Dustin Nelson is a writer based out of NYC. His fantasy team is full of loafers.
February 26, 2015
Thursday Daily Puck: Trade Deadline Dry Run
The NHL had a dry run at the trade deadline on Wednesday, with four trades taking place in less than 24 hours.
February 19, 2015
Thursday Daily Puck: Hoffmania
The playoff picture in the West heats up, Landeskog is getting back on track, Varlamov is struggling, and just as (not) predicted, Mike Hoffman is playing great.
February 12, 2015
Thursday Daily Puck: Mid-February Trading Frenzy
Evander Kane, Drew Stafford, Jhonas Enroth, Tyler Myers, and Mark Arcobello all swapped sweaters on Wednesday. We take a look at what all these trades and waiver claims mean for your team.
February 5, 2015
Thursday Daily Puck: Principal Skinner's Scratch
Jeff Skinner is getting scratched, Pekka Rinne returns, and how Darcy Kuemper may be able to get you a little hidden value before the end of the year.
January 29, 2015
Thursday Daily Puck: Sens Get A Slice Of Za
Jason Spezza returns to Ottawa for the first time, plus two hot players overshadowed by superstars on their team, and Marc-Andre Fleury sends up red flags.
January 22, 2015
Thursday Daily Puck: Righting The Ship
The All-Star Break is upon us and it's time to right you very off-course ship with a hard look through the waiver wire.
January 15, 2015
Thursday Daily Puck: Dubnyk And Dubnyk And Dubnyk Right
The Minnesota Wild made a trade to acquire goaltender Devan Dubnyk and he could make a huge impact on fantasy rosters in the second half.
January 8, 2015
Thursday Daily Puck: Put Me In (New) Coach
With another coach getting sacked, we look at what effect a coaching transition can have on the fantasy-relevant players on that team.
December 31, 2014
Thursday Daily Puck: Winter Classic - Boredom Battle
I love outdoor hockey, but I'm going grumpy neighbor on it this year: It feels anything but Classic.
December 18, 2014
Thursday Daily Puck: May The Schwartz Be With You
What should you do with Jacob Trouba and Jaden Schwartz slated to miss extended time? We've got answers.
December 11, 2014
Thursday Daily Puck: Look Sharp
Be on the lookout for players coming off IR after month-long absences or more. You may be able to find the piece that leads to a championship.
December 4, 2014
Thursday Daily Puck: Funny Bryzness
Martin Brodeur and Ilya Bryzgalov are back, but are they really worth a look in your league? Plus, why do you still have Yakupov and Lecavalier on your team?!
November 19, 2014
Thursday Daily Puck: Don't Succumb To Vanek Panic
It's time to decide if you think a struggling player can turn it around, will prestigious players like Patrick Marleau, Mikko Koivu, Alex Goligoski, and Thomas Vanek turn around on early season struggles?
November 13, 2014
Thursday Daily Puck: Beleaf
Kessel isn't the only talent Maple Leaf that is providing value for fantasy owners despite the Leafs' struggles.
November 6, 2014
Thursday Daily Puck: Question Marc
Fleury gets a four-year extension and I play both sides of the argument on the Penguins-bump for forwards.
October 30, 2014
Thursday Daily Puck: Stand By Me
No more waiting. It's decision time. Cut your bad draft picks and decide who you're sticking by through lean times. Also, gloat.
October 23, 2014
Thursday Daily Puck: Dishonor For Connor
Sabres fans watch McDavid instead of the Sabres, Giroux has a different start, and Miller was absolutely terrible.
October 15, 2014
Thursday Daily Puck: Richards Don't Make the Man Rich
How to cash in on early season panic in your league.
September 11, 2014
2014-2015 Stars Preview: Where's the D in Big D?
The Stars added Jason Spezza and Ales Hemsky to an already-stacked forward corps in the offseason. But can those additions mask the team's weakness at the back end?
2014-2015 Sharks Preview: Don't Call it a Rebuild!
The Sharks have expressed a desire to find more ice time for promising youngsters such as Tomas Hertl, but that doesn't mean they'll become another Western Conference also-ran this season.
September 10, 2014
2014-2015 Wild Preview: Flush with Forwards
Surrounded by the most offensive talent he's ever enjoyed on the Wild power-play, defenseman Ryan Suter could have a shot at flirting with 50 points this season.
