Every Friday during the season, NHL.com fantasy hockey expert Matt Cubeta will provide you with an in-depth analysis of fantasy right wings in our weekly segment: "Right of Way." From updated right wing rankings to guys you should keep a close eye on and much more, Cubeta will be your fantasy right wing expert all season long.
After breaking down and comparing Craig Smith
and Alexander Steen
to some of the League's most prominent players Wednesday and Thursday, today we'll wrap up this fun little game with the right wings. We will present you with the stat lines for the three players without telling you who they are -- and then we'll reveal the players and explain the comparison.
28 games -- 10 G, 8 A, plus-6, 28 PIMs, 3 PPP, 78 SOG
25 games -- 11 G, 8 A, plus-2, 29 PIMs, 5 PPP, 82 SOG
25 games -- 12 G, 9 A, plus-7, 8 PIMs, 5 PPP, 80 SOG
Clearly all three players have produced similar fantasy value -- in fact they are separated by just four ranking spots in Yahoo! Leagues. The biggest difference is Player Z has just eight penalty minutes, but Player Z also sports the best plus-minus rating and has the most goals of the three guys.