Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Fantasy feelings
The 10-per-cent mark

A few standouts and stinkers, eight or so games into the season:

Revelations Disappointments
Nik Antropov Scott Gomez
Tomas Holmstrom Mike Modano
Anze Kopitar David Vyborny
Vinny Prospal Dustin Penner
Patrick Kane Scott Hartnell
Bill Guerin Jordan Staal
Robert Lang Jarret Stoll
Mike Comrie Peter Mueller
Mike Richards Mike Sillinger
Chris Higgins Dainius Zubrus
Jason Williams Chris Clark
Matt Cullen
Eric Belanger
Mikko Koivu
Niklas Hagman

Revelations Disappointments
Craig Rivet Alexei Zhitnik
Brian Campbell Jay Bouwmeester
Francois Beauchemin Rob Blake
Brent Burns Ed Jovanovski
Randy Jones Marc-Andre Bergeron

Brett Clark

Paul Mara

Tom Poti

Joni Pitkanen

Revelations Disappointments
Pascal Leclaire Martin Brodeur
Josh Harding Manny Fernandez
Tim Thomas Miikka Kiprusoff
Martin Gerber Chris Mason
Chris Osgood Marc-Andre Fleury
Martin Biron
Vesa Toskala

Roberto Luongo

Who'd I miss?



At 10:59 p.m., October 23, 2007, Blogger JMP said...

Jay Bouwmeester is killing me. Used a high draft pick to grab him in my fantasy pool. :(

At 11:24 p.m., October 23, 2007, Anonymous Dennis Prouse said...

Jovanovski would appear to be the living definition of what the new Coyote management claims to want to avoid -- the kind of free agent who signs in Phoenix for nicer weather, great golf, and a lack of pressure to produce. And to think they are stuck with this guy for another three seasons AFTER this one, at $6 million per. Ouch.

At 11:57 p.m., October 23, 2007, Blogger Adam C said...

I'd say you missed Martin Biron. I wasn't 100% sold on him (clearly Buffalo never was) but he's having a fantastic year.

At 11:59 p.m., October 23, 2007, Blogger James Mirtle said...

Yeah, you're right — I added him in.

At 12:24 a.m., October 24, 2007, Anonymous SS said...

Blake a disappointment? Did anyone expect him to be anything other than terrible? He's been cooked for a while now.

At 12:26 a.m., October 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Disappointments that (I believe) you missed:
St. Louis (he's doing alright for points, but I didn't think that he'd take so long getting his first goal)

Revelation: Jeff Hamilton. He's not doing spectacularly, but he's a heck of a lot better than I expected

- desdemona

At 12:29 a.m., October 24, 2007, Blogger James Mirtle said...

Hamilton just missed the list.

As for Rob Blake, well, he had 14 goals and 34 points last season, and was minus-26.

This year so far, he's on pace for nine goals, 18 points and a minus-64.

At 12:51 a.m., October 24, 2007, Anonymous Lammy said...

Brad Boyes probably deserves to be on the list after posting 2 goals tonight (now 6g-2a-8p in 7gp).

At 3:03 a.m., October 24, 2007, Anonymous tylerh said...

Obviously I'm a homer, but do Cogliano or Gagner perhaps qualify as revelations, being that they're close to point/game players and all?

At 5:08 a.m., October 24, 2007, Anonymous Marcus, Sweden said...

Shanahan is a HUGE dissapointment. Put him in there.

At 8:54 a.m., October 24, 2007, Blogger Jeremy said...

Cam Ward's having a great bounce-back year for Carolina. Drafted him as my backup behind Kiiprusoff but Cam's outperformed him so far.

At 8:57 a.m., October 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think anyone expected Sundin to be tied for the scoring lead at this point. He has been a pretty consistent point-a-game player in his career but right now he is well above that pace. Though I do recall he has had fast starts in the past and then cooled off.

At 9:46 a.m., October 24, 2007, Anonymous S said...

I had a good feeling about Kopitar and landed him in somewhere like the 10th round of a live draft that went 25 total. I also got him in my other league.

Justin Williams has done pretty well so far.

But it seems like Kipper is aiming for the 25% rule, and I'm waiting for him to pick it up any day. I've long since dropped Lehtonen (overrated?)

I'd say Scott Hartnell has been less than stunning, with just 2 assists. I think his cap hit is something like 4.5 or 5.5.

At 9:54 a.m., October 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cheechoo has been a huge disappointment to my team. Milan Michalek is a better choice at this point.

At 10:02 a.m., October 24, 2007, Blogger YzermanZetterberg said...

I expected Henrik Zetterberg to be very good, but not nearly 2 points/game good!

At 10:38 a.m., October 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Slava Kozlov....3 pts...ouch.

At 10:58 a.m., October 24, 2007, Blogger Jonathan said...

I'd say both Gagner/Cogliano have been massive shocks for the Oilers, and LaBarbera (best goalie in the AHL last year???) and Kari Lehtonen have had underwhelming seasons to date.

At 11:39 a.m., October 24, 2007, Anonymous penaltyshots.ca said...

How could someone besides me, have fallen for Paul Mara? Every time I look at my draft I sigh and wonder what could have been?

At 12:17 p.m., October 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you missed Toews from CHI, both he and Kane have been great so far

At 12:30 p.m., October 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you forgot Stastny...

At 1:52 p.m., October 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Stasny was picked to be a breakout player in most guides before the season began. And how about Crosby and Ovechkin for dissapointments? I figured they'd both be tearing it up by now.

At 2:08 p.m., October 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shanahan is definitely not doing good for me right now :(

At 2:58 p.m., October 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what about sykora? he's picking it up again.

At 3:05 p.m., October 24, 2007, Anonymous jamiebez said...

Cammalleri's 10 goals doesn't crack the list? He's on pace for a 50/50 season ;)

Besides, he's got me in first in my pool, compensating for the disappointing Kovalchuk so far.

At 3:07 p.m., October 24, 2007, Anonymous jamiebez said...

Hmmmmm... ignore the above. Kovy's doing just fine after last night. Thanks, Toronto!


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