Patrik Berglund vs. Nathan Horton

Dec 31, 2008

Florida’s Nathan Horton is owned in 87.8% of ESPN and 69% of Yahoo leagues.  On the season he has 16 points (8 goals, 8 assists) in 28 games (0.57 points per game).  Horton has a -6 rating.  St. Louis’ Patrik Berglund is owned in 25.4% of ESPN and 20% of Yahoo leagues.  On the season he has 25 points (12 goals, 13 assists) in 32 games (0.78 ppg).  He also sports a +13 rating.  If you look at the December numbers, the discrepancy is even greater.

Nathan Horton
8 Games
3 Points
0.38 ppg
2 Goal
1 Assist
-2 rating
2 Power Play Points
2 Games with a Point

Patrik Begrlund
15 Games
13 Points
0.87 ppg
6 Goals
7 Assists
+4 rating
7 Power Play Points
9 Games with a Point

Horton is coming off back-to-back 62 point seasons, but he just isn’t hitting his stride this year.  Meanwhile Berglund is getting stronger as his rookie season is going on.  In ESPN leagues you can’t simply make the switch as Horton is listed at RW.  However, in Yahoo leagues he is listed at C & RW, in which case you might want to make the switch.

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