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January 15, 2017
NHL Waiver Wire: Picks of the Week
Neil Parker discusses his best waiver-wire adds of the week, starting with Anthony Mantha of the Red Wings.
January 13, 2017
Yahoo DFS Hockey: Friday Picks
Chris Morgan's recommendations for Friday's action on Yahoo Daily Fantasy Hockey include rising Jets blueliner Jacob Trouba.
January 11, 2017
NHL Barometer: Kadri Lateral
Among his selections in the latest Barometer, Jan Levine reveals a Leaf forward whose excellent performance is being hidden by the team's younger stars.
January 10, 2017
Wednesday Daily Puck: My Aim is Trouba
The Jets have to deal with Carey Price sans Patrik Laine, the Penguins are dealing with an illness going around, and the Sharks will try and replicate their impressive performance from Tuesday's game against the Oilers.
January 9, 2017
FanDuel NHL: Monday Values
Winnipeg's Jacob Trouba has bounced back from a slow start to the season, and Michael Clifford includes him in his picks for Monday's FanDuel NHL action.
DraftKings NHL: Monday Picks
Chris Morgan sifts through Monday's four-game slate, and thinks Aaron Ekblad will continue peppering the opposition net with shots and providing good value in New Jersey.
Monday Daily Puck: Aho-y There
There are a couple of rookies we're forgetting about and they're worth digging into it.
January 8, 2017
Neil Parker gets into his best waiver-wire options of the week, highlighted by a pair of Sharks including Kevin Labanc.
January 6, 2017
The Daily Puck: Streaks on the Line
Sasha Yodashkin previews Friday's six-game slate, focusing on top fantasy plays like goaltender Brian Elliott going for his sixth straight win in Vancouver.
January 5, 2017
FanDuel NHL: Friday Picks
The Ducks' Cam Fowler is among Chris Morgan's Friday values for NHL action on FanDuel.
January 1, 2017
Neil Parker delivers his best potential waiver-wire adds for the first week of 2017, looking at guys like Tampa's Ondrej Palat and Boston's Frank Vatrano.
December 31, 2016
Frozen Fantasy: Heaven on Earth
Janet Eagleson is in her happy place watching teenage hockey talent at the World Juniors as youngsters like Matt Barzal figure to give fantasy owners much to shout about.
December 29, 2016
The Man Advantage: Power-Play Performers of the Week
Chris Morgan gets into his weekly analysis of six players producing on the power play that might just be available in your league, headlined by the Stars' Jason Spezza.
December 19, 2016
Chris Morgan finds some exploitable matchups on Monday's five-game slate, and recommends a Ducks mini-stack against the Maple Leafs that includes Sami Vatanen.
December 14, 2016
DraftKings NHL: Wednesday Picks
Chris Morgan throws down his Wednesday DraftKings picks, which include a number of Flyers like Brayden Schenn in a fantasy-friendly matchup with Colorado.
December 13, 2016
Wednesday Daily Puck: Get Backlund
Wednesday's four games include the red hot Flyers and Flames, and there is one Flame you should consider picking up.
December 6, 2016
Left, Right & Center: Rein-a-mite!
Evan Berofsky reminds owners of struggling fantasy squads to stay the course, then delivers his risers, fallers and in-betweeners of the week.
December 4, 2016
Sunday Daily Puck: Record Setter
Mike Smith set a new Coyotes record with saves in a game. But can he turn their season around?
November 30, 2016
FanDuel NHL: Wednesday Values
Neil Parker provides his Wednesday FanDuel values, including pricy Sharks stud Brent Burns, who leads all NHL defensemen in goals and points.
The Isles' Brock Nelson has cooled off recently, but Chris Morgan likes him to get back on the scoresheet against the Penguins on Wednesday.
November 28, 2016
Michael Clifford lays out his values for a two-game slate of NHL action on FanDuel, including St. Louis goalie Jake Allen.
Yahoo DFS Hockey: Monday Picks
Chris Morgan thinks a home start against the Stars, and a lack of other palatable options, make Jake Allen almost a lock for your rosters on Monday's short slate.
November 16, 2016
Yahoo DFS Hockey: Wednesday Picks
Chris Morgan breaks down some players to key on and avoid for a tricky two-game slate Wednesday.
November 15, 2016
DraftKings NHL: Wednesday Values
Chris Morgan identifies the Capitals' Matt Niskanen among his intriguingly low-priced DraftKings pick in a two-game Wednesday slate of NHL action.
October 24, 2016
Chris Morgan reviews Monday's short slate and sees no reason to get cute in net, recommending Carey Price in a good matchup at home against the Flyers.
October 14, 2016
Chris Morgan's Friday picks for Yahoo DFS hockey action include Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford, who's easily the best of a limited crew of choices.
August 16, 2016
Offseason Fantasy Fallout
Ex-Canadiens star P.K. Subban headlines this year's offseason moves, having stunningly been dealt to Nashville straight up for fellow blue-line stud Shea Weber.
March 22, 2016
Wednesday Daily Puck: Mr. Backlund
Jakob Silfverberg remains hot, while Nazem Kadri has gone cold.
March 21, 2016
Sahsa Yodashkin picks the Monday Yahoo NHL slate, including the Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist, who is a prime buy-low candidate playing at home.
March 15, 2016
Neutral Zone Wrap: Unsafe For Consumption
Evan Berofsky highlights several players who have been hot lately, but still should be avoided by fantasy owners looking for production down the stretch, like Toronto's Nazem Kadri.
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