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DAILY PRIME- OCTOBER 31, 2014: SEDINS BACK TO NORMAL

Posted by steve on Fri, 2014-10-31 05:43

What a difference a year makes for Daniel Sedin, as the 33-year old along with his brother Henrik have re-discovered their scoring touch under new coach Willie Desjardins. Daniel's overtime game-winner off a precise feed from Henrik was a thing of beauty, but something fantasy owners had grown accustomed too over the years. Then, coach Tortorella came into town last season and Daniel's numbers slipped down to levels way below his offensive standards, scoring just 47 points in 73 games. Read more about DAILY PRIME- OCTOBER 31, 2014: SEDINS BACK TO NORMAL

IN STEVE'S DEFENSE: DROPPING STOCKS

Posted by steve on Thu, 2014-10-30 15:06

There is always much optimism with many defensemen that they will to continue to develop after breakthrough seasons or maintaining elite offensive production, but fantasy owners need to be cognizant of when they get off to slow starts. A mere blip on the radar or signs of things to keep coming? A few of the after-mentioned candidates are not reaping the expected retuns for their fantasy owners...
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DAILY PRIME - OCTOBER 30, 2014: HOWARD HUGE

Posted by ray on Wed, 2014-10-29 22:26

NY Ranger defenseman John Moore was suspended for 5 games by the NHL for his hit to the head of Minnesota's Erik Haula in Monday night's game.  Some were calling for a lengthier sentence because of his hit on Montreal Canadien Dale WIese in last year's Stanley Cup Conference Final round.  Moore should count his blessings that it wasn't longer... Read more about DAILY PRIME - OCTOBER 30, 2014: HOWARD HUGE

DAILY PRIME- OCTOBER 29, 2014: SETH GRIFFITH WHO?

Posted by steve on Tue, 2014-10-28 20:55

Another strong performance by rookie Seth Griffith tonight can further stake his claim to the top-line RW position alongside David Krejci and Milan Lucic. Well, let's see- should two goals and an assists open some eyes in most fantasy leagues? I should sure hope so as the 21-year old has collected five points in the last four games plus finding more chemistry with the Bruin's top guns. He is also getting plenty of ice-time alongside the duo on the power-play, elevating his fantasy value even more. Read more about DAILY PRIME- OCTOBER 29, 2014: SETH GRIFFITH WHO?

BETWEEN THE PIPES: LuONGoING FOR STABILITY

Posted by ray on Tue, 2014-10-28 08:25

Most likely, Roberto Luongo is not high on many fantasy poolies lists these days being the number 1 net minder for the Florida Panthers.  After winning the Southeast division title in 2011-2012, the Cats have missed the playoffs as they continue to rebuild as GM Dale Tallon is masterminding the Florida resurgence that is to come.  Remember that he rebuilt the Chicago Blackhawks team that won the Stanley Cup in 2009-2010 with most of the core players still around for their second Cup win in 2012-2013 Read more about BETWEEN THE PIPES: LuONGoING FOR STABILITY

DAILY PRIME - OCTOBER 28, 2014: RANGERS GO WILD!

Posted by ray on Mon, 2014-10-27 21:52

Darcy Kuemper’s dream start to the 2014-2015 season was derailed last night at Madison Square Garden as the Rangers exploded with 5 third period goals to cap a dramatic comeback victory over the Minnesota Wild.  Rick Nash continues his terrific scoring pace with a goal, his 9th on the season, and an assist that started the impressive comeback after being down 3-0 after 2 periods and without the service Read more about DAILY PRIME - OCTOBER 28, 2014: RANGERS GO WILD!

DAILY PRIME-OCTOBER 27, 2014: SUNDAY RECAP

Posted by steve on Mon, 2014-10-27 15:26

***Check back tomorrow as we bring you the latest installment of "BETWEEN THE PIPES".  This week features a team from the Sunshine State.  "BETWEEN THE PIPES" is brought to you every Tuesday. Read more about DAILY PRIME-OCTOBER 27, 2014: SUNDAY RECAP

ADD'EM: PLENTY OF "D" TO GO AROUND

Posted by steve on Mon, 2014-10-27 05:18

There are a few repeat customers in this week's column, but we focus on defensemen, young and old, that can help your teams. It's never easy to get your hands on blueliners with 35-40 point upside, so pay special attention to the few that we highlight this week: Read more about ADD'EM: PLENTY OF "D" TO GO AROUND

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE - OCTOBER 26, 2014

Posted by ray on Sun, 2014-10-26 08:37

Got my coffee and ready to roll, but no roll with my coffee this morning. 

