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Weekly Fantasy 3 Stars – Week Ending 01/03/2010

01/04/2010
Calgary Flames v Dallas Stars

Similar to our Daily 3 Stars, this section will break down the top three fantasy hockey performers every week 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 therefore omit salaries.

THIRD STAR: Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks (0-0-1) –  Toews receives this honor following his name drawn for Team Canada.  In four games last week, the 21-year-old managed a steady five points in four games, with two goals and three assists.  The youngest captain in Hawks history also fired 16 shots on goal, added seven penalty minutes and posted a reasonable plus-one rating.  Of his five points, two came on the man advantage giving him a slight margin over teammate Patrick Kane for our third star.

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Weekly Fantasy 3 Stars – Week Ending 12/27/2009

12/28/2009
Chicago Black Hawks v Los Angeles Kings

Similar to our Daily 3 Stars, this section will break down the top three fantasy hockey performers every week 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 therefore omit salaries.

THIRD STAR: Tomas Plekanec, Montreal Canadiens (0-0-1) –  The impending RFA continues to prove his worth to the team following an off year.  The 27-year-old and first line center scored two goals and assisted on six more totaling nine points over the week, three of which coming on the powerplay.  A native of Kladno, Czechoslovakia, made famous as the birthplace of superstar Jaromir Jagr, Plekanec fired only six shots on goal while posting a plus three rating.  Not known as a goalscorer he sits slightly over a point per game and projects to post 90 points when the season ends.  Pretty impressive for a guy deemed expendable before the year began.

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Weekly Fantasy 3 Stars – Week Ending 12/20/2009

12/21/2009
New York Rangers v Toronto Maple Leafs

Similar to our Daily 3 Stars, this section will break down the top three fantasy hockey performers every week 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 therefore omit salaries.

THIRD STAR: Marian Gaborik, New York Rangers (0-0-1) –  Now sitting second to Joe Thornton in the scoring race, Gaborik posted an impressive week.  The 27-year-old scored two goals and two assists over three games, all of which coming on the powerplay. In addition, he took a massive 17 shots on goal while sitting four minutes in the penalty box.  As the scoring in New York continues to improve, the native of Trencin, Czechoslovakia simply needs to stay healthy in order to reap the benefits.

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Weekly Fantasy 3 Stars – Week Ending 12/13/2009

12/14/2009
Washington Capitals v Toronto Maple Leafs

Similar to our Daily 3 Stars, this section will break down the top three fantasy hockey performers every week 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 therefore omit salaries.

THIRD STAR: Kyle Okposo, New York Islanders (0-0-1) –  Okposo became a powerplay specialist, helping John Tavares to score a plethora of goals on the man advantage.  In three games, the 22-year-old posted six assists five of which coming on the powerplay.  The St. Paul, Minnesota native fired eleven shots on goal averaging nearly four a game, despite his lack of goals.  Scoring at a two PPG clip over the past week makes him our third star of the week.

SECOND STAR: Daniel Sedin, Vancouver Canucks (0-1-0) – The winging Sedin brother is putting his earlier injury behind him.  The native of Ornskoldsvik, Sweden produced five goals and two assists over his last three games, a solid week to say the least.  Two of his seven points came on the powerplay while he fired a massive 22 shots on goal.  The 29-year-old posted a nice plus two over that span making him a good choice for second star of the week.

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Weekly Fantasy 3 Stars – Week Ending 12/06/2009

12/07/2009
Florida Panthers v Washington Capitals

Similar to our Daily 3 Stars, this section will break down the top three fantasy hockey performers every week 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 therefore omit salaries.

THIRD STAR: Stephen Weiss, Florida Panthers (0-0-1) – If you look at Weiss’s production over the last couple of weeks, it is hard find anyone who has been better.  The 26-year-old put up points in 11 of his last 13 games and currently boasts a modest 6 game point streak.  Over the past week Weiss scored six goals, two of which came on the powerplay, and assisted on another.  The center even gave his fantasy owners two penalty minutes while taking a whopping 17 shots on goal.  If he is still available in your league I would take a long hard look at him as the former 4th overall pick is only owned in 44% of Yahoo! formats.

SECOND STAR: Chris Stewart, Colorado Avalanche (0-1-0) – Earlier in the week we mentioned Stewart in our daily section where he won our first star selection.  Surely fantasy relevant by now, the young right wing scored two goals and assisted on four more this week.  Two of his six points came on the powerplay, ensuring he is playing valuable minutes for his team.  Perhaps more impressive is the 19 penalty minutes he racked.  In addition, the 22-year-old took 13 shots on goal and finished a plus one for a team split that their four games.  If the former first round pick can continue his pace he will give the Avalanche a legitimate scoring power forward.

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Weekly Fantasy 3 Stars – Week Ending 11/29/2009

11/30/2009
New York Rangers vs Pittsburgh Penguins.

Similar to our Daily 3 Stars, this section will break down the top three fantasy hockey performers every week 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)

THIRD STAR: Teemu Selanne, Anaheim Ducks (0-0-1) – The Ducks all-time leading scorer was among the League’s hottest players this week.  The 39-year-old scored three goals and added two assists in four games, with four of those points coming on the powerplay.  Selanne added two penalty minutes and 14 shots on goal while maintaining an even plus/minus.  On the season, the right wing now has 14 goals in 25 games.

SECOND STAR: Brad Richards, Dallas Stars (0-1-0) – Still flying well below the radar, the 29-year-old is once again an elite playmaker.  This past week was no different as the center scored one goal and assisted on five more.  Although he finished the week a minus one, his five powerplay points and 17 shots were enough to put him in this spot.

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