Another rough night for Martin Brodeur leads me to believe it could be official.¬† Most declared him dead after last season but I was still holding out hope.¬† Unfortunately Hope turned out to be a 300lb alcoholic.¬† Just¬†look at the stats:¬† 5-5/.899/2.81/0SO.¬† That is horrawful.¬† Another red flag is the fact that Johan Hedberg has been by far the superior netminder: 7-4/.920/2.24/1SO.¬† So what does this all mean?¬† It means if you need a Goalie pick up Moose Hedberg.¬† It also means Brodeur is not only¬†NOT a #1, he’s not even a #2 Goalie right now.¬† If you can trade the name and fill another need, DO IT!¬† It’s BrodOVER.
Ryan O’Reilly – C (Col):¬† This guy is what he is.¬† 1 Goal and 2 Assists last night after having no Goals and just 4 Assists in his previous 11 games.¬† RyO’Rei is a Waiver Wire All Star candidate, nothing more.
T.J. Galiardi – LW (Col):¬† Nice of you to show up and score a Goal¬†TJ!¬† Thanks for making me look good by calling you a sleeper in the preseason!…..¬†¬† Uggh.¬† The Mexican-Italian cocktail has been a big steaming pile this year.¬† Remind me to not mention his name again.
Kyle Quincey – D (Col):¬† Yes I know it’s an Avalanche heavy post so far, sue me.¬† But I felt the need to mention Quincey.¬† After a minor blip (2 Points last 9 games) Quincey responded with 2 Assists yesterday.¬† His season line is more than respectable for a Defenseman (3G/13A/8PPP/22PIM).¬† If for some reason he’s out there floating on Waiver Wire Island (just 69% ownership in Yahoo) go pick him up.
Ryan Getzlaf – C (Ana):¬† Easily Getzy’s best game of the season (1G/2A/+2/6SOG).¬† Pull 30 more games like this one¬†out of your butt and then we’ll be cool again.
Niklas Hagman – LW (Ana):¬† Hey nice empty-netter!¬† Is that the only way you can score these days??? There are certain players in every sport where I wonder how in the hell they manage to keep catching on somewhere.¬† There is Jack Wilson/Adam Kennedy/Nick Punto in MLB, Takeo Spikes in the NFL, and Hagman is that guy in the NHL.¬† Which means Hagman the Bagman¬†is making his one and only appearance on this site.
Max Pacioretty – LW (Mon):¬† I don’t like mentioning guys who are getting suspended by the Neanderthal Shanahan, but his absense last night was a big loss for the Canadians.¬† In fact Montreal is way too reliant on not only Max-Pac, but also Cammalleri and¬†Plekanec.¬† Take any one of those 3 out of the Montreal lineup and the offense falls apart…
Erik Cole – LW (Mon):¬† And here is a big reason why.¬† I was extremely dumbfounded when Montreal threw $18 Mil at this guy in the offseason and turns out I WAS RIGHT!¬† (well me and every¬†hockey analyst in the country).¬†¬† For fantasy purposes I could see streaming him¬†from time to time, but thats it.¬† This man doesn’t belong anywhere near a roster in a 12 team league.
Jordan Eberle – RW¬†(Edm):¬† Hat tip to frequent commenter Neely’sKnee for mentioning this guy yesterday in the comments.¬† I knew Air Jordan was having a good season but not to the extent that he is.¬† 2 more Points last night gives him 15 in the last 9 games.¬† Yes, please and thank-you…
Niklas Backstrom – G (Min):¬† Thats now 3 straight starts and make no mistake, Niklas without the C is the G in MinnE (again).¬† Harding and I had a nice run though.¬† Come back soon Josh!
Martin St. Louis – RW (TB):¬† 3 Power Play Points…¬†Dreis…. Tres… Trois… Three….¬† On the season!¬† You don’t need me to tell you that’s terrible.¬† But F it let’s push the chips to the center and go all in on this guy – BUY LOW!
David Krejci – C (Bos):¬† Great night with a Goal and 2 Assists leads me to believe a run could be in the works… No not the runs, a run.¬† Krejci is a¬†key cog in Boston and¬†an ideal #3 Center on your fantasy team.
Bruce Boudreau – (Ana):¬† This just broke late here on the west coast.¬† The Ducks fired Carlyle after¬†beating Montreal and immediately hired Big Boy Boudreau.¬† I am stupified by this move.¬† Carlyle and Boudreau are cut from the same¬†cloth and typically when a team fires a Coach the new guy is the polar opposite.¬† But then again I’m not in the Anaheim locker room all that often, so maybe Randy just had to go.¬† Fantasy wise I don’t think this will have much of an effect, but if I had to bet on¬†a guy¬†to benefit I’d say Getzlaf..