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Fantasy Fortnight - Who's Hot and Who's Cold

Each week (or so) we'll dip a toe in the fantasy pool, test the water, and find out which players are hot and which ones are not over the past fortnight.
(Statistics cover the period from Dec 31st to Jan 14th)

Hot

HOT

TOP FORWARDS
Player GP G A PTS PPG Comment
Roy, Derek C BUF  5 5 4 9 1.80 Roy-Vanek-Stafford line is cooking
Nash, Rick LW CLB  4 1 6 7 1.75 Did well before injury
Thornton, Joe C SJ  6 2 8 10 1.67 Jumbo Joe just keep going
Kostitsyn, Andrei RW MON  6 5 4 9 1.50 Came back from injury and started scoring
Datsyuk, Pavel C DET  6 4 5 9 1.50 25 points in last 14!  Wow!
Langkow, Daymond C CGY  6 5 4 9 1.50 Seven game scoring streak just broken
Cammalleri, Michael C CGY  6 5 4 9 1.50 5 pt night on NYE helps numbers
Booth, David LW FLA  6 3 6 9 1.50 Somebody has to score in Florida
Vanek, Thomas LW BUF  5 2 5 7 1.40 We told you this line is cooking
Elias, Patrik LW NJ  8 2 9 11 1.38 Who knew NJ would have a powerhouse offense this year?
TOP DEFENDERS
Player GP G A PTS PPG Comment
Green, Mike D WAS  6 3 4 7 1.17 Injury is a distant memory
Keith, Duncan D CHI  6 1 6 7 1.17 Only seven points from career high with 42 games left.
Pronger, Chris D ANA  7 2 5 7 1.00 Seven points and no suspensions
Burns, Brent D MIN 7 1 6 7 1.00 Back on D and liking it
Niedermayer, Scott D ANA  7 0 6 6 0.86 Nieds and Prongs back to old ways?
Grebeshkov, Denis D EDM  7 2 4 6 0.86 Four points came on NYE
OTHERS OF NOTE
Player GP G A PTS PPG Comment
Havlat, Martin LW CHI  6 3 5 8 1.33 Finally healthy…knock on wood
St. Louis, Martin RW TB  7 3 6 9 1.29 Mighty Mite is pissed and playing well
Stafford, Drew RW BUF  5 1 5 6 1.20 Might as well complete the set
Ryan, Bobby RW ANA  7 6 2 8 1.14 What will happen when Teemu comes back?
Campbell, Gregory C FLA  6 2 4 6 1.00 Already set career high…but can't keep it up with 3rd line job
Langenbrunner, Jamie RW NJ  8 3 5 8 1.00 Playing on top line…what's the Shanny impact?
Kostitsyn, Sergei LW MON  6 2 4 6 1.00 Playing on 2nd line again and already has more pts this month than Dec
Bourque, Rene RW CGY  6 1 5 6 1.00 Close to career best already…can he keep it up?
Zidlicky, Marek D MIN  6 2 3 5 0.83 25% of points in last fortnight…had 53 points in 2003-04

PICK UP OF THE WEEK: DAVID BOOTH W FLA

Booth We were tempted to recommend Sergei Kostitsyn but since we told you to drop him a few months ago we would feel pretty stupid (seriously though, he's a good pick up too).  We wanted to profile somebody else this week.  Try Boothy on for size:  3rd year in the league, 40 points last year, scoring at a 65 point pace this year, on Panther's top line, sixth most PP time on FLA, 13 points in his last eight games and best of all he's only owned in 37% of Yahoo leagues.   Go pick him up if you need help on the wing.

Cold

COLD

WORST FORWARDS
Player GP G A PTS PPG Comment
Kane, Patrick RW CHI 4 0 1 1 0.25 Bet he won't be on this list next week
Turris, Kyle C PHO  6 1 0 1 0.17 Good guy to draft low next year
Filppula, Valtteri C DET  6 0 1 1 0.17 Too good to continue like this
Naslund, Markus LW NYR 6 0 1 1 0.17 Nice signing Sather
Williams, Jason RW ATL 6 0 1 1 0.17 Wasn't he supposed to be playing with Kovy this year?
Grabovski, Mikhail LW TOR  4 0 0 0 0.00 No points, now suspended for 3
Stempniak, Lee RW TOR 6 0 0 0 0.00 Can he get traded back to STL?
O'Sullivan, Patrick C LA 5 0 0 0 0.00 No luck of the Irish this fortnight
WORST DEFENDERS
Player GP G A PTS PPG Comment
Kaberle, Tomas D TOR  6 1 0 1 0.17 Not helping out trade prospects like this
Liles, John-Michael D COL  7 0 1 1 0.14 Looking like the fourth year in a row where his points drop
Redden, Wade D NYR 6 0 0 0 0.00 $6.5 million divided by zero points…that's infinity dollars / points…that's not good
Sydor, Darryl D DAL  6 0 0 0 0.00 At least he's equal with Boucher
Boucher, Philippe D PIT 4 0 0 0 0.00 At least he's equal with Sydor
Barker, Cam D CHI  3 0 0 0 0.00 Hardly any PP time at all the last two weeks
Girardi, Daniel D NYR  6 0 0 0 0.00 Hot start is long gone
Enstrom, Tobias D ATL 6 0 0 0 0.00 You didn't get caught up in last years hype did you?

DROP OF THE WEEK: WADE REDDEN D OTT

Redden We're quite aware that you probably aren't going to drop Redden but hear us out.  He has one point in his last 14 games.  One measly point.  You might be hoping he'll bust out of his funk soon...start producing more like last year when he had only 38 points?  He's a year older and a year slower so even 38 points would be a surprise for us.  If you can't bear to drop him at least put him on your bench.