February 04, 2011

Jeff Angus

2011-02-04

 

Any baseball fans out there? Head over to DobberBaseball – Spring Training is only a few weeks away. I asked a few questions about Brett Lawrie today – answer if you want!

 

My Kevin Poulin comment in today’s column is all the more important now. Rick DiPietro is out for 4-6 weeks with facial fractures and knee swelling. I don’t really know what to say any more…

 

DobberHockey’s Frozen Pool Fantasy Tools section received a well-deserved shoutout by TSN’s Scott Cullen yesterday. If you aren’t using the Frozen Pool Tools and/or don’t know what they are about, spend 10 or 15 minutes and browse around. Your life will never be the same!

 

The surging Flames have won six straight, due in large part to strong play from Brendan Morrison and David Moss. Morrison is centering the top line with Tanguay and Iginla. Moss left the game last night with an injury… not good news. I'll post more when I come across an update.

 

Kyle Brodziak continues to produce in an offensive role. Bouchard chipped in with a goal as well.

 

Mark Recchi has nine points in his past seven games. 43 years young – pretty amazing how effective he still is.

 

Brad Marchand could hit 25 goals and 50 points if he keeps his recent level of play up. The last time Marchand scored over 20 goals in a season was back in 2007-08 with Val d'Or of the QMJHL.

 

Marchand's energy is infectious, and his tenacity helps him create and finish offensive chances. He's a fearless player and they get more points than they should because of a willingness to go to the areas on the ice that many players don't.

 

Zdeno Chara has 10 points in his last 10 games. He had 10 PIM last night too after jawing with Steve Ott. Keep running that mouth, Big Z, my team sure could use the PIM!

 

Steve Ott – one assist and 15 PIM. His fantasy value in a nutshell.

 

The Devils are 8-1-1 in their last 10. The NHL season is a long one.

 

Vaclav Prospal scored in his season debut. He looked pretty good all things considered.

 

Ryan Callahan has goals in two straight games, after missing almost six weeks due to injury. He's the heart and soul of the Rangers. Look for him to have a very strong final few months.

 

Mats Zuccarello had one assist – more importantly, he led all Ranger skaters with over eight minutes of power play time.

 

Brian Rolston scored a goal to continue his hot streak. It is probably too late to pick him up now, but if he is still available, he's worth a look for a few weeks.

 

Patric Hornqvist has three goals in his past 12 games. Not horrible by any stretch of the imagination, but he did have seven in his previous nine games. One of the streakiest scorers in the league.

 

Cody Franson is quietly on pace for almost 10 goals and over 30 points.

 

Vancouver's defense