Fantasy Hockey 2011 - Super Sleepers

Jason Demers goes on streaks. 3 points in 3 games is no exception. San Jose is a dangerous offensive unit, with Demers averaging nearly 17 minutes a game and playing on the 2nd PP unit, he's worth a look.

The Buffalo Sabres have a lot of injuries on the back end, letting Brayden McNabb get a good look playing big minutes. He hasn't disappointed. An offensive blueliner may not stay up in the NHL all year once healthy Sabres return, but he's definitely worth noting.

Speaking of returning Sabres, Jochen Hecht is healthy again and has been inserted into the number one line in Buffalo in between Thomas Vanek and Jason Pominville. If you are looking for immediate points, look no further.

He's been mentioned before by myself in previous weeks, but Drayson Bowman is someone you should take note of. The Hurricanes don't look like they will be a fixture in a playoff race thus continuing the rebuild in Raleigh. Look for a few veterans to be moved, while Drayson continues to climb the depth chart.

Another team who I think should be relying more on their younger players because this isn't their year are the Calgary Flames. T.J. Brodie is seeing an increase in playing time on the Flames blueline and looks to be part of the future. The kid can put up points too, 34 points in 68 games in his first pro season down on the farm is encouraging.

Thomas Greiss doesn't get to start a lot of hockey games, but he's one of the better backups in the league. Despite a 5-4 record a .922 SV% and 2.22 GAA reveals his true identity. If you're in one of deep leagues with a farm team, stashing Greiss wouldn't be a bad idea.

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