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Janet Eagleson

Janet Eagleson

Janet Eagleson is a four-time winner of the Hockey Writer of the Year award from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.

Fantasy sports articles written by Janet Eagleson

Morning Skate: Bear Season

Both Dan Pennucci and Janet Eagleson have Zdeno Chara and Boston winning The Cup

Frozen Fantasy: Looking Ahead

In addition to sharing her pickups to target for the stretch run, Janet Eagleson explains why Sidney Crosby and the Penguins won't be a part of her playoff pool bankroll.

Morning Skate: Rotting Leafs

Toronto is fading fast in the East. Janet and Dan discuss the Leafs' woes among this week's topics.

Frozen Fantasy: Free Fall

With the exception of Carey Price and Montreal, it's been a long, cold winter for the other six NHL teams in the Great White North.

Frozen Fantasy: Desperation Moves

With Patrick Kane likely done for the rest of the regular season, Janet Eagleson speculates that a similarly skilled young forward could be lurking as his replacement in the interim.

Morning Skate: A Rift in Sochi?

Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin apparently feuded in Sochi, and that may have carried over to Ovie's play in Washington.

Frozen Fantasy: Has Stamkos Already Peaked?

Could Martin St. Louis' departure from Tampa Bay lead Steven Stamkos' value to take a hit? Janet Eagleson considers that possibility and more, in the latest installment of Frozen Fantasy.

Frozen Fantasy: Deadline Fallout

In a very active NHL trade deadline, Roberto Luongo's return to Florida was among the big surprises. Janet Eagleson takes a look around the league in the latest installment of Frozen Fantasy.

Morning Skate: Tire Pumping

Dan and Janet discuss the various trade deadline deals, including the very brief but delicious pairing of Tim Thomas and Roberto Luongo on the same team.

Morning Skate: Olympic Gloating, Trade Fallout

Janet gloats about Team Canada's double-dip, and she and Dan break down the Ryan Miller trade.

Frozen Fantasy: It's Miller Time in St. Louis

Janet Eagleson gets ready for a potentially busy trade deadline on tap this week on the heels of the Blues-Sabres blockbuster.

Frozen Fantasy: Get Aggressive

With the stretch run coming after the Olympic break, it's time to begin aggressively targeting categories where you can make up a lot of ground.

Frozen Fantasy: Anyone For Leftovers?

Janet Eagleson gives her take on how to handle the upcoming trade deadline.

Sochi 2014: Team Analysis - Canada

Sidney Crosby will be captaining the defending gold medal champions - can they repeat their performance from Vancouver?

Frozen Fantasy: Stretch Run Strategy

Being the first mover when buying at the trade deadline can dictate other teams' behavior. Janet Eagleson explains...

Frozen Fantasy: If You Can't Beat Them, Torture Them

Some fantasy owners might be out of the running for their league titles at this point in the season, but hot pickups like Ryane Clowe can still make your team a threat to the contenders down the stretch.

Frozen Fantasy: The Lemming Effect

One trade turned into 11 in a span of 48 hours. Janet Eagleson is grateful that she didn't partake, but how strong is the lemming effect?

Frozen Fantasy: In the Crosshairs

Is Nazem Kadri on his way out of Toronto? Janet Eagleson wonders if he'll always fall short of expectations in Randy Carlyle's system.

Frozen Fantasy: 24/7 Letdown

Nazem Kadri and the Leafs are struggling, and the inside look at the club hasn't shown much fire heading into the Winter Classic.

Morning Skate: Suspensions Here, Suspensions There

Dan and Janet opine about the suspensions levied against James Neal and Shawn Thornton, discuss goaltending matters for Teams Canada and the U.S. and express concern about concussions in the game.

Frozen Fantasy: Roster Slugs

Is it time to unload Nail Yakupov at a discount? Janet Eagleson considers her options with a number of slow starters through the first two months of the season.

Morning Skate: Breaking Bryz

Dan and Janet hit up a number of issues around the league, including Ilya Bryzgalov's injury and a number of struggling defensemen.

Frozen Fantasy: Goalies in Trouble

Tuukka Rask is among the goaltenders on pace for a career-high workload this season. Is it time to make a move? Janet Eagleson considers the ramifications of heavy workload spikes.

Frozen Fantasy: Hockey Turned Upside Down

Is the NHL landscape about to change in the wake of the $5.2B deal between the league and Rogers? Janet Eagleson thinks so, and the fallout could lead to the return of dynasties thanks to a higher salary cap.

