Angus here – it is time for another Q & A topic on the messageboards. Got a fantasy hockey question on your mind? Fire it my way!
The Isles have signed defenseman Calvin de Haan to an ELC. de Haan is ranked 24 on my prospect list. I don’t expect him to make the team in the fall, but in 2011 it wouldn’t surprise me.
Jordan Leopold and Tyler Kennedy were back in the Pittsburgh lineup last night. Leopold did not see a lot of PP time.
The Keeper League Top 300 players will be updated later this morning.
Marco Sturm will miss the rest of the postseason with a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee. He will miss the postseason, as well as training camp and possibly the first five or 10 games of next season. A leading name in trade rumors, he will be taken off Internet trade rumor pages this summer instead. This will give more ice time to Blake Wheeler and Vladimir Sobotka, but perhaps we will also see Brad Marchand get into the lineup.
PK Subban – still going. Another assist Sunday gives him three career playoff points in four career playoff games, which goes nicely with his two points in two career regular season games. Not a bad start for a defenseman. He played 23 minutes, which is a career high for him.
Ben Maxwell got into his first career NHL playoff game. He played the big 1:03. He’s close, but I still think he’ll spend the first half of next season in the AHL. He’s ranked 40th on my fantasy prospects list.
We all laughed at Montreal’s offseason signings and I admit that I was first in line. I played a clip of the Wizard of Oz’s munchkins, making fun of the Habs’ size. But it’s won them five postseason games and Mike Cammalleri has eight goals and 13 points.
Under the radar – Matt Cooke has six points in eight playoff games so far. I’m curious to see if the Pens play the Bruins next round, and how the whole Savard/Cooke thing simmers over.
With Patrick Eaves out with an elbow injury, Jason Williams got back into the lineup for the Red Wings.
Three assists for Taylor Hall as Windsor tops Barrie 5-2 yesterday. They are up 3-0 in the series, after coming back from being down 3-0 the series prior. That adds up to seven straight wins for the mighty Spits. Hall has 32 points in 18 playoff contests, teammate Ryan Ellis has 30 in 18, while New Jersey prospect Adam Henrique has 19 goals in 18 games.
Did you see this? Duncan Keith does not like getting heckled by drunk fans… In the regular season, this leads to cries for a suspension. In the postseason, this gets ignored.