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January 10, 2017
Evan Berofsky recaps the first half of the season, looking at his biggest surprises, disappointments, and others with potential down the stretch -- like Nikita Scherbak of the Habs.
January 3, 2017
Evan Berofsky rings in the new year by discussing a few forwards that are hot, some that aren't, and others worth keeping an eye on as the second half approaches.
December 27, 2016
Evan Berofksy looks at his risers, fallers and players to watch one last time before the calendar flips to 2017, highlighting Josh Bailey as a nice surprise so far this season.
December 20, 2016
Evan Berofsky reminds readers that when it comes to poor fantasy decisions, donít dwell on the negative but instead focus on the proper way to handle situations the next time they happen.
December 13, 2016
Evan Berofsky discusses how to make the most out of your roster moves and looks at a few forwards that spark interest this week.
December 6, 2016
Evan Berofsky reminds owners of struggling fantasy squads to stay the course, then delivers his risers, fallers and in-betweeners of the week.
November 29, 2016
Evan Berofsky recaps the first quarter of the season, looking at his biggest surprises and disappointments to date with an additional focus on those worth watching as the calendar flips to December.
November 22, 2016
Evan Berofsky pauses to give thanks before getting into his winners, losers and in-betweeners among NHL forwards this week.
November 15, 2016
Evan Berofsky loves what he's seen from Alex Galchenyuk, Antoine Roussel and Cam Atkinson lately, recommending them as his top picks of the week.
November 8, 2016
Evan Berofsky takes a moment on America's day of decision to remind us that our fantasy hockey decisions also have consequences in this week's edition of Left, Right and Center.
November 1, 2016
Evan Berofsky looks at who's hot, cold and trending up as the calendar flips to November.
October 25, 2016
Evan Berofsky looks at who's hot, cold and trending up as players really start settling in this season.
October 18, 2016
Evan Berofsky looks at who's hot, cold and trending up in his second edition of his forwards column with a week of the NHL season in the books.
October 11, 2016
Evan Berofsky's new column on forwards begins with a few suggestions for Week 1 fantasy lineups, including playmaking Bruins center Ryan Spooner.
August 16, 2016
Evan Berofsky points out 10 NHL players who should be priced low on draft day, but could return significant profits for fantasy owners, including young Av Mikko Rantanen.
March 29, 2016
Evan Berofsky's final column of 2015-16 offers up a group of veterans who have produced this year -- like Arizona's Shane Doan -- but face uncertain outlooks for the future.
March 22, 2016
Evan Berofsky reviews some players who have disappointed this year, but could rebound to provide value next season, like Winnipeg's Jacob Trouba.
March 15, 2016
Evan Berofsky highlights several players who have been hot lately, but still should be avoided by fantasy owners looking for production down the stretch, like Toronto's Nazem Kadri.
March 8, 2016
Evan Berofsky recommends some under-owned players for the stretch run, including the Senators' Mika Zibanejad, skating first-line minutes in the absence of the injured Kyle Turris.
March 1, 2016
Evan Berofsky bemoans a fairly quiet NHL trade deadline that featured precious few fantasy assets, but a number of players on the back sides of their careers, like new Flames netminder Niklas Backstrom.
February 23, 2016
Evan Berofsky invents and hands out a number of unique awards, including naming Cory Schneider his leading candidate to go on a playoff-making run like the one we saw from Ottawa's Andrew Hammond last year.
February 16, 2016
Evan Berofsky continues his tour through the league by providing his take on five NHL teams, including a Boston squad that's benefiting greatly from Brad Marchand's stunning goal-scoring success this year.
February 9, 2016
Evan Berofsky takes a look into the fortunes of five NHL franchises, including the East-leading Caps, who have a new top scorer this year in Evgeny Kuznetsov.
February 2, 2016
Evan Berofsky covers the angles on five more teams, including the Ducks, who have been playing better and are getting Cam Fowler back from a knee injury out of the All-Star break.
January 26, 2016
Evan Berofsky covers the latest storylines for five NHL teams, including Nathan MacKinnon and the Avs starting to go on a heater.
January 12, 2016
John Tavares isn't leading the Islanders in points, and that's not the only unexpected midseason factoid Evan Berofsky has to point out in his latest look around the league.
January 5, 2016
Evan Berofsky singles out Jaromir Jagr for helping to revitalize a Panthers team that's stunningly emerged to lead the the Atlantic Division.