Frozen Fantasy: Is West Best?

Sidney Crosby at the Pens would be battling for one of the final playoff spots in the Western Conference. Janet Eagleson examines the differences between the two conferences in the latest edition of Frozen Fantasy.

Morning Skate: St. Louis Cup Parade?

Dan Pennucci and Janet Eagleson believe that while Alexander Steen will likely fall back to earth, the Blues are for real and are primed to make a deep playoff run.

Frozen Fantasy: Familiar Face, Old Place

After Ted Nolan returned as the Sabres' bench boss this week, the Blackhawks acquired a familiar face and brought Kris Versteeg back to the Windy City. Janet Eagleson takes a closer look at the impact of those changes.

Frozen Fantasy: Coaching Carousel

Will a coaching change in South Florida make an immediate impact on Jacob Markstrom and the Panthers? Janet Eagleson isn't buying it in the latest edition of Frozen Fantasy.

Frozen Fantasy: What's in the Water?

Semyon Varlamov is facing heavy accusations in Colorado, and Ray Emery used Braden Holtby's head as a punching bag Friday. It was a strange week for goaltenders. Janet Eagleson tries to make sense of the madness.

Morning Skate: Trick or Trade?

Dan Pennucci and Janet Eagleson discuss their approaches to trade strategy and address their own trade targets and trade chips, such as the Sharks' Tomas Hertl.

Frozen Fantasy: The NHL's Area 51

Does anything make sense when it comes to the league's discipline for hits to the head? Janet Eagleson examines the madness.

Frozen Fantasy: Medic!

Niklas Kronwall was the latest in a growing list of blueliners removed from the ice with a significant injury recently. Janet Eagleson takes a closer look.

Morning Skate: The System Is Down

Even with Tuesday's win, Pekka Rinne's numbers to start the season aren't that great. Is he slipping, or was he just a system goalie all along? That and more in this week's article with Dan and Janet.

Morning Skate: Padding Stats

Janet Eagleson and Dan Pennucci have their first discussion article of the season. Janet is concerned that the new goalie pad restrictions could hurt Corey Crawford in particular.

2013 Leafs Preview: Pigs Can Fly!

Is Phil Kessel primed for his first 40-goal season as he plays for a new contract next summer? Either way, the future is looking very bright in Toronto.

2013 Lightning Preview: Winds of Change

Martin St. Louis and the rebuilding Bolts are facing a long season in Tampa Bay.

Morning Skate: Growing Pains

How will Tyler Seguin fare in his new home in Dallas? Dan and Janet discuss that and a ton of the major free agent signings in this week's article.

Morning Skate: Free Agent Run-Up

Dan and Janet discuss the Tyler Seguin trade, the Sergei Bobrovsky contract, and hint at which draft picks could be productive immediately.

Morning Skate: Schneider's Shocking Trade

Cory Schneider is now a Devil. Dan and Janet break down that trade, and the other run-up items leading to the NHL Draft.

Morning Skate: Crystal Ball Gazing

Both Janet and Dan think that Erik Karlsson and the Sens will prevail over higher-seeded Montreal.

Morning Skate: Playoff Name Game

Don't challenge Janet Eagleson's love for Jonathan Toews and the Blackhawks.

Frozen Fantasy: Stud Dump

In the final days of the season, you might be wise to dump Henrik Sedin for help in a specific category. Janet Eagleson explains...

Morning Skate: More Help on the Way

Patrick Kane and the Blackhawks have yet even more talent joining the organization.

Morning Skate: Will Ovie Have Hart?

Janet and Dan debate Alexander Ovechkin's Hart Trophy worthiness among other items.

Frozen Fantasy: Extreme Measures

How far is too far? Janet Eagleson checks out Steve Ott's visor-licking ways, and ponders a pickup and drop of Ryan Kesler to waiver block her league mates.

Morning Skate: Bobby Lu Stays Home

Dan and Janet review the week's events, including Roberto Luongo's press conference after he was not traded by this week's trade deadline.

Frozen Fantasy: Trade Upgrades

The Sabres are one of Janet Eagleson's trade deadline winners, but what does their acquisition of Matt Hackett mean for Ryan Miller this summer? Janet takes a look around the league at the fallout from Wednesday's deadline.

Morning Skate: Reacting To Trades

Janet and Dan react to the Brenden Morrow and Jarome Iginla deals, and also discuss the mess in Tampa Bay.

Frozen Fantasy: Go Big or Go Home

The addition of Jarome Iginla was yet another big move by the Pens ahead of the trade deadline.

