Savard Fine – Ramble – May , 2009

Dobber Sports

2009-05-13

 

The French version of the Prospects Report is now available for preorder in the Shop. The French Keeper League pack will be on there soon…

 

Erik Christensen was a healthy scratch for the Ducks last night.

 

Sergei Gonchar skated during an optional practice yesterday. He did nothing strenuous though and frankly I would be surprised if he plays tonight.

 

Interesting article by Ed Moran pleading with the Flyers not to sign Ray Emery. He also talks of the team possibly sending Lupul to the Panthers for negotiating rights with Jay Bouwmeester. Jeff Carter's impressive play is also discussed. Full article here .

 

These teams just don't want to die. Who'd have thunk that we would see 27 games in the second round?
My analysis on the recent World Championship can be found over at The Hockey News .

 

Ralfalski played 21:30 in his return to the lineup last night.

 

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Some of the Jussi Jokinen playoff magic is fading – pointless and a minus-3 last night.

 

Rod Brind'Amour is obviously playing hurt. 1) He's a warrior. 2) He had 20 points in the last 17 regular season games – you don't go from that to one point in 13 playoff games. 3) He played just 10 minutes last night. When the 'Canes are done, we'll find out that he was playing on two broken legs and missing hand. You know the last time he played just 10 minutes in a game? Me either. It hasn't happed this year.

 

How does Anaheim keep winning? No team has a worse fourth line than Carter-Green-Brown. Seriously – Carter is okay, but the other two aren't even NHLers. This should be a cakewalk for Detroit and the fact that they are having so much trouble only strengthens my belief that the East is a beast – Pittsburgh, Washington, Boston and yes even Carolina are all better than any team that the West has to offer, including Detroit.

 

Marc Savard left last night's contest in the third period with a knee injury. He will play in Game 7.