March 12, 2013

Dobber Sports

2013-03-12

The DobberBaseball Fantasy Guide is out now and fully updated – tell your baseball fan friends, I promise they’ll love this guide and how thorough it is.

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I was going to write a big thing about Beau Bennett for the ramblings, but it started getting lengthy as I did brief write-ups on the prior prospects in Pittsburgh’s system and how they fared on Crosby’s and/or Malkin’s wing. Then I just made it into a column and gave it to The Hockey News – here.

And Malkin’s injury was announced, as I was writing it.

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San Jose has only won twice in regulation in their last 19 games. They’re in the playoffs by one point. It doesn’t look good. And if they lose eight of their next, say, 13 games – the trade deadline gets a hundred times more interesting. If the Sharks become sellers – watch out.

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Bobby Ryan is really clicking on the Getzlaf – Perry line. That’s terrible news for Kyle Palmieri owners. He was really flying on that line before getting hurt. Now he’ll come back and perhaps not get that sweet job back. Things like that have turned many future 70-point players into 45-point checkers. This is the ‘luck’ factor I allude to with my advanced stats piece. In this case, bad luck.

Palmieri should be back in three or four games, so says Dr. Dobber

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The Preds have lost Patric Hornqvist and Colin Wilson to UBIs for the next while – they were placed on IR, so at least a week right there. This beatwriter considers them the most irreplaceable forwards on the team.  Disagree. Hornqvist they’re replacing every two weeks because the guy always gets hurt. Wilson, sure, you have a case there. But my pick is – nobody. They’re all replaceable. A dime-a-dozen, this group of 55-point forwards.

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Tyler Toffoli did not get into the game last night. Healthy scratch. The wait continues, for his NHL debut.

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Jamie Benn‘s injury was not a concussion – but he did suffer a wrist injury earlier in the Saturday game. I stuck the Martin Hanzal hit on him at the bottom.

Ray Whitney could also return – still questionable at this point. He’s missed 16 games.

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AHL player of the week – Patrick Maroon. He’s ranked 106 on the Fantasy Prospects list I updated last night. Maroon was called up Monday so we’ll see if he can ride that momentum.

OHL player of the week – Mark Scheifele. He weighs in at No.2.

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