Souray has cleared re-entry waivers.

 

The Flames have placed Niklas Hagman on waivers.

 

Martin Brodeur is ready to start - he may start tomorrow night, but then again are the Devils in a rush when Hedberg keeps getting the W's?

 

Andrei Loktionov has been sent back to Manchester by the Kings, indicating a Marco Sturm return.

 

Fascinating re-cap of Dale Tallon's trade deadline day history

 

Do you think the Flames enjoyed their pajama party yesterday? Wow, those uni's were something to behold, eh?

 

Brett Sterling has a point in every one of his NHL games this season (five). And people wonder why I hold faith for so long in talented players. I can identify talent. I can identify potential. I can identify opportunity. That's all I can do - the rest is up to the organization to slide the puzzle piece into the right slot... plus a bit of luck. In Sterling's case, the piece was never put in the right spot and the one time it was (in ATL when Kovalchuk was hurt) - he didn't catch a bounce. But now he's caught a break, to the point where I think he'll be the last of the minor leaguers to stick when everyone returns.

 

As I said, I can spot an opportunity, but if it doesn't work out that's hardly my miscue. I'm still correct about the opportunity, it just didn't work out. So Kyle Turris owners have stuck with this guy for three years now. Do you think they're sick of him? Do you think if you offered them a late pick for him that they'd bite, just to finally get him off their team? Then do it - I think he'll be fine. It's moving very slowly, but that's also a lack of opportunity. If you remember earlier this year when Doan and several others were hurt, Turris was posting points every game. Opportunity.

 

It took longer than usual, but Gaborik is out again. Concussion. MZA and Wolski will see ice time bumps.

 

Late February and the see-saw battle between Neuvirth and Varlamov continues... I warned you thusly back in September. It again may take an injury to settle this.

 

The Windex Wonder - Rene Bourque - is at it again. After getting just 24 points in 50 games, he has six in his last three.

 

My opinion: Chicago and Los Angeles have teams that warrant inclusion in the playoffs. Dallas and Calgary do not. But Calgary is WHITE HOT and Dallas is without Brad Richards, so I think it will be Minny and Dallas who fall out.

 

Speaking of Minny -  Mikko Koivu is out for three weeks with a broken finger.

 

Jamie Benn is targeting a return to the lineup tomorrow night for Dallas.

 

We'll know by noon today whether or not the Rangers picked up Sheldon Souray off of re-entry waivers.

 

Goalie rankings are on the way

 

Peter Laviolette accidentally punches Ville Leino in the head during tirade. Hat tip to Puck Daddy:

 

 

 


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UKflames said:

UKflames
Jerry You forget that Dobber owns the site and he can do all of the chest thumping he want to.smilies/cheesy.gif
February 22, 2011
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Jerry said:

CallMeJerry
Quit the chest thumping, Dobber And people wonder why I hold faith for so long in talented players. I can identify talent. I can identify potential. I can identify opportunity. That's all I can do - the rest is up to the organization to slide the puzzle piece into the right slot... plus a bit of luck. In Sterling's case, the piece was never put in the right spot and the one time it was (in ATL when Kovalchuk was hurt) - he didn't catch a bounce. But now he's caught a break, to the point where I think he'll be the last of the minor leaguers to stick when everyone returns.



As I said, I can spot an opportunity, but if it doesn't work out that's hardly my miscue. I'm still correct about the opportunity, it just didn't work out.



As a long time dobber reader, I gotta say, dobber is getting more and more prone to juvenile chest thumping. Like getting all giddy when one of his "Band Aid Boys" gets a concussion. But this statement has to take the cake. So Dobber, you're saying you're never wrong - it's never your fault. Speaking just for myself, this does not give me more confidence in your predictions and projections. It makes me think you're a buffoon. Just stick to giving us quality analysis and let your record speak for itself.
February 21, 2011
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Renaldo? said:

Teh Doktor
Trade Confirmed by Penguins text.
February 21, 2011
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Renaldo? said:

Teh Doktor
Trade Mark Madden reported that the Penguins traded Alex Goligoski for Matt Niskonen and James Neal.

No confirmation from Pens texts yet.

Got Neal in two leagues! Yay!
February 21, 2011
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Draft Dodger said:

steve_oshp
Thanks Wanted to say thanks to the whole crew at Dobber Hockey. I've been in a keeper league for over 12 years, I've come close but never won. I occasionally checked out this site the last couple of years but this season I bought the draft guide and check in faithfully every day. There's still 7 or 8 weeks left but I am sitting in first with a healthy lead. I'm happy to take the majority of the credit myself but I realize I've had luck and some great insights gained from you guys.
Keep up the great work everybody and hopefully next season with your help I'll be in a position to repeat. Happy Family Day to the Dobber Hockey family!
February 21, 2011
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Sack Lunch said:

Sack Lunch
Leino punch HAHA I like how Leino kind of looks around discretely as if, 'did anyone see that?'
February 21, 2011
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