February 4, 2016
With Sidney Crosby back to his point-producing ways, the Penguins have been red-hot meanwhile, Connor McDavid's return could give the Oilers some energy and fantasy juice down the stretch.
January 28, 2016
With the All-Star break upon us, Paul Bruno identifies a number of underrated first-half studs (like Chicago's Brent Seabrook) as well as a few whose outsized contracts are creating salary-cap issues.
January 21, 2016
An injury to Cam Ward has thrown the surprisingly successful Hurricanes' trade-deadline situation into question, and Paul Bruno speculates on the destiny of team captain Eric Staal.
January 14, 2016
Paul Bruno notes that without Carey Price in net, the Canadiens' insufficient offense has been magnified, a situation that has them on the verge of dropping out of the playoff picture.
January 7, 2016
Paul Bruno gives GM Dale Tallon plenty of credit for rebuilding the Panthers into a top team, with the help of successful draft selections like defenseman Aaron Ekblad.
December 31, 2015
Paul Bruno looks at players who have exceeded expectations and those who have disappointed this season, including Anaheim's Ryan Getzlaf.
December 24, 2015
Paul Bruno speculates on the fates of some of the premier impending free agents, like the Kings' Anze Kopitar, as their teams start to plan for the trade deadline.
December 17, 2015
Paul Bruno offer his takes on storylines around the league, including the slumping Steven Stamkos, who this week made an uninspiring visit to his hometown Toronto -- one of his rumored offseason destinations.
December 10, 2015
Paul Bruno reviews the latest storylines around the league, including the sudden end of Pascal Dupuis's career and the failed Alexander Semin experiment in Montreal.
December 3, 2015
Paul Bruno likes high-flying rookie Leon Draisaitl and many of the Oilers' other recent first-round picks, but something has to change, as the team is still struggling defensively and winning rarely.
November 26, 2015
Paul Bruno takes a look at overachievers and underachievers around the league, including a Sharks team that's been thriving with new goalie Martin Jones.
November 20, 2015
Paul Bruno's look around the league can't escape Pittsburgh where Sidney Crosby tops the list of the underperformers.
November 11, 2015
Paul Bruno takes his weekly look around the league, including a discussion of whether the NHL ought to enact rule changes to increase scoring,
November 5, 2015
Paul Bruno offers up evaluation from on high of various storylines around the league, including Ottawa's Kyle Turris taking a turn toward stardom.
October 28, 2015
Paul Bruno offers his observations on intriguing storylines around the league, including a painfully slow start by the Flyers' Jakub Voracek.
October 21, 2015
Paul Bruno surveys the landscape of the league in his latest column, including ruminations on the Blackhawks' blue line in the absence of Duncan Keith.
October 14, 2015
RotoWire's Paul Bruno discusses the storylines of the NHL's first week, including yet another slow start by Jonathan Quick and the Kings.
October 8, 2015
RotoWire's Paul Bruno discusses the early-season opportunities created by injuries to star veterans, including Evgeny Kuznetsov's opportunity to play alongside Alex Ovechkin in the absence of Nicklas Backstrom.
October 1, 2015
Paul Bruno checks in on the Pacific Division and picks out his top players who will exceed expectations and those who will decline this season.
September 24, 2015
RotoWire's Paul Bruno breaks down players who are poised for breakouts and those who could struggle in the Central Division this season.
September 17, 2015
RotoWire's Paul Bruno checks in on the Metropolitan Division and breaks down his top improving players and those on the decline.
September 15, 2015
RotoWire's Paul Bruno looks through the Atlantic Division and explains which players will improve on last season and which could decline.
September 3, 2015
RotoWire's Paul Bruno previews the Pacific Division, where the Ducks have been the class team and may have gotten even better during the offseason.
August 27, 2015
The Blackhawks needed to make big changes to their roster after winning the Stanley Cup, but the core of Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane remains.
August 20, 2015
Paul Bruno previews the Metropolitan Division where the Penguins made a big splash to improve their offense, which is still led by stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.
August 14, 2015
Paul Bruno previews the Atlantic Division where the Bruins need to get a big season out of Zdeno Chara after a couple offseason transactions that could signal regression.
