ADD'EM: ARE BOYES AND CAMMALLERI BACK TO OLD TRICKS?
This week’s crop of worthy fantasy waiver-wire additions features a few former 40-goal scorers finding their way back consistently on the score-sheets. Should we believe in them? Well, given their present situations on their teams, it's well worth the risk. We have a few more for you guys to mull over. Enjoy!
WEEK OF 2/18/13
1. BRAD BOYES RW- NY ISLANDERS
THE FACTS: Currently riding a four-game point streak (1G/4A), the former 40-goal scorer has 12 points in 14 games. He has been riding shotgun with John Tavares, both on the top line and primary power-play unit.
THE VERDICT: For you all need to know about our recommendation to add Boyes, do yourself a favor and read Romie's last edition of Prime Views. In short, we love the situation that he is in and unless he is yanked off Tavares’ line, Boyes will continue to produce. A must-add.
- MIKE CAMMALLERI LW- CALGARY
THE FACTS: The 30-year old has resumed his high-scoring ways since returning from a hip injury, collecting nine points (4G/5A) in his last four games. Riding high on the top pp unit, Cammalleri is a former two-time 80+point-producer- 80 for Los Angeles in 2006/07 and 82 for Calgary in 2008/09.
THE VERDICT: His availability is dwindling in all fantasy leagues as Cammalleri seems to have recaptured his scoring magic for Calgary- and owners have taken notice. Health is always a pressing concern for him, but if he can stay upright, points will come in bunches. Taking into account that Jarome Iginla hasn’t exactly lit it up yet, get on your giddy’up and scoop him up. It might be too late, but I was able to add him in one of my leagues this morning. Good luck!
- ZACH BOGOSIAN D- WINNIPEG
THE FACTS: Since returning from a wrist injury, the talented 22-year old has logged over 24 minutes of ice-time in both games, including an assist as well.. With Tobias Enstrom out with a shoulder injury, Bogosian saw top power play minutes in Sunday’s contest against Boston… He collected 30 points in 65 games last season.
THE VERDICT: Bogosian represents a potential steal of a pickup with Tobias Enstrom probably missing an extended period of time with the shoulder injury. This seems like déjà-vu for Bogosian, who cashed in for more playing time last season with Enstrom out again, especially on the man advantage and put up good numbers. Are we sensing a pattern here? A must-add for sure, as Bogosian is oozing with offensive talent.
- JOE CORVO D, CAROLINA
THE FACTS: Coinciding with the injury to Joni Pitkanen, the hard-shooting blueliner has five points in the last four games and six in nine overall… He tied his career high in points with 40(11g/29A) for Carolina in 2010/11.
THE VERDICT: I don’t love this guy, but apparently Carolina does. In his third stint with the Canes, Corvo is no longer a top gun on the man advantage, but with Pitkanen out again, he has seen more quality ice-time and as a result, his offensive production has taken off. With four games in the upcoming scoring period, Corvo makes for a good short-term stopgap on defense, but can’t be relied on for the long haul.
- JOEY MACDONALD G, CALGARY
THE FACTS: The journeyman goaltender was victorious in his Calgary debut, stopping 27 of 30 shots against Dallas last night. With Leland Irving shipped back out to the AHL, MacDonald will likely be the Flame’s starter until Miikka Kiprusoff is able to return from injury.
THE VERDICT: You need a goalie? MacDonald could be your guy in the short-term. He was incredibly effective filling in for an injured Jimmy Howard last season in Detroit, so you know he is accustomed to this role. The Flames are no Red Wings, but seem to be in an upswing. Take a chance on him if you need goalie help.