The Hot List provides a small sampling of players putting up big numbers over the last week who are flying under the radar in Fantasy Hockey leagues and could be worth a look if you need an extra boost in your stat categories.
The Hot List:
Saku Koivu (forward): Someone on the Anaheim roster needs to score, and evidently it’s Koivu’s turn. Four goals and three assists over the last seven days including a hat trick against Dallas earlier this week. Koivu missed a big chunk of December thanks to injury, but has tallied 11 points in his last five games.
Kyle Turris (forward): The Ottawa Senators have been a big surprise this season, and the addition of Turris raised some eyebrows after he underachieved for several seasons with the Phoenix Coyotes. Since joining the Sens, however, Turris has posted eight points in 11 games – including seven assists. Turris appears to be the number two center the Sens have been coveting.
Adam Henrique (forward): Hard to believe this rookie is still available in 62 percent of Yahoo Fantasy Hockey leagues. Three goals and three assists over the last seven days, including two shorthanded goals and 12 shots on goal. Henrique now has 34 points in 40 games and is making a strong case for rookie of the year.
Marcel Goc (forward): Goc hasn’t done much this season, but he has four points in his last three games – including a power play goal against the Canucks earlier this week. Take his recent success with a grain of salt, however, as Goc had only two points in 17 games in October and November.
Francois Beauchemin (defense): Three assists in the last week, but was a plus-6 and also contributed 18 penalty minutes. If you need defensive depth, or help in the PIM category, Beauchemin might be worth a look.
Jonas Gustavsson (goalie): Four straight wins and two shutouts in the past week. Could “The Monster” finally be showing his true potential?