Imagine where the Blues would be if Chris Stewart wasn't a nominee for the Breakdown of the Year award.
Welcome to the third annual FHS Awards Show where we deliver the hardware to those deserving players who helped you to fantasy glory. We polled the FHS writers to get a consensus opinion but we've also included a poll to give you a chance to tell us we're idiots.
Today we look at some players that crushed the spirits of many a fantasy owner. This might be a good spot to vent your frustrations for drafting some of the guys below much, much too early.
Yesterday we gave out the award for the biggest breakout goalie.
And the nominees are....
Rene Bourque LW Canadiens
Projected: 76 gms with 30+27=57 with 73 pims & 211 shots.
Actual: 76 gms with 18+6=24 with 68 pims & 158 shots.
Three straight seasons above .63 ppg until this years disaster .32. He got even worse after he went to Montreal.
Matt Duchene C Avalanche
Projected: 81 gms with 33+42=75 with 26 pims & 193 shots.
Actual: 58 gms with 14+14=28 with 8 pims & 132 shots.
Things were looking good for Duchene. 55 points as a rookie, 67 in year two. But only 28 this year. Gross. He missed 24 games due to injury when he played he was only playing at a 39 point pace.
Ryan Getzlaf C Ducks
Projected: 74 gms with 23+59=82 with 82 pims & 171 shots.
Actual: 82 gms with 11+46=57 with 75 pims & 185 shots.
The last time this guy was under a point a game he wasn't allowed to buy a beer. He wasn't even close this year. He was healthy and had good linemates, but he still found a way to be a fantasy killer.
Mike Green D Capitals
Projected: 75 gms with 21+40=61 with 67 pims & 221 shots.
Actual: 32 gms with 3+4=7 with 12 pims & 64 shots.
Yeah we all knew he was an injury risk but even when he did play he his production was waaaay off our expectations.
Alex Ovechkin LW Capitals
Projected: 79 gms with 49+56=105 with 70 pims & 381 shots.
Actual: 78 gms with 38+27=65 with 26 pims & 303 shots.
He came on pretty strong (11 pts in last 10 games) to end the season but after three seasons over 100 points and 85 last year nobody could see this 65 point debacle coming.
Corey Perry RW Ducks
Projected: 82 gms with 49+47=96 with 111 pims & 287 shots.
Actual: 80 gms with 37+23=60 with 127 pims & 277 shots.
The fantasy darling from last year was pretty damn ordinary this season. A 38 point drop in points? That's not cool. On the plus side his PIM's were up.
Derek Roy C Sabres
Projected: 75 gms with 28+42=70 with 40 pims & 201 shots.
Actual: 80 gms with 17+27=44 with 54 pims & 176 shots.
We figured if Roy played he was good for 70-80 points... since he's played at that pace since 2006-07. He was healthy but produced nowhere near those numbers.
Chris Stewart RW Blues
Projected: 74 gms with 32+31=63 with 70 pims & 186 shots.
Actual: 79 gms with 15+15=30 with 109 pims & 166 shots.
He put up two straight seasons of near 70 point production and when you add in his PIM potential (which was way up this year) he looked like he was going to be a stud this season. Ummm nope.
Lubomir Visnovsky D Ducks
Projected: 77 gms with 16+44=60 with 29 pims & 140 shots.
Actual: 68 gms with 6+21=27 with 47 pims & 112 shots.
He missed some time with injury but when healthy he only played at a .4 ppg pace. Last year he played at a .84 pace. For those of you really bad at math his production halved itself. Ouch.
And the 'winner' is....
1st - Mike Green - 12 points
2nd - Chris Stewart - 5 points
3rd - Alex Ovechkin - 4 points
T4th - Corey Perry & Lubomir Visnovsky - 3 points
6th - Matt Duchene - 2 points
7th - Ryan Getzlaf - 1 point
(3 points for a 1st place vote, 2 for 2nd, 1 for 3rd)
Agree? Disagree? Have your say in the poll or comments.
Who do you think was the biggest breakdown amongst skaters?
Rene Bourque (0 votes)
Matt Duchene (7 votes)
Ryan Getzlaf (14 votes)
Mike Green (16 votes)
Alex Ovechkin (10 votes)
Corey Perry (3 votes)
Derek Roy (4 votes)
Chris Stewart (15 votes)
Lubomir Visnovsky (4 votes)
Other (leave in comments) (1 vote)
74 total votes