March 19, 2014

Dobber Sports

2014-03-19

David Desharnais had one point in 21 games to start the year. Seems like a distant memory now, doesn’t it? I think, on November 17, the most optimistic Desharnais owner didn’t think 50 points was even possible. He has 42 in his last 46 games and if he has 11 in his next 12 he will end up with 54 points. Amazing. Let’s say he does that. He ends up with 53 in his last 58 games, which is around a 75-point pace. Do you give him such an upside? I went from thinking he could be a 70-point guy to thinking he needs a new team just to be a 50-point guy again… to come full circle and think maybe 70? Naw, too bold. 65?

Thomas Vanek scored his first goal in  Montreal uniform. And his second. And third. After five games with just one assist, it wasn’t for lack of trying – he has 25 shots in the six games with his new team. Will he stay there? Montreal will certainly try to keep him. But I don’t see it. He’ll be looking for a king’s ransom. Though, if I remember correctly, the Habs can offer him an extra year that other team’s can’t since they already own him. So if they go max term they have a shot.

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Jamie McGinn has six points in four games now, taking advantage of the Parenteau injury and added ice time that entails.

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The Rangers scored eight goals, Derick Brassard tallied three points, was plus-4 and had four hits. He had gone eight games without a point, so I would guess that this gets him back on track.

Brad Richards – zero points. Here were the line combos:

 

20.34%

EV

16 BRASSARD,DERICK – 26 ST. LOUIS,MARTIN – 36 ZUCCARELLO,MATS