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When it was announced that Sauber had found themselves a financial saviour in the form of Longbow Finance, there was widespread celebration in the paddock. The Swiss racers are the sports fourth-oldest team, and there is a lot of affection for the team that keeps rising from the ashes, no matter how hot the fires.Once the relief that Sauber had secured their future had subsided, the question on everyones lips was who or what is Longbow? In the Budapest paddock on Thursday, rumours were circulating that Marcus Ericssons backers were behind the deal, although the Swedish driver denied any knowledge when asked in the official FIA press conference.I think its great news for the team, Ericsson said on Thursday. Its no secret its been a difficult year for us in Sauber, financially mainly. We havent been able to update the car the way we wanted and been fighting in the back. I think for the team its been very, very important that this happened and its great news. What it means for the future, I dont know, we have to wait and see. But for sure its very, very good news for everyone in Sauber.Asked about the stories linking his backers with the Sauber takeover, Ericsson replied: Ive seen that [story] as well. Its not something I know about. Im not involved in these kind of things anyway, so yeah I really dont know to be honest. And my future, like anyone else without a contract for next year so looking at Sauber because I really like the way its working in Sauber. Hopefully now with a new owner we can improve as a team but also looking at other alternatives, so lets see.The Swedish driver then had to deflect a further question on the link, saying Of course I care about [the future of my team] and I think its important that the team has got a new owner, but who they are and what they are is not something that Im involved with. Im contracted as a racing driver and my job is to drive the car as fast as possible on the race track, to work with my engineers, to work with the guys on the aero, stuff like that. Who owns the teams and who is putting money in the team and all these kinds of stuff - I think that is not my job so its as simple as that.A little digging through company records available online does show some links between the mysterious Longbow Finance (first incorporated as Tepar Investment Management in 1963) and single-seater motorsport, irrespective of any possible links with Ericsson or his backers: Raymond J. Baer, president of the Longbow Finance board of directors, has a CV dominated by years spent with Swiss private bank Julius B?r, one of Formula Es key sponsors.Longbow is but one of many boards that Baer sits on - the Swiss financier is also president of the board of directors at Swiss investment firm Alpine Select, a position he has held since 2013; honorary chairman of both the Julius Baer Group Ltd. and Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd. (since 2012); president of the board of trustees for the Pension Fund of the Julius Baer Group (since 2004), and many more besides.Baer is incredibly well connected in the Swiss business and finance worlds. Away from Julius B?r the 57-year-old is a member of the advisory board of the Lorange Institute of Business Zurich and since 2001 has served as president of the Swiss American Chamber of Commerce -- Financial Services Chapter Board. But Baer also has an interest in the automotive sector, and in 2014 he was made a member of the board of AMAG Automobil- und Motoren AG, a major Swiss car dealer and importer founded in 1945 to bring luxury marques to Swiss clients.Bloombergs profile of Longbow is limited in scope, but their background on Baer paints a very clear picture of a man who is socially and professionally connected to everyone -- and every business -- worth knowing in Switzerland. This person is connected to 14 board members in three different organizations across four different industries, Bloomberg noted in a thumbnail sketch.Where things get really interesting is with the list of previous names Longbow has been known by, one of which is Tetral Investment Management SA -- a company that is currently listed as being based at 70 Avenue du General-Guisan, in Pully, Switzerland. That is also the current contact address for Tetra Laval International SA, the parent company of Tetra Pak and owned by a certain Hans Rausing, backer of the only Swedish driver on the grid.Given those circumstances, it is hard to believe that Longbows decision to invest in Sauber is entirely coincidental. Kole Calhoun Jersey . For the Wild it was their first win of the season and they now have a record of 1-1-2 while the Jets fall to 2-2. Jets start a six game home stand Friday with another divisional game, home to the Dallas Stars. Zack Cozart Jersey . There are surprises among the Vezina candidates, but most of the others are standard top-tier performers, even if the two Hart Trophy runners-ups have never been quite as good as they have been through the first half of the season. http://www.angelsjerseyscheap.com/?tag=ian-kinsler-jersey . It just didnt show when he hit the ice. 