Fantasy Friday

The Hot List:

Daniel Alfredsson (forward): Two goals and five assists along with a plus-five over the last week. Alfredsson now has 25 points in 29 games for the Senators and is tied for third on the team in points. Looks like the captains still got it.

Olli Jokinen (forward): Owned in 51 percent of Yahoo fantasy leagues, Jokinen now leads the Flames in points with 29 in 32 games – including two goals and four assists to go along with 12 shots on goal over the past seven days. Jokinen has 13 points in his past 10 games. If he is available in your league, grab him while he’s hot.

Blake Wheeler (forward): Wheeler appears to be on pace to post personal best stats in points and assists this season with the Winnipeg Jets. Wheeler has five points in his last five games. However, Wheeler only has five goals total this year, so don’t expect him to light the lamp often if you pick him up.  

Matt Niskanen (defense): Niskanen tallied one goal and four assists over the last seven days, but the important stat to pay attention to is that he had that goal and three of his assists on the power play. With Penguins defenseman Kris Letang on the shelf thanks to concussions symptoms, Niskanen should get more power play time for the Penguins.

Evgeni Nabokov (goal): His inclusion on this list is mainly due to the lack of options that the Islanders currently have in goal. Supposed starter Rick DiPietro is injured (go figure) and backup Al Montoya is out with a concussion. Nabokov desires to play with a contender and will be a free agent at the end of the season. If he still has the goods, now is the time to showcase and try to force a trade to a contender later in the season. Keep an eye on his performance level while the Islanders are hit with the injury bug between the pipes.






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