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1. Artem Anisimov is currently sitting at five-percent owned on Yahoo! while playing the past few weeks with Marian Gaborik and Derek Stepan. The Russian Rifle has thirteen points in his last fourteen games and has fourteen shots in his past three games. While playing with Gaborik and Stepan, he has been a left winger which begs the question as to when he will gain left-wing eligibility on fantasy hockey sites. The Rangers rotated forwards on the top powerplay last game while shifting Gaborik to the second unit to spread the offense. Anisimov was one of those forwards on the top unit.
2. Buy low candidate of the week: Jeff Carter. He has a career 10.7 shooting % but this year he is running at 5.4%. So you basically double his goals total. Also interesting to note, is that his linemate Rick Nash's percentages are also operating well below careers totals (7.7% vs career 12.9%). So look for Carter's assist totals to go up when Nash starts finding the back of the net. Shooting %'s almost always balance out so look for these guys to start shooting at a much higher rate and ride the hot streak while it lasts.
6. The revolving door of potential linemates for the Ducks duo, Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry continues to spin. The Ducks have tried Matt Beleskey, who has three points this season, Niklas Hagman, who was waived by the Flames, as well as the usual Bobby Ryan. However, none of them seem to be sticking under new coach, Bruce Boudreau. If I were a fantasy hockey manager, I would keep a close tab on who is lining up next to these two as he would have tremendous offensive upside playing alongside the reigning MVP and the balding playmaker, Ryan Getzlaf.