Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins, Staggering In Fantasy NHL Week 15

Brandon Galvin@bgny3Featured ColumnistJanuary 13, 2011

Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins, Staggering In Fantasy NHL Week 15

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    PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 01:  Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals and Sidney Crosby #81 of the Pittsburgh Penguins are seen during the 2011 NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic at Heinz Field on January 1, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Washington wo
    Jamie Squire/Getty Images

    The usually surging Pittsburgh Penguins are starting to cool down now that “Sid The Kid” is suffering from a mild concussion.

    When will Sidney Crosby come back to save the day?

    Which players are cooling down with the weather?

    Note:  Stats are taken from January 3 to January 10

Tomas Vokoun, Florida Panthers Goalie

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    SUNRISE, FL - DECEMBER 31: Goaltender Tomas Vokoun #29 of the Florida Panthers stops a third period shot by the Montreal Canadiens on December 31, 2010 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. The Canadiens defeated he Panthers 3-2 in overtime. (Ph
    Joel Auerbach/Getty Images

    Vokoun’s rough stretch has continued into the 15th week of the season. Vokoun has an awful .857 save percentage with a 4.91 goal against average. To make things worse, Vokoun has failed to record a victory.

Five More Cold Goalies

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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 10:  Goalie Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings defends the goal against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on January 10, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. Howard started the game and gave up four first period goes before being
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    1. Jimmy Howard, Detroit Red Wings

    2. Craig Anderson, Colorado Avalanche

    3. Mikka Kiprusoff, Calgary Flames

    4. Jaroslav Halak, St. Louis Blues

    5. Marc-Andre Fleury, Pittsburgh Penguins

Previous Cold Goalies

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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 10:  Goalie Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings warms up prior to facing the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on January 10, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Red Wings 5-4.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Get
    Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

    Week 2: Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils

    Week 3: Roberto Luongo, Vancouver Canucks

    Week 4: Craig Anderson, Colorado Avalanche

    Week 5: Marc-Andre Fleury, Pittsburgh Penguins

    Week 6: Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils

    Week 7: Jaroslav Halak, St. Louis Blues

    Week 8: Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers

    Week 9: Ilya Bryzgalov, Phoenix Coyotes

    Week 10: Craig Anderson, Colorado Avalanche

    Week 11: Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils

    Week 12: Jaroslav Halak, St. Louis Blues

    Week 13: Roberto Luongo, Vancouver Canucks

    Week 14: Jimmy Howard, Detroit Red Wings

Erik Johnson, St. Louis Blues Defenseman

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    ST LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 09: Erik Johnson #6 of the St. Louis Blues skates against the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Scottrade Center on December 9, 2010 in St Louis, Missouri. The Blues defeated The Blue Jackets 4-1.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
    Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

    Johnson has hurt his fantasy owners more than he has helped them over the past seven days. He only took four shots on goal and failed to score. He also failed to give out an assist. He was minus-3 for the week, hurting owners.

Five More Cold Defensemen

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    GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 29:  Drew Doughty #8 of the Los Angeles Kings  during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on December 29, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona.  The Coyotes defeated the Kings 6-3.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty
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    1. Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings

    2. Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks

    3. Dan Boyle, San Jose Sharks

    4. Dion Phaneuf, Toronto Maple Leafs

    5. Sergei Gonchar, Ottawa Senators

Previous Cold Defenseman

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    CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 30: Duncan Keith #2 of the Chicago Blackhawks looks to pass against the San Jose Sharks at the United Center on December 30, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The Sharks defeated the Blackhawks 5-3. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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    Week 2: Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks

    Week 3: Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings

    Week 4: Dion Phaneuf, Toronto Maple Leafs

    Week 5: Erik Johnson, St. Louis Blues

    Week 6: Shea Weber, Nashville Predators

    Week 7: Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks

    Week 8: Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings

    Week 9: Chris Pronger, Philadelphia Flyers

    Week 10: Dan Boyle, San Jose Sharks

    Week 11: Mike Green, Washington Capitals

    Week 12: Chris Pronger, Philadelphia Flyers

    Week 13: Dion Phaneuf, Toronto Maple Leafs

    Week 14: Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks

Patrick Marleau, San Jose Sharks Left Wing

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    CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 30: Patrick Marleau #12 of the San Jose Sharks controls the puck against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on December 30, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The Sharks defeated the Blackhawks 5-3. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty
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    Marleau is having another dreadful week. He did not score or tally an assist. He took eight shots on goal but finished the week minus-3.

