NEWS & ADVICE
October 23, 2016
The Waiver Wire: Players of Interest
Neil Parker cranks out his best waiver-wire picks this week, as well as an analysis of eight teams with attractive four-game slates.
October 16, 2016
The Waiver Wire: Early Returns
Neil Parker highlights some early waiver-wire candidates based on early returns and upside, including Charlie Coyle, Jonathan Marchessault and Travis Konecny.
April 3, 2016
The Waiver Wire: Crunch Time
Dan Waldner's best bet to light the lamp this week is Columbus' Boone Jenner, who faces a great schedule down the stretch.
March 27, 2016
The Waiver Wire: Category Winners for the Playoffs
Dan Waldner offers waiver-wire options, like Toronto's Nazem Kadri, at categories owners can target down the stretch to provide the winning edge.
March 20, 2016
Dan Waldner looks at players who can help in the fantasy playoffs with specific stat categories, including Anaheim's Cam Fowler, who is strong on the power play.
March 12, 2016
The Waiver Wire: Targeting Categories
Dan Waldner goes with the 'cheat sheet' approach for this week's waiver recommendations, just in time for the fantasy playoffs with players like Nashville center Mike Ribeiro.
March 6, 2016
The Waiver Wire: The Clock is Ticking
Dan Waldner offers some waiver-wire picks for the stretch run, including Cam Fowler, who has helped the Ducks turn around their season and become the hottest team in the league.
February 28, 2016
The Waiver Wire: Trade Deadline Fallout
Dan Waldner looks at who will take over the scoring role in Winnipeg now that Andrew Ladd has been dealt to the Blackhawks.
February 21, 2016
The Waiver Wire: Playoffs are Coming
As the fantasy playoffs near, Dan Waldner finds some players on the waiver wire who can help push teams into the postseason, including Arizona's Martin Hanzal.
February 14, 2016
The Waiver Wire: This Jet is Taking Off
Dan Waldner scours the waiver wire for some winners as the trade deadline looms, including Winnipeg's Nikolaj Ehlers, who is heating up.
February 7, 2016
The Waiver Wire: Monahan's Flame Gets Hotter
Dan Waldner isn't sure why Calgary's Sean Monahan is available in some leagues, but he is and he's a must-add off the waiver wire.
January 31, 2016
The Waiver Wire: Second-Half Predictions & Pickups
Dan Waldner offers some pickups for the second half, including Aleksander Barkov, who is the crown jewel of the Florida offense.
January 24, 2016
The Waiver Wire: Back on the Radar
Dan Waldner finds some gems on the waiver wire, like New Jersey center Travis Zajac, who had a breakout game last week after a season-long slump.
January 17, 2016
The Waiver Wire: Pickups for the Week
Dan Waldner highlights players on the waiver wire, including Calgary's Sam Bennett, who has all the makings for an elite sniper.
January 10, 2016
The Waiver Wire: Midseason Magic
Dan Waldner scours the waiver wire for players who would benefit most teams, including Florida's Aleksander Barkov, who has posted 13 points in his last 10 games.
January 2, 2016
The Waiver Wire: Hidden Gems on the Blue Line
Dan Waldner looks at defensemen on the waiver wire, including Nashville's Ryan Ellis, who could give fantasy teams a lift.
December 27, 2015
The Waiver Wire: Goaltending Options
Dan Waldner looks at goaltenders likely available on the waiver wire who can help fantasy teams, like Edmonton's Anders Nilsson.
December 19, 2015
The Waiver Wire: Catch 'Em While They're Hot
Dan Waldner profiles free-agent players who are riding hot streaks, like Philadelphia defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere, who has 11 points in 16 games.
December 12, 2015
The Waiver Wire: High-Grit Sandpaper
Mike Waldner's venture into the waiver wire this week focuses on gritty players like Detroit's Justin Abdelkader, who has elevated his physical play this season.
December 6, 2015
The Waiver Wire: Bargain-Basement Prices
Dan Waldner looks at players who aren't getting enough respect from fantasy owners and should be more widely owned, like Buffalo defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen.
November 28, 2015
The Waiver Wire: Category Killers
Dan Waldner analyzes one-dimensional players who can be used in the short-term for one key victory, like Toronto center Nazem Kadri.
November 22, 2015
The Waiver Wire: Slumps and Dumps
Dan Waldner explains to fantasy owners what to do with this season's worst performers, like Pittsburgh's slumping Sidney Crosby.
November 15, 2015
The Waiver Wire: Prodigious Power-Play Percentages
Dan Waldner looks at players on the waiver wire, like Boston's Ryan Spooner, who will contribute power-play points.
November 7, 2015
The Waiver Wire: Rookies Not Named McDavid or Eichel
Rookies aren't just for keeper leagues. Dan Waldner looks at young players like Winnipeg's Nikolaj Ehlers, who can help fantasy owners now.
October 31, 2015
The Waiver Wire: Early Season Advanced Stats
Dan Waldner used advanced stats to finds some waiver-wire gems this week, including Buffalo's Matt Moulson.
