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December 21, 2014
Monday Daily Puck: Blackhawks Backin' Up The Goods
Chicago Set On Cruise Control
December 20, 2014
Saturday Daily Puck: All Hail Gio
Mark Giordano is having a season for the ages in Calgary, while Kyle Turris is hitting his stride with Ottawa.
December 19, 2014
Friday Daily Puck: Not The Good Kind of Blues
The Blues blew a 3-0 lead Thursday night against the Kings, which begs the question - are they good enough to win the Cup?
December 15, 2014
Tuesday Daily Puck: Oil, But Not Slick
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has been one of very few bright spots for an Oilers team that just fired another head coach.
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 12, 2014
Friday Daily Puck: Will The Real Good Teams Please Stand Up?
As the season approaches the halfway mark, keep an eye on the standings and which teams are quickly falling out of the race.
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?!
December 1, 2014
Tuesday Daily Puck: Gomez Returns To Jersey
After seven years away, Scott Gomez has returned to the Devils and could be in Tuesday's lineup.
November 30, 2014
NHL Barometer: Not So Defensive
Fantasy owners of Alex Ovechkin were worried when Barry Trotz was hired to coach the Caps, but their fears haven't been justified yet.
November 29, 2014
Saturday Daily Puck: Little Red Riding Hood
Tyler Ennis' goal of the year candidate prompts us to look back at the best goals we have seen this season. In addition, why Jiri Hudler is red-hot and needs to be on your fantasy team.
November 26, 2014
Wednesday Daily Puck: Zeros for Zetterberg
A couple young players are getting hot, and a couple veterans are getting cold.
November 24, 2014
Tuesday Daily Puck: The Ultimate Versteeg
November 22, 2014
Saturday Daily Puck: Schennsational
Brayden Schenn is finally living up to his potential, while a trade between Dallas and San Jose has some noteworthy fantasy implications.
November 21, 2014
NHL Barometer: Risers and Fallers
Get up, get down, Olli is a joke in yet another town. See who else makes Jan Levine's risers and fallers this week.
November 19, 2014
Man Advantage: Players Off the Radar
Johan Franzen might have fallen off radar screens when he was out with an injury, but he's back now and seeing power-play opportunities.
Thursday Daily Puck: Don't Succumb To Vanek Panic
It's time to decide if you think a struggling player can turn it around, will prestigious players like Patrick Marleau, Mikko Koivu, Alex Goligoski, and Thomas Vanek turn around on early season struggles?
November 17, 2014
Tuesday Daily Puck: Is The Magician Losing His Prestige?
Injury woes -- most recently a groin ailment -- have been dogging Pavel Datsyuk for years, and lately they've been affecting his offensive production, too.
November 13, 2014
Thursday Daily Puck: Beleaf
Kessel isn't the only talent Maple Leaf that is providing value for fantasy owners despite the Leafs' struggles.
November 10, 2014
Monday Daily Puck: Know When To Walk Away, Know When To Run
Knowing when to jettison an unproductive player like the Preds' Seth Jones can often be the difference between winning and losing.
November 6, 2014
Thursday Daily Puck: Question Marc
Fleury gets a four-year extension and I play both sides of the argument on the Penguins-bump for forwards.
November 3, 2014
Tuesday Daily Puck: Hiller Thrilling In Calgary
Jonas Hiller is playing out of his mind, making him one of the main suspects behind the Flames' hot play early on.
November 2, 2014
NHL Barometer: Capital Investment
Marcus Johansson is riding on Alexander Ovechkin's line and riding high in the process.
November 1, 2014
Sunday Daily Puck: Early Returns
A month into the season, which players are offering up surprises - both good and bad.
October 31, 2014
Friday Daily Puck: Voracek? More Like Scoracek.
Jakub Voracek continues his dominance, while Bruins' Brad Marchand and Avs' Nathan MacKinnon snap scoring droughts on a busy Thursday in the NHL.
October 29, 2014
Neutral Zone Wrap: May The Schwartz Be With You
Alexander Steen is among the many Blues off to mediocre starts for the Blues, but teammate Jaden Schwartz is off to a tremendous start.
August 17, 2014
Draft Kit: 2014-15 NHL Sleepers
Jan Levine gives his three sleepers for each position. Included in this year's list is the Red Wings' Danny DeKeyser, who should get increased power play time.
April 12, 2014
Sunday Daily Puck: It's Curtains
As the regular season draws to a close on Sunday, there are still some questions left unanswered.
April 11, 2014
Friday Daily Puck: Shanahan To The Rescue!
Brendan Shanahan's set to take over as president and savior-in-chief of a Maple Leafs organization in disarray.
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