Goalie Starters 12/19/2009

12/19/2009
Wild vs. Coyotes

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Daily Fantasy 3 Stars 12/14/2009

12/15/2009
Rangers-Panthers

In this section, I break down the top three fantasy hockey performers every night and cite why I chose them in particular. In addition, I will track the amount of times the players have received this honor and tally them at the end of the season. For the sake of clarity, I will be using Yahoo! standard categories (Forwards – G,A,+/-, PP, PIM, SOG; Goalies – W, GAA, SV%, SHO) and thus exclude player’s salaries.

Last night certainly was one for the offense.  Out of the 16 teams in action 10 scored three goals or more.  Most owners were able to smile at the end of the night, unless you own Steve Mason or Dwayne Roloson. Here are our standout fantasy stars for the evening:

THIRD STAR: Steve Sullivan, Nashville Predators (0-0-1) –  Sully came through in a big way last night scoring a hat trick on the aforementioned Mason.  In addition, the veteran winger posted a perfect plus three while taking a healthy four shots on goal and sitting two minutes in the box for high sticking. At the ripe age of 35, Sullivan shows no signs of slowing down following multiple back surgeries.

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Restoring the Rosters: Buffalo Sabres

12/14/2009
Florida Panthers v Buffalo Sabres

I previously skipped over the Sabres, so here they are.

Based on Matthew Pouliot’s series on Circling the Bases, I have decided restore the rosters for every NHL team. Like Pouliot, I have established some ground rules for my selections.

  1. Each team contains players they originally drafted or signed before any other NHL team. This includes players drafted and not signed, as well as European free agents coming over at an older age.
  2. I have chosen to leave retired players off the list, and lean toward players in the AHL rather than those deported (KHL, SEL, DEL, etc.).

Essentially I am choosing the best available players for a team to succeed in the current NHL season. All 30 teams will be covered, with grades assigned to forwards, defense and goaltending. After all 30 articles are written, they will be ranked in order. This series’ intent is to reward or shame NHL scouts.

The Sabres rely heavily on their drafting and development of young players in order to keep their payroll down. Due to their restrictions monetarily, the team has succeeded in producing a vast amount of NHL regulars as well as some well regarded players.  Overall, there really is no weaknesses to their lineup from the net on out.  A mostly young core, this team greatly resembles the team currently constructed but with more depth and much improved blueline.

The lineup for the Buffalo Sabres is as follows.

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Goalie Starters 12/08/2009

12/08/2009
St. Louis Blues v Philadelphia Flyers

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UPDATED @ 4:24 PM

  • Broad Street Hockey reports Ray Emery placed on IR.  Johan Backlund called up to backup the Flyers new starter, Brian Boucher.

UPDATED @ 4:49 PM

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Goalie Starters 12/03/2009

12/03/2009
Carolina Hurricanes v Dallas Stars

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Goalie Starters 11/25/2009

11/25/2009
New York Islanders v New Jersey Devils

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Goalie Starters 11/16/2009

11/16/2009

Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED 11/16/2009 @ 5:20 PM

UPDATED 11/16/2009 @ 4:55 PM

UPDATED 11/16/2009 @ 4:40 PM

UPDATED 11/16/2009 @ 4:20 PM

UPDATED 11/16/2009 @ 4:00 PM

UPDATED 11/16/2009 @ 12:00 PM

  • Lightning Strike’s Damian Christodero recently wrote “Niittymaki will keep playing until the coaching staff thinks his game takes a dip. Then it’s on to Smith and we see what he can do with his chance.” Going by that statement, Antero Niittymaki will start considering he remains in the league leaders in GAA.

UPDATED 11/16/2009 @ 11:10 AM

  • Rask confirmed here.
  • Martin Biron starts according to the rotation of Islander’s coach Scott Gordon.

UPDATED 11/16/2009 @ 10:50 AM

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UPDATED 11/16/2009 @ 10:25 AM

Yesterday’s Count: 6/6
Year-to-date Predictions: 496/502= 98.7%

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-Alexander Monaghan


Goalie Starters 11/13/2009

11/13/2009

Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED 11/13/2009 @ 3:22 PM

UPDATED 11/13/2009 @ 2:11 PM

UPDATED 11/13/2009 @ 1:05 PM:

UPDATED 11/13/2009 @ 12:05 PM:

UPDATED 11/13/2009 @ 11:55 PM:

UPDATED 11/13/2009 @ 11:45 PM:

  • The Calgary Herald assumes Ryan Miller to be facing Miikka KiprusoffKiprusoff confirmed by Brent Sutter here, Miller I would still list at about 80 percent.

UPDATED 11/13/2009 @ 11:30 PM:

UPDATED 11/13/2009 @ 11:22 PM:

  • Mathieu Garon starts for the Blue Jackets.  For what its worth, Steve Mason is killing me in both of my fantasy leagues, so thank god he’s getting a break.  Tom Reed at Puck-rakers has the full story.
  • Ben Wright at Blueland Blog expects Ondrej Pavelec to start for the Thrashers.

UPDATED 11/13/2009 @ 11:11 PM:

UPDATED 11/13/2009 @ 11:10 PM:

  • The Star Tribune’s Michael Russo reports Josh Harding is expected to start for the Wild, via Twitter.  As Russo mentions here, Harding has not started since October 16th so a little rust could be expected.

