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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.
Frozen Fantasy: Brand-New Superstars
Frozen Fantasy: Brand-New Superstars
Mike Santorelli is one of the hottest Leafs going right now, but you wouldn't know it based on his slight ownership in fantasy leagues.
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.
Neutral Zone Wrap: The Birds Are the Words
Neutral Zone Wrap: The Birds Are the Words
Blake Comeau has stepped into the breach of the Penguins' forward injuries and looks to have a productive role going forward.
NHL Schedule Analysis: Not Missing A Beat
NHL Schedule Analysis: Not Missing A Beat
Even with Corey Crawford injured, the Blackhawks have six in a row.
Monday Daily Puck: Lightning Leading the Charge
Monday Daily Puck: Lightning Leading the Charge
Led by Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay sits atop the NHL in scoring
NHL Barometer: The King Is Tired
NHL Barometer: The King Is Tired
RotoWire's Jan Levine suggests that the Rangers need to give Henrik Lundqvist a little more rest to preserve him for the stretch run.
Sunday Daily Puck: Lame Duck
Sunday Daily Puck: Lame Duck
Corey Perry's injury comes just as he was heating up, but it will impact other Ducks too, especially long time linemate Ryan Getzlaf
The Waiver Wire: Lightning in a Bottle
The Waiver Wire: Lightning in a Bottle
Tyler Johnson is taking huge steps this year to fill in where Martin St. Louis used to be. Mike Wilson and Dan Waldner say he might be the next big thing.
Saturday Daily Puck: Showtime in the Windy City
Saturday Daily Puck: Showtime in the Windy City
The red-hot Chicago Blackhawks have won five straight games, outscoring their opponents 19-8 in that span. Patrick Kane is as lethal as ever, while Kris Versteeg is becoming a top scoring threat. And what about 20-year-old Brandon Saad?
The Man Advantage: Emerging Defensemen
The Man Advantage: Emerging Defensemen
Brayden McNabb is starting to get more power play time for the Kings. Look who else Mark McLarney highlights in similar situations in this week's article.
Beat the Cap: Winning With Special Teams
Beat the Cap: Winning With Special Teams
Marcus Johansson's additional power play time has made him ideal to use in salary cap games.
From the Press Box: Goalies To Watch
From the Press Box: Goalies To Watch
Brian Elliott's injury opened the door for Martin Brodeur to sign with the Blues. Paul Bruno talks about a few other emerging goaltenders in this week's article.
Friday Daily Puck: Alfie's Farewell
Friday Daily Puck: Alfie's Farewell
An era of Senators hockey draws to a close with the retirement of Daniel Alfredsson.
Neutral Zone Wrap: Dottier in Detroit
Neutral Zone Wrap: Dottier in Detroit
With the primary components of the Red Wings healthy and playing together, they are getting much better results.
Blue Line Buzz: Tired Ducks
Blue Line Buzz: Tired Ducks
The Ducks' top three defensemen are already logging monster minutes, and we're only in December writes RotoWire's Jason Chen.
Thursday Daily Puck: Funny Bryzness
Thursday Daily Puck: Funny Bryzness
Martin Brodeur and Ilya Bryzgalov are back, but are they really worth a look in your league? Plus, why do you still have Yakupov and Lecavalier on your team?!
Wednesday Daily Puck: Happy Hudler
Wednesday Daily Puck: Happy Hudler
Some hot forwards, some cold defensemen
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
Former top-10 pick Brett Connolly is getting an opportunity to skate with talented linemates and on the Bolts' power-play unit, and that equates to value in DFS play.
Tuesday Daily Puck: Gomez Returns To Jersey
Tuesday Daily Puck: Gomez Returns To Jersey
After seven years away, Scott Gomez has returned to the Devils and could be in Tuesday's lineup.
NHL Schedule Analysis: Monthly Outlooks
NHL Schedule Analysis: Monthly Outlooks
Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon is getting on track along with his Avalanche teammates, who have 13 games in December.
Frozen Fantasy: Hanging On?
Frozen Fantasy: Hanging On?
Now pursuing a tryout with the Blues, Martin Brodeur has been unable to proceed quietly into retirement. Has his refusal to call it quits stained his legacy?
