NHL Fantasy Briefs: Chicago Blackhawks

Updated: September 7, 2012 at 7:26 pm by Matt Bennett

No-brainers

Players you should be drafting in all standard formats:

  • Patrick Sharp: Back-to-back 30-goal seasons at a weak winger position.  Draft and accept the injury risk.
  • Jonathan Toews: Nearly a point-per-game after returning last season and could come at a discount.
  • Patrick Kane: Three straight years of declining points but hard to believe he can’t top 70 points this year.
  • Marian Hossa: Might be best to leave his injury risk with somebody else.
  • Duncan Keith: That 69-point season is starting to look like an outlier.  Still a reliable D option.

Deep stuff

Players you’ll take as a flier at the end of your draft or in deeper leagues.  Think 12-16 teams with multiple forward and util spots.

  • Corey Crawford: You really want nothing to do with the Hawks’ goaltending situation but if you must, you can hold out hope that Crawford figures it out this season.
  • Nick Leddy: 11 of his 34 assists came on the power play last year and that should only continue to go up.
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