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DAILY PRIME - OCTOBER 20, 2014: THIS ANDERSEN IS NO FAIRY TALE

Posted by ray on Mon, 2014-10-20 08:49

UPDATES:  LA King D Slava Voynov has been suspended by the NHL for domestic violence offense.  Length of suspension unknown until further investigation......Detroit's C Pavel Datsyuk and Tampa Bay's rookie LW Jonathan Drouin are expected to be in their respective team's lineups this week, although Drouin may not make his debut until Tomorrow night....Anton Stralman and Matt Carle look to gain the most from Victor Hedman's unfortunate injury.  Hedman expected to be ou Read more about DAILY PRIME - OCTOBER 20, 2014: THIS ANDERSEN IS NO FAIRY TALE

ADD'EM: GO WEST YOUNG MAN!

Posted by steve on Mon, 2014-10-20 05:47

For this week's recommended additions, Southern California teams are providing us a couple of huge opportunities to upgrade our rosters as well as a sniper emerging in the 'Desert. Like always, a young defenseman is staking his claim for more minutes in New Jersey, so we need to watch him as well. The season is young but the time is now to get our fantasy teams trending upward: Read more about ADD'EM: GO WEST YOUNG MAN!

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE - OCTOBER 19, 2014

Posted by ray on Sun, 2014-10-19 09:05

Cold, windy autumn day here in New York but I’ve got my hot cup of Joe right in front of me.

There were a lot of significant happenings for fantasy owners last night.  Some important fantasy players broke the ice or showed signs of life finally.  Boston’s defense seems to be awakening as Zdeno Chara got his 2nd goal, Jason Krug got his 1st and Dougie Hamilton scored his 1st and added an assist.

Chara had 7 SOG; out to prove critics wrong about his decline. Read more about SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE - OCTOBER 19, 2014

DAILY PRIME- OCTOBER 19, 2014: SUNDAY FANTASY ROUNDUP

Posted by steve on Sun, 2014-10-19 09:04

A few key injury news to mention coming out of last night's NHL action- Tampa Bay defenseman Victor Hedman suffered a hand injury that will keep him out for at least four games. If the talented Swede is out for an extended period of time, this would represent a huge blow to the Lightning and fantasy owners. Hedman was on fire to start the year with three goals and four assists in five games.. St. Read more about DAILY PRIME- OCTOBER 19, 2014: SUNDAY FANTASY ROUNDUP

DAILY PRIME - OCTOBER 18, 2014: VISITING, OURS!

Posted by ray on Sat, 2014-10-18 09:02

Three struggling teams were shutout at home last night, all by teams that struggled mightily last year.  Four of the six games on the slate last night were won by visiting teams. Read more about DAILY PRIME - OCTOBER 18, 2014: VISITING, OURS!

DAILY PRIME - OCTOBER 17,2014: NHL ROUNDUP

Posted by ray on Fri, 2014-10-17 08:38

It was a rare feat last night as two of the projected top teams in the Western Conference fought to a 1-0 shootout match between the St. Louis Blues and Los Angeles Kings.  Jonathan Quick (43 SV) held on just enough as he battled Brian Elliott (18) SV), proving that both are ready for the long season. Read more about DAILY PRIME - OCTOBER 17,2014: NHL ROUNDUP

IN STEVE'S DEFENSE: EARLY SURPRISES- WHO'S FOR REAL?

Posted by steve on Thu, 2014-10-16 13:49

With just two weeks into the 2014-15 season, there are several defensemen off to hot starts that have fantasy owners scratching their heads. Who's for real or who is not? The phenomenon of NHL'ers playing well beyond their natural abilities has become a frequent occurrence but it's alway more difficult to gauge at the beginning of the season. With the limited trends that we have at our disposal, we can always make well-educated decisions on which of these sleeper targets can actually help our fantasy teams in the long run. Read more about IN STEVE'S DEFENSE: EARLY SURPRISES- WHO'S FOR REAL?

