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Lester's Blue Line Specials Volume 12

Ryan Lester@LestersLegendsSenior Writer IDecember 30, 2009

WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 28:  Eric Staal #12 of the Carolina Hurricanes celebrates with teammates after scoring in the first period against the  Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center on December 28, 2009 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
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Need some help with your fantasy hockey team? You’ve come to the right place. Try these hot players on for size.

Kim Johnsson, D, Minnesota Wild
Johnsson had three goals last week to go along with a +3 plus/minus rating, two power play points, and eight shots on goal. He has nine points (four goals, five assists) in 32 games this year, but five in his last seven games. Kim is owned in one percent of Yahoo! and 1.8 percent of ESPN leagues.

Brandon Sutter, C, Carolina Hurricanes
Sutter had three goals last week with a +1 rating, two power play points, 16 shots on goal, and two face-offs won. He has 16 points (10 goals, six assists) in 30 games this year, and is riding a four-game point streak. Brandon is owned in one percent of Yahoo! and 0.8 percent of ESPN leagues.

Jussi Jokinen, LW, Carolina Hurricanes
Jokinen also played well for the Hurricanes last week scoring five points (three goals, two assists) with a +5 rating, 11 shots on goal, and 15 face-offs won. He has 25 points (11 goals, 14 assists) in 38 games this year. Jussi is owned in seven percent of Yahoo! and four percent of ESPN leagues.

Mason Raymond, LW, Vancouver Canucks
Mason had four points (three goals, one assist), a +2 rating, two power play points, six shots on goal, and a face-off won last week. On the year he has 29 points (17 goals, 12 assists) in 40 games. Mason is owned in 44 percent of Yahoo! and 31.6 percent of ESPN leagues.

Matt Cullen, C, Carolina Hurricanes
Cullen had four assists, a +5 rating, 13 shots on goal, and 40 face-offs won last week. On the year he has 22 points (eight goals, 14 assists). Cullen is owned in four percent of Yahoo! and 1.7 percent of ESPN leagues.

Martin Hanzal, C, Phoenix Carolina
Hanzal had four points (two goals, two assists) last week with a +3 rating, seven shots on goal, and 39 face-offs won. He has 19 points (five goals, 14 assists) in 40 games and is riding a five-game point streak. Martin is owned in two percent of Yahoo! and 1.4 percent of ESPN leagues.

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Michael Leighton, G, Philadelphia Flyers
Michael was 3-0 last week with a 1.95 goals against average, and a .941 save percentage. He stopped 96 of 102 shots he faced. On the year he’s 4-4-0 with a 3.45 goals against average and a .883 save percentage. Leighton is owned in five percent of Yahoo! and 1.3 percent of ESPN leagues.

Mike Smith, G, Tampa Bay Lighting
Mike was 2-1 last week with a 2.68 goals against average and a .915 save percentage. He stopped 86 of the 94 shots he faced. On the year he’s 8-10-5 with a 3.02 goals against average and a .902 save percentage. Smith is owned in 29 percent of Yahoo! and 5.9 percent of ESPN leagues.

Jaroslav Halak, G, Montreal Canadiens
Jaroslav was 2-1 last week with a 2.00 goals against average and a .951 save percentage. He stopped 117 of the 123 shots he faced. On the year he’s 10-6-0 with a 2.56 goals against averaged, and a .924 save percentage. Halak is owned in 39 percent of Yahoo! and 23.6 percent of ESPN leagues.

Originally published at LestersLegends.com .

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