Angus here – about to head out for the evening! Some final thoughts for the day…
Eric Fehr scored his 14th of the night tonight, and is looking like a lock to hit 20 goals. That number is all the more impressive considering he doesn’t usually see over 12 or 13 minutes of ice time. Big time sleeper if/when he ever gets on a team that will play him 16-18 minutes a game.
Mike Cammalleri may be one dimensional, but wow is he ever good at that one thing! Caglary made a huge mistake keeping Olli and letting him go. What a sniper.
Canucks are in tough tonight, facing arguably the best team in the NHL (Chicago), with a defense featuring Nolan Baumgartner, Aaron Rome, and Brad Lukowich. Luongo is going to have to stand on his head, or hope that the Hawks had a late night at the Roxy in Vancouver last night!
Jason Spezza scored today after missing 20 straight with a knee injury.
Jaroslav Halak is getting the start tonight – his first back-to-back start of the season! Good thing I own both Halak and Price – I don’t think I would be able to handle the constant change between the pipes for the Habs.
Nathan Horton is out for 4-6 weeks with a broken leg. Stillman is going to take his spot on the top line with Weiss and Frolik.
Only two of the top 50 NHL scoring leaders have less than 100 shots on goal: Henrik Sedin (1st), and Joe Thornton (3rd).
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Jaroslav Halak had a strong game. He is playing too well for Montreal to deal him, and I can’t see them ever moving Price. Tough situation for Bob Gainey.
Cory Schneider let in eight goals in 27 shots against Hershey last night, which won’t exactly boost his trade value. Although to be fair, Hershey is one of the strongest clubs in the entire league, and the Moose are playing with a severely depleted blueline (much like their parent club). Expect Schneider to be a goner sooner rather than later.
Poor Edmonton. They tied the game with Dallas last night with about two minutes to go, only to surrender the game winner with 20 seconds left. It was a battle of a team that had lost nine straight (now 10, Edmonton), against a team that had lost 10 straight on the road (Dallas).
Craig Anderson has put his poor December behind him in a big way. He stopped all but one of the 30 shots Nashville fired at him, and has now won five straight starts.
Taylor Chorney was pointless in a little over 11 minutes of ice time. He was called up because Ladi