Trevor Daley vs. Anton Stralman

Rick Roos

2015-04-15

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Keeper leaguers! Which late-blooming rearguard is the better fantasy own: Trevor Daley or Anton Stralman?

It's back to defensemen this week, with a battle between Trevor Daley and Anton Stralman. Both quite unexpectedly set career highs in points in 2014-15, so the question is whether we should expect more of the same going forward, or are either or both at risk of crashing back down to earth in 2015-16. Time to find out – Cage Match starts now!

 

Career Path and Contract Status/Cap Implications

Daley was a second round draft pick back in 2002; and hopes were high when he ended up playing in 27 games for the Stars in 2003-04 at age 20. But things didn't work out well, as he posted just 32 points in his first 182 NHL games.

Starting in the 2007-08 season, Daley embarked upon an astonishingly consistent run of seven straight campaigns where he posted 22 to 27 points (including a 24 point pace in lockout-shortened 2012-13). So you can imagine the surprise of poolies to have seen Daley post 38 points this season, and in just 68 games (46 point full season pace) to boot!

UPCOMING GAMES

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HOT PLAYERS

  Players Team GP G A P
EVGENI MALKIN PIT 5 4 7 11
ADAM FOX NYR 4 1 6 7
JAKUB VORACEK PHI 6 0 10 10
NATHAN MACKINNON COL 5 2 6 8
MIKA ZIBANEJAD NYR 29 25 19 44
NIKITA KUCHEROV T.B 24 16 20 36
KEVIN FIALA MIN 11 9 7 16
KYLE CONNOR WPG 7 8 2 10
EVANDER KANE S.J 7 5 5 10
RYAN NUGENT-HOPKINS EDM 17 8 16 24

LINE COMBOS

  Frequency BUF Players
30.4% JACK EICHEL SAM REINHART JEFF SKINNER
24.2% ZEMGUS GIRGENSONS JOHAN LARSSON KYLE OKPOSO
20.1% CURTIS LAZAR WAYNE SIMMONDS JIMMY VESEY

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