Janet Eagleson is a four-time winner of the Hockey Writer of the Year award from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.
January 14, 2017
Janet Eagleson has a message for hockey fans: Alexander Ovechkin might be the best pure goal scorer the league has seen, so stop criticizing him because he doesn't have a Stanley Cup.
January 7, 2017
Janet Eagelson has found a lot of bad and ugly this season, like the Kings' Anze Kopitar, but she's still having fun with fantasy hockey.
December 31, 2016
Janet Eagleson is in her happy place watching teenage hockey talent at the World Juniors as youngsters like Matt Barzal figure to give fantasy owners much to shout about.
December 24, 2016
A Blue Jackets-Wild Cup Final? Hey, it could happen. Janet Eagleson discusses the two teams' situations and throws in a few forgotten fantasy folk to consider.
December 17, 2016
Janet Eagleson analyzes the prospects of Sidney Crosby getting 50 goals in 50 games this season. Sid the Kid is HOT.
December 10, 2016
Janet Eagleson is looking for change with scoring down and stars like Connor McDavid no longer smiling as the on-ice frustration continues to rise.
December 6, 2016
Janet Eagleson analyzes the rise of the east and how the league's eastern teams have overtaken those out west to shift the NHL's balance of power.
November 26, 2016
Janet Eagleson looks at the weird, wild and woolly as the NHL finishes the first quarter of the season, like John Klingberg's extremely disappointing play.
November 19, 2016
Janet Eagelson discusses the process for deciding whether to cut bait on an underperforming player. Is it time to give up on Robby Fabbri?
November 15, 2016
Janet Eagleson is already thinking playoffs, because active ownership now, like adding Dallas' Patrick Eaves, is the only way not to get left behind in the pursuit of the fantasy postseason.
November 5, 2016
Janet Eagelson has watched the days of 100-PIM forwards disappear and now she wants to see the stat disappear from fantasy leagues too.
October 29, 2016
Janet Eagleson is not waiting for the players she drafted to get hot. She's moving on from players like Pekka Rinne who are mired in the muck.
October 22, 2016
Janet Eagleson is having fun again watching hockey as scoring is up and goalies are about to be in big trouble. Is this the 1990s again?
October 15, 2016
Janet Eagleson is no longer avoiding the pimple-faced babes as the NHL, and fantasy teams, look to youngsters like Auston Matthews as the stars of today.
April 3, 2016
Janet Eagleson has some advice for Erik Karlsson, who's set to enter some exclusive territory but is nowhere close to a Stanley Cup.
March 19, 2016
Janet Eagelson hands out awards for this season's playmakers and those who have torpedoed fantasy teams and NHL teams like.
March 12, 2016
Janet Eagleson looks ahead to possible playoff matchups and dreams of a Alex Ovechkin-Sidney Crosby scrape that would be epic.
March 5, 2016
Janet Eagleson might be out of contention in her fantasy leagues, but she's not rolling over. Check out her picks, like Pittsburgh's Carl Hagelin, to help play spoiler.
February 27, 2016
Janet Eagleson praises Chicago GM Stan Bowman for his fantasy-like trades that brought Andrew Ladd, among others, to the Blackhawks.
February 20, 2016
Janet Eagleson applauds Columbus coach John Tortorella for uttering three simple words when it comes to Brandon Saad's development.
February 13, 2016
Janet Eagleson advises fantasy owners to start preparing now for the trade deadline, which already claimed one victim in Dion Phaneuf, who was dealt Tuesday to Ottawa.
January 31, 2016
Janet Eagleson's midseason accolades are full of quirky, and so is John Scott, the last of the NHL's true enforcers who has a special message for Gary Bettman this All-Star weekend.
January 23, 2016
Janet Eagleson's advice to Jonathan Drouin: forcing a trade out of Tampa Bay won't guarantee anything on the ice, but hard work might.
