NHL Fantasy Hockey: Three Players Poised for a Bounce-Back Season

Todd CordellCorrespondent IAugust 3, 2010

Though there were many options to choose from, in no particular order I have selected these three players as the most likely players to bounce back from their recent season.


Ales Hemsky - EDM

Ales Hemsky had a season to forget last year. Though he put up 22 points in 22 games, he considered it a terrible season just on the fact that he missed 60 games due to injury. Now that Ales Hemsky is healthy, he and the Oilers are poised to bounce back from the terrible season they had last year. With a much improved roster, there is no reason he can't put up a ton of points.

Prediction: 74-84


Thomas Vanek - BUF

Though Thomas Vanek was healthy for most of the season last year, he failed to put up Thomas Vanek-type points. With pretty much the same roster as last season, the Sabres are going to lean heavily on Vanek, like they have in the past. He will once again be there go-to guy; whether he can be that guy once again remains to be seen, but with Tim Connolly or Derek Roy beside him, he should be just fine.

Prediction: 68-78


Devin Setoguchi - SJ

Last but not least, we have Devin Setoguchi. Two years ago, Setoguchi showed the hockey world what kind of player he can be by tallying an impressive 65 points in 81 games. All the fantasy owners realized this and drafted him high last season, only to see a very poor year (for his standards) only putting up 36 points in 70 games.

When you are playing with Joe Thornton or Joe Pavelski at almost all times, you are bound to bounce back from any type of season.

Prediction: 65-75


This concludes my article on three players poised for a bounce back season, enjoy (and please comment).


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