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Fantasy Hockey 2011 - Trade Targets

Buy Lubomir Visnovsky - Anaheim Ducks

After leading all NHL defenceman in points (68) last season, Lubo has fallen on hard times in Anaheim along with the rest of his teammates. His offensive tools and vision still make him a dangerous fantasy player. His value will never be lower than it is now and he still has some points to put up even for 35 year old defenceman.

Sell Jay Harrison - Carolina Hurricanes

He's never been known as an offensive defenceman, and that's not changing any time soon. He's taking advantage of a blue line that is searching for an identity. The 20 plus minutes a game have been given to him because no one else has really stepped up. He's got 15 points this season, but don't expect more than 25 at years end.

Buy Chris Stewart - St. Louis Blues

After a breakout season last year, the power forward was poised to build on his 53 point performance, but it didn't start out that way as he and the rest of the Blues got off to a cold start. The Blues are heating up and so is Chris Stewart. He may be a bit harder to pry away, but he's only going to get better.

Sell Steve Downie - Tampa Bay Lightning

Steve Downie is on his usual pace of around 40 points, if you're happy with that then so be it. After putting together a nice playoff run of 14 points in 17 games some thought he could take the next step as an emerging power forward. It hasn't quite materialized, in fact his -17 plus/minus is downright unimpressive.

Buy Jaroslav Halak - St. Louis Blues

Brian Elliot is enjoying a great season, but he is not the long term solution in goal for St. Louis. Jaroslav Halak has all the tools to be a top 10 goalie in the NHL but he hasn't quite put it all together. He's shown glimpses (Canadiens playoff run) in the past but it's the future that Halak could still be saving his best for.