December 29, 2015
Evan Berofsky includes the Oilers' Anton Lander among lesser-known names on depth lines and in the AHL who could pay fantasy dividends in 2016, if only they get the opportunity.
December 22, 2015
In his penultimate column before the new year, Evan Berofsky points out hockey players who are fantasy fool's gold, like surprisingly productive Carolina defenseman Ron Hainsey.
December 15, 2015
Evan Berofsky examines some of the biggest breakouts in the early going, like Detroit's Dylan Larkin, whose surprising early productivity may not be sustainable.
December 8, 2015
Evan Berofsky identifies a group of slow starters -- most of them young, like Anaheim's Cam Fowler -- who look like they could pick up the pace as the season progresses.
December 1, 2015
Evan Berofsky completes his look around all 30 NHL teams, including a Wild squad that's lost six times in its last 10 and is still waiting for Zach Parise to return to form post-injury.
November 24, 2015
Evan Berofsky notes in his latest look around the league that the Stars are seeking more secondary scoring from the likes of Alex Goligoski even while the top line puts on a show every night.
November 10, 2015
Evan Berofsky tackles a five-pack of NHL squads, including a Kings team that's recovered from a rough start on the strength of Tyler Toffoli's star turn.
November 3, 2015
Evan Berofsky checks in with some NHL teams that can't decide whether they're good or bad yet, including a healthy Pascal Dupuis looking like part of the solution in Pittsburgh.
October 27, 2015
Evan Berofsky helps you plan your fantasy team's future with a review of struggling players as well as success stories, like Washington's Matt Niskanen.
October 20, 2015
Evan Berofsky looks at how the Habs are making it work behind players like David Desharnais, as there's more to their success than netminder Carey Price.
October 7, 2015
Evan Berofsky really likes Roberto Luongo (shown in less happy times with the Canucks) this season.
September 1, 2015
It's report card time. Evan Berofsky grades each team's offseason moves, and the Red Wings get high marks for their signing of Mike Green from Washington.
June 3, 2015
RotoWire's Evan Berofsky previews the Stanley Cup Final and makes his pick for the Conn Smythe Trophy.
May 16, 2015
Evan Berofsky sheds some light on the conference finals and can't imagine where the Rangers would be without Henrik Lundqvist.
April 30, 2015
Evan Berofsky sizes up the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs as an awakened Patrick Sharp leads the Blackhawks against the Wild.
April 13, 2015
Evan Berofsky sizes up the Stanley Cup playoffs and finds a winner in St. Louis and David Backes, who leads his playoff-pool rankings.
April 7, 2015
Evan Berofsky looks at surprises from this season who are destined to fail next season, including Patrick Marleau, who likely is done as a Shark.
March 31, 2015
Evan Berofsky looks for struggling players who might rebound next season, including Columbus' Boone Jenner.
March 24, 2015
Evan Berofsky warns that focusing only on recent stats could be a big detriment for fantasy owners this time of year.
March 17, 2015
Evan Berofsky looks at lesser-owned players likely available in most leagues whom can be added now to help owners during the stretch drive, including Buffalo's Matt Moulson.
March 3, 2015
Evan Berofsky examines the fantasy fallout from this year's trades and counts Anthony Duclair, who is headed to Arizona, among the long-term winners.
February 24, 2015
Evan Berofsky picks his winners for his annual hockey awards, including the Jonathan Cheechoo Memorial Award.
February 17, 2015
Evan Berofsky checks in on the Flyers, who are climbing back into contention with Ray Emery as a capable No. 1 while Steve Mason is sidelined.
February 10, 2015
As Evan Berofsky explains, the Islanders did not overreact when Kyle Okposo went down, and the inactivity is paying off.
January 26, 2015
Sean Monahan has registered eight points in his last 10 games as the Flames attempt to hold onto the final playoff spot in the West.
January 15, 2015
Aleksander Barkov is back to help out a Florida team that is already enjoying one of its best seasons in recent memory.
January 7, 2015
Evan Berofsky crows about the WJC, plus piles on a few well-earned digs at the Sabres, Oilers and Olli Jokinen as he starts his second tour around the NHL.
December 29, 2014
Nail Yakupov has fallen again, and RotoWire's Evan Berofsky believes he won't get back up.
December 23, 2014
RotoWire's Evan Berofsky identifies some of the early season surprises that are likely to continue their strong play.
