Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Fantasy Hockey Pickups: Week 19

Welcome to Week 19 of Fantasy Hockey Pickups. This is the last week for games in the NHL before the Olympic break. With only 3 weeks left in the regular season, it's down to the wire to secure that playoff spot and prepare for the playoffs. Here are some players you may want to consider to give you that extra boost in your lineup.

Mike Knuble - RW - (WAS): Mike Knuble had 3G, 3A, 19PIM, 2PPP, 1GWG, and was a +7 last week. Overall he has 21G, 18A, 49PIM, 9PPP, 5GWG, and is a +22. Knuble is on fire as of late and playing on the high-powered offensive Capitals team doesn't hurt either. Knuble should surpass his career point high of 55 points this year and is worth a look, especially in deeper leagues. He is available in 26% of Yahoo Leagues.
Jussi Jokinen - LW - (CAR): Jussi Jokinen had 3G, 2A, 2PPP, 1GWG, and 12SOG, and was a +2 last week. Overall he had 20G, 24A, 26PIM, 17PPP, 4GWG, 110SOG, and is a +4. Jokinen is currently riding a 6 game point streak and is one of the hottest players in the league right now. Jokinen is definitely worth a look if available while hot. He is available in 55% of Yahoo Leagues.
Jason Arnott - C - (NSH): Jason Arnott had 1G, 3A, 2PIM, 3PPP, 15SOG, and was a +1 last week. Overall he has 14G, 19A, 24PIM, 11PPP, 2GWG, 163SOG, and is a +7. Arnott had a big week last week and has been a consistent contributor so far this season. He is available in 64% of Yahoo Leagues.
Guillaume Latendresse - LW,RW - (MIN): Guillaume Latendresse had 2G, 1A, 1PPP, 1GWG, 12SOG, and was a +1 last week. Overall he has 16G, 8A, 3PPP, 3GWG, and 85SOG in 33 games since joining the Wild. Latendresse continues to be a producer since joining Minnesota and is a decent option to have on your team. He is available in 71% of Yahoo leagues.
Matt Duchene - C - (COL): Matt Duchene had 1G, 2A, 2PIM, 1PPP, and was a +5 last week. Overall he has 18G, 21A, 10PIM, 14PPP, 1SHG, 1GWG, and 115 SOG. This rookie leads the Avs with 18G and also leads all rookies with 38 points. He is available in 76% of Yahoo Leagues.
Curtis Glencross - LW - (CGY): Curtis Glencross had 3G, 1A, 2PIM, 1PPP, and was a +2 last week. Oveall he has 14G, 14A, 49PIM, 4PPP, 2SHG, 2GWG, 103SOG, and is a +7. Glencross got his first career hat trick last week and has been able to turn it up a notch lately. He is worth some consideration, especially in deeper leagues, as he has the potential to score in every scoring category. He is available in 92% of Yahoo Leagues.
Michal Handzus - C - (LA): Michal Handzus had 3G, 3A, 2PPP, 1GWG, and was a +2 last week. Overall he has 15G, 18A, 34PIM, 7PPP, 2SHP, 6GWG, and is a +5. Handzus has had 2 straight 3 point games, and as had 4G and 4A in the last 5 games. Handzus would be a great pick-up right now while riding on this hot streak. He is available in 93% of Yahoo Leagues.
Jamie Benn - LW - (DAL): Jamie Benn had 3G, 1A, 2PIM, 1PPP, 10SOG, and and was a +3 last week. Overall he has 13G, 14A, 34PIM, 6PPP, 1GWG, and 127SOG so far in his first year in the NHL. Benn seems to be an up and coming player for the Stars and if he can keep it up is worth some consideration. He is available in 95% of Yahoo Leagues.

Joni Pitkanen - D - (CAR): Joni Pitkanen had 1G, 2A, 12PIM, 1PPP, and 10SOG last week. Overall he has 3G, 30A, 64PIM, 15PPP, and 123SOG. Pitakanen, although a +/- risk, does provide a lot of offensive potential on the blue-line. He is available in 45% of Yahoo Leagues.
Mark Giordano - D - (CGY): Mark Giordano had 2G, 2PIM, 2PPP, and 1GWG last week. Overall he has 10G, 15A, 61PIM, 12PPP, 77SOG, and is a +4. Giordano sees alot of time on the PP and that is where most of his points are scored. He is a decent option on defense. He is available in 66% of Yahoo Leagues.
Tom Poti - D - (WAS): Tom Poti had 1G, 3A, 2PIM, 1PPP, and was a +4 last week. Overall he has 3G, 18A, 30PIM, 6PPP, was is a +21. Poti is a good source for +/- points playing for the high powered offense of the Washington Capitals. Poti would be a good fill-in for fone of your injured blue-liners. He is available in 76% of Yahoo Leagues.
Sami Salo - D - (VAN): Sami Salo had 3A, 2PPP, 10SOG, and was a +1 last week. Overall he has 5G, 13A, 10PIM, 8PPP, 1GWG, 82SOG, and is a +16. Salo seems to have turned things around after an early season slump and is a nice option on defense. He is available in 84% of Yahoo Leagues.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere - G - (TOR): J.S. Giguere after being traded from the Ducks, started 2 games for the Leafs last week and had 2W, 0.00GAA, 1.00SV%, and 2SHO. Giguere will now get more than his fair share of starts in Toronto and looks to be quite comfortable between the pipes for the Leafs. He is definitely worth a pickup is availble in your league. He is available in 51% of Yahoo Leagues.

Notable Injuries
Marc-Andre Bergeron -D - (MTL): Lower Body - IR as of 2/5.
Rene Bourque - RW - (CGY): Shoulder - DTD as of 2/6.
Tomas Holmstrom - RW - (DET): Left Leg - DTD as of 2/6.
Niklas Kronwall - D - (DET): Lower Body - DTD as of 2/3.
Cam Ward - G - (CAR): Upper Body - DTD as of 2/5.

Good Luck with your match-ups this week and enjoy the Olympics!

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