News:Teddy Purcell stretched his point streak to three games and five points with a goal and an assist in Saturday's overtime loss to Washington. He has 34 points in 41 games.
Analysis: He helped linemates Tom Pyatt and Richard Panik to career nights. He's been a steady, secondary performer this season even if he gets shifted off a scoring line. Use him as such.
News:Teddy Purcell scored two power-play goals in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Penguins.
Analysis: He tripled his power-play-goal total in this one and reached 10 tallies on the year. Teddy Purcell's been a steady offensive presence for the Lightning and fantasy owners alike over this season and the two preceding it.
News:Teddy Purcell scored the game-winning goal Monday night in a 4-2 victory over the Flyers. He now has goals in back-to-back games.
Analysis: He'd been quiet in March, but picked up a point in three of his last four games. That's a good sign as many people have thought his value was exclusively tied to his now-injured linemate, Vinny Lecavalier. But 24 points in 29 games is a pace that's just a bit better than last year's 65-point season. Go ahead and get him back into your lineup.
News:Teddy Purcell is currently riding a three-game point streak (two goals, three assists) and has 15 points in 14 games.
Analysis: The Bolts play four games this coming week and he is a strong activation in weekly formats. His pace is at a career rate right now.
News:Teddy Purcell's assist Tuesday night against the Flyers gives him eight helpers and 10 points in nine games.
Analysis: He was on a line with Benoit Pouliot and Tom Pyatt, and still picked up a point. But his fantasy value will be limited long-term if he isn't consistently on one of the top two lines.
News:Teddy Purcell scored a goal and added an assist in Friday's 8-3 win over Winnipeg.
Analysis: He has nine points in seven games, but all but two are assists. We'd like to see more of those. Still, he's a great activation.
Bolts' Purcell Fires Up Three Points Against Flyers
News:Teddy Purcell scored a goal and added two assists in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Flyers. The goal came on the power play; it was his first of the season.
Analysis: More interestingly, the even-strength points came while Teddy Purcell was teamed with Steven Stamkos and Marty St. Louis. His usual center is Vinny Lecavalier. Clearly, he can produce no matter where he skates in the lineup. He has seven points in five games so far.
News:Teddy Purcell picked up an assist Tuesday in a 4-1 win over Carolina. He now has four assists in three games this season.
Analysis: There are sparks aplenty between him, Vinny Lecavalier and rookie Cory Conacher. This trio is off to a hot start to 2012-13 -- enjoy the ride.
News:Teddy Purcell set up three goals, two of which came on the power play, in Saturday's 6-3 in over Washington.
Analysis: He actually keyed the Bolts' victory by setting up all three third-period goals to move the Bolts in front of the Caps. We really like the addition of Cory Conacher on the line with Teddy Purcell and Vinny Lecavalier, and that could give Purcell a boost in fantasy output.
News:Teddy Purcell may have a new, speedy linemate in prospect Cory Conacher once the season opens, reports the Tampa Tribune. "It looks like he [Conacher] is hungry and is a guy that can make plays," Purcell said. The trio of Purcell, Conacher and Vinny Lecavalier have been skating together exclusively for the first three days of camp.
Analysis:Teddy Purcell and Lecavlier could really use a speedster to push the pace for their line and Conacher seems to be that guy. He is quick and dogged in his pursuit of the puck which might just give Purcell more pucks to snipe.
News:Teddy Purcell feels the situation between the league and the NHLPA is "hopeless" and he expects to be playing in Europe not long after Christmas, reports Tampa Bay Times. "Hopefully, something still gets done, but I don't want to take a whole year off," said Purcell. "I know I want to go play. You just want to stay competitive."
Analysis: He's coming off a career year so he needs to prove it wasn't a fluke. Playing in Europe will help get his game ready for the return of NHL action.
News:Teddy Purcell has signed a three-year contract extension with the Lightning, reports TSN.ca.
Analysis: He had a year left on his current deal so the extension locks him up through the 2015-16 season. He is coming off a career bests of 24 goals and 41 assists with the Bolts and has become a fixture beside Vinny Lecavalier on the second line.
News:Teddy Purcell was one of the first invitees who accepted an offer to play for Team Canada at the upcoming IIHF World Championships.
Analysis: He is coming off the best season of his career with bests in goals (24), assists (41), points (65), power-play goals (eight), game-winning goals (three) and plus/minus (plus-9). His production was good enough for second on the team in assists and third in goals and points.
News: Though he was not showered with home-crowd headwear for the feat, Teddy Purcell buried three goals versus the Jets in Saturday night's overtime, road win for the Bolts.
