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Think Young For NHL Fantasy Hockey

from Matt Sitkoff at NHL.com,

With the impending start of the NHL season, fantasy hockey drafts are going to come fast and furious so it's time to get reacquainted with some names that should be all over your radar. Here's a look at some of the important young players that will be available and what they did during the lockout in North American leagues ahead of the upcoming NHL fantasy season.

Immediate Impact

During the lockout we have already potential Calder Trophy candidates make names for themselves, but don't forget the following names when drafting during a shortened season. The young legs of the following players could be the difference for your team.

Justin Schultz (Edmonton, D) -- You can argue no one benefited more from the lockout than Schultz, who established himself as a legitimate scoring threat from the blue line in the AHL with 18 goals and 48 points in 34 games played. Considering during the 2011-12 season the NHL saw only one defender score more than 55 points (Erik Karlsson, 78 pts), it is enticing to feature Schultz as your top blueliner.


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