December 15, 2014
Derick Brassard may be sidelined with a case of the mumps that's spreading around the league, but the Rangers are still thriving, writes RotoWire's Evan Berofsky.
December 8, 2014
Blake Comeau has stepped into the breach of the Penguins' forward injuries and looks to have a productive role going forward.
December 4, 2014
With the primary components of the Red Wings healthy and playing together, they are getting much better results.
November 17, 2014
Evan Berofsky looks at some of the early season dogs in the NHL, including one high pedigree cat that could win you a blue ribbon if you pick him up.
November 10, 2014
Evan Berofsky talks about some of the early season surprises that might fall back to earth, including the Blues' Jori Lehtera, who hasn't made it through the full grind of the NHL season.
November 4, 2014
Alex Galchenyuk has fulfilled the sleeper potential that many saw for him, but even though his team is flying high there are some potential potholes in the road ahead.
October 29, 2014
Alexander Steen is among the many Blues off to mediocre starts for the Blues, but teammate Jaden Schwartz is off to a tremendous start.
October 21, 2014
The Blackhawks are flying out of the gate despite getting next to nothing out of Brad Richards to begin with. Evan Berofsky takes a look at five teams in this week's NZW.
October 6, 2014
Brian Elliott is beginning the year as the starting goalie on a strong team, but RotoWire's Evan Berofsky believes that he could lose the job to Jake Allen at some point this season.
September 29, 2014
Can Charlie Coyle and company take the next step in Minnesota? RotoWire's Evan Berofsky thinks that the potential is there for he and his Wild teammate Nino Niederreiter.
June 4, 2014
RotoWire's Evan Berofsky predicts that the Rangers, led by Henrik Lundqvist's superior goaltending, will prevail in six games.
May 17, 2014
Evan Berofsky previews the Conference Finals, picking Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers to beat the Habs in the East.
May 1, 2014
Evan Berofsky believes that the second round will be Tuukka Time in an Original Six matchup against the Habs.
April 15, 2014
Evan Berofsky predicts that the Ducks will beat the Rangers to win the Cup this year, and gives you some tips for your playoff pools.
April 7, 2014
Mark Streit has had some quiet stretches with the Flyers this season despite a pretty good overall season. Evan Berofsky suggests that those scoring droughts could occur with more frequency next season.
April 1, 2014
Some of his young teammates on the Wild have drawn more attention, but Charlie Coyle has been quite useful for his fantasy owners recently.
March 25, 2014
Patrik Berglund may have evolved into a good all-around player, but he still falls short of our fantasy needs in most formats.
March 18, 2014
Evan Berofsky identifies a few late-season performers that you can from the waiver wire to push you over the top.
March 10, 2014
Evan Berofsky reviews some of the less obvious trade deadline players and explains why you shouldn't be too excited about the notion of Dustin Penner playing with the Caps.
February 18, 2014
Dougie Hamilton is one of the young guys with fresh legs that could give you a good kick down the stretch run.
February 11, 2014
Thinking about trading for Ben Scrivens in part due to his 59-save game? Evan Berofsky would rather you not do so.
February 4, 2014
Tuukka Rask is getting more rest than his fantasy owners would like, with Chad Johnson scooping up the extra wins.
January 29, 2014
Henrik Zetterberg will return to the Olympics to try to win another gold medal for Tre Kronor.
January 28, 2014
The Lightning have been rolling despite the absence of Steven Stamkos - Evan Berofsky talks about who has been carrying the load for them lately, and speculates on the top five fictional places for the next outdoor NHL games.
January 14, 2014
Despite injuries to players like Logan Couture and Zach Parise, the Sharks and the Wild are hanging in there thanks to their depth.
January 7, 2014
The Florida Panthers surprised many by taking Aleksander Barkov second overall in last year's draft, but so far the returns have been positive.
December 30, 2013
Mike Smith anchors the list of players that have performed under their expectations in the first half but might break through clean on the other side.
December 28, 2013
Dustin Penner is one Duck that has returned to the fold, and while he started off great, things aren't quite what they were quacked up to be lately.
December 16, 2013
Jimmy Howard got hurt in practice, just the latest of the Red Wings' injury woes. Evan Berofsky discusses how they are addressing those woes, along with four other squads.
November 26, 2013
Kyle Okposo and Frans Nielsen have given those on the Island hope that they might win a playoff series this season.
November 19, 2013
Even after Steven Stamkos's brutal injury, Evan Berofsky suggests that there's good value to be found in Tampa Bay.
