Ebb and Flow (West 2012)

Ryan Ma

2012-03-13

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If ice-time and SOG are any indicators of fantasy success, this week's column will be a good accompaniment in identifying a few trends moving forward. We'll examine several advancers and decliners out West to help you get through that mid-season lull. Remember we're now in the portion of the season where it's win and move on or lose and go home. So when it comes down to making a tough decision, think of the "here and now" implications rather than the "what could possibly happen" two-three weeks down the road.

 

Advancers

Alex Tanguay – LW – Calgary – 51% Yahoo! owned

At 51 percent Yahoo! owned, it's probably a bit late to snag Tanguay off the waiver wire, but it's certainly worth a gander to see if he's still available. Tanguay has posted 11 points along with nine SOG all while averaging 2:49 on the PP during the last two weeks. He had a very similar run last campaign when he posted 21 points in the final 18 contests, so it's certainly conceivable to expect him to repeat that once again, especially with the Flames smack in the middle of a battle to make the post-season.

 

Curtis Glencross – LW – Calgary – 31% Yahoo! owned

If Tanguay isn't available, then the backup plan should be Glencross. Over the past two weeks, he's posted a line of six goals, two assists, two PPP, a plus three rating, 15 PIMs along with 15 SOG. Another interesting stat to take note of is his offensive production at home. He's posted 23 points in 25 home games (0.92 points-per-game). With eight of the final 13 contests at the Saddledome, look for Glencross to have a spike in production down the stretch.

 

Jamie McGinn – LW – Colorado – 7% Yahoo! owned

McGinn was included in part of the trade package between the Avs and the Sharks on deadline day. Since the change of address, McGinn has slotted in alongside Paul Stastny and David Jones, while posting seven points along with 22 SOG in seven contests. The lack of PP TOI (52 seconds per contests), is a bit worrying, but he should have plenty of opportunity to put up some points this week, with three games in five nights starting on Wednesday night.

 

Andrei/Sergei Kostitsyn – RW/LW –Nashville – both 13% Yahoo! owned

I don't know what it is about the Kostitsyn brothers that make them tick, but whatever it is, it seems to be working. Andrei, the younger of the two brothers has recorded six points along with 13 SOG, while the elder brother has also posted six points and 11 SOG since they have been reunited at the trade deadline. While it's a bit early to