With the NHL season almost halfway complete, we take a look at where teams stand now, compared to where they stood at this point last season. The Islanders are vastly improved, while the Avalanche continue to fall.
Being a successful NHL franchise and being a successful fantasy owner both require patience. In particular, judging how long to be patient with young players is a key in both games. Do you have the patience it takes to wait for a star to develop?
A chic preseason pick to take home the Stanley Cup last season, the Senators were instead one of the NHL's biggest disappointments. Expectations will be dialed back in 2014-15, but blueliner Erik Karlsson should nonetheless remain a fantasy stud.