March 17, 2011

Jeff Angus

2011-03-17

 

Oldie Goldie says: Here’s my scouting report on Ray Emery’s win last night. Hope you all heeded my advice from Monday’s School of Block. A bit risky, but he makes a great buy-low, sell-high option.    

 

Jacob Markstrom is out for the season after undergoing knee surgery. He will be healthy well before training camp in the fall.

 

Great news out of Montreal – Max Pacioretty should be cleared for full contact within three to five weeks, per TSN.

 

In Dion Phaneuf's last 26 games, he has 18 points and six goals (including the two he scored last night)

 

In Dany Heatley's last 100 games (including playoffs) he has 29 goals. Thanks to tGr on the forums for pointing this out. As I replied, he seems more interested in enjoying the California sun and monster paycheques at this point.

 

Kadri played 12 minutes last night for the Leafs.

 

Matt Lashoff also played 12 minutes. Both players saw one shift on the PP. The Leafs aren't going to be willing to give them ice time right now as they need to ride their top guns down the stretch.

 

Derek Joslin ahs three points in six games since the trade to Carolina. He played over four minutes on the PP last night (more ice time is available with Jamie McBain injured).

 

Drayson Bowman is pointless in 12 games since getting called up from the AHL. He's got a great wrist shot but isn't getting the ice time to produce right now.

 

Ray Emery stopped 30 of 31 shots for the Ducks in his first start in well over a calendar year. The Ducks won't want to play him too much, but they need all the points they can get at this point in the season. Emery is vastly superior to Dan Ellis.

 

Henrik Zetterberg scored (twice) for the first time in over three weeks last night.

 

Brian Rafalski had a huge impact in his first game back in a while (back spasms). He assisted on all three of Detroit's goals.

 

Rafalski's injury was one of the worst for poolies because he never progressed worse or better from the day-to-day status. He was a question mark for each and every game. Looks like the time off did him good!

 

John Carlson scored his first goal in over 10 games last night, but he does have six points in that span. He's a dynamic player but is focusing more on other aspects of the game (aside from offense) right now. He's going to be a very, very good fantasy defenseman to own for a long time.

 

Ovechkin scored a vintage goal last night – laser beam wrist shot high stick side while using the defenseman as a screen.

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I wanted to extend a well-deserved congratulations to Tim Lucarelli, who has made the jump into the columnist rotation! Tim posts on the forums as duballstar014, and he has brought his high-quality analysis to the forefront over the past few months in particular.

 

Keep your head up for Tim's weekly "Dub & Chase" column every Sunday!

 

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