Lester’s Blue Line Specials Volume 12

Jan 6, 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. 

Center
Vaclav Prospal, Tampa Bay
- Prospal is heating up scoring six points (2 goals, 4 assists) in his past four games (1.5 points per game).  He has scored at least a point in each of those games.  He had 17 points (6 goals, 11 assists) in his first 39 games (0.44).  He has a Sporting News Salary Cap number of $3.89 and is owned in 66.8% of ESPN and 45% of Yahoo leagues. 

Winger
Richard Park, New York Islanders
- I’ll always remember him for his time with the Wild, but Park has been playing decent for the Islanders of late.  The South Korean native has six points (3 goals, 3 assists) and a +3 rating in his last three games (2.0).  He had 16 points (7 goals, 9 assists) and a -5 rating in his first 38 games (0.42).  He has a SN cap number of $0.50 and is owned in 2.7% of ESPN and 4% of Yahoo leagues.

Defenseman
Mike Commodore, Columbus
- I’m not sure if he’s familiar with Lionel Richie, but he’s been a “Brick House” of late.  He has four points (2 goals, 2 assists) and a +5 rating in his last three games (1.33).  He had 14 points (1 goal, 13 asssists) in his first 36 games (0.39).  He has a $0.79 SN cap number and is owned in 19.7% of ESPN and 13% of Yahoo leagues. 

Goalie
Jason LaBarbera, Vancouver
- LaBarbera is 1-0-2 since coming over from Los Angeles with a 1.93 Goals Against Average, and a 94.3% Save Percentage.  In his first 19 games  with the Kings he was 5-8-4 with a 2.83 GAA and a 89.3% Save Percentage.  He has a $3.83M SN cap number and is owned in 11.5% of ESPN and 24% of Yahoo leagues.

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