Player Notes

  • Backes expected to help out Bergeron
    Patrice Bergeron may get more opportunities in the offensive zone in 2016-17.

    Advice: David Backes started 41.1 percent of his five-on-five shifts in the defensive zone, according to Corsica Hockey, which was the second-highest among forwards with 1,000 minutes or more. The Bruins can give him more of those responsibilities this year and deploy Bergeron on the attack after he started 34.6 percent of his five-on-five shifts in the defensive zone last season. Bergeron and Brad Marchand will be key offensive players for Boston, so more time spent on offense should help the team if Backes can handle the defensive zone. Rotoworld.com 36 minutes ago
  • Dowd scores twice in Kings rout of Ducks
    Nic Dowd scored two goals in a 6-1 rout of the Anaheim Ducks by the Los Angeles Kings Wednesday night.

    Advice: Dowd scored the first goal at the 8:22 minute mark and buried his second puck in the net 18:02 minutes into the second to put the game essentially out of reach. Devin Setoguchi, Justin Auger, Dustin Brown, and Andy Andreoff also got in on the action. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:21 pm
  • Faksa came to play against Avalanche
    The Dallas Stars’ Radek Faksa came to play against the Colorado Avalanche, but back-to-back goals in the second period were not enough to lift his team. Dallas lost the 4-2 preseason decision Wednesday night.

    Advice: Faksa played 45 games with the Stars last year scoring five goals in the process with seven assists. His time in the AHL was more productive with 15 goals and 11 assists in 28 games. Faksa’s two goals Wednesday night came in a flurry, only seven seconds into the second period with another following at the 3:30 minute mark. Unfortunately, he did not get any help and his two goals were the only scored by the Stars. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:02 pm
  • Sean Couturier feels almost in midseason form
    Sean Couturier feels the World Cup helped him substantially when it came to getting ready for the regular season.

    Advice: Couturier was part of Team North America. "I feel almost in midseason form," Couturier said. "We were there for three weeks of pretty intense [play] and six games. Three games in four nights in the tournament, so it was a pretty busy schedule, and the level of hockey was pretty impressive for September." It would be interesting to see how much playing in the World Cup benefits those who took part in it. At the same time, it's also hard to gauge, particularly because it was mostly the league's best in the tournament anyways, so it won't be surprising if they excel out of the gate. Perhaps the Team North America players could see the most tangible gains as it gave the promising youngsters a bit of a potential edge over some of the league's veterans. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:36 am
  • Sam Gagner making an early case for himself
    Sam Gagner has a goal and four points in two exhibition games with Columbus.

    Advice: Gagner has also found the back of the net in a shootout. After playing a limited role with Philadelphia in 2015-16, this is an opportunity for him to start fresh. "He keeps on making a case for himself," Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella said. "It looks like he’s handling the speed (well). Last night, (in Boston) was a much quicker game than our games against St. Louis. He made some good plays, made a nice play to Zaar and scored just a beautiful goal in the shootout." Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:53 am
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    Sam Gagner Cls - C,RW

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