Not only did the San Jose Sharks lose to the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 Saturday, they have now lost 4 in a row.  I thought Buffalo was the sort of team that you stopped losing streaks with?

The Sabres scored twice on 15 SOG.  Just think, if they took more shots they’d score more goals.  If only it worked like that. Read more about SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE - OCTOBER 26, 2014

DAILY PRIME - OCTOBER 26, 2014: PRICE IS RIGHT FOR REVENGE

Posted by ray on Sun, 2014-10-26 07:59

The Buffalo Sabres picked up their second win of the season with a road win over the San Jose Sharks who have lost 4 in a row after a 4-0-1 start.  Don’t put much stock in the Buffalo “road warrior” moniker as both of their wins have come on the road.  Still, no one is fantasy-worthy at this point in time…The Sharks play 7 of their next 9 on the road, so they will need to become “road warriors” if they want to stay close in the division and league leaders in the Western Conference… Read more about DAILY PRIME - OCTOBER 26, 2014: PRICE IS RIGHT FOR REVENGE

DAILY PRIME - OCTOBER 25, 2014: THIS GIBSON PLAYS SMOOTH

Posted by ray on Sat, 2014-10-25 11:17

In his return after a brief conditioning stint in the AHL, Anaheim G John Gibson had an easy go of it against the Columbus Blue Jackets, turning aside 16 of 17 SOG for his first win of the season.  With the stellar play of Frederik Andersen so far this year, it looks like Gibson will get spot starts unless Andersen begins to falter.  Everything looks to be in Andersen’s favor, but one never knows how qui Read more about DAILY PRIME - OCTOBER 25, 2014: THIS GIBSON PLAYS SMOOTH

DAILY PRIME- OCTOBER 24, 2014: FANTASY FALLOUT OVER CHARA INJURY

Posted by steve on Fri, 2014-10-24 05:53

We need to start our column today with the news that monster defenseman Zdeno Chara hurt his knee last night during the first period of Boston's 3-2 loss to the Islanders and will miss 4-6 weeks. An obvious huge blow to the Bruins and to Chara fantasy owners, but he was off to a slow start with 3 points in 9 games and has seen his offensive production decline in recent years. Read more about DAILY PRIME- OCTOBER 24, 2014: FANTASY FALLOUT OVER CHARA INJURY

IN STEVE'S DEFENSE: VETERAN HELP TO CONSIDER

Posted by steve on Thu, 2014-10-23 16:46

There are several situations around the NHL where a few up-start defenseman have benefited from the absence of other key players to become viable fantasy options- Johnny Boychuk, Trevor Daley, and to a lesser extent, TJ Brodie. In the case of Boychuk, who will be returning to Boston tonight to face the Bruins for the first time since the trade, he has claimed top power-play duties as a result of Lubomir Visnovsky being out since the pre-season. Read more about IN STEVE'S DEFENSE: VETERAN HELP TO CONSIDER

DAILY PRIME - OCTOBER 23, 2014: OIL CHANGE IN THE WORKS?

Posted by ray on Thu, 2014-10-23 08:57

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the Canadian solider who was shot and killed in yesterday’s shooting in Ottawa. Read more about DAILY PRIME - OCTOBER 23, 2014: OIL CHANGE IN THE WORKS?

DAILY PRIME- OCTOBER 22, 2014: KESSEL NO MATCH ON THE ISLAND

Posted by steve on Wed, 2014-10-22 04:00

UPDATE Tonight's Toronto/Ottawa game will be postponed due to police action in Ottawa this afternoon where a soldier was shot and killed.  Please keep this in mind when making your daily lineups. Read more about DAILY PRIME- OCTOBER 22, 2014: KESSEL NO MATCH ON THE ISLAND

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