Morning Skate: Have We Seen the Best of Keith Yandle?

Among the topics that Dan and Janet tackle this week is whether Keith Yandle has already peaked, or if there's another level for him.

Frozen Fantasy: Big Cat

Can Jacob Markstrom eventually lead Florida to the postseason success that evaded Roberto Luongo on South Beach? Janet Eagleson takes a closer look.

Morning Skate: Midseason Awards

Janet Eagleson and Dan Pennucci debate the merits of Steven Stamkos vs. Sidney Crosby among other topics this week.

Frozen Fantasy: First Half Surprises & Disappointments

Buffalo's Ryan Miller has been one of the bigger disappointments in fantasy hockey this season. Janet Eagleson looks at some of the big surprises and disappointments at the halfway point in the season.

Morning Skate: Overrated, Underrated

Dan Pennucci and Janet Eagleson give their take on Cam Ward, the state of Canadian goalies, and Pierre McGuire.

Frozen Fantasy: Class of His Own

The days of 50-point, 100-PIM blueliners are slowly coming to an end without Chris Pronger.

Frozen Fantasy: Back In Action

After receiving an offer sheet from the Flames, the Avs' stalemate with Ryan O'Reilly is over.

Morning Skate: All Hail Kadri

Dan and Janet rap about Nazem Kadri's fast start, among many other topics.

Morning Skate: Defending the Devils

Dan Pennucci defends his Devils' fandom to Janet Eagleson in this week's edition.

Frozen Fantasy: Big Change in Buffalo

Could Ryan Miller and the Sabres rebound from a disappointing start after the firing of Lindy Ruff? Janet Eagleson takes a closer look at the potential impact to the players around the Buffalo netminder.

Morning Skate: Cursing the Leafs

Dan Pennucci got his curse on for this week's Morning Skate

Frozen Fantasy: Jettison All Senators

Janet Eagleson examines the week four trends in the NHL season, including the fluctuating value of the Senators' roster.

Morning Skate: The Average 8

Will the Caps use their buyout on the increasingly average Alexander Ovechkin? Dan and Janet discuss.

Frozen Fantasy: Week Three Fantasy Studs

Janet Eagleson examines some undervalued players who contributed big-time in the third week of the NHL season.

Frozen Fantasy: Little Black Book

Once upon a time, Janet Eagleson turned Marc-Andre Bergeron into Jonathan Toews. How did she do it? It's all about paying attention to the details...

Morning Skate: Eagleson and Pennucci Talk Hockey

Don Cherry would like to see more of this from Zack Kassian rather than the scoring punch he's provided so far this season.

Frozen Fantasy: Run, Don't Walk

With the shortened season, quick moves to the waiver wire for emerging talent like Vladimir Tarasenko are crucial.

Frozen Fantasy: World Junior 2013 Review

The Good, the OK and the Ugly - Janet Eagleson reviews how the top prospects played in the WJHC. Mikhail Grigorenko lived up to the hype.

2012 Maple Leafs Preview: Not Much Optimism in Toronto

2012 Lightning Preview: Jolt To Defense Will Help Lightning

Draft Kit - Young Guns: Tidal Wave of Youth

Sam Gagner demonstrated his upside potential in an eight-point game last season. He's among the under-age-25 players featured by Janet Eagleson.

Free Agent Roundtable: A Wild Week

Dan Pennucci and Janet Eagleson discuss the flurry of offseason NHL moves.

Frozen Fantasy: Radulov Returning?

The potential return of Alexander Radulov could help push Pekka Rinne and the Predators deep into the playoffs.

Frozen Fantasy: Sid Needs to Sit

With his long-term best interest in mind, Sidney Crosby should sit out the rest of the season.

Frozen Fantasy: Deadline Duds

Frozen Fantasy: Caps Crumbling In Washington

In addition to the potential of going through significant roster changes at the deadline, do the Caps need to strip Alexander Ovechkin of the captaincy?

Frozen Fantasy: Nash Watch

The Jackets may be considering a deal involving Rick Nash, but should they wait until the summer?

Frozen Fantasy: Apathy Hurts

Frozen Fantasy: Sam I Am

Edmonton's Sam Gagner broke out in a big way Thursday night. Is it time to sell while his value is at its highest?

Frozen Fantasy: First Round Revisit

Frozen Fantasy: Buyer or Seller?

Frozen Fantasy: The Problem With Emotion

Frozen Fantasy: Stud For Sale?

