Interesting stuff in the kurtenblog, including some Crosby/Penguin facts:

 

Crosby had a 25-game scoring streak from Nov. 5 to Dec. 28 in which he recorded 50 points. 26 goals, 24 assists. Fifty freaking points. The next longest streak was Ilya Kovalchuk's (14 points in 12 games) and the next highest output was Corey Perry (22 points over 10 games.)

 

Pittsburgh had a 12-game win streak, the NHL's longest. The next closest was Washington, with nine.

 

Crosby had 66 points in 41 games. Prorated over a full season that's 132 points, which would've been the best output of his career and the highest since Mario Lemieux's 161. /end

 

*I promise to make Wednesday an Ovechkin-filled day. I'll pump the next tier of players - the Sedins and Stamkos - next week.

 

Jack Hillen signed a two-way deal, Monday, with the team that would best give him an opportunity due to their lack of defensemen. I’m talking, of course, about the Nashville Predators. And I’m also being sarcastic.

 

Danny Syvret has signed with the Blues. As the No.9 defenseman there, that puts him about one slot below where Hillen is with the Preds. I can’t believe Syvret is only 26, he’s been around for so long.

 

Ottawa prospect Mark Stone is having a strong camp for Hockey Canada, making a case for himself in terms of getting on the WJC team. Hey, you never know with this high-scoring, but grossly ignored/brushed-aside prospect. I remember Corey Perry had a ton of question marks about him, not just about skating. And, uh, I think he answered those questions.

 

Here’s some great insight on the Teemu Selanne decision, and the injuries/issues that he is facing (and thus the reason for the delay).

 

Chris Pronger is targeting a return for the season opener. It’s cool that he calls himself a “Band-Aid” in what is clearly a shout out to DobberHockey. Really.

 

Top 10 Datsyuk plays – the dangle at No.1 was just ridiculous:

 

 

Keep firing me YouTube clips!

 


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Tyler said:

Medeiros
... "Chris Pronger is targeting a return for the season opener. It’s cool that he calls himself a “Band-Aid” in what is clearly a shout out to DobberHockey. Really."

.......Really? i didnt know this site coined the age old term.
August 09, 2011
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Dobber said:

Dobber
... Mick - glad I could help. I hope that Crosby and Malkin keep getting injured so you can continue to flourish with this strategy. Because if they don't, you're toast. Frankly, the odds are probably in your favor.
August 09, 2011
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Dobber said:

Dobber
... Kyle - did you notice he won an Art Ross trophy at the age of 21? And he posted a 1.5 points-per-game during the Cup run, something that hasn't been otherwise done in like a decade? It's a short-term memory some people have. The guy has struggled with his knee for two years. If that's behind him, watch out. If it's not behind him, then I look dumb and you look like a genius. Simple as that.
August 09, 2011
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DuklaNation said:

DuklaNation
... I understand the comparison, but Perry's offensive skills >>>>>>>>> Stone.
August 09, 2011
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mick said:

hawkdog
crosby Its great that you pump your pens, that way if I draft one I can trade him to a sucker for a retarded return, like both Sedins, Keep up the good work.
August 09, 2011
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Maximus said:

Mr Zizzla
@ Kyle Stamkos? See Martin St. Louis for the answer to your generational talent question. Take St. Louis away and Stamkos scores a 40-40 season. St. Louis is a HUGE factor to his success, he is the force that drives the Lightening, don't get it twisted.

Everyone thought it was Lecavalier and that he was potentially a generational talent, but we all see that he is not so what makes you think Stamkos is any different? Lecavalier was a BEAST until he got injured and got taken off St. Louis' line then he became the most expensive 60 point, 2nd line C in the game.

Sure Stamkos has his name on the Rocket Richard but he got that with a greasey empty net goal in the last game of the year where Crosby had to score twice in his last game to make it happen.

Crosby and Malkin also BURST onto the NHL scene and had tremendous rookie seasons (the latter winning the Calder) where as Stamkos snuck onto the scene at the end of year 1 and into year 2.

Crosby and Malkin have dominated with and without each other. As a Pens fan (yeah i know i am biased but i also watch more Pens hockey than most people on here) i have seen them both play at the top of their game, Crosby was a MONSTER last year and watching him during that 25 game stretch (both on TV and live), you could tell he was a man possessed and that no one was going to stop him from scoring (until DiPietro of all people did it!). During the '09 cup run, Malkin took the team on his back and won them the cup, see the Conn Smythe trophy if you don't think so. Against Carolina, he dominated with that BEAUTIFUL backhanded hat-trick goal on the set 'Geno' play and carried that into the finals against Detroit.

Both Crosby and Malkin have individually dominated for a stretch of time whether it's been the regular season or the playoffs and all of the accolades for them back that up.


Kunitz, Dupuis, Fedotenko, Sykora, Roberts, Armstrong, Ouellet, Recchi, Kennedy, Satan, Guerin, etc are no where near as talented as St. Louis and that's the list of wingers that Crosby and Malkin has worked with so far. If St. Louis and Malkin were on the same line, i could see Malkin scoring 130....easily.
August 09, 2011
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Kyle said:

lesouder
Not sold I'm not near as sold on Malkin as you guys here seem to be. He's shown flashes of brilliance and he definitely has the talent to be one of the best in the league however I don't know that I would be calling him an "generational talent" to this point. Above average absolutely but if we're throwing the term around so loosely how can you ignore what Stamkos has done so far. Their 20 and 21 year old season stats aren't that far apart. Is breaking that magical 100 point barrier the "you've made it" factor to being a "generational" talent?

That said if we're going to label him generational, I'd say it's more of an amazing thing that two of the three were both from the same draft year or that three successive years - '85, '86 and '87 - all produced a generational player more than it's amazing Pittsburgh has two of them. One was by luck after all (or was it? smilies/wink.gif)
August 09, 2011
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UKflames said:

UKflames
Two on the same team!! Funny you should say that because i have that very problem in my H2H league, one manager has Ovi and Malkin smilies/cry.gif (I have the third piece of the puzzle thoughsmilies/cheesy.gif)
August 09, 2011
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Dobber said:

Dobber
responding to hakaan loon's comment from yesterday...

I understand that I overdo it with the Penguins, but that is because they play such an important role in fantasy hockey. Yes, there’s a good chance that either Crosby or Malkin will be hurt and we’ll see the same crap we saw last year – a group of players who got 50 or 60 points. BUT, there is that fantasy hockey wet-dream where they stay healthy and justify the hype overkill. Keep in mind, half of my readers drop in once or twice a week – these extra Penguins notes are for those readers, and not the daily ones who are sick of this. And make no mistake – this is not about Crosby or Malkin over Ovechkin. If either player was traded to the Capitals, then this love-fest would be about that player and Ovechkin, while the guy who remains in Pittsburgh gets the treatment that Ovi gets right now. There are three generational players in the league right now and it’s amazing that two are on the same team.

August 09, 2011
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