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Daily Dosage - Jan 10th, 2011

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Give him a look... no, I'm serious.
Give him a look... no, I'm serious.

Patrik Elias with 1+2=3 yesterday and while his numbers on the season may not look that impressive (30 pts & minus-11 in 41 games) if you take out his horrible start where he had five points and a minus-10 over his first 13 games and he has 7+18=25, minus-1, 11 PPPs & 82 shots over his last 28 games.

Two goals last night for Jamie Benn and he's been good lately with 4+6=10 & 37 shots over his last 11 games and one thing to note on him is that he doesn't see a lot of PP time (averaging 2:19/gm on the season) and only two of his 26 points this year have come on the PP, so look out if they ever give him more chances there.

A deuce yesterday for Tuomo Ruutu and he's been on fire lately with 3+10=13 & a plus-8 over his last eight games.  Only four of those points have come on the PP, so he's been clicking at ES lately with Skinner & LaRose.   Just remember that dude is on the fragile side and while we don't want to jinx him, he hasn't missed a game yet this year.

A 29 save shutout of the Islanders last night for Corey Crawford and after starting the year 1-4-0, he's now gone 13-4-1, 2.08 & .920 over the past two months.  He's been really steady this year as he's only given up more than three goals in a game in two of his 23 games.

We mentioned the other day that no goalie has been better than Jonas Hiller over the past month or so and he's taking it to a new level of hotness with back-to-back shutouts Friday & Sunday and his numbers are now 9-3-0, 1.45 & .955 over the past month.

Erik Cole has 4+2=6 over his last six games and while I don't really want anything to do with guy as I've been let down by him too many times in the past, he is lining up with Staal on the top line right now so he might be useful to some of you.

Two PPA's for Joe Corvo yesterday and he has four of those and 6A in total over his last six games.  Always been a fan of Corvo's as I think he's an underrated fantasy guy who logs a lot of minutes playing for Paul Maurice.

Jamie McBain has been seeing more ice-time lately with Pitkanen out and while it dipped a little yesterday (down to 18 minutes) with Pitkanen returning, he still held onto his spot on the top PP unit (with Corvo) and chipped in a PPA giving him 5A over his last five games.  He's disappointed a little this year as we were hoping for more than the 28 points he's on pace for right now but be patient as he hasn't been given prime PP time (averaging 2:40/gm, 8th on the team). 

Andrew Raycroft with a 26 save shutout last night and he's a very solid 8-3-0, 2.03 & .934 for the season.  He's been fantastic backing Lehtonen up and starting about once every five games, it's when he's called on to start more frequently that he's gotten into trouble as there was a four game stretch back in December when Lehtonen was hurt and Raycroft started them all but was roughed up twice. 

Brenden Morrow with a pair of assists last night and he has 4+4=8 over his last six games... assuming he can stay healthy then he could be a nice addition to your team as he helps out in a bunch of categories.

Niclas Bergfors with a PPG yesterday to extend his point streak to four games... he played 17 minutes last night which is the most he's seen in a long time but some of that is likely due to Evander Kane being out.

Hadn't heard much from Alexander Burmistrov lately, so decided to check him out... 0+2=2, minus-5 & nine shots over his last 15 games.  His ice-time has started to drop off lately as well.  I'm not really a huge fan of his upside and don't really think this is the best way to develop offensive talent but I guess we'll have to wait and see what happens.

I said yesterday that Jose Theodore was on a nice run but I couldn't bring myself to trust this guy and right on cue he gives up four goals on 28 shots last night.  That's the second time in his last five games that he's given up four or more goals, in the other three games he gave up two goals combined... it's like a roller coaster ride with this guy.

Martin Brodeur stopped 33 of 36 to pick up only his second win since Nov 12th (yikes!)... that's a step in the right direction but he's got a long way to go to be helping your fantasy team out.