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February 3, 2015
Wednesday Daily Puck: Yandle Me With Care
A player who may be traded is hot, while a player who was traded is not
January 26, 2015
Neutral Zone Wrap: All (in the) Stars
Sean Monahan has registered eight points in his last 10 games as the Flames attempt to hold onto the final playoff spot in the West.
January 22, 2015
Thursday Daily Puck: Righting The Ship
The All-Star Break is upon us and it's time to right you very off-course ship with a hard look through the waiver wire.
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 10, 2015
Frozen Fantasy: Rotten to the Core
Phil Kessel was caught in the crosshairs of Toronto's dismissal of coach Randy Carlyle earlier this week, but trying to turn him into an all-around player won't turn around the Leafs.
January 6, 2015
Wednesday Daily Puck: Welcome to the Oshie
T.J. Oshie is hot, as is Brent Burns, while early surprise Brock Nelson has cooled down.
January 2, 2015
Friday Daily Puck: Capital Victory
What did we learn from the Caps' narrow victory at Nationals Park? And the Canucks' late-game collapse?
December 30, 2014
Wednesday Daily Puck: Alexander Auld Lang Syne
Two old pros with recent struggles are finding their past form
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
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
The 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.
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