Looking to add a valuable defenseman for the stretch run in your fantasy league? Dennis Wideman just might be the guy to grab. Owned in 46 percent of Yahoo! fantasy leagues, Wideman was traded Monday from the Florida Panthers to the Washington Capitals for a third-round pick in the 2011 Entry Draft and prospect Jake Hauswirth.
If you take away one stat category, Wideman's minus-26 rating, you'd be looking at an extremely useful fantasy blueliner. With his departure from the Eastern Conference's 12th-place team, Wideman's one hurtful fantasy category should be on the rise. Besides his plus/minus, the 27-year-old has 9 goals and 33 points in 61 games this season, as well as 33 penalty minutes, 19 power-play points and 135 shots on goal. His 19 power-play points are pretty incredible, considering the Panthers have the No. 29 power play, converting just 13.7 percent of the time.