April 12, 2013

Dobber Sports

2013-04-11

 

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Today’s Studs & Duds – as always a good read.

 

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Don’t forget to challenge myself and Dobber in a one-day fantasy hockey challenge. Free to join, takes just a minute or two to pick your 10 players (unless you want to really do your homework to try to take us down), and the Top 10 finishers get a piece of the $300 prize. Details here.

 

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Three straight shutouts for Brian Elliott. I wonder how many fantasy league playoffs he is going to win?

 

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I can’t really comprehend what Pascal Dupuis is doing – three more points. His production without Crosby has been ridiculous (almost as ridiculous as his production with Crosby). Who saw this coming?

 

Jussi Jokinen had three points last night (as did Dupuis). He’s looked great in Pittsburgh. Don’t forget that he will be a Penguin next year, too. Has to bode well for his fantasy value.

 

Kris Letang had one assist in 23:31 of ice time – his first game back after missing a few with a broken toe.

 

Brett Connolly had a goal for the Lightning, but he played less than seven minutes. 

 

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Montreal:

 

PK Subban had a phenomenal game and continues his Norris-calibre season (right behind Suter). Subban had six shots on goal and two points in about 25 minutes of ice time. The point was made already – Subban probably won’t win the Norris because of his lack of even strength ice time (compared to other top defensemen). However, he has been as impactful as any defenseman in 2013.

 

Michael Ryder had two assists and was very involved offensively – what a great trade for the Habs (and I think Cole will work out nicely in Dallas, too).

 

Both Brendan Gallagher and Alex Galchenyuk scored – the value of good drafting and developing (although the Habs did get Galchenyuk with a high pick).

 

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Josh Bailey scored twice for the Isles – whenever I see him have good games, I wonder why he isn’t a PPG player? I guess consistency is the major issue, as it is with many good second/third line forwards.

 

Gregory Campbell played over 22 minutes, and finished with an assist. He’s a must-add if you are trying to eek out some points in your fantasy league playoff.

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Tough break for the Bruins:

 

 

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Filip Forsberg is coming over to North America, and he is going to suit up for a few games for the Predators. He should arrive at some point over the weekend. Great news for Preds fans, and for those of you in keeper leagues, it is nice to get an early look at a top prospect.

 

Speaking of skilled forward prospect