Fantasy Hockey 2011 - Super Sleepers

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 26: Curtis Sanford #30 of the Columbus Blue Jackets makes a save against the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center on September 26, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Matt Frattin - Toronto Maple Leafs
The Leafs got themselves a steal in the draft when they took Matt Frattin 99th overall in the 2007 draft. He really came onto the scene after a 60 point season in 44 games while playing at the University Of North Dakota, he was also nominated for the Hobey Baker Award. With that being said this kid has a solid skill set that will make him an NHL regular for years and he's got offensive upside. We've seen flashes of brilliance as seen in Tampa Bay recently - he's only getting more comfortable and more reliable of a fantasy option.
Jeff Petry - Edmonton Oilers
Coming out of Michigan State a lot was expected for the Ann Arbor native, but it hasn't materialized just yet. But there is a window of opportunity for him now on the Oilers blue-line. He's averaging over 20 minutes a game and is playing some of that on the Oilers 2nd power play unit. However it looks like Ryan Whitney is ready to return to action so that should somehow effect Petry's time-on-ice. Despite this, he's worth keeping an eye on.
Curtis Sanford - Columbus Blue Jackets
If you're looking for some immediate fanatsy production and have room on your team for a flier then Curtis Sanford is your man. He's played simply outstanding, starting four straight games in a row for the Jackets. A .946 SV% and a 1.33 GAA shouldn't come as such a huge surprise - he's played real good hockey the past two seasons, albeit in the AHL. With all the uncertainty in goal in Columbus, Curtis Sanford could hang onto the starter's job for longer than fans expect.
Kyle Palmieri - Anaheim Ducks
With the Ducks struggling on offence, the club may look to the farm for help via Syracuse Crunch. 12 goals in 12 games for the 20 year old may be exactly what the Ducks doctors ordered, a call-up from the AHL should be in Kyle's near future. One of the better offensive players in the Ducks system it's only a matter of time till he gets his shot. After an impressive 51 point season in his first pro season on the farm last year, he's only getting better. Scoop him up in deep leagues.

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