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January 26, 2015
Tuesday Daily Puck: Second-Half Puck Drop
The NHL gets back to action after another underwhelming All-Star Game.
January 19, 2015
Tuesday Daily Puck: Ride The Goalie Carousel
Recent trades, injuries and promotions have dramatically altered the goalie situations in several northerly NHL towns.
NHL Barometer: Risers and Fallers
Torey Krug is among this week's risers for Jan Levine in his Barometer. See who else makes the list.
January 18, 2015
NHL Schedule Analysis: All-Star Break Week
Brian Rutherford breaks down the short schedule this week and advises patience on Brock Nelson.
January 15, 2015
Neutral Zone Wrap: Six Panther
Aleksander Barkov is back to help out a Florida team that is already enjoying one of its best seasons in recent memory.
Thursday Daily Puck: Dubnyk And Dubnyk And Dubnyk Right
The Minnesota Wild made a trade to acquire goaltender Devan Dubnyk and he could make a huge impact on fantasy rosters in the second half.
January 12, 2015
Tuesday Daily Puck: Red-Hot Blueshirts Return Home
Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers, winners of 13 of their last 14, return home from a West Coast trip to face the Islanders on Tuesday.
January 10, 2015
Sunday Daily Puck: No Blue Streak
The Blues offensive game to start 2015 has been nothing short of amazing. Their deep lineup is providing fantasy owners with gold.
Saturday Daily Puck: Luuuuu
Roberto Luongo is putting together a Vezina-calibre season in Florida, while Alexander Steen is delivering for the surging Blues.
January 9, 2015
Friday Daily Puck: Not So Wild
The Wild are struggling and Mike Yeo's on the hot seat. Are their players worth hanging onto?
January 4, 2015
NHL Schedule Analysis: Wild Nights
The Wild are one of just three teams to have four games this week, writes RotoWire's Brian Rutherford.
January 3, 2015
Saturday Daily Puck: Perron A Perfect Fit For Penguins
David Perron's fantasy value skyrockets after a trade to Pittsburgh, while Colin Wilson is getting it done in Nashville.
December 30, 2014
Wednesday Daily Puck: Alexander Auld Lang Syne
Two old pros with recent struggles are finding their past form
December 27, 2014
Saturday Daily Puck: Improved Isles
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.
December 18, 2014
Thursday Daily Puck: May The Schwartz Be With You
What should you do with Jacob Trouba and Jaden Schwartz slated to miss extended time? We've got answers.
December 15, 2014
NHL Barometer: Fine On His Own
Ryan Getzlaf hasn't faltered despite being without his linemate Corey Perry. Check out the latest batch of Risers and Fallers in this week's Barometer.
December 11, 2014
Thursday Daily Puck: Look Sharp
Be on the lookout for players coming off IR after month-long absences or more. You may be able to find the piece that leads to a championship.
December 8, 2014
Tuesday Daily Puck: Playing the Trouba
December 4, 2014
Thursday Daily Puck: Funny Bryzness
Martin Brodeur and Ilya Bryzgalov are back, but are they really worth a look in your league? Plus, why do you still have Yakupov and Lecavalier on your team?!
November 15, 2014
Sunday Daily Puck: Fallen Stars
Captain Jamie Benn is ice cold and youngster Valeri Nichushkin is down for an extended period. What should you make of these two Dallas Stars?
November 5, 2014
Darryl's Dispatch: Staying Patient
Even the best goalies will have off-nights, as did Tuukka Rask last week. Darryl Houston Smith advises patience with your elite goalies - they'll bounce back.
October 27, 2014
Tuesday Daily Puck: Cam Can't Carry 'Canes
Cam Ward's struggles have made him an unplayable fantasy netminder, and things don't seem likely to get any better Tuesday in Vancouver.
October 23, 2014
Frederik Andersen has the early edge of John Gibson between the pipes for the Ducks. Who else is rising and falling early in the season - check out Jan Levine's recommendations.
October 19, 2014
Schedule Analysis: Just Two For the King
Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers have just two games this week. See who else is highlighted by RotoWire's Brian Rutherford in this week's article.
October 18, 2014
The Waiver Wire: Lightning in a Bottle
While it took him a few years to adapt to the speed and size of the NHL game, Victor Hedman has shown he's ready to leave his mark.
Sunday Daily Puck: Those Fancy Stats
The fighting over the use of advanced statistics in hockey seems to be calming, but what do fantasy players need to know?
October 16, 2014
Friday Daily Puck: Stars Shine, Sharks Abandoned on Long Island
The Stars showed the Pens why the West is still best, but the Isles showed there's a new player in town.
October 10, 2014
Friday Daily Puck: The Storm Brewing On Long Island
Who says no one cares about the Canes and Isles?
October 3, 2014
Darryl's Dispatch: Draft Day Strategy
Tuukka Rask tops Darryl Houston Smith's goalie chart, one that goes a whopping 80-deep.
October 1, 2014
Draft Kit: Maingot's Manifesto
Peter Maingot shares his top 10 draft tips, especially for those who play in a rotisserie style format. One such tip - target the backup goalies on elite teams, like Anaheim's John Gibson.
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