October 06, 2010

Dobber Sports

2010-10-06

 

The Fantasy Guide and Draft List were both updated as of last night – including Grabner’s impact in Long Island, Fedotenko’s impact on Tim Kennedy, Shane O’Brien’s improved PIM projection in Nashville, who the hell is Tim Brent, Mark Olver, Jonas Holos? – and so much more. Try and find me another fantasy guide with all THAT! Buy it here.

 

Breaking news: The Penguins have sent winger Eric Tangradi to Wheeling of the ECHL. Update on this – the Pens also recalled a goaltender from Wheeling, so this looks like an injury between the pipes, and just a question of keeping Tangradi close by for a recall if both goalies turn out to be okay.

 

Goldie Says: October Scouting Journal is published. Includes 60 NHL goalie previews with solid fantasy advice. Enjoy! Also, Nathan Lawson went on LTIR for the Isles. That means Mikko Koskinen is the #1 in Bridgeport. And what happens if DiPietro gets injured? Exactly. Keep an eye out!

 

The Oilers have assigned Sheldon Souray to the Hershey Bears of the AHL. After the other GMs see him in a few games, they should have interest in him on recall waivers for half the price.

 

Chris Botta is reporting that Michael Grabner will probably sit the first two games, as he learns the team system.

 

Calvin de Haan is the final cut by the Islanders. Close one!

 

Vancouver trades Hordichuk to Florida for Andrew Peters. The latter has a two-way deal so the ‘Nucks shed more salary. So in the last week the Panthers have managed to turn Grabner into, um, Hordichuk…

 

The Oilers have named Shawn Horcoff their team captain. Just a little more faith in the player who I feel will have a nice rebound campaign.

 

Tim Kennedy – and everyone else – has cleared waivers. How teams can let Kennedy go by when he’s making almost the minimum is beyond me. He could have signed for more than that and stayed in Buffalo. He must share agents with Anson Carter.

 

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In hindsight, yesterday was probably busier for me than Trade Deadline day. I was so proud to have completed my updates by 7pm, but when I saved the document – Word crashed. Then I stupidly saved the repaired version overtop of the saved version, thus losing my work for the day. Thankfully, I had my notes summarized in Notepad and my projections analyzed in Excel, so redoing just the MS Word stuff only took 90 minutes. But it was still a pain in the ass. Then I get that uploaded… and DobberHockey crashes. Must be the record traffic! As I said yesterday, the month of September topped 5 million hits. Anyway, the site was back up in 10 minutes… but then I had to jump on AM 1260 in Edmonton to join Flaming and Millard on the Pipeline Show. I finally got time to myself at eleven o’clock, and rather than get a jump on the ramblings, I chose my bed. So that’s why we’re late this morning…whew! Hockey’s back!

 

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