Fantasy Hockey: Who’s Hot

Fantasy Hockey Who’s Hot: Jamie Benn and Joe Pavelski on Fire

Jamie Benn has been instumental since his return. 

As we are down to the final 10 games or so in the regular season and the playoff picture slowly begins to be sorted out, keep your eye on these players as they try to help their teams secure their respective playoff positions.  Heed this fantasy hockey advice, as these players should continue their great play (barring any injuries) for the remainder of the season.

Jamie Benn (DAL):
Since March 12th Benn has been on a tear for Dallas accumulating 7 points in 4 games. Dallas currently sits in 9th in the West, so look for Benn to continue his hot streak.  Benn has been playing on a line with Mike Ribeiro and Brandon Morrow which has been great for the youngster.  However, Loui Eriksson is due to return soon and the lines may be juggled.

Shane Doan (PHX):
Had his 7 game point streak snapped against Chicago, but remains hot for the Coyotes down the stretch.  Doan has also racked up 2G and 5A in his last 4 games, carrying Phoenix on his back.  With Ilya Bryzgalof playing some of his best hockey of the year, the Coyotes are poised to do some damage down the stretch.

Joe Pavelski (SJ):
Pavelski is by far the hottest player in the NHL and fantasy hockey right now.  The Sharks have ridden Pavelski and Patrick Marleau to a 3 game winning streak and 3rd in the Western Conference.  With Pavelski’s 12 pts in his last 5 games and Antti Niemi rounding in playoff form, look for the other Big Joe to remain hot.

P.K. Subban (MTL):
Subban may not be the most liked player in the league right now after taking a retaliatory slash from Vinny Lecavalier, his play has Montreal fans salivating of late.  Subban has put up 5 pts in his last 2 games, including a hat trick against Minnesota.

Pekka Rinne (NSH):
Nashville currently sites in the 7th spot in the Western Conference and this is in large part due to the play of Pekka Rinne.  Boasting 27 wins and a .930 save percentage on the year, Rinne has proven to be one premier fantasy hockey goalies in league and has won 4 of his last 5 starts.


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