Analysis: The former King has thrived in Tampa since being shipped there mid-way through the 2009-10 season. In addition to finishing the year with 24 scores, Teddy Purcell led the Lightning in plus/minus with plus-9 this season.
News:Teddy Purcell scored his first goal since March 10, potting one of Tampa Bay's four goals in Monday's win over Washington.
Analysis:Teddy Purcell had seen his goal numbers slide considerably the last three weeks, but he still managed six assists over that span. Purcell certainly has been a find this season and playing alongside Steven Stamkos and Martin St. Louis doesn't hurt much. His 62 points on the season are a career best.
News:Teddy Purcell picked up two helpers in Saturday's win over the Islanders. He now has 59 points on the season.
Analysis: We're thrilled with this microburst -- he had scuffled through the last half-dozen outings (two assists). But a near-60 point season is enough to push him up the draft sheets next season. Just be sure to watch for his line combo -- he makes his most beautiful music with Mighty Mite and Stammer.
News:Teddy Purcell had his career-high, 11-game point streak snapped Saturday when he was held off the scoresheet against the Hurricanes.
Analysis: He had seven goals and 15 assists in those 11 games. He probably won't string together another stretch like that but he should remain a solid contributor to season's end.
News:Teddy Purcell's point streak stands at 10 games and 20 points (six goals, 14 assists) after he snagged an assist in Tuesday's loss to the Senators.
Analysis: Since March 7, Teddy Purcell has points in 14 of 15 games and 25 points. He's a mandatory roll until the shine comes off. And right now, that doesn't look like it's coming anytime soon.
News:Teddy Purcell established a new career high in points (52) Saturday when he potted a goal and added an assist in an OT victory over Carolina.
Analysis: He tied the game with a power-play marker in the third and then set up the winner on power play in OT. He has a nine-game, 19-point (six goals, 13 helpers) streak on the go. There are few hotter right now. Use accordingly.
Bolts' Purcell: Streak At Eight Games And 17 Points
News:Teddy Purcell scored a goal and added two assists in Friday's OT win over the Rangers. His point streak now stands at eight games and 17 points.
Analysis: He has five goals and 12 helpers on the streak and has surged to 50 points on the season. He's now just one point off his career best and is a mandatory activation in all formats.
News:Teddy Purcell (flu) picked up an assist in Tuesday's win over Montreal.
Analysis: He was a game-time decision after a gastro outbreak hit the dressing room but it looks like he was re-hydrated enough to perform. The assist stretched his point streak to seven games and 14 points (four, 10 assists). Keep him going.
News:Teddy Purcell (flu) is questionable for Tuesday's game against Montreal, Tampa Tribune writer Erik Erlendsson reports.
Analysis: Nate Thompson and Brendan Mikkelson both face the same issue. We'll watch for news on their statuses.
News:Teddy Purcell set up three goals in Sunday's win over the Devils to stretch his scoring streak to six games and 13 points (four goals, nine assists).
Analysis: He's had a fantastic February with 18 points (four goals, 14 assists) in his last 11 games; he has points in 10 of those games. He is absolutely sizzling right now.
Bolts' Purcell Stretches Streak To Five Games, 10 Points
News:Teddy Purcell scored Tampa's only goal in an 8-1 loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday afternoon. It came on the power play.
Analysis: It extended his current point streak to five games and 10 points (four goals, six assists). He's on the best roll of his career right now with points in nine of his last 10 games and 15 overall in that span. He's a must-roll right now.
Second Consecutive Three-Point Night For Bolts' Purcell
News:Teddy Purcell, who hadn't had a three-point game all year before Tuesday, now has two in a row, as he had a goal and two assists Thursday in a loss to Winnipeg.
Analysis:Teddy Purcell's been red-hot of late, rattling off 14 points in his last nine games, and should be a fixture in fantasy lineups as long as he can keep going like this. Playing with Steven Stamkos is doing him a world of good.
News:Teddy Purcell lined up with Steven Stamkos against the Ducks on Tuesday night and delivered a three-point effort.
Analysis: He scored a goal and added two helpers, one of which came on the power play. Vinny Lecavalier is out with a broken wrist or arm and Steve Downie has been traded, so Teddy Purcell will get lots of looks playing with Stammer. He should be snapped up if he's still on your wire. By the way, he has a three-game, six-point streak (two goals, four assists) going on and has delivered 11 points in his last eight outings.
News:Teddy Purcell snagged an assist in Saturday's win over the Capitals. He now has points in six of his last seven games.
