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Fantasy sports articles written by Jason Chen

Friday Daily Puck: Broadway's Dimming Lights

The Rangers can't score and are on the verge of elimination. Can they pull through?

Friday Daily Puck: Electric in Montreal, Wild in Chicago

The Lightning begin their series in Montreal while the Wild head to the Windy City. How do the teams match up in Round 2?

Friday Daily Puck: The Habs and Hab Nots

The Jets are out. Are the Senators and Penguins next?

Friday Daily Puck: A Moment For Mrazek

Mrazek saves 44 to lead Detroit, Allen loses series opener. Now what?

Blue Line Buzz: Top Playoff Defensemen

Jason Chen ranks his top defensemen from each team in the playoffs.

Friday Daily Puck: The Usurpers

The West's eight have been set. Who draws whom and how will it shake out?

Blue Line Buzz: Final Week Top 50

Jason Chen returns to break down his top-50 defensemen for the final week of the regular season.

Friday Daily Puck: Big Bad Buff

Dustin Byfuglien's suspension comes at the worst possible time. Can the Jets fend off the competition and enter the second dance?

Blue Line Buzz: Top-50 Defensemen of the Week

Jason Chen is back with his top-50 defensemen for this week, headlined by the Senators' Erik Karlsson.

Friday Daily Puck: Hamm It Up

Andrew Hammond's streak ended. It was going to happen. So do the Bruins have a chance now?

Blue Line Buzz: Rest of Season Top-50 Defensemen

Jason Chen breaks down his cheatsheet for the top-50 defensemen from now until the end of the season.

Friday Daily Puck: 718 Glasses Of Jagr Bombs On The Wall...

Jaromir Jagr scored his 718th goal Thursday, moving him past Phil Esposito. A quick look at how good the future Hall of Famer really is.

Blue Line Buzz: New York, New York

The Islanders have locked up their top defensive pairing until 2022, and unlike previous contracts dealt out by the team, they make sense financially.

Friday Daily Puck: The Return of the Kings

The Kings are making things interesting in the Western Conference. With only a handful of playoff spots left, which teams have the best chance or going to the second dance?

Blue Line Buzz: Replacing Toughness

Dustin Byfulgien may be the league's toughest player, but the Jets will have to figure out how to fill his void for the next 2-to-4 weeks while he sits with an upper-body injury.

Friday Daily Puck: The Schlemko Shamer

With Mark Giordano out, newly acquired defenseman David Schlemko stepped up big time.

Blue Line Buzz: Who Got Better in the Back?

Jason Chen breaks down the defensive changes throughout the league after the trade deadline, while highlighting P.K. Subban's strong play of late.

Friday Daily Puck: Clarkson's Blues and Jagr's Moves

The Leafs ship David Clarkson to Columbus and the Devils send Jaromir Jagr to Florida. What's next?

Blue Line Buzz: Around the League

Jason Chen discusses the possibility of the Bruins trading Zdeno Chara.

Friday Daily Puck: Advanced Basics

The NHL will be rolling advanced stats onto their website soon. Can fantasy players use them?

Blue Line Buzz: Predators Go All In

Jason Chen breaks down Sunday's big trade that sent Cody Franson to Nashville where he could end up as the Predators' No. 2 scoring option.

Friday Daily Puck: There's No Place Like Home

Nabokov returns to San Jose to retire a Shark. A look back at one of the best goalies of a generation.

Blue Line Buzz: The Next Lidstrom

Jason Chen checks in around the league, including one player he's deemed the next Nicklas Lidstrom.

Friday Daily Puck: Pretty Ducky

Anaheim's 5-2 win against Nashville vaulted them to the top of the league. Are they really the league's best team?

Blue Line Buzz: On the Move

Jason Chen covers some names that could have big fantasy value swings if they move before the trade deadline.

Friday Daily Puck: Everything's Coming Up Clendening

The world has ended and the Canucks have consummated a trade with the Blackhawks. Can Clendening fill in for Bieksa?

Blue Line Buzz: Positive Vibes for Pietrangelo

Alex Pietrangelo was one of Jason Chen's Performers of the Week in his column this week.

Blue Line Buzz: Power Play Shakeup in Montreal

P.K. Subban remains on the Habs top power play unit, but they have shaken up the other blueliners involved. Plus, Jason Chen writes about the return of a key defenseman in Columbus.

Friday Daily Puck: The Backup Plan

Pekka Rinne's injury means Carter Hutton gets the job by default. But is he Nashville's only hope?

Friday Daily Puck: Not So Wild

The Wild are struggling and Mike Yeo's on the hot seat. Are their players worth hanging onto?

Blue Line Buzz: Slow Starters Paying Dividends

Alexander Edler has turned it around after a slow start, an event projected by advanced metrics.

Friday Daily Puck: Capital Victory

What did we learn from the Caps' narrow victory at Nationals Park? And the Canucks' late-game collapse?

Blue Line Buzz: Boxing Day Bargains

Mike Green is thriving under coach Barry Trotz's system. Jason Chen uses advanced metrics to help identify potential future bargains on the blue line.

Friday Daily Puck: Not The Good Kind of Blues

The Blues blew a 3-0 lead Thursday night against the Kings, which begs the question - are they good enough to win the Cup?

