With the end of the regular season just around the corner itís time to name the top fantasy players of the year. Because most fantasy rosters have position requirements the fantasy all-star team will be listed as C, L & R instead of just three forwards (positions from TSN). Here are the players on the 1st fantasy all-star team:
HENRIK SEDIN (C): The turning point in Henriks season was the injury to his brother Daniel as this force Henrik to be the go to guy and show that he can score goals too. With both twins showcasing a scoring touch it made it hard for defenders to know whom to cover as Henrik was looking to shoot more instead of always being the playmaker. Henrik has set career highs for goals, assists, plus/minus rating and points. With 2 games remaining Henrik is 1 point ahead of Alexander Ovechkin for the scoring title.
ALEXANDER OVECHKIN (L): Anyone who thinks Henrik should get the Hart Trophy over Ovechkin is crazy. Henrik has had a wonderful season but Ovechkinís numbers are outstanding once again. Ovechkin is just one point behind Henrik for the scoring title and has played in 10 fewer games. Ovechkinís scoring pace is the highest it has even been in his career; scoring 1.51 points a game his previous high was 1.39 points a game. Ovechkin has reduced his shot total and is looking to pass more without reducing his goal total now that is impressive! Ovechkin is the MVP of the NHL.
MARTIN ST. LOUIS (R): St. Louis a set career high in assists and record his 3rd season with 90 or more points. St. Louis really connected with young star Steven Stamkos and is a big reason why Stamkos has 47 goals this season. St. Louis also set career highs in power play points.
MIKE GREEN (D): Green should win his first Norris trophy this year as he led all defensemen in goals, assists, points, and power play points. Not only is Green the tops in just about every offensive category he is also showing a strong defensive side with a +35 rating. No other defenseman has scored more points than Green over the last 3 years, Nicklas Lidstrom is the next closest and he is 26 points behind Green.
DAN BOYLE (D):Boyle definitely benefited from the addition of Dany Heatley to the line-up. The Sharks had the 3rd best power play in the NHL this season and Boyle was a huge part of their success. Despite missing several games due to an upper body injury Boyle still scored his second highest career point totals.
MARTIN BRODEUR (G): Age has not held back Brodeur as he continues to be fantasy gold when it comes to goaltending. This is Brodeurís 8th season with 40+ wins and his 7th season with 9+ shutouts. If you own Brodeur you may want to trade him this off-season as his stats should start to decline next season.
ZENON KONOPKA (GOON): Konopka dropped the gloves twice on Tuesday against the Carolina Hurricanes to give him a league leading 32 fighting majors. Only 4 other players have had 30+ fights in a season over the last 10 seasons. Dropping the gloves that many times helped Konopka to give him the lead in penalty minutes with 260 PIMS.
2nd fantasy all-star team: Sidney Crosby (C), Daniel Sedin (L), Marian Gaborik (R), Duncan Keith (D), Drew Doughty (D), Ilya Bryzgalov (G) & Colton Orr (Goon).