i wsa over at a buddy's last night to watch some baseball but we also surfed over to watch hockey too. funny to me that we could watch 2 hockey games in the time that it took those guys to play one baseball game last night in Boston. i LOVE baseball, really, i'm not being sarcastic there. i think i watch hockey cuz it's in the blood but baseball always seems to give me pause. now having said that i can't stand the Boston Red Sox, probably because for them to succeed they have to beat my Blue Jays. that and the fact that they're just plain evil.
Leafs give up 50 shots on home ice and lose a stinker. Sid the kid got his first 2 goals of the season finally. Nik Antropov looked strong.
Daniel Carcillo pocketed 2 goals last night and i had failed to put him in the lineup. PIMs and pts guys, expect it out of him. i'm thinking he'll be the 3rd best options for it behind Chris Neil and Sean Avery this season.
Vaclav Prospal with 2 goals. if you don't have him already, you aren't getting him.
Brian Campbell with 4 assists. the man is very much underrated in fantasy but he'll lead his team in ice time, QB the PP, he'll kill penalties and be a safe option at even strength. too many people ignore Buffalo for fantasy offense since they lost Drury and Briere this offseason but they still have plenty of fantasy goodness there.
Ray Emery had his 2nd start in Binghamton and he got the win. he'll be coming up asap and i'm betting he'll be starting. it'll probably be 50/50 for a while and the Sens may take this opportune time to see what they could get for Gerber. if you were hoping for something good for your speculative add of Brian Elliott earlier this week, you've wasted the move.
Travis Zajac had a 3 pt night and that will continue if he gets to continue to hang out with Patrik Elias and Brian Gionta. Zajac is a good Winnipeg kid too. he's a good add as a C4 in deeper leagues.
i'm liking how the Carolina Hurricanes are looking. they can be a VERY dangerous team to play against and with the work ethic of Rod Brind'amour i wouldn't want to mess with him. there's a reason why they call him "Rod the Bod", he's ripped. he's like 40 (ok i looked it up, he's 37) but you still wouldn't want to mess with him.
Alexander Radulov got over 18 minutes of ice time last night. here's hoping he's finally in game shape and can contribute like i, among others, have been hoping he would. he got a goal last night too.
i wouldn't want to be Mike Modano today. he took a hooking penalty with 27 seconds left in a tied game with Chicago and Jason Williams buried his 1st with 17 seconds left to let the Hawks go on their way on their road trip. the Hawks peppered Dallas with 40 shots while only giving up 18 shots in their own end. since Dallas could only muster 18 shots at home they must think they're Toronto. Toronto didn't seem like they wanted to shoot last night either.
if you thought that Pascal Leclaire's stats were going to continue for a long time then you need to reevaluate your hockey scouting skills. C-bus is a pretty bad team and they got schooled by Colorado last night. this just in, Joe Sakic is pretty good (hat-trick).
in the late HNIC game last night we finally saw something out of Markus Naslund. he got 2 assists and the twins tallied 2 (Daniel) and 3 (Henrik) pts as they beat up on the Oilers pretty good. Andrew Cogliano and Sam Gagner are both still getting plenty of ice time and that's going to continue it seems.
the Bruins stole a game in San Jose last night. Marco Sturm got 2 assists which helps my deep league team where i have to roster him at LW. Patrice Bergeron went 1 and 1 too. Aaron Ward (ignore) scored with 12 seconds left in the 3rd period for the thievery.