August 6, 2015
The offseason signings have slowed down, so RotoWire's Paul Bruno reviews a few key offseason moves that could create significant fantasy options next season.
July 30, 2015
RotoWire's Paul Bruno reviews the teams with the best salary cap situations, like the New Jersey Devils, as well as those that may have to be big sellers, such as the Detroit Red Wings.
July 23, 2015
Paul Bruno examines the offseason moves by Dallas and Buffalo, as well as a few goalies headed for arbitration.
July 18, 2015
Paul Bruno reviews the past week's transactions, while also checking in on a few players who are still available, such as defenseman Cody Franson.
July 9, 2015
RotoWire's Paul Bruno reviews some of the trades and free-agent moves from the offseason, including Phil Kessel, who will now play with Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin in Pittsburgh.
July 1, 2015
RotoWire's Paul Bruno reviews his favorite picks from the Amateur Draft and discusses a few trades that went down over the weekend.
June 26, 2015
Paul Bruno runs down the NHL awards handed out Wednesday night, including Carey Price's Hart Trophy win.
June 17, 2015
RotoWire's Paul Bruno reviews the Stanley Cup final, breaking down exactly why the Blackhawks were able to take home their third championship in six years.
June 11, 2015
The first four games of the Stanley Cup Final have been very evenly matched, but the Blackhawks are looking up after Jonathan Toews finally scored his first goal of the series.
June 2, 2015
RotoWire's Paul Bruno previews the Stanley Cup final between the Lightning and Blackhawks, including his pick for who will win it all.
May 28, 2015
Paul Bruno previews the two Game 7s that will decide which teams will battle it out for the Stanley Cup.
May 20, 2015
RotoWire's Paul Bruno reviews the conference finals so far and discusses two big coaching changes this week.
May 14, 2015
RotoWire's Paul Bruno reviews the second round of the playoffs and makes his picks for who will play for the Stanley Cup.
May 6, 2015
RotoWire's Paul Bruno looks in on the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs and wonders if any team can stop the Blackhawks.
April 30, 2015
Paul Bruno reviews an exciting first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs and makes his picks for Round 2.
April 23, 2015
RotoWire's Paul Bruno surveys the first-round action so far in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
April 16, 2015
Paul Bruno previews the first round of the playoffs, while sneaking in who he thinks will be lifting the Stanley Cup in June.
April 9, 2015
Paul Bruno picks out his fantasy stars and duds, including Vladimir Tarasenko, whose excellent season has propelled him to the elite class of goal-scorers heading into next season.
April 2, 2015
Paul Bruno returns with advice on how to find undervalued players who are peaking just in time for the fantasy hockey stretch run.
March 26, 2015
Paul Bruno takes a look at a few players who could be available on the waiver wire to help with fantasy playoff pushes, as well as a few pickup ideas for keeper leagues.
March 19, 2015
Paul Bruno checks in on some teams peaking at the right time and others that may have their postseason dreams end prematurely.
March 12, 2015
Paul Bruno checks in to discuss how the Jets can get by without Dustin Byfuglien.
March 5, 2015
Paul Bruno reviews the NHL trade deadline and explains how the Flames will survive without Mark Giordano, who is out for the season with a torn biceps tendon.
February 26, 2015
Jonathan Quick and the Kings are peaking at just the right time, while Paul Bruno wonders if time has run out for the Bruins.
February 18, 2015
Paul Bruno reviews the big deals that have already happened and lists a few others that should before the NHL trade deadline.
February 12, 2015
Paul Bruno explains why we could have a goalie win the Hart Memorial Trophy this season.
February 5, 2015
Paul Bruno shares his list of players to avoid for the rest of the season, including the Avalanche's Erik Johnson.
January 28, 2015
Ryan Strome has a big opportunity with Kyle Okposo out, writes RotoWire's Paul Bruno in this week's From The Press Box.
January 22, 2015
Paul Bruno has used the 'Sidekicks Theory' with great success in his various hockey pools. One product from that theory was guessing that Tyler Seguin would flourish upon joining the Stars.
January 7, 2015
Tyler Bozak and his top-line teammates are feeling a lot of heat following the firing of coach Randy Carlyle, writes RotoWire's Paul Bruno.
