Lester’s Blue Line Specials Volume 12

Dec 30, 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.

Kim Johnsson, D, Minnesota Wild
Johnsson had three goals last week to go along with a +3 plus/minus rating, two power play points, and eight shots on goal. He has nine points (4 goals, 5 assists) in 32 games this year, but five in his last seven games. Kim is owned in 1 percent of Yahoo! and 1.8 percent of ESPN leagues.

Brandon Sutter, C, Carolina Hurricanes
Sutter had three goals last week with a +1 rating, two power play points, 16 shots on goal, and 2 face-offs won. He has 16 points (10 goals, 6 assists) in 30 games this year, and is riding a four-game point streak. Brandon is owned in 1 percent of Yahoo! and 0.8 percent of ESPN leagues.

Jussi Jokinen, LW, Carolina Hurricanes
Jokinen also played well for the Hurricanes last week scoring five points (3 goals, 2 assists) with a +5 rating, 11 shots on goal, and 15 face-offs won. He has 25 points (11 goals, 14 assists) in 38 games this year. Jussi is owned in 7 percent of Yahoo! and 4 percent of ESPN leagues.

Mason Raymond, LW, Vancouver Canucks
Mason had four points (3 goals, 1 assist), a +2 rating, two power play points, six shots on goal, and a face-off won last week. On the year he has 29 points (17 goals, 12 assists) in 40 games. Mason is owned in 44 percent of Yahoo! and 31.6 percent of ESPN leagues.

Matt Cullen, C, Carolina Hurricanes
Cullen had four assists, a +5 rating, 13 shots on goal, and 40 face-offs won last week. On the year he has 22 points (8 goals, 14 assists). Matt is owned in 4 percent of Yahoo! and 1.7 percent of ESPN leagues.
Martin Hanzal, C, Phoenix Carolina
Hanzal had four points (2 goals, 2 assists) last week with a +3 rating, seven shots on goal, and 39 face-offs won. He has 19 points (5 goals, 14 assists) in 40 games and is riding a five-game point streak. Martin is owned in 2 percent of Yahoo! and 1.4 percent of ESPN leagues.

Michael Leighton, G, Philadelphia Flyers
Michael was 3-0 last week with a 1.95 goals agaisnt average, and a .941 save percentage. He stopped 96 of 102 the shots he faced. On the year he’s 4-4-0 with a 3.45 goals against average and a .883 save percentage. Leighton is owned in 5 percent of Yahoo! and 1.3 percent of ESPN leagues.

Mike Smith, G, Tampa Bay Lighting
Mike was 2-1 last week with a 2.68 goals against average and a .915 save percentage. He stopped 86 of the 94 shots he faced. On the year he’s 8-10-5 with a 3.02 goals against average and a .902 save percentage. Smith is owned in 29 percent of Yahoo! and 5.9 percent of ESPN leagues.

Jaroslav Halak, G, Montreal Canadiens
Jaroslav was 2-1 last week with a 2.00 goals against average and a .951 save percentage. He stopped 117 of the 123 shots he faced. On the year he’s 10-6-0 with a 2.56 goals against averaged, and a .924 save percentage. Halak is owned in 39 percent of Yahoo! and 23.6 percent of ESPN leagues.

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