Tuesday, October 14, 2008

RIP Alexei Cherepanov

I don't know if I should be more disgusted with the KHL or the local paramedics. Either way, hopefully we never see another young talent like Alexei die due this type of negligence. Just a quick update today.

Patrik Berglund - 1 G, 1 A, +1, 1 PPP, 1 SOG. A lot of ones across the board. Berglund might be a top 5 contender for the Calder this year. He's a necessity in keepers, and worth a look in all other leagues as well.

Manny Legace - Manny is always undervalued and if you're hurting on goaltending, now might be your last chance to still buy relatively low on him. Once people realize that the only way Mason is getting a decent amount of starts is if Legace gets hurt, you'll have a harder time making a lowball offer for him.

Craig Rivet - He's under the impression that serving as team captain means fighting the entire opposing team. 25 PIM, 1 A, +2, 1 SOG. Not bad at all cap! Rivet is a good 4th dman even in leagues that don't have PIM. If PIM count he's even more valuable, though he probably won't hit 25 in one game again this season.

Daniel Paille - Former 1st round pick who started to show what he was capable of (19 G, 16 A) last season. He collected two assists last night and if you're in a deep league, you should definitely check to see if he's available and keep an eye on him if so.

Marek Zidlicky - It sounds like his injury is worse than early reports let on. Might seem harsh, but with some good puck moving defensemen on the Wild like Burns and Johnsson (and eventually Foster), I wouldn't bother waiting the injury out unless you're in a deep league. Zidlicky could easily revert back to a 30 point season.

Ty Conklin - Stopped 27 of 28 shots and picked up the win. If there are Osgood owners out there who don't own Conklin, they're asleep at their keyboards.

Roberto Luongo - It's games like last night that kept me from drafting Luongo. Yes he's an elite goalie, but when your team musters a massive 10 shots on goal in front of you, you don't stand a chance.

Michael Nylander - He was off to about a point per game pace last season with Washington before he was injured. This year he has 4 points in 3 games. You do the math.

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