November 13, 2013
In addition to buying low on the struggling Flyers (who started their breakout Tuesday night), Evan Berofsky lists a few other slow starters that you should try to invest in.
November 5, 2013
Kyle Okposo is off to a great start, but it's another Islander forward that Evan Berofsky believes you should sell-high.
October 21, 2013
Evan Berofsky says not to blame Ryan Miller for the Sabres' mess.
October 14, 2013
Nathan MacKinnon and the Avs are flying high. How likely is it to last? Evan Berofsky examines some of the high-flying and low-lying teams at the start of the season.
October 9, 2013
Niklas Backstrom makes Evan Berofsky's list of players to avoid this year.
September 30, 2013
Evan Berofsky believes that Ryan Miller could be a good candidate for a bounceback season.
April 29, 2013
Evan Berofsky picks Marian Hossa and the Blackhawks to beat the Bruins in six.
April 27, 2013
Brendan Gallagher has had a big year for the Habs, but Evan Berofsky warns that this doesn't portend fantasy stardom for him.
April 19, 2013
Derick Brassard has been at home in his new home in New York.
April 5, 2013
Marian Gaborik saw himself skating on the Rangers' fourth line before getting dealt to Columbus at the trade deadline. Evan Berofsky discusses what remains with the Rangers.
March 24, 2013
The Lightning have another undersized forward cut in the mold of Martin St. Louis - Evan Berofsky talks about that player and others this week.
March 15, 2013
Erik Johnson is back after an 11-game absence thanks to a concussion. Can he get back on his once-promising track?
March 1, 2013
Corey Crawford is riding high so far, but between injuries and the presence of Ray Emery, his owners need to be vigilant nightly to check if he's starting.
February 22, 2013
The Maple Leafs are benefitting from the shortened season. Evan Berofsky breaks them and others down this week.
February 14, 2013
If you've held on to Travis Zajac so far, keep the faith, says Evan Berofsky.
February 1, 2013
Kyle Turris is off to a great start for the 5-1-1 Sens.
January 25, 2013
Evan Berofsky reacts to the first block of games in this compressed NHL schedule.
January 11, 2013
Someone has to pick up the slack in Jersey - Travis Zajac might be that man.
December 25, 2012
Bummed out that you can't see Mikhail Grigorenko? At least you can follow him in the World Junior Hockey Championship that begins this week.
December 7, 2012
Dwight King was on top of the world in the playoffs last season, but he's more likely to be a fantasy pauper than a fantasy king this season.
November 23, 2012
Brayden Schenn had just 18 points in the regular season as a rookie, but rallied for nine points in 11 playoff games and could be primed for a big sophomore season breakout.
November 11, 2012
Evan Berofsky tracks those making a mark in the AHL during the lockout, and those that appeared destined to disappoint.
October 28, 2012
Ales Hemsky is tearing it up in the Czech League.
October 19, 2012
Here's hoping we don't lose Teemu Selanne's final season.
October 13, 2012
In auction formats, you might be better off avoiding paying full price for elite players like Steven Stamkos. Evan Berofsky discusses that and other strategy tips in this week's article.
September 3, 2012
The Rangers finally got that coveted power forward with the acquisition of Rick Nash from Columbus, but was it enough to earn a high grade?
May 30, 2012
Dustin Brown has been a dominant force in the playoffs for the Kings.
May 13, 2012
Jonathan Quick has been lights out in the playoffs so far. Can he keep it up against the Yotes?
April 27, 2012
Evan Berofsky previews the second round of the playoffs. Claude Giroux tops his list of likely Conn Smythe candidates.
April 10, 2012
Evan Berofsky breaks down the playoff skaters into tiers, and thinks that the Penguins will win the Cup.
March 31, 2012
Who is still worth paying attention to over the last week of the season?
March 22, 2012
Ales Hemsky has kept performing at a high level since his big new contract.
March 16, 2012
Things are getting worse in Toronto, not better. Losing Joffrey Lupul was a big blow.
March 9, 2012
Kris Versteeg's bad week didn't cost Evan a playoff spot in the RotoWire Staff League.
March 2, 2012
Ilya Kovalchuk has a new quarterback on the power play.
February 10, 2012
February 3, 2012
One good tactic is to get extra goalies in hope of them getting extra playing time. So perhaps someone like Jonathan Bernier would be a good grab now, in case he gets traded.
