January 27, 2010

Jeff Angus


Fantasy question on your mind today? Ask me here! I’ll get to everything asked before 10pm EST/7pm PST tonight.


Jack Hillen is going to be out for 6-8 weeks with a fractured jaw. No kidding.


Tomas Plekanec had a great goal last night, but I can’t find a video of it. Link would be appreciated! He batted the puck to himself out of mid-air, and then batted it in to the net. Incredible display of hand-eye coordination.


Puck Daddy breaks down Darren Dreger’s list of the top 10 players to be traded at the deadline.


Niclas Bergfors, once a player in the Calder Trophy race, has gone pointless over his past 10 games.


Speaking of cold, Ryan Whitney is pointless and minus-12 in his last 15 games. There are rumors that he may be on the US Olympic Team if Paul Martin is unable to go. I’m not really sure why, especially with the likes of Zach Bogosian and Tim Gleason still out there.


Awesome Plekanec goal:


Petr Sykora’s contract is in the process of being terminated (sounds ominous, doesn’t it?). Sykora will become a UFA. There may be a few teams interested in bringing him on for the stretch drive, and he could make for a decent filler in deep one year leagues.


Some rumblings that Philadelphia may have interest in Kovalchuk. They would be a good fit for Atlanta as a trading partner because they have lots of veterans that would be available – the Thrashers want help now more than in the future. Maybe a deal involving the likes of Carter, Gagne, and/or Hartnell?


Most of Philly’s top end forwards have NTC’s, and they are already fairly top heavy up front (and on defense). Doesn’t make much sense to me. Kovalchuk is going to either Chicago, Los Angeles, or Calgary.


Ken Campbell of the Hockey News is reporting that the Kings have had extensive discussions with Atlanta regarding Ilya Kovalchuk, and that the Thrashers have given the Kings a list of names of players/prospects they are interested in. Interesting…


Since Daniel Sedin has returned to the lineup, Henrik is producing at a 142 point pace over 82 games. He has 76 points with 30 games to go. The bulk of the voters in the poll are voting for between 90 and 109 points. For Henrik to get 109 points, he needs 33 points in 30 games, which would be a dramatic decrease in production.


The 14 game road trip “should” slow down his production, but the Canucks also play a number of games against the Eastern Conference, where the Sedins a