 minutes each, and Seabrook seeing 26, that left just 3:51 for Nik Hjalmarsson and 4:43 for Hendry.

 

Aaron Voros replaced Nigel Dawes on the Zherdev/Dubinsky line and the trio combined for seven points and a plus-6. Dawes played with Callahan and Korpikoski

 

The Rangers scratched Prucha, Fritsche and Rissmiller.

 

The Hawks scratched Ben Eager.

 

Keith Ballard was a minus-3 last night, as was Nick Boynton. Thanks Phoenix! I'm joking.

 

Cory Murphy was waived earlier in the week and he cleared waivers, however the Panthers threw him in there and scratched Noah Welch. He played just 11 minutes and was a minus-1.

 

The PP unit for Florida was Stillman, Olesz, Horton, Bouwmeester, with Ballard and Murphy sharing the other spot. Bryan McCabe was there initially but he left the game. The Miami Herald is reporting that he hurt his back and will not play today.

 

Despite his strong preseason, Ville Peltonen played just 9:55 and saw zero PP.

 

Stewart and Frolik were scratched by Florida.

 

Despite no power play time, Tim Gleason managed three points and was a plus-3. Considering he is only going to finish with 25 points tops…and he already has three of them now, I would hold off on picking him up. At least until he shows some more.

 

Carolina line combos: Brindy with Samsonov and Ruutu; Staal with Whitney and Eaves.

 

Clarke MacArthur is still being eased in. He played fewer than nine minutes last night.

 

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As expected, Sekera manned the top PP and played over 22 minutes in all.

 

Tim Connolly did not play last night – he has a small fracture in one of his vertebrae. This caught everyone by surprise. He is out for a minimum of one week, but it so