Daily Fantasy 3 Stars 01/03/2010

01/03/2010
New York Islanders v Ottawa Senators

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 four games and eight teams in action following an exciting night in hockey.  Of the four games, it was the first contest which we derived all of our stars for the night.  Here are our standout fantasy stars for the evening:

THIRD STAR: Arron Asham, Philadelphia Flyers (0-0-1) –  Asham helped his team keep the game close, playing his part in half of the Flyers scoring this Sunday.  The rugged winger scored a goal and assisted on one by Darroll Powe helping the team tie the game before their eventual fall to the Senators 7-4.  Not usually known for his scoring prowess, the 31-year-old added two penalty minutes, one shot and a plus one giving him contributions across five categories.

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Daily Fantasy 3 Stars 12/18/2009

12/19/2009
Tampa Bay Lightning v Boston Bruins

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.

Certainly a slower night in hockey with one bigger hockey match-up.  The offense deserves its fame as only three of twelve teams scored two goals or fewer.  Certainly a big night for the forward/defense portion of your fantasy team.  Here are our standout fantasy stars for the evening:

THIRD STAR: Radek Dvorak, Florida Panthers (0-0-1) –  Dvorak turned back the clock to almost ten years ago, when he was a consistent scoring threat.  Now a 32-year-old veteran who mostly dons a checking line, the Panthers rely on him to bring solid two-way play while chipping in goals.  Last night, he did just that — chipping in a goal and assisting on two more giving him a three point night.  Now on a season high five-game point streak the native of Tabor, Czechoslovakia posted an impressive plus five while firing three shots on net.  Back with his original team, Dvorak will help the Panthers win games.  However, I cannot say the same thing with confidence about your fantasy team.

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