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NHL.com's Midseason Fantasy Hockey Awards

Thursday, 03.14.2013 / 3:00 PM
NHL.com Fantasy Hockey Staff

With the first half of the 2012-13 season now in our rearview mirror, it's time for our team of NHL.com Fantasy Hockey insiders to reflect on the performers and storylines that have defined the fantasy landscape through 24 games.

Our regular fantasy contributors -- Matt Cubeta (@NHLQubes), Pete Jensen (@NHLJensen), Chris Foster (@NHLFoster), Sergei Feldman (@NHLFeldman), Matt Sitkoff (@MSitkoffNHL), Brian Metzer (@Brian_Metzer) and Justin Goldman (@TheGoalieGuild) -- have cast their votes, outlining the best fantasy players at each position based on eligibility in Yahoo! leagues.

The list of midseason awards is also jam-packed with the most notable fantasy rookies and sleepers to watch in the second half of the season. So, without further ado, here are the 2012-13 NHL.com midseason Fantasy Hockey awards. For further analysis, be sure to watch the replay of our "Midseason Awards" NHL.com Fantasy Google+ hangout.

NOTE: If a player is listed at multiple positions in Yahoo! Leagues, then it was the writer's choice to put him where he wanted among the awards.

MATT CUBETA

-Midseason overall MVP: Sidney Crosby (Honorable mention: Steven Stamkos)

-Midseason MVP (C): Sidney Crosby (Honorable mention: Steven Stamkos)

-Midseason MVP (LW): Chris Kunitz (Honorable mention: Thomas Vanek)

-Midseason MVP (RW): Patrick Kane (Honorable mention: James Neal)

-Midseason MVP (Defenseman): Kris Letang (Honorable mention: Niklas Kronwall)

-Midseason MVP (Goalie): Tuukka Rask (Honorable mention: Corey Crawford)

-Biggest surprise player: Viktor Fasth (Honorable mention: Nazem Kadri)

-Biggest underachiever: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (Honorable mention: Ryan Miller)

-Rookie standout: Brendan Gallagher (Honorable mention: Cory Conacher)

-Second-half sleeper pick: Brandon Dubinsky (Honorable mention: Erik Cole)

PETE JENSEN

-Midseason overall MVP: Sidney Crosby (Honorable mention: Patrick Kane)

-Midseason MVP (C): Sidney Crosby (Honorable mention: Steven Stamkos)

-Midseason MVP (LW): Rick Nash (Honorable mention: James Neal)

-Midseason MVP (RW): Patrick Kane (Honorable mention: Alex Semin)

-Midseason MVP (Defenseman): Kris Letang (Honorable mention: P.K. Subban)

-Midseason MVP (Goalie): Tuukka Rask (Honorable mention: Pekka Rinne)

-Biggest surprise: Chris Kunitz (Honorable mention: Viktor Fasth)

-Biggest underachiever: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (Honorable mention: Travis Zajac)

-Rookie standout: Cory Conacher (Honorable mention: Jonathan Huberdeau)

-Second-half sleeper pick: Andrei Loktionov (Honorable mention - Brandon Saad)

CHRIS FOSTER

-Midseason MVP (C): Sidney Crosby (Honorable Mention: Eric Staal)

-Midseason MVP (LW): Chris Kunitz (Honorable Mention: Thomas Vanek)

-Midseason MVP (RW): Patrick Kane (Honorable Mention: James Neal)

-Midseason MVP (Defenseman): Kris Letang (Honorable Mention: Kevin Shattenkirk)

-Midseason MVP (Goalie): Antti Niemi (Honorable Mention: Tuukka Rask)

-Biggest surprise: Corey Crawford (Honorable Mention: Viktor Fasth)

-Biggest underachiever: Brad Richards (Honorable Mention: Loui Eriksson)

-Rookie standout: Jonathan Huberdeau (Honorable Mention: Cory Conacher)

