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Fantasy Hockey 2011 - Trade Targets

Buy Low: Bobby Ryan - Anaheim Ducks
He's had a rough season, 16 points in 29 games was not what we were expecting to see this season. He was even on the Ducks trade block until Bruce Boudreau came in. You can't deny his talent though, he's had 3 consecutive seasons of 30+ goals. He has 10 this season. I think this is a minor bump in what should be a very dynamic offensive fantasy producer for many years to come.

Sell High: Stephen Weiss - Florida Panthers
The 4th overall pick in 2001 is finally enjoying a career year in 2011/12, thanks in part to his linemates Kris Versteeg and Tomas Fleishmann. He's never got over 61 points in a season before, and he's on pace this season for 82. This is a great opporunity to sell high, a great example would be to swap him for the player mentioned above. I'm not sold on Weiss being a 70+ from here on out.

Buy Low: Matt Carle/Kimmo Timonen - Philadelphia Flyers
With Chris Pronger out indefinitely, expect these two defenceman to pick up the slack. Matt Carle has 4 points in 4 games and is going to be averaging about 25 minutes a game with Pronger out. As for Kimmo Timonen, the bad news is he as no goals on the season, the good news? He has 20 assists. Although not playing as many minutes as Carle, he's on the first power play unit and he's racking up the helpers.

Sell High: Olli Jokinen - Calgary Flames
Let me start by saying I've never been a fan of Olli Jokinen. Second of all, you can never trust any of the centerman in Calgary. With that being said, Olli is on a hot streak right now. 7 points in 8 games is nice but you should definitely shop him around and see if you can flip him for a top 2 centerman not named Olli Jokinen.

Buy Low: Jamie McBain - Carolina Hurricanes

He's recieved a boost in ice-time with the arrival of new bench boss Kirk Muller. He's an up-and-coming offensive blueliner and he's been given the keys to the power-play. He's got 5 points in 5 games, and will only continue to rack up the points. A perfect example is if you're a Ryan Suter owner, offer him to the GM that owns Jamie McBain. You'll be happy you did.