Welcome to Week 21 of Fantasy Hockey Pickups. The Olympics have come and gone and the trading deadline has passed. This is the final week in the regular season for fantasy hockey in head-to-head leagues. This could be your last chance to get into the playoffs or move into a better seed. Here are a few players you may want to consider for that extra boost into the playoffs.
David Booth - LW - (FLA): David Booth had 2G, 4A, 2PPP, 11SOG, 7PIM, and was a +2 last week. Overall he has 4G, 7A, 5PPP, and 67SOG. Booth had missed much of the season due to a concussion and also fell into a little slump when he returned, but looks to be getting back into the swing of things. Booth could be worth a look, especially in deeper leagues to provide some depth in your lineup. He is available in 45% of Yahoo Leagues.
Chris Stewart - RW - (COL): Chris Stewart had 5G, 4A, 2PPP, 2PIM, 15SOG, and was a +4 last week. Overall he has 51PTS, 57PIM, 11PPP, 172SOG, 4GWG, and is a +13. Stewart has surpassed 50 points in just his second year in the NHL. Stewart is a solid player and consistent producer and would be a good addition to any lineup for the playoffs. He is available in 48% of Yahoo Leagues.
Scott Gomez - C - (MON): Scott Gomez had 1G, 4A, 2PIM, 1PPP, 15SOG, and was a +3 last week. Overall he has 11G, 36A, 50PIM, 14PPP, and 146SOG. Gomez can provide some depth to your lineup and could be that extra boost you need in the playoffs. He is available in 54% of Yahoo Leagues.
Chris Kunitz - LW - (PIT): Chris Kunitz had 2G, 3A, 1PPP, 18SOG, and was a +3 last week. Overall he has 10G, 17A, 35PIM, 7PPP, 1SHG, and is a +6. Kunitz seems to finally be 100% healthy and looks to be getting out of his slump. If Kunitz can keep it up, he could have some value, especially playing on a line with Sidney Crosby. He is available in 57% of Yahoo Leagues.
Tomas Holmstrom - RW - (DET): Tomas Holmstrom had 2G, 2A, 8PIM, 3PPP, and 7SOG last week. Overall he has 17G, 11A, 42PIM, 13PPP, and is a +6. Holmstrom seems to have benefited well from the Olympic break to recover from a knee injury. Holmstrom is having a strong second half and is worth a look. he is available in 73% of Yahoo Leagues.
Alex Steen - C - (STL): Alex Steen had 3G, 3A, 2PIM, 13SOG, and was a +5 last week. Overall he has 18G, 16A, 26PIM, 11PPP, 2SHG, 2GWG, 138 SOG, and is a +4. Steen has really turned it up the second half of the season. He currently has 4G and 8PTS in his last 4 games and has been regularly finding himself on the score sheet. He is available in 92% of Yahoo Leagues.
John-Michael Liles - D - (COL): John-Michael Liles had 1G, 1A, 4PIM, 2PPP, 6SOG, and was a +1 last week. Overall he has 5G, 21A, 24PIM, and 18PPP. Liles is a great assist and PP producer. He is available in 57% of Yahoo Leagues.
Kurtis Foster - D - (TB): Kurtis Foster had 3A, 2PIM, 3PPP, and was a +1 last week. Overall he has 7G, 24A, 34PIM, 19PPP, and is a +1. Foster sees a lot of time on the PP and capitalizes on those opportunities by dishing out those assists. He is available in 68% of Yahoo Leagues.
Kris Letang - D - (PIT): Kris Letang had 3A, 4PIM, 9SOG, and was a +4 last week. Overall he has 3G, 22A, 37PIM, 5PPP, 133SOG, and is a +7. Letang takes plenty of SOG and you can count on him to get at least 30PTS this year. He is available in 74% of Yahoo Leagues.
Manny Legace - G - (CAR): Manny Legace had 2W, 0.50GAA, .981SV%, and 1SHO last week. With Cam Ward hurt, Legace looks to be the man in Carolina. He is available in 92% of Yahoo Leagues.
Good Luck with your match-ups this week and hope to see you in the playoffs!