April 26, 2013

Dobber Sports

2013-04-25

 

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The Interactive Playoff Draft List (get it here) has been updated based on the standings as of today, plus Columbus (still in it) as well as injury notes up to the minute. Get it with the Keeper League Pack, use coupon code ULTIMATE, get $3.00 off.

 

Sign up for Saturday’s Draft Street contest for a chance at winning cash. Details here.

 

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The Florida Panthers have clinched the worst record in hockey and now have the best shot at getting the first overall pick (not a slam dunk – don’t forget, the draft lottery system was changed and now all 14 non-playoff teams have a shot at the top pick).

 

Assuming Florida gets it, who do they take? Can you imagine a Huberdeau-Bjugstad-Drouin/MacKinnon line in a few years? 

 

How about Seth Jones on the back end with Gudbranson, Kulikov, Robak, and Petrovic?

 

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In real estate news, Ryan Miller has put his Buffalo area home on the market. Coicindental timing as the season concludes. Me thinks not….

 

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According to Kirk Muller, Alex Semin has a concussion and will miss the final two games of the season.

 

Some ice time and opportunity up for grabs this weekend. Could be the final push you need to win your fantasy league, so keep an eye on who slides into the Carolina top six.

 

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Unfortunately, Alex Chiasson's shooting percentage (46%) is unsustainable. Gee, ya don't say?

 

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A deep sleeper for the future – Texas Stars forward Justin Dowling. He was a nobody at the beginning of the season, and is now one of their go-to offensive players.

 

Here's a good read on Dowling. He was an ECHL All-Star before getting the call up to Austin.

 

Coach Desjardins immediately slotted him between Mike Hedden and Scott Glennie to replace the recalled Antoine Roussel on that line. A few games later, Glennie injured his hand and was replaced by Alex Chiasson, who the Stars were looking to put in a more prominent role in the top six.


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TJ Oshie will be ready to go soon, but will the Blues play him on Saturday against Chicago or save him for game one?

 

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Sergei Bobrovsky was fantastic last night for the Jackets. He is a lock for the Vezina in my eyes. Oh, and in other goaltender-related news, Ilya Bryzgalov was