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From the Press Box: Romancing The Strome
From the Press Box: Romancing The Strome
Ryan Strome has a big opportunity with Kyle Okposo out, writes RotoWire's Paul Bruno in this week's From The Press Box.
Wednesday Daily Puck: Raising Kane
Wednesday Daily Puck: Raising Kane
A few players are back, while a legendary goalie is gone.
Beat the Cap: Leaks and Game Schedules
Beat the Cap: Leaks and Game Schedules
Brayden Schenn's price is down, but his set-up remains great.
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
The well-traveled Mark Arcobello, now with the Penguins, looks like he could have some sneaky value this week with Sidney Crosby (lower body) and Evgeni Malkin (lower body) nursing injuries.
Neutral Zone Wrap: All (in the) Stars
Neutral Zone Wrap: All (in the) Stars
Sean Monahan has registered eight points in his last 10 games as the Flames attempt to hold onto the final playoff spot in the West.
Tuesday Daily Puck: Second-Half Puck Drop
Tuesday Daily Puck: Second-Half Puck Drop
The NHL gets back to action after another underwhelming All-Star Game.
NHL Schedule Analysis: Some Hope For the Yotes
NHL Schedule Analysis: Some Hope For the Yotes
It's been a rough season for Mike Smith and the Coyotes, but they've shown signs of life recently and have four games this week.
The Waiver Wire: Second Half Predictions
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.
Frozen Fantasy: Trade Targets
Frozen Fantasy: Trade Targets
The Avs' Nathan MacKinnon has failed to meet expectations thus far in his sophomore season, but that's precisely why the enterprising fantasy owner should look to acquire him in the second half.
Thursday Daily Puck: Righting The Ship
Thursday Daily Puck: Righting The Ship
The All-Star Break is upon us and it's time to right you very off-course ship with a hard look through the waiver wire.
From the Press Box: The Sidekicks Theory
From the Press Box: The Sidekicks Theory
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.
Beat the Cap: An Offensive Start
Beat the Cap: An Offensive Start
Patrice Bergeron's excellence in the faceoff circle occasionally hurts his fantasy value because he doesn't start in the offensive zone as often as others such as Jonathan Tavares.
Blue Line Buzz: Positive Vibes for Pietrangelo
Blue Line Buzz: Positive Vibes for Pietrangelo
Alex Pietrangelo was one of Jason Chen's Performers of the Week in his column this week.
The Man Advantage: Future PP Stars
The Man Advantage: Future PP Stars
Jori Lehtera could eclipse 60 points in his first NHL season with the Blues, and could start seeing more time on the power play.
Wednesday Daily Puck: Great Goose
Wednesday Daily Puck: Great Goose
The All-Star break is upon us with one more day of action left on Wednesday.
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
RotoWire's Michael Clifford dives into Tuesday's eight-game slate, assessing which players make for quality roster filler in FanDuel competitions.
Tuesday Daily Puck: Ride The Goalie Carousel
Tuesday Daily Puck: Ride The Goalie Carousel
Recent trades, injuries and promotions have dramatically altered the goalie situations in several northerly NHL towns.
NHL Barometer: Risers and Fallers
NHL Barometer: Risers and Fallers
Torey Krug is among this week's risers for Jan Levine in his Barometer. See who else makes the list.
Monday Daily Puck: Harvesting Saad
Monday Daily Puck: Harvesting Saad
Chicago Blackhawks' winger fulfilling potential
NHL Schedule Analysis: All-Star Break Week
NHL Schedule Analysis: All-Star Break Week
Brian Rutherford breaks down the short schedule this week and advises patience on Brock Nelson.
Sunday Daily Puck: Down Goes Rinne
Sunday Daily Puck: Down Goes Rinne
Pekka Rinne came back from a difficult hip injury last year to post Vezina worthy numbers before getting hurt last week. Will his absence sink his fantasy owners and the Predators?
Frozen Fantasy: Fantasy Desert
Frozen Fantasy: Fantasy Desert
Arizona's trade of Devan Dubnyk earlier this week could open the floodgates for a fire sale. Could defenseman Keith Yandle be the next Coyote on the move?
The Waiver Wire: The Twin Cities' Technician of the Tangled Twine
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.
Saturday Daily Puck: Advanced Fantasy Stats
Saturday Daily Puck: Advanced Fantasy Stats
Taking a look at which players are excelling in advanced fantasy categories, plus Seth Jones delivering offense for NHL-Leading Predators.
Friday Daily Puck: The Backup Plan
Friday Daily Puck: The Backup Plan
Pekka Rinne's injury means Carter Hutton gets the job by default. But is he Nashville's only hope?
Neutral Zone Wrap: Six Panther
Neutral Zone Wrap: Six Panther
Aleksander Barkov is back to help out a Florida team that is already enjoying one of its best seasons in recent memory.
