October 07, 2010

Jeff Angus



Sergei Bobrovsky is getting the start for the Flyers tonight. Wow!


Attention: the Shop “buy” buttons are now fixed, as are any download issues you may have had over the last several hours. Fixed! Guide is updated as of Tuesday night (Draft List too!). Final update will be tomorrow to cover you off for any drafts on the weekend.


Dobber and I disagree over players on a somewhat regular basis, but one we are in complete agreement on this season is Pekka Rinne. We both feel he is poised for a monster season. The Predators always find a way to win more games than they should.


The NHL season is almost upon us… make sure to set your lineups!


Alex Pietrangelo made the Blues out of camp, but he didn’t blow anyone away with his play. He will battle with Tyson Strachan for the sixth defenseman spot.


GM Doug Armstrong mentions Pietrangelo’s offense as the main reason why he will stick around, so expect him to see some PP time right away.


The 2010-11 Pool Guide is updated with all of the latest moves. Grabner to NYI? Got it. The fact that our guide is updated through the summer and into the fall is the single most important feature. The magazines were written in July and can’t be updated.


The fantasy ramifications of many roster cuts, late summer trades, signings, and so on are potentially significant, and you are doing yourself a disservice if you don’t have the latest and greatest out there!


Shane Doan shares my opinion on Keith Yandle. High praise in this interview. He is obviously biased as a teammate, but his words are very strong.


On Yandle:


“75% of the time he is the best player on the ice… for either team.” Compares him to Duncan Keith as well. The thing with Yandle that separates him from other young offensive defenseman is two things – his ability to play defense (good and improving), and his desire to play with an edge.


The Oilers have loaned Sheldon Souray to the Hershey Bears. Hershey is one of a few AHL teams that operate more like a "mini NHL" team – some others are Manitoba and Chicago (Wolves). These teams are willing to pay some money to have legitimate talent.


Souray on the PP with the likes of Mathieu Perreault, Francois Bouchard, Andrew Gordon, and so on? Scary to think about. The Bears have won two consecutive Calder Cup titles (thanks in large part to Michal Neuvirth), and they are looking like a contender to win a third in 2010-11.


Joe Thornton likes to play with a right handed shot. Heatley and Marleau both shoot left. Cheechoo was a righty, as is Devin Setoguchi.


Look for Setoguchi to play a lot with Thornton this season – don't be surprised if he has a huge offensive breakout (35-40). Thornton is one of the two or three bes