Steve Bernier, RW (SJ): Playing alongside Joe Thornton would make almost anyone fantasy worthy, which is why I have brought up the topic of Steve Bernier. He's played on the top line with Thornton for seven straight games and has notched eight points in that span (three of those on the power play). After totaling only 11 points in his previous 35 games this season, Bernier all of a sudden has some value.

J.P. Dumont, RW (NAS): J.P. Dumont is one of the most added players this week, mostly because people have finally noticed that's he a decent fantasy contributor. He's got a seven-game point streak and has found the score sheet in 11 of his last 13 games (15 points in that span). Along with Alexander Radulov and all star Jason Arnott, Dumont plays on Nasvhille's most effective line.

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Mike Green, D (WAS): He's one of the league's hottest defenseman, and I should have included him in last week's edition (thanks to the anonymous user comment). Mike Green is having a career-year for the Washington Capitals. He's tied for the league lead for goals among defensemen (11) and is in the top 20 among defenseman for points. He gets points on the power play and he'll get you some penalty minutes too, if that helps you out in your league. He has 10 points in his last nine games.

Marek Svatos, RW (COL): Colorado will be without Joe Sakic and Ryan Smyth for a prolonged period of time, which means that someone needs to score for the Avalanche. Marek Svatos, who had a great rookie season then tailed off last year, now leads the Avs with 19 goals. Interestingly enough, he only has two assists to go with those 19 goals. If you are looking for someone with fantasy value on this team, Svatos should be your guy. If you are looking for a player who is the Doug Weight/Ales Hemsky opposite, you've also found your guy.

Antero Niittymaki, G (PHI): If you play fantasy hockey, you know goaltenders are a rare commodity. That's why your friends have been rushing to pickup Antero Niittymaki this week. Niittymaki had a stretch of four starts where he allowed only five goals, then lost in overtime on Saturday night. Long term, Niittymaki isn't going to see a lot of time simply because Martin Biron is the starter, but for spot starts, Niittymaki has proven to have value.

Jaroslav Halak, G (MTL): After Carey Price lost seven of his last 10 starts, then was demoted to the AHL, Jaroslav Halak moved into the Canadiens' backup role. Halak has moderate short-term value but you can probably expect Price to be back up before the end of the season. After all, he is their goalie of the future.

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