Low Risk- Martin Havlat

Martin Havlat has just one point in his last eleven games.

Analysis: As a result of this terrible slump Havlat has become available in over half of fantasy hockey leagues. Although Havlat only has six points this year he isn’t minus-4 or minus-8, he actually has a plus-1 rating. He has over forty shots on goal and is averaging sixteen minutes of ice time per game so he does have some value in those areas.

But what we really have to consider is the potential. He’s still only thirty-one years old so we know his skills are not declining rapidly although he isn’t quite the speedster he used to be. Havlat has scored over fifty points seven times in his career and he is a career plus-68. He is a proven winger and worth the risk(if he has not burned you already).

When he gets it going his goals and assists will be there and his ice time and power play opportunities will be there for fantasy owners as well. It is hard to have patience in such a short NHL season but Havlat’s upside may be worth a pick up.

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