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2014-2015 Islanders Preview: Blue Line Blues
2014-2015 Islanders Preview: Blue Line Blues
The Isles should be in good shape offensively with a healthy John Tavares back in action, but the team will need to make significant strides on defense in order for a return to the playoffs to materialize.
2014-2015 Sharks Preview: Don't Call it a Rebuild!
2014-2015 Sharks Preview: Don't Call it a Rebuild!
The Sharks have expressed a desire to find more ice time for promising youngsters such as Tomas Hertl, but that doesn't mean they'll become another Western Conference also-ran this season.
2014-2015 Stars Preview: Where's the D in Big D?
2014-2015 Stars Preview: Where's the D in Big D?
The Stars added Jason Spezza and Ales Hemsky to an already-stacked forward corps in the offseason. But can those additions mask the team's weakness at the back end?
2014-2015 Wild Preview: Flush with Forwards
2014-2015 Wild Preview: Flush with Forwards
Surrounded by the most offensive talent he's ever enjoyed on the Wild power-play, defenseman Ryan Suter could have a shot at flirting with 50 points this season.
2014-2015 Kings Preview: Ratings Up for 'That '70s Line'
2014-2015 Kings Preview: Ratings Up for 'That '70s Line'
Veteran center Jeff Carter created magic with youngsters Tanner Pearson and Tyler Toffoli in the playoffs as the Kings netted their second Stanley Cup in three seasons. Can the trio carry over those successes to the regular season?
2014-2015 Rangers Preview: New Captain, Same Cup Quest
2014-2015 Rangers Preview: New Captain, Same Cup Quest
After surprisingly leading the Rangers to the Stanley Cup Finals last season, what can netminder Henrik Lundqvist and his mates do for an encore?
Prospects Analysis: Top 3 Organizational Prospects - Pacific Division
Prospects Analysis: Top 3 Organizational Prospects - Pacific Division
John Gibson is the best goalie prospect in hockey, according to RotoWire's Jon Litterine, who breaks down the prospect outlook for each team in the Pacific Division.
2014-2015 Blue Jackets Preview: Turning the Corner
2014-2015 Blue Jackets Preview: Turning the Corner
After a falling short in their first-round playoff series with the Penguins, Boone Jenner and company will look to make an upward push in the Metro Division standings in 2014-15.
Prospects Analysis: Top 3 Organizational Prospects - Atlantic Division
Prospects Analysis: Top 3 Organizational Prospects - Atlantic Division
The Atlantic Division features this year's No. 1 overall pick, the player that had the best statistical year, and Jon Litterine's top overall NHL prospect. See which is which in Jon Litterine's article.
From the Press Box: Overtimes and Shootouts
From the Press Box: Overtimes and Shootouts
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.
Prospects Analysis: Top 3 Organizational Prospects - Central Divison
Prospects Analysis: Top 3 Organizational Prospects - Central Divison
The Blackhawks rose to prominence with a number of great homegrown products, such as Jonathan Toews. Who is the next big prospect on the horizon for them?
From the Press Box: Cap-Driven Decisions
From the Press Box: Cap-Driven Decisions
Trying to figure out why the Flyers dealt Scott Hartnell for R.J. Umberger? Paul Bruno says to follow the cap.
From the Press Box: Free Agency - Part II
From the Press Box: Free Agency - Part II
The Caps were very aggressive in pursuing defensemen this offseason, signing Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen from the Pens.
Draft Kit: 2014-15 NHL Sleepers
Draft Kit: 2014-15 NHL Sleepers
Jan Levine gives his three sleepers for each position. Included in this year's list is the Red Wings' Danny DeKeyser, who should get increased power play time.
Draft Kit: 2014-15 Busts
Draft Kit: 2014-15 Busts
Ryan Kesler might be in a better fantasy set-up in Anaheim, but RotoWire's Dan Pennucci suggests that he'll be overdrafted in most leagues this year.
Prospects Analysis: Top 3 Organizational Prospects - Metropolitan Division
Prospects Analysis: Top 3 Organizational Prospects - Metropolitan Division
Jon Litterine discusses the top three prospects in each organization, starting with the Metropolitan Division. Evgeny Kuznetsov took a long time coming over to the NHL, but he's been worth the wait.
From the Press Box: Free Agency - Part I
From the Press Box: Free Agency - Part I
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.
Prospects Analysis: Updated Top Prospects List
Prospects Analysis: Updated Top Prospects List
How does our Top 100 prospects list look now that draftees like Aaron Ekblad are included in the ranks? Take a look at the latest and greatest from Jon Litterine.
Free Agency Frenzy: Adjust Your Expectations For These Players On The Move
Free Agency Frenzy: Adjust Your Expectations For These Players On The Move
With Jason Spezza, Thomas Vanek, James Neal, and others on the move, we assess what impact these moves have on the 2014-15 fantasy outlook.