October 25, 2015
The Waiver Wire: The Habs and Have Nots
Dan Waldner looks at the best team in the league, Montreal, and the worst team in the league, Columbus, and tells fantasy owners how to capitalize, liking picking up Brendan Gallagher.
October 18, 2015
The Waiver Wire: Major Early Surprises
Dan Waldner looks at five surprises out of the gate, including a struggling Penguins squad that might offer some discounts to fantasy owners on a couple of underperforming players like Kris Letang.
October 10, 2015
The Waiver Wire: Best of the Worst
Dan Waldner explores how fantasy owners can capitalize on good players on bad teams, like Toronto center Nazem Kadri.
October 3, 2015
The Waiver Wire: Twin Killing
Dan Waldner is not optimistic the Sedin twins can reprise the huge surger they saw last year with the Canucks.
September 27, 2015
The Waiver Wire: On Your Marks
Dan Waldner looks at some key moves NHL developments, like the Penguins going all-in on offense for Sidney Crosby, as he waits for the new season to finally get started.
May 16, 2015
The Waiver Wire: Conference Finals
Dan Waldner and Mike Wilson preview the conference finals where Anaheim's white-hot Ryan Getzlaf line looks like it can't be stopped.
April 30, 2015
The Waiver Wire: Predicting the Second Round
Dan Waldner and Mike Wilson preview the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, but are they still riding Devan Dubnyk and the Wild?
April 13, 2015
The Waiver Wire: Picking the First Round
Dan Waldner and Mike Wilson preview the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, looking for a hot Devan Dubnyk to lead the Wild to the upset over the Blues.
April 5, 2015
The Waiver Wire: All the Marbles
As we head into championship week, Dan Waldner and Mike Wilson offer some final picks, like, St. Louis' Patrik Berglund, to help you emerge victorious.
March 29, 2015
The Waiver Wire: Championship Week 1
For those entering the Finals this week, Mike Wilson and Dan Waldner have a few suggestions to help you get to the finish line in first place, like Vancouver's Alexander Edler.
March 22, 2015
The Waiver Wire: Survival of the Fittest
Dan Waldner and Mike Wilson look at the schedule this week and identify key players like Colorado's Tyson Barrie who can help you get through another week of fantasy playoffs.
March 15, 2015
The Waiver Wire: Live to Fight Another Week
As the playoffs begin in some leagues, Dan Waldner and Mike Wilson give you some players who can help you survive the first round, like Carolina's Victor Rask.
March 8, 2015
The Waiver Wire: Strategies for Crunch Time
Mike Wilson and Dan Waldner offer some tips on how to optimize your team down the stretch and some players to grab, like Detroit's Justin Abdelkader.
March 1, 2015
The Waiver Wire: Deadline Day
Dan Waldner and Mike Wilson focus on the fantasy prospects of players like Patrick Sharp who could be on the move as the trade deadline approaches.
February 22, 2015
The Waiver Wire: The Trade Deadline Cometh
With the trade deadline arriving shortly, Dan Waldner and Mike Wilson look at who could overperform and underperform in the stretch run. Which side of the ledger does John Tavares fall?
February 15, 2015
The Waiver Wire: Examining The Trade
The NHL saw a rare bonafide blockbuster trade this week that included Zach Bogosian going to the Sabres. Dan Waldner and Mike Wilson look at what this means for the key players involved.
February 8, 2015
The Waiver Wire: San Joe-Say
As Dan Waldner shows in this week's Waiver Wire, fantasy owners continue to benefit from the strength down the center that San Jose possesses with Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski.
January 31, 2015
The Waiver Wire: Green Means Go
With a new coach and a new system, Mike Green is making a comeback in Washington after a number of disappointing seasons.
January 24, 2015
The Waiver Wire: Second Half Predictions
With just over half the season in the books, Dan Waldner and Mike Wilson make some predictions on performances to come.
January 17, 2015
The Waiver Wire: The Twin Cities' Technician of the Tangled Twine
Devan Dubnyk has a new home and a solid opportunity to show the rest of the league that he has the chops to be a starter in the NHL.
January 10, 2015
The Waiver Wire: Conn Smythe King
Justin Williams may be having a slower first half to the year, but fantasy GMs will want to consider acquiring him for the home stretch.
January 3, 2015
The Waiver Wire: Greener Pastures
After his trade on Friday, David Perron's value has skyrocketed in most fantasy formats. Fantasy GMs who pounced on the news will find themselves glad they did.
December 27, 2014
The Waiver Wire: Hockey's Future On Display
The World Junior Hockey Championship is here - fantasy GMs take notice: future NHL superstars are playing in a fantastic tournament you should all be watching.
December 20, 2014
The Waiver Wire: Two Gals From Montreal
Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher are putting up noteworthy fantasy numbers this year - much to the delight of owners and Habs fans everywhere.
December 13, 2014
The Waiver Wire: Blue Line Bomber
Kevin Shattenkirk is on pace for another career season with the Blues. Keeper league GMs take notice - this won't be his last.
December 6, 2014
The Waiver Wire: Lightning in a Bottle
Tyler Johnson is taking huge steps this year to fill in where Martin St. Louis used to be. Mike Wilson and Dan Waldner say he might be the next big thing.
