Ramblings: Cholowski recalled; Koivu returns; looking back on preseason thoughts – January 23

Michael Clifford



Dennis Cholowski was recalled by Detroit and played on Wednesday night before the break. This could muddle things for the blue line as Filip Hronek had been running the top PP unit, with Mike Green joining of late. Green being injured is the reason for the recall, so it’s a question of whether Cholowski will just assume Green’s PP role – Cholowski was getting a lot of run on the power play earlier in the year – or if it’ll be a forward.


Mikko Koivu returned from his illness on Wednesday night, so he should be good to go for those who have him rostered in weekly leagues when Minnesota hits the ice after their break.


Well, it’s officially the all-star break, which means it’s time to get away from hockey for a few days. Before we do that, I wanted to go over some misses I’ve had, at least so far this year. Things can turn around in the second half, but there are always players we’re high on that fail to meet expectations. Here are guys I was high on (via Fantasy Pros) that haven’t performed well this year, with the hope being we can learn something for next year. I’ll leave aside guys that were anywhere close to first-round picks, as most analysts will have mostly the same players up there. This is for standard Yahoo! leagues.


Timo Meier (24th overall)

I wrote about Meier a few weeks ago about what’s going wrong/what went wrong this year. For that reason, I won’t dig in too much further