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Fantasy Hockey Friday #16 (3/6/15)


Flash Sale = Players that are on strong hot streaks that you will need to add immediately before they are claimed by another team.

Bargain Bin = Similar to the Flash Sale category, except these players will not be as highly demanded. They will be claimed relatively quickly, but are not completely known to all teams.

Line Scorers = Players that are currently very low in ownership percentage and includes less-skilled players who are currently playing on productive lines, and have proved/might prove worthy of adding. As every studious fantasy owner knows, line combinations are everything.


Flash Sale

Andrew Hammond – G, 40% owned (LW: 20%) – Ottawa Senators

Devan Dubnyk who? The ‘Hamburgler’ is on fire for the Sens, and is single-handedly leading them to a potential wild card spot. In seven games, the 27-year old first-year player has earned an outstanding 6-0-1 record, 1.35 GAA and .957 SP. Even with the return of Craig Anderson from IR, the team will likely continue to roll with Hammond for the time being.

Mike Hoffman – C/LW, 25% owned (LW: 16%) – Ottawa Senators

The Senators have been on fire lately, and Hoffman is a big reason why, with three goals and six points in his past five games. This gives him 23 goals and 17 assists on the year, with a plus-24 rating and 124 shots

Anders Lee – C/LW, 50% owned (LW: 48%) – New York Islanders

Anders Lee continues to impress with three goals and four points in his last five games. He now has 22 goals and 35 points this season, in addition to his plus-14 rating and 157 shots. He’s still on the first line with John Tavares.

Chris Stewart – RW, 13% owned (LW: 9%) – Minnesota Wild

Stewart is no longer a Sabre. Now on the Wild’s second line, he will have a much better chance to succeed. He notched an assist in his first game, his 26th point of the season. His linemates are Mikko Koivu and Sean Bergenheim, while his power play linemates are Mikael Granlund and Nino Niederreiter.

Bargain Bin

Mike Cammalleri – C/LW, 47% owned (LW: 41%) – New Jersey Devils

In seven games since February 20th, Cammalleri has scored six goals and nine points, while recording five or more shots three times in that span. He now has 24 goals and 34 points on the year, including 118 shots on net.

Michael Del Zotto – D, 30% owned (LW: 23%) – Philadelphia Flyers

Since February 15th (ten games), the Philly defenseman has scored four goals and eight points, giving him 26 points. He shoots often (98) and racks up hits as well (125).

Mark Scheifele – C, 15% owned – Winnipeg Jets

Schiefele has two goals and five points in his last five games, including three power play points and 13 points. This gives him 10 goals and 36 points. With injuries to key members of the Jets team, Scheifele will continue to see increased opportunities.

Reilly Smith – RW, 18% owned – Boston Bruins

Smith has been a streaky player all season, but he is currently riding an extended hot streak that has lasted eight games. In that time he has accumulated two goals and eight points, including a power play assist.

Line Scorer

Kyle Palmieri – RW, 5% owned

Team: Anaheim Ducks

Line: 1st

Linemates: Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry

Power play unit: 2nd (Sekac, Rakell, Lindholm, Beauchemin)

Andrej Nestrasil – C, 0% owned

Team: Carolina Hurricanes

Line: 1st

Linemates: Eric Staal, Jordan Staal

Power play unit: 1st (E. Staal, Lindholm, Rask, Faulk)

Cam Atkinson – RW, 11% owned

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets

Line: 1st

Linemates: Ryan Johansen, Nick Foligno

Power play unit: 2nd (Dano, Dubinsky, Tyutin, Savard)

Team: Dallas Stars

Line: 1st

Linemates: Jason Spezza, Jamie Benn

Power play unit: 1st (Benn, Spezza, Goligoski, Klingberg)

Tomas Jurco – RW, 1% owned

Team: Detroit Red Wings

Line: 1st

Linemates: Pavel Datsyuk, Tomas Tatar

Power play unit: N/A

Benoit Pouliot – LW, 2% owned

Team: Edmonton Oilers

Line: 1st

Linemates: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Jordan Eberle

Power play unit: 1st (Nugent-Hopkins, Eberle, Purcell, Schultz)

Sean Bergenheim – LW, 1% owned

Team: Minnesota Wild

Line: 1st

Linemates: Mikko Koivu, Chris Stewart

Power play unit: N/A

Michael Raffl – LW, 2% owned

Team: Philadelphia Flyers

Line: 1st

Linemates: Claude Giroux, Wayne Simmonds

Power play unit: N/A

Melker Karlsson – C/LW, 1% owned

Team: San Jose Sharks

Line: 1st

Linemates: Joe Thornton, Joe Pavelski

Power play unit: 2nd (Hertl, Wingels, Irwin, Vlasic)

Alex Killorn – C/LW, 8% owned

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning

Line: 1st

Linemates: Steven Stamkos, Ryan Callahan

Power play unit: 1st (Stamkos, Drouin, Garrison, Filppula)

Zack Kassian – RW, 5% owned

Team: Vancouver Canucks

Line: 1st

Linemates: Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin

Power play unit: 1st (D. Sedin, H. Sedin, Edler, Vrbata)

Line combinations courtesy of DailyFaceoff. Stats courtesy of Yahoo!, Hockeydb, and Hockey-Reference.

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Kevin Sporka is the Senior Media Analyst and Detroit Red Wings beat writer at HOHM. He is also the author of the Fantasy Hockey Fridays, In Retrospect, Milestone Monday, and Legends By the Number segments.
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