NHL Fantasy Stock Watch—Post-Olympic Impact and Trade Talk

March 3rd, 2010 by Iain Arseneau Leave a reply »
With the Olympics wrapping up, and the trade deadline today, this week’s Stock Watch takes a bit of a different approach. Let’s have a look at whose Olympic performances might carry over into the NHL season, and who might be moving on deadline day.

Noteworthy Olympians

Pavol Demitra , C, VAN—Demitra’s injury problems and ability to produce when healthy are both well-documented. This season has been a particularly disastrous one, and Demitra has posted just four points in 11 games with the ‘Nucks.

That being said, Demitra led the Olympics in scoring with 10 points, and was instrumental to the Slovaks’ inspired run.

He won’t spend any time paired with a triggerman like Marian Hossa in Vancouver, but with the Sedins drawing the opposing team’s best checkers, Demitra could quietly post some numbers down the stretch.

Evgeni Nabokov , G, SJ—Nabokov’s meltdown against Canada in the quarterfinals was surprising to say the least. To be fair, Nabokov’s defense offered no support, and coach Vyacheslav Bykov probably should have yanked him sooner.

Still, just ask Marc-Andre Fleury how much one lo ...

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