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Kane The Face Of EA Sports NHL 2010

from the CP via the Globe and Mail,

Chicago winger Patrick Kane is the new cover boy of EA Sports made-in-Vancouver NHL 2010 video game.

Kane follows in the footsteps of Calgary defenceman Dion Phaneuf, who was on the 2009 cover.

EA has also signed top draft prospect John Tavares to promote the game.

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AO Cover Boy

from Greg Wyshynski of Puck Daddy,

The official announcement from 2K Sports is due on Friday, but here it is: Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals, your NHL 2K10 cover boy. Will virtual Don Cherry criticize his video game box celebration?

read on for a picture of the cover and some commentary…

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Corey Perry Involved With EA Sports NHL 10

from John Gaudiosi of IGN,

Corey Perry already has a Stanley Cup ring at the age of 23. Now the Anaheim Ducks forward is gunning for a second. The 2003 first round pick had 72 points this season, including 32 goals and 40 assists. The eighth-seeded Ducks already toppled the first place San Jose Sharks and now have their sights set on the Detroit Red Wings.

In addition to focusing on his team’s latest run for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Perry lent EA Sports a hand with its motion-capture for its upcoming NHL 10 hockey game. He donned the skates, helmet and a special suit with reflective balls to have his on-ice maneuvers captured for inclusion in this fall’s latest hockey game. Perry talks about his love of videogames in this exclusive interview.

IGN: What’s it like to know that your actual moves and trick shots are now going to be part of NHL 10?

Corey Perry: It’s pretty exciting. It’s something that you really don’t think about as a kid – all of the stuff that it takes to make a videogame like this. When you’re part of it, it’s special.

continued

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From A Fantasy Point Of View

from Scott Cullen of TSN,

First off, my winners:

Round One: Boston, Washington, New Jersey, Pittsburgh, San Jose, Detroit, Vancouver, Chicago

Best-equipped to pull off an upset (among 6, 7, 8 seeds): Carolina, Anaheim, N.Y. Rangers

Final Four: Boston, New Jersey, San Jose, Detroit

Cup Final: Boston, San Jose

Cup Winner: Boston

My Top 120 Skaters for the 2008-2009 Playoffs (assuming goals and assists are worth one point):
1. Pavel Datyuk, C, Detroit
2. Marc Savard, C, Boston
3. Henrik Zetterberg, C, Detroit

read on

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2008-09 Prime Cuts Squad

From Jeff Angus at Dobber’s Hockey, a 5 part series featuring his “prime cuts” of the 2008-09 season.

[The] Prime Cuts squad is chalk-full of intangibles such as heart, determination, hockey IQ, two-way play, grit, and clutch scoring ability. Most of the players on this squad are also under appreciated (in both fantasy and real hockey circles). There are obviously some big stars on this team – the usual suspects – but there are also some under-the-radar players who you may not have noticed this season for whatever reason

Part 1 and Part 2

Remaining parts to be published at Dobber’s over the coming days.

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Those Fantasy Stats Since The All-Star Game

from Rob Higgins at the Toronto Sun,

Since the “All-Star” Game ...

• Thrasher Ilya Kovalchuk leads the NHL with 27 points.

• Fellow Thrasher, Colin Stuart, has as many shorthanded goals as Flyer Mike Richards. (They both have 3)

• Blackhawk Jonathan Toews and Flame Mike Cammalleri lead in power play goals with 7.

• Someone is actually keeping pace with Alex Ovechkin in the shots on goal department. Hurricane Eric Staal has managed 103 SOG, only 7 short of Alex’s 110.

• 26 players have 20 points or more. The Kings’ Alex Frolov, the Stars’ Steve Ott, Florida’s Stephen Weiss and Carolina’s Matt Cullen are among them. San Jose’s Joe Thornton, Detroit’s Hank Zetterberg, Philly’s Jeff Carter and Boston’s Marc Savard are not.

read on

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Fantasy Hockey- A Great Marketing Tool For The NHL

from Rob Higgins at the Toronto Sun,

Back to Weber. Nashville’s coach, Barry Trotz, recently commented on his slump, saying “They’re aware of him, not letting him get the shot off as much. He’s also been battling some bumps and bruises for the past month, which probably takes a little edge off his game. But he’s starting to get healthy again, so I think you’ll see him coming back.”

Brilliant. Right from the source. Once the media, the National Hockey League AND its players get their heads around just how powerfully this type of insight resonates with a considerable portion of the fans of this game we will experience a degree of interactivity that the NHL has never known. As it stands, the media, generally speaking, ask lame questions of players and coaches in one-on-one opportunities. And, generally speaking, most hockey people oblige with lame, run-of-the-mill answers. We all know the cliches.

Look, I’ve said it a thousand times and I’m going to say it again. Fantasy hockey is the most cost-effective marketing solution the league has at its disposal.

more fantasy talk…

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Fantasy Talk

from Darryl Dobbs at the Hockey News,

Four weeks from today is the NHL’s trade deadline. In fantasy hockey, many leagues use the same date. The window for fixing your team is starting to close, so let’s get to some letters!...

Q.Hi Dobber, I’m looking at the possibility of obtaining Zetterberg in a keeper league from someone who is in the position of winning the pool this year. What is your opinion on Zetterberg’s health; he seems to miss time each year due to back problems. Is this going to worsen and limit his career? Or do you think this is just a phase? How does his fantasy value fare with all this in mind?

A. Hi Savas. Not only is Zetterberg’s back an issue, but don’t forget his wrist problem, which may be even more of an issue in the long run. He is an injury risk year in and year out, but never seems to miss more than five or 10 games.

For each of the next five seasons, I think he is good for 70 games with a better than even chance of playing 78 games or more. In keeper leagues, you can never really look beyond a five-year window because in my experience no player remains on your roster longer than that.

more questions and answers…

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Fantasy Advice

from Rob Higgins at the Toronto Sun,

Week 14 brings with it the 40 game mark in the schedule, making it the perfect time to consult the Higgins HOCKEY FANTASY INDEX , home of the per game statistic, H.F.I., and get a read on which skaters, exactly, are keeping all those first-place jerks out there afloat with only half a season left to play….

Of the 28 skaters with an H.F.I. of 2.0 or more:

• 11 are centres. They are: Evgeni Malkin 2.9, Jeff Carter 2.6, Marc Savard 2.6, Mike Richards 2.5, Joe Thornton 2.3, Pavel Datsyuk 2.3 (he’s been operating at over 4.5 for 3 weeks now - he won’t be staying at 2.3 for long), Sid Crosby 2.2 (0.8 since Dec.21st), Henrik Zetterberg 2.2, David Kreicji 2.1, Ryan Getzlaf 2.1 and Nik Backstrom 2.0

read on

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At The Quarter Mark, With A Fantasy Spin

from Rob Higgins at the Toronto Sun,

One quarter of the season is now in the books. It’s time we took stock.

• The Dallas Stars are the worst team in the league. And their leading goal-scorer is still Loui Eriksson.

• Marc Savard is the new Joe Sakic.

• Jeff Carter is the new Johan Franzen.

• Sidney Crosby is taking over the scoring race while Alex Semin doesn’t want to play through pain.

From a fantasy perspective ...

• Eric Staal is the 22nd best centre in the league. Not acceptable. He fixed the +/- issues but forgot how to rack up the points.

more

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