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Dan Waldner covers hockey for RotoWire, and has been involved in fantasy hockey pools for 15 years. He's a lifetime Toronto Maple Leafs fan, a passion his wife puts up with and his daughter is starting to emulate.

Fantasy sports articles written by Dan Waldner

Waiver Wire: Tips for the Play-off Pool

Now that the teams are set, pools will be starting up in rapid fashion. Are you ready?

Sunday Daily Puck: It's Curtains

As the regular season draws to a close on Sunday, there are still some questions left unanswered.

The Waiver Wire: Final Countdown

The last games of the regular season will be played this week - if you're in a tight race or in the finals of your pool, check here for some key additions to your roster.

Sunday Daily Puck: Falling Leafs

It may start to feel like Spring, but Toronto fans will confirm that this is in fact the season of disappointment.

The Waiver Wire: Knocking Out Your Opponent

Now that the finals are here for most head-to-head pools, this week's Waiver Wire gives you a list of players that should help in specific categories.

The Waiver Wire: Crunch Time

Now is not the time to stop paying attention - with most head-to-head pools fully entrenched in the post-season, the lucky GM is the smart GM.

The Waiver Wire: Wild Week Ahead

With five games this week, Minnesota Wild players dominate our recommendations in this weeks' Waiver Wire.

Sunday Daily Puck: Fantasy Play-offs are Here (for some)

Some head-to-head leagues are starting their playoffs Monday - make sure you maximize your roster!

The Waiver Wire: Winners from the Deadline

Now that the trade deadline has come and gone, Dan Waldner and Mike Wilson examine those players that stand to benefit from new situations in this week's Waiver Wire.

The Waiver Wire: The Trade Deadline Cometh

Wednesday at 3:00PM ET will mark the trade deadline for the 2013-2014 NHL season. Are you ready for it? Dan Waldner and Mike Wilson examine the people likely on the move in this week's Waiver Wire.

Sunday Daily Puck: The First Domino

Now that the first big trade is out of the way, how will other teams react to St. Louis adding Ryan Miller and Steve Ott?

Sochi 2014: Gold Medal Game - Sweden v. Canada

After being treated to two fantastic games on Friday, hockey fans the world over have one more game to look forward to on Sunday.

Sochi 2014: Semifinal - Canada v. USA

Phil Kessel and James van Riemsdyk lead the US against the Canadians in a rematch of the 2010 Gold Medal game.

Sochi 2014: Semifinal - Sweden v. Finland

Erik Karlsson will headline the mobile Swedish defense against the upstart Finnish team on Friday.

Sochi 2014: Quarterfinal Wednesday

The first real games of the Olympic elimination round are here. Dan Waldner reviews all the matchups to look forward to on Wednesday.

Sochi 2014: Pre-Game - Group B: Canada vs. Finland

Sidney Crosby will lead the Canadian team into action against Finland on Sunday to crown the winner of Group B.

Sochi 2014: Pre-Game - Group C: Czech Republic vs. Sweden

Jaromir Jagr leads the Czech Republic into Sochi against Team Sweden on Wednesday - the first major game of the tournament.

The Waiver Wire: Back in the Saddle

After a month-long slump, Nazem Kadri has found his game again, and has 14 points in his last nine games.

Wednesday Daily Puck: Qu'est-ce qui se passe?

What is going on? A floundering Montreal team has gone from second place to seventh in less than a month. Should fans - or players - be worried?

Sochi 2014: Team Analysis - Czech Republic

Jaromir Jagr leads the Czech contingent at the Winter Olympics, but will he be enough?

The Waiver Wire: Feeling the Blues

If rumor is to be believed, Ryan Miller may be headed to St. Louis which may kill Brian Elliott's value.

Sunday Daily Puck: Trade Season is Here

Dan Waldner examines some of the names that have been rumored to be on the move as trade season unofficially opens.

The Waiver Wire: Here Comes the Boone

Boone Jenner will be a key piece in Columbus' future - but we're also betting he'll be a sizable part of their present, too.

The Waiver Wire: Forward Progress

Dustin Byfuglien's promotion to the wing may be a huge benefit to both fantasy GMs and the Winnipeg Jets.

The Waiver Wire: Welcome Back, Bozak

With five points in his three games since his return from injury, Tyler Bozak is a sight for sore eyes in Toronto.

Sunday Daily Puck: How Will Sochi Affect Your Team?

What effect will a player's inclusion in the Winter Olympics have on your fantasy roster?

The Waiver Wire: Our Best and Worst Recommendations of 2013

As the end of year approaches, we review our best and worst calls of the year from the Waiver Wire.

The Waiver Wire: IR Bargains

Zach Bogosian, Ryan Clowe and Nathan Horton are all ready to return from injury - grab them while they're still available.

Sunday's Daily Puck: Backup Bonanza

Fantasy GMs are being surprised by stellar play from unlikely sources this season.

The Waiver Wire: Here Comes Trouba

Back from injury and mid-stride, Jacob Trouba is one to watch in this week's article

The Waiver Wire: Carolina's Hurricane

Andrej Sekera is showing why Carolina is poised to return to the post-season this year

Sunday Daily Puck: Turning the Corner

David Desharnais, Max Pacioretty and Eric Staal have all found their mid-season form

The Waiver Wire: Hello Again, Mr. Andersen

With Viktor Fasth's second injury this year, Frederik Andersen has another chance to shine.

The Waiver Wire: The Rebirth of David Desharnais

While many jumped off the bandwagon weeks ago, David Desharnais has finally found his game.

Sunday Daily Puck: Turnaround Time

Teams across the league are starting to change their fortunes - not all are in the same direction.

The Waiver Wire: Ott To Get Much Better

Steve Ott looks to lead the way in Buffalo's turnaround after this week's front office shakeup.

The Waiver Wire: Two Recommended Ducks

Dustin Penner is playing with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry - go get him.

Sunday Daily Puck: Hall of Fame Weekend

Scott Niedermayer, Chris Chelios and Brendan Shanahan headline this year's exceptional list of Hall of Fame inductees

The Waiver Wire: Gagner Returns

Sam Gagner is back from his preseason injury and goes under the microscope in this week's column.

The Waiver Wire: Monahan Here To Stay

It's full speed ahead for Calgary's Sean Monahan, who will be up with the big club for the rest of the year after the Flames bypassed the option to send him to his junior team.

The Waiver Wire: Oilers' Line Shuffle

Mark Arcobello has landed in a great spot with Edmonton and has cashed in with eight assists so far. See who else Dan Waldner and Mike Wilson recommend as pickups this week.

Draft Kit - Job Battles: 15 Preseason Job Battles

Will Martin Brodeur or new acquisition Cory Schneider get the majority of starts between the pipes in New Jersey? That's one of 15 battles that Dan Waldner and Mike Wilson are following in this article.

Draft Kit: The Corsi Line and QoC

Dan Waldner and Mike Wilson delve into hockey sabermetrics and discuss why the Sedin line in Vancouver could perform better than their expectation.

Draft Kit - Middle Rounds Strategy: Grit Wins Championships

Johan Franzen should benefit greatly from the Red Wings' offseason moves. See who else make good middle round targets to fill out your roster and get those often undervalued grit categories.

Draft Kit: Top 10 Calder Trophy Candidates

Dan Waldner and Mike Wilson evaluate this year's rookie class to see who is most likely to walk away with the Calder Trophy. Jonathan Drouin of the Lightning top their list.