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NHL Fantasy 3 Stars: Week 9

by: AnthonyP On  Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Pekka RinneTotal Pro Sports – After a couple weeks of well known players making the list this week sees two lesser knowns popping up.

This week’s honorable mention goes to Patrik Berglund of the St.Louis Blues. Berglund put up 6 points (3 goals & 3 assists) while 4 of those points came on the power play. So far Patrik is enjoying a solid rookie campaign with 18 points in 21 games. If you’re in a keeper league you’ll want to keep your eye on him or pick him up if he’s available.

Lets take a look at the NHL Fantasy 3 Stars for Week 9.

3rd Star – Jonathan Toews (C), Chicago Blackhawks

After a very slow start Jonathan Toews has started to play like everyone thought he would at the beginning of the season. Toews recorded 6 points (4 goals & 2 assists) with 3 of those points coming while on the power play and also had 13 shots on goal. If you’re in a not so deep league you might still be able to pick him up without losing an arm and a leg in a trade, but he is a rising star so it’d be worth it in the long run if you’re in a keeper league.

2nd Star – Brad Boyes (RW), St.Louis Blues

Brad Boyes was one of my top sleeper picks heading into the season and so far he’s making me look smart with 27 points in 26 games. Boyes had 7 points (2 goals & 5 assists) last week, 4 of those points came on the power play. Because he plays on the not so great St.Louis Blues team Brad usually gets overlooked and would be worth trading for if you need some help with the RW position on your team.

1st Star – Pekka Rinne (G), Nashville Predators

In what turned out to be a fluke Pekka Rinne started all 3 games for the Nashville Predators and made the best of it. Rinne won all 3 games while posting a 0.67 GAA, .976 SAV% and 2 shutouts. As mentioned Pekka only got 3 starts in a row via fluke because of an injury to Dan Ellis in practice. However, if you’re in a deep league and not satisfied with your goaltending it wouldn’t hurt to pick him up until Ellis returns.

Remember to check back in next week to see who the NHL Fantasy 3 Stars will be for Week 10.




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