NEWS & ADVICE
The most recent articles from RotoWire's fantasy hockey writers.
Schedule Analysis: Down to 13
With only 13 days left in the regular season, Brian Rutherford explains how to take advantage of the final full week.
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.
Frozen Fantasy: West is Best Come Playoff Time
Janet Eagleson likes Anze Kopitar and the Kings in the postseason, if they go #retrostyle.
The Man Advantage: Down The Stretch
Mark McLarney looks at players who are hot on the power play as the season winds down, including Edmonton's Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.
From the Press Box: Late-Season Help
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.
120 Sports & RW Video: Biggest Disappointments
Paul Bruno joins 120 Sports to discuss the most disappointing players this season.
120 Sports & RW Video: Top Surprises
Paul Bruno joins 120 Sports to discuss the most surprising and disappointing players this season.
Neutral Zone Wrap: Beware of Recent Success
Evan Berofsky warns that focusing only on recent stats could be a big detriment for fantasy owners this time of year.
Blue Line Buzz: Rest of Season Top-50 Defensemen
Jason Chen breaks down his cheatsheet for the top-50 defensemen from now until the end of the season.
NHL Barometer: Nuge on Fire
Jan Levine's weekly look at the NHL's risers and fallers includes Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, who is on fire lately for the Oilers..
Frozen Fantasy: Cup Confusion in the East
Janet Eagleson is having trouble making sense of the East, but at least she has a better handle on it than Tara the tarot reader.
Schedule Analysis: Four-Game Flurry
With more than half the NHL playing four games this week, Brian Rutherford breaks down how to take advantage of the condensed schedule.
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.
From the Press Box: Closing in on the Playoffs
Paul Bruno checks in on some teams peaking at the right time and others that may have their postseason dreams end prematurely.
Neutral Zone Wrap: Players for the Stretch Drive
Evan Berofsky looks at lesser-owned players likely available in most leagues whom can be added now to help owners during the stretch drive, including Buffalo's Matt Moulson.
Blue Line Buzz: New York, New York
The Islanders have locked up their top defensive pairing until 2022, and unlike previous contracts dealt out by the team, they make sense financially.
NHL Barometer: Not So Super Trouba
Jan Levine checks on Jacob Trouba, who has failed to live up to lofty expectations placed on him this year in Winnipeg.
Schedule Analysis: Staying Blue
The Blues have four games this week and only two next week, but Brian Rutherford explains why you should stick with some St. Louis skaters.
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.
Frozen Fantasy: Dirty Laundry
Janet Eagleson looks into the dirty laundry that aired this week between the Sharks and Joe Thornton and finds it's not her style.
From the Press Box: Playing Without Big Buff
Paul Bruno checks in to discuss how the Jets can get by without Dustin Byfuglien.
Blue Line Buzz: Replacing Toughness
Dustin Byfulgien may be the league's toughest player, but the Jets will have to figure out how to fill his void for the next 2-to-4 weeks while he sits with an upper-body injury.
NHL Barometer: Monahan's Flame Burns Bright
Jan Levine shines a deserving spotlight on Sean Monahan, who has been overshadowed in Calgary.
Schedule Analysis: Busy Back-to-Backs
The Islanders are very busy this week, including two back-to-back sets.
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.
Monday Daily Puck: Shattenkirk Returns For The Blues
Stud blueliner figures to boost St. Louis' offense Monday
Saturday Daily Puck: Return Of The King
Henrik Lundqvist appears to be making his return to the crease Saturday against the Bruins, while the red-hot Jordan Eberle is piling on the points for the Oilers.
Sunday Daily Puck: Send It In Jarome
One aging veteran is hot, while another is not.
120 Sports & RW Video: DraftKings Hockey Bargains for Friday & Beyond
Paul Bruno joins 120 Sports to discuss Friday hockey bargains for DraftKings.
FantasyAces NHL: Friday Value Plays
Corey Crawford has struggled a bit in his last few games, but a matchup against the Blue Jackets is worthy of exploiting on FantasyAces.
Friday Daily Puck: Hamm It Up
Andrew Hammond's streak ended. It was going to happen. So do the Bruins have a chance now?
Thursday Daily Puck: Sensational Senators
The Senators are on a historic tear and it's not just Andrew Hammond who is making waves. There's a fleet of young players worth considering.
Beat the Cap: Stat Pack
Recent home-road splits could be the key to finding the appropriate matchups to target for daily games.
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
Jared Spurgeon leads Minnesota's defensemen in shots on goal per game, and RotoWire's Michael Clifford says he's too underpriced on FanDuel.
FantasyAces NHL: Value Plays
RotoWire's Paul Bruno is backing David Backes and others for Tuesday's slate of contest on FantasyAces.
FantasyScore NHL: Value Plays
Lightning rookie Jonathan Drouin is currently skating with superstar Steven Stamkos, which makes him a great value play on FantasyScore for Tuesday's contests.
Wednesday Daily Puck: Turn On Your Hartnell
One King is hot, and another is not, and a trade is helping a former Sabre.
Tuesday Daily Puck: Ilya Kovalchuk, Professional Flip-Flopper
Monday Daily Puck: Backes To Back
Seven-game slate offers plenty of choices Monday
Saturday Daily Puck: SenSational
A young and exciting Ottawa Senators team is terrorizing the NHL, while Jordan Eberle is piling up points for the Oilers. Meanwhile in Nashville, reduced minutes for Cody Franson is leading to reduced production.
Sunday Daily Puck: Losing The Yandle
Saturday was a great day of hockey that saw lots of action with playoff implications. The Daily Puck gives you the round up and looks at the early returns on Keith Yandle's move to New York.
RotoWire's Paul Bruno is building his Friday FantasyAces lineup around Steven Stamkos, who has seven goals in his last nine games.
Thursday Daily Puck: The Tragedy Of Owning King Richards
Brad Richards provides a great example of how on-ice expectations can be very different from fantasy hockey expectations and there's something to be learned there.
Friday Daily Puck: 718 Glasses Of Jagr Bombs On The Wall...
Jaromir Jagr scored his 718th goal Thursday, moving him past Phil Esposito. A quick look at how good the future Hall of Famer really is.
Beat the Cap: Fading Stars in Prime Spots
Lopsided matchups don't always guarantee big results from high-priced players. Neil Parker explains why roster flexibility is a must.
FantasyScore NHL: Wednesday Game Notes and Value Plays
RotoWire's Neil Parker runs through Wednesday's game notes and highlights his suggested plays for FantasyScore's hockey contests.
Michael Clifford returns with his top value plays of the week on FanDuel, including Travis Zajac, whose season-long stats with the Devils are a bit misleading.
FantasyAces NHL: Tuesday Value Plays
RotoWire's Paul Bruno recommends building your FantasyAces lineup around John Tavares for Tuesday night's slate of contests.
Wednesday Daily Puck: Staal-ed Out
Toronto's struggles continue, a Blackhawk is turning it around, and a new addition is helping the Wings.
Tuesday Daily Puck: Backlund's Back, Alright
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