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Fantasy Breakout Team

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Now that we're at the half way mark we'll would do what all of the other fantasy sites do...pick our Fantasy All Star Team...but we'll do it FHS style.

We're all about the breakouts here at Fantasy Hockey Scouts so our fantasy all star team is composed completely of breakout players.  They are the players that we all try so hard to predict at the beginning of the year and if you happen to end up with them on your fantasy squad, then you're likely winning your league.

Away we go....

Center - Jeff Carter- PHI

Carter After three seasons in Philly, Carter has finally busted through this season.  He's already matched his career high in goals with 29 (to lead the league) and also throws in a few PIM's, shots and PPP to keep all owners very happy.

Honourable Mention: David Krejci, Todd White

#1 Wing - Zach Parise - PHI

Parise In this fourth year in the league Parise is having the biggest breakout of any forward.  He is fourth in the league in goals and sixth in points...all this from a guy who's never scored more 65 points in a season.  New Jersey's offense has been cooking this year and Parise is one of the biggest reasons why.

#2 Wing - Phil Kessel - BOS 

KesselKessel and his 41 points have been one of the big reasons for Boston's success this year.  Highlighted by an 18 game point streak, Kessel has put together his breakout season in his third year in the league.  Like a lot of the guys on this list, Kessel was a high draft pick (5th overall) that just took a few years to find himself.

Honourable Mention: Devin Setoguchi, Kris Versteeg, Milan Lucic, Scott Hartnell, Ryane Clowe

#1 Defence - Dennis Wideman - BOS

WidemanIt's no surprise the Bruins are doing so well when they have so many players strewn about on this list.  Wideman's career high going into this year was 36 points and with 28 points currently his breakout season is in full effect.  He averages five minutes on the power play and with all the talent around him should have no problem keeping his fine season going.

 #2 Defence - Shea Weber - NAS

WeberMany might call his 40 point season two years ago his breakout season.  But he's taken things to a whole new level this year so maybe this is his second breakout.  Weber is currently fifth in d-man scoring and he has more shots and PIM's than any of the guys ahead of him...making him one of those rare five tool guys.

Honourable Mention: Duncan Keith, Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Kyle Quincey

Goalie - Steve Mason - CLB

MasonThe easiest choice on this list has to be Steve Mason.  Goaltender is usually a position where breakout's happen all the time but Mason's performance this year has been other-worldly.  Both his 1.75 GAA and a 0.938 SV% lead the league. 

Honourable Mention: Tim Thomas, Craig Anderson, Scott Clemmensen