NHL Draft: First Round Review
NHL Draft: First Round Review
The Florida Panthers selected Aaron Ekblad first overall in the draft on Friday night. Jon Litterine analyzes all of the top 30 picks from the draft in this article.
NHL Draft: 2014-15 Draft Preview
NHL Draft: 2014-15 Draft Preview
In a wide open draft this year, Aaron Eckblad has a chance to land in Florida as the first overall pick. Jon Litterine projects his top 30 prospects in this year's draft.
Neutral Zone Wrap: Evan Berofsky's Stanley Cup Preview
Neutral Zone Wrap: Evan Berofsky's Stanley Cup Preview
RotoWire's Evan Berofsky predicts that the Rangers, led by Henrik Lundqvist's superior goaltending, will prevail in six games.
From the Press Box: Paul Bruno's Stanley Cup Preview
From the Press Box: Paul Bruno's Stanley Cup Preview
RotoWire's Paul Bruno predicts the Kings to win in six games, with Drew Doughty hoisting the Conn Smythe.
From the Press Box: Star Power
From the Press Box: Star Power
Paul Bruno believes that Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews will eventually carry the day in a tight Western Conference Finals series against the Kings.
Neutral Zone Wrap: The Finals Countdown
Neutral Zone Wrap: The Finals Countdown
Evan Berofsky previews the Conference Finals, picking Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers to beat the Habs in the East.
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
In his final FanDuel column of the season, Michael Clifford touts the Ducks' Jonas Hiller as his top goalie option for GPP lineups.
From The Press Box: The Quick and The Ducks
From The Press Box: The Quick and The Ducks
Paul Bruno expects the Kings to prevail over the Ducks in 7.
Neutral Zone Wrap: Second Round Preview
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.
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Second Round
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Second Round
Minnesota's Charlie Coyle figures to match up against Chicago's third line in their upcoming series, making him one of Michael Clifford's top FanDuel value buys in the second round.
Prospects Analysis: NHL Top 100 Prospects
Prospects Analysis: NHL Top 100 Prospects
The Lightning may have just been eliminated from the playoffs, but there's reason to believe that their future remains bright. Jon Litterine shares his season-ending top prospect list.
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
After David Backes fell victim to injury in Game 2, Patrik Berglund could be one of the week's better value plays, with top-line minutes headed his way.
Morning Skate: Bear Season
Morning Skate: Bear Season
Both Dan Pennucci and Janet Eagleson have Zdeno Chara and Boston winning The Cup
From the Press Box: First Round Preview
From the Press Box: First Round Preview
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.
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
The Penguins' Tomas Vokoun is one of Michael Clifford's best value plays of the week on FanDuel as the NHL Playoffs start up Wednesday night
Neutral Zone Wrap: Playoffs? Playoffs?! PLAYOFFS!
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.
Playoff Pool Player Rankings
Playoff Pool Player Rankings
Jan Levine expects Jumbo Joe Thornton and the Sharks to make a deep run in the playoffs.
NHL Barometer: An Unlikely Champ?
NHL Barometer: An Unlikely Champ?
RotoWire's Jan Levine lays out his playoff scenarios in advance of his playoffs player rankings. Will Gabriel Landeskog be hoisting the Conn Smythe at the end of the Cup Finals?
From the Press Box: Early Playoff Matchup Looks
From the Press Box: Early Playoff Matchup Looks
Steve Stamkos and the Lightning will match up with the Canadiens in the first round of the playoffs.
Sunday Daily Puck: It's Curtains
Sunday Daily Puck: It's Curtains
As the regular season draws to a close on Sunday, there are still some questions left unanswered.
Waiver Wire: Tips for the Play-off Pool
Waiver Wire: Tips for the Play-off Pool
Now that the teams are set, pools will be starting up in rapid fashion. Are you ready?
Saturday Daily Puck: The Hands Being Dealt
Saturday Daily Puck: The Hands Being Dealt
All 16 playoff spots are now spoken for. Who plays whom? Who doesn't want to play whom?
The Coming Thing: Getting Excited About Ty Rattie
Ty Rattie's making his NHL debut Friday, and someone's a little stoked about it.
Friday Daily Puck: Shanahan To The Rescue!
Friday Daily Puck: Shanahan To The Rescue!
Brendan Shanahan's set to take over as president and savior-in-chief of a Maple Leafs organization in disarray.
Thursday Daily Puck: Back In Black
Thursday Daily Puck: Back In Black
Kris Letang is back for the Pens, Horton scores without playing, and the case is made for Erik Haula.
