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Malkin leads list of midseason fantasy awards

Wednesday, 12.28.2011 / 12:46 PM / Fantasy Hockey Draft Rankings, Advice and Analysis

By NHL.com Fantasy Hockey Staff

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Malkin leads list of midseason fantasy awards
NHL.com's fantasy experts honor the best players of the first-half of the season and point out the first half's disappointments.
In light of the holiday season and the NHL's fast-approaching midway point on Jan. 9, NHL.com's fantasy experts are proud to present the midseason fantasy hockey awards. As all of you know, players around the League have made their mark through three months of NHL action -- for better or for worse. Thus, our aim is to recognize the names that have most defined the fantasy landscape in that span.

Our regular fantasy contributors -- Matt Cubeta, Sergei Feldman, Pete Jensen, Justin Goldman and Brian Metzer -- have cast their votes, outlining the best fantasy players at each position based on eligibility in Yahoo! leagues. PLEASE NOTE: If a player is listed at two positions in Yahoo! Leagues, then it was the writer's choice to put him where he wanted among the awards.

We made the list, checked it twice and stuffed it with the most notable fantasy rookies, surprises, disappointments and much more. So, without further ado, here's our gift to our loyal fans: The 2011-12 NHL.com midseason fantasy hockey awards.

AWARD Matt Cubeta Sergei Feldman Pete Jensen Justin Goldman Brian Metzer
MVP Evgeni Malkin Evgeni Malkin Claude Giroux Phil Kessel Evgeni Malkin
Honorable
Mention
Steven Stamkos
Tim Thomas
Daniel Sedin
Patrick Sharp
Evgeni Malkin
Jonathan Toews
Erik Karlsson
Brian Elliott
Phil Kessel
Claude Giroux
MVP - C Evgeni Malkin Evgeni Malkin Claude Giroux Evgeni Malkin Evgeni Malkin
Honorable
Mention
Steven Stamkos
Claude Giroux
Patrick Sharp
Claude Giroux
Evgeni Malkin
Jonathan Toews

Jonathan Toews
Steven Stamkos
Claude Giroux
Jonathan Toews
MVP - LW Daniel Sedin Daniel Sedin Daniel Sedin Daniel Sedin Patrick Sharp
Honorable
Mention
James Neal
Patrick Sharp
James Neal
Scott Hartnell
Patrick Sharp
Joffrey Lupul
James Neal
Patrick Sharp
Daniel Sedin
Thomas Vanek
MVP - RW Marian Hossa Marian Hossa Phil Kessel Phil Kessel Phil Kessel
Honorable
Mention
Phil Kessel
Marian Gaborik
Joffrey Lupul
Kris Versteeg
Marian Gaborik
Teemu Selanne
Claude Giroux
Marian Hossa
Marian Hossa
Joffrey Lupul
MVP - D Shea Weber Shea Weber Erik Karlsson Shea Weber Erik Karlsson
Honorable
Mention
Zdeno Chara
Nicklas Lidstrom
Zdeno Chara
Erik Karlsson
Shea Weber
Zdeno Chara
Zdeno Chara
Brian Campbell
Shea Weber
Zdeno Chara
MVP - G Tim Thomas Jimmy Howard Henrik Lundqvist Tim Thomas Tim Thomas
Honorable
Mention
Jimmy Howard
Henrik Lundqvist
Tim Thomas
Jonathan Quick
Tim Thomas
Jimmy Howard
Henrik Lundqvist
Jose Theodore
Jimmy Howard
Henrik Lundqvist
Biggest Surprise Brian Elliott Joffrey Lupul Brian Elliott Brian Elliott Joffrey Lupul
Honorable
Mention
Joffrey Lupul
Michael Del Zotto
Kris Versteeg
Brian Elliott
James Neal
Milan Michalek
Scott Hartnell
Jason Garrison
Kris Versteeg
Brian Campbell
Biggest Underachiever Ryan Miller Eric Staal Alex Ovechkin Alex Ovechkin Alex Ovechkin
Honorable
Mention
Bobby Ryan
Alexander Semin
Bobby Ryan
Jeff Carter
Bobby Ryan
Cam Ward
Eric Staal
Jonas Hiller
Drew Doughty
Bobby Ryan
Rookie Standout Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
Honorable
Mention
Craig Smith
Adam Henrique
Adam Henrique
Gabriel Landeskog
Craig Smith
Adam Henrique
Adam Henrique
Matt Read
Craig Smith
Matt Read
Keep an eye on ...
Mike Green Steven Stamkos Jeff Carter Valtteri Filppula Kyle Turris
Honorable Mention Ryan Getzlaf
Matt Duchene
Alex Ovechkin
Martin St. Louis
Ryan Kesler
Zach Parise
Ryan Kesler
Erik Gudbranson
Alex Burmistrov
Ryan Whitney
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