Front Line: Downie best of the pests

Weekly news, notes and rankings on fantasy hockey forwards

Updated: January 5, 2010, 2:36 PM ET
By Sean Allen | Special to ESPN.com

He can be a controversial player, and his route to the NHL was certainly paved with conflict, but Tampa Bay Lightning RW Steve Downie is fantasy gold no matter which way you look at him.

Maybe you don't remember why a guy like Downie can be so enticing because it has been a while since we actually had a true pest performance in the NHL. In 2005-06, Sean Avery and Chris Neil both put up more than 30 points and 200 penalty minutes. That is probably the last time we saw a really good ...

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