March 23, 2011

Dobber Sports

2011-03-23

 

Goldie says: Remember gargantuan goalie Jason Missiaen? The former Habs prospect is expected to sign with the NYR. I somewhat “broke” this news on Twitter. Read my analysis here.

 

How excited are my readers and forum members about my DobberHockey Minors program? This excited. As you may (or may not) know, I have a semi-regular feature every week or two in which I pull a gem of an article from the forum and post it under the “Called up from the DobberHockey Minors” section. It’s a chance for a regular Joe who has always wanted to write some fantasy hockey columns to give it a shot and perhaps get recognition. If you get enough recognition, you could James Reimer your way onto the big club and get a regular column. That’s how we discovered our latest columnist Tim Lucarelli. Anyway, this section in the forum is where you submit your article and it is where they are holding a tournament to name the “DobberHockey Farm Team”. Loads of fun, and they’re looking for your vote on the best name in each “division”, eventually whittling it down to two finalists over the course of the next two weeks. Take a look!

 

Stephen Weiss is day-to-day with a leg injury. Interestingly enough – Shawn Matthias is also day-to-day now, as he closes in on a return. Matthias, by many accounts, had played his three best NHL games of his career prior to going down, so that was bad timing – but also an indicator of a dark horse.

 

The Devils losing three of their last four has finally done them in. They just didn’t want to die, did they? But next year, I can see them rolling with Josefson, Kovalchuk and Tedenby on one line, and a re-signed Parise, Zajac and (???) on the next line. Not bad. Josefson has six points in his last six games.

 

Marek Svatos scored his second goal since signing late in the season, and his first goal since joining the Sens. I said right off the hop that he sucks, but it’s not like I’m an NHL GM or anything…

 

Nate Gerbe has five points in his last three games. He’s doing this getting 10/12 minutes per game. I really believe in this guy long-term. He’s not another one of my little-guy projects, he’ll work out.

 

Ottawa rookie Colin Greening has eight points in his last 14 games. They’re starting to lean on him, too, giving him 18 minutes or so. I can see 40 points next year from the guy, give or take.

 

Andreas Nodl snapped a nine-game pointless drought and Kris Versteeg snapped a seven-game drought last night.

 

Al Montoya is 8-3-4 now. He seriously needs a full-time NHL job next year. Any political crap preventing this will make me throw in the towel on the whole thing. If he gets a job, and goes 0