This is the twelfth edition of weekly roundup. In this article we take a look at the last seven days of hockey in the NHL. The article will focus on players who have been putting up solid numbers and are likely still available in fantasy pools. We also look at the stars of the game who aren’t getting on the score sheet for their team.
Putting up Points
Lee Stempniak – Owned in 46% of Yahoo leagues
ATTA BOY LEE! Unsung Hero of this Devils team. https://t.co/fEQBwWYAVp
— NJDevils 233 Crazies (@233Crazies) January 24, 2016
Stempniak has been on fire lately, recording six points in his last five games. That puts Stempniak at 36 points in 49 games this season, second in scoring for the Devils. Stempniak is playing on a line with Mike Cammalleri and Adam Henrique, two fellow high scoring Devils. He is also spending time on the power play. Stempniak has been fairly consistent all season long and should be owned in far more than just 46 per cent of leagues. If he is available in your league pick him up and play him with confidence.
Mika Zibanejad – Owned in 21% of Yahoo leagues
— Mikey (@nhlmatthews34) January 10, 2016
Zibanejad has been having a solid season this year. In his last five games he has six points, putting him on pace for 51 points by the end of the year. This would be a slight increase from his 46 points last season. Zibanejad is centering the first line for the Senators, playing between Bobby Ryan and Mike Hoffman, who are second and third in scoring for the Sens. He is also playing on the first power play unit. The Senators have struggled this year, however given the players he is playing around, Zibanejad looks to be on his way to a career high for season totals.
David Pastrnak – Owned in 23% of Yahoo leagues
The 25th overall pick from the 2014 entry draft has spent time on the IR this season, but looks to be healthy and playing well. He has four points in his last three games for the Bruins and nine points in 17 games this season. Despite being demoted last week to the fourth line after seven giveaways in the Bruins loss on Thursday, Pastrnak has shown solid production. There are probably better players available, but Pastrnak is worth keeping an eye on, especially if he continues the production he has shown lately.
Galchenyuk and the Habs continue to struggle without star goaltender Carey Price. The Habs have lost seven of their last 10, and Galchenyuk has only one point over those 10 games. Despite the teams struggles of late, Galchenyuk is still on pace to finish the season with 45 points, only one less than his totals last year. Fantasy owners were surely hoping for more from the young star, however Montreal has had trouble finding the back of the net all season long and Galchenyuk and other players point totals are suffering as a result.
Arguably one of the best players in the game right now, Seguin has not looked like his normal self over the course of January. Seguin has only three points in 11 games this month. Despite his drop off in production, Seguin is still third in the league for points, behind only Patrick Kane and teammate Jamie Benn. Despite having Benn and Seguin so high in league scoring, the Stars have only won three of 11 games in January. Seguin will certainly finish the season with high totals, likely top five in the league, however his lack of production of late is something worth noting.
Tarasenko has been pretty quiet for the Blues, scoring only two goals over his last 10 games. He has five points over that span, which isn’t horrible, but with 46 points in 50 games this year, Tarasenko should be scoring at a point per game pace, which he hasn’t been doing of late. What’s even more amazing is despite his recent lack of goal scoring, Tarasenko is still on pace for an astounding 42 goal and 75 point season. Regardless of his recent struggle, Tarasenko is a star player and has a bright future in the NHL.
Tune in next week when we go over the past seven days of fantasy hockey.
I am a recent Carleton Journalism graduate with experience working as a sports reporter for The Charlatan, Carleton’s campus newspaper and as an editor for Journalists for Human Rights.