Lester’s Blue Line Specials Volume 5

Nov 21, 2008

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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
Dave Bolland, Chicago
- Bolland recorded four points (2 Goals, 2 Assists) in his past four games for the Blackhawks.  He has six points (6 Assists) in his first 14 games (0.43 points per game).  He had 17 points in 39 games (0.4) last year so I wouldn’t necessarily run out an pick him up.  Just keep an eye on him.  He’s a great value in Sporting News salary cap leagues at $0.50M.

Winger
Kris Versteeg, Chicago
- Another Blackhawk had a nice week.  Versteeg had 7 Points (4 Goals, 3 Assists) in his past four games (1.75).  He had at least a point in each game.  Prior to his outburst he had 12 Points (3 Goals, 9 Assists) in his first 14 games (0.86).  He is also a great value at $0.79M.

Defenseman
Mattias Ohlund, Vancouver
- Ohlund had four Assists in four games.  He had just 5 points (2 Goals, 3 Assists) in his first 15 games (0.33).  Last year he had 24 points in 53 games (0.45).  He’s topped 30 points six of ten years in the leagues so he’s capable of scoring points.  He’s a decent value at $2.82M.

Goalie
Dany Sabourin, Pittsburgh
- With Marc-Andre Fleury banged up Sabourin has done well between the pipes.  He was 1-0-1 last week with a 1.44 GAA and a 93.8% Save Percentage.  The numbers are in line with his season totals (4-1-1, 1.60 GAA, 94% Save Percentage).  The reason to grab him is he’ll get more playing time while Fleury is out.

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