The title says it all. This article will be no more than a comprehensive list of NHL (and some other players owned by NHL teams) players set to participate in the 2010 Winter Olympics.
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 last night, and four teams in action so not too much to discuss. Our betting expert Anthony Curatolo did well, going a perfect 2-2 and sticking by his sure bet of the night in a slumping New York Rangers team. Here are our standout fantasy stars for January 4, 2009:
THIRD STAR: Blake Wheeler, Boston Bruins (0-0-1) – Wheeler made last night’ s contest interesting with a game-tying goal with four minutes left in regulation time. Even though his Bruins eventually fell to the the Rangers 3-2, the 23-year-old scored a goal and an assist in over 16 minutes of ice time. In addition, the former 5th overall pick finished a perfect plus two on the evening while firing two shots on goal.