Honorable Degenerates (ID# 47582)
  • Ben Bishop stops two penalty shots
    Ben Bishop stopped two penalty shots in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win against Philadelphia.

    Advice: He turned aside Claude Giroux in the first period and Scott Laughton in overtime. "I've never had that before," Bishop said. "But I'll take it." He made 23 saves to get his first victory of the season. Rotoworld.com 26 minutes ago
  • Ryan Callahan records 2 points in opener
    Ryan Callahan picked up a goal and an assist in Tampa Bay's 3-2 overtime win against Philadelphia on Thursday night.

    Advice: His power-play tally late in the second period tied the game at 2-2. Callahan was also credited with three hits. Rotoworld.com 36 minutes ago
  • Brayden Schenn nets goal in season opener
    Brayden Schenn scored a goal in Philadelphia's 3-2 overtime loss Thursday night.

    Advice: There was a time when it looked like Schenn might actually be the odd man out with Philadelphia this season, so it's particularly encouraging to see him start the season on a high note. He had 18 goals and 47 points in 82 contests in 2014-15. Rotoworld.com 59 minutes ago
  • Evgeni Medvedev gets assist in NHL debut
    Evgeni Medvedev had an assist in Philadelphia's 3-2 overtime loss on Thursday.

    Advice: Medvedev was making his NHL debut and logged 18:09 minutes in the contest. The 33-year-old is making the leap from the KHL. He had three goals and 16 points in 43 contests with Kazan Ak-Bars in 2014-15. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:01 am
  • Paul Byron to skate with Canadiens Friday
    Paul Byron will take part in his first full practice with his Montreal teammates on Friday.

    Advice: He was a healthy scratch in Wednesday night's season opener at Toronto and probably won't play in Saturday's game in Boston. However, he could make his Canadiens debut Sunday when the team visits his hometown of Ottawa. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:00 am
  • Thomas Greiss is likely to start on Friday
    Thomas Greiss will probably play between the pipes on Friday.

    Advice: Jaroslav Halak is dealing with an upper-body injury, otherwise he would be the team's opening game starter. Greiss had a 2.59 GAA and .908 save percentage in 20 contests with the Penguins last season. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:57 am
  • Shawn Thornton is slated to play Saturday
    Shawn Thornton is expected to play on the fourth line Saturday night when the Panthers host the Philadelphia Flyers.

    Advice: He will skate with Quinton Howden and Derek MacKenzie. That would place Connor Brickley in the press box, but it doesn't sound like he will be there for very long. Thornton will probably have to battle his younger Panther teammates for playing time this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:38 am
  • Kane's first goal with Sabres gets reversed
    Evander Kane scored his first goal with the Sabres Thursday night, but the marker was called back after a coach's challenge.

    Advice: Senators coach Dave Cameron wanted the play reviewed because Buffalo appeared to be offside when they entered the offensive zone. The referees ruled that the goal was no good. Kane, who earned an assist on Jack Eichel's first career goal, would've tied the game at 2-2, but the Sabres ended up losing to Ottawa by a score of 3-1 after the Senators added an empty netter. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:07 am
  • Lucic thinks reputation led to match penalty
    Milan Lucic feels he got a match penalty on Wednesday primarily based on his reputation.

    Advice: Lucic attempted to spar with Logan Couture late in the third period after taking exception to a hit. "I think that’s why I got a match. It’s just because of who I am," Lucic said. "If I would have made that hit, and someone came after me the same way, he wouldn’t have gotten a match It just comes with who you are, and they review all that stuff, and there’s nothing that’s come of it, because like I said last night, I didn’t cross any line." As Lucic said, he hasn't received any supplemental discipline over the incident. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:32 am
  • McDavid shows potential in scoreless debut
    Although Connor McDavid didn't record a point in his NHL debut, he did show flashes of his potential.

