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Fantasy Fortnight - Who's Cold - Jan 14th, 2011

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Today we'll take a look back at the last two weeks (that's a fortnight) and see who is hot and who is not. We're not just looking for who's hot or cold but who is playing above or below what we were expecting.

We divided things up into two posts. Apparently you readers don't have long attention spans or something. Click here for Who's Hot.

Statistics are up to Jan 13th, 2011

FORWARDS

Claude Giroux : 6 gms with 0+1=1
He's had a few other dry spells this season and I'm thinking that's all this is. He's been playing with Jeff Carter for most of this cold snap so maybe a line switch up will get him going again. He's on pace for 68 points and it wouldn't surprise me to see him finish with over 70.

Dustin Brown : 6 gms with 1+0=1
He's been hot and cold all year. Before this recent slump (one points in eight games) he had 18 points in 12 games. Before that? One point in seven.  Frustrating?  Hell yeah.

Artem Anisimov : 7 gms with 1+0=1
I've always said all he needed was a legitimate shot and he could be a 50 point player. He's getting the shot as he's been seeing lots of minutes with Gaborik and getting some PP time but he's not making it count as he has just one point in his last seven. Artem, you're making me looking stupid here.  He just got moved off Gabby's line and played the last game with Dubinsky and Zuccarello.

Mike Cammalleri : 4 gms with 0+1=1
Cammalleri is on pace for 53 points which would be his worst scoring pace since 2005-06.

Others who are slumping of late: Jeff Tambellini, Alexander Semin, Andrei Kostitsyn, Brian Boyle, Viktor Stalberg, Mikael Samuelsson, Steven Stamkos, Rene Bourque, Teddy Purcell, Matt Stajan, Troy Brouwer, Wojtek Wolski, Milan Lucic, Brooks Laich, Paul Stastny, Ryan Malone and Sam Gagner

DEFENSE

Duncan Keith : 6 gms with 0+1=1
Had a Norris winning season last year with 69 points but he's only on pace for 45 this season.  His numbers are actually really similar to what he put up two years ago... maybe the 69 points is the outlier?

Stephane Robidas : 6 gms with 0+0=0
I've never liked this guy from a fantasy standpoint as he was never more than a 20-25 point dman. But last year he exploded for 41 points, 70 PIM's and 199 shots. He's on pace for 35 right now but his shots are way down and he's pointless in his last 10.  Not good signs.

Dan Boyle : 7 gms with 0+1=1
I wouldn't worry too much about Boyle. He's been ice cold lately but he's still on pace for 52 points which is pretty close to what he's put up the last two years (57 and 58).

Niklas Kronwall : 6 gms with 0+1=1
I was thinking this might be the year Kronwall started to take the reigns from Niklas Lidstrom. Instead Lidstrom is leading all d-men in points and Kronwall is having his second straight mediocre season. Check out these ppg's: .32, .54, . .64... a good there, but then... .46 (in an injured shortened season last year and then .49 this season. Not a good trend.

Others who are slumping of late: Brett Clark, Kurtis Foster, John-Michael Liles, Dan Girardi, Carlo Colaiacovo and Dustin Byfuglien.

ROOKIES

John Carlson : 5 gms with 0+0=0
Take out his first five games (where he had six points) and he's been playing at a 23 point pace this season. That's not helping many fantasy teams out. To make matters worse he's scoreless in his last eight games.

Logan Couture : 6 gms with 1+0=1|
As much as we've been hyping Couture up we knew a rough patch had to come eventually. Well it's here.  He only has three points in his last ten so when he does return from injury it might be a good idea to give him a few games on the bench.

Others rookies who are slumping of late: Derek Stepan and Kevin Shattenkirk

GOALIES

Jonathan Quick : 5 gms with a 3.05 gaa & 0.885 sv%
If his backup was playing well I would be really worried about Quick but since Bernier is struggling even worse his job is safe.

Brian Elliott : 5 gms with a 3.97 gaa & 0.855 sv%
His season numbers now stand at 12 wins, 3.09 gaa and .900 sv%. Ouch. Now he could be losing playing time to rookie Robin Lehner.

Mathieu Garon : 4 gms with a 4.76 gaa & 0.851 sv%
All he needs to do it not shi*t the bed and the number one job is his. Unfortunately he's been even worse than Mason the last two weeks... that's hard to do. The wheels have fallen of in Columbus.

Other goalies who are slumping of late: Steve Mason, Nikolai Khabibulin, Dan Ellis and Antero Niittymaki