Lester’s Blue Line Specials Volume 19

Mar 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
Todd White, Atlanta
– Todd has 11 points (3 goals, 8 assists) and a +5 rating in his last seven games (1.57 points per game).  He scored at least a point in each of those games.  He has 45 points (14 goals, 31 assists) and a -13 rating in his first 56 games (0.80).  He has a salary cap number of $0.51 in the SportingNews salary cap game, and is owned in 39.9% of ESPN and 35% of Yahoo leagues.

Winger
Joel Ward, Nashville
- Joel has five points (3 goals, 2 assists) and a + 6 rating in his last three games (1.67).  He had 18 points (8 goals, 10 assists) and a -1 rating in his first 57 games (0.32).  He has a SN cap number of $0.50, and is owned in 0.3% of ESPN and 1% of Yahoo leagues.

Defenseman
Johnny Oduya, New Jersey
- Johnny has four points (1 goal, 3 assists) and a +9 rating in his last three games (1.33).  He had 21 points (4 goals, 17 assists) and a +16 rating in his first 60 games (0.35).  He has a SN cap number of $0.52M, and is owned in 14.2% of ESPN and 14% of Yahoo leagues.

Goalie
Jaroslav Halak , Montreal
- Jaroslav is 4-0 with a 1.98 Goals Against Average and a 95.2% Save Percentage in his last four games.  He was 12-10-1 with a 90.3% Save Percentage in his first 24 games.  His strong play has lowered his GAA to 2.92.  He has a $2.97M SN cap number, and is owned in 15.5% of ESPN and 33% of Yahoo leagues.

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