December 10, 2009

Jeff Angus

2009-12-10

Dobber’s Puck Daddy article is here. A must-read.

 

Interesting story here… 51 year old Slava Fetisov is making a return to hockey! He is suiting up for CSKA Moscow.

 

The Rangers have sent down Matt Gilroy to Hartford. Two points in his past 10 games (and decreasing ice time).

 

Dan Cleary is out for a few weeks with a separated shoulder. The paper-thin Wings suffer another loss up front…

 

Follow myself and Dobber on twitter for some quick fantasy tidbits throughout the day! I’ll put all the real good stuff in the ramblings, but if I am out or watching a game I’ll usually toss up a few quick lines there.

 

Sounds like Alex Goligoski is returning tonight.

 

“I’ve told every one of my friends to take Yandle in their hockey fantasy pool,” captain Shane Doan said. “He has that innate ability to know when to jump and when not to and you can’t teach it. Me and Doan agree! From the AZ Republic.

 

Interesting stat: Backstrom is 14-2-2 all-time against Colorado (credit to Michael Russo for this one).”

 

Great article today on Evander Kane’s Vancouver return.

 

Here is the link to Byfuglien’s goal. Couldn’t find a youtube of it, but here is the NHL.com video.

 

Both Stamkos and Malone left last night with injuries.

 

Ryane Clowe is heating up. After a slow start (pointless through the first seven), he now has a tidy 10 game point streak (tallying 12 points during that stretch). He has a few 70-point seasons in him – he is huge and has a ton of skill with the puck.

 

Derek Brassard has eight points in his last 10 games. He was pointless in five before then. His season has been very streaky so far – expect it to continue. Hitchcock just has more faith playing Vermette and Umberger in all situations compared to Brassard at this point in his career.

 

Justin Mercier made his NHL debut for the Avalanche. He was a prolific scorer in college, but has only one point through 24 games with the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL. Not sure what he did to earn the call up… maybe someone can enlighten me.

 

Jack Johnson had two helpers – if he eventually does become a premier offensive defenseman, it won't be for a while. He got by at lower levels with his speed and skill, but in the NHL he seems to be focusing more on the defensive side of the game.

 

Nigel Dawes continues his hot start. He scored his 9th of the season last night in Calgary's 3-1 win over Atlanta. A fresh start from NYR/Phoenix has been just what the doctor ordered.

 

The potent Thrashers have been cold offensively. They have scored only six goals in their past four games. As an owner of many Thrashers, I hope they can stop this slide quickly!

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