This week’s edition of Crashing the Net is focused on the trade deadline and the impact it left on teams around the League. On Monday we did a great deal of writing, putting together a piece on essentially every big trade of the day. Now, after a few days passed, we can analyze the settling scenarios with a good view of the stretch drive or essentially regurgitate my hard work. If you missed last week’s edition of Crashing the net, we focused on Jiri Hudler, Patrik Berglund and Devin Setoguchi, amongst others.
LW – Alex Tanguay, Calgary Flames
Tanguay has been playing with Jarome Iginla all season, which by itself lends fantasy value to the marginal player. However, only recently has he taken flight with an impressive six-game point streak. Over that span, Tanguay registered three goals and 10 points and now has 16 points over his last 12 games. If for some crazy reason he is still available in your league, snatch him now. The Flames have been on a tear recently with this 31-year-old flanking their success.
LW – Dustin Penner, Los Angeles Kings
RW – Niclas Bergfors, Florida Panthers
Similarly, check out our analysis on Bergfors here. He too starts on the Cats’ top line, with David Booth and Stephen Weiss.
D – Grant Clitsome, Columbus Blue Jackets
Since getting re-called back on January 11th, Clitsome has reinvigorated his team as they are 11-6-3 with him in the lineup. Over those same 20 games, he also registered three goals to go along with 14 points, which would put him at a 57 point pace over an entire season. While he definitely will not post those numbers, he could keep up a good pace since he plays in all situations. If you need a defenseman, try out Clitsome.
C – Jason Arnott, Washington Capitals
Arnott goes from the third line in New Jersey to the second line in Washington, with much more talented linemates (sorry Vladimir Zharkov). See trade analysis here.
G – Dan Ellis, Anaheim Ducks
Until Jonas Hiller gets back between the pipes, you can expect Ellis to keep a firm hold on the position. See trade analysis here.
Others to Monitor
D – Chris Campoli, Chicago Blackhawks
We like Campoli’s past work offensively and his trust to work in all situations in Chicago. See trade analysis here.
LW – Zach Parise, New Jersey Devils
Parise recently started skating again, do you have an open IR spot? He admittedly does not know if he can return before the end of the regular season or even what shape he will be in but would you take a gamble on a sure-fire first rounder who will produce when you need it most? Probably as good of a bet as you can get.
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