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.