March 28, 2013

Dobber Sports

2013-03-27

 

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My thoughts on re-signing Higgins and Lapierre for the Canucks.

 

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One defenseman who I have my eye on for keeper leagues is Tyson Barrie. He has been very good in Colorado this season, but the team has been hesitant to give him ice time (he did have an assist in 20 minutes last night).

 

Kudos to the Avs for doing their homework on PA Parenteau – most expected his scoring to fall off without Tavares and Moulson, but he has been arguably even better this season in Colorado.

 

Without Iginla, the Flames got two goals from Mike Cammalleri. It is only a matter of days until Calgary moves a few veterans, and that will open up some ice time and offensive opportunities for other players. And this will give poolies some great depth/waiver wire options for the final few weeks of the season.

 

I'd expect Calgary to take a look at some young guys (Cervenka – on a one year deal, as well as Backlund and Bartschi).

 

Calgary has started the rebuild (if they are indeed starting it) about two or three years late… but better late than never I suppose.

 

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The Phoenix Coyotes could be on the move very, very soon.

 

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Calgary has traded Jarome Iginla to Boston for prospects Alex Khokhlachev, Matt Bartkowski, and Boston's 1st rounder this year (apparently that pick may come with some conditions).

 

I am going to wait for the dust to settle on this one a bit before writing up a trade analysis – will be on the way later this morning. I want to see where Iginla fits in with the Bruins, and so on.


Um… Iginla to Pittsburgh? I’ll have updates in the morning….

 

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Montreal/Boston played a very, very exciting game last night. Some thoughts:

 

PK Subban will be a Norris finalist this year if he keeps this kind of play up. He scored his 10th of the season (a 30-goal pace over a full campaign) and he is dominating all over the ice. Boston fans absolutely loathe him – a healthy hatred/respect thing going on.

 

Subban had two points and logged over 30 minutes.

 

Michael Ryder scored twice and had a great game – his deadly shot opens up a lot of ice on the power play – it rea