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Fantasy Hockey Week #10: 5 Studs and 5 Duds

Welcome to week 10 of Fantasy Hockey’s 5 Studs and 5 Duds. This week’s honors for team of the week goes to the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Leafs had a great week going 4-0 and the Leafs picked up impressive back to back victories against their division rivals, the Detroit Red Wings. Toronto closed off the week in style by defeating the Stanley Cup champion LA Kings 4-3, via the shootout. Both James Reimer and Jonathan Bernier were spectacular this week, picking up two wins each for their team, Reimer was superb in a shootout win against the Wings, as the Leafs goaltender stopped 41 out of 42 shots on the night, before stopping two out of the three shooters for the Wings in the shootout picking. Captain Dion Phaneuf enjoyed a great week as well, picking up a +3 rating on the week. Phaneuf has cleaned up his game at the back end so far this season, with a solid +14 rating.

Sticking with defensemen, there was a trio of great defensemen during week 10 who deserve an honorable mention. Kevin Shattenkirk continued his tremendous play for the Blues in week 10, as the former Avalanche defensemen picked up four points in two games along with a +4 rating. Kevin is +13 so far this season and sits behind only Mark Giordano for the league lead in defense points with 26, four back of Giordano’s 30.

Another defensemen sparked his team with a return to the lineup during week 10. Kris Letang made an immediate impact, scoring three goals in his first two games back into the Penguins lineup. Out for almost two weeks, Letang made an impact quickly scoring three goals, but also picking up an impressive +4 rating in the two games. Finally, P.K. Subban was back to his old ways in Montreal, as Subban was a pure stud against the defending cup champs. He picked up a goal and two assists in the  6-2 victory. Also, we need to recognize Carey Price in that game for being absolute magic. Price saved 44 out of 46 shots on the night. What a stud.

That’s a wrap for this week’s honorable mentions around the league. Let’s now see who made the official top 5 studs and top 5 duds list of the week, enjoy!

10 STUD: Tyler Ennis (1G, 4A, +3)

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9 DUD: Steven Stamkos (1G, 1A, -4)

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8 STUD: Joe Thornton (1G, 5A, +2)

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7 DUD: Shane Doan (0G, 0A, +1)

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6 STUD: Sergei Bobrovsky (3W, 0L, 2.19 GAA)

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5 DUD Line of the Week: Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin & Radim Vrbata (0G, 0A, -9)

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4 STUD Line of the Week: Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom & Tom Wilson (5G, 7A, +7)

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3 DUD: Erik Karlsson (0G, 0A, -3)

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2 Frederik Andersen (3W, 0L, 1.33)

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1 DUD: Tuukka Rask (0W, 2L, 2.46 GAA)

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It’s been a tough season in Boston so far, something Bruins fans haven’t been used to in a while. Due to a long list of injuries, the Bruins have struggled to win games this season. In nets, Rask hasn’t been as consistent as he normally is. Rask has only one win in his last five starts and two wins in his last eight. Yes, times are tough in Boston, but the Bruins are slowly getting healthier. Don’t even think about the possibility of trading Rask away. With the return of David Krejci on the horizon, look for Rask and the Bruins to put up a big run down the stretch. Don’t lose faith in Rask just yet.

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