Monday Daily Puck: Victor Once Again
Monday Daily Puck: Victor Once Again
Victor Hedman returned Saturday to an already well-stacked Tampa Bay Offense
NHL Barometer: Not So Defensive
NHL Barometer: Not So Defensive
Fantasy owners of Alex Ovechkin were worried when Barry Trotz was hired to coach the Caps, but their fears haven't been justified yet.
Sunday Daily Puck: Tale Of Two Cities
Sunday Daily Puck: Tale Of Two Cities
As the season passes the quarter pole, where are Sunday's competitors: the Canucks and Red Wings?
The Waiver Wire: Bozak Attack
The Waiver Wire: Bozak Attack
Unappreciated in most leagues, Tyler Bozak is showing fantasy leagues that he's worth the investment.
Saturday Daily Puck: Little Red Riding Hood
Saturday Daily Puck: Little Red Riding Hood
Tyler Ennis' goal of the year candidate prompts us to look back at the best goals we have seen this season. In addition, why Jiri Hudler is red-hot and needs to be on your fantasy team.
Friday Daily Puck: Edmonton Oil Spill
Friday Daily Puck: Edmonton Oil Spill
The Oilers are winless in eight games. When does a train wreck stop being funny?
Morning Skate: Filip Forsberg's Breakout
Morning Skate: Filip Forsberg's Breakout
Dan and Janet return and discuss Filip Forsberg's breakout with the Preds this season among other topics.
Blue Line Buzz: Younger and Faster In Dallas
Blue Line Buzz: Younger and Faster In Dallas
The Stars recent trades have demonstrated their commitment to young, fast players like John Klingberg, who had a big week last week.
Beat the Cap: Chasing The Third Wheel
Beat the Cap: Chasing The Third Wheel
Finding the third forward on a highly successful pairing can be highly profitable in daily fantasy hockey, but as Emerson Etem's experience with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry demonstrates, that success can be fleeting.
Wednesday Daily Puck: Zeros for Zetterberg
Wednesday Daily Puck: Zeros for Zetterberg
A couple young players are getting hot, and a couple veterans are getting cold.
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
With Pascal Dupuis out of commission due to a blood clot, a new opening exists for the Penguins on Sidney Crosby's line. Michael Clifford reveals who will fill the void, and why he could be a strong punt play in DFS.
Monday Daily Puck: Every Game I'm Shuffling
Monday Daily Puck: Every Game I'm Shuffling
Suddenly, the Pittsburgh Penguins are struggling to find chemistry on their top two lines.
NHL Schedule Analysis: Thankful Islanders
NHL Schedule Analysis: Thankful Islanders
Fresh off a great home-and-way series against the Penguins, John Tavares and the Islanders have four games this week, including three at home.
Sunday Daily Puck: Spezza Cashes In
Sunday Daily Puck: Spezza Cashes In
What does Jason Sepzza's new deal mean for him and the Stars?
The Waiver Wire: Patches Leads the Way
The Waiver Wire: Patches Leads the Way
Max Pacioretty is putting up big numbers in Montreal to the delight of fantasy GMs who were smart enough to get him.
Frozen Fantasy: Responsible Talent?
Frozen Fantasy: Responsible Talent?
The head-turning two-way play of the Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko and other emerging stars has Janet Eagleson rethinking her tendency to shy away from gambling on young talent.
Saturday Daily Puck: Schennsational
Saturday Daily Puck: Schennsational
Brayden Schenn is finally living up to his potential, while a trade between Dallas and San Jose has some noteworthy fantasy implications.
NHL Barometer: Risers and Fallers
NHL Barometer: Risers and Fallers
Get up, get down, Olli is a joke in yet another town. See who else makes Jan Levine's risers and fallers this week.
Friday Daily Puck: The Ballad of Jack Johnson
Friday Daily Puck: The Ballad of Jack Johnson
Johnson's financial troubles shows that we're all human.
Man Advantage: Players Off the Radar
Man Advantage: Players Off the Radar
Johan Franzen might have fallen off radar screens when he was out with an injury, but he's back now and seeing power-play opportunities.
