September 29, 2010

Dobber Sports

2010-09-29

Fantasy Guide – updated through Monday night – can be found here. I hope to have the next update posted by this evening.

 

The Sharks have cut Cam McIntyre. They are quite high on him, but he has been injured throughout camp.

 

Zach Boychuk has been cut by the Hurricanes. As I noted earlier this week, GM Jim Rutherford had stated that Bowman was having a better camp than Boychuk – and Boychuk had been the player expected to make this team. Because Sergei Samsonov is hurt, Bowman could stick around for a few more games yet, as the team currently has 25 players.

 

Interesting note – Florida has claimed Michael Nylander off waivers from the Caps. They will pay his $3 million salary and have him bolster their Rochester (AHL) lineup. Doesn’t hurt them cap-wise, but seems like a lot of money to pay an NHLer. I guess Washington now owes them a favor!

 

The Copper and Blue blog reports the following ine combinations for Edmonton: Gagner with Paajarvi and Hemsky; Horcoff with Hall and Eberle; Cogliano with Penner and Brule. Even though line combos don’t always stick, I believe the top six will remain in the top six. This doesn’t bode well for Penner’s outlook.

 

Another surprise out of Tampa – they waived Marc Pouliot. I really thought he made the team…so Harju continues to surprise. The guy can’t cut it in the KHL, but seems to be doing fine in the NHL.

 

Joe Colborne and Zach Hamill are among today’s cuts by the Bruins.

 

Adrian Dater reports that Kevin Shattenkirk has been cut.

 

Some more roster cuts to report – Columbus has cut 10 players, including Matt Calvert, Chad Kolarik, Ted Ruth and Cody Goloubef.

 

New Jersey has cut Jeff Frazee and Marcus Nilson – so his NHL comeback is over.

 

The Caps have recalled goaltender Braden Holtby, which indicates to me that there is more to Semyon Varlamov’s “general maintenance” time off than meets the eye. I have said before that Holtby could be a major player in fantasy circles this year, as both Washington goalies have been hurt before…

 

The Penguins have cut Brett Sterling. I’ve said all along it was a long shot, but I think he did enough to earn a recall later this season. But for all intents and purposes, the Sterling experiment is over. Does this mean that Dustin Jeffrey has made it? I doubt it…but with four cuts on forward left he is absolutely still in the mix.

 

Other notable cuts by the Pens – Conner, Johnson, Wagner, Curry and Thiessen.

 

The Ducks are still trying Matt Beleskey on the big line with Perry and Getzlaf. I’m not seeing it work yet, though I did snap up Beleskey in the final round of a recent keeper draft.

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