Fantasy Hockey Stock Report: Risers and Fallers

by Daniel Dobish on April 9, 2013 @ 17:53:25 PDT

 

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Fallers

Daniel Alfredsson, right wing, Ottawa Senators

Alfredsson looked to be having a resurgence in mid-March, as he has three goals with seven points in a six-game span from March 13 to March 23, including the game-winning goal in a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning March 23.

That game marked his first multi-goal effort of the season, and also the last time he lit the lamp. He is scoreless in six straight games with a minus-4 rating. It looks like Father Time has finally caught up to the 40-year-old Swede.

Mathieu Garon, goaltender, Tampa Bay Lightning

It appears the time was now for Garon, as his fantasy prospects were looking up when goaltender Anders Lindback went down to injury. But the team acquired goaltender Ben Bishop from the Ottawa Senators at the NHL Trade Deadline, and Garon's fantasy value went up in smoke yet again.

In daily fantasy leagues, he still has a little fantasy appeal, but he can be jettisoned in all other formats as long as Bishop remains healthy.

Brenden Morrow, left wing, Pittsburgh Penguins

Morrow has been a gritty forward throughout his career, and fantasy owners picked him up once he was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins, speculating a potential turnaround. That turnaround never came into fruition despite playing on a roster rich in talent.

He gets about 13 to 15 minutes per game, but he has managed just one assist with a minus-2 rating in his six games with the Penguins. Even fantasy owners in the deepest of fantasy leagues are making sure not to include Morrow in their plans.

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About Daniel Dobish

Daniel is a Hot Off the Wire Analyst who joined the KFFL staff in 2010. He is a veteran of the fantasy industry dating back to 1999, with stops at CBSSports.com, The Sports Forecaster, OPENSports.com and RotoExperts.com. His work has also appeared on NFL.com and Yahoo.com. Daniel was named the 2011 Fantasy Golf Writer of the Year, 2011 Fantasy Racing Writer of the Year, and he was nominated for the 2011 Fantasy Hockey Writer of the Year. Daniel lives in North Carolina with his wife and two sons.


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