Wednesday Daily Puck: Back On Ice In Dallas
Wednesday Daily Puck: Back On Ice In Dallas
Columbus and Dallas resume the March 10 contest against Columbus in the wake of the Rich Peverly injury
Neutral Zone Wrap: Streit Talk
Neutral Zone Wrap: Streit Talk
Mark Streit has had some quiet stretches with the Flyers this season despite a pretty good overall season. Evan Berofsky suggests that those scoring droughts could occur with more frequency next season.
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
With teams like the Penguins resting key players in Chris Kunitz and Sidney Crosby as the playoffs approach, Michael Clifford looks at some unheralded names who may gain value in the season's final week.
Frozen Fantasy: Looking Ahead
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.
Blue Line Buzz: Pleasant Surprises
Blue Line Buzz: Pleasant Surprises
James Wisniewski makes Dan Pennucci's list of pleasant suprises from the blue line. Which of them have enduring value?
From the Press Box: Turmoil in Toronto
From the Press Box: Turmoil in Toronto
Could Nazem Kadri be on the trade block this summer for the Leafs?
NHL Schedule Analysis: Going Out With a Bang
NHL Schedule Analysis: Going Out With a Bang
Ryan Suter and the Wild have four games this week, one of 20 teams to have that many games.
The Waiver Wire: Final Countdown
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.
Sunday Daily Puck: Beasts Of The East
Sunday Daily Puck: Beasts Of The East
The Bruins look primed to roll the Eastern Conference on their way to the Stanley Cup. Can someone stop them?
NHL Barometer: Swan Song
NHL Barometer: Swan Song
The Barometer wraps up this week but not before highlighting the likes of Anze Kopitar, who has had an outstanding season for the Kings.
Saturday Daily Puck: Captain Serious-ly Missing
Saturday Daily Puck: Captain Serious-ly Missing
The Blackhawks shut down Jonathan Toews for the rest of the regular season. What does this mean for the defending champs?
Friday Daily Puck: Best Offense Is No Defense
Friday Daily Puck: Best Offense Is No Defense
Alex Ovechkin is on pace to lead the league in goals while finishing dead last in plus-minus -- an NHL first, if he finishes that way.
Thursday Daily Puck: Harding Practices Again
Thursday Daily Puck: Harding Practices Again
Josh Harding returns to the lineup, Corey Perry is made of magic, and both the Coyotes and the Maple Leafs need to get it together.
Neutral Zone Wrap: Forgotten Assets
Neutral Zone Wrap: Forgotten Assets
Some of his young teammates on the Wild have drawn more attention, but Charlie Coyle has been quite useful for his fantasy owners recently.
Wednesday Daily Puck: Senator Elect?
Wednesday Daily Puck: Senator Elect?
Mika Zibanejad has been showing his skill in the nation's capital
Tuesday Daily Puck: Teach Me How To Dougie
Tuesday Daily Puck: Teach Me How To Dougie
Dougie Hamilton's hot for the Bruins, and fantasy owners who ignore his top-pairing role and recent productivity do so at their own peril.
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
With the Kings' playoff position relatively solidified, starting goalie Jonathan Quick could receive some time off this week, making backup Martin Jones an excellent value play.
Morning Skate: Rotting Leafs
Morning Skate: Rotting Leafs
Toronto is fading fast in the East. Janet and Dan discuss the Leafs' woes among this week's topics.
The Man Advantage: Surging Wings
The Man Advantage: Surging Wings
The Red Wings are still in the hunt for a playoff spot despite not having the services of Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk. Who is getting it done for them on the power play?
Blue Line Buzz: Flame On
Blue Line Buzz: Flame On
The Flames and Mark Giordano have been quite productive lately, plus Dan Pennucci breaks down the goon points pool in this week's edition.
NHL Schedule Analysis: Sweet Schedule In Anaheim
NHL Schedule Analysis: Sweet Schedule In Anaheim
Jonas Hiller and the Ducks should have smooth sailing down the stretch.
Sunday Daily Puck: Falling Leafs
Sunday Daily Puck: Falling Leafs
It may start to feel like Spring, but Toronto fans will confirm that this is in fact the season of disappointment.
The Waiver Wire: Knocking Out Your Opponent
The Waiver Wire: Knocking Out Your Opponent
Now that the finals are here for most head-to-head pools, this week's Waiver Wire gives you a list of players that should help in specific categories.
NHL Barometer: Avalanche of Points
NHL Barometer: Avalanche of Points
Matt Duchene set a career high this year with 70 points, as he has 14 points in his last 16 games.
Frozen Fantasy: Free Fall
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.
Saturday Daily Puck: These Birds Don't Fly
Saturday Daily Puck: These Birds Don't Fly
Are the Pens really the second-best team in the East? I see a team full of question marks and holes.
The Coming Thing: Looking Into A Rolling Stone
Mark Stone's got two points in two games since the Senators called him up from AHL Binghamton, headlining the potentially impactful prospects called up this week.
