Daily Fantasy 3 Stars 12/11/2009

12/12/2009
Calgary Flames v Edmonton Oilers

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.

Last night was full of action, with 16 teams in action and eight games.   Similar to yesterday, half of the teams scored two goals or less, making it an even split between offense and defense. Here are our standout fantasy stars for the evening:

THIRD STAR: Saku Koivu, Anaheim Ducks (0-0-1) – Koivu transitioned to his new linemate incredibly well.  Since rookie Dan Sexton found himself playing with the veteran and last year’s Calder Trophy candidate Bobby Ryan the line has produced for the Ducks.  Last night was no different as Koivu scored a goal assisted by Sexton and then assisted on the rookie’s tally later in the period.  In addition, the 35-year-old posted a plus two rating, sat two minutes in the box and fired a shot on goal giving him a perfect shooting percentage.  Firmly seated as the number two center in Anaheim, look for him to continue posting consistent secondary scoring in Anaheim.

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Daily Fantasy 3 Stars 11/18/2009

11/19/2009
Florida Panthers v Philadelphia Flyers

Another new feature here on NHLHS. I will 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: Keith Ballard (0-0-1), Florida Panthers -Ballard is one of three Florida players to make the list last night.  The Panthers exploded in their 6-2 route of the Sabres and Ryan Miller.  Ballard posted three assists, one on the powerplay, and was a plus two.  When you add his SOG to that total, Ballard spread across 4 offensive categories, good enough for third star.

SECOND STAR: Dominic Moore, Florida Panthers (0-1-0) – The second of the Panthers to be mentioned, the younger Moore brother potted a goal and an assist against Miller.  In addition, he added two PIM, two SOG and boasted a plus 2.  Thats production across five categories, an impressive total regardless of the jersey.  Moore registered himself into fantasy relevance last year with the Leafs, monitor his progress as he may get a chance at top line minutes once again.  However, previous to this game he registered only one assist in eight games.

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