Fantasy Hockey: Add RW Devin Setoguchi Off Waivers

By Adam McGill
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Although Minnesota Wild RW Devin Setoguchi may have one of the funniest names to say in the NHL, it was hardly called during fantasy hockey drafts this winter.

Setoguchi racked up an amazing 65 points in his 2008 season, but since then his fantasy value has completely disappeared. He has posted three straight seasons with under 42 points, and he was seemingly on his way to having yet another mediocre campaign this year.

In 28 games this season, Setoguchi has a rather unimpressive 18 points (nine goals and nine assists). Setoguchi was starting to blend in on the ice and fantasy fans were beginning to forget about the former first round pick.

In the last 11 games, however, Guchi has completely turned things around. He has racked up a phenomenal 12 points and has finally started to show some signs of life for fantasy owners. Guch has scored six goals and helped with six more during his recent hot-streak, making him one of the most popular waiver wire additions of the week.

Setoguchi is still available in a large number of leagues right now. He is playing his best hockey of the season and the winger is certainly worth taking a shot on in deeper fantasy leagues. If Setoguchi is on the wire in your fantasy league, I would recommend taking a chance on him for a couple weeks.


Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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