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AMOS FROM LAS VEGAS, NEVADA just made a trade and has an empty spot on his roster. His current arsenal of forwards includes Steven Stamkos (C), Ryan Kesler (C), Logan Couture (C/LW), Chris Kunitz (LW), Ryane Clowe (LW/RW), Michael Ryder (RW) and Radim Vrbata (RW). He’s looking to add a winger who can provide both points and PIMs, and has narrowed his choices down to Steve Downie and Steve Ott.
This question deals with two gritty wingers of similar build that can bolster any fantasy team for its playoff push. There are likely teams out of the playoff race in many leagues -- especially keeper ones -- so this question can apply to owners who may see Downie (owned in 46 percent of Yahoo! leagues) or Ott (35 percent) on the waiver wire and also those in deeper leagues who are torn on whether to acquire either Downie or Ott via trade. Both touch on PIMs and hits with regularity, and have also proven to be catalysts on the offensive end for their respective clubs.