Beyond Ovechkin: Stockpiling Capitals a Fantasy Bonanza

March 16th, 2010 by John Canario Leave a reply »
Consider the Vancouver Canucks, San Jose Sharks, and Chicago Blackhawks rank second, third, and fourth respectively among NHL teams with 225, 218, and 217 goals scored this season. Each of these teams have several offensive fantasy studs—Joe Thornton , Dany Heatley , Patrick Marleau , and Dan Boyle in San Jose, Patrick Kane , Jonathan Toews , Marian Hossa , and Duncan Keith in Chicago, and Daniel and Henrik Sedin in Vancouver.

The Washington Capitals rank first in the NHL with 266 goals scored, 41 more than the Canucks, and 108 more than the 30th ranked Boston Bruins!

Generally speaking, you can’t go wrong picking any player from a scoring line on the Washington Capitals, because they are bound to contribute offensively.

While points are the obvious indicator of a fantasy stud, plus-minus can be a more subtle tell of where the value lies. Let’s take a look at the points and plus-minus totals of the Capitals’ top 10 fantasy-relevant skaters, all of whom should be considered on draft day next season.


1. Alexander Ovechkin , LW—96 Pts, +41

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