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Fantasy Pool Look: No surprises from Sens' Big Three

Darryl Dobbs
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Fantasy Pool Look: No surprises from Sens' Big Three

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Eight games into the 2007 NHL post-season and Dany Heatley, Jason Spezza and Daniel Alfredsson each have a point per game or more.

No surprises there – poolies were counting on that. In fact, poolies don't like surprises because they generally aren't good ones in the fantasy hockey world. Reliability is kind of nice.

Heatley is playing in his second NHL playoff and had 12 points in 10 games his first time around. He has 10 in eight this spring.

Spezza, at 23, is three years Heatley's junior, however this is his fourth post-season appearance. He had 16 points in 16 playoff games prior to this year. He has nine in eight this go-around.

Alfredsson, the team captain, is a veteran of 10 playoff campaigns. His track record is a little spottier than the other two, having one post-season in which he tallied just eight points in 18 games (2002-03) and another in which he went three in seven (2003-04). But even with those two blips, Alfredsson had 47 points in 55 games before garnering eight in eight so far this spring.

Poolies need this kind of stability. Any of Ottawa's ‘Big Three' going on an eight-in-18 run like Alfredsson did would constitute a big shocker and as I said – poolies don't like that…

Markus Naslund and Daniel and Henrik Sedin do not appear among Vancouver's top three scorers. Furthermore, the Sedin twins are a combined minus-10. This is another example of a surprise that poolies don't want to seeÂ…

Jay Pandolfo, Sergei Brylin and John Madden are the NHL's worst in the plus-minus category. Who would have seen that coming? Pandolfo and Brylin are minus-7, while Madden is a minus-6Â…

Farm Report: Edmonton prospect Robert Nilsson has shot up the American League playoff scoring charts with nine points in six contests for Wilkes-Barre Scranton. He will have a good shot at a roster spot with the Oilers next fall.

Darryl Dobbs' Fantasy Pool Look is an in-depth presentation of player trends, injuries and much more as it pertains to rotisserie pool leagues. Get the edge in your league - check out the latest scoop every Monday and Wednesday afternoon. Also, get the top 300 roto-player rankings on the 1st of every month in THN's Fantasy section.

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Fantasy Pool Look: No surprises from Sens' Big Three