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.
Really big night for hockey, as there were 10 games and 20 teams playing. A ton of great efforts as you will see from our extensive honorable mention section. Here are our standout fantasy stars for January 7, 2009:
THIRD STAR: Matt Carle, Philadelphia Flyers (0-0-1) – Carle stood out in Philadelphia, posting three of the Flyers seven points. The 25-year-old scored a powerplay goal and assisted on both a powerplay goal and even strength goal. Now with his third team, the 2006 Hobey Baker Award winner seems to be settling down once again. He also managed a plus three rating and two shots on goal in over 23 minutes of ice time.