NHL Fantasy Hat Trick (Playoff Bound Edition)

NHL Fantasy Hat Trick
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March 17th, 2012

This is a fantasy hockey based weekly blog, where I will feature 3 hot and 3 cold players each week, every weekend. So that you can use my suggestions, update and prepare your fantasy teams accordingly for the coming week.

It has been a long and enduring season whether you have been on the winning or losing side. But now the majority of fantasy hockey leagues have or are about to start the playoff portion of their leagues.

3 HOT
Brad Richards (NYR) – Richards led all NHL players this week with 4 goals and 4 assists. More impressively Richards has registered 5 goals and 9 assist during the month of March. Expect Richards to be the player who can lead your fantasy team to the finals.

Sergei Kositisyn (NSH) – Kositisyn continues to to match the excellent 1st season he had in Nashville last year. So far this month Sergei has registered 6 point in 6 games. With Kostitsyn only being owned in 15% of yahoo leauges Sergei could posses some value for your team during your playoff run.

Ilya Bryzgalov (PHI) – Bryzgalov has been virtually untouchable for the month of March as he has won seven straight games, including four shutouts. His goals against average over that span is at 1.01, with a fantastic save percentage of .966. I would be sincerely worried if you are facing Bryzgalov in the first round of your playoff match-up next week.

3 COLD
Rich Nash (CBJ) – The most talked about player leading up to the NHL trade deadline has found himself for the first time on my cold list this season. Nash has surprisingly gone pointless in his last five games and has only scored points in one of 7 games this month. For those who have Nash on their fantasy teams your hope is for Nash to come around when it means most for you during your playoff run.

Tim Thomas (BOS) – Thomas has had an awful week this week with no wins on the board. His week consisted of letting in 15 goal in 158 minutes played. I strongly suggest you bench Thomas against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.

Roberto Luongo (VAN) – Luongo was another star goalie who has had a rough month all together. Luongo’s one win in five games started, along with 16 goal against has brought those playoff concerns out again. Looking ahead I will still recommend to start Luongo if he plays against the Columbus Blue Jackets or Minnesota Wild.

Rant Sports Toronto Maple Leafs Feature Writer
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