Five More Cold Left Wings

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    DALLAS, TX - DECEMBER 16:  Right wing Dany Heatley #15 of the San Jose Sharks on December 16, 2010 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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    1. Dany Heatley, San Jose Sharks

    2. Michael Cammalleri, Toronto Maple Leafs

    3. Dustin Penner, Edmonton Oilers

    4. Simon Gagne, Tampa Bay Lightning

    5. Scott Hartnell, Philadelphia Flyers

Previous Cold Left Wings

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    SUNRISE, FL - JANUARY 11: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals warms up prior to the NHL game against the Florida Panthers at the BankAtlantic Center on January 11, 2011 in Sunrise, Florida. The Panthers defeated the Capitals 4-3 in overtime. (Phot
    Joel Auerbach/Getty Images

    Week 2: Zach Parise, New Jersey Devils

    Week 3: Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals

    Week 4: Ilya Kovalchuk, New Jersey Devils

    Week 5: Zach Parise, New Jersey Devils

    Week 6: Ilya Kovalchuk, New Jersey Devils

    Week 7: Alexandre Burrows, Vancouver Canucks

    Week 8: Dany Heatley, San Jose Sharks

    Week 9: Rick Nash, Columbus Blue Jackets

    Week 10: Bobby Ryan, Anaheim Ducks

    Week 11: Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals

    Week 12: Dustin Penner, Edmonton Oilers

    Week 13: Thomas Vanek, Buffalo Sabres

    Week 14: Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals

Alexander Semin, Washington Capitals Right Wing

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    WASHINGTON - JANUARY 08:  Alexander Semin #28 of the Washington Capitals warms up before the game against the Florida Panthers at the Verizon Center on January 8, 2011 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
    Greg Fiume/Getty Images

    Semin recently suffered a lower body injury and is not traveling with the team. Although he remains day-to-day with the injury, he should be removed from all fantasy lineups and owners should wait for further information.

Five More Cold Right Wings

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    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 05: Marian Gaborik #10 of the New York Rangers skates against the Carolina Hurricanes at Madison Square Garden on January 5, 2011 in New York City. The Rangers defeated the Hurricanes 2-1 in overtime.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty
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    1. Marian Gaborik, New York Rangers

    2. Jarome Iginla, Calgary Flames

    3. Corey Perry, Anaheim Ducks

    4. Daniel Alfredsson, Ottawa Senators

    5. Johan Franzen, Detroit Red Wings

Previous Cold Right Wings

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    NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 29: Marion Gaborik #10 of the New York Rangers takes a shot during a game against the New Jersey Devils on December 29, 2010 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The Rangers won 3-1.  (Photo by Lou Capozzola/Getty Images)
    Lou Capozzola/Getty Images

    Week 2: Jarome Iginla, Calgary Flames

    Week 3: Marian Gaborik, New York Rangers

    Week 4: Marian Hossa, Chicago Blackhawks

    Week 5: Martin St. Louis, Tampa Bay Lightning

    Week 6: Jarome Iginla, Calgary Flames

    Week 7: Patric Hornqvist, Nashville Predators

    Week 8: Ilya Kovalchuk, New Jersey Devils

    Week 9: Marian Gaborik, New York Rangers

    Week 10: Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks

    Week 11: Alexander Semin, Washington Capitals

    Week 12: Marian Hossa, Chicago Blackhawks

    Week 13: Ilya Kovalchuk, New Jersey Devils

    Week 14: Marian Gaborik, New York Rangers

Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins Center

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    PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 01:  Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals and Sidney Crosby #81 of the Pittsburgh Penguins are seen during the 2011 NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic at Heinz Field on January 1, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Washington wo
    Jamie Squire/Getty Images

    Crosby is currently suffering from a mild concussion. All owners should have him out of their fantasy lineups until he regains form.

Five More Cold Centers

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    NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 09:  Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning waits for a faceoff during an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on January 9, 2011 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)
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    1. Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning

    2. Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals

    3. Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins

    4. Joe Thornton, San Jose Sharks

    5. Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks

Previous Cold Centers

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    UNIONDALE, NY - DECEMBER 16:  Ryan Getzlaf #15 of the Anaheim Ducks skates against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum on December 16, 2010 in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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    Week 2: Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals

    Week 3: Joe Thornton, San Jose Sharks

    Week 4: Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins

    Week 5: John Tavares, New York Islanders

    Week 6: Vincent Lecavalier, Tampa Bay Lightning

    Week 7: Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit Red Wings

    Week 8: Henrik Sedin, Vancouver Canucks

    Week 9: Jason Spezza, Ottawa Senators

    Week 10: Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning

    Week 11: Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals

    Week 12: Vincent Lecavalier, Tampa Bay Lightning

    Week 13: Eric Staal, Carolina Hurricanes

    Week 14: Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks

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