So yeah. Between some major developments in the baseball Winter Meetings this past week that impacts the Texas Rangers and some personal stuff going on. I don't have much an intro to go with. This article highlights three players both doing well and doing poorly in each of their respective positions within the past week and what I think of them.
Matt Moulson, Islanders (6 G, 3 A, +4, 0 PIM, 3 PPP, 24 SOG this past week) - He's kinda a pickup too since he was already suggested by our own Stephen Kaczmar. It seems that he and John Tavares has been doing a great job with one another on the top line and as long as he's still matched up with him and they both keep clicking like they have been, there's no reason not to pick him up for your bench and use him if necessary. Some are cautioning on a dramatic drop off once the hot streak ends and it very well may happen but that still isn't a reason to not pick him up if he's somehow available. Nothing wrong with trying to catch lightning in a bottle, right?
John Carlson, Capitals (1 G, 6 A, +3, 0 PIM, 1 PPP, 16 SOG) - So guess who's benefitted the most from not only Mike Green's abscence from a concussion but Dale Hunter's new scheme? It seems odd that his more conservative scheme seems to have lit a fire offensively to the talented Caps, but I'l take whatever works. The door pick him up is quickly slamming closed so if he's available, go get him!
Al Montoya, Islanders (1 Win, 2.07 GAA, .932 Sv%) - In the not shocked department, it seems Rick DiPietro has hurt himself pretty good and Montoya is the only one healthy enough to help them in net. He's not owned all over the place but considering he will get a great chunk of starts for the Isles, he's well worth the pick-up and start to bolster your stats, especially if you use Saves as a stat. Even if DiPietro comes back soon, it's pretty prudent at this point to hold on to him.
Martin St. Louis, Lightning (2 G, 0 A, -2, 0 PIM, 0 PPP, 7 SOG) - He hasn't been doing as well as he should be so far this season and it was no different this past week. Sadly, he was hit in the face by a puck and he's out indefinitely. Not a great year for St. Louis owners so here's hoping he has a speedy recovery.
Ryan Miller, Sabres (1 Win, 3.44 GAA, .897 Sv%) - Cut the guy some slack. He's shaking the rust off from a concussion. Give him some time to regain his form and you'll be fine. However, it is slightly disconcerting that he's still having some terrible games much like the way he was playing before he had the injury. Hopefully all that is hindering him is just rust.
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