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Posted - 11/23/2007 :  17:00:50  Show Profile
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Here's a look at some of the players on offense who have been getting the job done this season:

Milan Hejduk (RW, Colorado): Hejduk has had a tough start to the season in battling an injury and now a scoring drought. He definitely has 30 goal potential but if he doesnít start putting together some goals, he is bound to get lost in the mix of the balanced Colorado offense. Hejduk, if not relied on in Colorado, canít be relied as more than a 4th fantasy forward. However, if you have a very good group of forwards it is definitely worth trading for Hejduk as someone you can use only when he is hot. This makes Milan a buy-low star while he is underperforming.

Marco Sturm (LW, Boston): Sturm got a big contract extension from Boston last year and besides Chuck Kobasew, Sturm has been the only real goal scorer on the team this season. He is performing in every category this season with 7G, 5A, plus-6 and 10 PIMís. However, he is still not owned in many leagues. As the Bruins try to revamp their offense, Sturm should get more and more involved. Therefore, despite his ďgood statsĒ, Sturm is still a buy-low candidate based on the lack of attention he is getting in fantasy leagues. Sturm is probably the best winger available on most waiver wires and is worth some attention.

Marc-Andre Fleury (G, Pittsburgh): Fleury has played some pretty horrendous goal for the Penguins this year. In his past 5 games, Fleury has not given up less than three goals. He is racking up some saves, but is not a very trustworthy fantasy goalie. As much as I hate to say it as I was relying on Fleury this year for my fantasy squad, he is at the best a third starter or bench goalie for your fantasy team. However, if Pitt can pull it together and start playing consistently, as a team, Fleury should be able to rebound. He is a buy low candidate but only if you can afford it. You can afford it if you have two starting goalies that have not shown any signs of inconsistency. As most teams donít have that, Fleury should really be ignored right now in most fantasy leagues.

Mike Modano (C, Dallas): The 17 year vet may be the best scorer ever to come out of the United States, but he seems to have declined to a 45-50 point guy. He is solid and produces in all stat categories, but he is by no means a fantasy star. Instead, he is a bench player that can be a great injury substitute for your premier players. Based on his past excellence, people seem to be all or nothing about him. However, people need to realize that just because he is not an all star, does not mean he should be released. Therefore, if people have dropped Modano in your leagues, he becomes a buy-low alternate player candidate. Plus, if he is on your team, it is just another reason to like Mike Modano.

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