2010 NHL Fantasy 3 Stars: Week 22

Pekka RinneEverything’s bigger in the twenty-second week of NHL Fantasy 3 Stars as the honorable mention and one of the 3 Stars play in the Star State. We also have last year’s 1st overall pick showing he’s still got some juice left and yet another product off the line from the Goalie Factory country known as Finland.

Before we get to the honorable mention and the 3 Stars, we here at Total Pro Sports would like to congratulate the “Finnish Flash” Teemu Selanne on joining the 600 goal club last week. It’s just another great accomplishment for a player who is one of the best European born players to ever play the game and a sure fire Hall of Famer.

This weeks honorable mention goes to (LW)-Brenden Morrow of the Dallas Stars. Last week Morrow scored two goals and had 4 assists for 6 points with two of those points coming while on the power play. He also had 4 penalty minutes, a plus/minus rating of plus-2 and 8 shots on goal. Brenden was a surprise pick for Team Canada but he showed this week just why he was picked as he brings the ever valuable combination of size, grit and scoring.

Lets take a look at the NHL Fantasy 3 Stars for Week 22.

3rd Star – John Tavares (C), New York Islanders

The Super Rookie John Tavares, drafted 1st overall by the New York Islanders, got off to a solid start to the season but faded away during the months of January and February. However, after a big 5 point game against the Canucks last week he showed us that he still has something left in his tank. Last week Tavares scored 3 goals and added 4 assists for 7 points with 3 of those points coming on the power play. He also had a plus/minus rating of plus-3, zero penalty minutes, 9 shots on goal and won 12 faceoffs. John had a solid week last week but don’t let it fool you, even with his big 5 point night, he still only has 9 points in the month of March heading into this week.

2nd Star – Brad Richards (C), Dallas Stars

Brad Richards great comeback season continues as he had at least one point in every game for the Dallas Stars last week. Richards scored 3 goals last week while also putting up 4 assists for 7 points with 4 of those points coming while on the power play. He also had a plus/minus rating of plus-1, zero penalty minutes, 16 shots on goal and won 43 faceoffs. Sitting at 80 points with 10 games left heading into this week look for Brad to flirt with the 90 point mark to finish off the season and don’t hesitate to pick him for next either as he was still able to get 48 points in 56 games in an injury plagued season last year.

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

Pekka Rinne continues his solid play in the month of March after signing a two-year contract extension last month during the Olympics. Last week Rinne collected 4 wins while posting a 1.22 GAA, .958 SAV%, made 115 saves and also had back-to-back shutouts in wins over the Wild and Blue Jackets. Pekka is on pace for his first career 30+ win season this year and has really taken the bull by the horns since taking over as the team’s #1 last season. At 27-years old consider Rinne a decent keeper option for the next 4-5 years as Nashville continues to improve by bringing in more of their young players.

Remember to check back in next week to see who the NHL Fantasy 3 Stars will be for Week 23.

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