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Ramblings: Updates on Weber, Danault, Olofsson, Kuznetsov, and Atkinson; Kunin; Lehkonen – February 13

We had a busy day for news considering it was a Wednesday. Let’s get to it. First, we got a timeline on Shea Weber’s injury: four to six weeks with an ankle sprain. For fantasy owners, if that timeline holds, he may be back in time for H2H playoffs. I say, “if that timeline holds” [...]

By |2020-02-12T23:43:16-05:00February 13th, 2020|Hockey Rambling|Comments Off on Ramblings: Updates on Weber, Danault, Olofsson, Kuznetsov, and Atkinson; Kunin; Lehkonen – February 13

Ramblings: Mantha returning; Jones, Atkinson injured; Zucker traded; Marino surgery; Horvat – February 11

  Anthony Mantha should be returning Tuesday night for Detroit. That is going to be a big boost to their lineup. This is obviously an offensive boost but we shouldn’t overlook Mantha’s defensive impacts. He’s been the most valuable forward Detroit has, defensively speaking, over the last two seasons. If he doesn’t start with Dylan [...]

By |2020-02-10T23:11:20-05:00February 11th, 2020|Hockey Rambling|Comments Off on Ramblings: Mantha returning; Jones, Atkinson injured; Zucker traded; Marino surgery; Horvat – February 11

Fantasy Take: Leafs acquire Campbell, Clifford from Kings for Moore, picks

  We got a fairly significant trade late Wednesday night (or early Thursday morning for some) as the Toronto Maple Leafs went and acquired their much-needed backup goalie in Jack Campbell, as well as winger Kyle Clifford, from the Los Angeles Kings for forward Trevor Moore and a pair of third-round picks. There are conditions [...]

By |2020-02-06T12:47:42-05:00February 6th, 2020|Fantasy Take - Latest NHL Moves|0 Comments

Ramblings: Updates on Patrick, Ghost, Ryan, and Mantha; Beauvillier and Pulock; Campbell to Leafs- February 6

  Big news for the Flyers as Nolan Patrick was practicing with the team on Wednesday, and he was cleared for contact. He was skating with what would be called the fourth line/scratches unit, indicating that he’s still not near ready to return. The young centre has been dealing with a migraine problem that has [...]

By |2020-02-05T23:21:35-05:00February 6th, 2020|Hockey Rambling|0 Comments

Ramblings: News on Byfuglien; Bellows recalled; Andersen injured; Robert Thomas – February 4

  Dustin Byfuglien looks like he is heading to mutual contract termination with the Jets, per TSN’s Frank Seravalli. If that’s the route this goes, then the Jets would free up cap space this year and next, and Byfuglien would be free to re-sign wherever he wants. I’ll leave the speculating as to what’s going [...]

By |2020-02-03T22:04:08-05:00February 4th, 2020|Hockey Rambling|0 Comments

Ramblings: Ullmark injured; Habs getting healthy; Benn; Kassian; Nashville ice time – January 30

  The Sabres recalled goaltender Jonas Johansson from the AHL, given the injury to Linus Ullmark. We found out that Ullmark will miss at least a few weeks with his lower-body injury, which with how it looked at the time is probably the best we could hope for. I was just crossing my fingers it [...]

By |2020-01-29T19:30:36-05:00January 30th, 2020|Hockey Rambling|0 Comments

Dobber Ramblings: Hockey returns, and so do Palmieri and Parayko; second half thoughts – January 28

  Kyle Palmieri was back in the lineup for New Jersey on Monday night, skating in his usual spot on the top line with Nico Hischier. He should remain there for the balance of the season unless they decide to trade him, and he should get lots of minutes. * Both Brendan Gallagher and Jonathan [...]

By |2020-01-27T21:45:01-05:00January 28th, 2020|Hockey Rambling|0 Comments

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

  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 [...]

By |2020-01-22T19:22:40-05:00January 23rd, 2020|Hockey Rambling|0 Comments

Ramblings: Updates on Schultz and Kahun; Buchnevich; Bjork; scoring rates – January 21

  Justin Schultz was in a regular jersey for the Penguins in practice on Monday. He’s been out over a month with a lower-body injury. The team has a game Tuesday night in Philadelphia and then is off until after the All-Star Game. It would make sense that they give him that extra week to [...]

By |2020-01-20T18:23:20-05:00January 21st, 2020|Hockey Rambling|0 Comments

Ramblings: Gallant fired; Hart injured; Farabee demoted; Ritchie waived – January 16

  The Vegas Golden Knights fired coach Gerard Gallant on Wednesday morning, which came as a pretty big surprise (though I’ll get to that). He led the expansion franchise to a Stanley Cup Final in their first year and another playoff appearance in their second year. He was replaced by Peter DeBoer, who had been [...]

By |2020-01-15T17:42:10-05:00January 16th, 2020|Hockey Rambling|0 Comments