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January 20, 2017
Saturday Daily Puck: Open Wide and Say Aho
Friday 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 17, 2017
Tuesday Daily Puck: Elementary, My Dear Watson
Nashville's Austin Watson is starting to emerge as a legitimate top-six winger, causing Andrew Fiorentino to recommend him for fantasy owners in deeper formats.
January 3, 2017
Tuesday Daily Puck: Russians Flying High
The Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko and the Penguins' Evgeni Malkin have both been great credits to Mother Russia with their performances this year.
January 1, 2017
Sunday Daily Puck: It's a Celebration
Jason Chen takes a small peak at the Centennial Classic.
December 29, 2016
Thursday Daily Puck: NYE Dream Date
Neil Parker looks at the Blue Jackets and Wild and previews Thursday's 12-game slate with tips and tidbits for daily and season-long players
April 12, 2016
Stanley Cup Playoffs: Player Rankings
Jan Levine ranks the skaters and goalies in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for fantasy playoff leagues. Can you guess where Alex Ovechkin ranks?
December 20, 2015
Sunday Daily Puck: Holiday Hockey
Joe Mahoney talks about the best hockey played during the holidays, and recommends picking up Brad Marchand.
December 18, 2015
Friday Daily Puck: Ugly Ducks Still Sitting Pretty
Despite sitting in last place, Anaheim is just five points out of a playoff spot. Just how bad is the Pacific Division?
December 17, 2015
Thursday Daily Puck: Penned In The Margins
Stay the course with Pittsburgh and beware Stammergeddon
December 8, 2015
Wednesday Daily Puck: Eat, Drink, And Palmieri
Kyle Palmieri keeps scoring goals, while Jarome Iginla has gone cold
December 5, 2015
Saturday Daily Puck: Johnny Rotten
The Flames and Bruins provided a concise example of everything great about hockey on Friday.
December 3, 2015
Friday Daily Puck: The New Hoff in Town
The Senators are becoming one of the best offensive teams in the league.
December 1, 2015
Tuesday Daily Puck: Top-Line Tough Guy
Leo Komarov is getting hot with first-line minutes in Toronto and is still available in the vast majority of fantasy leagues.
November 28, 2015
Saturday Daily Puck: Slump Busters
Many players got the monkey off their back Friday, scoring their first of the season or ending epic slumps.
November 24, 2015
Wednesday Daily Puck: Nik-ed Up
One veteran Swede is hot, another is not, and Brock Nelson is setting out to prove last year wasn't a fluke.
November 22, 2015
Sunday Daily Puck: Riches to Rags
Joe Mahoney looks back on how the Vancouver Canucks have handled a complex goaltending situation since 2011-12, and recommends picking up Melker Karlsson.
November 21, 2015
Saturday Daily Puck: Reim Time
Finding a good goaltender is essential, but always more difficult than it should be.
November 19, 2015
Thursday Daily Puck: Taylor Made
The Edmonton Oilers are finally playing some exciting hockey, plus Duncan Keith is hot since coming back and Teddy Purcell's adjustments are working
November 17, 2015
Tuesday Daily Puck: Palmieri Springs
Kyle Palmieri is in the midst of a full-on New Jersey breakout, and it's past time to snatch him up in fantasy.
November 14, 2015
Saturday Daily Puck: Marc'd Man
Marc-Andre Fleury has kept the Pittsburgh Penguins and many fantasy squads afloat this season.
November 12, 2015
Friday Daily Puck: Jetsetters
Best team to watch in the NHL.
November 10, 2015
Tuesday Daily Puck: Condon Keeping Habs Safe
Andrew Fiorentino gives some love to Hockey Hall of Fame inductees Nicklas Lidstrom and Sergei Federov while taking a look at Tuesday's slate and remarking on the amazing play of Habs backup Mike Condon.
October 27, 2015
Wednesday Daily Puck: Widespread Vanek
David Krejci and Thomas Vanek are having bounce back seasons, while Dougie Hamilton isn't paying off yet.
October 24, 2015
Saturday Daily Puck: Staalin' Out
The struggles of the Carolina Hurricanes are a buried storyline and the horror that is hockey in Raleigh is worth paying attention to.
October 22, 2015
Thursday Daily Puck: Torts'll Tell Ya
Todd Richards is out. John Tortorella is in. And that may actually be significant for fantasy owners.
March 2, 2015
Tuesday Daily Puck: Don't Be Shy About Scheifele
Former top-10 draft pick Mark Scheifele has been coming on for the Jets lately, and he's Tuesday's recommended pickup.
January 4, 2015
Frozen Fantasy: Is the NHL Changing?
Sidney Crosby has a new linemate, and the move from one of the league's worst teams to one of its best should make him a popular addition to fantasy squads, writes Janet Eagleson.
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.
May 1, 2014
Neutral Zone Wrap: Second Round Preview
Evan Berofsky believes that the second round will be Tuukka Time in an Original Six matchup against the Habs.
April 15, 2014
Neutral Zone Wrap: Playoffs? Playoffs?! PLAYOFFS!
Evan Berofsky predicts that the Ducks will beat the Rangers to win the Cup this year, and gives you some tips for your playoff pools.
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