Tag:Michael Frolik
Posted on: November 11, 2010 11:11 pm

Ice Chips

Been busy for a while folks, so he's a condensed version of the 4 week sked.
This week we're the pick ups from Fri 12th-Fri, 19th (next day for Yahoo! followers)
So here we go folks.

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

We'll list the players in decending ownership percentage. Stats are over 14 days, ownership % = Yahoo!


Sergie Bobrovsky- 66% ownership- 5 W, 1.67 GAA, .944 SV- What can you really say about the guy? The rookie has been very good all season long, just look at the numbers. The Flyers only play 3 games over the next 7 days, but that shouldn't stop you from adding him in your league, but do so quickly. Micheal Leighton is slated to return, but I don't see Bobrovsky or Peter Laviolette giving him the job right away.

Dan Ellis- 54% ownership- 2 W, .098 GAA, .963 SV, 2 SO- Woe is me! The kid can still mind the net, maybe he deserves a little more cash? No not really, but he's been good of late, and he's availablle in just under half of leagues. If you're hurting in net (looking at you Brodeur owners), then Ellis is definately worth add, you know that his team is going to provide the offense.

Peter Budaj- 26% ownership- 3 W, 2.43 GAA, .917 SV, 1 SO- The one stat that jumps out there is the pedestrian SV%. I haven't gotten to see much of Budaj this year (stupid Leaf bias), the only start in fact was that 6-5 shoot out against the Calgary Flames. He looked shakey then, but clearly has calmed down, and embrassed the role of being the club's number one guy. While he's rolling he's a worth while add if you're matched up against an owner with 3+ goalies next week.


Dennis Wideman- 47% ownership- 5 pts, 2 PPP, 10 SOG- On the season Wideman has more points then a group of notable defenseman, including Zdeno Chara, and Chris Pronger. He also has more points then Jay Bouwmeester, Micheal Del Zotto, Niklas Kronvall and Eric Johnson and yet at this point in time they are all owned at a much higher percentage. There never seems to be much love for Wideman, he's a solid play and can -during streches- be a .5 pt/gp blueliner. Two years ago he potted 13 goals. So far this season he's scored 2 goals, last year he potted 6. He'll beat that mark this season.

Dennis Seidenberg- 25% ownership- 4 pts, +2, 9 PIMS, 2 PPP, 8 SOG- Seidenberg has put together two straight 30+ pt seasons. This season should be no different. Paired on the blueline with Zdeno Chara, and the potent Bruins forwards should see a third straight season of breaking the 30 plateau, given that Wideman deliverd a 50pt campaign riding shotgun with Chara, it wouldn't be inconcievable for Seidenberg to do the same.  With 4 games a piece this pair of Dennis' make a soild bet to add a little offensive punch to your blueline if you're dealing with injury or ineffectiveness (looking at you Brian Campbell owners)


Ryan Callahan- 54% 5 pts, -3, 2 PIM, 2 PPP, 21 SOG/ Artem Anisimov-13%- 5 pts, -2, 2 PIM, 3 PPP, 17 SOG
I'm allowed to group them together. They're line mates, and they're both equally productive. You'll notice that the third musketeer Brandon Dubinsky is missing....well he's actually owned in the majority of leagues. One would think owners would take notice of his linemates as well.  Both Ryan and Artem have put up more points in the past 2 weeks then Andrew Ladd, Mikeal Samuelsson, David Backes, Ryan Clowe etc etc, and again they're owned in fewer leagues. The aforementioned players aren't super stars, and could/can be cut when not productive, yet they remain on active rosters. Hopefully the Rangers wunder kids can keep the ball rolling, and see those ownership numbers run up above 60 and 25.

Jeff Skinner- 41%, 11 pts, -1, 5 PPP, 19 SOG- Really? 41%. There is only one excuse for this. Shallow leagues. 3 of his past 4 games have been multi point performances. What is everyone waiting for? He's a first round draft pick, so he has the pedigree. Quickly snap him before someone else comes to their senses and grabs him. He's the front runner for the Calder trophy, so why not claim those bragging rights in your league?

Derek Brassard- 27%- 9 pts, +5, 4 PIM, 2 PPP, 20 SOG- Dear Rick Nash; You're welcome. Signed Jakub Voracek and Derek Brassard. Nash is happy again, and that's due in large part to the emergence of youngsters Voracek and Brassard. After a disappointing season last year, Brassard is off to a scorching start. Riding a current 8 game point streak, and setting up one of the leagues elite snipers should be enough to see Brassard near universal ownership, unfortunately that's not the case. Despite 3 games this week, he should be able to contribute a couple points with matchups against Colorado, Los Angelas and Anaheim.

Michael Frolik- 12%- 8 pts, +8, 2 PPP, 25 SOG- "Little Jagr". That's how TSN analyst Pierre Macguire described Frolik's play against the Leafs this week. For the most part I can see the similarities, I've been a fan of his for a while now, you could say I drive the band wagon. 4 games this week, against, Minny, Philly, Atlanta and Boston, will see Frolik pitted against 2 hot goaltenders (Bobrovsky and Thomas) and two back to back games(something Tomas Vokoun owners should take note of). Riding a 5 game point streak and 3 game goal streak going into Fridays game, should give Frolik plenty of opportunities to extend the streak.
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