January 16, 2016
Janet Eagleson offers some helpful tips to fantasy owners for trading players whether you're a buyer or a seller. Either way, start early.
January 12, 2016
Janet Eagleson can't believe the Stars' John Klingberg, among others, didn't make the All-Star team. Who else was snubbed?
January 2, 2016
Janet Eagleson is cheering for a miracle (c'mon Canada!) as she watches a great collection of talent at the World Juniors, including Auston Matthews of the U.S.
December 23, 2015
Janet Eagleson sees the NHL's generational change in progress and speculates on how that might affect the 2018 Canadian Olympic roster -- including Connor McDavid's impending first taste of the biggest international stage in hockey.
December 12, 2015
Janet Eagleson says Steven Stamkos is playing it smart while toying with everyone on social media about his future in Tampa Bay.
December 5, 2015
Janet Eagleson loves Carey Price, but Mike Condon has filled in admirably for the injured icon, which begs the question of whether stud goalies are overrated.
November 28, 2015
Janet Eagleson has first-quarter queasiness over what has been an unpredictable season in which the likes of Anaheim's Ryan Getzlaf has but one goal.
November 21, 2015
Janet Eagleson says the sky is the limit for Alexander Ovechkin, but can he really challenge Wayne Gretzky's records?
November 14, 2015
Janet Eagleson discusses whether Connor McDavid's injury will keep him from the Calder trophy this year, but he's not the rookie she's lusting after.
October 31, 2015
Janet Eagleson pokes at a few of the crazier things that have caught her eye in the early going this season, including Marc-Andre Fleury's excellence for Pittsburgh.
October 24, 2015
Janet Eagelson explores how fantasy owners can dominate one league and sink to the bottom in another. Either way, waiver pickups, like the Islanders' Brock Nelson, are critical.
October 17, 2015
Yes, patience is a virtue, but Janet Eagleson warns fantasy owners not to wait around too long for their sleepers to hit while the likes of Jori Lehtera are available on the waiver wire.
October 10, 2015
Janet Eagleson looks at the coming fallout from the league's new overtime rules, which should be lots and lots of goals.
June 22, 2015
With the NHL Entry Draft set to kick off this weekend, longtime RotoWire hockey staffers Jon Litterine and Janet Eagleson discuss likely No. 1 pick Connor McDavid's dynasty-league upside, among other topics.
April 4, 2015
Janet Eagleson's final column of the season gives every a owner a reason to stay involved even if they're out of it -- play spoiler.
March 28, 2015
Janet Eagleson likes Anze Kopitar and the Kings in the postseason, if they go #retrostyle.
March 22, 2015
Janet Eagleson is having trouble making sense of the East, but at least she has a better handle on it than Tara the tarot reader.
March 14, 2015
Janet Eagleson looks into the dirty laundry that aired this week between the Sharks and Joe Thornton and finds it's not her style.
March 7, 2015
Sidney Crosby might be in decline, but Janet Eagleson is more concerned with the entire league's decline in scoring, which should force us to change our fantasy perspectives.
February 28, 2015
Janet Eagleson wants to know what Florida was thinking when it acquired the slow-poke Jaromir Jagr from the Devils to play with a team of fast Cats.
February 21, 2015
Janet Eagleson reminds us that the point of trading, in the NHL or in fantasy leagues, is not winning the trade but improving your team. So stop asking her won the Evander Kane trade.
February 21, 2015
Cody Franson is no longer a member of the Maple Leafs. Janet and Dan discuss that trade as their launching point this week.
February 13, 2015
Dan Pennucci and Janet Eagleson talk trade in this edition - both in the NHL and in their home league with each other, where Janet traded her beloved Patrick Kane to Dan.
February 7, 2015
Janet Eagleson shows us why it's important for fantasy owners to avoid predictability and looks at waive-wire picks who could provide an edge, like Dallas' Patrick Eaves.
January 31, 2015
Florida's Aleksander Barkov is finally starting to heat up after lying dormant for most of the season. RotoWire's Janet Eagleson advises adding him if your team is lacking in assists and power-play points.
