February 9, 2010

Dobber Sports


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Twitter is all a-flutter about a possible deal done involving Kari Lehtonen going to Dallas. Stay tuned…


The Caps have recalled Semyon Varlamov


Johan Franzen WILL make his return to the Detroit lineup tonight


Gaborik leaves practice (knee). Better late than never! More details when I have them. This from Steve Zipay (Twitter). Follow me on Twitter.com/DobberHockey


Boston prospect Joe Colborne has 28 points in 26 games for the U. of Denver, good for third on the team behind a pair of NHL prospects two years his senior. Unless the Bruins trade Krejci, they will be in no hurry to sign Colborne for next season. Give him one more year in college before coming over. A Krejci trade will change things, obviously.


I’m doing a final review of the prospects list, so I’m throwing any observations and thoughts up here.


I know the Yotes keep calling up Boedker (and occasionally Porter), but the prizes of the organization remain Turris and MacLean. Maclean, 21, leads San Antonio in scoring and he just about made the team this past fall. I think he’ll make the team next year and he could surprise. His specialty is goals. The team will ease in two rookies next campaign and if I were to guess I would say it would be Porter and MacLean, with Turris and Boedker making the jump full time in 2011-12 or midway through next year.


Still give me Shirokov over Grabner – just for the upside. Shirokov leads Manitoba in scoring and the Canucks are being selective with the recalls of him. They are doing right by him to play it safe. If he has another kick-ass camp next year, he’ll make an impact in 2010-11.


Lars Eller has just five points in his last 13 AHL games.


Player to watch for next season – centerman David McIntyre (NJ). He’s finishing up his fourth year for Colgate and I’m sure will sign a pro contract after that. He has 71 points in his last 63 NCAA contests.


I stuck a highlight of the Jeff Carter hit on Anssi Salmela after his goal at the bottom of the ramblings. Suspendable? Discuss.


Rene Bourque’s shoulder injury will probably keep him out until after the break. Meanwhile, look for Jamie Lundmark to get some minutes again.


Ryan Getzlaf sprained his ankle last night and left the arena in crutches and a protective boot. No information has been released, but I would make a safe assumption that he misses the Olympics, unfortunately. Jeff Carter will probably draw in now for Team Canada. Anyway – re-activate Dan Sexton, as I’m sure he’ll be recalled.


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