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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

BETWEEN THE PIPES: DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH START

Posted by ray on Tue, 2014-10-21 19:15

When I was trying to decide on which team’s goaltending I should write about to help you in your fantasy pools, I looked at all the bottom dwelling teams and found it very difficult to choose one so I put on some Victim Of Changes by Judas Priest and got inspired.  Lots of teams made changes to their creases for this year, some even starting at last year’s trading deadline.  For those looking for goaltending help, which net minder is going to give you the best bang for your buck? Read more about BETWEEN THE PIPES: DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH START

DAILY PRIME- OCTOBER 21, 2014: NO.1 FOR DROUIN

Posted by steve on Tue, 2014-10-21 04:35

The highly anticipated NHL debut of Tampa Bay winger Jonathan Drouin took place in Edmonton last night, as Alex Killorn's morning skate injury resulted in his last-minute addition to the line-up. Read more about DAILY PRIME- OCTOBER 21, 2014: NO.1 FOR DROUIN

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

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