Analysis: He has one goal and seven assists in those games and has been held off the score sheet just once in that span. He's a worthy activation right now.
News:Teddy Purcell set up both Tampa goals in Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh. The points extend his assist streak to four games and five helpers.
Analysis: It's a nice little surge for a guy for whom we expected far more. But looking back over the last month, he has actually delivered 11 points (five goals, six assists) in his last 12 games. There may be more value there than we first thought. Use him while he's pushing the envelope.
News:Teddy Purcell quietly stretched his point streak to three games and three assists with a helper on Saturday night.
Analysis: He's bumbling along at a pace that won't see him equal last year's 51. He's a marginal play at this point in all but the deep leagues.
News:Teddy Purcell's goal Tuesday against Washington is his sixth goal in his last eight games.
Analysis: He has always had the talent; he just needed his head to catch up to his shot. He could be a strong play for goals going forward to year end.
News:Teddy Purcell scored both Tampa goals in a 2-1 win Friday over Dallas.
Analysis: He fired a game-high seven shots on the night. He has four goals and one assist in his last five games and appears to be finally starting to defrost. Check your wire for availability and slot him in -- he might help you.
News:Teddy Purcell now has points in three straight games after he picked up a goal and an assist Sunday against Pittsburgh.
Analysis: He has two goals and two assists in those three games. Could this be the start of a second-half burst? Maybe, maybe not. But it is worth monitoring for now.
News:Teddy Purcell fired home his eighth goal of the season Thursday against Carolina.
Analysis: He hit the milestone quicker this season than he did last, but last year, he was more productive overall. He has been a fantasy disappointment this season and at 26, we have to wonder if he's shown us all he can do. He only brings value to the deepest of leagues.
News:Teddy Purcell is on a three-game point streak (one goal, two assists) and has quietly put points up in six of his last seven games.
Analysis: He has been a horrible disappointment this season and his 21 points in 36 games this season are well off his career-best 51 points of last season. He's still averaging just over two minutes of power-play time every game but his production there is way down -- he has three goals and one helper in 36 games this year compared to three goals and 18 helpers with the man advantage last year. He's been a marginal activation but this warm front may give him sneaky value going forward.
News:Teddy Purcell picked up an assist in Saturday's loss to the Rangers. His ice time has slowly crept back up and he has three assists in his last four games after going seven without a point.
Analysis: He's actually on pace to pace last season's output (17-34-51) almost exactly ... except on the power play where there's been a big drop in opportunity and output. Still, his value remains decent in a lot of formats.
News:Teddy Purcell played a season-low 7:35 during Saturday's loss.
Analysis: Bolts coach Guy Boucher was extremely unhappy with everyone not named Marty St. Louis, Ryan Shannon, Steve Downie and Brent Connolly after that game. Teddy Purcell has been hit-and-miss of late and could find himself a healthy scratch next game. Use with caution.
News:Teddy Purcell (illness) took part in Thursday's morning skate, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Analysis:Teddy Purcell sat out Wednesday's practice due to the illness, but he said he is feeling better and expects to play Thursday night against the Penguins.
News:Teddy Purcell did not take part in Wednesday's practice due to an illness, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Analysis:Teddy Purcell was given the day to rest with no game on the schedule Wednesday night. Consider him questionable for Thursday's tilt with the Penguins.
News:Teddy Purcell scored his fifth goal of the season in limited ice time Sunday against Florida.
Analysis: He's on a three-game scoring streak (two goals, one assist) and has 13 points in 14 games this season. He's been averaging 15-16 minutes a game but saw only 10:57 Sunday. We're not sure the reason -- he was available for the shootout. Keep an eye on this ... he can sometimes leave you wanting more.
News:Teddy Purcell picked up his fourth goal of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Hurricanes.
Analysis: He now has 10 points in 11 games but we're a little concerned about a couple things. His shot total over 11 games projects to the mid 150s, a 45-50 shot drop from last year. And his shooting percentage sits at 15 percent, up dramatically from last year's 8.7 and the previous year's 6.5. It suggests a bit of luck and an impending regression unless he starts pounding more pucks at the net. No worries yet but keep your eye on it.
News:Teddy Purcell scored a goal and added an assist in Thursday's loss to Nashville. The goal came on the power play.
Analysis: Don't look now but he's tied with Marty St. Louis and Steven Stamkos for second on the team scoring list. And he leads the team in power-play goals. At this rate, he will explode his career-bests from last year. Make sure he's in your active lineup.
News:Teddy Purcell is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Panthers, reports Damian Cristodero of the St. Petersburg Times.
