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Fantasy Hockey Scouts: Daily Dosage - Nov 28th, 2009

Dosage Express
Not worried about Lundqvist... beyond worried about Anderson... streaks from Perry, Hagman & Hunter... buy low on Olli... Hemsky done... Stevens' greatest hits

Daily Diarrhea   

Lundqvist As a Henrik Lundqvist owner, this scout was starting to think... WTF?  He's 3-5 in his last eight games and was pulled last night after allowing four goals on 22 shots.  While he has been struggling lately (3.03 gaa & .896 sv% in his last eight) the numbers are not that horrid and the Rangers are allowing a decent 29.3 shots per game, so its not like the defense is crumbling in front of him.  The problem with the Rangers is that they can't score (28th in the league in offense), and while we can't guarantee that they'll turn it around, we suspect that they will... hang in there if you own King Henrik. 

I think its fair to say that the bubble has burst... Craig Anderson's last 10 games: 3-5-2, 3.68 gaa & .880 sv%.

We've been telling you about JS Giguere lately, hopefully Hiller owners have been listening, as Giggy blanked the red hot Blackhawks to win his third straight yesterday.  Its time for action people... you know what to do.

The Corey Perry streak watch continues as he extended his point streak to 17 games with another assist... this is some unreal shit from CP.

Oshie Another of our favourites, TJ Oshie, is heating up with four two-pointers in his last eight games (2+6=8 in total)... and the ice-time is trending up as well.

The Oilers Ryan Potulny is trying to replace Ales Hemsky (see below) all by himself as he has 4+1=5 in his last five games.  He's been a productive player in the AHL (38 goals last year) and was a big scorer in college, so this isn't coming out of nowhere but we think he'll be hard pressed to keep producing numbers anywhere close to this.

Two more goals for Niklas Hagman last night and that gives him six goals during a four game streak.  We mentioned him the other day, based on his shots (on pace for close to 250) we can see him having a big year.  If you need goals & shots (and nothing else) then give him a serious look.

This scout was delighted to see Tim Connolly get dropped in one my leagues this week and I scooped him up during his 2+2=4 performance yesterday.  This guy is a point-per-game player, when healthy, and Buffalo is due to pick up their game as they currently sit 23rd in the league in goals scored and 20th in PP% but we expect that they'll finish the year in the top 10 of both categories.

Jokinen Olli Jokinen's been disappointment so far this year but based on his play in his past 10 games (2+8=10, 15 PIMs, 37 shots), he appears to be getting back to his regular consistent self... we think he's a good buy low candidate right now.

We're not the biggest fans of Jordan Staal but have to give him credit for his run lately as he has 2+5=7 in his last seven games and dropped 17 minutes in PIMs yesterday as an added bonus.

The Trent Hunter magical mystery tour continues as he posted another assist to extend his point streak to nine games... he's 4+5=9 & a plus-8 during the run.

Hat-trick yesterday for Chuck Kobasew but you can take a pass on this guy as he's still only on pace for 26 points and it will be a miracle if he gets to 40 points this year.

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

Hemsky OUCH ALERT:  Ales Hemsky will have shoulder surgery and is out for the around 6 months... aka, the rest of the season.  That will leave a mark on your team, time to find someone to (partially) fill in.

Milan Hejduk left last night's game with a knee injury, no word on the extent yet.

Ed Jovanovski (LBI) and Peter Mueller (undisclosed) both left last night's game injured.  Jovo may have re-aggravated the LBI that he just returned from, that's never good.  Not sure how long they're out for.

Craig Rivet went into the boards feet first and it looked pretty nasty.  He left the game and we'll wait for a status update.

Dave Clarkson took a Chara shot off the ankle and lets just say that he's feeling it.  Not sure if he broke anything, we should know more soon.  

Returning to action from the injured list last night was: Ales Kotalik.  

Daily Distraction 

What's distracting us today?  A bit of a slow news (and by news we mean stupid videos) day out there.

We did enjoy this map of NHL birthplaces (thanks to Stoeten).

This video featuring Roller Hockey Action Man was somewhat amusing:

But we're in the mood for something with a bit more meat on it today... something a bit tougher:

Oh yeah... that'll do quite nicely.

Do you remember that hit on Kariya?  We bet PK doesn't.  Here's something for you to chew on after you've watched those... How many of those hits would be getting suspensions if they happened in 2009?