Lester’s Blue Line Specials Volume 10

Dec 23, 2008

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

Center
David Krejci, Boston
- Krejci has 12 points (4 goals, 8 assists) in his last five games (2.4 points per game) including a hat trick and a pair of three assist games.  He has at least a point in fourteen of his last fifteen games, and a +15 rating during that stretch.  He’s probably not available in many active Yahoo leagues (owned in 68% of leagues), but if you’re playing the Sporting News salary cap game he’s an unbelievable bargain at $1.28M.

Winger
Alexei Ponikarovsky, Toronto
- Ponikarovsky has a lot of letters in his last name.  Wait, that’s not why you should be interested in him.  He 7 points (3 goals, 4 assists) and a +5 rating in his last three games (2.3).  He had 19 points (8 goals, 11 assists) and a +3 rating in his first thirty games (0.63).  He’s available (owned in just 18% of Yahoo leagues) and affordable ($1.89M in SN’s salary cap game).

Defenseman
Alex Goligoski, Pittsburgh
- Goligoski has 7 points (2 goals, 5 assists) and a  +5 rating in his past five games (1.4) for the Penguins.  He scored at least a point in four of those five games.  He had 11 points (4 goals, 7 assists) and a +6 rating in his first twenty-seven games (0.41).  He’s owned in 53% for Yahoo leagues and has a $1.32M SN salary cap number.

Goalie
Scott Clemmensen, New Jersey
- Clemmensen went 3-0-1 in his last four games with a 1.93 GAA and a 92.5% save percentage.  In his first twelve games he was 8-3-0 and a 92.0% save percentage.  His hot streak has helped lower his season GAA to 2.31. Clemmensen is 7-0-1 in December.  He’s owned in 55% of Yahoo leagues and has a $2.92M SN salary cap number.

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