December 21, 2014
The Leafs haven't been as reliant on their top line this season, getting the likes of Phil Kessel some help in the bottom two lines.
December 4, 2014
Brian Elliott's injury opened the door for Martin Brodeur to sign with the Blues. Paul Bruno talks about a few other emerging goaltenders in this week's article.
November 19, 2014
Paul Bruno takes a look at Kyle Okposo and the surprising Islanders, one of three teams that didn't contend last year but are up near the top of their respective divisions this season.
November 13, 2014
Zach Bogosian finally appears to be fulfilling the promise many saw in him when he was a first-round draft pick.
November 5, 2014
Taylor Hall's injury is just the latest in grim news coming from Edmonton. Paul Bruno writes about the Oilers troubles in this week's article.
October 31, 2014
Gabriel Landeskog and the Avs are off to a slow start so far. Paul Bruno also examines two of the higher-drafted rookies in this year's class.
October 22, 2014
Nail Yakupov is off to another slow start with the Oilers, but RotoWire's Paul Bruno advises patience with him and another slow starter, Toronto's Jake Gardiner.
October 15, 2014
Brock Nelson and the Islanders exploded out of the starting gate. Paul Bruno discusses if they and the other quick starters are legit.
October 1, 2014
While the Sharks removed the Captain's 'C' from Joe Thornton and the Assistant Captain's 'A' from Patrick Marleau, what did they do in terms of personnel to recover from last year's playoff collapse?
September 29, 2014
Paul Bruno continues his tour through the division changes, this time focusing upon the Central Division, where the Blackhawks were able to land Brad Richards at a cheap rate.
September 25, 2014
Dan Boyle has a new home in New York, the Flyers lost out on Scott Hartnell due to cap concerns, and the Capitals hired Barry Trotz and are embracing a new defensive approach. Paul Bruno breaks down each team's moves from the Metropolitan Division.
September 24, 2014
The Bruins' salary cap woes have stifled their progress in re-signing Torey Krug and Reilly Smith, and limited their offseason activity.
August 10, 2014
T.J. Oshie may have provided a thrill for the U.S. in the Olympics by demonstrating his shootout capabilities, but RotoWire's Paul Bruno says that shootouts are no way to finish a regular season NHL game.
July 26, 2014
Trying to figure out why the Flyers dealt Scott Hartnell for R.J. Umberger? Paul Bruno says to follow the cap.
July 23, 2014
The Caps were very aggressive in pursuing defensemen this offseason, signing Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen from the Pens.
July 20, 2014
Paul Bruno breaks down the offseason moves of each franchise this summer, and talks about their ongoing salary cap situations. Jason Spezza was one of the big movers, joining the Dallas Stars.
June 3, 2014
RotoWire's Paul Bruno predicts the Kings to win in six games, with Drew Doughty hoisting the Conn Smythe.
May 18, 2014
Paul Bruno believes that Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews will eventually carry the day in a tight Western Conference Finals series against the Kings.
May 1, 2014
Paul Bruno expects the Kings to prevail over the Ducks in 7.
April 16, 2014
Paul Bruno laments that the Kings and the Sharks have to meet up in the first round of the playoffs, and he predicts each of the first round series.
April 9, 2014
Steve Stamkos and the Lightning will match up with the Canadiens in the first round of the playoffs.
April 6, 2014
Could Nazem Kadri be on the trade block this summer for the Leafs?
March 28, 2014
Claude Giroux got off to a miserable start, but he's been on fire as of late.
March 11, 2014
Following Monday's seven-goal third period debacle, Paul Bruno believes it's worth discussing whether the Canucks' window with the Sedin twins is closing.
March 5, 2014
Paul Bruno reviews the major deals completed before Wednesday's NHL trade deadline, including that of Roberto Luongo, who was dealt away from the Canucks.
February 26, 2014
The Isles will be without John Tavares for the rest of the season thanks to an injury suffered in the Olympics.
February 19, 2014
Phil Kessel has been Team USA's leading scorer so far.
February 11, 2014
Sidney Crosby leads the super-talented and favored Canadian squad.
