December 3rd, 2008

Dobber Sports

2008-12-03

 

The 07/08 Midseason Guide Special is over. I may do it one more time for a day some time during December.

 

Brett Hull interview, live just after 12 noon ET right here on FAN590  

 

Start activating and acquiring those Hurricanes – Peter Laviolette has been fired and Paul Maurice is back in as Carolina's head coach. This will kickstart the 'Canes' offense.

Daniel Briere was back in the lineup, but left last night's game again in the second when he experienced discomfort in his groin.

 

Another win for Craig Anderson last night – Florida has to be considering just making him their starter. He is 5-1-3. I have been touting him as a dark horse for two years in my fantasy guide.

 

Fleury's injury is looking as though it is long term. I think if you want this year's Ty Conklin, pick up John Curry. Granted, Dany Sabourin has been stellar this season – but if you remember, he was stellar last season at this time too. But after getting a few consecutive starts, he stumbled and Conklin stepped in and the rest is history. Sabourin seems to be a great stopgap, but once it gets long-term he falters.

 

One goalie who I think is safe despite being outplayed by his backup is Ilya Bryzgalov. Although Tellqvist has been stellar, he has proven that he cannot be a No.1 guy – like Sabourin, he always falters after playing a few consecutive games. With Anderson and Curry, we haven't had the chance to see that yet.

 

The Oilers have recalled Rob Schremp. He will replace Robert Nilsson who is out for 7-10 days. He is expected to play with Cogliano and Gagner. Up until this point in his career, he has never seen such a big opportunity. Schremp is ranked 37th on my fantasy prospects list.

 

Kenndal McArdle, ranked 277 on my prospects list, was called up by the Panthers. He played 5:26 and was a minus-1, though.

 

Mike Smith is on pace for 24 overtime losses this season.

 

Tomas Fleischmann has 10 points in his last 10 games.

 

Derrick Brassard is pointless in his last five games. I traded him in two leagues about five games ago – love it when I get lucky like that!

 

Now is the time to go after Kopitar – he is pointless in three games and is on pace for 61 points. He will certainly beat that number, so this is a 'buy low' opportunity.

 

Maybe it's time for another healthy scratch for Matt Stajan. after the last one, he peeled off 20 points in 18 games. In his last four games, though, he has just one point and is a minus-5.

 

The Panthers have zero players with 15 points or more. Booth, Bouwmeester and Weiss each have 14. Weiss is on pace to lead the team with 54 points. They need Michael Frolik to be a star. He will be one, but not this season.

 

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