    Advice: "At times I thought he was very dangerous, other times I didn’t think that line had a lot going," said Oilers coach Todd McLellan. "It's figuring out when and how and against who. There were moments tonight where I'm sure he would have pulled away from a junior player . . . we’re talking 60 minutes into a 15-, 20-year career." It certainly is too early to be concerned about McDavid, especially seeing as his first game wasn't a complete wash. He'll be back in the Oilers' lineup on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:28 am
  • Teddy Purcell returned to action on Thursday October 8. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:47 pm
  • Chris Thorburn returned to action on Thursday October 8. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:47 pm
  • Patrick Eaves returned to action on Thursday October 8. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:47 pm
  • Beauchemin records three assists in loss
    Francois Beauchemin picked up three assists in the Avalanche 5-4 opening night loss against the Wild Thursday night.

    Advice: Beauchemin finished the game as the second star, recording three assists, a plus-1 differential, and logged 22:06 minutes of ice time. The 35 year-old defenseman saw some power play time, assisting on Erik Johnson’s first period power play goal. He scored 23 points last season in Anaheim and will probably maintain that pace this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:17 pm
  • Semyon Varlamov gives up five goals in opener
    Semyon Varlamov gave up five goals on 30 shots in a 5-4 loss to the Wild Thursday night.

    Advice: Varlamov was solid through two periods giving up only one goal on 20 shots before giving up four goals 10 minutes into the third period. The hot start to the game is encouraging for his fantasy outlook. Varlamov and his teammates will be looking to bounce back Saturday night against the Stars. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:08 pm
  • Connor McDavid not a factor in EDM loss
    Connor McDavid went scoreless with two shots in 18:07 of ice time in his NHL debut on Thursday night.

    Advice: McDavid finished with a -1 rating on a night where Edmonton's offense couldn't get going, producing just one goal courtesy of the Blues scoring in their own net. We will have to wait until at least Saturday night for the rookie's first NHL goal. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:56 pm
  • Ben Bishop helps Tampa Bay top PHI
    Ben Bishop allowed two goals on 25 shots as the Lightning snuck past the Flyers 3-2 in overtime on Thursday night.

    Advice: Bishop's fantasy value is no secret this season, and he began to uphold his worth the right way by earning a win, a .920 save percentage and a goals against average just under two after his first game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:33 pm
  • Semyon Varlamov starts vs. Minnesota
    Semyon Varlamov will be between the pipes in Thursday's game against Minnesota.

    Advice: The 27-year-old had a 28-20-8 record with a 2.56 goals-against-average and a .921 save percentage in 57 games last season. A bounce-back season from Varlamov could propel the Avalanche back into the playoffs this year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:49 pm
  • Report: Milan Lucic avoids further discipline
    Milan Lucic will reportedly not be suspended after receiving a match penalty on Wednesday.

    Advice: Lucic took exception to a hit that Logan Couture dealt late in the third period and attempted to fight him in front of the Sharks' bench. It was a rough game for Lucic in general as he had a minus-two rating in the Kings' 5-1 loss. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:02 pm
  • Ben Bishop will get the nod in opener
    Ben Bishop is expected to start in Tampa Bay's season opener on Thursday.

    Advice: It would have been shocking if that wasn't the case. Bishop might have competition from Andrei Vasilevskiy later in the season, but with Vasilevskiy sidelined following vascular surgery, Bishop should be leaned on significantly over Kevin Poulin. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:50 am
  • Milan Lucic receives a match penalty
    Milan Lucic got a match penalty for a late third period incident involving Logan Couture.

    Advice: Logan Couture smashed into Lucic just moments after leaving the penalty box. Lucic took offense to that and grabbed Couture near the Sharks' bench. For his part though, Lucic attempted to downplayed the incident after the game. "Just a little hit," he said. "I didn’t like it, so I reacted to it. I don’t know why I got a match penalty. I didn’t cross any line, so obviously I deserved a penalty, but I don’t know why it was called a match penalty." Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:35 am
  • McDavid's dad wishes for less media coverage
    Although he feels Connor McDavid's handled it "marvelously," his dad thinks there's been far too much "noise" surrounding his son.

