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. Read the rest of this entry »
Any player written about is under 50 percent owned in Yahoo! leagues, although this time there is an exception.
Here are today’s picks:
LW: Brian Rolston, New Jersey Devils – Earlier today, we wrote about Rolston’s hot streak here. To date his second stint with the Devils has been a disappointment after several successful years with the Wild. New Jersey boasts one of the League’s hottest lineups with two solid scoring lines. The combination of regularly playing with Patrik Elias and the recent injury to David Clarkson should keep the 36-year-old fantasy relevant.
Prognosis: A safe add if you need help on the left side. As long as the Devils stay hot so should Rolston.
D: Kurtis Foster, Tampa Bay Lightning – Foster found his way onto our Calgary Flames roster in our series Restoring the Rosters and then made an appearance as a 3 Star. So it is only fitting for us to recommend him. In all seriousness, the 28-year-old plays LW in real life and soon in fantasy hockey making his position eligibility invaluable. I forgot to mention that he plays LW on the Vinny Lecavalier line.
Prognosis: Grab and stream until Alex Tanguay takes his place.
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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)
THIRD STAR: Brian Rolston, New Jersey Devils, (0-0-1) -One of two Devils to make this list, the 36-year-old turned in a solid effort last night scoring two goals and adding two assists (2 on the powerplay). Playing with Patrik Elias has paid dividends for the former first rounder as he now has four goals in his last four games. The left wing added a plus three and seven shots on goal making him a contributor in five of six offensive categories.
SECOND STAR: Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins (0-1-0) –Scoring three and adding two assists puts Sid in this spot. Finishing an 8-3 rout over the Rangers with five points, including one on the powerplay, the Stanley Cup Champion added five shots on goal to go along with a plus four rating. All impressive numbers but not enough to propel the Kid into a first star rating.
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