Still looking for more GMs for our FHS Fantasy Leagues... see this post and send Jay an email if you're interested. The Alpha League is full, the Beta League (against moi) needs two more serious GMs (our auction is Tue Oct 4th @ 8pm EST) and the Gamma League is filling up.
Good news here... Guillaume Latendresse is "noticeably thinner" after hiring a nutritionist and "worked his butt off" this summer. I'm a fan of Guy (picked him to breakout again the Bible this year), mostly cause he converts a lot of his chances (career 14.3% sh%) and just needs to let the shots fly more. Coach Mike Yeo said he'll start with Heatley & Setoguchi with Koivu on L1 and Latendresse with Cullen & Bouchardon L2. [Mike Russo at StarTribune.com]
Ryan Kennedy of The Hockey News with his list of CHL teams he's excited to see this year... have to agree on all three, especially Sarnia with likely 2012 #1 overall pick Nail Yakupov along with an underrated Brett Ritchie (ranked #158 in our Fantasy Prospects Rankings) and two quality additions in Ludvig Rensfeldt (#390) & Reid Boucher(#270). These are all players that keeper/dynasty league GMs should be keeping an eye on.
Stu McDonald over at DobberHockey with a good list of some potential Power Forward Prospects. Not sure about Shawn Matthias, as I'm questioning how much scoring upside he has, let alone his all-round fantasy potential, but the other three are guys that should eventually contribute in a bunch of cats. I like Max Pacioretty as he picked up his physical game last year and was on pace for 250 shots last year. I agree with Stu on Zack Kassian, he's more than just an angry face as the kid has some unique skills.
Not a criticism, just stating the facts here, Dobber has made his Frozen Pool tools (including the Line Combos) available to only those that want to pay for it. Here are two alternatives (that we use) for people that prefer free stuff... Fantasy Hockey 911, rather amazingly, has the full lineup (broken down by line) of every team after every game and BehindTheNet.ca has a great tool where you can find the top 10 most frequent linemates for each player, in addition to a treasure trove of other stats.