February 22, 2013

Dobber Sports

2013-02-22

 

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Don’t forget to check out the free one day fantasy challenge over at Draft Street. Details here – some easy money to win!

 

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My Friday Five post for the PlayNow Sports Blog – included are my top five hockey movies ever. Check it out here.

 

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Taylor Hall is likely facing a suspension after a very reckless hit on Cal Clutterbuck. Hall hung his leg/hip and drove it into Clutterbuck’s leg. Looked a lot worse in slow-mo (as hits like this usually do).

 

Another 23 minutes of largely mistake-free hockey for Jonas Brodin. He won’t put up the points to contend for the Calder, but what he is doing as a rookie is really impressive.

 

Matt Cullen, a player I could see moved at the deadline, had two goals and a helper. He’s solid at both ends of the ice, a great skater, and great on the draw. I imagine a number of contending teams would have interest.

 

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Benn/Jagr were phenomenal against the Canucks last night, and Brenden Morrow was good too.

 

The difference in the game – goaltending. Cory Schneider was solid and made some big saves, while Cristopher Nilstorp did not.

 

The Sedins continue to roll offensively – they were creating a ton all game long against a depleted Dallas blueline.

 

Brenden Dillon and Stephane Robidas saw a steady dose of the Sedins, both at even strength and on the PK.

 

Jason Garrison scored a nice goal, blowing a point shot past Nilstorp. More of this, please, says every Canucks fan.

 

Kevin Bieksa is struggling defensively, but he is making up for it with his offense – he now has five goals in his last eight contests.

 

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Andrew Ladd and Blake Wheeler combined for five points and nine shots on goal last night against Carolina. Wheeler, in particular, looked great.

 

11 minutes of ice time and no points for Eric Tangradi with the Jets.

 

Ryan Murphy played for Carolina last night. And he played a lot – 24 minutes. The ‘Canes also played Michal Jordan on the back end – two rookies suited up, along with 20-year-old Justin Faulk.

 

Jiri Tlusty scored twice and continues to thrive on the top line with Semin and Eric Staal.

 

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Craig Anderson left the game last night with an injury. Um… can things get any worse for Ottawa? 

 

Ben Bishop was great in relief. Depending on Anderson’s injury Bishop quickly becomes a solid fantasy option. Apparently a sprained ankle.

 

 

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Gutsy win for the Jackets last night – Vinny Prospal scored a goal with 25 seconds left in the third to get the win. First game in front of new GM Jarmo Kekalainen, too.

 

Artem Anisimov left the game on a stretcher after colliding with Kyle Quincey’s elbow on the way to the ice – Quincey also left with an injury on the same play and didn’t return. Anisimov was responsive on the way to the hospital, which is a good sign of course.

 

Cam Atkinson had one helper in about 18 minutes of ice time – his first game in a while, as he has been on the shelf with an ankle injury.

 

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Silfverberg had a goal and eight shots – and he played close to 22 minutes. He didn’t look like a rookie last night, that is for sure.

 

He has also now beaten Brodeur and Lundqvist in the shootout in the same week. Not too shabby!

 

I was surprised to see that Gonchar wasn’t above 40 minutes of ice time last night. Kidding aside, he played 22 minutes. The Sens are going to lean on him heavily this season.

 

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Dougie Hamilton had two helpers, but he only played 10 minutes.

 

The fantasy value of Milan Lucic – plus-1, three SOG, two blocked shots, and seven hits.

 

Cory Conacher had a goal for the Lightning, and played his best game in a while. 

 

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