March 07, 2013

Dobber Sports

2013-03-07

The DobberBaseball Fantasy Guide is out now and fully updated

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Don’t forget to pick your team for tonight’s Draft Street contest – it takes two minutes and your odds of winning $100 are 1/300 (give or take) – and that’s just if you were in a random draw! Since this actually takes some skill, your odds will actually be better than that (assuming you know your stuff).

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Ho hum, another day, another come-from -behind Chicago win.

Chicago has played half of the regular season games now. Nobody has beat them in regulation.

Their time may finally come though – both Patrick Sharp (possibly shoulder) and Andrew Shaw left last night’s game. Marian Hossa didn’t even get into the game as he was sidelined with an upper-body injury.

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Brandon Saad has six points in his last five games. His ice time is inching up as well, reaching 21:57 last night (due to the above injuries, but still).

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Mats Zuccarello‘s KHL team is now out of the playoffs – and the Rangers have stepped up their efforts to bring him back. I wouldn’t drop anyone significant for him, but if I had a wasted roster spot I would prefer to fill it with Zuccarello and see what happens.

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Pierre Lebrun digs into some trade rumors here, including Jarome Iginla, Daniel Alfredsson and Corey Perry.

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After the Blues blew a 4-1 lead halfway through the last game (lost 6-4), they called up Jake Allen from the minors. Apparently they will go with three goaltenders for the time being. Frankly, I think Brian Elliott will be moved, and soon. But whoever gets him, will be disappointed.

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If the Florida Panthers start winning hockey games with Jacob Markstrom behind them… then Vancouver GM Mike Gillis will have lost the gamble. He’ll have blown the Roberto Luongo deal. He tried to swing for the fences, and good on him. But he whiffed. Not that Luongo was going anywhere anyway, since Eddie Lack is out. But in the offseason, will Florida bother with Luongo if Markstrom was their savior? Would the Leafs bother with him if they continue the way things are and finish sixth in the NHL? Will the Blackhawks go for Luongo if they have a 40-0-8 season as it seems like? The answer is no, and there is no other option out there. And if Gillis wants to move Luongo, it will need to be much cheaper than he was hoping for.

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