Top Young, Widely Available D-Men

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Top Young, Widely Available D-Men
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From the injury-strewn landscape of this compact, post-lockout season, a few fresh faces are emerging as healthy alternatives to help out your fantasy squad. And no young lad is attracting more positive attention for his recent output than Roman Josi of the Nashville Predators. After a sluggish warm-up period to his sophomore season, the 22-year-old Swiss native has really blossomed of late alongside regular blue-line partner Shea Weber. If Predators fans have been waiting for a proper coming-out party, Josi's eruption for four points, including the game-wining overtime goal against the Dallas Stars, was it. The Preds are hoping Monday's performance is more rule than exception, reports Josh Cooper of The Tennessean. Coach Barry Trotz is gauging the glass as half-full in that respect.

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