November 29, 2014
The Waiver Wire: Bozak Attack
Unappreciated in most leagues, Tyler Bozak is showing fantasy leagues that he's worth the investment.
November 22, 2014
The Waiver Wire: Patches Leads the Way
Max Pacioretty is putting up big numbers in Montreal to the delight of fantasy GMs who were smart enough to get him.
November 15, 2014
The Waiver Wire: Flaming Hot
The Calgary Flames are off to a fantastic start, thanks in no little part to the efforts of Mark Giordano.
November 8, 2014
Waiver Wire: Power Patric
His new home in Pittsburgh seems to suit Patric Hornqvist rather well - Dan Waldner and Mike Wilson explain why he's better than you think.
November 1, 2014
The Waiver Wire: Return Of The Mule
Johan Franzen returns from injury on Sunday Mike Wilson and Dan Waldner tell you why that should matter to you.
October 25, 2014
The Waiver Wire: Predators on the Prowl
Filip Forsberg and James Neal lead the way in Nashville, who hope that there will be more offensive production this year.
October 18, 2014
While it took him a few years to adapt to the speed and size of the NHL game, Victor Hedman has shown he's ready to leave his mark.
October 11, 2014
The Waiver Wire: Game On!
As the regular season finally gets under way, who are the hidden gems waiting to be discovered? Dan Waldner and Mike Wilson analyze their top picks of the week.
April 5, 2014
The Waiver Wire: Final Countdown
The last games of the regular season will be played this week - if you're in a tight race or in the finals of your pool, check here for some key additions to your roster.
March 22, 2014
Now is not the time to stop paying attention - with most head-to-head pools fully entrenched in the post-season, the lucky GM is the smart GM.
March 15, 2014
The Waiver Wire: Wild Week Ahead
With five games this week, Minnesota Wild players dominate our recommendations in this weeks' Waiver Wire.
March 8, 2014
The Waiver Wire: Winners from the Deadline
Now that the trade deadline has come and gone, Dan Waldner and Mike Wilson examine those players that stand to benefit from new situations in this week's Waiver Wire.
March 1, 2014
Wednesday at 3:00PM ET will mark the trade deadline for the 2013-2014 NHL season. Are you ready for it? Dan Waldner and Mike Wilson examine the people likely on the move in this week's Waiver Wire.
February 1, 2014
The Waiver Wire: Back in the Saddle
After a month-long slump, Nazem Kadri has found his game again, and has 14 points in his last nine games.
January 25, 2014
The Waiver Wire: Feeling the Blues
If rumor is to be believed, Ryan Miller may be headed to St. Louis which may kill Brian Elliott's value.
January 18, 2014
The Waiver Wire: Here Comes the Boone
Boone Jenner will be a key piece in Columbus' future - but we're also betting he'll be a sizable part of their present, too.
January 11, 2014
The Waiver Wire: Forward Progress
Dustin Byfuglien's promotion to the wing may be a huge benefit to both fantasy GMs and the Winnipeg Jets.
January 4, 2014
The Waiver Wire: Welcome Back, Bozak
With five points in his three games since his return from injury, Tyler Bozak is a sight for sore eyes in Toronto.
December 28, 2013
The Waiver Wire: Our Best and Worst Recommendations of 2013
As the end of year approaches, we review our best and worst calls of the year from the Waiver Wire.
December 21, 2013
The Waiver Wire: IR Bargains
Zach Bogosian, Ryan Clowe and Nathan Horton are all ready to return from injury - grab them while they're still available.
December 14, 2013
The Waiver Wire: Here Comes Trouba
Back from injury and mid-stride, Jacob Trouba is one to watch in this week's article
December 7, 2013
The Waiver Wire: Carolina's Hurricane
Andrej Sekera is showing why Carolina is poised to return to the post-season this year
November 30, 2013
The Waiver Wire: Hello Again, Mr. Andersen
With Viktor Fasth's second injury this year, Frederik Andersen has another chance to shine.
November 23, 2013
The Waiver Wire: The Rebirth of David Desharnais
While many jumped off the bandwagon weeks ago, David Desharnais has finally found his game.
November 17, 2013
The Waiver Wire: Ott To Get Much Better
Steve Ott looks to lead the way in Buffalo's turnaround after this week's front office shakeup.
November 11, 2013
The Waiver Wire: Two Recommended Ducks
Dustin Penner is playing with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry - go get him.
November 3, 2013
The Waiver Wire: Gagner Returns
Sam Gagner is back from his preseason injury and goes under the microscope in this week's column.
October 27, 2013
The Waiver Wire: Monahan Here To Stay
It's full speed ahead for Calgary's Sean Monahan, who will be up with the big club for the rest of the year after the Flames bypassed the option to send him to his junior team.
October 20, 2013
The Waiver Wire: Oilers' Line Shuffle
Mark Arcobello has landed in a great spot with Edmonton and has cashed in with eight assists so far. See who else Dan Waldner and Mike Wilson recommend as pickups this week.
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