The biggest and brightest from the past week in Fantasy Land...
Three Stars of the Week:
3rd Star, from the Boston Bruins, numero 30, Tim Thomas... only played twice last week but stopped 73 of 75 shots in back-to-back victories over the Caps.
2nd Star, from the Calgary Flames, numero 17, Rene Bourque... started the week recovering from a concussion but finished it with 6+1=7 & 17 shots.
1st Star, from the Tampa Bay Lightning, numero 91, Steve Stamkos... chipped in across the board with 4+5=9, plus-3, 6 PIMs, 4 PPP & 17 shots in four games last week.
Rookie Star of the Week: Mikael Backlund, Cgy - slow week for rookies but Backlund impressed with 2+1=3, plus-3 & 12 shots.
Breakout Star of the Week: Victor Hedman, TB - five assists in four games last week as he seems to be embracing Guy Boucher's attacking style.
Breakdown of the Week: Nicklas Backstrom, Wsh - this could easily have been Ovechkin (he was pointless) but he had 19 shots last week so we'll go with his struggling linemate, who was pointless, a minus-4 with eight shots last week.
Free Agent Star of the Week (less than 50% owned in Yahoo!): Milan Hejduk, Col - 26% owned right now but had 3+3=6 with 5 PPP & 17 shots last week... I could have used that on all of my team's last week (I grabbed him in one league for this week).