Hockey News: Terrific Tucker

Updated: November 6, 2006, 2:41 PM ET
By Darryl Dobbs | Special to ESPN.com
In 1998-99, Darcy Tucker led the Tampa Bay Lightning in scoring. Even then, with just 43 points his value in fantasy circles was that of a depth player, unless the pool counted penalty minutes. However, his 176 penalty minutes that year is a total he has not come close to hitting in any season since.

From an offensive perspective, Tucker bounced back and forth for five seasons between 32 and 59 points before reaching a career high last season of 61 points. Suddenly, in a lot of pools, he is worthy of a pro-roster spot -- especially ones that give points for his 100 penalty minutes.

So what does the Toronto Maple Leafs forward do for an encore?


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