Sell Alexander Ovechkin? Week 10 Fantasy Hockey Stock Watch

December 3rd, 2009 by John Canario Leave a reply »
Buy Jimmy Howard, check. Hold Dion Phaneuf, check. And, and...sell Alexander Ovechkin? Sell Alex Ovechkin?!? Yep, now is the time.



Jimmy Howard , G, DET  

Look out Chris Osgood owners. The numbers tell the tale. Since Nov. 5 Jimmy Howard has six victories for the Wings. How many does Osgood have? Zip. If Howard can mimic Ty Conklin ’s 2008-09 performance and steal the regular-season starting job from Osgood, the addition of Howard could very well be the most important acquisition you make this year. Starting goaltenders are at a premium in most pools, and with Howard currently owned in just 22 percent of leagues, don’t take your time with this one.

David Backes , RW, STL 

Both Iain and I have questioned Backes’s early struggles in the Stock Watch in recent weeks, but the RW seems to be coming around rapidly, accumulating six points during a current four-game point-streak. Last season, Backes started out cold as well with just three goals in his first 21 games before finishing with 28 over his final 61 contests. Backes is as streaky as they come. He’s become available in a number of pools in rec ...

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