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DAILY PRIME - JANUARY 30, 2015: WHAT STOOD OUT

Posted by ray on Thu, 2015-01-29 22:53

WHAT STOOD OUT

The goaltending was in high gear last night between Carey Price and Henrik Lundqvist as Price continued his mastery over the Rangers with the 1-0 shutout over the Blueshirts.  Look for more performances like this for the remainder of the season from both goaltenders as both teams are favorites to go far in the playoffs…. Read more about DAILY PRIME - JANUARY 30, 2015: WHAT STOOD OUT

DAILY PRIME - JANUARY 29, 2015: NO STOPPING HOLTBY

Posted by ray on Thu, 2015-01-29 12:23

The Washington Capitals continued their dominance over the Pittsburgh Penguins with another shutout, this a 4-0 blanking, holding the Pens scoreless in their two meetings so far this season.  The Pens have yet to figure out Caps G Braden Holtby who is having an excellent rebound season under new Head Coach Barry Trotz.  Holtby raised his record to 23-10-8 with a 2.25 GAA and a .922 SP. Read more about DAILY PRIME - JANUARY 29, 2015: NO STOPPING HOLTBY

IN STEVE'S DEFENSE: WILL RETURN NEXT WEEK

Posted by steve on Thu, 2015-01-29 06:18

Our ISD column will back in full swing next Thursday, so keep an eye out! Read more about IN STEVE'S DEFENSE: WILL RETURN NEXT WEEK

DAILY PRIME - JANUARY 28, 2015: ISLES REIGN SUPREME

Posted by ray on Wed, 2015-01-28 09:15

The New York Islanders continue their supremacy over the Rangers this season with a 4-1 win for their 4th win of the season over the Blueshirts.  Jaroslav Halak almost had another shutout but lost it with just 10 seconds left in the game.  The Isles are tied atop the Eastern Conference with the Detroit Red Wings who beat the Florida Panthers 5-4.  Stephen Weiss was the offensive hero for the Wings with a goal and 2 assists.  Weiss is probably still available on the waiver wire and should be picked up as a lower end forward or for depth purposes…. Read more about DAILY PRIME - JANUARY 28, 2015: ISLES REIGN SUPREME

ADD'EM: WHO REPLACES BOBROVSKY AND OKPOSO?

Posted by steve on Mon, 2015-01-26 20:04

Josh Bailey LW, New York Islanders: The former overall ninth pick in 2008 has yet to pan out offensively, but he has been clicking on the top line alongside John Tavares with seven points over the last five games. If he can indeed stick there, he should easily surpass his career-high of 38 points and flirt with the 50-point mark. The long-term injury to Kyle Okposo should hinder the top unit's overall offensive production, but Bailey is defintely starteable if he becomes JT's main "partner in crime" over the next 5-8 weeks. Read more about ADD'EM: WHO REPLACES BOBROVSKY AND OKPOSO?

BETWEEN THE PIPES: WILL RETURN NEXT WEEK

Posted by ray on Mon, 2015-01-26 19:18

The weekly BETWEEN THE PIPES feature will return next Tuesday.  Sorry for the inconvenience but please check back next week.  Thank you. Read more about BETWEEN THE PIPES: WILL RETURN NEXT WEEK

DAILY PRIME - JANUARY 22, 2015: INTO THE BREAK

Posted by ray on Thu, 2015-01-22 09:09

The Toronto Maple Leafs came out flat against an Ottawa Senators team that had played a tough match against the New York Rangers the night before.  The Leafs fought back in the third period but Ottawa defenseman Erik Karlsson showed his All-Star form with 2 goals, including the game-winner. Karlsson proved once again why he is the top-rated defenseman in the NHL. Read more about DAILY PRIME - JANUARY 22, 2015: INTO THE BREAK

DAILY PRIME - JANUARY 21, 2015: NIGHT OF COMEBACKS

Posted by steve on Wed, 2015-01-21 05:35

*On a thrilling evening in the NHL where no lead was safe, we start with a feisty affair between arch-rivals Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. The game featured many fights and hits, including one by Zac Rinaldo that took out Pen's defenseman Kris Letang out of the game. That injury could be a costly one for fantasy owners but there is no word yet on the severity of his injury. The timing of it all considering the team won't play for another week could end up minimizing actual game-time lost for Letang. Read more about DAILY PRIME - JANUARY 21, 2015: NIGHT OF COMEBACKS