DAILY PRIME- OCTOBER 16, 2014: 49 FOR HILLER

Posted by steve on Thu, 2014-10-16 08:32

For those of you who stacked up their daily fantasy line-ups last night with the high-powered Chicago Blackhawks, you were in for a rude awakening as Calgary's Jonas Hiller had other plans. The 32-year old netminder stifled Patrick Kane and company by turning aside 49 of 50 shots, many of which were of the tough variety. Read more about DAILY PRIME- OCTOBER 16, 2014: 49 FOR HILLER

DAILY PRIME- OCTOBER 15, 2014: HATS OFF TO SEGUIN

Posted by steve on Wed, 2014-10-15 05:55

After two uneventful games to start the year, Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn served notice that they are among the NHL fantasy elite by combining for seven points in the Star's 4-2 road win over Columbus. Seguin notched a "hat trick", while Benn cruised along with a goal and three helpers. We all tend to panic when our superstars don't immediately get in the scoring column, but these two have been proven scorers. Read more about DAILY PRIME- OCTOBER 15, 2014: HATS OFF TO SEGUIN

BETWEEN THE PIPES: INTO THE WILD GOALTENDING

Posted by ray on Tue, 2014-10-14 11:44

One thing you have to say about the Minnesota Wild in their attempt to be competitive in the Western Conference is that they have really transformed their team over the past few years by acquiring some top-level NHL talent along with mixing in their fine young talent which was all supposed to complement their strong point, their goaltending.  Who would know that their goaltending would come apart at the seams last year with last year’s starter Niklas Backstrom falling to injury, and Josh Harding succumbing to his MS illness?  Harding in fact had been postin Read more about BETWEEN THE PIPES: INTO THE WILD GOALTENDING

DAILY PRIME- OCTOBER 14: HABS BESTED BY BOLTS

Posted by steve on Tue, 2014-10-14 04:56

After being ousted by Montreal during last season's playoffs, the Tampa Bay Lightning were prepared to make a statement last night-and that they did. Their 7-1 romp at home included a dominating "hat trick" effort and 12 SOG from Steven Stamkos, while defenseman Victor Hedman completed the one-two punch with a goal and three assists. Read more about DAILY PRIME- OCTOBER 14: HABS BESTED BY BOLTS

DAILY PRIME - OCTOBER 13, 2014: RANGERS SLOPPY, KINGS NEAT

Posted by ray on Mon, 2014-10-13 08:52

It's Thanksgiving Day in Canada so we wish all our northern neighbors a very happy holiday!

Minnesota signs 21-year old defenseman Jonas Brodin to a 6-year extension.  Although the young defenseman won’t give you much in terms of fantasy points, he is a solid defender and is now locked up for 6 more years…… Read more about DAILY PRIME - OCTOBER 13, 2014: RANGERS SLOPPY, KINGS NEAT

ADD'EM: GRAB YOUR ISLES

Posted by steve on Mon, 2014-10-13 08:23

My first order of business in passing along any words of waiver wire wisdom is the following: pick up Johnny Boychuk ASAP if he is somehow still available. The window is rapidly closing as the Islander's recently acquired defenseman has set the world on fire with one goal and four assists in two games. Having inherited the position of power-play quarterback on a unit that features John Tavares and Kyle Okposo, Boychuk is breaking out right before our eyes. Read more about ADD'EM: GRAB YOUR ISLES

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE - OCTOBER 12, 2014

Posted by ray on Sun, 2014-10-12 09:39

It’s so nice when the air is crisp, hockey is back and my coffee is hot!

I think it’s safe to say Sidney Crosby loves Mike Johnston’s system.  Sid the Kid already has 6 points in only 2 games which comes out to 246 for the year at that pace.  Does anyone doubt that he could do it?  If anyone can, he could.

Who would’ve thought that Tomas Plekanec would be a point behind Crosby in the scoring race?  Sell high, LOL. Read more about SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE - OCTOBER 12, 2014

DAILY PRIME- OCTOBER 12, 2014:WILD ABOUT KUEMPER

Posted by steve on Sun, 2014-10-12 09:14

With two dominating wins over Colorado in their home-and-home series to start the season, the Minnesota Wild are off and running as a rising contenders in the highly contested Western Conference. While goaltending is their most often discussed concern, young Darcy Kuemper has silenced the critics for now after posting consecutive shutouts and stooping all 46 Avalanche shots he faced over the two games. Read more about DAILY PRIME- OCTOBER 12, 2014:WILD ABOUT KUEMPER

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