Fantasy Spin: Lupul catalyst for Leafs' hot start

by Sergei J. Feldman / NHL.com
While he may not be as hot as the Northeast Division leading Toronto Maple Leafs, right wing Joffrey Lupul is pretty close.

Joffrey Lupul
Right Wing - TOR
GOALS: 4 | ASST: 3 | PTS: 7
SOG: 18 | +/-: 7
Through five games -- in which the Maple Leafs have gone 4-0-1 -- Lupul has amassed four goals, three assists, two power play goals and 18 shots. Moreover, he ranks third in the League in plus-minus with a plus-seven rating.

After a few subpar seasons and a couple of address changes, Lupul has found a home in Toronto and is resembling his old self again. Playing alongside a scoring threat like Phil Kessel has helped the winger rediscover his sniper ways.

Though he's far from a household name, Lupul has quietly scored at least 20 goals three times, including a career-high of 28 in 2005-06.

Fantasy owners would be wise to follow the hot play of the Leafs, as it will likely translate into a great fantasy season for Lupul.