DAILY PRIME - JANUARY 20, 2015: GOALIES HEADLINE

Posted by ray on Tue, 2015-01-20 08:08

Jaroslav Halak and the NY Islanders keep on rolling along as they pasted the Philadelphia Flyers 7-4 yesterday afternoon on Long Island.  I’m sure the All-Star break is coming at a most inconvenient time as the Isles have gone 7-3-0 in last ten games as they haven’t scored less than 3 goals in each of their last 6 games.  John Tavares is starting to raise his game to another level and is bringing the rest of the crew with him as Nikolai Kulemin had his best game in an islander’s uniform yesterday with 2 goals and an assist.  If the likes of Read more about DAILY PRIME - JANUARY 20, 2015: GOALIES HEADLINE

DAILY PRIME - JANUARY 19, 2015: FANTASY FIVE

Posted by steve on Mon, 2015-01-19 08:35

*Derek Stepan: Undoubtedly as important to the New York Ranger's offense as any other forward, Stepan has collected four points in two games since returning from injury. His 31 points in 30 games has him squarely on a point-per-game clip which seems highly sustainable for the rest of the season. Start him with confidence as he should shatter his previous career best of 57 points set last year. As underrated a fantasy asset as they come.. Read more about DAILY PRIME - JANUARY 19, 2015: FANTASY FIVE

DAILY PRIME - JANUARY 18, 2015: SUNDAY GAME BITS

Posted by steve on Sun, 2015-01-18 09:39

First of all, is there a hotter top line in the NHL than Alex Steen-TJ Oshie-David Backes? The trio combined for five points in last night's 3-0 blanking of the Toronto Maple Leafs, improving their point totals to 49 in the last 11 games. Seriously? Proving to all fantasy owners that he is the "real deal" after his breakthrough 2013-14 season, Steen is currently riding point-streaks in goals and points, 5 and 9 respectively... Read more about DAILY PRIME - JANUARY 18, 2015: SUNDAY GAME BITS

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE: JANUARY 18, 2015

Posted by ray on Sun, 2015-01-18 08:31

This version of SMC is coming to you from Wells, Maine where it’s really cold but the coffee is really good!

I’ve been telling you that Boston has been getting their act together.  Don’t let last night’s hiccup against Columbus discourage you.  They are back.

T-Rask is back to being his dominant self.

Ryan Johansen looks like you ‘will’ be the centerpiece for the Jackets after all.  It has been a pleasure to see him rise to new levels.

Once Milan Lucic gets a head of steam, watch out! Read more about SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE: JANUARY 18, 2015

DAILY PRIME - JANUARY 17, 2015: OKPOSO BLOWS UP

Posted by steve on Sat, 2015-01-17 09:03

On a night when Washington coach Barry Trotz returned to the city where he coached for 17 years, we need to start with the monster effort by Kyle Okposo. His natural hat trick in the third period culminated in a 4-goal effort leading the Metropolitan Division front-running Islanders over the Penguins. Frankly,he was in extreme "beast" mode, boding well for his fantasy owners as Okposo and John Tavares(3A) should serve up huge numbers in the second half. Read more about DAILY PRIME - JANUARY 17, 2015: OKPOSO BLOWS UP

DAILY PRIME - JANUARY 16, 2015: WHAT STOOD OUT

Posted by steve on Fri, 2015-01-16 07:15

Shutouts reigned supreme last night in the NHL, but possibly the most significant one for fantasy purposes was the easy 18-save shutout over Buffalo by Devan Dubnyk. Why do I say that? The Wild have starved for a goaltending saviour all season long and the malaise in the crease had spread to overall poor play and dropping out of the playoff race fast. Enter Dubnyk, who was brought over by a trade from Arizona, and he starts his Wild career with a bang. All of a sudden, seven goals have poured in by a team that have been struggling mightily on the offensive end. Read more about DAILY PRIME - JANUARY 16, 2015: WHAT STOOD OUT

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