Back on October 19 I wrote this about Max Pacioretty: “How the Frankenstein is this guy only 17% owned in Yahoo leagues? Concussion concerns aside, 5 Points in 5 Games people! He’s a Left Winger! Go pick him up before I talk about him again tomorrow…” And that’s me quoting me! (and copying Grey). Well since then his ownership has only gone up 4%. WTF? Are people that set at Left Wing? Hopefully his 2 Goals and 1 Assist last night will lead to proper ownership levels because he’s already a huge part of the Canadian offense. Just cross your fingers that some big mean Defenseman doesn’t concuss him again, cuz that could be the end of his season…
Ilya Bryzgalov – G (Phi): It’s not time to panic yet, but if you’re an owner I’d at least be looking up the location of the nearest tall bridge… Last night against the coldest team in the NHL Breezy gave up 5 Goals on 28 Shots. That’s now 3 or more Goals allowed in each of his last 5 games. That’s bad if your name is Steve Mason, let alone Bryzgalov. If you own Ilya (or if you just need a Goalie) I would pick up Bobrovsky. He’s definately getting the start tonight against Winnipeg and don’t be surprised if he stays in net until his next loss.
TJ Galiardi – LW (Col): I had this mexican drink as a sleeper in the preseason. Turns out he likes sleeping more than actually playing hockey. With 3rd and 4th line minutes becoming the norm it’s definately time to drop him (if for some reason you’re still hanging on)
Rene Bourque – LW/RW (Cgy): You know a guy is streaky when the announcers from the Colorado Avalanche point it out during the game. Hang on and enjoy the ride right now cuz it’ll get bumpy soon.
Olli Jokinen – C (Cgy): The Assist last night was on a BS empty netter. Still 6 points in 8 games isn’t nothing. I’m not buyin it though because……………….. wait for it……………… Olli is a JOKinen!
Brian Elliott – G (Stl): Granted the Canucks look awful right now, but a Shutout is a Shutout. On top of that Halak has looked awful all season. Awful awful awful. Elliott is the starter in St Louis for the time being, so if you need a filler you know what to do.
Kevin Shattenkirk – D (Stl): 2 Assists last night gives him 5 points in 9 games and I think he can keep up that pace. Which means 40+ if he stays healthy. Now if only he would start producing on the Power Play…
Bobby Ryan – LW (Ana): Only 2 Goals and 0 Power Play Points. He’s getting traded alot right now and I definately put him in the “buy low” category. Just don’t go nuts cuz Ryan is still relegated to the 2nd power play unit.
Well there you go on yet another short schedule night. Now shoot me your Q’s and I’ll give you my A’s… Seacrest OUT!