August 16, 2016
Superstar Patrick Kane, coming off a 106-point campaign, tops RotoWire's initial list of the top 100 fantasy hockey players heading into the new season.
May 20, 2016
Jason Chen picks the NHL playoffs as the Lightning and Blues face critical Game 4s. Can the dangerous Jonathan Drouin propel Tampa Bay?
May 13, 2016
Jason Chen looks at the conference finals, which start Friday, and finds Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin to be a good value, as he has dominated the Lightning in recent matchups.
May 6, 2016
Jason Chen breaks down Friday's playoff games as Jason Spezza looks to lead the Stars in Game 5 against the Blues.
April 29, 2016
Jason Chen is jumping is all in on Jamie Benn, who was dominant in the first round and should be in the middle of things for the Stars in Round 2 against the Blues.
April 22, 2016
Jason Chen advises to pay the premium for goaltender Braden Holtby as the Capitals look to advance Friday against the Flyers.
April 15, 2016
Jason Chen likes Corey Perry to be a force in Game 1 on Friday against a Nashville team that might find it hard to keep the Anaheim wing out of the crease.
April 12, 2016
Jason Chen's final column of 2015-16 is a primer on blueliners worth selecting in your playoff pools, including Capitals stalwart John Carlson, who could produce a lot of points in what's ought to be a long run for his team.
April 7, 2016
It's Quinnipiac and North Dakota in the NCAA Frozen Four final as the hockey season comes to a close.
April 4, 2016
In the final Blue Line Buzz of the season, Jason Chen hands out a series of awards, including giving Ottawa's Erik Karlsson the unsurprising honor of Defenseman of the Year.
April 1, 2016
The Sharks were the victims of a hungry team looking to snap a nine-game skid. Home ice is just not an advantage at the Tank.
April 1, 2016
Jason Chen has plenty of good goaltender options Friday, but he likes Anaheim's John Gibson, who has the best chance of winning.
March 28, 2016
Jason Chen reviews a number of young defensemen who are moving from college (and juniors) to the pro ranks, including new Sabres signee Casey Nelson.
March 25, 2016
The Ducks became the fourth team to clinch a playoff spot. Big props to Bob Murray.
March 25, 2016
Nicklas Backstrom has been one of the best centers in the league this season, and he is considerably underpriced for Friday's three-game slate on Yahoo.
March 21, 2016
RotoWire's Jason Chen notes that in a long, grueling season, injuries have opened up holes on a lot of teams' defensive pairs, allowing players like Stephen Johns of the Stars to step in.
March 18, 2016
Jason Chen can't pass up a great matchup for Colorado's Matt Duchene against a Calgary team that has had atrocious goaltending all year.
March 17, 2016
The Wild allowed seven goals on a night where a win would've put them in playoff position - not good.
March 14, 2016
Jason Chen covers a pair of new signings on defense, including the Blues re-upping Carl Gunnarsson and the Canucks bringing on hulking young Russian blueliner Nikita Tryamkin.
March 11, 2016
P.K. Subban is okay. But what about the Habs defense in the meantime?
March 11, 2016
Jason Chen worries about the state of the Stars and recommends stacking Flames, including Sean Monahan, at home against the Coyotes
March 7, 2016
The Sharks' Brent Burns easily leads all defensemen in goals, and both he and teammate Marc-Andre Vlasic get some love heaped on them by RotoWire's Jason Chen, who also hands out some trade grades.
March 6, 2016
Jason Chen breaks down today's six-game slate and isn't afraid to spend up for Corey Crawford, who's been dominant on Sundays this season
March 4, 2016
Will the addition of Eric Staal help the Rangers against the Capitals?
March 4, 2016
Jason Chen picks the Friday Yahoo NHL slate, including Edmonton's Connor McDavid, who has a great matchup against Columbus.
February 29, 2016
The Stars paid a high price for shot-blocking maven Kris Russell at the trade deadline, and RotoWire's Jason Chen rates the move as a boon for his fantasy value.
February 25, 2016
The Blackhawks acquired Andrew Ladd on Thursday. This makes them the clear-cut favorite, right?
February 23, 2016
In his latest look around the league's defensemen, Jason Chen speaks up supportively in response to recently growing criticism of the Kings' Drew Doughty.
February 19, 2016
The Ducks are just two points behind the Kings for the Pacific Divsion lead. Are they the team to beat?
February 15, 2016
Jason Chen's weekly look at the NHL's defensive ranks includes one of the season's first positive mentions of the Lightning's Victor Hedman, who's bouncing back from a highly disappointing first half in a big way.
