November 4, 2008

Fantasy Frenzy: To Market To Market...

No fancy theme or intro this week, let's just get after it bullet point style:
  • The Sharks look to be for real this season. On the off chance that everyone else in your league is asleep at the wheel, go see if you can pick up Christian Ehrhoff or even Marc-Edouard Vlasic. There will also be no better time to buy low on Joe Thornton.
  • When you talk about buy low candidates, you can't get much lower than Marty Turco these days. If you have enough depth to pick up Turco on the cheap and stash him on your bench until he works out his troubles you should do it. Turco may not do much for you in the short term, but he could pay off big time in the second half of the fantasy season.
  • Speaking of buy low candidates, it might not be a bad move to see what it would take to acquire the services of Jonathan Toews, Johan Franzen, and/or Joe Corvo.
  • The flip side of the buy low coin are the sell high candidates. A couple guys you might want to consider shopping are: Zach Parise, Shea Weber, Paul Kariya, Ryan Miller.
Fantasy 3 Stars of the Week:
  1. Teemu Selanne - Teemu and the Ducks offense sprung to life last week as Anaheim began their ascent up the Western Conference standings. Selanne was on fire ringing up six goals and three assists, with seven of those points coming with the man advantage. Teemu also contributed six PIM and a game-winner last week. Only his -1 rating was a disappointment for Selanne owners.
  2. Ryan Getzlaf - Right behind Selanne was Ryan Getzlaf who actually ended the week with more points (10 on a pair of goals and eight assists) to go with a +4 rating, four PIM, and four points on the power play. So much for Getzlaf being a nice buy low candidate.
  3. Tim Thomas - It was really tempting to go ahead and give Corey Perry the third star here, but I decided to deny the Ducks the clean sweep and go with Thomas instead. All he did last week was win three of his four starts and put up a pair of shutouts along the way. Not a bad week for one of the most underrated performers in the NHL.
That is all for this week. Be sure to check back in next Tuesday when I'll be taking a look at how this year's crop of rookies are performing.

Chris Yarbrough is the GFH Fantasy Guru for the 2008-09 season. You can read more from Chris on his own blogs, Taking One for the Team and The Flower Shop.

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