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from Scott Cullen of TSN,

Lines are shuffling around the league, giving some new opportunities. Scott Cullen has notes on Brandon Prust, Daniel Alfredsson, Mason Raymond, Ryan Kesler, Jeff Skinner and more....

- The Detroit Red Wings have already tried Justin Abdelkader and Todd Betuzzi on the right side with Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg, but Thursday night, they gave Daniel Alfredsson a spin in that spot and Alfredsson finished with three assists, giving him nine points in his first eight games with the Red Wings.

Judging by the first two guys tried on that wing, there may have been some thought that Datsyuk and Zetterberg needed a physical player to help carve out space, but Alfredsson has the sense to play with elite players and if he stays productive, it's conceivable he could hold this spot for a while.

- When the Toronto Maple Leafs extended a pro tryout offer to LW Mason Raymond, it was a no-brainer. Even with declining production, it was puzzling why Raymond hadn't been given a free agent contract somewhere in the league over the summer, so the Leafs got a bit of a rewards with their low-risk investment when he Raymond was still deemed NHL-worthy and signed a one-year, $1-million contract....

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redxblack's avatar

I had Alfredsson and dropped him after the first week, but now that he’s on with the two kids and an old goat 2 line, he’s VERY much worth picking up again.

IMO, thinking of tight lines on a fantasy team makes a lot of sense. This year I was able to get Datsyuk (my first pick) with Zetterberg (my 2nd pick) and it’s been melting my matchups since whichever gets a goal almost always means the other got an assist.

Now they just need to not run into a smoking hot goalie.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 10/19/13 at 09:41 AM ET

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