Fantasy Hockey Friday: The Hot List

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.

Curtin Glencross (forward): Glencross, a forward with the Calgary Flames, is riding a nice point streak with seven points, including five goals, over the last five games. While Glencross’s production isn’t always as steady as Fantasy Hockey owners would like, he now has 40 points in 52 games this season – including 23 goals. Grab him while he’s hot.

Jamie McGinn (forward): Last week we features several Colorado Avalanche players making a big impact as the team continues their playoff pursuit. Add McGinn to that list. Since coming over from San Jose at the trade deadline, McGinn has three goals and one assist in four games with the Avs. This team is making a big push for the playoffs this year. Keep an eye on any available Avalanche players in your league.

Jordan Caron (forward): A former first-round draft pick, Caron hasn’t done much to warrant the attention of Fantasy Hockey owners with only 10 points on the season. But half of those have come in the past week. Caron has three goals and two assists in his last two games with Boston. He’s seeing regular time on the third line and may be worth a look in deep leagues, but it’s highly unlikely that Caron keeps up this pace into the foreseeable future.

Jack Johnson (defense): Everyone felt bad for Johnson when he was traded to Columbus for Jeff Carter, but Johnson sure isn’t feeling sorry for himself. He has two goals and two assists over the past week, but also came in at an impressive plus-six as well. None of his points were on the power play, however, where Columbus ranks 17th in the league overall. If you’re looking for defensive help, Johnson, a former 40+ point scorer, could be your answer.

Steve Mason (goaltender): Steve Mason, backstop of the Columbus Blue Jackets and winner of three straight games, including one shutout and another 40-save-effort against the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday night where he only surrendered two goals against. Be careful though, Mason left the game last night against Los Angeles midway through with an injury, although it wasn’t immediately known how severe the injury is. His backup, Curtis Sanford, could be a good addition as well if Mason’s absence is expected to be prolonged.

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