Blue Line Buzz: Power Play Shakeup in Montreal
Blue Line Buzz: Power Play Shakeup in Montreal
P.K. Subban remains on the Habs top power play unit, but they have shaken up the other blueliners involved. Plus, Jason Chen writes about the return of a key defenseman in Columbus.
NHL Schedule Analysis: Good Situation, Light Schedule
NHL Schedule Analysis: Good Situation, Light Schedule
David Perron is in a great situation with Pittsburgh, but they have a light schedule over the next six weeks.
Thursday Daily Puck: Dubnyk And Dubnyk And Dubnyk Right
Thursday Daily Puck: Dubnyk And Dubnyk And Dubnyk Right
The Minnesota Wild made a trade to acquire goaltender Devan Dubnyk and he could make a huge impact on fantasy rosters in the second half.
Beat the Cap: Year Ending Hat Trick
Beat the Cap: Year Ending Hat Trick
In his first article of 2015, RotoWire's Neil Parker explores goaltender and defensemen strategy.
Wednesday Daily Puck: Claiming Bobby Ryan
Wednesday Daily Puck: Claiming Bobby Ryan
Patrick Marleau may be on his last legs while Bobby Ryan is worth a pick up.
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
The injury to teammate Ryan Ellis means more opportunities for Seth Jones, who has proven quite adept at controlling zone entries when on the ice.
Tuesday Daily Puck: Red-Hot Blueshirts Return Home
Tuesday Daily Puck: Red-Hot Blueshirts Return Home
Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers, winners of 13 of their last 14, return home from a West Coast trip to face the Islanders on Tuesday.
Monday Daily Puck: Pickle-Stabbing Second-Half Predictions
Monday Daily Puck: Pickle-Stabbing Second-Half Predictions
Looking at the season's second half with a crystal ball
Sunday Daily Puck: No Blue Streak
Sunday Daily Puck: No Blue Streak
The Blues offensive game to start 2015 has been nothing short of amazing. Their deep lineup is providing fantasy owners with gold.
The Waiver Wire: Conn Smythe King
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.
Frozen Fantasy: Rotten to the Core
Frozen Fantasy: Rotten to the Core
Phil Kessel was caught in the crosshairs of Toronto's dismissal of coach Randy Carlyle earlier this week, but trying to turn him into an all-around player won't turn around the Leafs.
Saturday Daily Puck: Luuuuu
Saturday Daily Puck: Luuuuu
Roberto Luongo is putting together a Vezina-calibre season in Florida, while Alexander Steen is delivering for the surging Blues.
Friday Daily Puck: Not So Wild
Friday Daily Puck: Not So Wild
The Wild are struggling and Mike Yeo's on the hot seat. Are their players worth hanging onto?
Thursday Daily Puck: Put Me In (New) Coach
Thursday Daily Puck: Put Me In (New) Coach
With another coach getting sacked, we look at what effect a coaching transition can have on the fantasy-relevant players on that team.
From the Press Box: Maple Leafs Changes
From the Press Box: Maple Leafs Changes
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.
Blue Line Buzz: Slow Starters Paying Dividends
Blue Line Buzz: Slow Starters Paying Dividends
Alexander Edler has turned it around after a slow start, an event projected by advanced metrics.
Neutral Zone Wrap: Oilstruck
Neutral Zone Wrap: Oilstruck
Evan Berofsky crows about the WJC, plus piles on a few well-earned digs at the Sabres, Oilers and Olli Jokinen as he starts his second tour around the NHL.
Wednesday Daily Puck: Welcome to the Oshie
Wednesday Daily Puck: Welcome to the Oshie
T.J. Oshie is hot, as is Brent Burns, while early surprise Brock Nelson has cooled down.
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
Despite his inconsistent spot in the Bolts' lineup, Jonathan Drouin represents a strong value play during this week's FanDuel slate.
Tuesday Daily Puck: Un-Suter-able
Tuesday Daily Puck: Un-Suter-able
Ryan Suter's been a bit of a disappointment all year long, but now he's gone stone-cold.
Monday Daily Puck: Is the Penguins' Flower wilting?
Monday Daily Puck: Is the Penguins' Flower wilting?
Goals allowed are going up in Pittsburgh
NHL Schedule Analysis: Wild Nights
NHL Schedule Analysis: Wild Nights
The Wild are one of just three teams to have four games this week, writes RotoWire's Brian Rutherford.
Frozen Fantasy: Is the NHL Changing?
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.
NHL Barometer: Strome Strong
NHL Barometer: Strome Strong
Ryan Strome is on the way because of his move from wing to center. See who else reaches Jan Levine's risers and fallers lists.
