The title says it all. This article will be no more than a comprehensive list of NHL (and some other players owned by NHL teams) players set to participate in the 2010 Winter Olympics.
As the announcement was made on NHLNetwork in the States and TSN in Canada, NHL Hot Stove was on board and prepared to drop the news to
you directly after the announcement.
The selection, in order as it was announced:
Bob Mickelson: “This is a day every Canadian has been waiting for” and those words have never been more true.
Mike Chambers: “…a first ever Olympic Mens Ice Hockey win at home, on home ice.”
Steve Yzerman: (huge ovation) “….like all Canadians we are very excited to be here. For all hockey fans, it’s a great day.” “This has
been an enjoyable process, but, a difficult one.” “Every player on this roster was put on after great debate.” “We feel we have a team
that will make Canadians proud…….and compete for a Gold medal which all Canadians know that we can achieve.”
Martin Brodeur (Montreal, Quebec)
Marc Andre Fleury (Sorel, Quebec)
Roberto Luongo (Montreal, Quebec)
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.
Another even disparity between offense and defense. Exactly nine out of the 18 teams in action scored 2 goals or less. However, of the teams that scored three goals or more, four teams scored over five goals making some fantasy owners very happy. Here are our standout fantasy stars for the evening:
THIRD STAR: Patric Hornqvist, Nashville Predators (0-0-1) – Hornqvist displayed his immense talent by scoring two goals, one on the powerplay and one even strength, and assisting on another tally giving him three points on the night. The 22-year-old stepped up for his team leading them to a impressive 6-3 victory over the Oilers. In addition to his three points the Sollentuna, Sweden native fired three shots on goal and and posted a plus two rating on the night.
With Atlanta playing their 20th game last night, the first quarter of the 2009-2010 season is officially over. Seeing as this is a milestone within the season we thought it would be a good idea to discuss the trends emerging around the NHL.
The article’s intent is to show who would win the NHL awards if the season finished today. Of course these players will most likely NOT win the awards, NHLHS just likes having fun with small sample sizes and hot streaks.
Whether it be injury or inability there are plenty of surprises when compared to preseason predictions. Teams such as the Colorado Avalanche, Los Angeles Kings and the Buffalo Sabres find themselves at the top of the standings, surprising most pundits.
We will outline the NHL trophies and why we think these players as of right now are deserving of them. In addition, we will include the projected nominees so you can see our train of thought. We hope you enjoy this mini-series which should continue throughout the NHL season.
Click the link below to see our award winners and tell us what you think in the comments section!
Another new feature here on NHLHS. I will 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)
THIRD STAR: Christian Ehrhoff (0-0-1), Vancouver Canucks -The former 4th round pick made a seamless transition from the Sharks system to Vancouver’s. Potting 15 points in his first 22 games, Ehrhoff produced an excellent fantasy line with two goals and an assist. The German import added three shots, a power-play point and finished the evening a plus two.
SECOND STAR: Joe Thornton, San Jose Sharks (0-1-0) -Big Joe’s season easily returns him to elite status. Flanked by Dany Heatley and Patrick Marleau, the possibilities are endless for his offensive ceiling. Thornton posted a whopping four assists (with 2 coming on the powerplay), two penalty minutes, took two shots and finished the evening a plus two. On the year that gives him 24 assists in as many games to go along with a respectable six goals. Just another monstrous year coming.