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Proposition 2 (percent): Introducing Nicklas Bergfors

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We've tried to give our best fantasy push on Nicklas Bergfors(notes). You've done your best to ignore our promotion. If you pass on tonight's propaganda, we'll just assume you don't want to make your fantasy team better.

The Devils have been playing the waiting game on the oft-injured Bergfors, their first-round pick back in 2005, but the speedy Swede has finally started paying dividends this year. The right winger popped home a couple of goals in Wednesday's victory over Washington, with both markers coming on the power play. He's shooting the puck plenty – 43 shots in 13 games – and he's starting to get more quality ice time, solidifying his spot as a Top 6 forward in New Jersey. Pedigree tied to opportunity, don't you love it when a plan comes together?

Okay, we're still talking about a modest 4-4-8 line through 13 games, but keep in mind most of the production has come in recent action (4-2-6 in his last six starts). Perhaps that's not enough to grab Bergfors in the most shallow of formats, but in medium and deeper groups, find a slot for him. He's got a legitimate shot at 25-30 goals, honest, and if he doesn't get hurt he'll finish with well over 200 shots.

Bergfors is on all three of my teams. We've written about him in the NHL Skinny, the Red-Light District and the Neutral Zone Wrap. We're trying. His ownership level still rests at two percent. Give the kid a shot.

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