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Post – All Star Break Potential break outs

Napoleon, pass the Tatars

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These two players are not overtly flashy but for deeper leagues that are not a bad bet to help you close out the regular season as they tend to really elevate after the all-star game. The real beauty about this is that it’s two names that by and large people will shrug their shoulders and say “who him?”. Yes. Him, him who was a top 20 player over the last half of the season.

1.) Tomas Tatar – 11% owned. Last year he had the 17thmost goals in the league with 14 goals (3 of them power play goals) and 9 assists over the last half of the season.

Two years ago he finished up the 2nd half with 7 goals and 10 assists for 17 points.

2017 – 2018 Season thus far – Tomas is on the third line with Frans Nielson and Darren Helm right now. He has 1 goal; 1 assist, 2PIM, 1 power play point and 8 shots on goal over his last 4 games. Frans is leading the team in 31 faceoffs won and Darren is coming back after his lower body injury and should spark a nice energy input into the line. Tomas is sitting on point on the second power play unit and should continue to create a few opportunities there to boost his PPP.

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2.) Kyle Palmieri – 42% owned. Last year he was 12th with 15 goals and 10 assists over the last half of the season.

Two years ago he finished the 2nd half with 10 goals and 12 assists over the final 32 games of the season.

2017-2018 Season thus far - for reference sake he has 9 goals and 9 assists through the first 30 games, if he is able to hold on average of the last few seasons he should close out with some more points and a better plus/minus. Currenlty he’s sitting on the third line with Miles Wood and Pavel Zacha, which is also the top PP unit . These three have combined for 8goals including 4 power play points over the last 30 days. Miles has the most shots on goal and 3 goals over the last two weeks, Pavel is 2nd in faceoffs won and Kyle is putting up respectable numbers across the board. His last two weeks – 1 goal, 1 assists, 6PIM, 11 Shots on Goal, 4 Faceoffs Won, 7 hits and 7 blocked shots. That’s not a bad line across the way. Add to this their power play which should get some traction and add some more points there.