NHL Fantasy Hat Trick
Hot and Cold Edition
October 29th, 2011
If you missed it, during the pre-season I published a six part series where I answered the same 3 questions for each team. These answers, along with my insight will hopefully help you to further your knowledge in the current hockey world. But better yet, help draft a trade for the right players for the upcoming fantasy hockey season.
Now it’s the regular season and throughout the regular season I will be doing my Hot and Cold Edition, where I will feature 3 hot and 3 cold players every weekend. This will be published on the weekend so that you can get ready for the follow fantasy hockey week.
Jonathan Quick (LAK) – Talk about a hot fantasy start. For those who own Quick in their fantasy leagues you are probably leading your league in all goalie stats or categories. Quick has started of the season with 6 wins, .962 SV% and a 1.12 GAA. Also don’t forget his three consecutive shutouts on the 18th, 20th and 22nd of this month. Need I say more?!?
Jaromir Jagr (PHI) – After a goalless first two and a half weeks, Jagr finally got back on the goal sheet scoring scoring two goals against the Toronto Maple Leafs on October 24th. Jagr has recorded 5 points in his last 3 games. Its nice to see Jagr come back to the NHL and break the 1600 point mark of his career.
Steven Stamkos (TBL) – After scoring 1 goal in his first five games, Stamkos made my cold list as I think we all expect much more from Stamkos. But he has turned things around after scoring 5 goals in his last five games.
Ilya Bryzgalov (PHI) – After 3 straight wins to start of the season for the Philadelphia Flyers. Bryzgalov performance has absolutely tanked in his last 4 games. During this time he has let in 5 on 28 shots, 4 on 25 shots, 5 on 28 shots and 4 on 10 shots. I suggest you look to someone else to make your goalie starts until Bryzgalov gets back to his old self.
David Booth (VAN) – Booth at age 25 and is still trying to get back to his 3rd year form, where he recorded 31 goals and 60 points. But his 1 assist a -8 has been nothing but disappointing this season. But there is hope this season since Booth was traded to the Vancouver Canucks about a week ago. Booth is set to play on the 2nd line with Ryan Kesler. I would suggest you leave Booth on the back burner of your roster (in 12 team leagues or more) for the time being as he gets acclimated to his new teammates.
Ryan Whitney (EDM) – Four games no points after an early season ankle injury. Whitney (knee) is now expected to be out of the lineup for the next three weeks, according to the Edmonton Journal. I still believe Whitney can easily produce 40-50 points in a full season. But now he is consistently getting injured, I am now thinking about trying to get the most value out of Whitney, but I am still on the fence.
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