July 7, 2014
Free Agency Frenzy: Adjust Your Expectations For These Players On The Move
With Jason Spezza, Thomas Vanek, James Neal, and others on the move, we assess what impact these moves have on the 2014-15 fantasy outlook.
April 10, 2014
Thursday Daily Puck: Back In Black
Kris Letang is back for the Pens, Horton scores without playing, and the case is made for Erik Haula.
April 3, 2014
Thursday Daily Puck: Harding Practices Again
Josh Harding returns to the lineup, Corey Perry is made of magic, and both the Coyotes and the Maple Leafs need to get it together.
March 31, 2014
Monday Daily Puck: Playoff Talk
March 27, 2014
Thursday Daily Puck: Yes We Canuck
Don't look now, but the terrible Canucks might not be as terrible as we think they are.
March 19, 2014
Wednesday Daily Puck: There's No Place Like Home
Tuesday was a night of returns: Patrick Roy went back to Montreal, Matt Moulson went to Long Island, and Chris Kunitz Returned From Injury.
March 13, 2014
Thursday Daily Puck: The Canadian Line Dance
We take a look at what top lines are firing on all cylinders and which ones are struggling. Plus, the Flames beat the Ducks 7-2, just like I predicted.
March 6, 2014
Thursday Daily Puck: Trade Deadline Edition
St. Louis' a Ranger, Gabby a King, and Vanek a Hab, oh my! A flurry of action at the trade deadline and we're talking about what it means for your team.
February 27, 2014
Thursday Daily Puck: The Spirit Of St. Louis
St. Louis and Kesler want to get out of town and the Sedin's miserable slump limps on.
February 6, 2014
Thursday Daily Puck: Packing Up The Vanek
Stamkos is out of the Olympics and assessing how much Thomas Vanek will really cost Garth Snow.
January 30, 2014
Thursday Daily Puck: Midnight Oil
Scrivens stops 59 shots in record-setting shutout
January 23, 2014
Thursday Daily Puck: Another Del Zaster Movie?
Michael Del Zotto heads to Music City
January 16, 2014
Thursday Daily Puck: Scriving and Saving
Scrivens gets moved to Edmonton, Dubnyk to Nashville, and all the Canucks go to the penalty box
January 9, 2014
Thursday Daily Puck: The Roller Coaster Of Glove
January 1, 2014
Thursday Daily Puck: U.S. Olympic Roster Announced
Did Bobby Ryan get snubbed? Will Mike Yeo have a job at the end of the week?
December 19, 2013
Thursday Daily Puck: Ja Great
Jagr continues to topple records and climb the all-time scoring list in his 22nd NHL season.
December 11, 2013
Thursday Daily Puck: The Perry Games: Catching Fire
How you should handle injuries and suspensions on your team. Also, Corey Perry is unstoppable.
December 4, 2013
Thursday Daily Puck: King's Ransom
Is Henrik Lundqvist's new contract an albatross for all involved or is GM Glen Sather suffering from Stockholm Syndrome?
November 27, 2013
The Daily Puck: D-Day For DiPietro, T-Day For You
Former Islanders heading in opposite directions: DiPietro's AHL tryout comes to an end; Vanek on fire since his return.
November 20, 2013
Thursday Daily Puck: Marquee Clarke & the Funky Bunch
MacArthur and Berra steal the spotlight from the Ovi and Sid show.
November 13, 2013
Thursday Daily Puck: Malkin In The Middle
Malkin isn't really struggling; the Sabres and the Oilers are struggling.
November 6, 2013
Thursday Daily Puck: Hemsky Gets Job At The Rumor Mill
Hemsky, Yakupov, Kreider, and Del Zotto get their names bandied about in new trade rumors.
October 30, 2013
Thursday Daily Puck: Howl-o-ween Analysis
The Coyotes are terrible, I mean great, I mean fantasy great.
September 13, 2013
2013 Sharks Preview: Now or Never
The Sharks will need another big season from Antti Niemi as their window could be closing fast with a number of key veterans in the final year of their contracts.
April 29, 2013
NHL Playoff Sleepers: The 12 Knights of Postseason Glory
Dustin Nelson highlights 12 potential sleepers for your playoff pools, Nazem Kadri of the Leafs among them.