Monday, October 30, 2017

Afternoon Player Notes in the Draft (Oct 30)

A surprise to a few news outlets, Anthony Duclair is expected to be a healthy scratch tonight for the winless Coyotes, despite having 3 goals and 5 points in the first 11 games.  It isn't a great scoring total, by any means, but it is better than a good portion of the team, but obviously, there is something about Duclair's game that has singled him out for a trip up to the press box tonight in Philadelphia.

Wilton's team is right in the thick of the action these days, opening Week Five in 8th place, 11 points out of the money.  It's going to be disappointing not having Duclair in the lineup tonight, but the rest of his team will have to make up for it.

After having both Jason Garrison and Griffin Reinhart clear waivers over the last few days, it has paved the way for Shea Theodore to finally make his Golden Knights debut this season, which appears to be coming tonight, when they visit Brooklyn and the Islanders.  Even with the record, the way it is, the Golden Knights haven't been afraid to shift around bodies and this move was a long awaited one.  Theodore, thought to be one of the team's brightest young players, was stuck in the minors, due to not having to pass through waivers to go down, but now that a pair of waiver-eligible players have made it through, it's Theodore's time to shine.

This is good news for Kristy & Don, who open the week with the 5th best team in the pool and they get a body back into their lineup.  A definite plus.  It now brings their projected tally up to 39 games for the week, right up there among the pool leaders.

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