Alexander Semin becomes a free agent this year, but you shouldn’t care. Even presuming the 28 year old doesn’t return to Mother Russia, Semin has left a stain on fantasy stats for two years running. The conclusion of this season marked back to back 54 point campaigns, and this time around he played 17 more […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
It’s always interesting to take a look at players who exceeded expectations with career years (or even returning to past glory). Here’s three of ’em: Radim Vrbata – In 77 games, he scored 35 goals (8 above his prior career high), tallied 27 assists and put up a +24 (17 above his prior career high). His […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
I recently marked the occasion when I escaped from my mother’s womb (by which I mean built in a factory). This year it’s a milestone: I turned 30, which means hippies can no longer trust me. You may not trust me, either, because that Fantasy Hockey Degree from Razzball University is actually a phony. Nevertheless, […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
Telling you about Russian phenom Nail Yakupov is like telling you about Sidney Crosby in 2004. If you know anything about hockey, chances are you know about this 18 year old stud from Nizhnekamsk, Russia (yes, he was born after the fall of the Soviet Union…feel old?). Well, regardless, I’m going to tell you a little […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
12:22 a.m. – Well folks, it was fun. This series can still go either way, and we have some other fun playoff hockey as well. The New Jersey/Philadelphia series should be tough, the Predators came back (intentionally shorthanded) to close the gap against the Coyotes, and the Blues are too good not to bounce back against […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
In his third NHL game, the New York Ranger’s Chris Kreider scored on Ottawa’s Craig Anderson, which is impressive for a number of reasons. One, Kreider broke into the NHL in perhaps the fiercest first round playoff match this season. Two, the 31 year old Anderson has been playing like a vintage Marty Brodeur, at […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
Right off the bat it doesn’t look like David Backes had a bad season: 24G/30A/17PPP/+15/101PIM/234SOG…. Well actually, on second glance, that is a pretty good season… “Why do you hate David Backes?” I don’t hate David Backes VTB. In fact I’m not even sure why I thought my preseason “bust” prediction for him was accurate…. […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
Scott Hartnell had a magical season for the 2011-2012 Philadelphia Flyers. I won’t wax poetic (by the way, WTF is the meaning of “waxing poetic”? And don’t Google it either. HA! SEE! You don’t know what it mean’s either!) But back to my point, Hartnell was one of my preseason heart-throbs and I have to say after […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
Back in September I decided to throw out some deep sleepers and write glowingly about their potential to surprise us all. Turns out only 2 of the 8 decided to wake up this season. That’s an accuracy of 25%, which coincidentally is the exact same odds of getting a correct answer on a multiple-choice question. (Wow that really made it sound […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
The gloating about my best preseason picks will happen sometime in the next couple days, but tonight I feel like talking about hockey, non fantasy division. It’s going to be a great playoffs and Danny Briere and the Philadelphia Phlyers got it started in grand fashion. For those new to playoff hockey I will let […]Please, blog, may I have some more?