January 18, 2010

Dobber Sports

2010-01-18

Tom Reed is reporting on Twitter that Garon left the CBJ practice after getting hit off the wrist by a shot.

 

In case there was any doubt – the Caputi experiment is over. For now, that is. He has been sent down to WBS. He’ll be a full-timer in the top six within 18 months. Mark it!

 

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Jonathan Toews has 35 points in 34 games since returning from a concussion.

 

Jussi Jokinen has 11 points in his last 10 games.

 

Under the radar is Jay McClement who has seven points in his last five games. Davis Payne has been stubbornly keeping him on a line with the red-hot Steen so he is worth a depth pickup if you’re hurting at center.

 

Not as impressive as what his trade counterpart Latendresse is doing, but Benoit Pouliot has five points in his last six games. The party may be over for him though, as he saw fewer than 12 minutes last game for the first time in a month.

 

Stephen Weiss has 33 points in his last 30 games.

 

We need some great prizes to offer for the DobberHockey Olympic Pool – if you care to sponsor, please contact Angus at [email protected] . How many eyeballs will see your company? Let me put it this way – when I held a playoff pool back in 2008 I had well over 2000 participants. The site has tripled in traffic since that time. A month away and we already have 430+ signed up.

 

Here is something I bet you didn’t know – Marcel Goc has 15 points in his last 22 games. Not too shabby for a player who is expected to get that in an entire season. His career high is 22.

 

Patrik Elias update: Lou will not put a “concussion” label on it, nor “has that word been used by a doctor”, according to the NY Post. In other news, New Jersey team doctors are reportedly docked $500 each time they say the word “concussion”.

 

Jarome Iginla has just one point in seven contests. Now is certainly not the time to trade this guy, no way.

 

Rick DiPietro made his second start of the season Saturday and it was an impressive one, winning in a shootout and allowing two goals on 33 shots. The Isle’s golden boy will see more and more action as time goes by and in three weeks I can see the team attempting to ride him right down the stretch, even though Roloson has been spectacular. That being said, the Dobber over/under on DiPietro’s games played before getting hurt is: 11.5.

 

As for Martin Biron, despite his rather weak performance, his cheap salary and one-year contract is still quite valuable to contending teams. So if there are any teams out there with their No.1 and No.2 goaltenders hurt, and that had their No.3 goaltender pulled after giving up five goals in two periods, and had a junior goalie sign a one-game contract and step in and play – well that might be a team with a need for a Biron. (in case you didn’t catch my hints – I was hinting Pittsburgh).

 

Jason Arnott will return tonight against the Leafs. But Dumont missed practice with an illness so is questionable.

 

Despite the shutout last game, Dan Ellis will probably not get the start – the Tennessean is saying Rinne will.