    Advice: "The media coverage, the constant comparisons and everything that’s out there right now I think is just way over the top and just not necessary," Brian McDavid, father of Connor, said. "I just hope and pray Connor can filter all that stuff out and figure out how to go and play without having to deal with all that other stuff. That’s my big wish." Certainly there's been a ton of attention directed at Connor McDavid - the season hasn't even started yet and we're reporting on a story about the intense reporting - and that's not likely to change. It's only the nature of the stories that will shift as people start to have actual NHL performances to analyze. Whether or not McDavid can filter it out will certainly be important. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:15 am
  • Paul Byron won't play Wednesday night
    Paul Byron will be a healthy scratch Wednesday night against Toronto.

    Advice: He was claimed off waivers from Calgary on Tuesday, but he won't be in the lineup for Montreal's regular season opener. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:36 am
  • Montreal takes Paul Byron off waivers
    Montreal has grabbed Paul Byron off waivers from Calgary.

    Advice: He recorded six goals and 19 points in 57 games with the Flames last season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:56 am
  • Paul Byron lands on waivers
    Calgary has moved Paul Byron to the waiver wire.

    Advice: He was limited to 57 games last season due to injuries and he picked up 19 points. Byron didn't practice Monday, but he was in the building. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:50 am
  • Wayne Gretzky believes in Connor McDavid
    Wayne Gretzky has faith in Connor McDavid going into his rookie season.

    Advice: "He'll be up against men now," Gretzky said. "Everybody he'll be going up against will be a good player. Travel is different. Lifestyle is different. But I anticipate and expect him to make a real smooth transition. I expect him to get off to a really nice start and have a great career." The hype surrounding McDavid couldn't be much higher, but soon we'll have some regular season performances to weigh against it. Of course regardless of whether McDavid has a good or bad start, the small sample size will make it difficult to initially read much into his numbers, but at least we'll be moving towards something more concrete. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:33 am
  • Francois Beauchemin enjoying time in COL
    Francois Beauchemin has enjoyed his stay in Colorado so far.

    Advice: The Avalanche signed Beauchemin to a three-year contract worth $13.5 million over the summer. The veteran said his new teammates have made him feel welcome from day one. "Ever since I stepped in the locker room the guys have been really good. Great group of guys," said Beauchemin. "Normally you come into a locker room and have two or three cliques. But in here it's everybody together, all doing the same things and having fun. That's a big key." The 35-year-old will probably be counted on to play over 20 minutes per game in Denver. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:53 am
  • Bishop to play full game Saturday
    Ben Bishop will play the entire 60 minutes against Florida in the Bolts' final preseason contest.

    Advice: He wants to head into the regular season with a full head of steam. Bishop is now healthy after a few injuries slowed him during the playoffs and will look to build on his very successful 2014-15 campaign. Bishop is one of the NHL's top 10 goalies so draft him early. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:11 am
  • Bylsma likes Evander Kane's game
    Buffalo coach Dan Bylsma liked Evander Kane's game Friday night.

    Advice: Kane scored a goal (his 4th of the preseason), took five shots on net and registered seven hits in a very impressive all-around effort. Bylsma called Kane a "bull" and added: "That's exactly how we need to play". Look for Kane to rebound, after a subpar campaign with Winnipeg, and have a very strong season with the Sabres. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:35 am
  • Brayden Schenn ends pre-season on second line
    Brayden Schenn ended the pre-season on the left wing with San Gagner and Wayne Simmonds.

    Advice: Schenn was moved around a lot during pre-season action and it looks like he will not start the season on the wing with Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek. It looks like Michael Raffl should play on the top line with Giroux. While Schenn could see first power play time, he may be falling out of favor with the Flyers. Look for a 40-50 point season from the former first round pick. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:11 am
  • Semyon Varlamov turns away 30 shots in defeat
    Semyon Varlamov turned away 30 shots on Thursday night, however his Avalanche were shutout 3-0 by the Ducks.

    Advice: Varlamov looked good in net, but the defense in front of him continues to be porous. At least in the short term this should be expected to continue, but don't be surprised if the Avs turn it around over the course of the season. Young, talented teams have a funny way of doing just that. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:59 pm
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