NHL Players Going Out With a Bang

Dec 23, 2008

With the year coming to a close and holiday season knocking on our door, fantasy hockey owners often go in “sleep mode” when it comes to making roster adjustments.  Now is the perfect time to take advantage of your competition’s apathy and make some shrewd roster moves.

First up is Florida Center Stephen Weiss.  Weiss has eight points (three goals and five assists) in his past twelve games.  He has a +7 plus/minus rating.  Those numbers should increase with the easy schedule he closes out the year with.  First up is a home and home with NHL basement dweller Tampa Bay in Friday and Saturday December 26th and 27th.  He has a tougher matchup against Montreal on Monday, December 29th before finishing against the lowly New York Islanders on New Year’s Eve.  Weiss is owned in just 6% of Yahoo leagues.

Another player to target is Anaheim RW Bobby Ryan.  With Teemu Selanne out for four-to-six weeks, Ryan will get a chance to skate with Anaheim’s First Line.  On the season Ryan has fourteen points (5 goals and 9 assists) in sixteen games.  Additionally, he gets to face some pretty soft competition as the Ducks face Dallas on Saturday, December 27th; St. Louis on Sunday, December 28th; and Columbus on New Year’s Eve.  Ryan is owned in just 17% of Yahoo leagues. 

Finally, Phoenix Defenseman Keith Yandle could be a nice contributor as 2008 slips away.  He has fifteen points (1 goal and 14 assists) in 30 games and a +3 plus/minus rating.  He has a home and home against the Los Angeles Kings on Friday, December 26th and Saturday December 27th followed by Colorado at home on New Year’s Eve.  He should start 2009 off right too with a nice matchup against the New York Islanders on Friday, January 2nd.  He is also owned in just 6% of Yahoo leagues.

There you have it.  Three low profile players with soft matchups through the holidays.  Now that I saved you some research you can get to the celebrating.

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  1. LestersLegends
    January 8th, 2009 at 11:18 am #

    As Meatloaf says “Two outta Three Ain’t Bad”.

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