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October 11, 2015
Schedule Analysis: The First With Seven
Brian Rutherford breaks down the first full week of NHL action this season, with eight teams playing four times.
August 27, 2015
From the Press Box: Central Division Preview
The Blackhawks needed to make big changes to their roster after winning the Stanley Cup, but the core of Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane remains.
July 17, 2015
NHL Offseason: Player Movement and Impact
With a flurry of transactions coming across the NHL wire in the last month, Brian Weidy dissects many of the moves and their fantasy relevance.
March 22, 2015
Schedule Analysis: Four-Game Flurry
With more than half the NHL playing four games this week, Brian Rutherford breaks down how to take advantage of the condensed schedule.
March 5, 2015
Friday Daily Puck: The Schlemko Shamer
With Mark Giordano out, newly acquired defenseman David Schlemko stepped up big time.
February 22, 2015
The Waiver Wire: The Trade Deadline Cometh
With the trade deadline arriving shortly, Dan Waldner and Mike Wilson look at who could overperform and underperform in the stretch run. Which side of the ledger does John Tavares fall?
February 21, 2015
Morning Skate: Hockey Tonk
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
Morning Skate: Trade Em Up
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 5, 2015
Thursday Daily Puck: Principal Skinner's Scratch
Jeff Skinner is getting scratched, Pekka Rinne returns, and how Darcy Kuemper may be able to get you a little hidden value before the end of the year.
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.
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