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Alex Semin signed a five-year extension with the Hurricanes worth $7 million per season. He earned that with a fabulous year. That being said, I think we'll get two fabulous years in the next five… one so-so year, and two bad or injury-prone years. That's how I'd treat it in keeper leagues.

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So Joel Quenneville decides to use his Porsche to speed down the freeway instead of plow his fields and the result is a two-goal night for Michael Frolik (plus an assist). Well color me shocked. Frolik's fantasy output is going to continue at a good clip until it is decided that he needs to be out harvesting instead of racing. Could be next game, could be never.

On the plus side, all that toiling on a checking line and honing his defensive game has made Frolik a more complete player.

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Speaking of holding youngsters back, Tyler Toffoli was in the lineup for the Kings again. He scored. Again. Four games, three points, 47 minutes of ice time. I likes what I sees.

Three games without a point for Jake Muzzin, so the party's over. Or is it? He led all Kings not named 'Drew' in ice time with 22:32.

Mike Richards has been shut out of six of his last seven games. He's also a minus-12. Next lowest on the Kings is Rob Scuderi with minus-3.

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Jon Cooper has been named the coach of the Lightning, which is a relief for those owners of their rookies. He was the coach of Syracuse, so he's already coached Conacher, Johnson, Palat and Killorn.

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Matt Halischuk scored a goal in his last game for the Preds. He was plus-1 with four shots. Then he was a healthy scratch. What? The Preds situation, for fantasy hockey, has been a running joke for years. I like the Preds a lot, and admire their winning ways. But putting your finger on what to do with their players is like trying to organize ants.

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Since being moved to forward, Brent Burns has eight points in seven games. Not bad for a D-eligible fantasy guy…

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New Jersey's line combinations without Ilya Kovalchuk:

1st line - Patrik Elias - Travis Zajac - David Clarkson

4th line - Kostopoulos - Pesonen - Sestito

And the other two lines were literally mix and match. The most frequent line combo after that was Bernier - Carter - Gionta… and then Bernier - Carter - Henrique when Gionta was hurt. The plan was for Henrique to center Loktionov and D'Agostini, but the injury to Gionta messed things up.

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The Penguins continue to load up in advance of the trade deadline. The early bird gets the worm, and all that stuff. Love the attitude. Why wait until last minute? This way you can relax and make a proper trade decision, give them a few more games to get used to the team system, etc. They acquired Douglass Murray from the Sharks for a substantial price - two high draft picks (2nd rounders). That's actually a higher cost than Morrow and a 5th for Brenden Morrow and a 3rd.

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Anatoliy Metter take a look at five wingers under 25% owned, over at The Hockey Writers.

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My THN column from yesterday goes over some of the big moves of the last few days here.

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Big signing, but only when describing the player's size - the Sens signed Buddy Robinson out of the CCHA. The 6-5, 222-pound forward has little offensive upside, but obviously a bit of potential in terms of hits and PIM. But he'll need to show it in the AHL for several years first.

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Cal Clutterbuck could miss some time for this injury:

 

 

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Do you think Drew Doughty wanted this goal? Wow, incredible drive:

 


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MGW said:

MGW
Doughty Just moved him two days ago. Now, without a doubt, he's going to start producing like mad.
March 26, 2013
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Kenzan Kanzaki said:

Kenzan Kanzaki
Guy Boucher So, now that Guy Boucher has been let go by the Lightning ... what are the odds of seeing him as the next James Bond villain? Seriously - look at the guy! No makeup or anything needed! All they really need to do is write a script which allows Boucher to be himself (kinda like what they did with Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark) and you've got a memorable Bad Guy.
March 26, 2013
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Billy_the_Phil said:

Billy_the_Phil
Douglass Murray for two high draft picks (2nd rounders). Actually, the 2nd draft pick (2014) is conditional:

"In exchange for the 33-year-old Murray, San Jose will receive a second-round pick in both the 2013 and 2014 NHL Drafts. The 2014 second-round pick that San Jose acquired in the Murray deal turns into a third-round pick if Murray doesn't re-sign with the Penguins."
source: http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=662018

Still high price tho !

March 26, 2013
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jer_33 said:

jer_33
Ramble on... Frolik advice couldn't have been better timed.. picked him up yesterday on your advice.

As for Semin, a nice situation and extension for him. Alleviates the KHL risk and makes him a solid fantasy asset (dynasty league). I've had all kinds of terrible offers for him, based on the fact that he carried some flight risk.

Nice ramblings, as usual.
March 26, 2013
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Mr_Sausage said:

Mr_Sausage
Semin Contract lol..and I thought I would stop seeing ridiculous contracts post lockout. What was I thinking? If he can get that money then good for him.
March 26, 2013
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