Lester’s Blue Line Specials Volume 8

Dec 10, 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
Patrik Berglund, St. Louis
- Berglund has six points (3 goals, 3 assists) in his last three games (2.0 points per game).  He tallied a goal and assist in each of those games.  He had 12 points (6 goals, 6 assists) in his first 18 games (0.67 ppg). In the Sporting News salary cap league, he’s a bargain at $0.55M. 

Winger
Andrew Ladd, Chicago
- Ladd has 7 points (2 goals, 5 assists) in his last three games (2.33).  He had just 8 points (3 goals, 5 assists) in his first 22 games (0.36).  He’s also a bargain at $0.50M.

Defenseman
Milan Jurcina, Washington
- Jurcina has 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists) in his last three games.  He had just thee points (1 goal, 2 assist) in his first 25 games (0.12).  He’s never been much of a scorer at this point, so just put him on your radar.  His cap number is $0.50M.

Goalie
Manny Fernandez, Boston
- Tim Thomas is having a great year, but Manny seems to have regained his form, as evidenced by the shutout he recorded last week.  He hasn’t started many games, but he has taken advantage of his opportunities.  On the year he’s 8-1-1 with a 2.10 GAA and a 92.6% save percentage.  He’s a nice value at $2.02M.

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