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JAMES FROM CALGARY has Corey Crawford and Jonas Hiller occupying the crease for his fantasy team. Because of a mediocre start to the season for the Anaheim Ducks, he is considering dropping Hiller for Nikolai Khabibulin:
The only goalie in the League with 5-plus wins and no regulation losses is finally getting legitimate attention. At 38, Khabibulin (6-0-2, 0.98, .963, 2 SO) has been untouchable this season, and the Oilers have found confidence offensively as a result. He's a trendy pick-up these days (ownership hike in Yahoo! leagues from 57 to 71 percent this week), but don't drop a top-15 goalie like Hiller (4-4-3, 2.61, .904, 1 SO) for "The Bulin Wall" just yet.
Anaheim's offense has been inconsistent early on, but everyone's favorite hockey quote, "Ducks fly together," still applies to this team. When Teemu Selanne
is out-racing 20-year-old's and Corey Perry
is in MVP form, few can contend with this flock on both ends of the ice. Therefore, disposing Hiller a month into the season is ludicrous. But if Khabibulin is still available in your league, it's worth dropping your worst skater for him. Having a trio of Crawford (6-2-2, 2.33, 9.19), Hiller and Khabibulin gives you the depth to contend for a championship. You don't want to be left empty-handed if Khabibulin does his best Tim Thomas
impression and somehow keeps this up.