This is part 2 of my 3 part series on fantasy hockey and blind resumes. This article will have a few differences from part one but hopefully it will help you in the long run as you evaluate your fantasy hockey rosters. If you missed Part 1 here it is.
Blind Resume #11
Player A: 29 goals, 38 assists, +34, 30 PIM
Player B: 29 goals, 48 assists, +18, 20 PIM
Player A was drafted, on average, 182nd overall entering last year while player B was drafted around the 52nd spot. Player A is Boston's Tyler Seguin, whose fantasy value has taken a monster jump. Tyler was drafted in about the same spot prior to the 2011 season when he finished with 22 points (rookie season). Seguin will be a top 60 draft pick next year and he will perform like it. Player B is Chicago's Marian Hossa. Hossa is, like Seguin, worth a top 60 pick and will put up similar numbers to Seguin in 2013. Long term Seguin (age 20) has more value but Hossa (age 33) is a for sure 70 plus point guy next year.
Blind Resume #12
Player A: 60 goals, 37 assists, +7, 66 PIM
Player B: 45 goals, 46 assists, +3, 74 PIM
Player A is player B (Steven Stamkos). Player A's stat line is from 2012 and player B's is from 2011. Player A was drafted 3rd overall this past year because of his 2011 numbers. Stamkos is clearly a top 5 player entering 2013. Oh by the way, he's 22 years old. Some other players to score over 130 goals (Stamkos has 179 goals) in their first 4 years are as follows: Ovechkin had 160, Malkin had 143, Crosby had 132 just to name a few.
Blind Resume #13
Player A: 26 goals, 40 assists, -1, 50 PIM
Player B: 22 goals, 30 assists, +20, 51 PIM
Player A is 41 years old. It's Teemu Selanne from the Ducks. Player B is Gabriel Landeskog from Colorado. He's 19 years old. Both players were drafted in your fantasy leagues last year between the 103rd and 108th spots. It was a clear choice of whether or not you wanted the young stud or the wily veteran. I'd say it worked out well for both players in 2012.
Blind Resume #14
Player A: 26 goals, 38 assists, +8, 56 PIM
Player B: 24 goals, 29 assists, +2, 28 PIM
Both players are Dany Heatley. Player A is his 2010 numbers and player B is his 2012 numbers. He switched teams entering last season which may have contributed to his statistical drop off but there's a silver lining. Last year Healtey shot a career low 10.1% far below his career 14.8%. Heatley may drop into the 50's in your fantasy drafts next year but I'm thinking he'll put up top 40 numbers. The Wild had the worst offense in the NHL last year (30th in goals), that should turn around this year (might crack top 25).
Blind Resume #15
Player A: 17 goals, 34 assists, +14, 22 PIM
Player B: 29 goals, 25 assists, -8, 61 PIM
Player C: 10 goals, 31 assists, +20, 36 PIM
All 3 of these players are from the New York Rangers. Player A is Derek Stepan, player B is Ryan Callahan and player C is Michael Del Zotto. All of these guys were drafted after the 18th round last year and all finished in the top 120, according to ESPN. I think the postseason playing time that these 3 got will help them entering 2013. Keep an eye on them, especially Del Zotto who I think will break out next year.
Blind Resume #16
Player A: 36 goals, 33 assists, +1, 6 PIM
Player B: 31 goals, 50 assists, -6, 26 PIM
Both players play on the same team. Player A was drafted about 70th overall and player B was drafted late in the 19th round. The team was in the bottom 3rd in terms of scoring but these two players, player A is 28 years old and player B is 21 years old, are going to have to carry the offensive workload if the team wants to have success in 2013. I'd say their stocks will rise entering next year. Player A has increased his point production each of the past 4 years and player B has increase his production each year of his career. Player A is Matt Moulson and player B is John Tavares, both of which play for the New York Islanders.
Blind Resume #17
Career Numbers Player A: 417 goals, 521 assists, +81, 1242 PIM, 17 years
Career Numbers Player B: 323 goals, 398 assists, +58, 455 PIM, 14 years
Player A is Jason Arnott from St. Louis, he was a late round draft pick (last 2 rounds on average) but still put up 17 goals and 17 assists in 2012. Player B is Petr Sykora from the New Jersey Devils, who went undrafted and put up 21 goals and 23 assists last season.
Note to self: Draft veteran goal scorers that play on average offensive teams (STL 21st in goals scored, NJD 15th in goals scored) in the late rounds of next year's draft. The veterans never seem to shy away from scoring chances.
Blind Resume #18
Player A: Last 10 games of 2012 had 5 goals and 2 assists.
Player B: Last 6 games of 2012 had 4 goals and 2 assists.
Player A is Bryan Little from Winnepeg who went undrafted but finished with 24 goals and 22 assists. Player B, also from Winnepeg, was taken in the middle of the 9th round is Andrew Ladd. He finished the year with 28 goals and 22 assists. The Jets offense was the 12th best last year and I think they will improve next season due to the balance they have (6 players with at least 46 points in 2012).
Blind Resume #19
Team A: Scored 235 goals in 2012. Finished 10th in the East with 84 points.
Team B: Scored 210 goals in 2012. Finished 2nd in the West with 109 points.
Team A is the Tampa Bay Lightning and team B is the St. Louis Blues. I give you this stat just to make one things clear: defense will win you a championship in the NHL. Look at the Devils and Kings. LA only allowed 179 goals all year long while the Devils allowed just 209. The Lightning gave up a league high 281 scores in 2012.
Blind Resume #20
Player A: 86 game winning goals in his 20 year career.
Player B: 60 game winning goals currently in his 11th year.
Player A is my favorite player of all time, Joe Sakic. Sakic played his whole 20 year career with one team is a no doubt hall of famer. Player B is one of the Canuck's top scorers, Daniel Sedin. At this rate Sedin will surpass Sakic in about 4 years. Sakic is currently tied for 18th on the all time list in terms of game winning goals but Sedin will have a long way to go to catch Phil Esposito who owns the record with 118 game winners.
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