Tag:Anders Lindback
Posted on: December 5, 2010 3:12 pm

Ice Chips...Games Ahead 4 Week Sked

This weeks entry is a couple days late so we'll get right to it.

Saturday Dec 4th- Friday 10th

Anaheim Ducks- 4
Atlanta Thrashers- 3 
Boston Bruins- 3
Buffalo Sabres- 3
Calgary Flames- 4
Chicago Blackhawks- 2
Carolina Hurricanes- 2
Colorado Avalanche- 3
Columbus Blue Jackets- 3
Dallas Stars- 3
Detroit Red Wings- 4
Edmonton Oilers- 3
Florida Panthers- 3
Los Angeles Kings- 2
Minnesota Wild- 2
Montreal Canadiens- 3
Nashville Predators- 3
New Jersey Devils- 3
New York Islanders- 2
New York Rangers- 2
Ottawa Senators- 5
Philadelphia Flyers- 4
Phoenix Coyotes- 2
Pittsburgh Penguins- 3
San Jose Sharks- 4
St.Louis Blues- 3
Tampa Bay Lightning- 3
Toronto Maple Leafs- 4
Vancouver Canucks- 2
Washington Capitals- 3 


Sam Gagner- 16% Ownership- 5 Pts, +5, 2 PIM, 2 PPP, 7 SOG- The Oilers are rolling right now and the forward lines are clicking big time. Because Gagner hasn't been an offensive stud in the past couple of years his production has been under the radar thanks in large part to the great play of rookies Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle. But wise owners should take note of the chemistry that the second line of Dustin Penner, Gilbert Brule and Gagner has established. Those in deep leagues should consider adding the youngster while the team is rolling.

Valterri Filppula- 31% Ownership- 4 Pts,  + 4, 4 PIMS, 1 PPP, 5 SOG- The second is going strong for the Red Wings right now as Filppula, Dan Cleary and Todd Bertuzzi has combined for 10pts in the past 7 days. With the majority of the opponents defensive focus on Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg Filppula and company should continue to get easier matchups.

Alex Tanguay- 43% Ownership- 4 Pts, +1, 6 SOG- We all know that Tanguay can be a productive player, but he's always relied on establishing a good relationship with his linemates....after all play makers need that. He's connected with Jerome Iginla, and right now Iggy Pop is on fire, Tanguay has been the prime beneficiary. Ride him while he's hot, but don't be surpirsed if the Flames dynamic duo produce sporadicly.


Roman Hamrlik- 22% Ownership- 5 pts, +2, 6 PIM, 1 PPP, 8 SOG- Hamrlik has always been a quietly effective producer from the blueline. This year is no different. The Habs have plenty of blueline depth, so much so that they've scratched rookie sensation PK Subban in favour of Yannick Weber. The Habs have been one of the leagues best teams this year, and the strong play from their blue line and All World goaltending of Carey Price should keep them atop the division. Keep Hamrlik in mind if you're looking for a reliable plug and play for an injured blueliner.

Yannick Weber- 0% Ownership- 2 pts, +3, 1 PPP, 6 SOG- All that production has come in just 2 games. He's been the beneficiary of PK Subbans demotion to the press box. Unfortunately that can't last for ever, and this is merely a speculation play, but if the Habs decide to make a move or scratch another blueliner, Weber is the guy to fill the void. Add him to your watch list.

Paul Martin- 46% Ownership- 2 PTS, 2 PPP, 5 SOG- 2 PPG on 5 SOG, that's pretty good production. He's been overshadowed by Kris Letang and Alex Goligoski, but his production has been just as good as Goligoski's. If you're looking for a blueliner who gets good PP time and has been productive, you may consider adding Martin.


Nikolai Khabibulin- 27% Ownership- 2 W, .50 GAA, .985 SV%, 1 SO- If you've watched the Oilers during their recent hot streak you'll notice that The Bulin has his confidence back and his back injury doesn't seem to be a concern. If that's the case the Oiler could definately be a team to watch the rest of the way. Khabibulin has shown in the past the ability to carry a team, and as the Oilers youngsters mature and gel this could be a dangerous squad. Those searching for a #3 net minder should add Khabibulin while they still can.

Anders Lindback- 13% Ownership- 1 W, 2.01 GAA, .933 SV%- With starter Pikka Renne out with a knee injury, the young Swede gets his chance to take control between the pipes in Music City. The Predators have always developed strong goaltenders and Lindback is no different, there may be a bit of an adjustment period but expect solid numbers across the board for the next month or so.
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