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.
Only two games yesterday, with one being the Winter Classic obviously. Due to the low scoring of that game nobody from the Classic made the list despite a great, hardworking game. Here are our standout fantasy stars for the evening:
THIRD STAR: Adam Mair, Buffalo Sabres (0-0-1) – Mair makes the list with a solid two assist effort as the Sabres defeated the Thrashers 4-3. One of three Sabres to make this list the 30-year-old tripled his offensive production for the season going from one point in 26 games to three in 27. A native of Hamilton, Ontario and overall gritty forward added a shot on goal, a plus two and even two penalty minutes making him a strong contributor across four fantasy categories.