DobberHockey member MikeyDangles has put together an extremely comprehensive spreadsheet for statistical reference. More information here.
Fantasy Guide is updated through today now, including Potulny, Dawes, Modin, Halpern adds, plus a new column to help you with my thought process. Buy it here. Also, we flipped back to the “old” downloads section for now as we re-organize the “new” one by year. You’ll love it when it’s ready, shouldn’t be long.
Deadline to get yourself into the Entry League draw is today at 6pm. Details of the Three-Tiered Invitational are in the forum in the free contests section. To enter the draw you must buy a Fantasy Guide and then email me at [email protected] dobberhockey.com and subject line: “enter me in the pool”
An update on Alex Grant – he has been released from hospital with a broken wrist and whiplash. Tests detected no other damage, according to the Gazette. So Grant’s camp is over, but he was a couple of years off anyway. It’s good to hear that he’ll be fine.
Another player with a big game yesterday was Brett Sonne in St. Louis, scoring a pair of goals. After a 100-point WHL season, Sonne’s rookie-pro start left something to be desired as he managed just 24 points and was a minus-15 in 77 games. He’s a longer term prospect, but look for him to make big AHL strides this year.
Detroit prospect Brendan Smith was plus-4 in yesterday’s 6-1 win over Dallas. Smith will get a long look in camp, though he’ll have to climb over a few bodies to get onto the roster this year. He’ll show enough during cups of coffee this season to secure a spot in 2011.
The Lightning were impressed by their top pick Brett Connolly yesterday in the TC Tourney. He scored both TB goals in the 4-2 loss to the Blues and had five shots. He has an outside shot at a roster spot in the fall, and long term is a dark horse prospect because he missed most of last season with a hip injury.
The Fantasy Guide will be updated later this morning. With camp underway – the prospects one, anyway – the updates on the guide now increase in frequency. Those who missed the announcement – the new shopping cart is up and rolling.
I was going through and updated the Fantasy Guide yesterday and I couldn’t find Miss-the-Net Modin in my template. I had removed him. I assure you – I only remove a player from my predictions template if I am absolutely certain, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the player is done in the NHL for good. I still have Robert Lang in there – Dean McAmmond, Petteri Nokelainen, Petr Sykora and even Mathieu Schneider – but yet I saw fit to remove the Band-Aid Boy Modin. Even if he hasn’t lost an edge – and he had some solid games down the stretch for LA – Atlanta can’t possibly think he’ll play enough games to warrant that money! Maybe I’m just bitter that I have to re-insert him into my template…