Ramblings: Oilers Love Their Yammy; Hronek Leaves Game; Grimaldi Hidden Gem? (Feb 17)



First, a couple of site announcements. We have gathered all the feedback (via the forum, Twitter and emails), plus our own notes, and we are moving forward with setting up the site to best feature what we do best – content. And from what I gather, because this is now on a new, modernized platform, putting in changes is now quick and pretty streamlined. Can't wait to see what's to come soon. Right now it’s still very much bare bones and looking more than a little awkward. Bear with us!

The Fantasy Guide will have a new release date for this year – July 29 instead of August 1. The Ultimate and Keeper League Fantasy Packs will be ready for pre-sale on May 1. And based on the success of last year's test run, we'll be translating the Fantasy Guide into French again too.

The Top 200 Fantasy Prospects List is late again. I have been going through entire team systems and carefully putting in any prospects that I've been missing, and this is a long process that I started two weeks ago. I'm halfway through. I may just post it before Friday from where I'm at, just to get something out there for you.


Since Sid the Kid returned from his two-month injury stint, he's fired off 19 points in 12 games. With a generational player like this, you pretty much need to subtract five years off of his age and then worry about his age accordingly. At 32, he's hitting his stride the way a 27-year-old 'regular' star would. At 1.24 points-per game this season and 1.27 last year, both numbers exceed any of his prior four campaigns.

What I'm thinking about Sidney Crosby right now is that this guy is about to roll into the playoffs with just 54 games played and hitting midseason form. Now that he has a seemingly capable winger riding shotgun, the Penguins could be a surprise team in the East.

That capable winger, Jason Zucker, now has three points in three games for the Penguins. Dominik Simon is the other winger on the line, but has just a point to show for it. Neither Zucker nor Simon are a part of the power play right now.

Bryan Rust is now pointless in his last six game