February 4, 2014
Paul Bruno advises you to scour the waiver wire rather than trade to address your team's shortcomings. You might just find the next Antoine Vermette.
January 29, 2014
Nazem Kadri might be on the trade block before the March 8th deadline, but Paul Bruno believes that the Leafs would be mistaken to deal him at anything less than full price.
January 22, 2014
Jimmy Howard's latest injury has the Red Wings in a lot of trouble in trying to maintain the finally playoff spot in the East.
January 15, 2014
Could the Blues be in the market to replace Jaroslav Halak? Paul Bruno takes a first look at potential buyers and sellers in the trade market.
January 8, 2014
Paul Bruno provides roster analysis for the Canadian and American Olympic squads, while shedding light on some of the players who may have been overlooked, like the Bolts' Martin St. Louis.
January 2, 2014
The Blackhawks are on top, and now they're getting the services of Corey Crawford again.
December 19, 2013
Nazem Kadri isn't producing at the same level he did in last year's compressed season. He and the Leafs face the Red Wings in the Big House on New Year's Day.
December 14, 2013
Carey Price and the Habs have started well so far this season.
December 5, 2013
Paul Bruno revisits the cases of hot-starters like the Blues' Alexander Steen.
November 20, 2013
Kris Letang's scoring from the blue line should draw a premium forward in return if you're looking for scoring up front.
November 13, 2013
What happens to Martin St. Louis and his teammates now that Steven Stamkos is out with a long-term injury?
October 30, 2013
The Blues' Alexander Steen is making a pretty good case for himself to make the Canadian Olympic team. Paul Bruno discusses a couple of other potential Olympic hopefuls in this week's edition.
October 23, 2013
Alexander Ovechkin continues to thrive under the coaching of Adam Oates, having full broken the chains of former coach Bruce Boudreau's defensive system.
October 16, 2013
The Sedins' contract status hangs over the Canucks' season. Paul Bruno breaks down that decision process and a couple of other big stories around the league.
October 11, 2013
Claude Giroux could benefit from the early shakeup in Philly, among others. Paul Bruno covers that decision, and discusses how to deal with slow starts in this week's edition.
October 1, 2013
Paul Bruno talks about the various types of leagues and the strategy that needs to go with those leagues. How early you take an elite defenseman like Erik Karlsson often depends on the specs of your league.
September 20, 2013
Jonathan Toews and the Blackhawks are back for more. Paul Bruno breaks down who will be on his line this year and does so with all the Western Conference teams.
September 15, 2013
Phil Kessel is the leading scorer for the Leafs, but will the addition of David Clarkson's toughness help push them over the top?
August 30, 2013
Paul Bruno explains the complications regarding Nazem Kadri's contract situation, and shares a few of his booms, busts and sleepers.
August 22, 2013
Zach Bogosian and the Winnipeg Jets moving to the Western Conference where they belong is the biggest change in the conference. Paul Bruno breaks it all down.
August 18, 2013
Cory Schneider became the answer to the Devils' goalie succession plan in a draft day trade. Paul Bruno traces the other big changes in the Eastern Conference.
August 6, 2013
It looks like Keith Yandle will be plying his wares in the desert for the long haul - at least, so long as he remains on the Coyotes.
July 25, 2013
Paul Bruno reviews the latest set of player moves, including Ilya Kovalchuk's stunning decision to retire from the NHL to play in his native Russia.
July 10, 2013
Paul Bruno reviews the early offseason free agent signings, starting with the Red Wings' shocking signing of Daniel Alfredsson.
June 26, 2013
Jonathan Toews and his teammates hoisted the Cup on Monday night. Paul Bruno reviews the series and the early offseason transactions in the NHL.
June 11, 2013
Paul Bruno breaks down this Original Six matchup between the Blackhawks and Bruins. Who do you have to win the Cup?
May 14, 2013
The Leafs' stunning Game 7 collapse in the third period and subsequent overtime hit our correspondent Paul Bruno pretty hard. What does he see in store for the next round of the playoffs?
May 9, 2013
The Canucks are the first to depart the playoffs after getting swept by the Sharks. Paul Bruno insists that they have to pick one goalie and trade the other this offseason.
