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Oilers Fantasy Hockey Forecast - 03/13/2012

by Travis Knee / Edmonton Oilers

The week started with a hard-fought 3-2 win over the Sharks in San Jose last Tuesday night. Since that game, the Oilers have dropped three in a row to finish the fantasy week 1-3.

Things started to go wrong with a 5-3 loss to Montreal at home last Thursday. The Oilers had a chance to catch a struggling Habs team in the standings but failed to do so. That effort was followed by a 3-2 shootout loss in Colorado and revenge for San Jose in a 3-2 win over Edmonton at Rexall last night.
Oilers this week

The Oilers come out of the week with a record of 26-36-7 for 59 points on the season.


The Oilers will now turn their attention to three home games this week. They will start with their third meeting of the season with the Columbus Blue Jackets tomorrow night. 

Edmonton will follow that up with the 'Battle of Alberta' on Friday night and finish with a Phoenix team desperate for points on Sunday.


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The newly introduced salaries for all our highlighted players will take place following Wednesday's game versus Columbus. At the end of Wednesday's game, all remaining players salaries will be reset to their real cap hit values as normal.  

Here are this week’s salary amendments:


The Oilers didn't have the greatest of weeks overall but Taylor Hall continued to be consistent offensively. Hall has scored in each of the last three games, bringing him to 26 on the season.  

While Hall continues to push towards his first 30-goal campaign, what's even more encouraging is the 'compete' level Taylor brings with him night in and night out. Although the team may be struggling, Taylor Hall is not! 


Ales Hemsky was lowered from his base 4 million dollar salary last week and will continue to drop this week. Hemsky skated top-six minutes in all four games over this past fantasy week, recording zero points in that time.

Hemsky now has just five goals in 56 games this season to go along with 29 points. He is a minus 17 for the season and has not played with any consistency.
JEFF PETRY ($1M > $3M)

Jeff continues to develop into a great all-around defenceman for the Edmonton Oilers. Petry logged big minutes again in the last four games and was steady, finishing at +1.   

Petry joined Ladislav Smid as the only players on the team with over 100 hits and 100 blocked shots so far this season. WIth 624 fantasy points on the year, Petry is a very reliable pick.

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