February 24, 2011

Jeff Angus

2011-02-24

Cory Stillman to Carolina. Why can’t these GM’s wait until I am off from work to announce these trades! Analysis tonight, like the other deals.

 

The breakdown for the Kovalev trade will be posted this evening. His value goes from not much to pretty good (for one-year leagues, anyway).


Brooks Orpik will be out for at least a month with a broken finger. Matt Niskanen will see increased ice time. This is another huge blow to an already decimated Penguins squad.


Cory Schneider is starting for Vancouver tonight.


I like the Maxwell trade to Atlanta – his value rises a bit. Nigel Dawes is a dime-a-dozen AHL player, and Sopel is a steady defensive defenseman. Full analysis also up later this evening.


Ottawa has claimed Marek Svatos off of waivers. He’ll get ice time to produce – nab him if you are in a deep one-year league and need an offensive boost.

 

Anaheim has shipped goaltender Curtis McElhinney to the Bolts in exhange for Dan Ellis. This move saves Tampa Bay money, as Ellis is signed through 2011-12 while McElhinney is a free agent this summer.

 

Anaheim will now use Ellis to back up Hiller, but don’t forget about the Ray Emery wild card.

 

My Fantasy Mailbag is now open – ask any and all fantasy hockey questions here!

 

Gates Imbeau with a must-read for all rotisserie league players – the top 10 G/SOG players.

 

If you are looking for a young player to target at the deadline this year – Boston’s Jordan Caron is one. He could find his way into the top six in 2011-12.

 

I wounder where Edmonton would be if they had started Devan Dubnyk a bit more this season instead of Khabibulin? Probably near the bottom… but Dubnyk has been miles better than his Russian counterpart all season long.

 

38 stops on 39 shots against last night for Dubnyk.

 

Tom Gilbert has five points in five games (all assists).

 

Justin Williams has nine points in his last seven games.

 

Antti Niemi, you have proven me wrong. He won his 19th game since December 1st last night against Pittsburgh, and has been arguably the best goalie in the league over the past two months.

 

Andrew Ladd is back on fire after a bit of a mid-season lull in production. He should eclipse the 60 point mark this season.

 

James Neal was pointless in his Pittsburgh debut, but he did see over 20 minutes of ice time. I saw a GM in one of my leagues (keeper) trade him straight up for Dany Heatley!

 

Matt Niskanen saw close to 20 minutes as well, but he saw none of those minutes with the man advantage.