-Second-half sleeper pick: Jake Muzzin (Honorable Mention: Chris Stewart)

SERGEI FELDMAN

-Midseason overall MVP: Sidney Crosby (Honorable mention: Eric Staal)

-Midseason MVP (C): Sidney Crosby (Honorable mention: Eric Staal)

-Midseason MVP (LW): Chris Kunitz (Honorable mention: Thomas Vanek)

-Midseason MVP (RW): James Neal (Honorable mention: Alex Semin)

-Midseason MVP (Defenseman): Zdeno Chara (Honorable mention: Kris Letang)

-Midseason MVP (Goalie): Tuukka Rask (Honorable mention: Craig Anderson)

-Biggest surprise: Chris Kunitz (Honorable mention: Nazem Kadri)

-Biggest underachiever: Jordan Eberle (Honorable mention: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins)

-Rookie standout: Jonathan Huberdeau (Honorable mention: Vladimir Tarasenko)

-Second-half sleeper pick: Patrik Berglund (Honorable mention: Ryan O'Reilly)

MATT SITKOFF

-Midseason overall MVP: Sidney Crosby (Honorable mention: Steven Stamkos)

-Midseason MVP (C): Sidney Crosby (Honorable mention: Steven Stamkos)

-Midseason MVP (LW): Max Pacioretty (Honorable mention: James Neal)

-Midseason MVP (RW): Jakub Voracek (Honorable mention: Patrick Kane)

-Midseason MVP (Defenseman): P.K. Subban (Honorable mention: Oliver Ekman-Larsson)

-Midseason MVP (Goalie): Tuukka Rask (Honorable mention: Corey Crawford)

-Biggest surprise: Mike Ribeiro (Honorable mention: Jakub Voracek)

-Biggest underachiever: Cory Schneider (Honorable mention: Shea Weber)

-Rookie standout: Justin Schultz (Honorable mention: Jonathan Huberdeau)

-Second-half sleeper pick: Patrick Berglund (Honorable mention: Valtteri Filppula)

JUSTIN GOLDMAN

-Midseason overall MVP: Sidney Crosby (Honorable mention: Patrick Kane)

-Midseason MVP (C): Sidney Crosby (Honorable mention: Steven Stamkos)

-Midseason MVP (LW): Thomas Vanek (Honorable mention: James Neal)

-Midseason MVP (RW): Patrick Kane (Honorable mention: Jakub Voracek)

-Midseason MVP (Defenseman): Kris Letang (Honorable mention: P.K. Subban)

-Midseason MVP (Goalie): Craig Anderson (Honorable mention: Viktor Fasth)

-Biggest surprise: Ray Emery (Honorable mention: Nazem Kadri)

-Biggest underachiever: Jaroslav Halak (Honorable mention: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins)

-Rookie standout: Cory Conacher (Honorable mention: Dougie Hamilton)

-Second-half sleeper pick: Jason Zucker (Honorable mention: Jacob Markstrom)

BRIAN METZER

-Midseason overall MVP: Sidney Crosby (Honorable mention: Eric Staal)

-Midseason MVP (C): Sidney Crosby (Honorable mention: Eric Staal)

-Midseason MVP (LW): Chris Kunitz (Honorable mention: Matt Moulson)

-Midseason MVP (RW): Patrick Kane (Honorable mention: Jakub Voracek)

-Midseason MVP (Defenseman): Kris Letang (Honorable mention: Kimmo Timonen)

-Midseason MVP (Goalie): Tuukka Rask (Honorable mention: Carey Price)

-Biggest surprise: Chris Kunitz (Honorable mention: Viktor Fasth)

-Biggest underachiever: Drew Doughty (Honorable mention: Brad Richards)

-Rookie standout: Jonathan Huberdeau (Honorable mention: Cory Conacher)

-Second-half sleeper pick: Devin Setoguchi (Honorable mention: Ryan Whitney)

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