Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Fulfilling your fantasy, Part 4

By KiPA

What's a near three-week absence between installments? Nothing, if you ask me. Anyway. Back to the list of fantasy-worthy players on each team.

Philadelphia

Pretty much everyone. Let's just move on.

Phoenix

Pretty much no one. Let's just move on.

Philadelphia, for real

Must-own: Jeff Carter, Chris Pronger, Mike Richards, Claude Giroux
Should own: Danny Briere, Scott Hartnell (especially in leagues with PIMs), whatever goalie they churn out these days (Sergei Bobrovsky, Brian Boucher, Michael Leighton)
Could own: James van Riemsdyk, Ville Leino, Kimmo Timonen, Matt Carle, Daniel Carcillo

Comments: The Flyers are loaded.

Phoenix, for real

Must-own: Ilya Bryzgalov
Should own: None
Could own: Shane Doan, Eric Belanger, Keith Yandle, Lee Stempniak, Ray Whitney, Ed Jovanovski

Comments: Yandle is the only skater I'd rush to add on this team. Yandle and Whitney lead the team in scoring and they're ranked 93rd and 94th in the NHL. Wojtek Wolski should've been good, Jovanovski's probably a reach at this point, so would be Adrian Aucoin. It's basically Bryzgalov and Yandle or bust.

Pittsburgh

Must-own: Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Marc-Andre Fleury
Should own: Kris Letang
Could own: Alex Goligoski, Chris Kunitz

Comments: If you need hits, feel free to grab Brooks Orpik or Matt Cooke, the latter of which occasionally provides some offense. Deryk Engelland has become the team's go-to fighter.

San Jose

Must-own: Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau, Dany Heatley, Dan Boyle
Should own: Joe Pavelski, probably Logan Couture at this point, and maybe their goalies (Antero Niittymaki, Antti Niemi)
Could own: Ryane Clowe, Douglas Murray (hits, blocks); Marc-Edouard Vlasic

Comments: I'm not sure I'd trust the Sharks' goalies right now, but they have to be good enough, don't they?

St. Louis

Must-own: Jaroslav Halak
Should own: Um...probably no one
Could own: Just about the rest of the team. David Backes, Andy McDonald, Alexander Steen, David Perron, T.J. Oshie, Patrik Berglund, Erik Johnson, Erik Brewer (hits and blocks), Alex Pietrangelo

Comments: The Blues don't have a potent offense, though maybe they should. All these kids have nice potential but none of them have taken the next step towards stardom. Own Blues forwards (I didn't mention Brad Boyes) at your own risk. Johnson's taken a step back as well. Perron and Oshie are hurt by the way.

We'll do the last four teams hopefully before the new year. At the rate I'm going, it'll be Groundhog Day. Of 2012.

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