It's the last week of the season so you're probably reading this because: (1) you are looking for some miracle so you can claw back in your final or (2) you are bored at work and looking for a fantasy fix.
Sean Monahan picked up his 21st goal last night but I'll need more than his 12 assists and minus-17 to help my fantasy squads. He's a good one to grab in keeper leagues but be careful of overpaying. I'm getting the feeling his hype is outweighing his return.
Another guy with more goals than assists is Artem Anisimov. He scored his 22nd last night to go along with his 17 assists. That's a career high in goals. He should put up decent numbers at a relatively low price next year.
Slava Voynov had two assists last night but it's still a bit of a disappointing season after playing at a 42 point pace last year.
Jonathan Quick let in three on just 18 shots. His sv% stands at .916 but his backup Martin Jones has a .932 mark. I'm a big believer that the only reason Quick is a good fantasy goalie is because of the team he plays on. Is it crazy to suggest he could lose a bit more playing time next year?
More goalie controversy! John Gibson played his second straight game and picked up his second straight win stopping 36 of 38. As a one of his owners, I know full well how inconsistent Jonas Hiller has been. It wouldn't surprise me to see the Ducks run with Gibson... even into the playoffs. He's a great one to own in keeper leagues.
Jason Demers had a goal last night and now sits with 34 points in 73 games. Easily a career mark. This season came out of nowhere and I have no idea if he can repeat it but I'd take a flyer if the price is right.
Who's the left winger who gets to play with Getzlaf and Perry next year? Matt Beleskey and Patrick Maroon look like the best possibilities. Beleskey had 1+1=2 last night and now has 23 points. Maroon had two goals and now has 28 points. Nothing amazing there... but a whole season on the top line could mean 40+ points for one of them.
After a couple so-so (for him) 40-something point seasons Duncan Keith is bringing the goods again. His assist last night gives him 61 points. It's the first time he's cracked 60 points since 2009-10.
The magical run by Gustav Nyquist continues. Another assist gives him 48 points on the season and an unbelievable 38 points in his last 33 games. What's the over-under on his point total next year? 60? 70? 80? It will be interesting to see how high he goes in next years draft.