More changes in Edmonton, Bobby Ryan rolling, a strong game from Vermette, lineup news, Fantasy tips and more in Scott Cullen’s Statistically Speaking. Air Max Schweiz . OIL CHANGE Derek Roy – The 31-year-old centre’s production has tailed off dramatically since he suffered a quad injury in the 2010-2011 season. Over the past couple seasons, in St. Louis last year and Nashville so far this season, Roy has been more of a depth player, averaging 13:35 of ice time per game after years playing 18-19 minutes per game in previous seasons. Further, Roy has been playing in a much more sheltered role, with a career-high 70% offensive zone starts this season, but he has fared okay with more defensive zone starts in previous years. Good thing, because in Edmonton the Oilers need Roy to provide some legitimate two-way play. It’s too late for the Oilers to be relevant this season, but they could at least be competitive over the second half and Roy ought to be an upgrade as the second-line centre for as long as he sticks around. Mark Arcobello – The 26-year-old centre has produced 30 points (11 G, 19 A) in 78 career NHL games, and while he’s been an adequate possession player (49.1% Corsi) for his career, he’s been doing that with more starts in the offensive zone starts (54.6% career, 61.6% this season). Arcobello gives the Predators depth, but may have to spend his time in the AHL because Nashville is already plenty deep down the middle, with Mike Ribeiro, Mike Fisher, Calle Jarnkrok and Paul Gaustad already in place. Arcobello’s inclusion in the deal, as opposed to the Oilers simply claiming Roy on waivers the day before, was more about getting Nashville to take on some salary, and a contract, since Arcobello is on a one-way deal, for $600,000 this season and the Oilers are sitting at 49 players under contract (50 is the limit). Matt Fraser – The Oilers scooped up Fraser off waivers from Boston. He’s a Red Deer, Alberta native and is a winger with good size (6-foot-1, 204 pounds), some finish around the net and questionable speed. While the 24-year-old has all of eight points (6 G, 2 A) in 51 career NHL games, he’s also scored 90 goals in 181 career AHL games. He’s worth a look and, if the Oilers are prepared to give him more than fourth-line ice time, they might find out if he can keep the pace enough to score in the NHL. Leon Draisaitl – With word that Draisaitl’s Western Hockey League rights have been traded, from Prince Albert to Kelowna, rumours abound that the Oilers will send him back to junior. By doing so before the 40-game mark, the Oilers will push back the free agency timetable by a year and Draisaitl would play a more significant offensive role in junior. He has seven points (2 G, 5 A) in 35 games with the Oilers, with positive possession (52.1% Corsi) that is severely inflated by his (78.6%) offensive zone starts. Anton Lander – If the Oilers do send Draisaitl to junior, there will be an opening for this perennial prospect, who has done little in the NHL, scoring eight points (2 G, 6 A) in 95 career games, but has been tearing up the AHL the past couple seasons, scoring 81 points (26 G, 55 A) in 74 games since the start of last season. He’s still only 23-years-old, so Lander could have a chance to establish that he’s a bona fide NHL player. HEROES Bobby Ryan – The Senators winger tallied a hat trick, with eight shots on goal (his most in a game since January 23, 2010) and dominant possession (31 shot attempts for, 8 against, 79.5%) in Ottawa’s 5-2 win over Buffalo. He has 12 points (5 G, 7 A) in his past 11 games, thriving with linemates Mika Zibanejad and Mike Hoffman. Antoine Vermette – Arizona’s centre accrued two goals and an assist in a 4-2 win over Philadelphia. One of the top potential trade targets – a top-six forward on a team on the outside looking in at the playoffs – Vermette has 11 points (5 G, 6 A) in the past 14 games. Vermette is getting more offensive zone starts (56.4%) this year, but he continues to play high quality of competition. David Rundblad – Battling for playing time on Chicago’s third pair, Rundblad had Chicago’s best possession stats (20 shot attempts for, 4 against, 83.3%) in the Blackhawks’ 5-4 shootout win over Nashville. Rundblad has also put up three points (1 G, 2 A) in the past four games. ZEROES Darren Helm – The Red Wings centre managed one shot attempt (missed) against Boston and was crushed (5 shot attempts for, 20 against, 20.0%) in possession, despite starting 57.1% of his shifts in the offensive zone. Brian Flynn – It’s not unusual to end up on the wrong end of the possession battle with the Sabres, but the Buffalo centre didn’t register a shot attempt and had 11.1% of even-strength shot attempts (3 for, 24 against) at Ottawa. Brad Stuart – This might be the first time that I’ve hammered a single player for back-to-back games, but Stuart is getting destroyed. After managing 10.7% of the shot attempts against Chicago Saturday, he was even worse (2 for, 24 against, 7.7%) against St. Louis Monday. Two games: on the ice for five shot attempts for and 49 against (9.3%). LINEUP NEED TO KNOW Jordan Staal – Made his season debut for the