Analysis: It's no surprise -- he has been a bit soft in games so far. He should rebound soon, though, so consider this a temporary situation.
Bolts' Purcell Benched Thursday; Could Be Out Saturday
News:Teddy Purcell was benched for the third period of Thursday's loss and could be a scratch for Saturday's contest, reports the St. Petersburg Times.
Analysis: "I have nobody else to blame but myself," said Teddy Purcell who just didn't have the kind of battle level his coach wanted. And with the team just 1-2-1 so far, coach Guy Boucher could shake things up and insert some sandpapery hustlers instead. Find someone else for Saturday just in case.
News:Teddy Purcell picked up a goal and an assist Monday in a loss to Washington.
Analysis:Teddy Purcell really came onto the scene last season, and will hope he can build on that this year. With the teammates he has, the odds are pretty good.
News:Teddy Purcell has turned his strong playoff performance into a top-six job with the Lightning this season, reports the St. Petersburg Times.
Analysis: He will be on a line with Vinny Lecavalier and Ryan Malone for Friday's opener. He'll be a fantasy steal if he can turn his six goals and 17 points in 18 playoff games into consistent output. The latter is key, though -- he may have had 17 goals last year but he also had stretches of 19, 15 and 15 games with just one goal. That's a killer in head-to-head formats.
News:Teddy Purcell snagged a goal in Saturday's win over the Panthers.
Analysis: He had an assist the night before and appears poised for a strong start to the season alongside Vinny Lecavalier. He's a worthy draft target.
News: Purcell and the Lightning avoided arbitration by agreeing on a two-year deal on Wednesday, reports TSN.ca.
Analysis: No terms have been released. Purcell delivered 17 goals and 34 assists in 81 games with the Bolts last season and upped the ante in the playoffs, scoring six goals and adding 11 assists in 18 games. He will slot into a scoring line job again and could easily top 60-65 points this year playing alongside Vinny Lecavalier. Move him up your cheat sheets.
News: Despite earlier optimism, Purcell and the Lightning are not close to a new deal and may end up in arbitration on July 20, reports the St. Petersburg Times.
Analysis: Money is the issue -- the two sides are apparently not close. And general manager Steve Yzerman was non-committal about getting a deal done before arbitration or even accepting an arbitrator's award. "... we think there's a range in arbitration, and Kent [Hughes, Purcell's agent] thinks there's a different range," Yzerman said. "What the arbitrator will rule, neither of us really knows, so to say absolutely what we will do in the event of it, we can't say with 100 percent certainty." It looks like things are about to go from cool to frosty down South. Purcell would be an unrestricted free agent if the team walked away from an award. Stay tuned.
News: Purcell and the Lightning both expect to reach a deal on a new contract before the two sides meet for arbitration, reports the St. Peterburg Times.
Analysis: The hearing date is July 20 but both sides are confident in getting to a new deal soon. Purcell, who is just 25, made just $750,000 during his 51-point breakout last season. He also had 17 points in 18 playoff games, suggesting that he was able to continue to perform under the scrutiny and pressure of the postseason. Regardless of the deal, Purcell should be a draft-day target -- he could be in line for a 60-plus point season next year.
News: Purcell has filed for arbitration as expected,
Analysis: It's not a surprise -- the team is focused on signing RFA Steven Stamkos. The two sides will continue to negotiate until they either reach a new deal or attend a hearing. Hearings are typically held in late July or early August.
News: Purcell must sign a new contract or file for arbitration by 5 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday.
Analysis: The Bolts are focused on re-signing RFA Steven Stamkos so they may not be looking to sign Purcell until after that's settled. He's still on the priority list for the Bolts but will need to come in at a decent salary. He exploded for 51 points last season, a huge jump from his previous best of 16, so a big payday is in the cards. Filing for arbitration simply buys both sides time to work out a contract right up until a hearing which usually happens in late July or early August.
News: The Lightning extended a qualifying offer to Purcell, ensuring the team holds onto his rights if the two sides do not reach a contract by Friday.
Analysis: The offer is for a five percent raise over his salary of last season but that's just a technicality -- the move simply prevents other teams from extending an offer sheet to him as an RFA. A new deal is forthcoming.
News: Purcell scored two goals in a span of 63 seconds Saturday in Game 4's comeback win over the Bruins.
Analysis: It was a team playoff record for the two fastest goals scored by one guy; the mark (128 seconds) was previously held by Ruslan Fedotenko (2004). Purcell really has elevated his game this postseason -- try four goals, 11 assists and a plus-6 rating in 15 games. File that away for next year -- he could be a draft-day sleeper.
