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Got a question on rule clarification, comments on rule enforcements or some memorable NHL stories? Kerry Fraser wants to answer your emails at cmonref@tsn. [url=http://www.airmaxschweizch.eu/air-max-97-hg-93/]Nike Air Max 97 Schuhe Damen [/url] .ca! Hi Kerry, Im sure youre going to be swamped with e-mails concerning the Jannik Hansen-Marian Hossa incident and I would be interested in knowing your take regarding the hit. But, my main question is regarding the two-minute penalty handed to Hansen after the play ended. Neither referee had his hand up for a penalty and play continued until Chicago regained the puck. (Jonathan) Toews then went after Hansen but a linesman got in the way before gloves could be dropped. I did pick out a punch that Hansen threw, was this where he got the penalty or was it for the hit on Hossa? Thanks,Gareth EvansRichmond, BC Gareth, I do not believe that there was any deliberate or malicious intent on the part of Jannik Hansen to hit Marian Hossa in the head as both players went up for an airborne puck that had been flipped out of the Hawks zone by Jonathan Toews. The resulting contact to the back of Hossas head was not worthy of anything beyond the minor penalty for roughing that was eventually assessed by the referees; albeit well after play was whistled dead for the Hossa injury. Both Hansen and Hossa reacted to the approaching puck similar to a jump ball on the Bulls homecourt in the United Center. Both players went up for the puck and in doing so, Hossa slid his body position to the right while Hansen moved to the left. Their focus and intent was gaining puck possession. The movement of both players put them on a collision course as Hossa had the lead lane and the advantage to contact the puck first. From the back side position, Hansen would have to extend his reach over and past Hossa if he were to be successful in playing the puck. In real time and from a deficient position, Hansens follow-through contacted the back of Hossas head as both players moved toward one another and reached for the puck. The roughing penalty (while justified) was arrived at after the fact because of some residual sensitivity surrounding a missed Raffi Torres headshot on Hossa last year in the playoffs which resulted in a 25-game suspension. With Hossa laying in almost the same spot on the ice, it was imperative that the officials put their heads together to determine how Hoss got there. The correct call was made on the ice. In the end, Im surprised that Hansen received a one-game suspension on this play. I have seen far worse hits that have gone unpunished this season. [url=http://www.airmaxschweizch.eu/]Air Max Schuhe[/url] . 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Its possible that Thornton has lost a step as he nears 1000 career games, but he finished strong (24 points, plus-18 in 25 games after mid-February), so its also conceivable that the 32-year-old could rise back above a point-per-game, as has been his custom. Though he doesnt have the kind of marquee name recognition of some of his teammates, winger Ryane Clowe is extremely valuable in fantasy because he brings a rare combination of points and penalty minutes. Clowe and Corey Perry are the only two players in the league to have at least 50 points and 100 penalty minutes in each of the last two seasons. Antti Niemi took some time to get into his groove with the Sharks, struggling (3-5-1, 3.93 GAA, .877 SV%) through October and November before getting on track and putting up stellar numbers (32-13-5, 2.14 GAA, .927 SV%) the rest of the way. Figuring that the Sharks will be contenders this year, Niemi should have a decent chance at 40 wins, which is pretty heady company when it comes to goaltenders and fantasy value. Though he scored a career-high 66 points Joe Pavelski had a career-low 7.1% shooting percentage, so that, combined with the possibility of playing with more skilled linemates (his most common linemates last season were Kyle Wellwood and Torrey Mitchell) makes it possible that Pavelski could have a 30-goal season. Patrick Marleau seems to take a lot of heat for an elite goal-scorer. The 32-year-old has tallied 119 goals over the last three seasons and only Alexander Ovechkin has more goals over that time. Low penalty minute totals and a minus rating can hinder his fantasy value, but Marleau is an elite talent. Consistency has not been the hallmark of Martin Havlats career, but hes very skilled and has been able to stay healthy in recent seasons, missing 14 games over the last three seasons, after missing 141 in the three seasons before that. A fresh start in San Jose, with presumably quality linemates ought to give Havlat a chance to put up better numbers than he did in Minnesota. Just barely a rookie last season (after playing 25 games the year before), Logan Couture impressed with 32 goals, 59 points and a plus-18 rating. Can he do it again? 35-year-old blueliner Dan Boyle has scored at least 50 points iin five of the last six seasons -- he and Nicklas Lidstrom are the only defencemen in the league to have 50 points in five of the last six seasons. [url=http://www.airmaxschweizch.eu/air-max-90-tu-60/]Nike Air Max 90 & 2009 Schuhe Damen Weiß Rosa Grau[/url]. Boyle ignites the Sharks attack and his consistency makes him a top ten fantasy defenceman. Possibly easing some of the workload on Boyle is newcomer Brent Burns, who was healthy last year and that resulted in a career-high 17 goals and 46 points for the Minnesota Wild. Burns had missed time in each of the previous two seasons with concussions, so he presents a risk in that regard, and hes a combined minus-32 over the last three seasons, but that may be less of an issue in San Jose. When healthy, he presents a rare mix of size and skill. San Jose figures, again, to be in Cup contention and that means their top players should be relatively safe bets to have productive seasons; really, the same as it has been for a while now, but this group might have even better depth of high-end talent. Depth Chart - San Jose Sharks LW C RW Patrick Marleau Joe Thornton Joe Pavelski Ryane Clowe Logan Couture Martin Havlat Benn Ferriero Michal Handzus Torrey Mitchell Jamie McGinn Andrew Desjardins Andrew Murray Brandon Mashinter James Sheppard Frazer McLaren John McCarthy Tommy Wingels Mike Connolly D D G Dan Boyle Brent Burns Antti Niemi Jason Demers Marc-Edouard Vlasic Antero Niittymaki Colin White Douglas Murray Thomas Greiss Jim Vandermeer Justin Braun Nick Petrecki Taylor Doherty Scott Cullen can be reached at Scott.Cullen@bellmedia.ca and followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tsnscottcullen. For more, check out TSN Fantasy Sports on Facebook. ' ' '


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