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Fantasy Hockey Scouts: Daily Dosage - Nov 11th, 2009

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The Kid is playing like a 12 year old... Thomas is hot again... The Monster wasn't very scary... Kaberle's shot at 100 pts... Bolland is gone for months, pick up AE... A curling/hockey fantasy commercial.

Daily Diarrhea  

Just a heads up for anybody that owns played on the Kings... get them in your lineup tonight.  Their opposing goalie?  A guy by the name of Manny Legace.  Oh yeah... lick your chops, Kopitar owners.

After four pointless games for Sidney Crosby (a career worst) things had to change.  So last night the Pens rolled out some new lines.  Things didn't change as Crosby, Matt Cooke and Ruslan Fedotenko picked up a whopping zero points combined.  The Pens are really missing Evgeni Malkin as the opposition have been able to totally shut down The Kid for five games now.  Nothing you can do but keep rolling him out there and hope he busts out sooner rather than later.

Thomas,timTim Thomas and the Bruins seem to be settling down a bit after a rocky start to the season.  He picked up the shutout last night on 27 shots.  TT has now allowed only six goals in his last five games.  That's more like it.

Another Bruin who might be waking up is Dennis Wideman.  He picked up two points last night which matched his total from the ENTIRE season.  He picked up 36 & 50 points the last two years so you know he would bust out of this slide eventually.  Hopefully can keep it going.

For the only the second time this season, Jonas Gustavsson gave up four or more goals.    He stopped only 26 of 30 shots against the Wild last night and picked up the 'L'.  He'll have some bumps this season but should be able to hang onto the number one role all year (unless the Leafs trade for somebody like JS Giguere).

Mikko Koivu had a nice 1+2=3 game last night and is now up to 16 points in 17 games.  He's really the only forward you can trust on the Wild right now (that was a veiled Marty Havlat insult).Kaberle, tomas

We wanted to highlight that with another two points last night, Tomas Kaberle is on pace for a mental 102 points.  If you can get a nice package for him you should consider moving him... his value will never be higher.

The Blues busted out of their slump in a big way as they handed the Nucks a 6-1 loss.  David Perron led the way with a hat trick and Brad Boyes (1+3=4) & Andy McDonald (1+2=3) chipped in as well.  All three have been in major slumps so maybe this game will jump start these guys and this team.  Although in the future, they might have to face a goalie a bit more talented than Andrew Raycroft.

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

Luongo,robertoAndrew 'Red Light' Raycroft, was so bad (four goals on 13 shots) that the Canucks had to bring in Roberto Luongo a little earlier than they planned.  He's still suffering a bit from the flu but he looks over his rib injury.  Bobby Lou stopped 15 of 17 and should be starting in Vancouver's next game on Thursday.

We told you Dave Bolland might be having back surgery yesterday and today it's offical.  He'll be out 3-4 months so it's time you drop him and look for a replacement at center.  Andrew Ebbett could get a shot at centering the second line (he scored a goal two days ago in that role).  His value has increased dramatically those of you in deep league should grab him. 

Setoguchi,devinDevin Setoguchi returned from injury last night, after missing seven games with a leg injury.  He's one of the better wingers in the league so if you didn't have him in your lineup last night (he picked up a goal and a plus-2) then get him in there quickly.

Shea Weber returned to action last night after missing two games with an injured foot.  He played 21 minutes with zero points.  Get him in your lineup asap as he's one of the best and most underrated fantasy d-men out there.

Victor Hedman practiced on Monday but the Bolts are taking it slow with their prized blueliner so he could miss a few more games. [more]

All you fantasy owners awaiting a Darcy Tucker return can get excited as the pest is expected to play tonight.  We can't see his moderately hot start (six points in 10 games) continuing but roll him out there if you feel lucky.

Others returning to action from the injured list last night were: H1N1 sufferer David Krejci and Steve Bernier

Daily Distraction 

What's distracting us today?  Today we have two videos for you.  First up have you seen what Glen Metropolit did at the Habs skills comp?

We'll give him extra points for style.

Second, we found this commercial on a website called Psychodad.  We've never heard of them before but their name is fantastic (if you don't know why click here) so we'll visit again.  Samsung are really reaching to connect their product to hockey in this commercial but again we'll give points for style: