January 01, 2011

Jeff Angus

2011-01-01

 

Goldie Says: If you’re in need of a third goalie, Lawson is now a viable option. Now listed on the Isles’ roster, he was solid in his NHL debut, aside from the shootout. But knowing DiPietro’s history, Lawson should be on your radar.

 

Goldie Says: Roloson has been traded to TB for Ty Wishart. Roli’s fantasy value goes up big time. 99% sure Nathan Lawson will back up DiPietro now. CD was always heading back to Norfolk, but has proved he’s NHL ready. Not good news for Smith and Ellis owners. Who is the odd man out? Depends on the severity of Smith’s knee injury. I’ll have more on Monday.

 

After being a healthy scratch for two games, Jakub Voracek scored in his return to the lineup last night. Buy low candidate.

 

Shane Doan has 13 points in his last 10 games. He had a slow start to the season but is turning things around in a big way.

 

Another Coyote turning things around – Keith Yandle. 12 points in 10 games. I'm a huge Yandle fan as I am sure many of you know. (I seem to repeat the same thing a lot… it's for emphasis I swear!)

 

Weird road trip for the Flyers – blown out in Vancouver, blow out LA, blown out in Anaheim.

 

Matt Beleskey replaced Getzlaf on the top line.

 

One player I am looking for a big second half out of – Shea Weber. He had two helpers for the Preds last night.

 

David Legwand had two helpers last night – his first game since December 8th. He's had an injury-filled first half. A solid buy-low in one-year leagues if you need a depth center.

 

Tavares had a goal and two assists – one of them on the OT winner.

 

Dwayne Roloson had another very strong game for the Isles. The ageless wonder will have a ton of value at the trade deadline in a few months.

 

Tomas Tatar scored a goal in his NHL debut. The injury to Patrick Eaves opened up a lineup spot for him.

 

PA Parenteau has five goals and eight points in his last eight games.

 

Cory Schneider was sensational last night in Dallas – 44 saves on 45 shots.

 

The Canucks were rolling on the PP, but Dallas controlled the game at even strength.

 

Kevin Bieksa has points in three straight games – his play is much improved at both ends of the ice from earlier in the season.

 

The Tampa Tribune reports that Cedrick Desjardins will get the start again for TB. Another Crawford-esque job steal? Opportunity + struggling starter + a prospect giving goaltending that is “good enough” = lots of dark horse W’s. We saw it from Jimmy Howard, and again from Corey Crawford.

 

The New Jersey Devils won their first game since 2007 last night. It may not have actually been three years, but it seemed that way. And of course Johan Hedberg got the win.

 

My resolution? Invent a time machine, go back to August, and decide to not trade Stamkos for Brodeur and Chara.

 

Dustin Byfuglien continues his assault on the stat sheet – 15 goals and 40 points already. Those would have been great totals at the end of the season for him…

 

What a debut for James Wisniewski with Montreal – two goals (including the OT winner), and a helper. He saw lots of PP time, and his right-shot opened up a lot of shooting avenue