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.
Not a big night in hockey with only 5 games and 10 teams in action. Actually it was more like 4 games and 8 teams when considering the postponed game between the Devils and Tampa Bay. Here are our standout fantasy stars for January 8, 2010:
THIRD STAR: Raffi Torres, Columbus Blue Jackets (0-0-1) – Torres scored a goal and assisted on another leading his team to a much needed 3-2 victory over the Flames. The 28-year-old seems poised to come near his career high of 27 goals, set with the Oilers in 2005-2006. In under 15 minutes of ice time, he managed a plus three to go along with two shots on goal making him our third star of the game.