Lester’s Blue Line Specials Volume 3

Nov 6, 2008

Photo Courtesy of Shelly Castellano ICON SMI 

Need some help with your fantasy hockey team?  You’ve come to the right place.  Try these hot players on for size. 

Tuomo Ruutu, Carolina 
- Besides having a sweet name, Ruttu had a sweet game last week.  He produced 6 Points (3 Goals, 3 Assists) in four games (1.5 ppg).  He has 2 Points in his first 5 games (0.4 ppg).  Last year he had 32 points in 77 games (0.42).  He’s a good value in Sporting News Salary Cap league at $2.46 M.

Ethan Moreau, Edmonton
- In his last four games Moreau tallied 4 Points (3 Goals, Assist).  In his first eight games he had 4 Points (0.5).  He’s scored a point in each game in November.  Last year he had just 9 Points in 27 games (0.33).  He’s a real deep value at $0.57M.

Kevin Bieksa, Vancouver
- Bieska has recorded 5 Points (1 Goal, 4 Assists) in his last four games (1.2).  He had 3 in his first six (0.5).  He did record 42 Points in 81 games (0.52) in 2006 so he has the ability to produce.  He’s a great value at $1.69.

James MacDonald, New York Islanders - With Rick DiPietro sidelined, MacDonald has stepped up his game.  In his last three games he’s gone 2-0 with a 2.26 GAA and a 92.9% save percentage.  He was 2-4 prior to his hot streak, which has helped improve his season numbers to 3.10 GAA and 90.3% save percentage.  He’s a great value at $3.36M.

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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Chris
    November 6th, 2008 at 9:30 am #

    Good stuff – though I’d never do fantasy hockey because I don’t know anything about the sport…

  2. Brad
    November 6th, 2008 at 9:39 am #

    Thanks for the information. I will keep this in mind as I make changes to my roster, since I don’t know that much about hockey I will have to be sure to tune in for more expert advice from the fantasy guru known as Lester’s Legends.

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