Dobber here. Since we moved the grid on Goalie Post to the free section the membership has dropped by 50%. Suddenly, the move – and the purchase – isn’t looking so bright. But I am absolutely certain that if those in fantasy leagues with daily transactions understood just what they were getting in their membership for 83 cents a month, they would be lining up to get one. I want to share with you three of the emailed updates that I have received this week with my membership, so you can get a sample:
1. 8:06pm Oct. 29 – (no starter had yet been announced for CBJ but it was assumed that Mason would start – how many GMs did this email alert help?)
Allen York leads the team onto the ice (Shawn Mitchell)
GP Advice: This is possibly York’s first career NHL start, so if it happens, I’ll work up a premium scouting report for members
2. 4:30pm Nov. 02 – (We send a daily breakdown of goalie records vs. opponent, plus advice on how to play it)
Here are the goalie matchups for Wednesday! Please note Mike Smith isn’t confirmed, but very likely.
Bryzgalov vs. BUF: 1-3-0 with a 3.57 GAA and .860%
Miller vs. PHI: 12-8-1 with a 2.88 GAA and .905%
Gustavsson vs. NJD: 2-1-0 with a 2.55 GAA and .916%
Brodeur vs. TOR: 20-17-3 with a 2.53 GAA and .905% and 3 SO
Smith vs. COL: 3-1-1 with a 1.70 GAA and .934%
Varlamov vs. PHX: N/A
GP Advice: Jonas Gustavsson makes his fifth start in a row tonight, while Martin Brodeur is surprisingly starting tonight, as opposed to tomorrow, so look to see how he handles being thrown right into the mix against Kessel and company. Mike Smith continues to play well in a Coyotes uniform, while Semyon Varlamov has only won once on home ice this season.
3. 7:58pm Nov. 02 (This doesn’t help your lineup any, but it sure is great to get an update like this – Miller pulled, Enroth in … emailed minutes after it was done)
Ryan Miller gave up three goals less than halfway through the first period tonight and was just replaced by Jhonas Enroth. The first goal was scored after a juicy rebound into the slot. The second goal was a goal over his left shoulder from the right half-boards. Miller battled to make a real nice desperation glove save on Jaromir Jagr after that, but was beat by a Scott Hartnell slapshot minutes later over the same left shoulder from a very similar angle. Enroth is now in the game, making his third appearance of the season. Still 3-0 PHI in the first period.