Alex Ovechkin: With only 19 games, Ovi is back in his once great form scoring 20 goals, and tallying 7 assists. To pair with those, he also has a whopping 117 shots on goal. That's roughly 5.5 shots per game, but is a -7 rating which I think by the end of the year could be positive. He's currently leading the league in goals for the Rocket Richard race with those 20 goals, and is second, for most points in the league with 27. He only trails three points behind Sidney Crosby for the lead. For that, we give Ovechkin, a varsity letter.
Alexander Steen: He was once leading the league in most points, he's now currently tied for third with three others for that title. He has 17 goals to sit second in the league for the Rocket Richard behind Alex "The Great." Steen's having a record setting year, and is on track to beat his previous best in 2010-2011, where he tallied 20 goals and 31 assists to give him 51 points, in 72 games. Steen's proved this year, that he's earned a varsity letter.
Claude Giroux: Time for a player who has crushed fantasy owners hopes and dreams this fantasy hockey season. Giroux has picked it up as of late, but currently only has 3 goals and 12 assists, giving him 15 points in 21 games. His shooting average even off, only averaging 2.4 shots per game. It could be he's off to a slow start because prior to the season, he had hand surgery, or the fact that he missed training camp and wasn't able to establish any chemistry with his line mates. Either way, he's not producing like he once did in 2011-2012 where compiled a ridiculous 93 points in just 77 games. It might be time to cut ties as regarding him as "Elite." For these reasons, we had to bump Claude down to JV.
Tyler Seguin: Talk about having a breakout year. Seguin doesn't have as big of a sample size to pull from, but he's already proving to be regarded as one of the biggest names in the game. His previous best was in 2011-2012, when he was in Boston and amassed 67 points (29G/38A) and a ridiculous +34 rating. His next closest was last year, and even in a condensed season managed 32 points in only 48 games. Right now in 21 games, he's managed to tally 23 points (12G/11A). He's on track to surpass his record setting sophomore year, and in that time, we gave him a varsity letterman.
Mike Riberio: He was regarded as one of the top centers when he was in Washington, but has fallen off the map when he decided to sign with the Coyote's. So far this year, he's only managed 6 goals and 10 assists in 22 games, since joining his team in the desert. Last season in the short 48 game season, he was able to score 13 goals, and grabbing 36 assists, to put him just over a point per game. His best season was in Dallas back in 2007-2008 when he recorded 83 points, in 76 games. His latest lack there of production, has to be concern for fantasy owners after seeing his split stats over the seasons. For that, Mike, you better start practicing screwing water bottle tops, you're on JV.