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Back by unpopular demand

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Regular intro...

Surely most of you have heard of crowdsourcing, which is defined (by wikipedia) as "the practice of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people, and especially from an online community".

So I had a thought... why can't we bring this concept to FHS? Like seriously, we have a great online community, you guys are watching the games just like we are and you guys are just as much experts as any of us.

Whoever is writing up the daily dosage or injury updates can only watch a game or three and then has to rely on other sources, highlights, boxscores & recaps to come up with the content for their post. So dream with me for a sec... let's say we had multiple people watching every game each night through fantasy goggles and reporting on what they noticed. That way it would be like we were all watching every game each night! Powerful stuff, I know.

Alright, so let's try CrowdScouting out. So do what you do this weekend, watch the games you would normally watch and if you see anything that you think would help out your fellow FHSers, then drop it in the comments or tweet us (@TheScouts or #Crowdscouting). Here's just a few examples of things you should let everyone know about:

  • Goalies that look shaky
  • Interesting line combos & PP units
  • Who is getting all the TOI?
  • Somebody who looks hurt
  • Players creating scoring chances, hitting posts or near misses

Hell, a live blog may even break out if the joint is jumping... you just never know.

I'll kick things off with a few items from last night:

F-me... Mike Santorelli with two more helpers last night to give him 4+5=9 in his last 11 games. Don't be buying this as he doesn't see much PP time and isn't playing with the twins (more like Higgins & Richardson).

The 3rd Sedin right now is Ryan Kesler and he had two goals on eight shots last night. He now has 4+3=7 & 19 shots during a four game point streak.

Well knock me over... Frans Nielsen with back-to-back 3-pointers and he has 5+4=9 over his last six games. No way in hell this continues. He is shooting at 26% for the season.

PPG, four shots & five hits for Mika Zibanejad last night in this second game of the season. He saw some shifts with Spezza, so his owners will be hoping that continues.

Love this goal from Matt Duchene last night...

... silky. He added another later and is up to eight on the season.

P.A. Parenteau has no points in his last four and his ice-time is down an average of over three minutes a game from last season. Make note.

Jeremy Morin, Mike Murphy & Johan Gustafsson are up from the AHL.

Late word that Lee Stempniak (LBI) & Michal Handzus (hand) are out tonight. Evander Kane (influenza) is a game-time decision.

Alright, what say you?