January 24, 2015
The Avs' Nathan MacKinnon has failed to meet expectations thus far in his sophomore season, but that's precisely why the enterprising fantasy owner should look to acquire him in the second half.
January 17, 2015
Arizona's trade of Devan Dubnyk earlier this week could open the floodgates for a fire sale. Could defenseman Keith Yandle be the next Coyote on the move?
January 10, 2015
Phil Kessel was caught in the crosshairs of Toronto's dismissal of coach Randy Carlyle earlier this week, but trying to turn him into an all-around player won't turn around the Leafs.
January 4, 2015
Sidney Crosby has a new linemate, and the move from one of the league's worst teams to one of its best should make him a popular addition to fantasy squads, writes Janet Eagleson.
December 31, 2014
The World Junior Championships are here. Janet Eagleson recaps some the standouts and disappointments thus far.
December 23, 2014
In borrowing from Hollywood a bit, Janet Eagleson looks at some of the biggest fantasy disappointments to date, with Arizona's Mike Smith topping the list.
December 14, 2014
RotoWire's Janet Eagleson delves into waiver wire strategy and explains why Senators forward Mika Zibanejad is poised to bloom under new coach Dave Cameron.
December 8, 2014
Mike Santorelli is one of the hottest Leafs going right now, but you wouldn't know it based on his slight ownership in fantasy leagues.
December 1, 2014
Now pursuing a tryout with the Blues, Martin Brodeur has been unable to proceed quietly into retirement. Has his refusal to call it quits stained his legacy?
November 26, 2014
Dan and Janet return and discuss Filip Forsberg's breakout with the Preds this season among other topics.
November 22, 2014
The head-turning two-way play of the Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko and other emerging stars has Janet Eagleson rethinking her tendency to shy away from gambling on young talent.
November 15, 2014
Columbus' Boone Jenner has played well since his return from a broken hand, but his ownership rates in fantasy leagues remain minimal. Janet Eagleson advises to scoop him up before someone else does.
November 9, 2014
Gabriel Landeskog and the Avs qualify as one of the NHL's early disappointments. Is it possible that the offseason addition of Jarome Iginla has somehow made the team worse?
November 1, 2014
Brad Richards has long delivered for fantasy owners, but Janet Eagleson is no longer feeling the love. Sometimes, it's OK to pull the plug on a relationship gone sour.
October 25, 2014
Disastrous starts to the season for the Hurricanes, Sabres and Panthers, among others, have RotoWire's Janet Eagleson wondering whether or not the star players of those teams are even worth rostering in certain formats.
October 18, 2014
Kyle Okposo and the high-flying Islanders are ripe with fantasy potential. Jump aboard the bandwagon before there's no longer any room.
September 25, 2014
Phil Kessel represents one of the few Leafs' commodities worth investing heavily in, but many of his other teammates will see some unwarranted price inflation on draft day.
September 24, 2014
The addition of uber-prospect Jonathan Drouin and a full season of star center Steven Stamkos have the Lightning thinking a return to the Stanley Cup Finals may be within reach.
April 17, 2014
Both Dan Pennucci and Janet Eagleson have Zdeno Chara and Boston winning The Cup
April 7, 2014
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.
March 31, 2014
Toronto is fading fast in the East. Janet and Dan discuss the Leafs' woes among this week's topics.
March 29, 2014
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.
March 22, 2014
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.
March 18, 2014
Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin apparently feuded in Sochi, and that may have carried over to Ovie's play in Washington.
March 15, 2014
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.
March 8, 2014
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.
March 8, 2014
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.
March 2, 2014
Janet gloats about Team Canada's double-dip, and she and Dan break down the Ryan Miller trade.
March 1, 2014
Janet Eagleson gets ready for a potentially busy trade deadline on tap this week on the heels of the Blues-Sabres blockbuster.
