Lester’s Blue Line Specials Volume 10

Dec 16, 2009

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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.

Todd Bertuzzi, LW/RW, Detroit Red Wings
Bertuzzi tied for the league lead with four goals over the past week. He had a +1 plus/minus rating, a power play point, 16 shots on goal, and two face-offs won. On the year he has 17 points (8 goals, 9 assists). Bertuzzi is owned in 15 percent of Yahoo! and 7.5 percent of ESPN leagues.

Colby Armstrong, RW, Atlanta Thrashers
Colby also netted four goals last week. He added an assist, a +4 rating, a short-handed point, six shots on goal, and a face-off won. Colby has 12 points (7 goals, 5 assists) in 30 games. He’s owned in 4 percent of Yahoo! and 0.7 percent of ESPN leagues.

Brooks Orpik, D, Pittsburgh Penguins
Brooks had three assists last week and tied for the league lead with a +6 rating. He added a short-handed point and a shot on goal. On the year he has 11 points, all assists, in 29 games. Orpik is owned in 3 percent of Yahoo! and 5.1 percent of ESPN leagues.

Tyler Myers, D, Buffalo Sabres
Myers had three assists, a +4 rating, a power play point, and four shots on goal last week. On the year he has 18 points (3 goals, 15 assists) and a +9 rating in 31 games. Tyler is owned in 20 percent of Yahoo! and 22.9 percent of ESPN leagues.

Steve Sullivan, LW, Nashville Predators
Sullivan had five points (3 goals, 2 assists) including a hat trick last week. He had a +4 rating, a power play point, and ten shots on goal. On the year  he has 22 points (9 goals, 13 assists) in 33 games. Sullivan is owned in 13 percent of Yahoo! and 4.1 percent of ESPN leagues.

R.J. Umberger, C, Columbus Blue Jackets
R.J. had four points (2 goals, 2 assists) last week. He had a power play point, 19 shots on goal, and 44 face-offs won. He did, however, have a -4 rating. On the year R.J. has 25 points (11 goals, 14 assists) in 34 games. He is owned in 21 percent of Yahoo! and 16.1 percent of ESPN leagues.

Brian Elliott, G, Ottawa Senators
Brian was 2-1 last week with a 1.68 goals against average and a .931 save percentage. He recorded his first shutout of the year. He’s now 8-7-3 with a 2.78 goals against average and a .901 save percentage. Elliott is owned in 25 percent of Yahoo! and 16.2 percent of ESPN leagues.

Jimmy Howard, G, Detroit Red Wings
Jimmy was 2-1 last week with a 1.67 goals against average and a .941 save percentage. On the year he’s 10-6-1 with a 2.40 goals against average and a .915 save percentage. Howard is owned in 47 percent of Yahoo! and 39.1 percent of ESPN leagues.

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