UPDATED 11/13/2009 @ 10:55 PM:

  • Semyon Varlamov makes the start for the Capitals today, Tarik El-Bashir of the Washington Post reports.
  • As you may or may not have read here, NHLHotStove.com is coming soon.  Right now I have added an About page and solved numerous formatting problems as well as sources for all 30 teams.  Check out our ever-changing beta here!

That’s all I have for now.  More updates to come.  If you have a reliable source with the starter listed and I have yet to post it, email me at thehotstove@gmail.com.

Yesterday’s Count: 18/18
Year-to-date Predictions: 455/460= 98.9%

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-Alexander Monaghan


Goalie Starters 11/04/2009

11/04/2009

Here are the expected starters for tonight:
UPDATED 11/04/2009 @ 4:46 PM:

UPDATED 11/04/2009 @ 3:46 PM:

  • Sun Sports FOX Sports FL reports via Twitter Tomas Vokoun will face Cam Ward.

UPDATED 11/04/2009 @ 3:40 PM:

  • Ryan Miller starts for the Sabres tonight by default.  Patrick Lalime is injured forcing a call-up for Jonas Enroth, Lindy Ruff notes Enroth may start this weekend.  John Vogl of Sabres Insider has the whole story.

UPDATED 11/04/2009 @ 3:22 PM:

UPDATED 11/04/2009 @ 3:00 PM:

UPDATED 11/04/2009 @ 2:15 PM:

UPDATED 11/04/2009 @ 1:57 PM:

  • Semyon Varlamov starts against New Jersey, Tarik El-Barik of the Washington Times reports.   Martin Brodeur will start for the Devils
  • As you may or may not have read here, NHLHotStove.com is coming soon.  Right now I have added an About page and solved numerous formatting problems as well as sources for all 30 teams.  Check out our ever-changing beta here!

That’s all I have for now.  More updates to come.  If you have a reliable source with the starter listed and I have yet to post it, email me at thehotstove@gmail.com.

Yesterday’s Count: 10/1o = 100%
Year-to-date Predictions: 337/342= 98.5%

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-Alexander Monaghan


Goalie Starters 10/31/2009

10/30/2009

Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED 10/31/2009 @ 5:15 PM:

UPDATED 10/31/2009 @ 4:45 PM:

  • Vesa Toskala in net, confirmed here.  Still awaiting word from Montreal, but I would guess Jaroslav Halak.
  • Tomas Vokoun listed as likely here.

UPDATED 10/31/2009 @ 3:00 PM:

  • All signs point to Chris Mason, Tomas Vokoun and Ryan Miller as the remaining starters.
  • Montreal’s starter is a “toss-up” as is Toronto’s.

UPDATED 10/31/2009 @ 1:55 PM:

  • The Phoenix Coyotes Official Site lists Ilya Bryzgalov as expected against his former team the Ducks.  Likewise, expect Jonas Hiller to suit up against the Yotes.  Jean-Sebastien Giguere is still nursing a sore groin, as reported in the LATimes.  In the meantime, Justin Pogge will remain Hiller‘s backup.

UPDATED 10/31/2009 @ 1:15 PM:

  • TSN’s Ice Chips has Miikka Kiprusoff in for Calgary.
  • Still awaiting word on the starters for both Montreal and Toronto.
  • Pekka Rinne confirmed here.

UPDATED 10/31/2009 @ 1:15 PM:

UPDATED 10/31/2009 @ 12:45 PM:

  • Radio voice of the Thrashers, Dan Kamal, confirms via Twitter Ondrej Pavelec starts today.

UPDATED 10/31/2009 @ 12:34 PM:

  • Chip Alexander tweets Michael Leighton to start for the Hurricanes.

UPDATED 10/31/2009 @ 12:31 PM:

  • Tuuka Rask and Nikolai Khabibulin confirmed here.

UPDATED 10/31/2009 @ 12:20 PM:

UPDATED 10/31/2009 @ 12:00 PM:

UPDATED 10/31/2009 @ 11:45 AM:

  • Pascal Leclaire says he feels better, here.  Expect him to make the start.
  • Mike Heika has Pekka Rinne in his gametime predictions.  Heika is usually right about these (although wrong yesterday) regardless I will continue to monitor my Pred’s sources.

UPDATED 10/31/2009 @ 11:35 AM:

  • Getting conflicting tales on Tuuka Rask and Tim Thomas, the official site is leaning towards Thomas here.  Will keep you posted.  Oiler’s starter Nikolai Khabibulin is expected to face Boston.
  • As previously mentioned, don’t expect Brian Boucher in for a little while.  Ray Emery starts against Carolina.

UPDATED 10/31/2009 @ 11:05 AM:

UPDATED 10/30/2009 @ 11:45 PM:

UPDATED 10/30/2009 @ 11:35 PM:

  • Martin Biron starts for the Islanders against his former team, the Sabres.  Kate Strang of Newsday writes about it in her morning skate post earlier today.
  • Damian Cristodera reports here lightning goaltender Antero Niittymaki starts against the Devils.
  • Chip Alexander’s most recent post implies Cam Ward in net tonight and Michael Leighton in tomorrow in San Jose.
  • As you may or may not have read here, NHLHotStove.com is coming soon.  Right now I have added an About page and solved numerous formatting problems as well as sources for all 30 teams.  Check out our ever-changing beta here!

That’s all I have for now.  More updates to come.  If you have any tips, email them to me at thehotstove@gmail.com.

Yesterday’s Count: 16/16 = 100%
Year-to-date Predictions: 293/296= 98.9%

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-Alexander Monaghan