NEWS & ADVICE
May 6, 2013
Blue Line Buzz: Early Playoff Reactions
Despite dropping one of the first two games in Boston, the Bruins should still advance against the Leafs, according to RotoWire's Dan Pennucci.
April 30, 2013
Blue Line Buzz: Blue Line Disappointments
Michael Del Zotto had a decent enough season, but decent enough isn't what his fantasy owners were looking for this season.
April 23, 2013
Blue Line Buzz: Year in Review, Part I
Mike Green enjoyed a bit of a renaissance over the second of the season, helping key the Caps' stretch run.
April 14, 2013
Blue Line Buzz: This Year's Underachievers
Dmitry Kulikov goes under Dan Pennucci's microscope among those underachieving defensemen this year.
April 8, 2013
Blue Line Buzz: Is the Window Still Open
Dan Boyle has sparked the Sharks' recent run - can they keep it up and be a force in the playoffs?
April 2, 2013
Blue Line Buzz: Save the Penguins
Sidney Crosby isn't the only star that the Penguins are learning to live without, as Kris Letang is also hurt.
March 26, 2013
Blue Line Buzz: APB in Newark
The Devils are seeking a new point man after Marek Zidlicky went down with a shoulder injury.
March 17, 2013
Blue Line Buzz: Hits and Blocks Galore
Alex Pietrangelo falls under the radar in one respect - his high number of blocked shots. Dan Pennucci explores the hits and blocks stats in this week's article.
March 10, 2013
Blue Line Buzz: No Dough(ty) Needed
With Drew Doughty struggling this season, Jake Muzzin has stepped up his scoring touch. Does Dan Pennucci think it will last?
March 3, 2013
Blue Line Buzz: It Only Gets Better
The Red Wings have had trouble coping with the absence of Nicklas Lidstrom.
February 25, 2013
Blue Line Buzz: The Ballerina?
Zdeno Chara scored a particularly graceful goal this weekend.
February 17, 2013
Blue Line Buzz: Useless Senators
Erik Karlsson is out for the season after suffering a fluke injury.
February 10, 2013
Blue Line Buzz: Falling Stars
Duncan Keith was once among the elite, but we should tamp down our expectations for him now.
February 5, 2013
Blue Line Buzz: Gilbert Thriving in Minnesota
Tom Gilbert has played well to start the season with the Wild.
January 28, 2013
Blue Line Buzz: Desert Dogs
Dan Pennucci talks about the early returns from this season, including what Keith Yandle and company are doing for the Yotes.
January 21, 2013
Blue Line Buzz: Opening Week Observations
Kris Letang and the Pens are off to a great start.
January 13, 2013
Blue Line Buzz: Blue Liner Tiers
Should Erik Karlsson be a first-round pick? Dan Pennucci discusses that and reviews the defensemen tiers behind Karlsson.
April 11, 2012
Blue Line Buzz: Storylines, Predictions, Breakout Candidates
Will Michael Del Zotto continue to shine in the playoffs?
April 4, 2012
Blue Line Buzz: Green With Envy
Mike Green continues to frustrate his fantasy owners this season.
March 28, 2012
Blue Line Buzz: Trophy Talk
Does Erik Karlsson merit the Norris Trophy merely on the basis of his offensive prowess?
March 18, 2012
Blue Line Buzz: Timonen Returns
Kimmo Timonen is closing in on 40 points again this season. He returned from a lower-body injury last week.
March 11, 2012
Blue Line Buzz: Capital Concerns
What's wrong with the Caps?
March 5, 2012
Blue Line Buzz: Extra Orca
Alex Edler has gotten some reinforcements behind him on the blue line.
February 26, 2012
Blue Line Buzz: Friday Night Lite
Could this be Martin Brodeur's last season with the Devils?
February 19, 2012
Blue Line Buzz: Shark Week
Dan Pennucci watched a lot of Dan Boyle and the Sharks on their East Coast swing last week.
February 12, 2012
Blue Line Buzz: On the Streit and Narrow
Mark Streit may be one of the league's best offensive defensemen no one talks about, as he suffers from the same disease as John Tavares: being a member of the New York Islanders.
February 5, 2012
Blue Line Buzz: Good Grief
Ryan Whitney is back and productive again, but will it last?
January 29, 2012
Blue Line Buzz: All-Star Edition
Alexander Edler should be a perennial All-Star.
January 23, 2012
Blue Line Buzz: Back In Action
The Penguins finally had some good news on the injury front, getting Kris Letang back last weekend.
January 15, 2012
Blue Line Buzz: Swiss Misters
Mark Streit came over from Switzerland to make a big impact with the Canadiens and then the Islanders. The Habs now have two-other Swiss-born blue liners making an impact.
January 8, 2012
Blue Line Buzz: New Years Resolutions, Part II
The Flyers really miss Chris Pronger on their blue line.
January 1, 2012
Blue Line Buzz: New Years Resolutions, Part I
Dan Pennucci's blue-line resolutions for the first half of the league.
December 26, 2011
Blue Line Buzz: Ducks Fly Together
Lubomir Visnovsky has been on fire since returning from injury.
December 20, 2011
Blue Line Buzz: Ringing Bells
Kris Letang's injury has hurt the Penguins, but others are stepping up in his place.
December 5, 2011
Blue Line Buzz: Coaching Carousel Spinning
Four NHL coaches have already lost their jobs. Dan Pennucci discusses the changes' fantasy impacts and speculates who might be next.
November 27, 2011
Blue Line Buzz: Observations At the Quarter Pole
What stands out so far, and of those outliers, what's likely to continue?
November 20, 2011
Blue Line Buzz: Predators On the Prowl
Ryan Suter and Shea Weber are off to excellent starts.
November 14, 2011
Blue Line Buzz: The Death of the 100-Point Defenseman
Mike Green has come the closest in recent times to getting 100 points from the blue line, but even he isn't likely to achieve that milestone in today's NHL.
November 7, 2011
Blue Line Buzz: Heirs Apparent and Ancient Wonders
Niklas Kronwall just got a contract extension from the Red Wings.
October 31, 2011
Blue Line Buzz: The Weekly Whip-Around
Alexander Edler is healthy again and is off to a great start.
October 24, 2011
Blue Line Buzz: Hurt By the Suspension Policy
Kris Letang's suspension at the beginning of last week was hotly debated and cost his fantasy owners in weekly leagues.
October 16, 2011
Blue Line Buzz: Don't Panic
Dan Pennucci has a word of advice for those off to bad starts.
October 9, 2011
Blue Line Buzz: Turning Leaf
Dion Phaneuf had his ups and downs in Calgary, but he's off to a good start with the Leafs this season.
October 2, 2011
Blue Line Buzz: Good Defenders on Bad Power Plays
Shea Weber is an obvious target from the blue line from a team that didn't perform well on the power play last year. Who are some less obvious targets?
September 25, 2011
Blue Line Buzz: Sharper Sabres
What does the arrival of Christian Ehrhoff (pictured) in Buffalo do for Tyler Myers?
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