Lester’s Blue Line Specials Volume 15

Feb 3, 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
Tim Connolly, Buffalo
– Tim has nine points (7 goals, 2 assists) and a +5 rating in his last seven games (1.3 points per game).  He had seven points (2 goals, 5 assists) and a -3 rating in his first ten games (0.7).  He has a $1.58M salary cap number in the Sporting News Salary Cap game, and is owned in 26.3% of ESPN and 16% of Yahoo leagues.
Winger
Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Minneosta
– PMB has seven points (2 goals, 5 assists) and a +5 rating in his last three games (2.3).  He had 23 points (8 goals, 15 assists) and a -10 rating in his first 43 games (0.53).  He has a $2.74M SN cap number, and is owned in 39.6% of ESPN and 33% of Yahoo leagues.

Defenseman
Marc-Andre Bergeron, Minneosta
– MAB has four points (3 goals, 1 assist) and a +5 rating in his last three games (1.3).  He had 17 points (4 goals, 13 assists) and a -5 rating in his first 36 games (0.47).  He has a $0.65M SN cap number, and is owned in 9.6% of ESPN and 15% of Yahoo leagues.

Goalie
Antero Niittymaki, Philadelphia
– Antero has been a pretty solid backup goalie this year compiling an 11-4-4 record with a 2.60 Goals Against Average and a 91.7% Save Percentage.  In his last four games he went 3-1 with a 2.47 GAA and a 93.0% Save Percentage.  He has a $3.38M SN cap number, and is owned in 32% of ESPN and 13% of Yahoo leagues.

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