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PRIME VIEWS: FANTASY TOP FIVE FROM NHL ENTRY DRAFT 2012-13

Posted by steve on Sat, 2012-06-23 10:09

      1.   NAIL YAKUPOV   1st Selection   Edmonton Oilers

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE-4/8/12

Posted by ray on Mon, 2012-04-09 00:00

Maybe not a good idea for the Red Wings to gain that extra point last night against Chicago.  Now they have to play against Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Senators in the first round.  Will be a huge series to watch.

The Devils are rolling into the playoffs by winning 6 in a row.  Watch them.

Florida had a very good regular season but run into the hot Devils in the playoffs.  Not good for the Panthers.

Malkin gets 50th and the Art Ross scoring title.  Congratulations!

Stamkos gets 60.  Tremendous!

OFF THE WAIVER WIRE: ADD'EM APRIL 2, 2012

Posted by ray on Mon, 2012-04-02 00:00

1. STEVE SULLIVAN  RW, LW  PITTSBURGH (32.2% owned)
 To be honest, I had totally written Sullivan off, but nine points in his last seven games cannot be ignored, especially when your linemate is Sidney Crosby. This is about the time when the experienced vets pick up their game just in time for the playoffs.  See Daniel Alfredsson in Ottawa, who was alarmingly quiet until he erupted last week. I just have a feeling Sullivan will end the season on a high note. Take a chance on him if you need help on offense.

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE-4/1/12

Posted by ray on Sun, 2012-04-01 00:00

Two Bruins who had better than I expected seasons point-wise were Brad Marchand and Tyler Seguin.

If he progresses the way he did this year, Seguin could be tremendous next year.  I’m just saying.

I always wonder why some guys just don’t bring it until the end of the season.  Then you have high hopes for the next season and they turn out to be a bust.

Jason Spezza switched this year from having a usually very good second half to a very good first half.

Daniel Briere is ready for the playoffs people.

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE-3/25/12

Posted by ray on Sun, 2012-03-25 11:41

Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen had an assist in 2 straight games now.  Get him in your starting lineup ASAP.  LOL

That’s a nice race now between Pittsburgh and the New York Rangers for not only the division title but the Eastern Conference as well.

The Buffalo Sabres have made a charge to get into a playoff spot.  They have had a very up and down and up season.

I don’t know what to make of this Marcus Foligno just yet.  Lou Ferrigno is a hulking figure, but Marcus….

It’s a shame that Montreal won’t make the playoffs this year after holding so much promise.

OFF THE WAIVER WIRE: ADD'EM MARCH 25, 2012

Posted by ray on Sun, 2012-03-25 00:00

1. MARCUS FOLIGNO  LW, BUFFALO (6.8% owned)

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE-3/18/12

Posted by ray on Sun, 2012-03-18 11:41

I think that Ottawa can overtake Boston for the Northeast Division crown.  Now that would be something.

Crosby is back and doesn’t look worse for the wear.

The Pens will be mightier than a lot of teams come playoff time.   Crosby is back, Letang is back, Mario is back.  Just kidding.  Making sure you were paying attention.

Can you imagine if Ilya Bryzgalov had played like this all year?  I think the Flyers would’ve had about 150 pts.

Everyone scored in the Philly-Boston shootout except for Daniel Briere.  Poor Daniel.

OFF THE WAIVER WIRE: ADD'EM MARCH 18, 2012

Posted by ray on Sun, 2012-03-18 00:00

1. DREW STAFFORD  RW, BUFFALO (53% owned)
The streaky winger has greatly underachieved after his 31-goal breakout season, but he has found his scoring touch in recent games.  He has clicked big-time on a line with Tyler Ennis and Marcus Foligno, collecting five points in the last three contests. However, we are recommending him strictly as a short-term pickup, given his history of torrid stretches followed by prolonged scoring droughts. Also, when the Vanek-Roy-Pominville line gets going again, Stafford's scoring opportunities will diminish.

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE-3/11/12

Posted by ray on Sun, 2012-03-11 11:40

The much anticipated return of Montreal defenseman Andrei Markov was finally received last night.  And guess what?  He got a power play assist. 

Boston losing Tuukka Rask for 4-6 weeks may put a strain on Tim Thomas. 

Alexander Semin had a decent January but finally got 2 points last night.  I’m surprised he is still a Capital.

Jamie McGinn is doing quite nicely as a member of the Colorado Avalanche.

When did Linus Omark sneak back into the Oiler lineup?

OFF THE WAIVER WIRE: ADD'EM MARCH 11, 2012

Posted by ray on Sun, 2012-03-11 00:00

1. RYAN MALONE  LW, TAMPA BAY (51.1% owned)
Currently riding a six-game point streak (3G/3A), the streaky winger has become the Bolt's top secondary scoring option with Vincent Lecavalier out.  He also resides on the top power play unit with Steven Stamkos and company, further enhancing his fantasy value.  If Malone can just stay healthy, he should remain a solid fantasy play going forward.
2. STEVE SULLIVAN  LW-RW, PITTSBURGH (55% owned)

OFF THE WAIVER WIRE: ADD'EM MARCH 5, 2012

Posted by ray on Mon, 2012-03-05 00:00

1. STEVE SULLIVAN  RW, PITTSBURGH
While currently on a 7-game point steak (3G/8A) for the explosive Penguins, the 37-year old veteran is still flying under the fantasy radar.  He has been paired with Jordan Staal on the second line, while remaining a permanent fixture on the top power play unit. It took him awhile to get going, but now is arguably the third best fantasy option behind Eveni Malkin and James Neal (not counting the injured Kris Letang). With four home games in the upcoming scoring period, pounce on Sullivan if you need help on offense.

PRIME VIEWS: THE NATHAN HORTON EFFECT

Posted by steve on Sun, 2012-03-04 21:00

On his own, RW Nathan Horton has been a marginally fantasy relevant forward throughout his eight-year career. He has never eclipsed 31 goals (06/07) or 62 points (06/07 and 07/08) in one season.

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE-3/4/2012

Posted by ray on Sun, 2012-03-04 10:39

I don’t know about you but the NHL trading deadline was kind of ho-hum this year.

I think Nashville did well with acquiring Paul Gaustad from the Buffalo Sabres.  He should help them win a playoff round.

What were the Canucks thinking about trading Cody Hodgson?  Zack Kassian should give the Canucks more toughness for the Cup run this year.

That was the most exciting deal of the day by far.

Columbus may have done themselves more good than bad by not trading Rick Nash.

MARCH 1, 2012 - TAKING INVENTORY

Posted by ray on Thu, 2012-03-01 09:13

Now that the NHL Trading Deadline has passed, and it was pretty much a non-event this year, it’s time for some fantasy teams to gear up for the stretch run while others are starting their playoffs.  For those fantasy teams that do not fall into either category and for those that are planning for next season, this is the time to lay down some solid groundwork and collect some information for some off-season trading and setting up your keepers for next season. 

OFF THE WAIVER WIRE: ADD'EM FEBRUARY 27, 2012

Posted by ray on Mon, 2012-02-27 00:00

1. CURTIS GLENCROSS  LW, CALGARY

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