The Man Advantage: More Early Season PP Surprises
The Man Advantage: More Early Season PP Surprises
Jack Johnson made headlines earlier in the season for off-ice reasons, but he and the Blue Jackets have been fantastic on the power play this season.
Sunday Daily Puck: Nice Hat (Trick)
Sunday Daily Puck: Nice Hat (Trick)
There were two hat tricks in Saturday night action, including one by ageless wonder Jaromir Jagr
The Waiver Wire: Greener Pastures
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.
Saturday Daily Puck: Perron A Perfect Fit For Penguins
Saturday Daily Puck: Perron A Perfect Fit For Penguins
David Perron's fantasy value skyrockets after a trade to Pittsburgh, while Colin Wilson is getting it done in Nashville.
Friday Daily Puck: Capital Victory
Friday Daily Puck: Capital Victory
What did we learn from the Caps' narrow victory at Nationals Park? And the Canucks' late-game collapse?
Thursday Daily Puck: Winter Classic - Boredom Battle
Thursday Daily Puck: Winter Classic - Boredom Battle
I love outdoor hockey, but I'm going grumpy neighbor on it this year: It feels anything but Classic.
Frozen Fantasy: Hockey Bucket List
Frozen Fantasy: Hockey Bucket List
The World Junior Championships are here. Janet Eagleson recaps some the standouts and disappointments thus far.
Wednesday Daily Puck: Alexander Auld Lang Syne
Wednesday Daily Puck: Alexander Auld Lang Syne
Two old pros with recent struggles are finding their past form
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
As has been a theme all season, the third spot on the top line next to Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn has been a revolving door for Dallas. The latest player to join the trio makes for a strong punt play on FanDuel.
Tuesday Daily Puck: Toothless Shark
Tuesday Daily Puck: Toothless Shark
Old age seems to finally be catching up with the 35-year-old Patrick Marleau, who's gone without a point in six straight games.
Neutral Zone Wrap: Fail For Nail Has Failed
Neutral Zone Wrap: Fail For Nail Has Failed
Nail Yakupov has fallen again, and RotoWire's Evan Berofsky believes he won't get back up.
NHL Schedule Analysis: Predatory Pairs of Games
NHL Schedule Analysis: Predatory Pairs of Games
The Predators have a favorable pair of back-to-back games this week.
NHL Barometer: Development Is Non-Linear
NHL Barometer: Development Is Non-Linear
Seth Jones is just the latest example of why we say that defensemen develop slowly and in a non-linear fashion, according to RotoWire's Jan Levine.
Sunday Daily Puck: It's The Fall That Will Kill You
Sunday Daily Puck: It's The Fall That Will Kill You
The Saturday Daily Puck looked at the teams that improved the most since last year, so now take a look at the teams that declines the most.
The Waiver Wire: Hockey's Future On Display
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.
Saturday Daily Puck: Improved Isles
Saturday Daily Puck: Improved Isles
With the NHL season almost halfway complete, we take a look at where teams stand now, compared to where they stood at this point last season. The Islanders are vastly improved, while the Avalanche continue to fall.
Frozen Fantasy: Frozen Raspberry Awards
Frozen Fantasy: Frozen Raspberry Awards
In borrowing from Hollywood a bit, Janet Eagleson looks at some of the biggest fantasy disappointments to date, with Arizona's Mike Smith topping the list.
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
RotoWire's Michael Clifford identifies some strong value plays in FanDuel for Tuesday's slate before the NHL goes on holiday berak.
Neutral Zone Wrap: Danish Delight
Neutral Zone Wrap: Danish Delight
RotoWire's Evan Berofsky identifies some of the early season surprises that are likely to continue their strong play.
Tuesday Daily Puck: Armia of One
Tuesday Daily Puck: Armia of One
With Marcus Foligno down for the count with a hand injury, the Sabres have promoted top prospect Joel Armia.
Blue Line Buzz: Boxing Day Bargains
Blue Line Buzz: Boxing Day Bargains
Mike Green is thriving under coach Barry Trotz's system. Jason Chen uses advanced metrics to help identify potential future bargains on the blue line.
Prospects Analysis: 2015 World Junior Championship Preview
Prospects Analysis: 2015 World Junior Championship Preview
RotoWire NHL prospect guru Jon Litterine takes a look at the world's best hockey tournament, set to commence Dec. 26 in Canada.
Monday Daily Puck: Blackhawks Backin' Up The Goods
Monday Daily Puck: Blackhawks Backin' Up The Goods
Chicago Set On Cruise Control
NHL Schedule Analysis: Hab Nots
NHL Schedule Analysis: Hab Nots
It's Christmas Break week, and the NHL is playing with a compressed schedule. It's more compressed in Montreal, where they have just one game this week.
From the Press Box: Riding In Their Own 18-Wheeler
From the Press Box: Riding In Their Own 18-Wheeler
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.
