Continuing with the next set of recap columns from the pre-season, this week I'll carry my 9-0-1 record from last week and review my Undervalued and Underappreciated column from back in September.
Corey Perry – RW– Anaheim Ducks
What a difference 12 months makes for fantasy poolies. A year ago, Perry would have been considered a sure-fire lock as a first round pick, but heading into 2010-11, he's largely been considered a "has-been" with poolies as shown with his near 40th average draft position. If you look at his numbers, he's averaged 0.88 points, 1.43 PIMs, 0.28 PPP, and 3.27 SOG per contest during the last three seasons. If he can stay relatively healthy for a full 82-game campaign, you could receive a very owner-friendly end of season stat line of 72 points, 117 PIMS, 23 PPP, and 268 SOG, which would certainly be great value if you managed to snag Perry with a late-30's/early 40's pick. I know that I've mentioned holding off on drafting RW last week, but I think you can make an exception for Perry if he's just dangling right in front of you.
Well, Perry finished 2010-11 with the Rocket Richard trophy in his pocket by tallying a league-high 50 goals into the opposition's net. On top of that he notched a career-high 98 points and demonstrated that he really did own a next gear to his offensive game. If you managed to snag him with a late-30's/early 40's pick, where he typically went in most Yahoo! leagues, you probably ended up snagging a massive bargain. Not a bad investment for someone who finished ranked number two in Yahoo! rankings at the end of the season. Maaasquito Bite: HIT
Paul Stastny – C – Colorado Avalanche
During the summer I've had a few opportunities to discuss Statsny's status for this upcoming season. You can read more about it here and here. To sum it up, basically he's got top five scoring potential in him. Every tim