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NHL Left Wing Fantasy Rankings

NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 04:  Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals skates against the New York Rangers on February 4, 2010 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Capitals defeated the Rangers 6-5.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Fantasy KnuckleheadsCorrespondent IFebruary 26, 2010

You should never be comfortable with your fantasy team; always be looking for ways to improve your squad as you gear up for a long playoff run. As the NHL hits its Olympic break, it is a perfect time to sit back and examine what can come in the final six weeks of action.

Many fantasy leagues break up the wingers and many do not, so here we will break them up and examine each side of the ice. It is hard to pinpoint the side a winger plays on because most players can play on both side and with that are eligible for both sides in a fantasy lineup. With that in mind we will use what NHL.com lists a player as in our rankings.

As we saw in the NHL fantasy rankings for goalies , defensemen , centers and right wingers there were some surprise players who will make a huge fantasy impact down the stretch. That is the same feeling among the best right wingers in the league as time winds down on the NHL and fantasy seasons.

Here are the Olympic Break rankings for left wingers:

  1. Alex Ovechkin, Washington: 42-47-89-+43-28 PP Points 
  2. Dany Heatley, San Jose:  32-34-66-8 GW Goals-14 PP Goals
  3. Alex Semin, Washington: 30-35-65-+25-22 PP Points

  4. Iyla Kovalchuk, New Jersey: 32-31-63-10 PP Goals
  5. Alex Burrows, Vancouver: 26-25-51-+28-86 PIM-4 SHG
  6. Rick Nash, Columbus: 28-29-57-9 PP Goals
  7. Zach Parise, New Jersey: 28-33-61-+24-18 PP Points
  8. Patrick Sharp, Chicago: 19-33-52-+20-18:08 ATOI
  9.  Lou Ericksson, Dallas: 23-31-54-6 PP Goals
  10. Jussi Jokinen, Carolina: 23-26-49-20 PP Points
  11. Daniel Sedin, Vancouver:  16-38-54-+26-7 GW Goals
  12. Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit:  16-32-48-215 SOG
  13. Andrew Brunette, Minnesota:  17-30-47-22 PP Points
  14. James Neal, Dallas:  24-21-45-48 PIM-4 GW Goals
  15. Ray Whitney, Carolina:  19-29-48-17 PP Points
  16. Ryan Malone, Tampa Bay:  21-22-43-57 PIM-7 PP Goals
  17. Mason Raymond, Vancouver:  22-21-43-18 PP Points
  18. Niklas Hagman, Calgary: 21-15-36-4 PP Goals
  19. Milan Michalek, Ottawa:  20-10-30-7 PP Goals
  20. Kristian Huselius, Columbus:  17-30-47-20 PP Points
  21. Alexei Ponikarovsky, Toronto:  19-22-41-4 PP Goals
  22. Ryan Smyth, Colorado:  19-19-38-14 PP Points
  23. Rene Bourque, Calgary:  18-23-41-74 PIM-3 SHG
  24. Ryane Clowe, San Jose:  15-25-40-90 PIM-11 PP Points
  25. Michael Cammalleri, Montreal:  26-22-48-15 PP Points

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