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NHL Fantasy Forecast - Week 6

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Week 6 is beginning, and you've got some more moves available to you. Who do you pick that is gonna help you in the long run? Let's take a little rundown of some suitable players, base on their last week's performance!

[C] Jay McClement, earning this mention by topping the league in faceoffs won with 49. He isn't going to get you many (if any) points though, with 3 goals and 3 assists on the season. Unless you are continually getting killed in the dot, I would use him as a last resort, as the Blues are struggling to find offence.

[C] Paul Stastny, the young star racked up 5 assists playing on Colorado's topline. If you have been sleeping on the Avalanche's reputation from last year, pick him up immediately. He is a plus 8 on the season, and will get you your fill of helpers.

[C] Henrik Sedin, having the only shorthanded point of centers, has been quietly holding his own without brother Daniel. If you are not already giving him primary playing time, consider benching someone else!

[C] Matthew Lombardi, picking up his production lately; has 4 assists, 3 of which are on the man advantage. Keep an eye on him, as he is capable of steady points.

[C] Derek Roy, on a 3 game point streak, has 3 goals and 1 assist. 3 of those came on the powerplay. He has been strong in faceoffs too, a possible under-the-radar pickup.

[C] Anze Kopitar, if there is anyone who should never be benched right now, it's him. 3 goals and 3 assists, with a very appealing plus 4 to throw in! Continue to roll him.

[LW] Alex Tanguay, after a very slow start, has looked to finally turn it on. 5 points (2 goals) and a plus 5 rating means it may be time to open a utility spot for him.

[LW] Ryan Smyth, also carrying a 5 point (2 goal) tally, has a plus 4 rating. This veteran has been Kopitar's (left) hand man, so keep him active!

[LW] Nigel Dawes, 4 assists on the week. A very sleepy choice for some secondary goal feeding, if you are in need.

[LW] Zach Parise, accumulated 3 powerplay points. Keep him in rotation as his numbers will continue to grow, especially with Patrik Elias returning.

[LW/RW] Tomas Fleischmann, 3 goals and an assist, showing that Ovechkin can take his injury time and the Caps will still score. A plus 4 rating also makes him an option.

[LW/RW] Loui Eriksson, also 3 goals an assist, is going to have a stellar year if he continues to play alongside Brad Richards.

[RW] Mike Knuble, doing what he came to the Caps to do, scoring 5 points (2 goals) and possessing a plus 5 rating, he is probably the top pickup choice in terms of RW right now.

[RW] Jarome Iginla, with October over, has started November off with 4 goals and 1 assist. 2 of those game winners. Iggy's slow start is over, so keep him off your bench when you have to choose!

[RW] Maxim Afinogenov, along with the collective Thrashers seem to be scoring alot, which is a good sign for wishy-washy Afinogenov. 4 assists on the week should garner some attention.

[D] Andy Greene, leading the week in powerplay points among defencemen with 3 is on a bit of a hot streak. I wouldn't take a chance on him yet, but keep notice.

[D] Brian Pothier, with 4 points (3 assists) and a plus 6 rating is looking like a very strong pickup. Take the chance on him, as Mike Green can't do it all.

[D] Chris Pronger, a goal and five assists, plus 5 rating. He is probably the most active D right now, so keep starting him!

[D] Pavel Kubina, 3 goals, 2 on the powerplay. Quarterbacking the Thrashers offence from the blueline, is a streaky player, but shouldn't hurt you too much.

[G] Ray Emery, 3 wins earns Razor the Goalie pick of the week. If you're still doubting him, stop!

Well, there's my picks. Hopefully some of this insight will help you make a solid choice for you fantasy pool, good luck on week 6! Forecast the future by researching the past!

-Jules

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