Top notch waiver wire pick-ups are hard to find this late in the season, but Devan Dubnyk could be that guy. He stopped 32 of 33 on Sunday and remains less than 50% owned in Yahoo! leagues. I picked him up as my third goalie last week after Jimmy Howard was still day to day, but due to quirks in playing time and my preference to start Henrik Lundqvist and Jonas Hiller, he never actually earned me any points. But enough about me and my awesome fantasy team, you should pick Dubnyk up if you need goalie help!
Teemu Selanne – The great Selanne scored his 663rd career goal. Chances are, like me, you’ve had him on your fantasy roster at some point over the years. Let’s take a moment to reflect on his career. Looking at Selanne and Jaromir Jagr, you have to wonder. I thought golf was the only sport where the middle aged could be successful.
Teemu Hartikainen – The other Teemu scored 2 goals, including the game winner. These are his first two goals of the season. I don’t think it’s worth it for me to learn how to pronounce his last name yet.
Jimmy Howard – After being banged up like a washing machine near the humping robot, he stopped 27 of 28 shots. Eh, it’s not like he would have helped me (see the first paragraph), but if we’re trying not to make this about me, he should be reinserted…into your line-ups.
Scott Clemmensen – Back-up Scottie did pretty well for himself, too, stopping 31 of 32 but losing in the shootout. He’s actually been pretty great as #2 goalie for the Panthers recently, but obviously he’s not worth rostering unless you are in the deepest of leagues or have some kind of weird roster league which makes me just want to hate your league.
Stephen Weiss – On the night, he earned 1 assist and a +1. It feels like he’s been playing in the NHL forever, although I guess it’s only been ten years. Why, ten years ago, people didn’t even have YouTube! What a terrible ice age that must have been, says the teenage girl to you, making you feel old. You then go onto YouTube and realize all the music videos you’re watching are older than the girl who just made you feel old. Then you cry.
Tomas Fleischmann – Scored a goal and has been a fairly steady source of points and yeast all year.
Jiri Hudler – 1 goal, +1, 4 shots on goal, and his eyebrows make him look like a Star Trek character.
Dennis Seidenberg – I loathe Defensemen (for fantasy purposes only), and many times consider punting the whole position, but Seidenberg has two goals in his last two games, including 5 shots on goal and a +2. I’m not adding him, but those of you who can stomach Defensemen may want to consider.
Marian Gaborik – Your 2012 goals leaders: Steven Stamkos, Evengi Malkin, Gaborik. Gabby scored the Rangers’ lone goal against Tim Thomas, who stopped New York’s other 33 shots. The Rangers are undoubtably a quality team, but without Gaborik, they’re not #1 in the Conference. Not that this has anything to do with fantasy, as he is rostered and started everywhere.
Evengi Malkin – Speaking of Malkin, he, Sidney Crosby, Pascal Dupuis, Chris Kunitz and Steve Sullivan all tallied 2 points a piece. That’s a high octane team (that still lost).
Claude Giroux – In the bloodbath between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Giroux was the big winner, netting 1 goal and 2 assists for his fantasy owners. Well played, toothless one.
Jakub Voracek – 2 goals, 1 assist, +2, and 7 points in his last four games. I guess that hit from Niklas Kronwall three weeks ago didn’t ruin Voracek’s game (just his ability to remember small details like dates, historical moments and what city he’s in).
Kyle Turris – 2 goals, 2 assists, +1, 8 shots on goal. He has 8 points in his last four games. That’s incredible for someone with 28 points all season.
Milan Michalek – He had 1 goal, 2 assists, and a delicious chocolate filling.
Clayton Stoner – 2 of his season total 5 points have come in the past three games. I’m not sure where this offensive outburst came from, maybe his weed supply ran out.
Patrick Kane – He has become one of the most solid fantasy options available. With two goals Sunday, he now has 23 on the year and 65 points total. Kane is Ability! Wait, I screwed that up.