March 21, 2010

Dobber Sports

2010-03-21

 

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As several people pointed out, Luca Caputi had a stomach bug and that was why he missed. I thought he has played great as a Leaf, so was critical of a switch putting Sjostrom in his spot. But it was much ado about nothing. I did watch the game, but had guests and you know how yapping and beer drinking can block out some of the brief mentions like that. And I couldn’t dig the info up in the Toronto papers.

 

Just returned from a wonderful day in Toronto with some of the readers and columnists of this site. I will hopefully post pics up tomorrow. I come home to find that my little girl is sick, so there is a chance that the Monday ramblings will be weak… or late… or both. I apologize in advance! Today’s were brief due to the big event today – out of the house by 11 back in by 9, so pretty full sched. But if you were one of the lucky readers to join me in the luxury suite, you had my ear all day! Can never get enough fantasy hockey…

 

Don’t forget – the deadline to enter The Week 2 contest is tonight at midnight EST!

 

Drew Stafford returned to the Buffalo lineup last night, but played with Adam Mair and Patrick Kaleta. Other line combos: Roy with Vanek and Kennedy; Connolly with Pominville and Hecht.

 

Toronto scratched Luca Caputi and inserted Fredrik Sjostrom into his spot on the second line. The line went from dangerous to crap, though Mikhail Grabovski was buzzing around like his usual self. Caputi has one point in the last four games that he dressed for, so perhaps this is a wakeup call. Or perhaps we’ll see him at the Marlies game today.

 

Zzzzzz. Huh? What? Sorry, fantasy hockey player here, who happened to watch the Nashville, St. Louis and Los Angeles games yesterday.

 

Kidding. Actually, I watched the Pittsburgh, Toronto and Vancouver games. Combined for 17 goals. Unlike the above three games that combined for… three goals. (?!?!?)

 

Wow, how many of you were counting on catching first place with a big night, only to see those three shitty summaries?

 

Activate Radim Vrbata again. He scored Thursday and though he didn’t get on the scoresheet yesterday, he nailed the shootout winner. This guy only produces in spurts. Here is the earliest indication of a spurt.

 

With two points last night, Wojtek Wolski has seven points in eight games. Peter Mueller has 11 in eight. At no point at all…ever… would I have traded Mueller for Wolski in my keeper. Glad I stuck to my guns.

 

Give Lee Stempniak nine goals and 11 points in eight games. Put him down for 91 goals and 112 points next season. Kidding. Put him down for 25 and 50. No more.

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Today’s the big DobberHockey event – I’ll be at the Marlies game (on CBC) with Russ Miller, Brent Lemon, Steve “Notch” Johnson and a couple dozen fantasy hockey fanatics in a luxury suite enjoying wings, nach