Hurricanes, picking up an assist while skating on a line with brother Eric and either Nathan Gerbe or Elias Lindholm. Marian Gaborik – The Kings winger missed Monday’s game in Calgary due to illness. Dwight King joined Anze Kopitar and Jeff Carter on the top line in Gaborik’s absence. Patrice Bergeron & Milan Lucic – The Bruins were missing two of their top forwards in Tuesday’s 5-2 win over Detroit. Seth Griffith and Matt Lindblad were inserted into the Boston lineup. Erik Haula – Minnesota scratched their second-year forward, who has four points (3 G, 1 A) in 30 games this season, disappointing production after he had seven points (4 G, 3 A) in 13 playoff games last season. Evander Kane – The Winnipeg winger is out until February with a lower-body injury, leaving the Jets short up front. Kane is one of four Jets forwards averaging more than 19 minutes per game this season. SHORT SHIFTS Bruins RW Loui Eriksson picked up a pair of assists in a 5-2 win over Detroit; he has eight points (4 G, 4 A) in the past six games…Bruins C Carl Soderberg had a goal and two assists and has seven points (2 G, 5 A) in the past six games…Along with Chris Kelly, Soderberg and Eriksson had better than 74% possession against Detroit…Devils C Travis Zajac had a goal and an assist in a 3-1 win over Pittsburgh; he gets more ice time than any New Jersey forward yet had one point in the previous 13 games…Capitals C Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and an assist in Washington’s 4-3 overtime loss at the Islanders and has 11 points (7 G, 4 A) in the past eight games…Lightning RW Ryan Callahan had a goal and an assist in a 3-2 win over Toronto, giving him seven points (1 G, 6 A) in his past six games…Predators RW James Neal scored a pair of goals in a 5-4 shootout loss at Chicago; he has eight points (4 G, 4 A) in the past eight games…Predators LW Colin Wilson had a couple of assists at Chicago, giving him seven points (4 G, 3 A) in the past four games…Flyers C Sean Couturier assisted on both of Philadelphia’s goals (both scored by R.J. Umberger) in a 4-2 loss at Arizona; he has 12 points (5 G, 7 A) in the past 13 games…Flames RW Jiri Hudler assisted on both Flames goals in a 2-1 win over Los Angeles. Hudler has 21 points (7 G, 14 A) in the past 17 games…Blues C Paul Stastny had a pair of assists and an impressive possession game (16 shot attempts for, 3 against, 84.2%) facing his old team in Colorado...Four Senators – Patrick Wiercioch, Colin Greening, Eric Gryba and Erik Condra – had better than 80% possession against the Sabres…Flyers C Vincent Lecavalier had 11 shot attempts (6 SOG) in 14:56 of ice time at Arizona. Canadiens G Carey Price stopped 28 of 29 shots in a 3-1 win over Carolina. In his past seven games, he’s allowed nine goals, stopping 194 of 203 shots against (.956 SV%)…Devils G Cory Schneider had 27 saves on 28 shots in a 3-1 win over Pittsburgh…Blues G Martin Brodeur had a 16-save shutout at Colorado, the 125th of his career…Flames G Jonas Hiller stopped 26 of 27 shots in a 2-1 win over Los Angeles, giving him a .917 save percentage this season, his best since 2010-2011. FIRSTS Tyler Graovac – A seventh-round pick of the Wild in 2011, Graovac, a 6-foot-4 centre, made his NHL debut in Winnipeg Monday, playing 9:02 against the Jets, primarily with Matt Cooke and Justin Fontaine. He had 24 points (12 G, 12 A) in 31 AHL games before getting promoted. Tyler Gaudet – An undrafted free agent signed out of Sault Ste. Marie in the OHL, Gaudet is a 6-foot-3 centre who played 9:20 in his NHL debut, skating on a line with Brandon McMillan and Lauri Korpikoski. Colin Greening – The Senators winger scored his first goal of the season – his first point of the season – in his 16th game. Jeff Schultz – The 28-year-old veteran blueliner made his season debut for the Kings, playing 13:28 at Calgary. It was his first regular season game for the Kings (after seven playoff games last season). FANTASY TIPS Only four games on the schedule tonight, so here are a few players to pop into your lineup: Jimmy Hayes – The Panthers’ winger has four goals in his past five games and has averaged 15:45 time on ice in December, up from 13:35 in November. Colin Wilson – Though he started the year with only four points in 15 games, Wilson has since put up 16 points (9 G, 7 A) in the past 18 games and is a possession beast for the Predators. Justin Schultz – He’s much-maligned – like most Oilers these days – but still has four points in the past five games and has played more than 20 minutes in eight of the past nine games. Much of the data included comes from www.war-on-ice.com, www.puckalytics.com, www.hockeystats.ca and www.naturalstattrick.com Scott Cullen can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org Nike Air Max Outlet Schweiz . Sami Salo scored two goals as the Canucks overcame a hat-trick from Edmonton Oiler rookie sensation Ryan Nugent-Hopkins to win 4-3 in NHL action Saturday. Großhandel Nike Air Max . The R&A announced Monday that golfs oldest championship will return to Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland for the first time since Max Faulkner won in 