February 25, 2011

Jeff Angus

2011-02-25

 

Dustin Jeffrey is playing tonight for Pittsburgh.

 

The Kings have waived Marco Sturm. A trade on the way, perhaps?

 

DobberNation for February is now posted. Check it out.

 

Brent Lemon's piece for Puck Daddy yesterday was phenomenal. Check it out here.

 

Cody Hodgson has played about 10 combined minutes over the past two games. He hasn't been particularly bad, but with Sedin/Kesler/Malhotra ahead of him, the ice time is tough to find. Look for Vancouver to add a center at the deadline.

 

My fantasy mailbag is open all day today! Ask any and all fantasy hockey questions here! Answers coming in the evening.

 

Spring Training is in full swing…. Pop over to DobberBaseball for all of your baseball needs! Two puns in one sentence… not bad!

 

The Flyers haven't lost to the Islanders at home in almost four years… Even if it is the Islanders, it's an impressive statistic considering the two teams play in the same division.

 

Bobrovsky had another very solid game for the Flyers.

 

Hamonic and MacDonald combined for almost 50 minutes of ice time last night for the Isles. Both players had an assist. With Streit back later this season and/or next year and a whack of cap space (not that they will uyse it), and things are shaping up nicely on the back end.

 

Tavares and Okposo combined for 12 shots on goal.

 

Bartulis is out for the season with a shoulder injury, and Pronger left the game last night with a hand injury. Philadelphia will definitely be in the market for a defenseman. Adam Foote rumors were swirling… he would be a good fit there.

 

Speaking of swirling rumors, Darren Dreger made mention of JM Liles-to-Toronto rumors. I wonder if Colorado would be willing to give him up below value to get rid of his contract (which isn't all that bad).

 

Liles is a solid defenseman – he hasn't meshed well with Joe Sacco, but he is a great skater and he sees the ice really well. Would be a nice replacement as a puck-mover for Kaberle.

 

Michael Grabner hasn't scored in five games. He had eight goals in the five games before his recent slump.

 

Claude Giroux could break 80 points this season. He continues to amaze me each time I watch him play – few players consistently make the kinds of plays in the offensive zone that he does.

 

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Mike Modano is playing on Saturday for Detroit.

 

Dallas looked much better last night – the return of Adam Burish seemed to provide a spark. Kari Lehtonen was sensational as well. I'm surprised more isn't being made with regards to how healthy he has been this season.

 

Brad Richards won't play before Monday's trade deadline. My hunch – he isn't dealt. Stephen Weiss is the crown jewel of available centers.

 

Jamie B