Purcell Helps Bolts Steal Home-Ice Advantage From Bruins
News: Purcell scored what proved to be the game-winner in the first frame and added a late assist as Tampa Bay took Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals in Boston on Saturday night.
Analysis: He gets credit for hustle on the goal, which came after a bad giveaway by Bruins rearguard Tomas Kaberle right beside the net. He's up to 11 points in 12 postseason starts for the streaking Lightning, who've won eight straight playoff games.
News: Purcell scored his first career playoff goal in Monday's 4-2, Game 6 win over Pittsburgh, giving him five points in the last three games.
Analysis: Purcell and the Lightning are making life quite uneasy on the Penguins, as the young winger has been a major factor in his team's erasing of a 3-1 series deficit.
News: Purcell had a strong playmaking day in Saturday's 8-2 win over the Penguins. He picked up three helpers, two of which came on the power play.
Analysis: He had just one point -- an assist -- in the first four games of the series despite coming off a 51-point season. He'll never be anything more than a complementary scorer but that complement could be worth 60-70 points some day soon.
News: Purcell had three assists Monday against the Maple Leafs.
Analysis: Purcell now has 47 points on the season through 69 games, and he appears to be developing into a nice complementary piece in Tampa. In deeper leagues, he's worth owning.
News: Purcell scored his 16th goal of the season in Wednesday's shootout win over Chicago.
Analysis: There is a chance that he could threaten 20 goals and 50 points, and that makes him a borderline fantasy activation in standard leagues.
News: Purcell had a two-assist night Saturday in a loss to the Canadiens. One came on the power play.
Analysis: He has 42 points in 64 games this season; 19 of those points (2, 17) have come with the man advantage. He's a classic complementary scorer whose points come when he's lined up in a top-six role. Expect a 50-point season this year.
News: Purcell had a hat trick Wednesday night as Tampa Bay romped to an 8-3 victory over the Coyotes.
Analysis: He was also named the game's first star. Purcell's having the best season of his career with 15 goals and 24 assists in 59 games.
News: Purcell triggered the lamp on his only shot attempt Tuesday night against the Flyers.
Analysis: His seasonal shooting percentage of 8.6 leaves a lot to be desired but Purcell does have 12 goals and 36 points in 2010-11.
News: Purcell's point streak stretched to four games Friday when he scored a goal and added an assist in Friday's loss to Washington.
Analysis: He has four goals, five assists and a plus-5 rating in those four games. Get him on your roster and stick in the spurs -- he'll cool off but you might as well take advantage.
News: Purcell sniped two goals, one of which was the game-winner, in Tuesday night's win over the Flyers.
Analysis: He's on fire right now. He's riding a three-game point streak in which he has three goals and four assists. He has sporadic fantasy value but he's an awesome roll right now -- he, Vinny Lecavalier and Simon Gagne finally seem to be clicking.
News: Purcell assisted on three Tampa Bay goals in the Lightning's rout of the Thrashers on Sunday.
Analysis: Purcell looked like he may have been emerging into a fantasy option earlier in the season, but then his scoring dried up in a major way. Even with these three assists, he only has four points in his last 10 games. Unless he returns to his early season form, it is best to just steer clear.
News: Purcell picked up a power-play assist in Wednesday's loss to the Islanders. He now has three points in his last two games.
Analysis: Purcell has finally shown some of the offensive promise that came with him when he first entered the league. He has 24 points in 34 games, including seven in his last eight. And at that pace, he could end the season with 55-60 points. That's roster worthy in most formats, except the smallest or extremely specialized.
News: Purcell extended his current point streak to four games and six points with two helpers Wednesday night against the Rangers.
Analysis: He's the epitome of the Mitchum Man -- roll on when hot. Use him but be ready to drop him at the first sign of stagnation. He needs to be a top-six forward and will likely have just a few more weeks there.
News: Purcell's goal Monday was his fourth of the season and quietly extended his current point streak to three games.
Analysis: He has two goals and two helpers in those three games and is on pace for a 50-point season. He may have relevance in deep leagues -- check your wire if you need help.
News: Purcell's goal Thursday was his second of the season.
Analysis: He's a hit-and-miss guy who at one time carried the potential of a point-a-game pace. But at 25, he appears he's settling into a 35-40 point max guy. And only you know if that's a fit in your format.
News: Purcell heads into Thursday's game against his old team, the Kings, with one goal and six assists in his first 11 games.
Analysis: He's been getting an opportunity on a scoring line and it's showing. He'll be inspired for a big game against the Kings; take a chance.
