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Frozen Fantasy: Looking Ahead

In addition to sharing her pickups to target for the stretch run, Janet Eagleson explains why Sidney Crosby and the Penguins won't be a part of her playoff pool bankroll.

Frozen Fantasy: Free Fall

With the exception of Carey Price and Montreal, it's been a long, cold winter for the other six NHL teams in the Great White North.

Frozen Fantasy: Desperation Moves

With Patrick Kane likely done for the rest of the regular season, Janet Eagleson speculates that a similarly skilled young forward could be lurking as his replacement in the interim.

Frozen Fantasy: Has Stamkos Already Peaked?

Could Martin St. Louis' departure from Tampa Bay lead Steven Stamkos' value to take a hit? Janet Eagleson considers that possibility and more, in the latest installment of Frozen Fantasy.

Frozen Fantasy: Deadline Fallout

In a very active NHL trade deadline, Roberto Luongo's return to Florida was among the big surprises. Janet Eagleson takes a look around the league in the latest installment of Frozen Fantasy.

Frozen Fantasy: It's Miller Time in St. Louis

Janet Eagleson gets ready for a potentially busy trade deadline on tap this week on the heels of the Blues-Sabres blockbuster.

Frozen Fantasy: Get Aggressive

With the stretch run coming after the Olympic break, it's time to begin aggressively targeting categories where you can make up a lot of ground.

Frozen Fantasy: Anyone For Leftovers?

Janet Eagleson gives her take on how to handle the upcoming trade deadline.

Frozen Fantasy: Stretch Run Strategy

Being the first mover when buying at the trade deadline can dictate other teams' behavior. Janet Eagleson explains...

Frozen Fantasy: If You Can't Beat Them, Torture Them

Some fantasy owners might be out of the running for their league titles at this point in the season, but hot pickups like Ryane Clowe can still make your team a threat to the contenders down the stretch.

Frozen Fantasy: The Lemming Effect

One trade turned into 11 in a span of 48 hours. Janet Eagleson is grateful that she didn't partake, but how strong is the lemming effect?

Frozen Fantasy: In the Crosshairs

Is Nazem Kadri on his way out of Toronto? Janet Eagleson wonders if he'll always fall short of expectations in Randy Carlyle's system.

Frozen Fantasy: 24/7 Letdown

Nazem Kadri and the Leafs are struggling, and the inside look at the club hasn't shown much fire heading into the Winter Classic.

Frozen Fantasy: Roster Slugs

Is it time to unload Nail Yakupov at a discount? Janet Eagleson considers her options with a number of slow starters through the first two months of the season.

Frozen Fantasy: Goalies in Trouble

Tuukka Rask is among the goaltenders on pace for a career-high workload this season. Is it time to make a move? Janet Eagleson considers the ramifications of heavy workload spikes.

Frozen Fantasy: Hockey Turned Upside Down

Is the NHL landscape about to change in the wake of the $5.2B deal between the league and Rogers? Janet Eagleson thinks so, and the fallout could lead to the return of dynasties thanks to a higher salary cap.

Frozen Fantasy: Is West Best?

Sidney Crosby at the Pens would be battling for one of the final playoff spots in the Western Conference. Janet Eagleson examines the differences between the two conferences in the latest edition of Frozen Fantasy.

Frozen Fantasy: Familiar Face, Old Place

After Ted Nolan returned as the Sabres' bench boss this week, the Blackhawks acquired a familiar face and brought Kris Versteeg back to the Windy City. Janet Eagleson takes a closer look at the impact of those changes.

Frozen Fantasy: Coaching Carousel

Will a coaching change in South Florida make an immediate impact on Jacob Markstrom and the Panthers? Janet Eagleson isn't buying it in the latest edition of Frozen Fantasy.

Frozen Fantasy: What's in the Water?

Semyon Varlamov is facing heavy accusations in Colorado, and Ray Emery used Braden Holtby's head as a punching bag Friday. It was a strange week for goaltenders. Janet Eagleson tries to make sense of the madness.

