Daily Fantasy 3 Stars 12/04/2009

Minnesota Wild v Vancouver Canucks

In this section, I break down the top three fantasy hockey performers every night and cite why I chose them in particular. In addition, I will track the amount of times the players have received this honor and tally them at the end of the season. For the sake of clarity, I will be using Yahoo! standard categories (Forwards – G,A,+/-, PP, PIM, SOG; Goalies – W, GAA, SV%, SHO) and thus exclude player’s salaries.

THIRD STAR: Brian Rolston, New Jersey Devils (0-0-2) – The 36-year-old continues his resurgence.  The left wing scored a powerplay goal and assisted on another helping the Devils beat the Lightning 3-2.  He added two shots on net and posted a plus one rating giving him an excellent fantasy line.  Rolston contributed over five standard categories making him our third star for the second time now.

SECOND STAR: Dan Hamhuis, Nashville Predators (0-1-0) – Not usually known for his offense, the former first rounder contribute a goal and an assist.  In addition, he took two shots on net, added four penalty minutes and finished the evening a plus two.  In his last four games the defenseman has four points.  With the Predators on the rise he may be a good pickup for a #4 as he is a large reason they are winning.

FIRST STAR: Antti Miettinen, Minnesota Wild (1-0-0) – A late surge by the Wild top line lifted them over the Ducks 5-4.  Right in the middle was Miettinen, who scored a powerplay goal in the third to tie the game at four and push it into overtime.  Miettinen also scored an even strength goal and assisted on a goal by Mikko Koivu. The 29-year-old also finished a plus two and put three shots on net making him our first star of the game.

HONORABLE MENTION(S): Jordan Tootoo, Koivu

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