Olli Jokinen – What can I say?¬† He’s¬†been one of the better values of the entire season.¬† He was either drafted late or¬†dropped and picked up,¬† so either way he’s been a diamond in the rough.¬† I¬†had the Jokester for about a month and I believed enough to trade¬†him 2 weeks ago and so far its been a friggin disaster.¬† 4 Goals/3 Assists in the last 4 games (including last night’s ‘trick) has¬†me thinking of trying an Ollie off my roof.¬† On the bright side, I’m so far out of¬†it in that league I don’t need to worry about not having him for the playoffs..
Miikka Kiprusoff – G (Cgy):¬† Congrats on 300 Wins, but career milestones don’t get top billing here.¬† Oh yeah and thanks for having a great season in a year where I don’t own you, at the ripe ol’ age of 35 to boot.
Patrik Elias – C/LW (NJ):¬† I try hard to not be influenced by headlines I read on other hockey sites, but one on NHL.com caught my eye and forced me to write about this old fart.¬†¬†Elias has at least 1 point in 6 straight and 13 of his last 14 games.¬† He’s on pace for his best season in 3 years but lets be honest, owning Elias is about as exciting as going to the Doctor after your 50th birthday.
Sam Gagner – C (Edm):¬† The magic carpet ride continues for young Samuel.¬† I dare you to go find a better 5 game stretch by anyone this season:¬† 8G/7A/+6/6PPP’s/18SOG.¬† Go ahead I’ll still be here when you get back…
David¬†Jones – RW (Col):¬† I’m sensing a hot streak here.¬† 4 Points last 2 games as he is (finally) again paired with Hejduk and Stastny.¬† I can’t figure out why he hasn’t been on this line all season considering thats where he was last year when he had a career high 27 Goals.
Henrik Lundqvist¬†– G (NYR):¬† Here is what I wrote about the King in my preseason rankings some 6 months ago: “I almost never advocate taking a goalie in the Top 10, but gun to my schvontz Lundqvist is the guy I‚Äôm taking.”¬† Jeez I was pretty reckless back then.¬† Why would I put a gun to my schvontz???¬† Ah it’s not important.¬† What is important is that the King is creeping his way into my Top 5 for next season with every start he makes.¬†¬†The consistency he’s shown over the years is enough to make Gordon Ramsey’s Risotto jealous.
Corey Perry – RW (Ana):¬† If you didn’t see the highlight, Perry scored the game winner in Overtime after “stealing” the puck from Jussi Jokinen.¬† Well “stealing” may be a bit of a stretch,¬†it was more like an¬†MMA takedown.¬† But hey there were 2 refs within 10 feet of the play so if they didn’t see a penalty, then there must not have been one right?¬† RIGHT?!?
Saku Koivu – C (Ana):¬†¬†Broke his 3 game schnide¬†with his 10th Goal of the season and despite the small hiccup, Saku still has 22 Points in his last 27 games.¬† I gotta admit I didn’t think the old goat had a run like this in him, but if we’ve learned one thing over the last couple years, it’s that you never doubt a Fin.
Christian Ehrhoff¬† – D (Buf):¬† Christian has been ‘off’ this season, to say the least.¬† I thought there was a chance he could struggle his first season away from the friendly confines of Vancouver, but it’s been exceptionally bad.¬† He’s on pace for his lowest point total in 4 seasons and the +55 over the last 2 seasons in has turned into a -4 in Buffalo.¬† If it sounds like I’m blaming the city of Buffalo, uh….well…………¬†I am.