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Fantasy Six Pack: The Trade Deadline Part 2

by on 02/27/2012

Welcome to this week’s edition of Fantasy Six Pack. In Week 20 we’ll take a look at likely traded players that could benefit your fantasy team down the stretch. We hope you find these articles useful and gain a competitive advantage over your opponents. Feel free to discuss omissions and critique our selections in the comments section. We love discussion here at PuckPuckGoose.com.

Cody Hodgson, Center/Right Wing, Buffalo Sabres

I imagine he slots into the top line between Vanek and Pominville pushing Roy to a second line role and allow Ennis to shift back to the win. Luke Adam found a lot of success early in the season playing with Vanek and Pominville, so it’s not far fetched to think Hodgson could catch fire with them. Vancouver fans and media have been clamoring about Hodgson’s ice time, we’re about to find out if they were right and he produces more with more ice time.

Jamie McGinn, Left Wing, Colorado Avalanche

McGinn goes from playing third line minutes in San Jose to playing third maybe even fourth line minutes in Colorado if Mueller is healthy. This value increase will depend on how healthy Mueller stays and how often Mueller gets into the lineup.

Andrei Kostitsyn, Left/Right Wing, Nashville Predators

Andrei join his brother in Sergei, if Nashville can do half of what they did with Sergei they’ve got an absolute offensive steal on their hands. Andrei will slot into a top 6 role, liking pushing Wilson, Bourque or Hornqvist out.

Johnny Oduya, Defense, Chicago Blackhawks

A depth defender who can move up in the lineup if Leddy struggles. Doesn’t produce offensively on a regular basis but that could change playing with the offensively power Blackhawks.

Ben Bishop, Goaltender, Ottawa Senators

Anderson cut himself in the kitchen and Lehner is currently in net, it doesn’t mean the Senators will solely rely on him. Currently in Binghamton, he could very well get a call up if Lehner struggles.

Zack Kassian, Right Wing, Vancouver Canucks

Where will he play? He could end up playing with the Sedins at even-strength to give the top line more grit and a toughness they don’t have right now. He could also play with Kesler or end up playing on the third line. It’s worth keeping an eye on where he plays. He’ll be in the Canucks lineup tomorrow vs Phoenix.

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