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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?
The Waiver Wire: Wild Week Ahead
The Waiver Wire: Wild Week Ahead
With five games this week, Minnesota Wild players dominate our recommendations in this weeks' Waiver Wire.
Sunday Daily Puck: Fantasy Play-offs are Here (for some)
Sunday Daily Puck: Fantasy Play-offs are Here (for some)
Some head-to-head leagues are starting their playoffs Monday - make sure you maximize your roster!
Frozen Fantasy: Has Stamkos Already Peaked?
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.
NHL Barometer: Career Year for Duchene
NHL Barometer: Career Year for Duchene
The Avs' MVP, Matt Duchene is playing out of his mind and could be on his way to 80 points if he stays hot.
Saturday Daily Puck: California Feeding Frenzy
Saturday Daily Puck: California Feeding Frenzy
The Sharks are surging and destroying everything in its path. Are they the best team in California?
The Coming Thing: Digging For Undrafted Gold
The Coming Thing: Digging For Undrafted Gold
Martin St. Louis, Tyler Bozak, Chris Kunitz and other NHL stars went undrafted. Will any of the undrafted signees tearing their way through college and juniors this year end up starring at hockey's highest level?
Friday Daily Puck: Twin Valleys
Friday Daily Puck: Twin Valleys
The only Sedin currently standing, Henrik will try again to break out of a lengthy slump as the Canucks visit Washington on Friday.
Thursday Daily Puck: The Canadian Line Dance
Thursday Daily Puck: The Canadian Line Dance
We take a look at what top lines are firing on all cylinders and which ones are struggling. Plus, the Flames beat the Ducks 7-2, just like I predicted.
Wednesday Daily Puck: Orcas Dying
Wednesday Daily Puck: Orcas Dying
Kevin Bieksa and Vancouver don't have much to smile about of late.
From the Press Box: Collapsing Canucks
From the Press Box: Collapsing Canucks
Following Monday's seven-goal third period debacle, Paul Bruno believes it's worth discussing whether the Canucks' window with the Sedin twins is closing.
Tuesday Daily Puck: Blues Traveler
Tuesday Daily Puck: Blues Traveler
Ryan Miller, winner of his first four games since being traded to St. Louis, may never want to leave now that he has an elite team in front of him.
Neutral Zone Wrap: Today, Tomorrow, Never
Neutral Zone Wrap: Today, Tomorrow, Never
Evan Berofsky reviews some of the less obvious trade deadline players and explains why you shouldn't be too excited about the notion of Dustin Penner playing with the Caps.
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
The Capitals' Marcus Johansson represents one of Michael Clifford's top value buys for FanDuel competitions this week.
Monday Daily Puck: Timonen playing like it's 1999
Monday Daily Puck: Timonen playing like it's 1999
Philadelphia's 38-year-old blueliner is showing that he's still got something left in the tank.
NHL Schedule Analysis: Back-to-Back Bingo
NHL Schedule Analysis: Back-to-Back Bingo
Evgeni Malkin and the Penguins have one of the most unique schedules seen in the NHL, with not one but two home-and-away games against Conference rivals this week.
Getting The Call: Recently Recalled Players
Getting The Call: Recently Recalled Players
Injuries and trades have opened the door for a handful of prospects to get their opportunity at the NHL level, such as the injury to Jonathan Tavares with the Islanders.
Sunday Daily Puck: Welcome To The Party!
Sunday Daily Puck: Welcome To The Party!
Evgeny Kuznetsov, the best player outside the NHL, is coming to the Capitals. What's he worth and what can you expect from him?
The Waiver Wire: Winners from the Deadline
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.
Morning Skate: Tire Pumping
Morning Skate: Tire Pumping
Dan and Janet discuss the various trade deadline deals, including the very brief but delicious pairing of Tim Thomas and Roberto Luongo on the same team.
NHL Barometer: Trade Deadline Fallout
NHL Barometer: Trade Deadline Fallout
Steven Stamkos was activated off injured reserve Thursday, but he returns to a Lightning lineup that looks radically after the trade deadline.
Frozen Fantasy: Deadline Fallout
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.
Saturday Daily Puck: Quack Attack
Saturday Daily Puck: Quack Attack
The Ducks got faster by cutting Dustin Penner. But will it be enough?
The Coming Thing: Holding On To Precious Youth
The Coming Thing: Holding On To Precious Youth
The 2014 NHL trade deadline featured precious little prospect movement, with few big names among the transactions.
Friday Daily Puck: Better Than Great
Friday Daily Puck: Better Than Great
Nathan MacKinnon's already broken one of Wayne Gretzky's records, ripping off the longest-ever point streak by an 18-year-old.
Top 100 NHL Prospects: Trade Deadline Edition
Top 100 NHL Prospects: Trade Deadline Edition
Jonathan Drouin still tops Jon Litterine's NHL prospects list, but there were significant changes below him, some of which were the product of the trade deadline deals.
Thursday Daily Puck: Trade Deadline Edition
Thursday Daily Puck: Trade Deadline Edition
St. Louis' a Ranger, Gabby a King, and Vanek a Hab, oh my! A flurry of action at the trade deadline and we're talking about what it means for your team.
From the Press Box: Rapid Fire Trade Deadline Review
From the Press Box: Rapid Fire Trade Deadline Review
Paul Bruno reviews the major deals completed before Wednesday's NHL trade deadline, including that of Roberto Luongo, who was dealt away from the Canucks.
Wednesday Daily Puck: Luongo's Sweet Freedom
Wednesday Daily Puck: Luongo's Sweet Freedom
Roberto Luongo won't be sad to leave Vancouver for sunny Florida
Tuesday Daily Puck: Decision Time
Tuesday Daily Puck: Decision Time
The Rangers have to make a tough choice about captain Ryan Callahan as Wednesday's trade deadline approaches.
Blue Line Buzz: Let the Dealing Begin
Blue Line Buzz: Let the Dealing Begin
Christian Ehrhoff, seen here in better days with Vancouver, could be looking at another welcomed change of scenery before the trade deadline.