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John Toperzer writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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Monday Daily Puck: Letang Knock, Knock, Knockin' on Norris' Door

The Pittsburgh Penguins are losing players by the bunch but Kris Letang is helping to fill the void

Monday Daily Puck: Lightning Leading the Charge

Led by Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay sits atop the NHL in scoring

Monday Daily Puck: Victor Once Again

Victor Hedman returned Saturday to an already well-stacked Tampa Bay Offense

Monday Daily Puck: Every Game I'm Shuffling

Suddenly, the Pittsburgh Penguins are struggling to find chemistry on their top two lines.

Monday Daily Puck: Know When To Walk Away, Know When To Run

Knowing when to jettison an unproductive player like the Preds' Seth Jones can often be the difference between winning and losing.

Monday Daily Puck: The Meek Shall Inherit The Win Column

Bottom Feeders get revenge Sunday night

Monday Daily Puck: Sluicing For Fantasy Gold

Digging for players with power-play points and a positive plus-minus rating ain't easy.

Monday Daily Puck: Lightning Strikes Hedman, Stastny Sings The Blues

Monday Daily Puck: Following The Waiver Wire

Winning fantasy teams would do well to follow the waiver wire to improve their squads.

2014-2015 Penguins Preview: Addition by Subtraction

Even after an offseason overhaul of both management and personnel, the cupboard certainly isn't bare for Sidney Crosby and the Pens.

Monday Daily Puck: The Devils Made Me Do It

Monday Daily Puck: Players Like Doan Bubbling To Top

It's crunch time in fantasy hockey and time is running out.

Monday Daily Puck: Pittsburgh Receives Some Good News

Kris Letang and Beau Bennett are expected back at Monday practice

Monday Daily Puck: Timonen playing like it's 1999

Philadelphia's 38-year-old blueliner is showing that he's still got something left in the tank.

Monday Daily Puck: Parise No Longer Paydirt

The Wild have $98 million reasons to expect more scoring from the ex-Devil, but will it ever happen again?

2014 Pirates Team Preview: Postseason Encore

The Pirates broke out of the longest postseason drought in MLB in 2013 using analytics and making smart, underrated additions. Can Clint Hurdle's team find the magic again in 2014?

Monday Daily Puck: Wanted: Right Winger For Sidney Crosby

The Penguins continue to play musical chairs at right wing

Monday Daily Puck: Is Braden Holtby Back?

The Daily Puck: Crosby To Captain Team Canada

Crosby could miss a game due to Olympics

Monday Daily Puck: What's one game of Sidney Crosby worth?

The Penguins have a light, one-game schedule, making for some tough fantasy decisions

Monday Daily Puck: Ringing In 2014 With The New (And Old)

Monday Daily Puck: Is Ryane Clowe-ser To Returning To His Former Self?

Monday Daily Puck: The Makings of a Mediocre Fantasy Team

Brayden Schenn highlights a team looking for an identity

Monday Daily Puck: Sergei Gonchar's Last Stand

Sergei Gonchar is years past his prime, but a four-assist performance Saturday puts him back on the fantasy radar.

Monday Daily Puck: James Neal Knees Fantasy Owners

James Neal faces a suspension for his hit on Brad Marchand on Saturday. How much time will he miss?

Monday Daily Puck: Pens' Stellar Play Becoming Fantasy Owners Reality

The Penguins are posting crazy numbers, reaching milestones on a nightly basis and helping fantasy owners win

Monday Daily Puck: OSHIE Regulating NHL Defenses

Carolina is paying Jordan Staal a lot of money, but so far the results haven't been there. Can he turn things around?

Monday Daily Puck: Versteeg Back In His Old League

Kris Versteeg is expected to complement the Blackhawks nicely after two-year vacation in Florida.

Monday Daily Puck: Steen Machine Continues To Roll

Alexander Steen's piling up points even when they shouldn't count

Monday Daily Puck: Flower Power

Marc-Andre Fleury has been very sharp to begin the season, but can he maintain an elite level? John Toperzer takes a closer look.

The Daily Puck: What's Wrong With Geno?

Evgeni Malkin still has a superstar ceiling, but he's not playing at an elite level. John Toperzer takes a look in the return of The Daily Puck.

2013 Penguins Preview: Ready to Run?

With Sidney Crosby further removed from his concussion issues, the Penguins might be ready to run deep into the postseason again.

Pirates' Team Preview: On the Brink?

Can the Bucs break a 20-year losing streak in 2013?

2012 Penguins Preview: Penguins Look to Elite Players to Lead Team

2012 Pirates Preview: Pirates 2012: 19 Years and Counting

2011 Pittsburgh Penguins Team Preview: Penguins Hope Healthy Stars Can Spur Playoff Success

An In-depth Look at the 2011 Pittsburgh Penguins

The Daily Puck: Detroit's Big Tease

Jiri Hudler teased fantasy owners in his return to the NHL but has collected only 36 points in 72 games.

The Daily Puck: Surging Sabres

Thomas Vanek had a hat trick on Tuesday night.

The Daily Puck: Congrats, Jarome

Jarome Iginla notched 1,000 NHL points. All the Calgary forward needs now is a Cup.

The Daily Puck: Unheralded Superstar?

Is Corey Perry the best player the NHL has yet to hype? He's tied for the league lead in goals scored (44) with Steven Stamkos.

The Daily Puck: It's Crunch Time

Hot or not? Put Tampa Bay's Steven Stamkos in the latter category. He has five goals since January.

The Daily Puck: Callahan on Target

The Daily Puck: Dropping Saturday's Puck

Whether Vincent Lecavalier's retaliatory slash on P.K. Subban was justified is questionable. There's no questioning the pain delivered, though.