April 30, 2013
Paul Bruno likes Logan Couture and the Sharks over the Canucks. See who he likes in the other seven first-round playoff contests.
April 23, 2013
Dustin Byfuglien and the Jets have a critical game against the Caps on Tuesday night.
April 16, 2013
John Tavares and the Isles are on the rise, while the Rangers are struggling to make the playoffs despite having much loftier ambitions.
April 9, 2013
Pavel Datsyuk has been superb as always, but the Red Wings remain on the playoff bubble due to a shaky defense corps.
April 2, 2013
Jay Bouwmeester is now a member of the Blues. Paul Bruno discusses that and other deals that have gone down in advance of the trade deadline.
March 26, 2013
With the trade deadline rapidly approaching, Jarome Iginla remains the top name on the trade block. He recently submitted his list of four teams he's willing to get traded to for the Flames.
March 19, 2013
Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf recently signed big contract extensions to stay with the Ducks.
March 12, 2013
The Penguins have remained hot despite the recent injury to Evgeni Malkin, led of course by Sidney Crosby, who is on another tear.
March 6, 2013
Brad Richards narrowly avoided a significant injury on a questionable hit by Patrick Kaleta in a recent game. Paul Bruno discusses this aspect of the game, and talks about two struggling franchises.
February 26, 2013
Paul Bruno evaluates whether Montreal's ascent to the top of the Eastern Conference is for real.
February 12, 2013
Paul Bruno talks realignment, the compressed schedule, and the quick start by the Devils.
February 5, 2013
Scott Harnell's broken foot is one of the reasons why the Flyers are off to such a poor start.
January 30, 2013
Vladimir Tarasenko and the Blues are off to a wonderful start.
January 22, 2013
Tuukka Rask takes over in Boston - Paul Bruno discusses that, and a storyline for each NHL team.
April 11, 2012
Round 1 overview.
April 5, 2012
Jonathan Quick should be picking up some awards hardware, even if his team falters.
March 28, 2012
Kris Versteeg hasn't been the same player in the second half of the season, but his Panthers are still leading the Southeast Division over the surging Caps.
March 22, 2012
The Jets have been a smash hit in their first year back in Winnipeg.
February 23, 2012
Paul Bruno discusses how close five of the six division races are.
February 16, 2012
The Blue Jackets need to rebuild, again, and that means Rick Nash might get traded before the trade deadline.
February 9, 2012
Alexander Semin doesn't fit the Caps' system, so he's in the team's doghouse, despite the team being in a dogfight in their division.
February 1, 2012
Evgeni Malkin has raised his game with Sidney Crosby out again.
January 25, 2012
Paul Bruno praises the Ottawa Senators while acknowledging their recent woes, and decries the sameness in goaltending styles across the league.
January 19, 2012
Could Ryan Miller be on the way out in Buffalo?
January 12, 2012
Paul Bruno's weekly tour around the league.
January 5, 2012
Fantasy poolies that own a slumping superstar like Corey Perry have a tough decision to make before their league's trade deadline.
December 28, 2011
Alexander Edler is one of the positive stories so far from the 2011 season.
December 23, 2011
Rick Nash is one of a handful of franchise players who is struggling and taking their team down with them.
December 14, 2011
Sidney Crosby's latest concussion woes, combined with those of Claude Giroux, should incite the NHL to do more about concussions.
December 7, 2011
Paul Bruno gives his take on the Board of Governors' recent decisions, including realignment.
November 30, 2011
We've already had three head coaching changes in the NHL.
November 23, 2011
Stephen Weiss has teamed with Tomas Fleischmann and Kris Versteeg to give the Panthers a potent top line.
November 16, 2011
Paul Bruno fetes this year's inductees.
November 9, 2011
Both Evgeni Nabokov and Rick DiPietro are playing ahead of Al Montoya on the island.
November 2, 2011
Paul Bruno is bullish on the hot-starting Leafs.
October 26, 2011
Martin Brodeur is hurt for the third time in the last four seasons.
October 20, 2011
Paul Bruno's tour around the NHL discusses his Sidekick Theory, and he also thinks that Roberto Luongo will remain the
Fantasy Hockey Columns