Goalie Starters 01/09/2010

01/09/2010
New York Rangers v Ottawa Senators

Here are your expected starting goalies for tonight, January 9, 2010:

UPDATED @ 11:41 AM

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Odd Man IN? A Story of Three Goaltenders in Philly.

01/08/2010
Brian Boucher leading the Flyers out in the 2010 NHL Winter Classic

The term ‘odd man out’ could be used to describe a three headed goalie tandem, but not in the case of the goaltending carousel in Philadelphia.

The Flyers, with Ray Emery ready to return, boast three goaltenders with NHL experience with no defined starter and backup role . These next week games should make the next week in Philly quite interesting.  But for now, we have an odd man in.

Who stays, who goes?  Who starts and who sits?

The team brought Emery in during the off-season to be the number one goaltender. In his first NHL game in over a year, he shut out the Carolina Hurricanes, putting faith in the controversial starter.  At a reasonable 1.5 million cap hit, GM Paul Holmgren played a high risk, high reward gamble with his available space.

That gamble seemed to pay off, until Emery’s 14th start, where he suddenly fell into a massive slump.  The slump would later reveal itself as a torn muscle in his abdomen region, an injury which actually occurred three weeks prior to its announcement.

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Goalie Starters 01/07/2010

01/07/2010
Ottawa Senators vs Pittsburgh Penguins

Here are your expected starting goalies for tonight, January 7, 2010:

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Goalie Starters 01/06/2010

01/06/2010
Minnesota Wild v Pittsburgh Penguins

Here are your expected starting goalies for tonight, January 6, 2010:

  • A couple of teams coming off back-to-back nights.  Marty Turco and Niklas Backstrom should be in nets considering their backups played last night.  I told think the situation is as cut and dry in Calgary or Toronto, so I will keep you posted on those decisions.  In addition, the Rangers, Blues and Flyers play the first of back-to-back games, so it will be interesting to see who they choose to start on which nights. (H/T to Joe English for the Turco decision)
  • Michael Leighton confirmed by The Official Twitter Page of the Philadelphia Flyers.

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Goalie Starters 01/03/2010

01/03/2010
Colorado Avalanche v Ottawa Senators

Please remember to keep refreshing this page or follow me on Twitter for the fastest updates. Here are your expected starting goalies for tonight:

  • No lineup changes for the Senators, implying Pascal Leclaire gets the nod in goal writes the Official Twitter Page of the Ottawa Senators.
  • Seth Rorabaugh’s Empty Netters puts Tomas Vokoun in nets.  Still no confirmation on the Pittsburgh goalie as this game is the second of back-to-back contests.
  • Similar story in Chicago as both the Blackhawks and the Ducks played last night.  If past history is any indicator it will be Antti Niemi against Jean-Sebastien Giguere, but I will confirmed later with links hopefully.
  • Should have the starters for the Buffalo vs. Montreal as well as the Flyers goalie up shortly.

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Daily Fantasy 3 Stars 01/01/2010

01/02/2010
Buffalo Sabres v Philadelphia Flyers

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.

Only two games yesterday, with one being the Winter Classic obviously.  Due to the low scoring of that game nobody from the Classic made the list despite a great, hardworking game.  Here are our standout fantasy stars for the evening:

THIRD STAR:  Adam Mair, Buffalo Sabres (0-0-1) –  Mair makes the list with a solid two assist effort as the Sabres defeated the Thrashers 4-3.  One of three Sabres to make this list the 30-year-old tripled his offensive production for the season going from one point in 26 games to three in 27.  A native of Hamilton, Ontario and overall gritty forward added a shot on goal, a plus two and even two penalty minutes making him a strong contributor across four fantasy categories.

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Happy New Year from NHLHS!

01/01/2010
Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic - Team Practices

Happy New Year from NHLHS!

Boston Bruins

Philadelphia Flyers

  • Michael Leighton starting for the Flyers.
  • Ray Emery and Ryan Parent expected to miss the contest.

Atlanta Thrashers

  • Johan Hedberg starting. [Dan Kamal]
  • Mark Popovic and Kari Lehtonen remain out.

Buffalo Sabres

  • Ryan Miller starts. [Sabres Edge]
  • Derek Roy back in. [Mike Harrington]
  • Nathan Gerbe activated off IR, Patrick Kaleta remains day-to-day.

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Daily Fantasy 3 Stars 12/30/2009

12/31/2009
Philadelphia Flyers v New York Islanders

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.

Overall a pretty low scoring night, some good goals by Philadelphia and San Jose.  I find it incredibly ironic that Michael Leighton pitched a shutout right after I wrote he probably would not get one.  Here are our standout fantasy stars for the evening:

THIRD STAR: Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers (0-0-1) –  Giroux amongst others helped the Flyers dominate the Rangers.  In his 14 plus minutes the 21-year-old scored a goal and assisted on another giving him his sixth multi-point game of the season.  In addition the Hearst, Ontario native posted a plus three while firing one shot on goal.

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NHLHS Endorsed Pickups

12/30/2009
Carolina Hurricanes v Dallas Stars

Any player written about is under 50 percent owned in Yahoo! leagues.

This week we will go over several streaking players in the NHL leading us to another extended version of NHLHS Endorsed Pickups.

Here are today’s picks:

C: Alexander Steen, St. Louis Blues –  Despite his position in most fantasy leagues, Steen plays left wing on the second line for the Blues.  Although this team deals with lack of production at times, this second generation forward continues to score at an alarming rate.  With nine points in his last five games the chemistry with current line-mates TJ Oshie and David Backes seems electric

Prognosis:  Hopefully Steen will gain LW eligibility.  Regardless, his production rivals many top fantasy superstars so ride him while he is hot!

C:  Tim Connolly, Buffalo Sabres –  With Derek Roy day-to-day, Connolly should get extended ice time.  This news comes on the heels of a four-game point streak in which this 28-year-old center produced six points.  Since the lockout, the Syracuse, New York, native averages nearly a point-per-game making him a safe bet in all formats.

Prognosis:  Another grab him while he is hot comment would fit here.  When healthy, Connolly makes a solid number two center in all formats.  If your league excludes PIMs, even better.

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Goalie Starters 12/30/2009

12/30/2009
Boston Bruins v Montreal Canadiens

Please remember to keep refreshing this page or follow me on Twitter for the fastest updates. Here are your expected starting goalies for tonight:

UPDATED @ 1:24 PM

  • Pascal Leclaire starts for the Sens, as confirmed by their Twitter.  His opponent will be Craig Anderson according to Marc Moser, the radio voice of the Avalanche.

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