News: Purcell scored his first goal of the season in Wednesday's win over Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Opportunity may knock for Purcell now that Simon Gagne has been put on IR. But he needs to prove he won't be a defensive liability before he'll get that gig. Watch from afar but be ready to pounce.
News: Purcell picked up two helpers in Monday's win over Dallas. He now has four points in five games.
Analysis: He had under 13 minutes of ice time but still managed some decent production. His defensive limitations mean he's best suited for a role on the top two lines but that's a difficult job to crack on the Lightning. But he may still deliver some reasonable fantasy value in deep leagues with large rosters.
News: Newly acquired Lightning RW Teddy Purcell scored on a penalty shot and assisted in Saturday's win over the Thrashers.
Analysis: Purcell now has three points in his last two games and is clearly enjoying his time so far on the west coast of Florida. Just keep an eye on him in deeper leagues for now.
News: The Lightning have traded C Jeff Halpern to the Kings for RW Teddy Purcell and a third-round pick.
Analysis: Halpern has hit 30 points only once in his career and hasn't been the same player since his knee trouble in 2008. Continue to ignore him in all Fantasy formats unless he somehow finds his offense in L.A. Purcell has been a good AHL player but turned that into NHL success in 91 games (25 points). He also remains a non-factor in seasonal Fantasy play for now, but does have some keeper value.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Kings RW Teddy Purcell returned to the lineup on Thursday against the Sabres after being a healthy scratch for the previous nine games. Seeking a spark, particularly on the power play, the Kings returned Purcell to the lineup and put him on the fourth line with C Oscar Moller and RW Brandon Segal as LW Raitis Ivanans was made a healthy scratch. Purcell had two shots on goal in 11:29 of ice time.
Analysis: Purcell has managed only three goals and six points in 38 games this season. In fact, he has only 25 points in his first 88 NHL games. He has yet to translate his AHL success to the NHL level and now finds himself as a rotational forward. Leave Purcell alone in Fantasy until his fortunes change.
News:Teddy Purcell took over at right wing on the Kings' top line with C Anze Kopitar and LW Ryan Smith on Monday against the Wild. He replaced Justin Williams, who broken his right ankle during Saturday's 3-2 loss at Phoenix and underwent surgery on Monday. Purcell had no points in 19:04 of ice time and finished at minus-1.
Analysis: Here is a golden opportunity for Purcell to finally get a chance to showcase his offensive talents. Hopefully, he doesn't blow it. Williams had some nice numbers playing alongside Smyth and Kopitar, so the potential is there. Still, Purcell is a wait-and-see Fantasy option.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Kings LW Teddy Purcell scored a first-period goal Wednesday against the Sharks. Purcell had gone 26 consecutive games without a goal and hadn't scored since Oct. 8. Coincidentally, two of Purcell's three goals this season have come against San Jose (the other was on Oct. 6).
Analysis: Despite his drought, Purcell continued to get time on the power play and rewarded coach Terry Murray's patience when he scored in the first period against the league's best penalty kill. The Kings continue to wait for Purcell to have his breakout run in the NHL and show the same kind of scoring touch he displayed in the minors. Purcell has offensive potential, but until he taps into it, he has marginal Fantasy appeal.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Kings LW Teddy Purcell, made a healthy scratch for the first time this season Friday night, returned to the lineup as the fourth-line right wing, and briefly saw some action Saturday night on the second line against the Lightning. Purcell did not record a point but did have two shots on goal in 8:38 of ice time.
Analysis: The Kings continue to wait for Purcell to have his breakout run in the NHL and show the same kind of scoring touch he displayed in the minors. Purcell has offensive potential, but until he taps into it, he has marginal Fantasy appeal.
News: Kings RW Teddy Purcell made it back-to-back games with a goal when he found the net in Thursday's win over the Wild.
Analysis: Purcell disappointed last season with just 16 points in 40 games, but he appears ready to contribute nicely in 2009-10. Stash the talented 24-year-old away in deeper formats.
News: Kings RW Teddy Purcell scored a goal and finished at plus-1 during Tuesday's game against the Sharks. After the Kings chased Evgeni Nabokov while taking their big early lead, Devin Setoguchi scored two of San Jose's four power-play goals in less than 20 minutes. Shortly after Dany Heatley capped a three-point night for his new team with the tying goal, Purcell ricocheted home a shot off backup goalie Thomas Greiss' back skate with 5:10 to play. "That's a shot mentality right there," Kings coach Terry Murray said. "There's not a lot of guys that are even going to think about putting pucks to the net in that particular position, and there's not a lot of guys who would score on that, either. It seems to come to the guys who have that knack."