The Waiver Wire: Two Gals From Montreal
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.
Sunday Daily Puck: Top Cat
Sunday Daily Puck: Top Cat
First overall draft pick Aaron Ekblad is having an incredible season. Is he already a Norris trophy candidate?
Saturday Daily Puck: All Hail Gio
Saturday Daily Puck: All Hail Gio
Mark Giordano is having a season for the ages in Calgary, while Kyle Turris is hitting his stride with Ottawa.
Friday Daily Puck: Not The Good Kind of Blues
Friday Daily Puck: Not The Good Kind of Blues
The Blues blew a 3-0 lead Thursday night against the Kings, which begs the question - are they good enough to win the Cup?
Thursday Daily Puck: May The Schwartz Be With You
Thursday Daily Puck: May The Schwartz Be With You
What should you do with Jacob Trouba and Jaden Schwartz slated to miss extended time? We've got answers.
Beat the Cap: Save in the Middle, Win on the Wings
Beat the Cap: Save in the Middle, Win on the Wings
RotoWire's Neil Parker goes bargain bin shopping at the center position to free up cash for shallower positions.
Wednesday Daily Puck: Mika Shall Inherit The Earth
Wednesday Daily Puck: Mika Shall Inherit The Earth
Questions about the Bruins, a hot Blackhawk, and a struggling goalie
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
Evgeni Malkin is now leading the Pittsburgh attack with Sidney Crosby out with the mumps. Michael Clifford spotlights one of Malkin's new running mates, and why he's a good punt play in FanDuel tournaments.
Tuesday Daily Puck: Oil, But Not Slick
Tuesday Daily Puck: Oil, But Not Slick
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has been one of very few bright spots for an Oilers team that just fired another head coach.
Blue Line Buzz: Value Added
Blue Line Buzz: Value Added
Who are some of the players that add sneaky value if you avoid taking the big name defensemen like Drew Doughty? Jason Chen elaborates in this week's column.
Neutral Zone Wrap: Things That Go Mump In The Night
Neutral Zone Wrap: Things That Go Mump In The Night
Derick Brassard may be sidelined with a case of the mumps that's spreading around the league, but the Rangers are still thriving, writes RotoWire's Evan Berofsky.
Prospects Analysis: Top 100 Prospects
Prospects Analysis: Top 100 Prospects
Jon Litterine comes up with his December update for RotoWire's top 100 prospects, and touts the Red Wings' Anthony Mantha.
NHL Barometer: Fine On His Own
NHL Barometer: Fine On His Own
Ryan Getzlaf hasn't faltered despite being without his linemate Corey Perry. Check out the latest batch of Risers and Fallers in this week's Barometer.
Monday Daily Puck: Letang Knock, Knock, Knockin' on Norris' Door
Monday Daily Puck: Letang Knock, Knock, Knockin' on Norris' Door
The Pittsburgh Penguins are losing players by the bunch but Kris Letang is helping to fill the void
Frozen Fantasy: Beyond the Wire
Frozen Fantasy: Beyond the Wire
RotoWire's Janet Eagleson delves into waiver wire strategy and explains why Senators forward Mika Zibanejad is poised to bloom under new coach Dave Cameron.
The Waiver Wire: Blue Line Bomber
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.
Sunday Daily Puck: Race To The Bottom
Sunday Daily Puck: Race To The Bottom
Which teams are leading the race for the first overall pick in 2015 for highly touted prospects Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel?
Saturday Daily Puck: Sidelined Sid: The Latest Case of the Mumps?
Saturday Daily Puck: Sidelined Sid: The Latest Case of the Mumps?
Penguins' forward Sidney Crosby is sidelined with a possible case of the mumps, while John Carlson is on pace for a career season in Washington.
Friday Daily Puck: Will The Real Good Teams Please Stand Up?
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.
Thursday Daily Puck: Look Sharp
Thursday Daily Puck: Look Sharp
Be on the lookout for players coming off IR after month-long absences or more. You may be able to find the piece that leads to a championship.
Beat the Cap: Nostalgia, Checking Twice and a Bag of Pucks
Beat the Cap: Nostalgia, Checking Twice and a Bag of Pucks
Aaron Ekblad's price in daily games will be rising in short order, writes RotoWire's Neil Parker.
Wednesday Daily Puck: Avalanche of Sadness
Wednesday Daily Puck: Avalanche of Sadness
Pick a struggling Avalanche player, any strugglign Avalanche player
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
Nashville's Seth Jones brief career has largely been a disappointment thus far, but he makes for a great choice for FanDuel lineups this week.
Blue Line Buzz: Guardians of the Galaxy
Blue Line Buzz: Guardians of the Galaxy
Mark Giordano is the very early favorite for the Norris Trophy. Jason Chen reviews the top performers a quarter of the way through the season.