Fantasy Hockey 2011 - Pick Ups of the Week

Brendan Morrison - Calgary Flames

The Flames have been severely lacking talent down the middle. They've been plugging that hole with depth players such as Brendan Morrison. We thought he was going to fade away into veteran obscurity but a 43 point season came out of nowhere last season. I think he's up to something similar this season. 7 points in his last 3 games, take notice.

Tomas Kaberle - Montreal Canadiens

The trade to Montreal was a blessing for Tomas, he's out of Carolina where he was just awful. He gets a fresh start north of the border, somewhere where he has enjoyed success in the past. If his first game with the Habs is any indication (2 assists) he should have a steady flow of points here on out.

Jiri Hudler - Detroit Red Wings

Has Jiri Hudler finally arrived? After a 57 point output in 2008/09 with the Wings it looked like he broke out. But then he played in Russia the next season, came back to Detroit in 2010/11 and disappointed. He's found chemistry this season with Henrik Zetterberg and Valtteri Filppula. 6 points in his last 3 games.


Jannik Hansen - Vancouver Canucks

For a 9th round pick drafted out of Denmark, it's fair to say Jannik Hansen has exceeded all expectations. He's on pace to set new career highs in all offensive categories. He's been put in situations to succeed, either paired up with the Sedin's or now in David Booth's spot on the second line with Ryan Kesler and Chris Higgins. 6 points in 6 games, not bad at all.

Jared Spurgeon - Minnesota Wild

The Minnesota Wild are enjoying a fantastic start to the season, their main offensive threat on the blueline? It's been Jared Spurgeon. He's got 10 points in his last 15 games, averages nearly 21 minutes per game and quarterbacks the first power-play unit. He's only owned in 11.9% of ESPN leagues. Even when Marek Zidlicky returns, Jared will still be a useful fantasy player.

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