Posted 22 October 2009 - 10:51 PM
Need some help for Saturday's game. It's against the very good and very deep Eagles, and we need the win. To put it this way, he actually has the option of leaving a struggling Datsyuk or Getzlaf on the bench...So, anyways... my top 5 forwards should be locks:Ilya KovalchukBrad RichardsAles HemskyAndy McDonaldMilan HejdukI need to choose a 6th from the following:Jamie Langenbrunner @ Pittsburgh - Played last game with Parise and Zubrus, but was usually on the Parise/Zajac line before that. Has 2g, 3a in 8 gp. Pittsburgh is playing their 2nd of back to backs, but Johnson will get the start on Friday, while Fleury plays against New Jersey.Drew Stafford @ Tampa Bay - Playing on a line with Vanek and Roy. Has 2g, 2a in 7 games, but started slowly, seems to be coming around, and Buffalo is scoring a lot of goals lately.Cory Stillman @ Philly - Florida just isn't scoring goals. Has 1 assist in 7 games. Panthers will be playing their 2nd game in as many nights.Peter Regin vs Boston - Mostly playing with Foligno and Neil, but has a surprising 2g, 2a in 5 games played. I will be at this game, if it factors into anyone's decision, heh.Arron Asham vs Florida - Just picked him up, as he's playing with Richards and Gagne at the moment, has goals in 2 straight, but can't be counted on for production.Jason Chimera @ Anaheim - Scored a beauty last night, has 3 goals in 8 games. Plays on the 3rd line with Pahlsson and Dorsett.David Moss vs Edmonton - Would get a lot more consideration, but is injured and a toss up to play.Petr Sykora vs Carolina - Also injured, not sure if he's playing.Matt Cooke vs New Jersey - Plays on the best 3rd line in hockey with Kennedy and Staal, has 2g, 3a in 9 gp.Also, on defense, I need to pick 2 of the following:Fedor Tyutin @ AnaheimKeith Yandle vs Los AngelesJaroslav Spacek vs NY RangersLeading towards Spacek and Yandle, but Tyutin gets the highest % of his team's PP time of the 3, only 2 seconds behind Spacek in total PP time per game. Kent Huskins is also in the mix, as he has a higher pool ppg than either of the 3, and is playing @ Atlanta, but I doubt I can put him over any of these 3. Ironically, Keith and Girardi get the least amount of PP time of these 5 (not including Huskins), but have the most points by far.And, finally, goaltending:Ottawa vs BostonIslanders vs WashingtonDallas @ St. LouisLeaning towards Ottawa, even coming off the 6-goals they allowed tonight. I'll be at the game, so it'll give me good reason to cheer for the Sens. I'm also probably not facing any Bruins, which helps. I wouldn't be facing any Blues, either, but with McDonald in my lineup, I'd rather have his points count fully.Thanks for the thoughts.
LETS GO PITTSBURGH
Zach is right about pretty much everything.