Lester’s Blue Line Specials Volume 21

Mar 17, 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
David Backes, St. Louis
– Backes has nine points (5 goals, 4 assists) and a +3 rating in his last six games (1.5 points per game).  He had 34 points (18 goals, 16 assists) and a -7 rating in his first 63 games (0.54).  He has a cap number of $0.58M in the Sporting News salary cap game, and is owned in 35% of ESPN and 46% of Yahoo leagues. 

Winger
Alexei Ponikarovsky, Toronto
- He was also featured in Volume 10.  Alexei has nine points (2 goals, 7 assists) and a +2 rating in his last six games (1.5).  He had 39 points (17 goals, 21 assists) and a +4 rating in his first 64 games (0.61).  He has a $0.89M SN cap number, and is owned in 11.6% of ESPN and 18% of Yahoo leagues.

Defenseman
Kris Letang, Pittsburgh
- Kris has five points (1 goal, 4 assists) and a -1 rating in his last six games (0.83).  He had 20 points (6 goals, 14 assists) and a -5 rating in his first 57 games ((0.35).  He has a $0.54M SN cap number, and is owned in 34.5% of ESPN and 28% of Yahoo leagues.

Goalie
Brian Elliott, Ottawa
- Brian is a perfect 5-0 in his last five games with a 2.20 GAA and a 91.9% Save Percentage.  Before his winning streak he was 7-4-3 with a 90.5% Save Percentage.  His hot streak has helped lower his GAA to 2.69 on the year.  He has a $2.83M SN cap number, and is owned in 10.4% of ESPN and 26% of Yahoo leagues.

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