Frozen Fantasy: The NHL's Area 51

Does anything make sense when it comes to the league's discipline for hits to the head? Janet Eagleson examines the madness.

Frozen Fantasy: Medic!

Niklas Kronwall was the latest in a growing list of blueliners removed from the ice with a significant injury recently. Janet Eagleson takes a closer look.

Frozen Fantasy: Stud Dump

In the final days of the season, you might be wise to dump Henrik Sedin for help in a specific category. Janet Eagleson explains...

Frozen Fantasy: Extreme Measures

How far is too far? Janet Eagleson checks out Steve Ott's visor-licking ways, and ponders a pickup and drop of Ryan Kesler to waiver block her league mates.

Frozen Fantasy: Trade Upgrades

The Sabres are one of Janet Eagleson's trade deadline winners, but what does their acquisition of Matt Hackett mean for Ryan Miller this summer? Janet takes a look around the league at the fallout from Wednesday's deadline.

Frozen Fantasy: Go Big or Go Home

The addition of Jarome Iginla was yet another big move by the Pens ahead of the trade deadline.

Frozen Fantasy: Big Cat

Can Jacob Markstrom eventually lead Florida to the postseason success that evaded Roberto Luongo on South Beach? Janet Eagleson takes a closer look.

Frozen Fantasy: First Half Surprises & Disappointments

Buffalo's Ryan Miller has been one of the bigger disappointments in fantasy hockey this season. Janet Eagleson looks at some of the big surprises and disappointments at the halfway point in the season.

Frozen Fantasy: Class of His Own

The days of 50-point, 100-PIM blueliners are slowly coming to an end without Chris Pronger.

Frozen Fantasy: Back In Action

After receiving an offer sheet from the Flames, the Avs' stalemate with Ryan O'Reilly is over.

Frozen Fantasy: Big Change in Buffalo

Could Ryan Miller and the Sabres rebound from a disappointing start after the firing of Lindy Ruff? Janet Eagleson takes a closer look at the potential impact to the players around the Buffalo netminder.

Frozen Fantasy: Jettison All Senators

Janet Eagleson examines the week four trends in the NHL season, including the fluctuating value of the Senators' roster.

Frozen Fantasy: Week Three Fantasy Studs

Janet Eagleson examines some undervalued players who contributed big-time in the third week of the NHL season.

Frozen Fantasy: Little Black Book

Once upon a time, Janet Eagleson turned Marc-Andre Bergeron into Jonathan Toews. How did she do it? It's all about paying attention to the details...

Frozen Fantasy: Run, Don't Walk

With the shortened season, quick moves to the waiver wire for emerging talent like Vladimir Tarasenko are crucial.

Frozen Fantasy: World Junior 2013 Review

The Good, the OK and the Ugly - Janet Eagleson reviews how the top prospects played in the WJHC. Mikhail Grigorenko lived up to the hype.

Frozen Fantasy: Radulov Returning?

The potential return of Alexander Radulov could help push Pekka Rinne and the Predators deep into the playoffs.

Frozen Fantasy: Sid Needs to Sit

With his long-term best interest in mind, Sidney Crosby should sit out the rest of the season.

Frozen Fantasy: Deadline Duds

Frozen Fantasy: Caps Crumbling In Washington

In addition to the potential of going through significant roster changes at the deadline, do the Caps need to strip Alexander Ovechkin of the captaincy?

Frozen Fantasy: Nash Watch

The Jackets may be considering a deal involving Rick Nash, but should they wait until the summer?

Frozen Fantasy: Apathy Hurts

Frozen Fantasy: Sam I Am

Edmonton's Sam Gagner broke out in a big way Thursday night. Is it time to sell while his value is at its highest?

Frozen Fantasy: First Round Revisit

Frozen Fantasy: Buyer or Seller?

Frozen Fantasy: The Problem With Emotion

Frozen Fantasy: Stud For Sale?

Corey Perry is one of many stars on the trade block as NHL general managers are scrambling to save their jobs.

