Monday's Daily Dosage - Vlasic, Hiller, E.Staal...

Marc-Edouard Vlasic followed up his once-in-a-lifetime 4-point (and plus-5) game on Thursday with 3A & plus-2 last night, so let's just call it a once-in-a-lifetime week for Pickles.  Feel free to grab him if you can get him cheap but I'm not really buying what this guy is selling so I would look for more proven options for the long-term. 

Jonas Hiller with another loss last night as he allowed three goals on 29 shots and is now 1-5-3, 3.36 & .904 in his last nine games.  If it wasn't for the vertigo issues he had last year then I'd say that this guy will definitely bounce back but can we be so sure?

Eric Staal with two assists yesterday and, more importantly, he was a plus-2!!!  He now has 1+4=5 & 23 shots over his last five games and is up to 2nd in the league with 82 shots.  His 4.9% s% is far from 2nd in the league but is due to improve.

Wings rookie Brendan Smith has assists in back-to-back games but he's seeing limited ice-time and PP action as he fills in for Ian White.  This kid has large long-term fantasy upside.

Cory Schneider started his second straight and stopped 28 of 29 for the OT win.  Luu wasn't even on the bench last night but the Canucks don't play again until Wednesday so we'll see if Schneider gets a few more starts in a row.

Pavel Datsyuk now has 2+3=5 during a three game point streak, trying to get himself going after a self-described "awful" start.

Since Martin Havlat is on one of my teams, it's a requirement that he's struggling right now as he has just one assist in his last six games.  I preach patience around here so I'm just going to roll with that.

Patrick Marleau with a hat-trick last night on six shots and he now has 6+4=10 over his last six games.

Two more goals for Phil Kessel and he's still leading the league in both goals and points as he's kept his hot start going with 6+5=11 in his last 10 games.

I'm hoping that if I mention the Ducks Kurtis Foster that it will spark him... he's played four straight games and had four shots in 19 minutes last night (5:40 on the top PP unit). 

These guys were all called up from the AHL:  Dmitri Orlov, Tomas Vincour, David Ullstrom, Brett Sterling & Matt Climie.  Orlov is the one to keep an eye on here as the 20-year-old dman has made a strong start with 4+5=9 in 15 games.

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