February 8, 2014
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.
February 1, 2014
Janet Eagleson gives her take on how to handle the upcoming trade deadline.
February 1, 2014
Sidney Crosby will be captaining the defending gold medal champions - can they repeat their performance from Vancouver?
January 25, 2014
Being the first mover when buying at the trade deadline can dictate other teams' behavior. Janet Eagleson explains...
January 18, 2014
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.
January 11, 2014
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?
January 4, 2014
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.
December 21, 2013
Nazem Kadri and the Leafs are struggling, and the inside look at the club hasn't shown much fire heading into the Winter Classic.
December 17, 2013
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.
December 14, 2013
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.
December 9, 2013
Dan and Janet hit up a number of issues around the league, including Ilya Bryzgalov's injury and a number of struggling defensemen.
December 7, 2013
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.
December 2, 2013
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.
November 23, 2013
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.
November 17, 2013
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.
November 16, 2013
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.
November 9, 2013
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.
November 2, 2013
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.
November 1, 2013
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.
October 26, 2013
Does anything make sense when it comes to the league's discipline for hits to the head? Janet Eagleson examines the madness.
October 19, 2013
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.
October 16, 2013
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.
September 25, 2013
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.
September 14, 2013
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.
September 14, 2013
Martin St. Louis and the rebuilding Bolts are facing a long season in Tampa Bay.
August 3, 2013
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.
July 12, 2013
Dan and Janet discuss the Tyler Seguin trade, the Sergei Bobrovsky contract, and hint at which draft picks could be productive immediately.
July 2, 2013
Cory Schneider is now a Devil. Dan and Janet break down that trade, and the other run-up items leading to the NHL Draft.
May 1, 2013
Both Janet and Dan think that Erik Karlsson and the Sens will prevail over higher-seeded Montreal.
April 28, 2013
Don't challenge Janet Eagleson's love for Jonathan Toews and the Blackhawks.
April 19, 2013
In the final days of the season, you might be wise to dump Henrik Sedin for help in a specific category. Janet Eagleson explains...
April 18, 2013
Patrick Kane and the Blackhawks have yet even more talent joining the organization.
April 16, 2013
Janet and Dan debate Alexander Ovechkin's Hart Trophy worthiness among other items.
April 12, 2013
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.
April 7, 2013
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.
April 5, 2013
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.
April 1, 2013
Janet and Dan react to the Brenden Morrow and Jarome Iginla deals, and also discuss the mess in Tampa Bay.
March 28, 2013
The addition of Jarome Iginla was yet another big move by the Pens ahead of the trade deadline.
March 24, 2013
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.
March 22, 2013
Can Jacob Markstrom eventually lead Florida to the postseason success that evaded Roberto Luongo on South Beach? Janet Eagleson takes a closer look.
March 17, 2013
Janet Eagleson and Dan Pennucci debate the merits of Steven Stamkos vs. Sidney Crosby among other topics this week.
March 15, 2013
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.
March 9, 2013
Dan Pennucci and Janet Eagleson give their take on Cam Ward, the state of Canadian goalies, and Pierre McGuire.
March 8, 2013
The days of 50-point, 100-PIM blueliners are slowly coming to an end without Chris Pronger.
March 1, 2013
After receiving an offer sheet from the Flames, the Avs' stalemate with Ryan O'Reilly is over.
March 1, 2013
Dan and Janet rap about Nazem Kadri's fast start, among many other topics.
February 23, 2013
Dan Pennucci defends his Devils' fandom to Janet Eagleson in this week's edition.
February 22, 2013
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.
February 16, 2013
Dan Pennucci got his curse on for this week's Morning Skate
February 15, 2013
Janet Eagleson examines the week four trends in the NHL season, including the fluctuating value of the Senators' roster.
February 10, 2013
Will the Caps use their buyout on the increasingly average Alexander Ovechkin? Dan and Janet discuss.
