WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 28: Dennis Wideman #6 of the Washington Capitals advance the puck up the ice against the New York Rangers at Verizon Center on December 28, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
For an 8th round pick in 2002, Dennis Wideman has carved out a nice NHL career for himself. With that being said he's enjoying a stellar season, 27 points in 38 games. With Mike Green returning look for a drop in offensive production from Wideman, and for John Carlson to have a better second half. Don't expect the 58 points Wideman is on pace on.
Kyle has been oft-injured these last two seasons but he's the best offensive option on the Avalanche blueline. Erik Johnson hasn't got a point since December 19 and Stefan Elliot is still in his early stages of development so as long as Quincey can stay healthy the rest of the way he could break his career high point total (38).
5 wins in his last 7 games played, this may be as good as it gets for Craig Anderson. His SV% is under .900 and his GAA over 3.00, it's been a nasty year for Anderson who is signed on to be a Senator till 2014/15. If you have Anderson in the first place, you must be desperate for goaltending. I don't trust him enough to keep him in my rotation, so see if there is a trade to be made.
He's played well recently, 3 wins in the last 3 games albeit against Calgary, Edmonton and Carolina, wins are wins. His value may not been fully displayed until he is dealt to a contender. The Islanders are second last in the East and the veteran certainly isn't part of the future. He's a valuable trading chip if his strong play continues. He is an impending unrestricted free agent, and his salary is minimal.
Buy: P.A. Parenteau - New York Islanders
Flying under the radar for much of his hockey career, he's beat the odds as a 9th round pick and is on pace to break his career best point totals (53) from last season. 32 points in 37 games makes Parenteau an attractive offensive producer that many fantasy GM's don't know much about. He's done it at the junior level and AHL, now it's all coming together in the NHL. Roll the dice on this late bloomer.