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SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE-2/26/12

Posted by ray on Sun, 2012-02-26 10:39

I have felt so lousy this week that I should call this piece “Sunday Morning Tea with Honey and Lemon.”
It appears to me that the NHL has decided to do their trades in somewhat of a reverse alphabetical order.  Vermette, Zidlicky, Wolski.
I guess Malkin showed Stamkos yesterday, huh?
Marc-Andre Fleury is having a wonderful season.
I’ve been seeing all these Nash to Nashville rumors around the ‘net.  Makes sense to me.  The name is definitely a fit. 
Perhaps Dallas should trade Steve Ott to Ottawa.

OFF THE WAIVER WIRE: ADD'EM FEBRUARY 20, 2012

Posted by ray on Mon, 2012-02-20 00:00

1. BRYAN LITTLE  C, WINNIPEG
After scoring 4 goals in his last two games, the talented center finds himself back on our list. Incredibly owned in just 39.5 % of ESPN leagues, Little is playing top-line minutes, fully clicking again with Evander Kane and Blake Wheeler.  He looks like every bit the scorer he was earlier in the season when he was on the verge of breaking out (Remember that 13-game stretch where he was held without a point only once!).  Jump all over him, because the word is getting out... Solid keeper league value.

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE-2/19/12

Posted by ray on Sun, 2012-02-19 10:38

Where are all the trades?  OK, Nick Grossman and then Hal Gill.  Is that all we got?
Alright another defenseman traded in Kubina. 
Soooo, let’s try to reason this alphabetically.  Zidlicky would be next then.
I already said a few weeks back, as possible as 2 months ago, that I was wrong about Mike Smith.  He is just making me look bad.  Good for you Mr. Smith.
There’s a lot of 2nd round picks flying around in those trades.
I don’t want to P-O any Dominic Moore fans.  He got traded too.  And he is in a better place.

OFF THE WAIVER WIRE: ADD'EM February 13, 2012

Posted by admin on Mon, 2012-02-13 00:00
  1. BRYAN LITTLE  C, WINNIPEG

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE-2/12/12

Posted by ray on Sun, 2012-02-12 10:37

Erik Johnson scored his 2nd goal of the season.  I am almost embarrassed for him.
The Rangers sure do have the Flyers number.  If they can get a good, solid defensemen they could be Cup contenders.  A power play quarterback would be nice and perhaps a solid clear the crease kind also.
Ryan Callahan had a hat trick last night.   Kudos!
Pekka Rinne saw 41 SOG and had better numbers than Tim Thomas and still came away with the loss.  He’s so good even in a loss.
Everyone in the Boston lineup had a SOG except for Campbell and Krejci. 

OFF THE WAIVER WIRE: ADD’EM February 6, 2012

Posted by ray on Mon, 2012-02-06 00:00
  1. DAVID CLARKSON  RW, NEW JERSEY

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE-2/5/12

Posted by ray on Sun, 2012-02-05 10:37

It’s nice to see that goalies like Ryan Miller, Tomas Vokoun, Ilya Bryzgalov are beginning to play like they are capable of.  Like they say, water always finds its own level.
The All-Star game festivities are always fun to watch, but it just doesn’t do it for me.  Give me the real deal anyday.
Can John Tavares make a run at the scoring title? 
I wish the Rangers defense were a bit more seasoned.  Mature.  Older, there I said it.
10 out of the top 12 players in +/- are from either Detroit or Boston.

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE-1/29/12

Posted by ray on Sun, 2012-01-29 10:36

Sunday Morning Coffee will return next week, so be sure to come back and check out what random tidbits of information Ray has in store.  Enjoy the All-Star game!

OFF THE WAIVER WIRE: ADD’EM January 16, 2012

Posted by ray on Thu, 2012-01-26 00:00

      1.    VICTOR STALBERG  LW, CHICAGO
With Patrick Sharp out due to injury, the talented 26-year old has found himself in between Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane on the top line.  Stalberg has scored 6 points in the last 4 games and looks poised to put up decent numbers until Sharp returns to the lineup.  Only owned in 14.5% of ESPN leagues, consider picking him up for the short-term.  With 2 decent home games this upcoming week (Buf, Fla, @Nas), look for Stalberg to continue scoring…
       2.   DAVE BOLLAND  C, CHICAGO

OFF THE WAIVER WIRE: ADD'EM January 23, 2012

Posted by ray on Mon, 2012-01-23 00:00

1.   NICK ANTROPOV  C, WINNIPEG  
Despite the slow start, the veteran pivot has been thrust into more of an offensive role with Evander Kane out indefinitely with a concussion. In their last game against Florida, his 4:08 minutes of PP time ranked the highest amongst Winnipeg forwards.  With 5 points in his last three games, Antropov is rounding into form when the Jets need him the most.  With a league high 6 games (all on the road) in the upcoming scoring period, he should provide a short-term scoring boost to your fantasy squad.

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE-1/22/12

Posted by ray on Sun, 2012-01-22 10:36

The battle between the New York Rangers and Boston Bruins proved to be everything I thought it would be.  The first meeting between these two ended with NY winning in overtime 2-1.  The next meeting should be a doozy as well.  Old time hockey.
Everyone in the Bruins lineup had a SOG.  They really come at you.
Ponikarovsky?  Really?  Does New Jersey think Ponikarovsky is going to help?  Lou?  Is everything okay?
I really thought Brian Burke was going to pull the trigger on a deal after Montreal traded away Cammalleri.

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE-1/15/11

Posted by ray on Sun, 2012-01-15 10:35

I found it amazing that with all the talent on the Detroit Red Wings that it was Drew Miller and Todd Bertuzzi who had the most SOG in the game with 6 each.
It was nice to see Eric Fehr get his first goal of the season the other night.  He has a boatload of talent and it’s only a matter of time before he starts producing on a regular basis.
Congrats to Jarome Iginla on getting his 500th goal this week!
That Ryan O’Reilly is having a good season, isn’t he?
I’m glad to see Peter Mueller return to the ice.   I wish him the best of health.

JANUARY 9th, 2012 - IS THE GRASS ALWAYS GREENER ON THE OTHER TEAM?

Posted by ray on Mon, 2012-01-09 09:13

There’s something about that new car smell or the feeling of moving into a new home that gives you the feeling that everything is going to be great from here on out.  But there is always the fear of the first scratch or the bills that come with owning a new home all which tarnish that “new” feeling.

OFF THE WAIVER WIRE: ADD’EM January 9, 2012

Posted by ray on Mon, 2012-01-09 00:00
  1. MARCUS JOHANSSON  C,  Washington

The 21-year old Swede highlights our list of potential impact players this week widely available on waiver wires across the board.  Owned in only 5% of ESPN leagues, Johansson will get extended minutes on the top PP unit if Nicklas Backstrom misses more time due to his head injury.  With 4 points in his last 5 games, the gifted youngster has definitely seized the opportunity and is making quite the impression. Washington’s schedule this week is loaded with 4 games (@LA, PIT, TB, CAR), 3 at home. Take a chance on him.

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE-1/8/12

Posted by ray on Sun, 2012-01-08 10:35

There is no other sound like the sound of a puck hitting the goalpost or the crossbar.
Vancouver was a game too late in beating the Boston Bruins.
The Bruins only scored 3 goals last night so the next game they’ll score about 7 don’t you think?
I am looking forward to the New York Rangers vs. Boston Bruins game on January 21st.  That will be the first meeting of these two teams and should be a doozy.
What has happened to Ryan Miller?  Do we need to bring the Olympics back?

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