February 15, 2016
Jason Chen picks the Monday Yahoo NHL slate, including Patrick Kane, who deserves a spot in fantasy lineups every night as the league's top scorer.
February 12, 2016
Steven Stamkos is having a down year. Does that affect his value?
February 12, 2016
The Kid is back at it again, and Jason Chen is all over Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby, who has a whopping 26 points in the new year.
February 8, 2016
Erik Karlsson is in the midst of a legendary offensive season by the standards of today's NHL, and RotoWire's Jason Chen devotes some time to appreciating his generational talent.
February 5, 2016
Jason Chen is going to ride Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby as long as he can, as there's no stopping him when he's scoring like he can.
February 4, 2016
Kari Lehtonen or Antti Niemi? Petr Mrazek or Jimmy Howard?
February 2, 2016
Jason Chen reviews how every team in the NHL did in last year's second half as part of his search for value in this year's post-All-Star play.
January 25, 2016
Jason Chen has some fightin' words for the Stars' John Klingberg, predicting that the first-half breakout star will be outside the top-10 scoring blueliners in the season's second half.
January 22, 2016
Jason Chen likes the Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist, who has won three of his last four games, for Friday's Yahoo game.
January 21, 2016
The Habs announced star goalie Carey Price is not close to returning.
January 18, 2016
Rookie Ben Hutton hasn't had a great season in Vancouver so far, but Jason Chen likes what he's seeing out of the developing blueliner in the aftermath of his first NHL goal.
January 15, 2016
Jason Chen likes a Jamie Benn-Tyler Seguin stack as the Stars face the Ducks in Friday's Yahoo action.
January 14, 2016
Implications of Carolina's surprising win and looking forward to Friday's slate
January 11, 2016
Seth Jones has seen a sharp increase in ice time over his first couple games since being dealt to the Blue Jackets, but RotoWire's Jason Chen isn't so sure that's a good thing.
January 8, 2016
Ryan Johansen will make his Predators debut and Seth Jones will make his Blue Jackets debut. What's next?
January 8, 2016
Matt Duchene has three goals and three assists in his past five games and he'll look to continue his hot streak against a solid Predators defense.
January 5, 2016
Jason Chen rings in the new year with a discussion of prospect defensemen in the World Junior Championship and hits on Nick Leddy's success for the Isles in the absence of Johnny Boychuk.
December 31, 2015
It's the Winter Classic! Can the Habs stop the bleeding? Is the Bruins' turnaround for real?
December 28, 2015
Jason Chen shares his regrets on blue-line duds like Justin Schultz whose prior production, pedigree and circumstances seemed to point to breakout years.
December 21, 2015
With this calendar year coming to a close, Jason Chen offers some promising targets on the blue line for the 2016 portion of the campaign, including injured Penguin Kris Letang.
December 18, 2015
Despite sitting in last place, Anaheim is just five points out of a playoff spot. Just how bad is the Pacific Division?
December 18, 2015
Jason Chen picks the Friday slate, looking to take advantage of a reeling Canucks squad with Detroit's Jimmy Howard in net.
December 14, 2015
Jason Chen discusses the Penguins' change behind the bench and the continuing meteoric rise of the Sabres' Rasmus Ristolainen, who's now fifth in scoring among NHL blueliners.
December 11, 2015
Vancouver's Dan Hamhuis took a puck to the face and is out indefinitely, a huge blow to the defense.
December 11, 2015
Jason Chen likes the stacking options the Ducks and Stars provide Friday, including pairing Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf in a favorable matchup.
December 7, 2015
Jason Chen talks blue-line shooting strategy and potentially fantasy-relevant call-ups while marking out the Canadiens' P.K. Subban for his recent ice-cold run.
December 4, 2015
Jason Chen is on board the 'Ghost Bear' train, and Philadelphia defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere makes for a good value play Friday.
December 3, 2015
The Senators are becoming one of the best offensive teams in the league.
November 30, 2015
Jason Chen names his top five defensemen through the season's first quarter, including the Hurricanes' Justin Faulk, whose big-time breakout has him tied for the NHL lead with eight power-play goals.
November 23, 2015
Jason Chen takes his weekly look around the blue line, making note of a red-hot Brent Burns, who's helped power the Sharks' six-game winning streak.
November 19, 2015
Alex Ovechkin just passed Sergei Fedorov for the all-time lead in goals by a Russian. But who's the greatest of all-time?
