Hey there FHS fans, my name's Tommer13 and I'm proud to be bringing you your Monday Daily Dosage and Injury Updates. I've been a fantasy hockey keener ever since I was introduced to it in 2008. Needless to say, I fell in love instantly. I spent most of my time that year plastered to my computer screen, checking box scores, refreshing TSN endlessly and of course, watching the game we love so much. I've been a Red Wings fan for life (don't even get me started about this year and our 9 OT losses in 35 games) but I do keep up with all things hockey. So if you'll have me, I'd love to give you your fix of Monday morning fantasy hockey updates for the foreseeable future.
Let's kick things off.
Alex Ovechkin... blah, blah ... 2 goals, 2 PIMS, 7 shots, 5 hits... blah, blah 28 goals on the year... blah, blah ... Fantasy Line of the Night.
Claude Giroux put up 1+1=2 last night. Can anyone remember the last time this guy put up 3 points? You probably don't because he hasn't done it at all this season. Owners (like myself) are just waiting for this guy to start dominating the way he used to.
Also of note, Michael Raffl put up 3 apples last night. You're probably wondering why I'm even bothering talking about a nobody like Raffl. Well coach Berube's decided to bump Hartnell down and promote this guy to line up with Giroux and Jakub Voracek. Not bad company.
28 save shutout for Ben Bishop against the snake-bitten Red Wings. Guy's a stud this season with a 17-5-2 record and a .931SV%.
Watch Nick Bjugstad. He's a young kid but he's definitely got some talent. He scored yesterday which puts him at 13 points on the year but he has the potential to break out. Keep your expectations tempered but keep an eye on him.
Derek Stepan managed to put up 1+1=2 last night. He's regressed from his near point per game average in 12-13 but if you think he's going to pick things up (I wouldn't be too optimistic given he's on an offensively challenged Rangers team) now's the time to buy low.
Chi-town recouped after their inconceivable loss to the Leafs a couple nights ago to take down the Kings. Your notables were: Marian Hossa (1SHG, 5SOG), Jonathan Toews (0+2+2, 5SOG), Patrick Sharp (1PPG, 5SOG) and Antti Raanta (W, 21/22SV, .955SV%)
Pancake-boy, Dustin Penner, picked up a goal after going three games without a point. He's not very useful by himself, but when he lines up with Perry and Getzlaf, he's a useful lower-tier forward.