Analysis: Purcell is currently on the second like with Jarret Stoll and Dustin Brown. Purcell has shown great scoring touch in the minors, but he has been slow to come around in the NHL. Tuesday's goal really drew the praise of his head coach, so he could be urged to shoot more. Until Purcell gets on a roll, he has low-end Fantasy appeal.
News: The Kings signed restricted free agent Teddy Purcell to a one-year contract Monday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Analysis: The 24-year-old Purcell recorded 16 points (four goals) in 40 games with the Kings last season. He had 38 points (16 goals) in 38 games with Manchester of the AHL. The undrafted free agent has been a great minor league player since leaving the University of Maine after the 2006-07 season. However, until he finds his footing in the NHL, Purcell has low-end Fantasy appeal.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Kings LW Teddy Purcell, a healthy scratch in Sunday's game against Chicago, returned to the lineup Tuesday against the Blues and played on the second line alongside C Jarret Stoll and RW Dustin Brown. Purcell played 15:40, and recorded three shots on goal.
Analysis: It was really odd to see Purcell a healthy scratch since he began March with three goals and five assists in 10 games before his benching. But coach Terry Murray was just trying to mix it up. Purcell should remain a regular down the stretch, but since he isn't an elite offensive player, he has low-end Fantasy appeal.
News: Kings RW Teddy Purcell scored a goal and finished at plus-1 during Monday's game against the Predators. Purcell tied it at two 16:25 of the second during a Kings' power play. He has three goals and four assists in eight March games.
Analysis: Purcell is finally looking like the scorer that has been tearing up the AHL for the last two seasons. He is getting top-six time with Justin Williams on IR, but even when Williams is ready to go, Purcell might have done enough to keep his spot in the rotation. Purcell is a developing young player, but still has low-end Fantasy appeal.
News:Jarret Stoll scored twice during power plays and Teddy Purcell had two assists, leading the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night for their third straight win. Purcell now has two goals and four assists during a five-game point streak.
Analysis: Purcell is currently playing on the team's top line since the trade of Patrick O'Sullivan, but that could all change when new acquisition Justin Williams (hand) is healthy. Purcell has shown to be a solid scorer in the minors, but is waiting for his breakout run in the NHL. However, he could be in the midst of it right now. Purcell is a developing young player, but still has low-end Fantasy appeal.
News: Kings RW Teddy Purcell scored a goal and finished at minus-2 during Saturday's game against the Wild. Purcell's initial shot from the left circle hit Martin Skoula's skate, but the Kings' rookie regained possession of the puck and whipped his third goal of the season past Josh Harding's stick for a 4-2 lead. The goal would eventual count as the game winner.
Analysis: Purcell has two goals and two assists during a four-game point streak. He is currently playing on the team's top line since the trade of Patrick O'Sullivan, but that could all change when new acquisition Justin Williams (hand) is healthy. Purcell has shown to be a solid scorer in the minors, but is waiting for his breakout run in the NHL. He has low-end Fantasy appeal at this time.
News: The Los Angeles Daily News reports Kings RW Dustin Brown did not accompany the team to Minnesota and is likely to miss Tuesday's game against the Wild as Brown and his wife wait the expected arrival of their second child. Teddy Purcell has been recalled from Manchester of the AHL and is expected to dress Tuesday in Brown's place.
Analysis: Purcell has one goal and six assists in 17 games this season for the Kings. He has shown great scoring touch in the minors, but hasn't been able to translate that into NHL success. Purcell remains more of a long-term Fantasy keeper.
News: The Kings have called up G Jonathan Bernier and sent down RW Teddy Purcell to the AHL.
Analysis: Bernier is up to cover for the injured Erik Ersberg. He remains a nice keeper league choice, but has no seasonal Fantasy value at this time. Purcell also remains just a keeper option.
News: The L.A. Daily News reports that Kings RW Teddy Purcell has been taken off the top line in Los Angeles. He played fourth-line minutes and sat out the third period of Saturday's loss to Detroit, while call-up Trevor Lewis took his spot on the top line.
Analysis: Purcell is clearly a talented youngster, but he'll have to get used to the ups and down of an NHL season if he wants to develop into a star. Bench/release him in all seasonal formats for now, but be sure to keep an eye on his progress. Lewis has minimal Fantasy value at this time.
News: Frustrated by his team's inability to generate quality scoring chances -- not just goals, but chances -- Kings coach Terry Murray shuffled his forwards last week and created a new top line of center Anze Kopitar and wings Patrick O'Sullivan and Teddy Purcell. The new top line has sizzled in its three games together, including Monday's 3-2 shootout loss to San Jose. Purcell scored in the first period to give the Kings a 2-0 lead after he caused a turnover behind the Sharks' net.