Frozen Fantasy: Building A Winner

Frozen Fantasy: Struggling Studs

You can't cut the disappointing stars on your roster, but Vinny Lecavalier is one you should probably deal away as a rebound appears unlikely.

Frozen Fantasy: Brain Drain

Chris Pronger is the latest in a growing list of talented players derailed by concussions this season. At 37, is his career over?

Frozen Fantasy: Enforcer Extinction?

Frozen Fantasy: New Coach, New Life?

Will the coaching change in Washington ignite Alexander Ovechkin?

Frozen Fantasy: Sid's Back. I'm Bored.

Frozen Fantasy: Early Black Friday Deals

Frozen Fantasy: Philly Flap

The neutral zone trap may be painful to watch, but even Chris Pronger wasn't pleased with the way Flyers coach Peter Laviolette responded Wednesday night.

Frozen Fantasy: Hanging In the Balance

Steve Mason has the tools, but can he rebound from a terrible start and regain the form that made him a Calder winner?

Frozen Fantasy: Predictable Patterns

We've seen it before -- Roberto Luongo gets off to a slow start and turns in a Vezina-worthy season. Will it happen again?

Frozen Fantasy: Bye-bye, Boring

Milan Hejduk and his Avalanche teammates are bringing back a more appealing brand of hockey - and giving fantasy owners reason to get excited.

Frozen Fantasy: Tough Pill To Swallow

Alexander Ovechkin has been a top fantasy player for a while, but he may have to sacrifice some production to help his team take the next step.

Frozen Fantasy: Young Guns

Kyle Okposo once was compared to Jarome Iginla. Is this the year he comes closer to fulfilling those lofty expectations?

Frozen Fantasy: The Cup Stops Here

Frozen Fantasy: Fantasy Love-Hate

Frozen Fantasy: Spoil the Party

Frozen Fantasy: Dirty Laundry

What should Zdeno Chara owners do after is hit on Max Pacioretty this week?

Frozen Fantasy: Fantasy Pride

Frozen Fantasy: Avalanche Warning

Did GM Greg Sherman ruin the Avalanche?

Frozen Fantasy: Early Strike

Frozen Fantasy: Foppa Floppa?

Forsberg's return may not be all it's cracked up to be.

Frozen Fantasy: Fantasy Full Moon?

Frozen Fantasy: Brain Drain

The parallels between Sidney Crosby and an oft-concussed former NHL star are eerie.

Frozen Fantasy: Stats Can Mislead

Frozen Fantasy: Preparing For Trade Deadline Day

Frozen Fantasy: Lead Weights

Is it finally time to bench -- or even cut -- Martin Brodeur?

Frozen Fantasy: Risk Is Relative

Moving up in your league's standings requires taking a chance on unheralded producers such as Edmonton's Ales Hemsky.

Frozen Fantasy: Deck the Halls

Is Edmonton rookie Taylor Hall better in Year 1 than Steve Stamkos was?

Frozen Fantasy: Do Your Homework

Frozen Fantasy: Sid, Stammer or Ovie?

Frozen Fantasy: No More Excuses

Frozen Fantasy: Black Friday

Just one day after Thanksgiving, is it safe to say that Duncan Keith and the Blackhawks may be in danger of missing the postseason after hoisting the Stanley Cup last spring?

Frozen Fantasy: Weird Reigns

Frozen Fantasy: Disaster Zone

At this point, does Ilya Kovalchuk wish he was still wearing a Thrashers sweater?

Frozen Fantasy: Role Clarity

Stars like Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby should use their hands for scoring, not fighting.

Frozen Fantasy: Trade Bait

If you've been riding the hot start of Steven Stamkos, you may want to consider dealing for his teammate Vinny Lecavalier.

Frozen Fantasy: Overrated

Is it a slow start for Marc-Andre Fleury, or a sign of things to come?

Frozen Fantasy: Casting Call

Jiri Hudler's slow start in Detroit has left second-line minutes for Todd Bertuzzi. Is Big Bert worth a pickup?

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