From the Press Box: Stretch Run Performers
From the Press Box: Stretch Run Performers
Claude Giroux got off to a miserable start, but he's been on fire as of late.
Friday Daily Puck: Wilting Flower
Friday Daily Puck: Wilting Flower
Marc-Andre Fleury's struggles have deflated the Penguins lately, and they're not the only top team in a late-season slump.
Thursday Daily Puck: Yes We Canuck
Thursday Daily Puck: Yes We Canuck
Don't look now, but the terrible Canucks might not be as terrible as we think they are.
Wednesday Daily Puck: Penguin Down
Wednesday Daily Puck: Penguin Down
The Penguins will be without Evgeni Malkin possibly for the rest of the regular season
Neutral Zone Wrap: Beware of Shiny Objects
Neutral Zone Wrap: Beware of Shiny Objects
Patrik Berglund may have evolved into a good all-around player, but he still falls short of our fantasy needs in most formats.
Tuesday Daily Puck: Hot 'Hawk
Tuesday Daily Puck: Hot 'Hawk
Corey Crawford's at the top of his game, but the Blackhawks are dealing with some roster turnover as they prepare to face the Stars on Tuesday.
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
With Jonathan Bernier still slowed by a groin injury, Michael Clifford highlights a Toronto backup goalie who may be a bargain in Guaranteed Prize Pool formats.
Monday Daily Puck: Players Like Doan Bubbling To Top
Monday Daily Puck: Players Like Doan Bubbling To Top
It's crunch time in fantasy hockey and time is running out.
Schedule Analysis: Four Aces
Schedule Analysis: Four Aces
Jonathan Quick and the Kings head east this week for three of their four games.
The Waiver Wire: Crunch Time
The Waiver Wire: Crunch Time
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.
Sunday Daily Puck: Not Finnished Yet
Sunday Daily Puck: Not Finnished Yet
Another top prospect, Teuvo Teravainen, is expected to make his debut with Chicago on Sunday. How excited should fantasy owners be about the young Finn.
NHL Barometer: Stamkos is Back
NHL Barometer: Stamkos is Back
A healthy Steven Stamkos will make the Lightning a very tough out in the playoffs.
Frozen Fantasy: Desperation Moves
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.
Saturday Daily Puck: Champions of The Hub
Saturday Daily Puck: Champions of The Hub
They don't really miss Tyler Seguin, eh? The Bruins are prepared for another long Cup run.
The Coming Thing: Infusion Of Youth
The Coming Thing: Infusion Of Youth
With seasons coming to a close in other hockey leagues around the world, the NHL is seeing its annual late-season influx of young players.
Friday Daily Puck: Rise Of A Star
Friday Daily Puck: Rise Of A Star
Matt Duchene has taken the league by storm since the Olympics, cementing his place among the NHL's top skaters.
Thursday Daily Puck: Return of The Devil
Thursday Daily Puck: Return of The Devil
Zach Parise returns to New Jersey while the playoff race heats up.
Wednesday Daily Puck: There's No Place Like Home
Wednesday Daily Puck: There's No Place Like Home
Tuesday was a night of returns: Patrick Roy went back to Montreal, Matt Moulson went to Long Island, and Chris Kunitz Returned From Injury.
Neutral Zone Wrap: When In Strome...
Neutral Zone Wrap: When In Strome...
Evan Berofsky identifies a few late-season performers that you can from the waiver wire to push you over the top.
Morning Skate: A Rift in Sochi?
Morning Skate: A Rift in Sochi?
Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin apparently feuded in Sochi, and that may have carried over to Ovie's play in Washington.
Tuesday Daily Puck: Broadway Blues
Tuesday Daily Puck: Broadway Blues
Martin St. Louis has just two points -- and no goals -- in seven games since joining the Rangers at the trade deadline.
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays For The Week
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays For The Week
The Kings' Mike Richards represents one of Michael Clifford's top value buys for FanDuel competitions this week.
Monday Daily Puck: Pittsburgh Receives Some Good News
Monday Daily Puck: Pittsburgh Receives Some Good News
Kris Letang and Beau Bennett are expected back at Monday practice
The Man Advantage: Fresh Blood
The Man Advantage: Fresh Blood
Ryan Strome is among those getting extra power play time as a result of trades or injuries. Check out who else Mark McLarney mentions in this week's edition.
Blue Line Buzz: Barrie Finding His Way
Blue Line Buzz: Barrie Finding His Way
Tyson Barrie took a long time to get settled with the Avalanche, but he's been a strong producer lately for them.
NHL Schedule Analysis: Fives Are Wild
NHL Schedule Analysis: Fives Are Wild
Ryan Suter and the Wild have five games this week, but how do those games look for fantasy production?