Sorry I missed last week's article. I'm taking a vacation and doing a bit of backpacking in Europe and couldn't scramble to get an article together. Hopefully you are still alive this week so that I can make it up to you.
Depending on your league settings you could be heading down a few different paths. Among them: those who are gunning for a money spot in Roto leagues, or those in the playoffs for H2H leagues. If you are in a tight league where every little stat matters, making the smart adds/drops could definitely determine whether you are the league champion or just another one of the nine to 13 disappointed losers in your fantasy pool. .
Tomas Holmstrom – The 37-year old Swede is definitely one of the hottest players to pick up for the final stretch run as he has 18 points and 38 SOG in 18 contests since the Olympic break. The Red Wings play on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday which are the shallowly scheduled days of this week, so Holmer would make a great addition to your fantasy squad as a third-RW this week.
Michael Grabner – Grabner has five points and 13 SOG in the last four contests for the Nucks. Vancouver pretty much has the third spot in the Western conference locked up, so they might give the Sedin twins a few games rest prior to their post-season run, which might open up a few opportunities for Grabner to gain some added responsibilities for the final three contests. If you aren't too concerned about FW, definitely consider Grabner.
Alex Steen – The Steen machine continues to roll as he also has five points in the last four contests in which he has also amassed 18 SOG during that span. Steen is also only three points off of Andy McDonald for the team-scoring title, which would definitely help off-season RFA negotiations in the summer. The Blues play four times this week, twice on the weak Wednesday and Friday night schedules which should definitely help those who are looking to get in a few extra games this week.
Pavol Demitra – In a similar situation as Grabner mentioned above, Demitra has also seen a spike in production last week with four assists in three contests. You won't get a lot of SOG with Demitra, but if you are looking for a few points here and there, the 16-year NHL vet might just provide t