Forget Me Not (West 2011)

Ryan Ma




Following the last couple of years, here's a list of some of the Western Conference underachieving veterans from last season. Many of them underachieved or were simply injured, which resulted in lower than normal overall numbers for 2010-11. Most pool providers generally base their draft rankings on the previous year's stats, which could lead many of the following players to be severely undervalued heading into this season. Make sure you make a mental note of these players and don't fall into the trap of undervaluing them like some of your competitors might on draft day.


Ryan Getzlaf – Center – Anaheim

Getz still managed to have a fairly decent season finishing with 76 points despite suiting up for just 67 contests, which would have pro-rated to 93 points (fifth overall in league scoring), over a full 82-game season. He'll undoubtedly be selected within the first two rounds of all fantasy drafts, but would you have the kahunas to select him after the big three of Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, or Steven Stamkos?



Matt Beleskey – Left Wing – Anaheim

Beleskey spent roughly half of his time in the minors and the other half in the Bigs. Obviously his fantasy value will largely depend on the career status of Teemu Selanne. If the Finnish flash decides to call it quits, then Beleskey could be first in line to receive top-six minutes alongside Corey Perry, Bobby Ryan or Getzlaf. In 35 contests with Anaheim last campaign, he spent 45.12, 29.58, and 21.24 percent of his overall ice-time alongside Perry, Ryan and Getzlaf respectively, which will be a huge positive if things go his way if he gets a crack at the top-six.



David Moss – Right Wing – Calgary

Moss was on a pretty decent season tallying 17 goals in 58 contests, prior to having his season abruptly ended with a sudden ankle injury back in March. Olli Jokinen, along with Curtis Glencross and Moss actually formed a pretty decent second-line for the Flames. He has the skill set to consistently become a 20-goal scorer, but his band-aid boyness seems to always become a burden. If he can ever manage to shake the injury bug, a 20-goal, 50-point season probably isn't out of the question.



Daymond Langkow – Center – Calgary

Langkow appeared in only four contests last season due to a broken vertebra. In the past, he has developed plenty of positive chemistry playing alongside Iginla, and if he can manage to get onto a line with him and Ta