November 16, 2015
Jason Chen takes his weekly look at the NHL's defenders and is stoked for the arrival of Shayne Gostisbehere, who should be an asset on both ends of the ice for the Flyers.
November 12, 2015
Best team to watch in the NHL.
November 9, 2015
Jason Chen takes his weekly look at the NHL's defensive picture, with slumping stud Oliver Ekman-Larsson among those catching his attention.
November 6, 2015
Jason Chen is betting on a breakout performance by New York's Chris Kreider against the Avalanche as he picks the Yahoo's Friday slate.
November 5, 2015
Canada announced that Mike Babcock and Sidney Crosby will return for the World Cup. How will Team USA look?
November 2, 2015
Jason Chen takes his weekly look around the league's blue lines, including Mark Giordano and the struggling Flames' defense looking for consistency in front of unreliable goaltenders.
October 30, 2015
Goal differentials and what they can mean.
October 30, 2015
Jason Chen looks at the Friday Yahoo offerings and can't pass up Florida's Aaron Ekblad, who is one of the better value plays of the night.
October 26, 2015
Jason Chen discusses the beneficiaries of key injuries in the early going this season, including a sharp increase in ice time for the Blackhawks' Brent Seabrook.
October 23, 2015
Jason Chen's look at the Friday Yahoo slate includes Los Angeles goaltender Jonathan Quick, who's coming off consecutive shutouts.
October 22, 2015
The Pens and Ducks just can't seem to take flight, but they should recover better than the hapless Blue Jackets.
October 19, 2015
Jason Chen explores potential indicators of future productivity, like Anaheim's Sami Vatanen startlingly beginning more than half his shifts in the offensive zone.
October 15, 2015
You know which goalie isn't tanking your season? Carey Price
October 15, 2015
Jason Chen knows the smart money is on a bounce-back game for Sergei Bobrovsky, but find out why he isn't buying it.
October 12, 2015
P.K. Subban and Andrei Markov are arguably the best defensive pairing in the league right now, and they're a big reason why the Habs are off to a 3-0 start.
October 9, 2015
Jason Chen breaks down the Saturday Yahoo slate, which offers a good matchup for Henbrik Sedin as he has traditionally feasted on the Flames.
October 8, 2015
Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel make their debuts, while the Pens' vaunted offense fails to fly
October 5, 2015
RotoWire's Jason Chen takes a look at the fantasy blueliners around the league, led by Ottawa Senators superstar Erik Karlsson.
May 7, 2015
The Rangers can't score and are on the verge of elimination. Can they pull through?
May 1, 2015
The Lightning begin their series in Montreal while the Wild head to the Windy City. How do the teams match up in Round 2?
April 24, 2015
The Jets are out. Are the Senators and Penguins next?
April 16, 2015
Mrazek saves 44 to lead Detroit, Allen loses series opener. Now what?
April 13, 2015
Jason Chen ranks his top defensemen from each team in the playoffs.
April 10, 2015
The West's eight have been set. Who draws whom and how will it shake out?
April 6, 2015
Jason Chen returns to break down his top-50 defensemen for the final week of the regular season.
April 2, 2015
Dustin Byfuglien's suspension comes at the worst possible time. Can the Jets fend off the competition and enter the second dance?
March 30, 2015
Jason Chen is back with his top-50 defensemen for this week, headlined by the Senators' Erik Karlsson.
March 27, 2015
Andrew Hammond's streak ended. It was going to happen. So do the Bruins have a chance now?
March 23, 2015
Jason Chen breaks down his cheatsheet for the top-50 defensemen from now until the end of the season.
March 19, 2015
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.
March 16, 2015
The Islanders have locked up their top defensive pairing until 2022, and unlike previous contracts dealt out by the team, they make sense financially.
March 12, 2015
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?
March 9, 2015
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.
March 5, 2015
With Mark Giordano out, newly acquired defenseman David Schlemko stepped up big time.
March 3, 2015
Jason Chen breaks down the defensive changes throughout the league after the trade deadline, while highlighting P.K. Subban's strong play of late.
February 27, 2015
The Leafs ship David Clarkson to Columbus and the Devils send Jaromir Jagr to Florida. What's next?
February 23, 2015
Jason Chen discusses the possibility of the Bruins trading Zdeno Chara.
February 20, 2015
The NHL will be rolling advanced stats onto their website soon. Can fantasy players use them?
February 16, 2015
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.
February 12, 2015
Nabokov returns to San Jose to retire a Shark. A look back at one of the best goalies of a generation.
