Wednesday, November 12, 2008

FDH Insider/Goon Squad November 12

By Rick Morris

On tonight’s FDH Wednesday night on, we bring yet more diverse content to our viewers and listeners.

On the FANTASYDRAFTHELP.COM INSIDER (7-9 PM EST), our college hoops team draft leads off the show in fine fashion. Our draft board and suggested league guidelines can be found here. Towards the end of Hour One and all throughout Hour Two, we break down NFL Week 11 from a fantasy perspective with a game-by-game breakdown – which includes our top 5 waiver wire recommendations for the week.

Then, on THE GOON SQUAD (9-10 PM EST), we review the first NHL FDH power rankings of the regular season. After that, just for giggles, we will talk about NHL Blogger Bingo, a fun new game on the great Barry Melrose Rocks blog. And we wrap up with an explosive discussion as the simmering Crosby-Ovechkin debate has just been cranked up to new heights with the interview given by the Tonto to Ovechkin’s Lone Ranger. Alexander Semin had the following to say about Sid the Kid:

“What's so special about [Crosby]? I don't see anything special there. Yes, he does skate well, has a good head, good pass. But there's nothing else. Even if you compare him to Patrick Kane from Chicago ... [Kane] is a much more interesting player. The way he moves, his deking abilities, his thinking on the ice and his anticipation of the play is so superb.

I think that if you take any player, even if he is "dead wood," and start promoting him, you'll get a star. Especially if he scores 100 points. No one is going to care about anyone else. No one is going to care whether he possesses great skill. Let's say you put someone in front of the net and let him deflect pucks in, and he scored 50 goals; everyone will say "Wow!" and then hand him a $10 million per year contract. That's what they like here.

And in Russia people like beautiful hockey, and not dump and chase. I just don't get it, why when a player is skating up the ice and no one is attacking him, he dumps the puck into the offensive zone and then chases it? Why would you do this if there is no one forechecking you? I understand that if there is someone coming at you and you don't know whether you can get past that player, then you can dump the puck, pass it or shoot. But if not, then hold on to the puck, skate forward, create a chance.

Why would you want to dump the puck and then chase after it and crash into the boards? I don't know. But that's just my opinion.”

Oh, we’ll have some thoughts on that, as have others.

Join us Wednesday night for depth and variety of coverage you can’t find elsewhere, only on the FDH Wednesday night on STN.

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