The Daily Puck: The Concussion Issue

Sidney Crosby has had two consecutive games of symptom-free skating.

The Daily Puck: Devil of a Time

New Jersey's Travis Zajac one-upped the Gordie Howe Hat Trick on Friday.

Shots on Goal: The King Without His Court

Not only does Henrik Lundqvist have to be the King, he has to be the King, his court, and maybe even a jester after a season-ending injury to backup Martin Biron.

The Daily Puck: The Price is Right

Carey Price returned in style Tuesday.

The Daily Puck: Frustrated Fleury

Marc-Andre Fleury is playing the best hockey of his life, but the Penguins can't score goals for him.

The Daily Puck: Hossa Still Slumping

Marian Hossa has just six goals in his last 37 games.

The Daily Puck: Pipin' Hot

Niklas Backstrom is reaping the rewards after taking some games off to rest his knee.

2011 Pirates Preview: Dream Sequences

The Pirates probably won't contend in 2011, but there are reasons to be optimistic about their direction.

The Daily Puck: Time to Move On?

The Sens have lost 10 in a row at home. Is it time for them to trade Jason Spezza?

The Daily Puck: Back in Action

Washington's Mike Green is probable Saturday after battling a head injury.

The Daily Puck: Devils in the Details

Does Martin Brodeur's recent hot streak (8-1-1) damage the Devils' long-term outlook?

The Daily Puck: Oh Brother!

Daniel Sedin, Henrik's brother, is leading the NHL in scoring. Could Sedin brothers go back-to-back with Art Ross Trophies?

The Daily Puck: The Daily Puck Jinx

Alexander Edler got hurt shortly after we touted him in this space.

The Daily Puck: The Fury

Marc-Andre Fleury needs a new nickname.

The Daily Puck: It's Only Blue for Green

Mike Green still has value on the blue line, but it's too late to extract top trade value from him.

The Daily Puck: More Comings and Goings

Niklas Backstrom could return from injury on Wednesday night.

The Daily Puck: Concussed Crosby Still Out

Sidney Crosby's week to recover from a concussion has come and gone, and it wouldn't be surprising to see the Penguins keep him out until after the All-Star break.

The Daily Puck: Missing Wings

Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg and Jimmy Howard all will sit out of the All-Star game.

The Daily Puck: The Sydney Crosby Mystery

Sydney Crosby is out with a concussion, but when did he actually suffer the injury?

The Daily Puck: Sharpshooter

Patrick Sharp is third in the NHL in Shots on Goal.

The Daily Puck: Happy New Year

Shane Doan hopes to start 2011 the same way he ended 2010 -- on a hot streak.

The Daily Puck: Injured Stars Return

Ales Hemsky returned to action for the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.

The Daily Puck: Better Balance in the West

The San Jose Sharks are a great example of how balanced it is in the rough and tumble West.

The Daily Puck: Sickening Play Turns Fantasy Owners Green

Washington's Mike Green has done his owners no favors this season.

The Daily Puck: Malkin's Return

Evgeny Malkin returned to action Tuesday night.

The Daily Puck: Cold Front in Boston

Marc Savard has fallen into a cold spell since his return. When will he snap out of it? Will he snap out of it?

The Daily Puck: Playing the Bongos

Alexander Semin once had a memorable hockey fight.

The Daily Puck: No Holes in this Net

Roberto Luongo stuffed the Blackhawks for his 53rd career NHL shutout.

The Daily Puck: The Foot That Slew New York

Sidney Crosby has received two awards recently, one an honor, one not so much.

The Daily Puck: Penguin Power

Marc-Andre Fleury is undefeated in his last eight (7-0-1), but he is expected to get a well-deserved day off Saturday.

The Daily Puck: On Pace

Steven Stamkos is on pace for 50-in-50. At what point are

The Daily Puck: Jarome Speaks

Jarome Iginla latest hat trick finally gives him something to brag about this season.

The Daily Puck: Ready to Burst

Patrick Marleau had a big game Monday and appears to be on the verge of a scoring outburst.

The Daily Puck: Playing Like Patrick Dull

After a sensational start, Patrick Sharp has just two points and a minus-7 mark in his last six games.

The Daily Puck: Get Your Goon Points Here

Matt Cooke should find himself in the middle of the action with the Pens facing the Bruins on Wednesday night.

The Daily Puck: The Price is Right

It hasn't come easy, but Carey Price finally looks like the goalie Montreal thought it had when he broke into the league in 2007-08.

The Daily Puck: Tough Goalie Decisions

The Pens have played better with Brent Johnson between the pipes than with Marc-Andre Fleury. Who should they go with regularly right now?

The Daily Puck: A Look at Saturday's Slate

Evgeni Malkin left the ice before the end of Friday's game with an undisclosed injury, making him questionable for Saturday's contest vs. Carolina.

The Daily Puck: The Quick and the Benched

Jonathan Quick gets the night off for the Kings on Wednesday.

The Daily Puck: Good Things Happen in Three's

Daniel Alfredsson potted three goals in his last game, reaching 1,000th career NHL point in his 1,009th career contest.

The Daily Puck: Five Yahoo's Worth Your Consideration

John Toperzer discusses five undervalued players that may be available in your Yahoo! leagues, including the Islanders' Blake Comeau.

Good Start for Fleury: The Daily Puck

Marc-Andre Fleury is off to a tough start this season, but he holds a 19-7 career mark against Saturday's opponent, the Flyers.

The Daily Puck: Picking Up Injured Players

Injured players such as Brian Campbell (pictured) and Jason Pominville are good free agent targets in some leagues.

The Daily Puck: Off to an Injured Start

Jason Spezza missed Friday's game and is a game-time decision Saturday.

The Daily Puck: Opening Night

Sidney Crosby and the Pens are in action on Opening Night

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