Lester’s Blue Line Specials Volume 15

Jan 20, 2010

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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.

In Need of Goals
Antti Miettinen, RW, Minnesota Wild

Miettinen had six points last week (4 goals, 2 assists) with a -2 plus/minus rating. He added two power play points, nine shots on goal, and won a face-off. Antti is owned in 5 percent of Yahoo! leagues.

Raffi Torres, LW, Columbus Blue Jackets
Torres had 3 goals last week with a -2 rating. He had 13 shots on goal. Raffi is owned in 4 percent of Yahoo! leagues.

Brandon Dubinsky, C, New York Rangers
Dubinsky had five points last week (3 goals, 2 assists) with a +4 rating. He added a power play point, a short-handed point, ten shots on goal, and won 23 face-offs. Brandon is owned in 23 percent of Yahoo! leagues.

Rostislav Olesz, LW, Florida Panthers
Rostislav had four points (3 goals, assist) last week with a +2 rating. He had a power play point and four shots on goal. Olesz is owned in 3 percent of Yahoo! leagues.

Guillaume Latendresse, LW/RW, Minnesota Wild
Latendresse also had four points (3 goals, assist) last week with a +2 rating last week. He had a power play point and 12 shots on goal. Guillaume is owned in 29 percent of Yahoo! leagues.

In Need of Assists
Manny Malhotra, C, San Jose Sharks
Malhotra had five points last week (1 goal, 4 assists) with a +5 rating. He had two power play points, 9 shots on goal, and won 31 face-offs. Manny is owned in 1 percent of Yahoo! leagues.

Anton Stralman, D, Columbus Blue Jackets
Stralman had 4 assists last week with a -2 rating. He added three power play points and 11 shots on goal. Anton is owned in 12 percent of Yahoo! leagues.

Valterri Filppula, C, Detroit Red Wings
Filppula also had four assist last week, but had a +2 rating. He had two power play points, nine shots on goal, and won 26 face-offs.

In Need of +/- Rating
Chris Phillips, D, Ottawa Senators
Phillips had a +7 rating, two points (goal, assist), and four shots on goal. He’s owned in 2 percent of Yahoo! leagues.

Luke Schenn, D, Toronto Maple Leafs
Schenn had a +5 rating, two points (goal, assist), and one shot on goal. He’s owned in 2 percent of Yahoo! leagues.

Jay Leach, D, San Jose Sharks
Phillips had a +5 rating, one assist, and six shots on goal. He’s owned in less than 1 percent of Yahoo! leagues.

Manny Malhotra, C, San Jose Sharks
Already mentioned. +5 rating last week.

In Need of Power Play Points
Anton Stralman, D, Columbus Blue Jackets
Already mentioned. Three power play points last week.

In Need of Face-Offs Won
Antoine Vermette, C, Columbus Blue Jackets
Vernette won 43 face-offs last week. He added two assists, a -2 rating, and five shots on goal. Antoine is owned in 22 percent of Yahoo! leagues.

Kyle Chipchura, C, Anaheim Ducks
Chipchura won 39 face-offs last week. He added an assist, a -1 rating, and three shots on goal. Kyle is owned in less than 1 percent of Yahoo! leagues.

In Need of Goalie Play
Jose Theodore, Washington Capitals
Theodore won four games last week with a 1.68 goals against average, and a .951 save percentage. He’s owned in 47 percent of Yahoo! leagues.

Mike Brodeur, Ottawa Senators
Brodeur won two games last week with a 1.00 goals against average, and a .969 save percentage. He’s owned in 10 percent of Yahoo! leagues.

Rick DiPietro, New York Islanders
DiPietro won two games last week with a 0.96 goals against average, and a .962 save percentage. He’s owned in 32 percent of Yahoo! leagues.

Brian Elliott, Ottawa Senators
Elliots won two games last week with a 1.00 goals against average, and a .962 save percentage. He’s owned in 15 percent of Yahoo! leagues.

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