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Hello folks. As the fantasy season's weeks ends, we'll have a review over notable events which happened during this time. We'll look to make this a regular feature at Bruise Brothers.
The Impressive Darcy Kuemper
With Josh Harding on the shelf with a broken foot and with Niklas Backstrom settling into the background, it's Kuemper's time to shine with the Minnesota Wild. Though his streak came to an end at the Anaheim Ducks home-opener, his impressive 163:46 shutout streak set a franchise record. His strong play will need to continue as the Wild face off in one of the toughest divisions in the league.
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The Non-Impressive Slava Voynov...
After receiving a call on their business line, the Redondo Beach Police Department found out that Slava Voynov was involved in a domestic violence incident. Both the NHL and his team (the Los Angeles Kings) acted swiftly in suspending Voynov pending the results of the investigation. With Bill Daly cryptically saying that the circumstances are different now than when Colorado Avalance goaltender Semyon Varlamov was involved in a similar incident, this may bode poorly for Voynov's freedom, much less NHL career.
Andrew Desjardins Doesn't Like Your Face
San Jose Sharks forward Andrew Desjardins had quite the weekend this weekend...
What The Hell's Going On With Mike Smith?
Mike Smith of the Arizona Coyotes has played three games so far and it's been pretty rough. Though his team provided seven goals in the 7-4 win he played against the Edmonton Oilsers, his GAA is 5.34 and his save percentage is at .822. The team isn't paying him to provide those kinda numbers, so one has to wonder if this is going to either open the door for Devan Dubnyk to have a crack at the starting role or if the team continues to start him due to his salary. Hopefully, Smith can regain his bearings, as the Coyotes are counting on him to find the form that led them to the 2012 Western Conference Finals.
Goal Of The Week:
Andrew Cogliano, you are a cruel man...