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Fantasy Hockey: Eastern Conference Scene
Written by Frank Mazzola, Rotoexperts.com Staff Writer
November 20, 2008
Frank Mazzola takes a look at the NHL’s Eastern Conference and keeps you up to date on the latest developments.
At the quarter mark of the season, the Ottawa Senators’ problems are well documented. They have won only 6 of 19 games, giving them a winning percentage of .316, last in the league. They have only scored 44 goals, second worst in the league. Despite all this, I keep hearing trade rumors involving goaltenders going to the Sens, when goaltending has been the one strenght so far.
As we near the end of the first quarter of the season, there are no suprises to speak of in the Southeast Division.
The Capitals are in first place and 3 teams in that division sit in the bottom 5 of the NHL. This only confirms that the Southeast is the weakest link in the NHL.
Bruce Garrioch of Sun Media is reporting that the Ottawa Senators are stepping up their pursuit to land the Canucks Mattias Ohlund.
The Chicago Sun Times is reporting that the Black Hawks have been trying to land Nylander since the beginning of the season. It is now speculated that the two teams may finally be on the brink of making the trade become a reality.
In sports, there’s something I like to call a “gamer”. If you follow baseball, you saw one of my personal favorites, CC Sabathia, pitching complete games on three days rest. If you follow the NBA, you see a guy like Tim Duncan won has already won a few championshis. The NFL has “gamers” like Tom Brady (that being said, ***** Tom Brady). Well, the NHL has a lot of gamers. Hockey players are a special breed. But once in a while, comes along a player that you can envision winning several titles. The sort of guys who play on dynasty teams. The guts and glory guys we won’t shut the ***** up about 50 years from now.
The Mats Sundin saga continues to draw on like a tooth ache. Everyone knows that he will return but where and when continues to be the question. The star.com speculates that Sundin mulls a mid December return and indicates that he has been training daily.
Fantasy Hockey This Week: Western Conference
Written by Joe Cutroni, Rotoexperts.com Staff Writer
November 15, 2008
HIGHLIGHTS: Joe Cutroni provides an inside look at what’s happening around the Western Conference.
The Fourth Period is reporting that the Islanders are looking to deal Mike Comrie.
The Ottawa Citizen speculates that the Senators search for a talented defenseman is continuing. They also provide a juicy tid bit in regards to another possible Peter Forsberg return.
The Brian Burke saga continues to heat up as he is sure playing hard to get for the Leafs. It now appears that the Buffalo Sabres may be jumping on board by trying to hire Burke in some sort of scouting position.
Well is this the year?
The year the sharkes finally see a doctor bout all this choking?
The year some critics are right?
The year Big Joe steps up in the playoffs?
The year the sharks can drink from a HUGE cup?
The year the sharks make it past the WCSF?
The year the sharks finally can say We are the Champions?
Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun provides a plethora of rumors in his latest article. Some of the names on the rumor front in this article include Olhund, most of the Tampa Bay Lightning team, Olaf Kolzig and a possible goalie deal in Chicago.