Analysis: Purcell put up 83 points in the AHL last season, so he clearly has a solid offensive side to his game. While he remains a solid keeper, you should follow him closely in seasonal leagues in case he maintains this hot pace. Kopitar remains a top-end forward in all Fantasy formats, while O'Sullivan's value lies in deeper leagues.
News: Kings RW Teddy Purcell scored a goal, added an assist and finished at plus-2 during Monday's game against the Sharks. The Kings made it 2-0 at 9:52 after a sloppy turnover by defenseman Christian Ehrhoff, who gave up the puck to Purcell in the left corner and watched him skate in front to beat Brian Boucher between the pads. Purcell's goal came 9 seconds after San Jose killed a hooking penalty against former Kings defenseman Rob Blake.
Analysis: Purcell has managed three points in his first three games since being recalled from the minors. He is seeing some top-six time as Los Angeles tries to shake things up. Purcell has shown solid scoring touch in the minors, but until he becomes a threat in the NHL, he remains just a Fantasy reserve.
News: The Kings have recalled RW Teddy Purcell from Manchester of the AHL.
Analysis: Purcell was thought to have a great chance of making the Kings' roster out of camp and perhaps be a top-six forward, but that didn't happen. It's safe to ignore Purcell in all seasonal formats for now, but he remains a nice long-term keeper option.
News: The Kings assigned RW Teddy Purcell to Manchester of the AHL on Monday. Purcell was vying for playing time on the right side of the ice during training camp.
Analysis: Purcell was thought to have a great chance of making the Kings' roster out of camp and perhaps be a top-six forward. It appears it just wasn't in the cards. It's safe to ignore Purcell in Fantasy until he gets his chance with the Kings.
News: The Kings sent RW Ted Purcell back down to the AHL on Tuesday.
Analysis: Purcell has three points in 10 games with the Kings this season, but was more use for his AHL team in the playoffs than he was in L.A. He has some nice keeper value, but shouldn't be owned in any regular formats at this time.
News: Ted Purcell scored his first NHL goal and Brian Boyle notched his fourth goal in seven games since his promotion from the minors, sparking the Kings to a 6-3 victory over the Calgary Flames on Friday night and improving Los Angeles' NHL-worst record to 25-32-3. "The play of some of our younger people, especially Boyle and Purcell, was pretty special. And maybe it's pushing some other guys," coach Marc Crawford said.
Analysis: Purcell, who spent last season with the University of Maine, signed with the Kings as an unrestricted free agent in April and recorded 16 goals and 42 assists with Manchester of the AHL. Purcell is a quality prospects for the Kings, so if you own him in a keeper formats, certainly hold to him for now. But otherwise, he has no Fantasy value at the moment.
News: The Kings have sent RW Teddy Purcell and LW Matt Moulson down to the AHL, but coach Marc Crawford indicated they would likely be recalled for the eight-game trip that starts in Philadelphia on Tuesday, according to the L.A. Daily News.
Analysis: Both Purcell and Moulson are quality prospects with the Kings, so if you own them in keeper formats, certainly hold on to them for now. Ignore them in all regular formats for the time being.
News: RW Ted Purcell recorded his first career NHL point with an assist on Derek Armstrong's second-period goal in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Ducks. Purcell played his fifth NHL game.
Analysis: Purcell is one of several talents the Kings have in their minor league team, but he really is worth a look only in deeper keeper leagues at this point.
News: The Los Angeles Kings recalled D Peter Harrold and RW Teddy Purcell from their AHL affiliate in Manchester, N.H. on Monday, reports the L.A. Daily News.
Analysis: Purcell leads the Manchester Monarchs with 53 points and was selected as a starter for the Canadian AHL All-Star team, while Harrold is first among AHL defensemen with 38 points and was named to the USA AHL All-Star team. The Kings need all the help they can get at the moment, so it appears the team wants to see what some of their young talent in the minors has to offer. If you think either of these two can contribute this season, then grab them in deeper leagues, but we tend to think they are only worth owning in deeper keeper leagues at this point.
News: The Los Angeles Kings assigned Marc-Andre Cliche, Trevor Lewis, Matt Moulson, Scott Parse, Joe Piskula and Teddy Purcell to Manchester of the AHL on Wednesday.
Analysis: Moulson is the most impressive of the six players, but none are expected to have much in the way of Fantasy value this season.