Kudos to the Predators for starting the off-season off right – they announced a contract extension with Wade Belak today.
My top 10 keeper league left wingers list is now out. Toughest decisions – putting Rick Nash and Alex Semin on the list. I really wanted to include some sleepers and younger guys, but I couldn’t bring myself to excluding either of Nash or Semin. Both are overrated (for very different reasons), but if you want to win your pool at some point in your life, they are worth owning.
The fight for the third overall spot behind Ovechkin and Kovalchuk was also one I debated quite a bit.Check out the article to see who won out. I’d love discussion/feedback/criticism/loud noises. We had some great discussions about my top 10 defensemen list last week.
Justin Bourne weighs in with his thoughts on Washington’s quick playoff exit.
I tend to update the ramblings throughout the day, so even if you read them earlier in the morning/afternoon, chances are there is new stuff to check out.
RJ Umberger… prophet? Check out his thoughts on the Capitals playoff chances from a month ago.
Tampa Bay has received permission to speak with Steve Yzerman about the vacant GM position. Interesting…
Hart finalists – Henrik Sedin, Alex Ovechkin, and Sidney Crosby. Surprised there are no goalies in there, but personally, I like it that way. Goalies are put in a position to be the MVP, and you could probably make a case for at least 8-10 goalies being the most valuable players to their team.
The DobberHockey picks for the second round will be released this afternoon.
Jaroslav Halak tonight (hell, the past three games)… indescribable, unutterable, indefinable, beyond words, ineffable, inexpressible, beyond description, incommunicable, amazing, astounding, bewildering, breathtaking, extraordinary, impressive, marvelous, miraculous, spectacular, staggering, startling, striking, stunning, stupefying, stupendous, wonderful, wondrous.
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Before the season started, I compiled a list of 'Fearless Forecasts.' Essentially, it was a list of 10 extremely improbable things that I was predicting to happen in 2009-10. I also asked DobberHockey members to post some of their predictions, and with Montreal's big upset last night, one poster in particular comes away looking like Nostradamus. DobberHockey member 'Stone' wrote this before the season began: "Montreal sneaks into the playoffs in their last game and beats Washington in round 1." Not too shabby, my friend.
Dobber’s 2010 Prospect Report – read all about it here! You can buy it now, and it will be available for download on June 1st. Su