February 9, 2015
Jason Chen checks in around the league, including one player he's deemed the next Nicklas Lidstrom.
February 6, 2015
Anaheim's 5-2 win against Nashville vaulted them to the top of the league. Are they really the league's best team?
February 2, 2015
Jason Chen covers some names that could have big fantasy value swings if they move before the trade deadline.
January 29, 2015
The world has ended and the Canucks have consummated a trade with the Blackhawks. Can Clendening fill in for Bieksa?
January 21, 2015
Alex Pietrangelo was one of Jason Chen's Performers of the Week in his column this week.
January 15, 2015
Pekka Rinne's injury means Carter Hutton gets the job by default. But is he Nashville's only hope?
January 15, 2015
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.
January 9, 2015
The Wild are struggling and Mike Yeo's on the hot seat. Are their players worth hanging onto?
January 7, 2015
Alexander Edler has turned it around after a slow start, an event projected by advanced metrics.
January 2, 2015
What did we learn from the Caps' narrow victory at Nationals Park? And the Canucks' late-game collapse?
December 22, 2014
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.
December 19, 2014
The Blues blew a 3-0 lead Thursday night against the Kings, which begs the question - are they good enough to win the Cup?
December 15, 2014
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.
December 12, 2014
As the season approaches the halfway mark, keep an eye on the standings and which teams are quickly falling out of the race.
December 8, 2014
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.
December 4, 2014
An era of Senators hockey draws to a close with the retirement of Daniel Alfredsson.
December 4, 2014
The Ducks' top three defensemen are already logging monster minutes, and we're only in December writes RotoWire's Jason Chen.
November 28, 2014
The Oilers are winless in eight games. When does a train wreck stop being funny?
November 26, 2014
The Stars recent trades have demonstrated their commitment to young, fast players like John Klingberg, who had a big week last week.
November 21, 2014
Johnson's financial troubles shows that we're all human.
November 16, 2014
RotoWire's Jason Chen takes over our Blue Line Buzz feature and highlights the start of Florida's Aaron Ekblad.
November 14, 2014
The hockey world reels from the announcement of Bryan Murray's battle with cancer.
November 7, 2014
Which eye should you poke out when watching the Sabres and Oilers? Left, right, or both?!
October 31, 2014
The Stars and Wild get ready for a key divisional matchup Saturday night. How will it all shake down?
October 23, 2014
Darcy Kuemper now has three shutouts in four starts. Anomaly or the real deal?
October 16, 2014
The Stars showed the Pens why the West is still best, but the Isles showed there's a new player in town.
October 10, 2014
Who says no one cares about the Canes and Isles?
September 17, 2014
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.
April 12, 2014
All 16 playoff spots are now spoken for. Who plays whom? Who doesn't want to play whom?
April 5, 2014
The Blackhawks shut down Jonathan Toews for the rest of the regular season. What does this mean for the defending champs?
March 29, 2014
Are the Pens really the second-best team in the East? I see a team full of question marks and holes.
March 22, 2014
They don't really miss Tyler Seguin, eh? The Bruins are prepared for another long Cup run.
March 14, 2014
The Sharks are surging and destroying everything in its path. Are they the best team in California?
March 7, 2014
The Ducks got faster by cutting Dustin Penner. But will it be enough?
February 28, 2014
Six teams have emerged as legitimate Stanley Cup contenders. Which team made a move to push them over the edge?
February 7, 2014
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?
February 1, 2014
Teams are at different stages as the Olympic break approaches. Where do they stand?
January 24, 2014
January 18, 2014
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?
January 10, 2014
If Ovechkin scores 60 goals, it'll be the third time since 2008 a player has done so. Can he do it?
January 3, 2014
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?
December 28, 2013
With Dennis Seidenberg and Alex Steen sidelined, will the Bruins and Blues have enough depth to stay at the top?
December 20, 2013
Ovechkin's on pace for 70-plus goals. Can he do it?
December 19, 2013
Paul Holmgren compared Scott Laughton to Mike Richards. Can the story write itself?
December 13, 2013
Is Chris Kunitz worthy of a spot on Team Canada based on his chemistry with Sidney Crosby?
December 6, 2013
Injuries are ramping up, so which has-beens and never-weres will get their once-in-a-lifetime chance?
November 29, 2013
The Canucks and Sabres have combined for more than 140 years with no Cup wins. How much longer is the punishment?
November 22, 2013
The Eastern Conference has been awful so far - will it last?
November 15, 2013
The first quarter is done and it's time to weed out the pretenders