February 8, 2013
Janet Eagleson examines some undervalued players who contributed big-time in the third week of the NHL season.
February 1, 2013
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...
January 31, 2013
Don Cherry would like to see more of this from Zack Kassian rather than the scoring punch he's provided so far this season.
January 25, 2013
With the shortened season, quick moves to the waiver wire for emerging talent like Vladimir Tarasenko are crucial.
January 15, 2013
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.
September 14, 2012
September 14, 2012
August 20, 2012
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.
July 13, 2012
Dan Pennucci and Janet Eagleson discuss the flurry of offseason NHL moves.
March 16, 2012
The potential return of Alexander Radulov could help push Pekka Rinne and the Predators deep into the playoffs.
March 9, 2012
With his long-term best interest in mind, Sidney Crosby should sit out the rest of the season.
March 2, 2012
February 24, 2012
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?
February 17, 2012
The Jackets may be considering a deal involving Rick Nash, but should they wait until the summer?
February 11, 2012
February 4, 2012
Edmonton's Sam Gagner broke out in a big way Thursday night. Is it time to sell while his value is at its highest?
January 27, 2012
January 20, 2012
January 13, 2012
January 6, 2012
Corey Perry is one of many stars on the trade block as NHL general managers are scrambling to save their jobs.
December 31, 2011
December 24, 2011
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.
December 16, 2011
Chris Pronger is the latest in a growing list of talented players derailed by concussions this season. At 37, is his career over?
December 9, 2011
December 2, 2011
Will the coaching change in Washington ignite Alexander Ovechkin?
November 25, 2011
November 18, 2011
November 11, 2011
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.
November 3, 2011
Steve Mason has the tools, but can he rebound from a terrible start and regain the form that made him a Calder winner?
October 28, 2011
We've seen it before -- Roberto Luongo gets off to a slow start and turns in a Vezina-worthy season. Will it happen again?
October 21, 2011
Milan Hejduk and his Avalanche teammates are bringing back a more appealing brand of hockey - and giving fantasy owners reason to get excited.
October 14, 2011
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.
September 6, 2011
An In-depth Look at the 2011 Toronto Maple Leafs
September 6, 2011
An In-depth Look at the Tampa Bay Lightning Heading Into the 2011 Season
August 31, 2011
Kyle Okposo once was compared to Jarome Iginla. Is this the year he comes closer to fulfilling those lofty expectations?
April 1, 2011
March 25, 2011
March 18, 2011
March 11, 2011
What should Zdeno Chara owners do after is hit on Max Pacioretty this week?
March 4, 2011
February 25, 2011
Did GM Greg Sherman ruin the Avalanche?
February 18, 2011
February 11, 2011
Forsberg's return may not be all it's cracked up to be.
February 4, 2011
January 29, 2011
The parallels between Sidney Crosby and an oft-concussed former NHL star are eerie.
January 21, 2011
January 14, 2011
January 7, 2011
Is it finally time to bench -- or even cut -- Martin Brodeur?
December 31, 2010
Moving up in your league's standings requires taking a chance on unheralded producers such as Edmonton's Ales Hemsky.
December 24, 2010
Is Edmonton rookie Taylor Hall better in Year 1 than Steve Stamkos was?
December 17, 2010
December 10, 2010
December 3, 2010
November 26, 2010
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?
November 19, 2010
November 12, 2010
At this point, does Ilya Kovalchuk wish he was still wearing a Thrashers sweater?
November 5, 2010
Stars like Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby should use their hands for scoring, not fighting.
October 29, 2010
If you've been riding the hot start of Steven Stamkos, you may want to consider dealing for his teammate Vinny Lecavalier.
October 22, 2010
Is it a slow start for Marc-Andre Fleury, or a sign of things to come?
October 15, 2010
Jiri Hudler's slow start in Detroit has left second-line minutes for Todd Bertuzzi. Is Big Bert worth a pickup?
September 8, 2010
September 8, 2010
April 2, 2010