Trade Deadline Aftermath (West 2012)

Ryan Ma

2012-03-06

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If ice-time and SOG are any indicators of fantasy success, this week's column will be a good compliment in terms of identifying a few trends moving forward. We'll examine several advancers and decliners out West, to help you get through that mid-season lull.

 

Beneficiaries

Valtteri Filppula – C/LW – Detroit – 64% Yahoo! owned

At 64 percent Yahoo! owned, it's probably a bit late to snag Filppula off the waiver wire, but it's certainly worth a gander to see if he's still available. Since Pavel Datsyuk's knee surgery, Filp is seeing top unit PP time and is averaging 3:30 and 19:06 overall, as well 2.5 SOG per contest for Detroit. Datsyuk is targeting a March 13th return to the lineup, which would give Filppula three more games of quality production time before the superstar returns.

 

Kyle Brodziak – C – Minnesota – 7% Yahoo! owned

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Brodziak being a beneficiary due to Mikko Koivu's arm injury, it appears that we're back in the same situation once again.

 

With Koivu in lineup

Without Koivu in lineup

GP

47

17

Overall TOI

18:17

21:18

PP TOI

1:37

2:00

Plus/Minus

-14

Even

SOG/game

2.15

2.06

Points/game

0.45

0.59

 

With Koivu sidelined for at least two more weeks, if not longer, look for Brodziak to continue to line up on the top line alongside Dany Heatley and Nick Johnson.

 

Martin Hanzal – C – Phoenix – 13% Yahoo! owned

A couple of weeks ago I also mentioned Hanzal in the same column as Brodziak. During the last two weeks he's averaging close to 20 mins per game and nearly four minutes on the PP. He's also accumulated six points along with 14 SOG during the last six contests. The Yotes will be battling for playoff positioning in the