Friday's Daily Dosage - Dubinsky, Enroth, Blum/Josi...

Brandon Dubinsky avoided arbitration and re-signed with the Rangers for four years.  Dubinsky doesn't have high-end offensive upside but is very valuable fantasy player as he was one of only three players in the 50/100/200 club last year.  That's 50 pts, 100 PIMs & 200 shots and Perry & Letang were the only other members.  He's also been very consistent averaging 18+27=45, 86 PIMs & 178 shots a season over his four year career.  Torts prefers him on LW so he's in an enviable position as he'll likely re-unite with Callahan & Anisimov/Stepan on the 2nd line or move up to the top line with Richards & Gaborik... either way, I'd expect more of the same or even a little improvement this season.

The Sabers re-signed backup goalie Jhonas Enroth to a two-year deal.  Enroth has put in his time in the AHL and looks ready to be the full-time #2 in Buffalo but his value is minimal playing behind Miller.  With a quality backup around and if, theoretically, they won't be in a dogfight for a playoff spot, perhaps the Sabres will give Miller more rest this season but really the only way Enroth is helping you is if Miller gets hurt.  

Francis Bouillon has been out since mid-January due to a concussion and it was reported yesterday that he's stopped his offseason workouts due to more symptoms... so bad news for him there.  Good news if you're a young dman in Nashville as there looks to be a lot of job vacancies heading into training camp.  With no Bouillon around Jonathon Blum should pick up where he left off in the playoffs as a top 4 dman playing on the 2nd pairing with Kevin Klein.  I'm really liking Blum as a (spoiler alert for the upcoming Breakout Bible) breakout pick this year.  With no Franson & O'Brien around this also leaves two spots open on the 3rd pairing and it sounds they'll go with some combination of Ryan Ellis, Roman Josi, Mattias Ekholm and Teemu Laakso.  I like Josi as the one to potentially surprise out of this group as he had a solid rookie season in the AHL last year and finished strong with 5+21=26 over his last 34 games.

The Caps are currently over the salary cap and have eight NHL dmen signed so they're secretly hoping that Tom Poti can't play next season (due to his chronic groin injury) and goes on LTIR as that would solve their problems.  Only snag is that Poti's agent says he's hoping to be fully healthy and ready to go by the time training camp rolls around... I see, well this could get awkward. 

Gabe Desjardins just can't get over the fact that his beloved Jets passed on Sean Couturier to take Mark Scheifele at the draft... he put together an interesting plot and comes to the conclusion that the Jets gamble on Scheifele "isn't too far away from hitting on 18 at the blackjack table on a hunch".   We're smellin' what Gabe's steppin' in as we're really high on Couturier as well.

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