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Daily Dosage - Mar. 31, 2009

Daily Diarrhea

Prucha Petr Prucha went 1+2=3 last night for the Yotes.  With the big game he's at nine points in 13 games for Phoenix.  He's getting a chance to show his stuff (21 minutes of ice time) in the desert and it's paying off.  It took him 28 games with the Rangers to get to nine points.  Prucha has a shot a 50 points next year.

One guy who has been hurt by Wayne playing all these new kids (and cause he's shit the bed this year) is Peter Mueller... he has one point in his last 10, no goals in his last 20 and his ice time is steadily dropping to the point where he was a healthy scratch last night.  Tough year for the kid as he won't crack 40 points this year after a 54 point rookie season.

Mike Ribeiro continued his torrid pace with three helpers last night.  He has 21 points in his last 16 games.  He's down from last year's 83 points but if he keeps playing like this down the stretch his owners won't mind.

Brodeur Marty Brodeur was hot (wins in nine of 10) now he is not (five losses in a row).  He hasn't been playing that badly (16 goals allowed in those five losses) but his team is slumping in front of him...big time.

Just a heads up for those of you in daily leagues.  Craig Anderson and Carey Price will be between the pipes tonight.  With a bad game, either could be on the bench quickly for their next games.

We continue to be impressed by Ryan Callahan of the NYR... another goal last night gives him 6+4=10 with 33 shots in his last 10 games and he's up to 21 goals and 213 shots on the season.  He seems to have found a home on a line with Gomez and Avery and is even featuring on the #1 PP unit lately.

Caught a little off-guard on this one... with seven points in his last four games David Perron is up to 49 points on the year and looks certain to officially breakout in our eyes (our breakout definition is a forward who tops 50 points for the 1st time), which is rather impressive when you consider that he's still only seeing around 12 minutes of ice a night.

Turco Marty Turco sat out his fifth game of the season last night.  Having a goalie start that often is huge for fantasy owners...especially ones in weekly leagues.  With Dallas' chances at the playoffs fading away his workload may change though.

One guy on Big D to watch for is Matt Niskanen as the breakout dman has taken over the PP QB duties and has four points in his past four games while munching up a lot of minutes.

One thing to keep your eyes on this week is all the college players signing deals... some guys like Jamie McBain (Carolina) were already drafted and have now signed, others like James van Riemsdyk (Philly) are not sure if they want to turn pro and there are a slew of free agents that will be signing soon... a few of the bigger names are Tyler Bozak, Christian Hanson and Matt Gilroy.  Any of these guys could get into a few late season NHL games to show you their stuff... you know we'll be watching that for ya. 

Injury Updates (see our Injury Updates page for a consolidated list of injuries):

Jonathan Cheechoo returned from his LBI last night and scored his tenth goal of the season.  Even though he's playing with Joe Thornton we can't recommend him. 

As we told you two days ago, Patty Marleau didn't make the trip to Calgary & Edmonton.  He is also suffering from an LBI which doesn't sound like it will keep him out too much longer.  No exact timetable yet though.

Bouchard Once again M'sota has pulled the old "he's out with an illness, oh wait its a concussion" routine.  Last time it was Brent Burns and he's going on 13 straight games out and now its PM Bouchard who has missed the past two. 

Stephane Robidas missed last night's game with an LBI (we really wish we had LBI patented or something).

Troy Brouwer suffered a knee injury on Sunday that has him on the shelf day-to-day.

Daily Distraction

Berglund Oshie What's distracting us today?  TJ Oshie and Patrik Berglund.  We've been talking about these two a lot this year.  Just yesterday, we told you about the fantasy man-crush we have for TJ Oshie.  Berglund may not deliver the crushing hits but we're liking the scoring potential.

There's a good chance that both will be very high in our Breakout Bible next season, so we thought we should take a closer look at them.

First up, the stats:

  • TJ Oshie - 51 GM, 13 G, 23 A, 36 PTS, +16, 24 PIM, 11 PPP, 93 shots
  • Patrik Berglund - 70 GM, 21 G, 26 A, 47 PTS, 16 PIM, 22 PPP, 136 shots

Considering these two are 22 and 20 years old respectively the future is looking bright in STL (especially when you see that David Perron is 20 and David Backes is 24)

Numbers only tell us so much...let's meet the boys.  The interview is a bit long but we didn't really notice...must be due to the fantasy man-crush:

(the original video with better quality is here but embedding won't work for us)

Is it just us or did TJ (sorry, we mean Timothy Jr.) and Patrik really touch each other a lot?  We guess that's what happens when you and your roommate own a dog together.