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BETWEEN THE PIPES: NOW THE TIME IS RIGHT FOR

Posted by ray on Sat, 2016-02-06 18:59

BTP: NOW THE TIME IS RIGHT FOR……

Steve Mason to take control of the Flyer’s crease with Michal Neuvirth out with injury.  Neuvirth was a godsend early on in the season when Mason couldn’t seem to get his footing down.  Mason has started the last 3 and has gone 2-0-1 with the Flyers power play becoming a force to be reckoned with.  We all know that Mason has the ability to be Vezina-like in net and that is what Philadelphia is hoping for down the stretch so as not to miss the playoffs again.  Look for a stellar second half from the former Rookie of the Year.

BETWEEN THE PIPES: ALL-STAR BREAK

Posted by ray on Wed, 2016-01-27 19:20

Primepucks will return after the All-Star break with a new BETWEEN THE PIPES article!  Enjoy the festivities!

BETWEEN THE PIPES: OUT WITH THE NEW AND IN WITH THE OLD?

Posted by ray on Thu, 2016-01-21 19:50

BTP: OUT WITH THE NEW AND IN WITH THE OLD?

BETWEEN THE PIPES: DIAMOND DOG OF THE DESERT

Posted by ray on Thu, 2016-01-14 19:40

BTP: DIAMOND DOG OF THE DESERT

BETWEEN THE PIPES: CUFFS ARE BACK IN STYLE! HANDCUFFS THAT IS.

Posted by ray on Tue, 2016-01-05 19:34

BTP: CUFFS ARE BACK IN STYLE, HANDCUFFS THAT IS

BETWEEN THE PIPES: ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS...

Posted by ray on Sat, 2015-12-19 21:58

BTP: ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS…

COREY CRAWFORD – some recognition as a top-flight goaltender.  I mean I’ve been involved in 4 consecutive shutouts lately, winning three of those, and have won 6 of 7.  And have won 2 Stanley Cups in the last 3 years.

SEMYON VARLAMOV – Some stability please.  II know I have the talent, I just need to stay healthy and gain some consistency in the crease.  I’ve won 5 in a row of late, but I’ve also had a stretch of losing 6 of 8 earlier in the season.

BETWEEN THE PIPES: SOMEWHERE, UNDER THE RAINBOW...

Posted by ray on Sat, 2015-12-12 12:12

BTP: SOMEWHERE, UNDER THE RAINBOW…

BETWEEN THE PIPES: WHO THE HELLEBUYCK IS THIS?

Posted by ray on Fri, 2015-12-04 20:34

BTP: WHO THE HELLEBUYCK IS THIS?

We take a look at Winnipeg jets goaltending prospect Connor Hellebuyck who was called up when starter Ondrej Pavelec went down with an injury.  This can also be your UNDER THE RAYDAR feature as well this week.

BETWEEN THE PIPES: WILL RETURN NEXT WEEK

Posted by ray on Sun, 2015-11-29 13:00

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, BETWEEN THE PIPES will return next week.  Hope you enjoyed your holiday?

BETWEEN THE PIPES: NO WORRIES, I'VE GOT YOUR BACK!

Posted by ray on Fri, 2015-11-20 23:18

BTP: NO WORRIES, I’VE GOT YOUR BACK!

Last Year’s New York Rangers showed how valuable a backup can be in your quest to make the playoffs as Cam Talbot stepped in for the injured Henrik Lundqvist and was nothing short of spectacular as the Rangers surged on their way to winning the President’s trophy. 

 

BETWEEN THE PIPES: HOW'M I DOING? - SETTLING IN

Posted by ray on Sat, 2015-11-14 14:41

BTP: HOW'M I DOIN? – SETTLING IN

A few teams have made major goaltending changes during the pre-season in hopes of solidifying their #1 in net.  PrimePucks™ will take a look to see how things are working out so far for the teams and their new goaltenders.  As former New York City Mayor Ed Koch used to frequently say, "How'm I doin?"

*(All stats through Thursday, November 12th’s games.)

 

BETWEEN THE PIPES: THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN

Posted by ray on Sat, 2015-11-07 14:08

BTP: THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN

Last week we looked at a few teams that needed to have a plan in place because of their different goaltending situations.  This week we will take a look at what young, talented goaltenders are already getting their foot in the door a little deeper with each solid performance by them and a few poor starts from the incumbents.

BETWEEN THE PIPES: BACKSTOP TO THE FUTURE

Posted by ray on Sat, 2015-10-31 20:04

BTP: BACKSTOP TO THE FUTURE

BETWEEN THE PIPES: KEEPING THE FAITH

Posted by ray on Sat, 2015-10-24 19:09

BTP: KEEPING THE FAITH

There is nothing more frustrating than one of the top players you selected in your fantasy pool gets off to a slow start, and that especially holds true if that player is a goaltender.  Top goaltenders are consistent point-getters as they usually get close to 40 wins and have good metrics along with pitching in a few shutouts along the way.  But what happens when your #1 goalkeeper gets off to a slow start? Let’s take a look at a few NHL goaltenders that have done just that; gotten off to a slow start.

BETWEEN THE PIPES: BOTTOM FISHING-WHO'S BITING?

Posted by ray on Sun, 2015-10-11 11:36

BTP: BOTTOM FISHING-WHO’S BITING

We are only just a few games into the regular NHL regular season and we are already seeing some positive signs, and a tough break, from what we consider the bottom teams of the NHL.  Let’s take a look at a few goaltenders that poolies may have steered clear at the draft table this September.

BETWEEN THE PIPES: SEASON'S END IS NEAR

Posted by ray on Tue, 2015-03-17 20:04

SEASON'S END IS NEAR

With the season winding down and a majority of fantasy pools in playoff mode, it is time to take a look at next season and project possible bargain goaltenders that could possibly give you better bang for your buck.  Also, this will be the last BETWEEN THE PIPES feature article for this season.  So, let’s take a look at some net minders you may want to take a chance on for next season and which ones may not be as good as they have been.

BETWEEN THE PIPES: LIVING THE DREAM

Posted by ray on Tue, 2015-03-10 16:21

LIVING THE DREAM…

BETWEEN THE PIPES: WHAT'S NEU?

Posted by ray on Tue, 2015-03-03 21:41

WHAT'S NEU?

BETWEEN THE PIPES: MAY I HELP YOU?

Posted by ray on Tue, 2015-02-24 21:52

MAY I HELP YOU?

As the regular season turns into the home stretch, many teams are striving to reach the playoffs and others are trying to better their positions.  The latter ones are all but set in the crease going forward but some of the former teams need to either fix what is wrong or improve on their situation. Let's take a look at who can help your fantasy team down the stretch in your quest for the championship.

BETWEEN THE PIPES: ISLE OF MAN, HALAK STYLE

Posted by ray on Tue, 2015-02-17 20:02

ISLE OF MAN, HALAK STYLE

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