Walking The Wire: February 11

Rooting out the guys that are likely still available in your league. My baseline for these players is 40% owned or under.

Alex Steen – St Louis Blues

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File Photo: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images

1 G, 9 A, 2 PIM, 5 PPP, 45 SOG

If there is anyone that’s profiting from the Vladimir Tarasenko rush as much as Tarasenko, it’s Steen. He’s right up there around a point a game, and if you believe that Tarasenko will continue to produce, Steen is going to rack up the points by association. He hasn’t been the big point grabber in the past, but with a winger on such a hot streak…

Andy Greene – New Jersey Devils

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File Photo: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

2 G, 6 A, +5, 12 PIM, 5 PPP, 15 SOG

He’s already surpassed his goal total from 56 games last season. He’s halfway to his goal total of two seasons ago. But he’s got 1 PPG and 4 PPAs. He also already has a SHG. Greene’s responsibilities on a Devils team that has to band together to pick up the slack from losing their C from last year have increased. And so far, he’s been up to the challenge.

Saku Koivu – Anaheim Ducks

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File Photo: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

4 G, 9 A, +11, 4 PIM, 10 SOG

Are you kidding me? Koivu only has a 32% own rate? A guy that plays on a line between Corey Perry and Bobby Ryan is going to be an assist machine, even if only by accident. But add to that the fact that Saku has a high skill level himself, and that means he’s a no-brainer.

And for my goalie this time, I’m stretching the 40% owned number all the way up to 56%…

Viktor Fasth- Anaheim Ducks

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File Photo: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

5-0-0, .932 SV%, 1.72 GAA, 1 SO

This Swede has come in and wrestled the starting job in Anaheim away from Jonas Hiller, thanks to a lower-body injury. Well, looking at those numbers he’s put up so far, the Ducks have to be happy with his play.

There it is, players. Hope all your skaters are putting up points, and your goalies aren’t giving them up.

Jeremy Osborne
NHL Contributor
Dynasty Sports Empire


About This Empire Soldier: Carlos is the NHL Rankings and Content Editor for Dynasty Sports Empire. He has been a hockey fan for as long as he can remember, and has been writing about hockey for over five years. He is the owner / writer / editor for SpeakingoftheDevils.com and has also contributed work for various other hockey websites. He has been playing fantasy sports since the days when you had to pull stats from USA Today the morning after games were played.

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