Quitters Never Win and Winners Never Quit

Ryan Ma

2011-01-25

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The fourth month of the 2010-11 fantasy season is just about over, so we'll return to the old format and take a look at all of the Western Conference teams and see what could be in store for them moving forward.

 

Anaheim

 

Cam Fowler has a dismal minus-14 rating, but has averaged 22:27 (3:27 on the PP) per contest during the last two weeks. If you can handle the plus/minus hit, he'd be a great fantasy own down the stretch. Teemu Selanne is on fire with his 14th multi-point game of the season. He has 10 multi-point efforts since November 29. Anaheim's home/away splits continue to boggle my mind, as the Ducks allow 2.4 goals at the Honda Center and 3.15 away. If you are a Jonas Hiller owner, it might be a smart idea to bench him and slot in your other goalies when the Ducks are on the road.

 

Calgary

 

The Flames are back on track with three huge wins over some pretty solid teams while outscoring their opponents 14-8 during that span. Much of that success can be attributed to the trio of Jarome Iginla, Alex Tanguay and Brendan Morrison, who have contributed 11 of the 29 total points during that span. I've been whinging on the forum about how Olli Jokinen isn't a fit on that line, and boom they move him off and guess what they start winning again… co-incidence? It's been years since Morrison has had decent linemates, but when I watch that line hit the ice they remind me very much of the good ol' Canuck days of him, Todd Bertuzzi and Markus Naslund. If he manages to keep that roster slot, I wouldn't be surprised to see 30 points out of him in the remaining 32 contests. It's been pretty much a feast or famine month for Miikka Kiprusoff. In his four victories, he sports a 1.44 GAA along with a mind boggling .949 save percentage. In his three losses along with a no decision, he has a 5.96 GAA and .757 SP. Very Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde if you ask me.

 

Chicago

 

Last week I mentioned Dave Bolland in my column, and hopefully you had a chance to take advantage of it. He now has seven points in his last five contests and 11 in the last 15. I wouldn't expect a point-per-game pace, but somewhere around 0.5 and 0.66 is fairly reasonable. Duncan Keith only has four points and 28 SOG in the last 13 contests, now might be a good time to buy-low on last season's Norris Tr