December 21, 2011

Dobber Sports

2011-12-21

 

Dobber's fifth annual Midseason Fantasy Guide – out January 6 with a special addendum update for January 13. 17 days!

 

Right after I say that about Brandon Pirri, the Blackhawks called him up! If he sees more than 10 minutes, it will be itneresting…

 

Here’s a promising Alexander Radulov update from Chesnokov.

 

It’s very likely that Claude Giroux will return tonight. Now that he’s let three other players tie him for the scoring lead, it’s time for him to pull back ahead! I don’t think there’s enough ammo in that stick to hold off Geno though…

 

Both Mikael Samuelsson and Marco Sturm left the Florida game with injuries. With David Booth out for the Canucks, that was a quite a trade… for the Vancouver/Sunrise hospitals…

 

I wanted to mention this because I’ve had an email per day for last few days from different people. It’s regarding my hyperlinks and to them (and most people) it would make sense if the links opened up in a new window. I agree with that completely. I write my ramblings on MS Word and each hyperlink in MS Word is set to open up in a new window. However, when I paste it into the site and publish it, that code doesn’t work. For me to set the links back to opening in a new window like I meant it, I would need to go through each one and highlight them, edit the link one by one. I know it only adds five or 10 minutes but it just doesn’t seem worthwhile. However, you will notice that any ramblings that I add throughout the day open up in a new window – that’s because I generally type those directly into the site. Sorry for the inconvenience there – and that explains why most blogs (such as Puck Daddy) do not link to a new window either. One thing I do is right click any hyperlinks and then “open in a new tab” when I’m reading blogs. Some of you may not have been aware of that trick.

 

Martin St. Louis has returned to practice with the team. There is no timetable on his return.

 

Fantastic stuff in the comments section below by Pengwin – he pulled up info that shows that Niskanen’s assists are primarily (11 of 12) second assists.

 

In the last 15 AHL games, Brandon Pirri tallied at least two points in eight of them. Currently he is on a three game points streak and has seven in that span. The Chicago prospect has climbed past Jeremy Morin and Kyle Beach on the fantasy depth chart. Morin seems to growing into a hardcore, hard-hitting checker/scorer – more energy than top six. Beach is still a slow developing power forward. Meanwhile, Pirri is reminding me a little of Kris Versteeg. At this point I think I would even prefer to own him over Brandon Saad and Mark McNeill.

 

Benn Ferriero has been recalled by the Sharks because Martin Havlat will be out for "an extended period of time". My world was spinning out of orbit, but this news just pushes it back in the right direction. To really set it straight I need Marian Gaborik injury news. Then the comfortable predictable world will be back to normal.

 

The NHL is looking into removing the boards because they pose a danger to players who try to hop over them to get on the ice.

 

Oh man, I could dedicate an entire ramblings to just Havlat jokes, but then I realize that hopping the boards safely is barely a 50-50 proposition when I myself do it.

 

Video clip added below – beauty goal, CHI vs. PIT

 

So what do I lead with, Malkin or Turris? Let's go Turris.

 

Turris played 16:10 in his Ottawa debut, picking up an assist and going plus-2. He was on the second PP unit. Sounds like the Sens are indeed using him properly. No spotlight, just a solid secondary role.

 

With five points in two games, Erik Karlsson is up to 31 in 34 now. Only once has he gone more than one game without a point, consecutively, this season.

 

Derek Roy has