Tag Archive | "Atlanta Thrashers"

Fantasy Hockey Top 10: Surprise Performers

Thursday, April 7, 2011

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Fantasy Hockey Top 10: Surprise Performers

What’s the distinction between a winning and losing fantasy season?  The answer often lies in a manager’s ability to draft the player(s) who will not merely match their previous seasons’ output, but will exceed it in a big way.  Having that knack for shrewdly selecting a sleeper in a later round, or predicting which scorer…

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Niclas Bergfors: From Dog House to Litter Box

Monday, February 28, 2011

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Niclas Bergfors: From Dog House to Litter Box

Back in December, USA Today’s Kevin Allen released the news that the Atlanta Thrashers want to move Niclas Bergfors. After coming over to the team in the infamous Ilya Kovalchuk deal, the young Swede failed to impress new head coach Craig Ramsay, leading the bench boss to benching him. Since December, Bergfors has alternated between…

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Habs Grab Sopel to Help Wounded Defense

Thursday, February 24, 2011

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Habs Grab Sopel to Help Wounded Defense

Pretty simple move here, the Montreal Canadiens acquire Brent Sopel and Nigel Dawes in exchange for Ben Maxwell and a fourth round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. While on paper this move may not seem to effect fantasy fortunes, the Habs get much stronger on the blue line, similar to how the Tampa…

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Crashing the Net – Week 20 Waiver Wire

Thursday, February 24, 2011

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Crashing the Net – Week 20 Waiver Wire

Welcome to yet another edition of Crashing the Net. Last week we focused on grabbing guys like Al Montoya, Michael Grabner and Wayne Simmonds. Keep in mind this article will be the final edition prior to Monday’s trade deadline, making next week’s version likely themed after some roster moves. *Insert obligatory there will be nobody…

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Boston Finally Nabs Kaberle, Then Acquires Peverley

Friday, February 18, 2011

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Boston Finally Nabs Kaberle, Then Acquires Peverley

Clearly, the Boston Bruins are making a run for it. Seen as the busiest man in hockey today, GM Peter Chiarelli made not one but two deals, including the blockbuster that brings puck-moving veteran Tomas Kaberle to Boston. Chiarelli then turned around and moved extra defenseman Mark Stuart and the fans whipping boy Blake Wheeler…

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Thrashers Extend Leading Scorer Dustin Byfuglien

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

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Thrashers Extend Leading Scorer Dustin Byfuglien

Today, the Atlanta Thrashers announced an extension with leading scorer and blue line stalwart Dustin Byfuglien. The deal, according to Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution via Twitter, is believed to be over five years and worth 26 million dollars. While only in his first year with the team, the versatile skater found a way…

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RFA Report: Dustin Byfuglien earning his raise

Monday, December 20, 2010

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RFA Report: Dustin Byfuglien earning his raise

RFA Report will be a once-a-week column in which we focus on impending RFAs and their fantasy values.  Consider these pieces one for everybody– whether you like offer sheets, re-signings, potential trades or actually play in a fantasy league that counts real-life salaries. While we pride ourselves in reporting and analyzing the facts we intend…

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Daily Deke: Coyotes go for sixth-straight win

Sunday, November 21, 2010

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Daily Deke: Coyotes go for sixth-straight win

Believe it or not, the Phoenix Coyotes have won five straight games and currently sit in second place in the Pacific standings with 23 points.  The Yotes have seemingly found offensive production from guys such as Wojtek Wolski, Radim Vrbata, and Lauri Korpikoski.  Besides the offense, Phoenix has had a goaltender who’s had to stand…

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Daily Deke: Caps and Hawks go for three straight

Friday, November 19, 2010

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Daily Deke: Caps and Hawks go for three straight

The Washington Capitals and Chicago Blackhawks both hit the road tonight in search of their third consecutive win. Thanks to solid goaltending and plenty of offense, both teams are playing extremely well right now. Alexander Semin has a nine game points streak, which included nine goals and eight assists.  He along with Alex Ovechkin continue…

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Dustin Byfuglien returns to practice, should play

Friday, November 19, 2010

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Dustin Byfuglien returns to practice, should play

Byfuglien skated with the team today and is expected to play on the top pairing alongside Tobias Enstrom. * * * Dustin Byfuglien left last night’s game during the first period after blocking a shot in the Atlanta Thrashers’ 2-1 loss to the Florida Panthers.  For the time being the Thrashers’ offensive defenseman has been…

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