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The reasons for trepidation are different for each, but fantasy owners need to let go of their fear and embrace these guys as contributors for the remainder of the season.Nazem Kadri, C, Toronto Maple Leafs: Even though hes getting ice time on what is arguably the Leafs third line, Kadri is operating as if he is the Leafs top forward. Currently on pace for a 60-point season, there is a strong likelihood his 20.6 shooting percentage regresses and brings down his goal-scoring pace. But he could also easily start playing more than the 15:21 he is currently averaging in ice time per game. All told, Kadri is stepping up in a big way in this young Leafs offense, and his 54.6 percent ownership in ESPN leagues is well below the threshold hes established -- even accounting for a slip in his goals and penalty minutes.Nikolaj Ehlers, LW, Winnipeg Jets: No matter how the Jets shake out their lines going forward, Ehlers is near-golden for a prime spot. With Mark Scheifele, Patrik Laine and Blake Wheeler all acting as superstar catalysts in the top six, Ehlers will almost assuredly remain tied to one or more of them. A recent run of 10 points in five games shows that he can be streaky, but thats OK. There are more streaks to come. If you are patient with Ehlers through the cold spells, hell provide more than adequate fantasy value in your lineup at the end of the season -- especially if the Jets power play ever finds its footing with some permanence. Owned in only 65.7 percent of ESPN leagues, Ehlers is there for the taking.Charlie Coyle, RW/LW, Minnesota Wild: While his numbers dont leap off the page like Kadri or Ehlers, Coyle is playing big minutes on the top line for a winning Wild team. With just shy of 18 minutes per game on the ice, Coyle is on a clear pace to eclipse his 21 goals and 21 assists from last season. Hes managed to keep up the pace with Zach Parise sidelined, and should elevate his pace once Eric Staal, Parise and Coyle get more than eight games to establish their rhythm. Owned in only 27.6 percent of ESPN leagues, Coyle should be a staple as your eighth or ninth forward.Damon Severson, D, New Jersey Devils: We werent sure if the Devils would try something different this season after getting underwhelming offensive contributions from the blue line in recent campaigns. Its not a wholesale changing of the guard, but Severson has been positioned as the clear power-play quarterback as opposed to the rotation the team had last season. With 11 points in 14 games, Seversons pace will come down to Earth in the near future, but maybe not as much as one might think. His current pace of 64 points is a little out of the realm of possibility, but there is no reason Severson cant get 50 points playing as the main offensive defenseman on a team with Taylor Hall powering the attack. Owned in just 55.6 percent of ESPN leagues, Severson is a freebie No. 2 fantasy defenseman for the taking.Craig Anderson, G, Ottawa Senators: Andersons ratios are in the unsustainable range right now, but there are some signs that he can at least somewhat keep up a strong pace this season. First and foremost is the evidence that the Senators quality defense is a team effort. Mike Condon has stepped in twice for Anderson in November and stopped 58 of 59 pucks thrown his way. That kind of play by a backup who came into the season without a clear job speaks volumes to the teams defensive play -- even if it was the Vancouver Canucks and Buffalo Sabres facing Condon. Secondly, while Anderson has allowed four goals on three occasions this season, we are now 11 games into his campaign without a blowup of five or more goals allowed. Those are the games that have killed his value in the past. We arent saying its not going to happen, but getting about 20 percent of the way through his season without one is a very good sign. Finally, we have a nice improvement for far in the Senators penalty killing, which can go a long way to preserving a goaltenders ratios. The Sens were 29th last season on the kill, at 75.8 percent. So far this season, they are seventh in the NHL, at 86.4 percent. The difference is reflected in Andersons save percentage and can help keep his numbers in line with that of a No. 2 fantasy goaltender if the trend continues. Owned in 65.6 percent of ESPN leagues, Anderson needs to be on rosters in all formats.Forwards rising and fallingNick Foligno, LW, Columbus Blue Jackets (up 98 spots to No. 70): Yet another example of how we all had this Blue Jackets offense pegged wrong coming into this campaign. Leading the team with Zach Werenski and Alexander Wennberg, Foligno was the only one of the three to actually be drafted in some leagues coming into the season, but his 143.8 average draft position shows he was just a late flier. Now, a month and a half into season, Foligno, Werenski and Wennberg are fueling a 7-4-2 start by the Jackets. The best part about this for fantasy owners who jumped on board with Foligno already is that hes done this before. Sure, last season was a write off and had us believing that he couldnt be a fantasy contributor without Ryan Johansen. But we were wrong. The name didnt matter as much as Foligno simply playing with a quality center. Wennberg has filled that void, and helped Foligno to get closer to his pace from the 2014--15 season when he had 31 goals and 73 points.dddddddddddd Hoping for a repeat of those totals might be a bit too optimistic, but not by too much. Hopefully you were quicker than we were to embrace Folignos resurgence with open arms.Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, Washington Capitals (down 15 spots to No. 48): Wed be a lot less worried about Kuznetsovs slow start if the Capitals didnt have Nicklas Backstrom around. But as it stands, the hill Kuznetsov will have to climb to get back into his plum position next to Alex Ovechkin becomes ever steeper. His seven points in 14 games to open the season has him squarely in the dog house, as Kuznetsov is now on the second line and second power-play unit after starting the season on the first for both. Backstrom isnt streaking by any means by comparison, but has picked up the pace since he and Kuznetsov swapped roles. We arent saying the third-year Russian is down for the count just yet, but hes certainly not looking like the third-round draft pick he was at the start of the season.Marian Hossa, RW, Chicago Blackhawks (up 27 spots to No. 101): A little respect for Hossa here, as hes stringing together a nice little bounce-back campaign. Settling in nicely as the winger with Artemi Panarin and Artem Anisimov, Hossa has eight goals in his past nine games. Hes not going to keep it up to quite this pace, as a 23.6 shooting percentage is close to double his career average, but staying healthy is going to go a long way to Hossa regaining his status as an elite winger this season. Just dont forget that he is scoring twice as often this season compared to last season and will turn 38 in January. Hes great to have on your team right now, but probably isnt a trade target for whom you want to pay market price.Defensemen rising and fallingCam Fowler, D, Anaheim Ducks (up 27 spots to No. 155): While its likely the Ducks are easing Hampus Lindholm back into the lineup, its also very promising that through three games since getting Lindholm back, Fowlers ice time remains sky high. Even if we are to believe the rumors that Fowler is on the block, this kind of usage could keep up as the team showcases his potential value. Fowler is leading the Ducks in both ice time per game and power-play ice time per game. Until that changes, we need to start looking at him as the fantasy darling hes been so far.Goaltenders rising and fallingMatt Murray, G, Pittsburgh Penguins (up 28 spots to No. 74): Weve seen enough to call this one in favor of Murray for the time being. Marc-Andre Fleury isnt out of the mix and will still play a ton of hockey, but Murray looks every bit the goaltender that took over the crease late last season and backstopped the Penguins to the Stanley Cup. Through four games, Murray has four wins, and has posted a .961 save percentage that makes Fleurys .910 look particularly underwhelming given that its the same team in front of them.Quick hitsThe Dallas Stars dont seem anywhere close to being over their injury woes, and Antoine Roussel continues to pile up enough offense that he may get some top-six consideration even after Patrick Sharp, Jason Spezza and Jiri Hudler are back in the mix. Furthermore, Roussel has peripheral value as an annual leader in penalty minutes.The Anaheim Ducks are still playing Nick Ritchie on the top line with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry. We still think that role is ultimately going to Rickard Rakell, but this continued presence of Ritchie certainly takes some of the shine off Rakell for now.Teuvo Teravainen and Sebastien Aho had their first relevant game (in fantasy terms) as Caroline Hurricanes on Saturday. Unfortunately for any potential momentum, they managed the feat with Jordan Staal playing center for them, and Staal is now day-to-day with a wrist injury.Anthony Mantha played 18:58 in his season debut with the Red Wings on Saturday, including a team-high 5:38 on the power play. Mantha finally looks like hes solved the pro hockey circuit this season, scoring eight goals and two assists in 10 AHL games to start the season. The Red Wings are starved to find some consistency on offense, and Mantha might offer them an opportunity to do just that.The latest Connor McDavid watch has Tyler Pitlick replacing Jordan Eberle on the top line. Even if its only temporary, take notice of Pitlicks potential for this coming week.And moving east, the latest Sidney Crosby watch has Connor Sheary replacing Carl Hagelin on the top line. Even if its only temporary, take notice of Shearys potential for this coming week.We declared Robby Fabbri dead to us last week, but coach Ken Hitchcock is pushing his buttons the right way. After making Fabbri a healthy scratch, Hitchcock brought him back into the lineup on Saturday in a top-line role with Vladimir Tarasenko. Fabbri responded with two goals. Stay tuned.With Drew Stafford, Mathieu Perreault and Bryan Little all on the shelf, Nic Petan is serving as the Winnipeg Jets final top-six forward. He has four assists in his past four games, and will continue subtle contributions so long as he can retain a role on a scoring line. 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