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April 11, 2017
Left, Right & Center: NHL Playoffs Sleepers & Busts
Evan Berofsky turns his focus to the postseason, laying out some players he expects to flourish while also looking at others set to underwhelm.
Deep Dive: Western Conference Playoffs
Neil Parker goes sabermetric on the Western Conference playoffs, which will see Patrick Kane and the high-flying Blackhawks try to make another deep run.
April 10, 2017
Stanley Cup Playoffs: Postseason Preview
Jan Levine previews the Stanley Cup playoffs, picking each round, as Alex Ovechkin looks to put the Capitals on his back en route to a title.
April 2, 2017
NHL Waiver Wire: Picks of the Week
Neil Parker checks in one last time this season with his best waiver-wire picks of the week, looking at Gustav Nyquist to provide value based on his recent production.
March 26, 2017
Neil Parker checks in with his best waiver-wire picks of the week, including the Red Wings' Tomas Tatar, who has rattled off 14 points in his last 16 games.
March 27, 2017
DraftKings NHL: Monday Picks
Chris Morgan looks over Monday's six-game slate and expects the red-hot Jake Allen to keep rolling at home against the lowly Coyotes.
March 19, 2017
Neil Parker provides his best waiver-wire options of the week, including the Flyers' Sean Couturier.
FanDuel NHL: Sunday Value Plays
Jason Chen dives into Sunday's slate of games, turning to a pair of Blackhawks linemates set for a big outing against the league's worst team.
DraftKings NHL: Sunday Picks
Neil Parker provides his picks for Sunday's slate, not surprisingly turning to a dynamic pair of Blackhawks wingers against the lowly Avalanche.
Sunday Daily Puck: Never Tell Me The Odds
Jason Chen previews Sunday's slate and takes a look at the final stretch drive for the Leafs, Lightning and Islanders.
March 17, 2017
FanDuel NHL: Friday Picks
Chris Morgan provides his Friday selections for an intriguing FanDuel NHL slate Rangers pivot Derek Stepan ranks among the value plays.
March 14, 2017
Left, Right & Center: Bozak Knows Best
Evan Berofsky outlines his risers, fallers and those in transition for this week, including the Leafs' Tyler Bozak, who has carved out a nice role behind the team's stud rookies.
March 13, 2017
Monday Daily Puck: The Struggling Eight
Alex Ovechkin's slump has hit career-worst proportions, plus intriguing depth pickups for an atypically busy Monday in the NHL.
March 10, 2017
NHL Barometer: I Like Eich
Among his selections in this week's Barometer, Jan Levine highlights a Buffalo phenom continuing his torrid run.
February 24, 2017
FanDuel NHL: Friday Value Plays
Chris Morgan looks over a light four-game slate Friday, keying on a pair of Sens on the road in Carolina.
Friday Daily Puck: Ekman-Larsson's Time to Shine
Sasha Yodashkin searches for the players with the best combination of role and opportunity in his preview of Friday's four-game slate, such as power-play maven Oliver Ekman-Larsson against the Stars.
February 23, 2017
DraftKings NHL: Thursday Picks
Predators goalie Pekka Rinne draws the NHL's worst team, the Avalanche, on Thursday Daniel Dobish suggests DraftKings NHL gamers take advantage.
February 13, 2017
Chris Morgan suggests stocking up on Flames for Monday's two-game slate, as Sean Monahan and company host the lowly Coyotes.
February 3, 2017
Young Carolina pivot Victor Rask is among Chris Morgan's recommendations for Friday night's NHL action on FanDuel.
February 1, 2017
NHL Barometer: First-Half Review
In this installment of the Barometer, Jan Levine mixes it up by looking at the higher achievers and bigger disappointments from the first half.
Wednesday Daily Puck: Tippecanoe and Tyler Too
Daniel E. Dobish previews Wednesday's very short, but sweet NHL slate to help make you a winner.
January 30, 2017
In addition to his best waiver-wire picks of the week, Neil Parker also looks at some four-game streamer options as part of a busy slate following the All-Star break.
January 25, 2017
NHL Barometer: Ellis Again
Jan Levine takes a look at players heading on different paths, including a promising run from one of Nashville's lesser-known blueliners.
January 24, 2017
Left, Right & Center: Colb as Ice
Evan Berofsky reminisces about All-Star Games past, then gets into his risers, fallers and players to watch heading into February.
January 23, 2017
FanDuel NHL: Monday Picks
Michael Clifford's Monday recommendations for NHL action on FanDuel include impressive Rangers rookie Pavel Buchnevich, who's made an explosive return from injury.
Monday Daily Puck: Johnny Be Good
January 20, 2017
Saturday Daily Puck: Open Wide and Say Aho
Saturday brings up the league's best power play against the league's best penalty kill, as well as a battle between the two division leaders out West. Plus, a rookie worth a pickup.
January 19, 2017
The Man Advantage: Power Players of the Week
Chris Morgan brings us his weekly power-play performers, turning again to a pair of Leafs doing their thing with the man advantage recently.
Thursday Daily Puck: Return of the Shark Attack?
Neil Parker digs into the Sharks and previews Thursday's eight-game slate with tidbits for daily and season-long players.
January 15, 2017
Neil Parker discusses his best waiver-wire adds of the week, starting with Anthony Mantha of the Red Wings.
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