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Posted - 11/01/2008 :  11:02:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The "waiver wire" is the logical place for fantasy players to look when trying to improve their team. Early in the season you will see some fantasy players adding unknowns to their roster or dropping proven "names" who are off to a bad start. It's wise to check the "waiver wire" of your league as often as possible to acquire players. It is definately the place in fantasy hockey where "one man's junk is another man's treasure".

Keep an eye on "who's hot" and "who's not" and check your league's "waiver wire" to pick up quality players that are available.

Last time we looked at some goalies worth picking up from the waiver wire. This time we'll look at some defensemen and forwards that you might want check for on "the wire".

DEFENSEMEN

- Keith Ballard, Florida. Jay Bouwmeester is not producing offensively for the Panthers and until Bryan McCabe returns from injury Ballard is the #1 PP defenseman. He has 2 goals and 7 assists and is a +1 in his first 9 games.

- Christian Ehrhoff, San Jose. He may have been neglected in your league draft but has 2 goals and 7 assists and is a healthy +7 in his first 11 games.

- Niclas Wallin, Carolina. Hurricane defenseman has 5 assists and is a whopping +9 after 9 games.

- Dan Girardi, New York Rangers. Has 2 goals and 6 assists in 13 games and is a +1.

FORWARDS

- Jeff Carter, Philadelphia, C. Carter may been overlooked in your league simply because of the number of talented NHL centers available. Grab him now, if he's available. It's hard not to notice his great start- 8 goals and 3 assists after 10 games.

- Patrick Sharp, Chicago, C. Sharp has been contributing a lot of offense for the young, talented Hawks. The evidence is his 6 goals and 6 assists in the first nine games.

- Bryan Little, Atlanta, C. Little has 5 goals and 3 assists after 10 games. Centering Ilya Kovalchuk will certainly help his production.

- Mike Modano, Dallas, C. He's 38 now but his offensive skills don't seem to be on the decline. Modano has 4 goals and 6 assists in 10 games and is a +3.

- Sergei Fedorov, Washington, C. Fedorov is another 38-year-old who is putting up good numbers. He has 3 goals and 5 assists in 9 games and is an impressive +7. Fedorov is very attractive as a waiver wire pickup because it's possible that he could eventually be classed as a forward/defenseman in Yahoo leagues.

- Martin Havlat, Chicago, RW. The often-injured Havlat has 3 goals and 6 assists and is a +4 after 9 games. Havlat was probably passed over by many fantasy hockey leaguers because of his injury history. His numbers this year are impressive. Worth picking up if you think he can stay healthy.

- Milan Lucic, Boston, LW. Lucic, 20, is currently playing on the Bruins top line with Marc Savard and Phil Kessel and has 4 goals and 4 assists after 11 games. He's a +2 and has 18 penalty minutes. Worth a look.

- J.P Dumont, Nashville, RW. Dumont has 2 goals and 11 assists after 10 games.

- Mason Raymond, Vancouver, RW. Raymond has 7 points in his last 7 games and is +1 for the season.

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