October 15, 2010

Jeff Angus



A solid read on Jordan Caron – one of the better fantasy winger prospects to own right now.


Relatively good news regarding Mike Green – he won’t play this weekend, but it sounds like he just suffered a minor injury to the shoulder. As soon as I saw him after the hit it looked like a separation, which is at least a month recovery time (depending on severity).


Look for Green to be back within a week. In the meantime, John Carlson will see a big leap in PP ice time.


Souray is playing tonight for the Hershey Bears. I’ll try and catch some of this game, I am curious to see how he looks at the AHL level.


I am hearing more and more that Alex Burrows will be back on the 2nd. It is the earliest he can return (10 games into the season). He has been skating and working out hard with the shoulder.


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Pat Kane is out tonight with the flu.


Potential return date for Alex Burrows – November 2nd.


Jordan Staal skated for the first time today in a while on his own. The timetable for his return is still week to week (whatever the hell that means).


Matt D’Agostini had two goals in 47 games last season (40 with Montreal, seven with the Blues). He has three in three games so far this season.


Martin Erat missed last night’s game and is on the IR indefinitely with a back injury. This is great news for all of those Sergei Kostitsyn owners out there…


Shawn Horcoff didn’t mince his words regarding linemate Taylor Hall:


“His shifts are too long,” Horcoff told the Journal. “And he has to come back deeper for the puck to open up more ice. You have to overwork to get more ice. He’s taking off (too quickly) and the defencemen are right there, but that’s the NHL. These things will come. He wants it so badly, he stays out there because he wants it (to make something happen).”

This is just me thinking out loud… but I think it is only a matter of time until the Flyers trade Carter. I think it comes down to diminishing returns with their talent up front. He is their best pure goal scorer, but I think if they want to extend their window to win, they will recognize the need for a goalie or for another defenseman (yes, you read that right). Assuming JVR takes the next step, the Flyers should be set up front for the next while even without Carter. Again, I can definitely see if some disagree. It is hard justifying the trade of a big young sniper with 45 goal upside.


Calgary has scored one even strength goal through the first three games of the season after getting shut out by the Panthers last night.


Mark Giordano played over 26 minutes to lead the team. Bouwmeester was close behind at 25 minutes played.


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