January 27, 2012
Zach Bogosian didn't make it to All-Star weekend, but he's having a great year with the Jets.
January 20, 2012
Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers lost on Thursday, but generally they've been on fire in January.
January 12, 2012
Trying to stay on top of things after the New Year can be a challenge.
December 30, 2011
Evan Berofsky sorts out which disappointments should come back and which ones you should forget about.
December 23, 2011
Don't be the one giving a fruitcake in your trade offers.
December 16, 2011
The road to fantasy success is rarely paved with good intentions.
December 2, 2011
When something breaks (like a player), try to fix it with a similar, interchangeable part.
November 25, 2011
Evan Berofsky's first list article of the season breaks down the early season surprises.
November 17, 2011
Who gets to ride shotgun with the Sedin's in Vancouver?
November 10, 2011
Breaking up is hard to do, even for fantasy owners.
November 3, 2011
Irrational decisions won't win a fantasy league, but is it time to panic about Jarome Iginla anyway?
October 27, 2011
Evan Berofsky sticks to his guns after a tough week. Meanwhile, Ryan Miller and the Sabres would be better off if they had not faced the Bolts.
October 20, 2011
Evan Befofsky takes a look at the hot-starting Panthers.
October 13, 2011
It's always important to stay patient with young stars, more so in keeper leagues, as the career path of Steven Stamkos illustrates.
October 6, 2011
Ryan Kesler is among those players who won't be ready for the start of the regular season.
September 30, 2011
Jonathan Quick could lose additional playing time to Jonathan Bernier this year.
August 22, 2011
The Flyers got the goaltender they desired, but it cost them both Jeff Carter (pictured) and Mike Richards in order to make the cap room.
June 1, 2011
Evan Berofsky picks the Bruins to win and Tim Thomas to win the Conn Smythe.
May 14, 2011
Evan Berofsky chimes in with his Conference Finals predictions. The Bruins' Tim Thomas was one of the reasons why he had the Bruins in the Finals.
April 28, 2011
Evan Berofsky likes Patrick Marleau and the Sharks to advance in the second round over the Wings.
April 12, 2011
Evan Berofsky chimes in with his take on the playoff rankings.
April 1, 2011
A quick look at who is peaking as the regular season concludes.
March 21, 2011
March 12, 2011
February 26, 2011
Joe Thornton and crew are getting it done in the Pacific Division.
February 18, 2011
The NHL trade deadline may be overhyped and leave you underwhelmed, but it's interesting to create your own transaction scenarios.
February 13, 2011
You need to be ready to grab the proper replacement when injuries strike.
February 4, 2011
Saku Koivu is no longer with the Habs, but he should be useful again in the stretch run for the Ducks.
January 29, 2011
Jason Spezza is coming back from injury soon, but what is he coming back to?
January 21, 2011
The Red Wings are missing a slew of players, including Pavel Datsyuk.
January 14, 2011
January 7, 2011
Carolina is starting to develop a good young base of players.
December 31, 2010
Once Marc Savard picks up the pace, Boston's lineup could really take off.
December 17, 2010
Rick Nash is still playing well, but a number of other players on Columbus are struggling.
December 10, 2010
Corey Crawford has taken over most of the starting duties between the pipes for the Blackhawks.
December 3, 2010
Marc Savard has returned for the Bruins.
November 26, 2010
Brian Campbell is getting less power play time than he used to.
November 18, 2010
The Sharks are still missing what Rob Blake brought to the table.
November 11, 2010
Evan Berofsky continues his tour around the league.
November 6, 2010
October 29, 2010
The Rangers have made do despite the absence of Marian Gaborik, thanks to the contributions of Sean Avery (pictured) and others.
October 22, 2010
Evan Berofsky continues his tour around the league.
October 14, 2010
Tomas Kopecky is settling in nicely on the Blackhawks' top line.
October 7, 2010
Did you lose Mark Streit? Evan Berofsky discusses some of your alternatives in filling the void.
September 29, 2010
Olli Jokinen (pictured) makes Evan Berofsky's
July 21, 2010
Alexander Frolov remains a free agent, thanks in part to the Ilya Kovalchuk mess.
June 30, 2010
Evan Berofsky previews what each team might do starting on July 1. Ilya Kovalchuk will be looking for a new home.
May 29, 2010
Duncan Keith would gladly give up his front teeth for a Stanley Cup title.
July 30, 2007