Lester’s Blue Line Specials Volume 11

Dec 31, 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
Bryan Little, Atlanta
- Little has seven goals in his last four games (1.75 points per game) as well as at least a point in six of his last seven games.  He had 24 points (12 goals, 12 assists) in his first 33 games (0.73).  He’s owned in 44% of Yahoo leagues and 60.5% of ESPN leagues.  He’s most valuable in the Sporting News salary cap game though as his cap number is just $0.66M.

Winger
Rene Bourque, Calgary
- Rene has 6 points (4 goals, 2 assists) and a +5 rating in his last four games (1.5) including a December 27th Hat Trick.  He had 17 points (10 goals, 7 assists) and a +6 rating in his first 32 games (0.53).  He has a $0.56M cap number and is owned in just 28% of Yahoo and 18.6% of ESPN leagues.

Defenseman
Steve Eminger, Tampa Bay
- Eminger has three points (1 goal, 2 assists) and a +6 rating in his last three games.  He had 12 points (1 goal, 11 assists) and a -2 rating in his first 33 games (0.36).  He has a $0.50M salary cap number and is owned in 3% of Yahoo and 2% of ESPN leagues.

Goalie
Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles
- Quick is off to an excellent start to his 2008 season.  In the six games since his December 19th debut he is 2-3 with a 1.74 Goals Against Average and a 93.7% save percentage, including a pair of shutouts.  He’s one of fantasy hockey’s best kept secrets as he’s owned in just 8% of Yahoo and 2.4% of ESPN leagues.  His salary cap number is $1.18M

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