Corey Perry is one of many stars on the trade block as NHL general managers are scrambling to save their jobs.

Frozen Fantasy: Building A Winner

Frozen Fantasy: Struggling Studs

You can't cut the disappointing stars on your roster, but Vinny Lecavalier is one you should probably deal away as a rebound appears unlikely.

Frozen Fantasy: Brain Drain

Chris Pronger is the latest in a growing list of talented players derailed by concussions this season. At 37, is his career over?

Frozen Fantasy: Enforcer Extinction?

Frozen Fantasy: New Coach, New Life?

Will the coaching change in Washington ignite Alexander Ovechkin?

Frozen Fantasy: Sid's Back. I'm Bored.

Frozen Fantasy: Early Black Friday Deals

Frozen Fantasy: Philly Flap

The neutral zone trap may be painful to watch, but even Chris Pronger wasn't pleased with the way Flyers coach Peter Laviolette responded Wednesday night.

Frozen Fantasy: Hanging In the Balance

Steve Mason has the tools, but can he rebound from a terrible start and regain the form that made him a Calder winner?

Frozen Fantasy: Predictable Patterns

We've seen it before -- Roberto Luongo gets off to a slow start and turns in a Vezina-worthy season. Will it happen again?

Frozen Fantasy: Bye-bye, Boring

Milan Hejduk and his Avalanche teammates are bringing back a more appealing brand of hockey - and giving fantasy owners reason to get excited.

Frozen Fantasy: Tough Pill To Swallow

Alexander Ovechkin has been a top fantasy player for a while, but he may have to sacrifice some production to help his team take the next step.

2011 Maple Leafs Team Preview: Can Toronto Get Back to the Playoffs?

An In-depth Look at the 2011 Toronto Maple Leafs

2011 Tampa Bay Lightning Team Preview: Lightning Hope to Go One Step Further in Playoffs in 2011

An In-depth Look at the Tampa Bay Lightning Heading Into the 2011 Season

Frozen Fantasy: Young Guns

Kyle Okposo once was compared to Jarome Iginla. Is this the year he comes closer to fulfilling those lofty expectations?

Frozen Fantasy: The Cup Stops Here

Frozen Fantasy: Fantasy Love-Hate

Frozen Fantasy: Spoil the Party

Frozen Fantasy: Dirty Laundry

What should Zdeno Chara owners do after is hit on Max Pacioretty this week?

Frozen Fantasy: Fantasy Pride

Frozen Fantasy: Avalanche Warning

Did GM Greg Sherman ruin the Avalanche?

Frozen Fantasy: Early Strike

Frozen Fantasy: Foppa Floppa?

Forsberg's return may not be all it's cracked up to be.

Frozen Fantasy: Fantasy Full Moon?

Frozen Fantasy: Brain Drain

The parallels between Sidney Crosby and an oft-concussed former NHL star are eerie.

Frozen Fantasy: Stats Can Mislead

Frozen Fantasy: Preparing For Trade Deadline Day

Frozen Fantasy: Lead Weights

Is it finally time to bench -- or even cut -- Martin Brodeur?

Frozen Fantasy: Risk Is Relative

Moving up in your league's standings requires taking a chance on unheralded producers such as Edmonton's Ales Hemsky.

Frozen Fantasy: Deck the Halls

Is Edmonton rookie Taylor Hall better in Year 1 than Steve Stamkos was?

Frozen Fantasy: Do Your Homework

Frozen Fantasy: Sid, Stammer or Ovie?

Frozen Fantasy: No More Excuses

Frozen Fantasy: Black Friday

Just one day after Thanksgiving, is it safe to say that Duncan Keith and the Blackhawks may be in danger of missing the postseason after hoisting the Stanley Cup last spring?

Frozen Fantasy: Weird Reigns

Frozen Fantasy: Disaster Zone

At this point, does Ilya Kovalchuk wish he was still wearing a Thrashers sweater?

Frozen Fantasy: Role Clarity

Stars like Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby should use their hands for scoring, not fighting.

Frozen Fantasy: Trade Bait

If you've been riding the hot start of Steven Stamkos, you may want to consider dealing for his teammate Vinny Lecavalier.

Frozen Fantasy: Overrated

Is it a slow start for Marc-Andre Fleury, or a sign of things to come?

Frozen Fantasy: Casting Call

Jiri Hudler's slow start in Detroit has left second-line minutes for Todd Bertuzzi. Is Big Bert worth a pickup?

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