February 1, 2010

Dobber Sports


Two things are up in the shop now – the Playoff Draft List, and – now it’s offiicial – DobberHockey Night in Toronto! Only 16 tickets are available! I’ll have more info on this later in the week, but here is the lowdown: $35 puts you in a luxury suite at the Marlies game on March 21 (Sunday). I will be in that suite with you, as well as several of the writers here at DobberHockey (I need official confirmation, but the early word is that Brent Lemon, Russ Miller and Steve “Notch” Johnson will be there). The game will be on CBC. Food is included. Bottom line – you talk fantasy hockey with the experts over beer and wings. Who doesn’t like that? Again – only 16 tickets are available. I may make two more available as the date gets closer, but for now that’s it – 16 tickets. First come first serve!


I will also be selling tickets to regular seats at the game for charity. Details on that still need to ironed out, but the goal is to put 50 kids into seats at that game.


DobberBaseball’s Keeper League Hitter rankings are now up. Click Here to have a look.


Latest on Mike Cammalleri – Sportsnet has learned that he will not be out for the season. Doctors are still looking at things so more details to come.


Sami Lepisto is a plus-10 in the last 10 games. He has four points to boot. Phoenix is scoring goals and Lepisto’s numbers are reflecting that.


The Habs recalled Matt D’Agostini to replace Mike Cammalleri. The extent of Cammy’s injury will be known today.


The Preds assigned Nick Spaling to the AHL with the return of Marcel Goc. They chose to keep Cal O’Reilly over Spaling.


Interesting – the Pens are 7-0 in shootouts this year.


Evgeni Malkin was moved to right wing yesterday and he played with Jordan Staal and Pascal Dupuis. Usually they shift Staal to the left wing and leave Malkin at center, so this was an interesting way to change things up. Pascal Dupuis was on the other wing. I am 100 percent confident that the Pens will pick up a winger before the deadline. Dupuis is way way out of his element.


With the injury to Scott Upshall – who is out for the season with a torn ACL – Peter Mueller played 17 minutes for the ‘Yotes for the first time since November 12 and rewarded them with a three-point effort. He’ll need to keep up the momentum if he wants to salvage the season. For what it’s worth, I still believe he’ll take the next step in 2010-11, which is to say I think he’ll get back up to his rookie level.


Shane Doan, who played with Mueller, is still on fire. Give him 15 points in eight games now.


The acquisition of Jason Blake means that Dan Sexton has been sent down to the AHL by the Ducks.


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Robert Lang is out with an undisclosed injury, which also influenced Mueller’s ice time.


David Booth notched an assist in his return to action. He played just under 13 minutes, getting eased back in.