Fantasy Hockey 2011: The Good, the Bad and the Streaky

This highlights some players who are playing hot and who are not playing well within the past seven days.

HAWT

David Krejci, Bruins (3 G, 5 A, +4, 2 PIM, 2 PPP, 10 SOG this past week) - He is currently running on a 9 game point streak and has contributed 5 goals and 9 assists during that time. Most of the team has been hot during that time so it's not surprising what Krejci has done so far in his young career. He is a playmaker first and foremost so it's rather surprising how many goals he has contributed lately. It's a bonus to see the goals but the assists he's contributed are most definitely not a fluke so those who've invested him earlier this season will have to give themselves a high five for getting him.

More players after the jump...

Jaroslav Halak, Blues (2 Wins, 1.50 GAA, .941 Save%, 1 Shutout) - As my fellow hockey writer Stephen Kaczmar already pointed out, look who finally showed up! It's still a goalie controversy but this might be finally the time that owners have been waiting for from the young yet talented goaltender. He's not going to be a #1 goalie on your team but he is more that sufficient to serve as a #2 with plenty of bright spot the rest of the way.

NAWT

Nicklas Lidstrom, Red Wings (0 G, 0 A, +/- 0, 0 PIM, 0 PPP, 1 SOG this past week) Wow, that is bad. Even in the past month, he's only contributed 2 goals and 1 assist. His last point was in December 27th! I was even afraid of his age perhaps catching up to him during the preseason and he proved me wrong in the first couple of months of the season but he has really been lagging. You're not going to dump him but considering his age and how that might play a part in his prolonged slump, I wouldn't be so hesitant to bench him for a while until he finds his touch again...or perhaps retire.

Marc-Andre Fleury, Penguins (0 Wins, 3.08 GAA, .873 Save%) - He has been the loser in 4 of the last 5 games he's played and it hasn't been pretty each time he's been out there. Granted, the team's brightest players are injured right now so the team has been doing what it can but no one is the goalie except for him when out on the ice. He's bound to get better once players get healthier (report came out today that Crosby will start skating with teammates and James Neal will play even though he's got a broken foot) so just ride this out until things settle down in Pittsburgh.

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