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The Wire Troll: Anders Lee Emerges on Island

February 16, 2015 | by Dakota Case | Comments Comments Off
Anders Lee has emerged as a force for the New York Islanders.
It’s time to give Anders Lee some Fantasy love. (Brad Penner-USA Today Sports)

It’s been another great week of Fantasy hockey with surprise sleepers and studs lurking around every corner. Here at RotoRob.com, we’ve adjusted our teams accordingly and suggest you do, too.

Since the All-Star Break, there has been no hotter team in the National Hockey League than the Minnesota Wild. Having improved from a mediocre 20-20-6 and 46 points to 28-20-7 and 63 points in nine games, it’s clear Fantasy owners should be jumping on the bandwagon with names like Zach Parise, Jason Pominville, Thomas Vanek, Mikko Koivu, Ryan Suter, Devan Dubnyk and others ready to be had at relatively reasonable prices on the trade market. Trust us, they’re worth checking out.

That said, it’s a bunch of New Yorkers making the list this week, and, for some decent scoring players, they can be had for nothing on the waiver wire.

Anders Lee, C/LW, New York Islanders (ESPN: 12.3 per cent; CBS: 44 per cent): For a guy with 18 goals, 28 points and a plus-11 rating in 50 games this season, Lee is widely available in the leagues above, and even more so in a Yahoo format in which he’s owned in just 15 per cent of leagues. In Week 18, he had three goals (see video below), eight points, a plus-6 rating, two penalty minutes, a power play point, a game-winning goal, 15 shots on goal, eight hits and a blocked shot. We suggest you jump on this guy if you’re in need of some scoring.

Kevin Hayes, C/RW, New York Rangers (ESPN: 3.2 per cent; CBS: 13 per cent): Hayes is one of many rookies having a quality debut. Through 51 games, he has 10 goals, 25 points and a plus-7 rating, good enough for eighth-best among NHL greenhorns and three points shy of seventh-leading rookie scorer Lee. The big (6′5″, 225-pound) forward had three goals, six points, a plus-6 rating, two penalty minutes, a shorthanded point, 11 shots on goal, 13 face-offs won, two hits and four blocks last week.

Josh Bailey, LW, New York Islanders (ESPN: 6.2 per cent; CBS: 33 per cent): It boggles our minds just how available some of these players are. In Week 18, Bailey had three goals, five points, a plus-5 rating, four penalty minutes, 10 shots on goal, a hit and two blocked shots. Through 44 games this season, he has 11 goals, 28 points and a plus-11 rating.

Dwight King, LW, Los Angeles Kings (ESPN: 0.5 per cent; CBS: 3 per cent): Are you in a league with 12 or more teams and in need of some secondary scoring options? King might be just the dark horse candidate you’re looking for. As a fourth line role player, he’s been pretty solid this season with 10 goals, 18 points and a minus-2 rating through 54 games played. In addition, he’s currently on a three-game point streak with three goals, five points, a plus-5 rating, 12 shots on goal and nine hits last week.

Carl Hagelin, LW, New York Rangers (ESPN: 5.3 per cent; CBS: 28 per cent): Hagelin is another New York player doing well this season. Through 54 games, the speedy Swede has 12 goals, 24 points and a plus-13 rating. In Week 18, he managed two goals, three points, a plus-4 rating, four penalty minutes, a shorthanded goal, a game-winning goal, 15 shots on goal, a hit and a blocked shot.

STUDS AND DUDS

“Studs and Duds” is our weekly segment on who was hot and who was not in Fantasy hockey in the previous week.

Studs

No. 1. Kari Lehtonen, G, Dallas Stars: Lehtonen hasn’t had the best of seasons, but he sure had a pretty good week with three wins, a 1.66 goals against average, a .957 save percentage and a shutout.

No. 2. Dustin Byfuglien, D/RW, Winnipeg Jets: It was a banner Week 18 for Byfuglien, who had two goals, seven points, a plus-2 rating, six penalty minutes, four power play points, a game-winning goal, 18 shots on goal, eight hits and two blocked shots. When you consider he’s a very versatile player in Fantasy leagues with dual defenseman/forward eligibility, is there anything this guy can’t do (aside from staying away from donuts, that is)?

No. 3. Marian Hossa, RW, Chicago Blackhawks: If you thought “Big Buff” had a great week – don’t worry, he did – but his former Blackhawks teammate, Hossa, beat him in goals with and points with seven biscuits in the basket, eight points, a plus-2 rating, three power play points, a game-winning goal, 13 shots on goal, two hits and a block. Someone should tell the 12-time 25-goal scorer he’s 36, because he sure isn’t playing like it.

Duds

No. 1. Semyon Varlamov, G, Colorado Avalanche: Varlamov did manage a win this week, but nothing else went right as he allowed 11 goals, a 3.81 goals against average and an .869 save percentage.

No. 2. Ryan Miller, G, Vancouver Canucks: Miller also notched a win and allowed one fewer goal than Varlamov, but posted a horrendous goals against average of 4.10 and an .867 save percentage. On Monday, he’s headed for his third showdown with the surging Wild in three weeks. Seeing as he hasn’t fared well in the previous two, we could be looking at either a similar outcome or one of his best games of the season as he looks to put the past behind him.

No. 3. Zdeno Chara, D, Boston Bruins: Chara has had an uncharacteristically poor season, scoring just three goals, 13 points and a minus-3 rating. In Week 18, the hulking rear guard was scoreless with a minus-6 rating, five shots on goal, five hits and three blocked shots.

And that’s it for our coverage this week. How did you do? Tell us in the comment section below.

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The Wire Troll: Anton Forsberg to Get the Call

January 26, 2015 | by RotoRob | Comments (1)
Frolik has responded with two goals and four assists over the last seven games, in the process reaching double-digit goals for the second straight season. He’s a solid two-way player (+8) worthy of your attention while he’s getting extra ice time and is producing.
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Ice Chips: The Geriatric Joy Edition

January 30, 2009 | by Steven Ovadia | Comments (2)
Calgary centre Michael Cammalleri is unstoppable right now. Last weekend was the All-Star Game and while it was great to read that RotoRob actually stepped away from the computer, from a fantasy perspective it was kind of buzzkill. Gaudy offensive numbers that didn’t count for anything. I could barely watch. Coming back to the real world of [...]
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RotoRob Does Montreal

January 25, 2009 | by RotoRob | Comments (5)
Greetings from La Belle Province. As I alluded to a few days back, I was lucky enough to score tickets to the NHL All-Star Game, Skills Competition and NHL Party this weekend. We left for Montreal early Saturday morning, and for those who know me well, getting up at any time that doesn’t have a double-digit [...]
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Ice Chips: All-Star Extravaganza

January 23, 2009 | by Mike Chen | Comments (0)
Derick Brassard headlines a great crop of Blue Jacket rooks, but unfortunately a shoulder injury will keep him out for the rest of the season. While it’s officially past the halfway point of the schedule, the All-Star break is the symbolic tipping point NHL year. Let’s take a look back and a look ahead at what’s [...]
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