January 13, 2012

Jeff Angus



Thursday’s Studs and Duds is up. Check it out here.


The Midseason Guide update/ addendum is posted now. If you still haven’t picked this up yet, and aren’t sure… take a look at last year’s Guide, free, and see for yourself.


Great news – Peter Mueller played for Colorado last night. I’d consider him a significant injury risk and wouldn’t really consider having him on my roster right now (unless you can afford to use up a roster spot), but it is still really nice to see after what he has had to endure over the past few years.


A news story that I hope isn’t true. Puck Daddy reports some Pens are losing patience with Crosby’s recovery.


“A few, certainly not all, of Crosby’s teammates are of the mind that he’s been symptom-free for a while, though they have no medical basis for that. Some think he should be playing. Some simply think he should be doing more to communicate, or at least be as visible as concussed defenseman Kris Letang.

Last week in Pittsburgh, according to three sources, a group of players held a 45-minute meeting to discuss a temporary captaincy. Another source disputed that any such meeting occurred. If it did, were those players kidding?”


Ottawa is 9-1-2 since the Kyle Turris trade.


According to the TSN panel last night, the Leafs really like James van Riemsdyk. I can think if about 28 other teams that would like to land the young power forward, as well. Not sure what Toronto has that Philadelphia would covet (and don't say Luke Schenn, please).


Bob McKenzie – "Vancouver are getting significant offers for Cory Schneider." I don't blame teams for offering a lot. Don't see Schneider on the move until the summer – he's too important as insurance in the playoffs (unless some team steps up with a ridiculous offer).


Surprise, surprise – Mike Green is injured again. His groin is bothering him again and there is no word on when he'll return to skating.


Tampa Bay's nightmare goaltending continued last night – Garon got the start, and promptly allowed three goals on eight shots against.


Tlusty, Staal, and Ruutu combined for nine points for the 'Canes. Staal has been playing much better lately (there was nowhere to go but up, obviously). He now has 10 points in his last six games.


Carolina defenseman Jay Harrison had two points, and now has six in his last five games.


Mike Cammalleri trade analysis will be up this afternoon. Off the top of my head – Montreal gains cap space, but we have seen how well they use it. Huge offensive upgrade for Calgary.


The full trade: Cammalleri, AHL/KHL goalie Karri Ramo, and a 5th round pick in exchange for Rene Bourque, prospect Patrick Holland, and a 2nd round pick.


Cammalleri started the game for Montreal, but was pulled halfway through the game and sent back to the team hotel. Very, very bizarre. Was the trade not done a few hours before the game started?


Uneventful Boston/Montreal game. The Bruins had little problem winning this one, an