Blue Line Buzz: Value Added

Who are some of the players that add sneaky value if you avoid taking the big name defensemen like Drew Doughty? Jason Chen elaborates in this week's column.

Friday Daily Puck: Will The Real Good Teams Please Stand Up?

As the season approaches the halfway mark, keep an eye on the standings and which teams are quickly falling out of the race.

Blue Line Buzz: Guardians of the Galaxy

Mark Giordano is the very early favorite for the Norris Trophy. Jason Chen reviews the top performers a quarter of the way through the season.

Blue Line Buzz: Tired Ducks

The Ducks' top three defensemen are already logging monster minutes, and we're only in December writes RotoWire's Jason Chen.

Friday Daily Puck: Alfie's Farewell

An era of Senators hockey draws to a close with the retirement of Daniel Alfredsson.

Friday Daily Puck: Edmonton Oil Spill

The Oilers are winless in eight games. When does a train wreck stop being funny?

Blue Line Buzz: Younger and Faster In Dallas

The Stars recent trades have demonstrated their commitment to young, fast players like John Klingberg, who had a big week last week.

Friday Daily Puck: The Ballad of Jack Johnson

Johnson's financial troubles shows that we're all human.

Blue Line Buzz: Off To A Great Start

RotoWire's Jason Chen takes over our Blue Line Buzz feature and highlights the start of Florida's Aaron Ekblad.

Friday Daily Puck: On Bryan Murray

The hockey world reels from the announcement of Bryan Murray's battle with cancer.

Friday Daily Puck: The Best of the Worst

Which eye should you poke out when watching the Sabres and Oilers? Left, right, or both?!

Saturday Daily Puck: Starry-eyed Wild

The Stars and Wild get ready for a key divisional matchup Saturday night. How will it all shake down?

Friday Daily Puck: Kuemper's A Keeper

Darcy Kuemper now has three shutouts in four starts. Anomaly or the real deal?

Friday Daily Puck: Stars Shine, Sharks Abandoned on Long Island

The Stars showed the Pens why the West is still best, but the Isles showed there's a new player in town.

Friday Daily Puck: The Storm Brewing On Long Island

Who says no one cares about the Canes and Isles?

2014-2015 Sabres Preview: Buffalo Mild Wings

Matt Moulson will return to Buffalo after brief stops in Long Island and Minnesota last season, but he'll likely once again find himself as the top winger on one of the league's worst teams.

Saturday Daily Puck: The Hands Being Dealt

All 16 playoff spots are now spoken for. Who plays whom? Who doesn't want to play whom?

Saturday Daily Puck: Captain Serious-ly Missing

The Blackhawks shut down Jonathan Toews for the rest of the regular season. What does this mean for the defending champs?

Saturday Daily Puck: These Birds Don't Fly

Are the Pens really the second-best team in the East? I see a team full of question marks and holes.

Saturday Daily Puck: Champions of The Hub

They don't really miss Tyler Seguin, eh? The Bruins are prepared for another long Cup run.

Saturday Daily Puck: California Feeding Frenzy

The Sharks are surging and destroying everything in its path. Are they the best team in California?

Saturday Daily Puck: Quack Attack

The Ducks got faster by cutting Dustin Penner. But will it be enough?

Saturday Daily Puck: Miller Time In Missouri

Six teams have emerged as legitimate Stanley Cup contenders. Which team made a move to push them over the edge?

Saturday Daily Puck: All Eyes On Sochi

Saturday marks the final day of NHL action before the Olympics, where 12 teams will vie for the gold. Which teams are the favorites? Who will win gold?

Saturday Daily Puck: Sochi Looms, Teams Face Ultimate Dooms

Teams are at different stages as the Olympic break approaches. Where do they stand?

Saturday Daily Puck: Hot For Hockey

Saturday Daily Puck: Brotherly Love for Mason

The Flyers inked Mason to a three-year extension with a manageable cap number... what's going on here? And what about fan favourite Ray Emery?

Saturday Daily Puck: Ovechkin Shoots For 60

If Ovechkin scores 60 goals, it'll be the third time since 2008 a player has done so. Can he do it?

Saturday Daily Puck: Horton Hears A Win

Key players return from injury after a three-day holiday break and the start of a new calendar year. Which players will make the biggest difference?

Saturday Daily Puck: S Is For Sidelined

With Dennis Seidenberg and Alex Steen sidelined, will the Bruins and Blues have enough depth to stay at the top?

Saturday Daily Puck: 400 For Ovechkin

Ovechkin's on pace for 70-plus goals. Can he do it?

Friday Daily Puck: The Glue Men

Paul Holmgren compared Scott Laughton to Mike Richards. Can the story write itself?

Saturday Daily Puck: Can Kunitz Crack Canada?

Is Chris Kunitz worthy of a spot on Team Canada based on his chemistry with Sidney Crosby?

Saturday Daily Puck: Zero To Heroes

Injuries are ramping up, so which has-beens and never-weres will get their once-in-a-lifetime chance?

Saturday Daily Puck: Righting The Ship

The Canucks and Sabres have combined for more than 140 years with no Cup wins. How much longer is the punishment?

Saturday Daily Puck: West is Best

The Eastern Conference has been awful so far - will it last?

Saturday Daily Puck: No More Funny Games

The first quarter is done and it's time to weed out the pretenders