1951. http://www.airmaxschweiz.ch/ . "It was awesome," he said. Coming off an ugly three-game sweep at the hands of the Yankees, Toronto found itself in a deep hole early after the Reds put an eight spot up on starter Liam Hendriks (six runs in 1 2/3 innings pitched) and Todd Redmond in the second. PALM HARBOR, Fla. -- Robert Garrigus cant recall a better performance going into the weekend. And his golf has been pretty good, too. Garrigus spent most of the practice days fishing in the lakes of Innisbrook, catching nearly three dozen bass. As for his day job, he bagged 10 birdies over two days and delivered the best score of the tournament, a 5-under 66 on Friday, to build a three-shot lead in the Valspar Championship. His only other PGA Tour victory was a little more than an hour away at Disney, and Garrigus offered a simple explanation. "Its the fishing," he said. Garrigus didnt play a single practice round the year he won Disney. He arrived at Innisbrook on Monday and fished that evening, most of Tuesday and then for about five hours Wednesday without ever looking at the Copperhead course. "I think that puts me in a good frame of mind because Im clear and not thinking about anything, just going out and having some fun," he said. His golf has been plenty fun. Garrigus, one of the longest hitters in golf, has made birdie on all of the par 5s both rounds. That has contributed mightily to being at 7-under 135, three shots clear of Kevin Na going into a weekend with a Masters spot potentially up for grabs. Only five of the top 22 on the leaderboard already are eligible for the Masters. Na had a 68, while the group four shots behind included Pat Perez (71), Matteo Manassero (70) and Justin Rose (68), who is the highest-ranked player in the field at No. 7. Matt Every shot a 71 in the afternoon and joined them at 3-under 139. The three-shot lead is the largest through 36 holes in the 14-year history of this tournament. Garrigus is about the only player who has made it look easy, even though he felt as stressed as anyone on the Copperhead course, regarded by many as perhaps the best tournament course in Florida. Even though the weather was close to perfect -- only a breeze in warm sunshine -- only 17 players broke 70. John Daly was not among them. He was struggling with what he called the yips with his putter when he got to the 16th hole. Daly put three shots in the water, shanked a 7-iron, duffed a chip into the bunker and made a 12. With a double bogey on the last hole, he shot a 90, the highest score of his PGA Tour career. David Hearn (70) of Brantford, Ont., sat in a tie for 12th at 1-under par, while Calgarys Stephen Ames (70) was in a group at 22nd at even par. Graham DeLaet of Weyburn, Sask., shot a 68 to improve on his first-rounnd score of 75 to jump into a tie for 35th at 1 over. Nike Air Max Günstig Kaufen. Mike Weir of Brights Grove, Ont., did not make the cut. For all his birdies, Garrigus was especially satisfied with one par. He pulled his tee shot well left on the 16th hole, the most dangerous tee shot at Innisbrook. The ball went deep into the pines, and Garrigus decided to take on a tiny gap in the trees with a 5-iron. "I probably hit one of the top-five shots of my life there on 16 out of the trees," he said. "Hit a low, cut 5-iron, then rose it up over the pine tree and cut it 40 yards and hit to 10 feet. Thats just one of those shots that when youre playing good and everything is rolling, you kind of expect it. It was a lot of fun to try it, and to pull it off was even better. Ive spent half my life in the trees. Ive had a lot of practice." He missed the putt, but was more than happy with par. As for the rest of the golf course, he picked up another birdie on the par-3 15th with a long putt, and one on the par-4 ninth with a 20-foot birdie down the hill. Rose feels as if his shoulder injury is in the past, except for answering questions about it. He loves the Florida swing because the courses demand so many different shots, and Innisbrook might require the most. The U.S. Open champion was struggling in the first round until he finished birdie-birdie to salvage a 71. He carried that momentum into the second round, and despite a bogey on No. 6 from being out of position off the tee, and a soft bogey on the par-3 eighth, he felt much better ending with a birdie. "I got some momentum going today," Rose said. "I worked my way into the tournament early. To finish strong with my round yesterday I think helped give me some momentum into day. ... Its exactly how I needed to flow into the tournament." Perez was the first player to reach 5 under for the tournament until he missed two drives well to the left. One was in the trees at No. 6, the other went out of bounds on No. 7. Both led to double bogeys, though Perez didnt get down on himself. "Just move on and keep going," he said. DIVOTS: The cut was at 3-over 145 and because 84 players advanced to Saturday, there will be a 54-hole cut to top 70 and ties on Saturday. ... Danny Lee went from first to worst. He was tied for the lead Thursday, and then shot 79 to miss the cut. ... 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