November 20, 2010

Jeff Angus

2010-11-20

 

The updated goalie rankings will be posted tomorrow.

 

Mike Knuble will miss a few games after taking a puck to the face. It doesn’t sound like the Capitals will call anyone up to replace him (cough*Perreault*cough).

 

Sad news with the passing of Pat Burns – definitely one of hockey’s most colorful characters over the past 20 years.

 

Bizarre ending in Calgary last night – Marty Turco essentially stopped trying at the end of the game. Three goals were scored in the final two minutes (including two by the Flames).

 

Iginla had three goals and looked great, as did many of Calgary's forwards.

 

David Moss, who had two points on the season heading in to the game last night, finished with a goal and two helpers.

 

The Manitoba Moose drew over 14,000 fans to their game last night (both Jordan Schroeder and Cody Hodgson were fantastic).

 

Not surprisingly, Duncan Keith looks very tired.

 

The Blues are 7-0-1 at home this season – gamblers take note.

 

Alex Pietrangelo played over six minutes on the power play last night, and he ended up with two helpers.

 

Colaicovo, who usually logs the most PP minutes, had a goal and an assist. However, he only played 2:10 with the man advantage.

 

Conklin got the start in place of the struggling Jaroslav Halak (haven't written that in a while).

 

Milan Michalek has three points in his past 10 games – are his days as a fantasy-relevant winger done?

 

Patrik Berglund is on a five-game point streak (seven points).

 

Brad Boyes is on a four-game point streak (six points).

 

Ondrej Pavelec has been playing fantastic for the Thrashers since returning from injury. If the Thrashers get any kind of goaltending they will be a team to watch in the East. They are big, skilled, and aggressive up front and on defense.

 

Burmistrov had a beautiful goal last night – I posted it at the bottom of today's ramblings.

 

Five of Evander Kane's eight goals have been scored against Washington (thanks to ESPN for this stat).

 

Holtby got the start, but he was pulled after allowing three goals on only five shots.

 

Marcus Johansson has one point in his past 10 games. Washington needs to add a legitimate second line center at some point this season (I hear they have a decent prospect down in Hershey…).

 

After a miserable start to the season, Nik Antropov has eight points in 10 games.

 

Justin Abdelkader has put together a nice little offensive stretch for the Wings. He is only playing between 11 and 13 minutes per game, but he has recorded seven points in Detroit's past 10 (including two straight multi-point games).

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Cal Clutterbuck is the Cy Young favourite right now with seven goals and zero assists.

 

Thomas Vanek has nine points in six games. He is a hard player to get a read on – the talent to be an 80-point player is there, but the consistency from a game-to-game basis isn't.