Dobber: I'll post my analysis on the Mike Fisher trade later this afternoon. Naturally, the wheelings and dealings in the NHL does not happen around a convenient schedule that works for Angus or myself! But rest assured, there will be one up - and Fisher owners should be pleased.

 

Daniel Alfredsson is taking at least two weeks off to rest up his wonky back.

 

Pittsbugh's fourth line interests me tonight - Brett Sterling alongside Dustin Jeffrey and Nick Johnson.

 

The top line will be Dupuis-Staal-Kennedy. Ouch.

 

Lupul will skate on a line with Bozak and MacArthur tonight. The Leafs are hoping MacArthur's strong play is contagious.

 

For those worried about Malkin's return (four-to-six months), don't forget that Dany Heatley overcame a similar injury after his car accident a few years ago.

 

Brad Marchand is second in the NHL at plus-25.

 

San Jose is 7-0-1 since snagging Kyle Wellwood off of the waiver wire. I'm just saying...

 

Patrick Maroon has nine goals and 17 points in 28 games ever since being traded to Anaheim from Philadelphia. Maroon is now Anaheim property and could get a look at the NHL next season.

 

Does anyone on here remember former phenom goaltender Jim Carey? Well, he was the last player to win consecutive AHL Player of the Week honors before Nashville's Blake Geoffrion did the same over the past two weeks for the Admirals. 13 points and a stellar plus-8 rating in four games will do that.

 

Anton Babchuk has been a pretty valuable defenseman for Calgary ever since the trade (and for poolies who held on to him). He had a goal, two assists, four shots on goal, and six blocked shots last night.

 

Is there a player in the league hotter than Antti Niemi right now? Niemi has won nine of his last 10 starts, and he has stopped 93 of the last 95 shots fired his way.

 

Carey Price's eight goals allowed effectively killed the fantasy week for any poolie who owns him.

 

Spring Training is just around the corner... pop over to DobberBaseball!

 

Some amazing stat lines for Boston last night:

 

Lucic - two goals, an assist, plus-5, three shots on goal, and 15 PIM.

 

Horton - one goal, four assists, plus-5, six shots on goal, and six PIM.

 

Boston had five players with multiple-point games. The Canadiens had seven.

 

Rookie defenseman Yannick Weber had three points for Montreal - I know a certain DobberHockey member will be happy to see that.

 

David Desharnais had a goal and an assist and was all over the ice.

 

A fantastic read on Long Island prospect Rhett Rakhshani from our very own duballstar014 - check it out here.

 

Sami Salo will return to the Vancouver lineup this Saturday. Dobber doesn’t advise picking him up, but I do (depending on your situation, of course).

 

If you are in a league that a) is one-year only, and b) places an emphasis on defensemen, Salo is worth scooping up. He’ll start off on the second PP unit in all likelihood, as Mikael Samuelsson is in the midst of a hot streak on the top unit right now.

 

Salo couldn’t be returning a moment too soon – the Canucks lost another defenseman last night, as Dan Hamhuis was smoked from behind by Ryan Getzlaf. I’d guess concussion. He left the ice under his own power, but he did look woozy.

 

Need PIM? Pick up Theo Peckham.

 

If Taylor Hall finishes the season with 25 goals and 25-30 assists, does that give him the Calder? I’d say Cam Fowler’s season has been impressive, as has Logan Couture’s. Do any of these three have enough to beat out Jeff Skinner, though?

 

Calgary won again, and Ottawa lost again.

 

I have one move all year to pick up a player and assign him to my farm who currently isn't owned by another team in the league - chose to use it on Ottawa defenseman David Rundblad. Still raw defensively but he has offensive upside and a big opportunity to play significant NHL minutes in 2010-11.

 

From Joffrey Lupul's Twitter: "Clarke Mcarthur just txt me saying "I'm gonna feed u so many one-timers ur gonna need off-season shoulder surgery". Hillarious. I'm excited."

 

Boston/Montreal was arguably the most entertaining regular season game I have ever seen:


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Marcus said:

Crazynuck
Yannick Weber Yannick Weber ole ole ole!!!
February 10, 2011
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Mabus said:

mabus
Malkin For people wondering how Malkin will play next year, Heatley is a tough guy to use as an analogue, since the season after the injury was the lockout season. Therefore, Heatley's first season back was 2 years after the accident. Regardless of the timing, it does show that he recovered well from the injury and posted back to back 100+ point seasons. We just don't know if it will take an extra year for Malkin to get back to the previous level.
February 10, 2011
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Curtis Curve said:

tcescon
Mike Fisher-wood is a Predator.
February 10, 2011
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Michal Sk said:

StevenY
... Nice, i first thought you were from Slovakia. I believe there are some of my fellows countrymen reading this site anyway smilies/smiley.gif
February 10, 2011 | url
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BoldClaim said:

Edney
Frolik HA! Bold and stupid. Thanks.
February 10, 2011
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Jeff Angus said:

angus
... Bold - look on the main page. It is right there.

