January 28 2015

Dobber

2015-01-28

Thoughts on some great under-the-radar waiver pickups, interesting line combinations and more…

***

Martin Brodeur announced his retirement yesterday, which I found to be quick. I say that because he stretched out his career a couple of seasons too long (the last time his SV% was above 0.908 was in 2010), and even patiently waited well into this campaign to sign with a new team in order to keep playing. So to suddenly announce his retirement out of the (St. Louis) Blue, without a “goodbye tour” or a big press conference that gets talked about for days in advance, well that’s what I didn’t see coming. And as with all fantasy hockey greats, let’s review what he’s done…

691-397-154 career record (49 of those 154 were OTL). A 2.24 career GAA. A 0.912 career SV%. But take those last five seasons off that and the numbers get better.

His best season in fantasy hockey was in 2006-07 when he went 48-23-7, 2.18 and 0.922. But his main value was in the 13 consecutive (pro-rated) seasons in which he had at least 37 wins. You just can’t buy that in fantasy hockey.

*

With Okposo out for the next month and half, it looks like the Isles are keeping their second line intact. Here were the line combos last night:

 

#1

23%

CIZIKAS,CASEY – CLUTTERBUCK,CAL – MARTIN,MATT

#2

21.6%