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Ty Conklin, G (PIT): After one failed clearing attempt in the 2006 Stanley Cup finals, Ty Conklin's career was supposed to be done. Apparently there were a few chapters nobody had discovered. Conklin, a piece of waiver-wire scrap heap, both in fantasy and reality, has ripped off seven consecutive wins with two shutouts. Goalies of any sort are a rare commodity so make sure you pick him up.

Jaroslav Hlinka, F (COL): Joe Sakic is out. So is Ryan Smyth. That means the Colorado Avalanche are once again going to call on some unknown prospects to step up. One guy might be Jaroslav Hlinka, who led the Czech Elite league in scoring during the 2006-07 season. Hlinka has 15 points in his last 14 games with 22 shots on net. He's worth a look.

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Ladislav Nagy, F (LA): Hey... look who finally decided to join the party. It's been over a year since Ladislav Nagy has done anything significant but he's relevant once again. He has 14 points in 12 games since the start of December (six on the power play). He even added a hat trick and a five-point outing on the first of January -- potentially a sign of better things to come this new year.

Marc-Andre Bergeron, D (NYI): Marc-Andre Bergeron has been one of the most added players in fantasy hockey this week, mostly because he's out of head coach Ted Nolan's doghouse. He's adept offensively, as evidenced by his seven points in eight December games, and he's top-20 in shots on goal per game average, which is respectable considering he's been a healthy scratch a few times this season.

Mark Streit, D (MTL): Sometimes I like to go to NHL.com, get a stats summary, and see who are among the league leaders in scoring but aren't owned in my fantasy league. That is your secret tip of the week. Mark Streit has 25 points, which puts him in a tie for 11th in scoring among defensemen. He also has 16 power-play points, which is tied for seventh-best in the NHL and tied with Nicklas Lidstrom and Sergei Zubov. He is far too good to be on the waiver-wire.

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