Pengwin - it was a tongue-in-cheek comment. I am 23 and remember Carey very well.
February 10, 2011
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BoldClaim said:

Edney
Frolik Where's the Frolik breakdown - with Hossa's injury last night I'm expecting big things!!
February 10, 2011
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Dobber said:

Dobber
... Seriously Carson? What are you, seven? Who insults people like that beyond the age of seven?
February 10, 2011
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Pengwin7 said:

Pengwin7
Random 1. Everytime I hear Patrick Maroon I think of Pat Falloon. Ugh.

2. "..anyone on here remember... Jim Carey..." This is a fantasy hockey website with some of the most passionate hockey fans in the world, right?! I would hope that everybody on this web site over the age of 30 knows who Jim Carey... was.

3. re: Fowler. Angus... c'mon man... Cam Fowler has been "fantasy impressive". In the real NHL, let's remember the difference between Lydman (+25) and Fowler (-14). Same team, same forwards, same goalie. Plus/minus is great for apples-to-apples comparison of players on the same team. Defensively, Fowler looks as though he has been infected by worms and chemicals.

4. Deserving Calder Candidates: 1a. Brad Marchand, 29pts +25 (team best!). All points are even-strength or SH (incl. 4 SH goals!). 1b. Logan Couture, 36pts +13 (team best!). 1c. Jeff Skinner, 43pts -2. In Pengwins world (which rewards two-way forwards)... these guys are neck & neck & neck.

Carlson, Bob, Neuvy are probably my 4-5-6. Hall is my #7. Fowler is probably not in my top 10.
February 10, 2011
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Carson said:

Carson
... Dobber Nation Radio Show
Are you kidding me? What's with the host? My ears hurt after 5 minutes!
Get somebody who won't give you a migraine. Brutal
February 10, 2011
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DuklaNation said:

DuklaNation
... Michal, my login is in fact taken from the Slovak club team. That was when I had quite a few Dukla Trencin graduates on my fantasy team.
February 10, 2011
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Dean Youngblood said:

Dean Youngblood
Calder Anyone else think that rookie Sergei Bobrovsky is being overlooked a bit here? Skinner is the clear favourite but Bob should definitely be mentioned in Calder talks as he has posted a .918 SV% (tied with Price for 15th), 2.48 GAA (13th), 22 Wins (11th) and has his team 1st in the Eastern Conference.

I am sure the strength of Philly's Defence and the fact that he splits time with Boucher hurts his chances but BOB could go on a little run and definitely steal the Calder.
February 10, 2011
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Michal Sk said:

StevenY
... Duklanation - i agree with you, Babchuk is kind of sleeper. I don't understand why they keep playing Bouwmeester in first PP unit? Both, Giordano and Bouwmeester shoot left and Babchuk is right shoot and his shot is probably the second best on team. I drafted him (deep league) because he was so low on yahoo 0-rank and everyone forgot about him.
BTW is it Dukla(Trencin)nation? smilies/smiley.gif
February 10, 2011 | url
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Mack Gordon said:

Mackgord
Tongue Twister. "Off season shoulder surgery." Say that three times fast.
February 10, 2011 | url
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Larry said:

Rollie1967
Habs vs Bruins That game was insane! If you blinked in the 2nd or 3rd period you might miss 2 goals and a fight.
Getzlaf's hit on Hamhuis was more careless than dirty, but technically a hit from behind. Canuck dmen are getting killed! any trade deadline acquisitions might want to buy extra health insurance.
February 10, 2011
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Jason Laplante said:

jL67s
Jim Carey Jim Carey: Net Detective!

I think he won the Vezina, sometime essentially in his one or two full seasons in the league.

Amazing how some players just pop up for that one superstar level year, then fade completely out of sight.....
February 09, 2011
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DuklaNation said:

DuklaNation
... Babchuk has to be the sleeper of all d-men this season. 25 pts and he's hardly had any 1st unit PP duty on either team. Still amazes me that Calgary doesnt play him on the PP more. That is what he's there for, the other guys arent as good as him on the PP.
February 09, 2011
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