Thursday Daily Puck: Don't Succumb To Vanek Panic
Thursday Daily Puck: Don't Succumb To Vanek Panic
It's time to decide if you think a struggling player can turn it around, will prestigious players like Patrick Marleau, Mikko Koivu, Alex Goligoski, and Thomas Vanek turn around on early season struggles?
From the Press Box: Three Surprising Contenders
From the Press Box: Three Surprising Contenders
Paul Bruno takes a look at Kyle Okposo and the surprising Islanders, one of three teams that didn't contend last year but are up near the top of their respective divisions this season.
Beat the Cap: The Price is Wrong
Beat the Cap: The Price is Wrong
Neil Parker discusses the pricing procedures for FanDuel and DraftKings, comparing the respective salaries of Vladimir Tarasenko and Jamie Benn as examples.
Wednesday Daily Puck: Oh, Canada!
Wednesday Daily Puck: Oh, Canada!
One Duck is hot, one Duck is not.
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
San Jose's Matthew Nieto and Dallas' Ales Hemsky are two of Michael Clifford's top bargains in this week's FanDuel slate.
Tuesday Daily Puck: Is The Magician Losing His Prestige?
Tuesday Daily Puck: Is The Magician Losing His Prestige?
Injury woes -- most recently a groin ailment -- have been dogging Pavel Datsyuk for years, and lately they've been affecting his offensive production, too.
Neutral Zone Wrap: Barkov At The Moon
Neutral Zone Wrap: Barkov At The Moon
Evan Berofsky looks at some of the early season dogs in the NHL, including one high pedigree cat that could win you a blue ribbon if you pick him up.
NHL Schedule Analysis: Cakewalk Time?
NHL Schedule Analysis: Cakewalk Time?
RotoWire's Brian Rutherford is bullish on Logan Couture and the Sharks this week.
Blue Line Buzz: Off To A Great Start
Blue Line Buzz: Off To A Great Start
RotoWire's Jason Chen takes over our Blue Line Buzz feature and highlights the start of Florida's Aaron Ekblad.
NHL Barometer: Missing the Carnival
NHL Barometer: Missing the Carnival
Corey Perry missed out on the back-to-back games against the Kings this week due to a viral gland infection.
Sunday Daily Puck: Fallen Stars
Sunday Daily Puck: Fallen Stars
Captain Jamie Benn is ice cold and youngster Valeri Nichushkin is down for an extended period. What should you make of these two Dallas Stars?
The Waiver Wire: Flaming Hot
The Waiver Wire: Flaming Hot
The Calgary Flames are off to a fantastic start, thanks in no little part to the efforts of Mark Giordano.
Frozen Fantasy: Fantasy Fear
Frozen Fantasy: Fantasy Fear
Columbus' Boone Jenner has played well since his return from a broken hand, but his ownership rates in fantasy leagues remain minimal. Janet Eagleson advises to scoop him up before someone else does.
Saturday Daily Puck: Even Strength Extraordinaires
Saturday Daily Puck: Even Strength Extraordinaires
A look at the top even-strength and power-play point producers thus far, and what it means for your fantasy team.
Friday Daily Puck: On Bryan Murray
Friday Daily Puck: On Bryan Murray
The hockey world reels from the announcement of Bryan Murray's battle with cancer.
From the Press Box: Ten Making The Case
From the Press Box: Ten Making The Case
Zach Bogosian finally appears to be fulfilling the promise many saw in him when he was a first-round draft pick.
Thursday Daily Puck: Beleaf
Thursday Daily Puck: Beleaf
Kessel isn't the only talent Maple Leaf that is providing value for fantasy owners despite the Leafs' struggles.
Beat the Cap: Goalies, Spending Up and a Bag of Pucks
Beat the Cap: Goalies, Spending Up and a Bag of Pucks
Neil Parker elaborates on the now-three basic rules of daily fantasy hockey.
Wednesday Daily Puck: Jori Boy, A Less Successful Pun
Wednesday Daily Puck: Jori Boy, A Less Successful Pun
One Blue is hot, another is not, and some advice for a young man with a lot to lose.
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
The Canucks' Kevin Bieksa is firing off shots at a career-best rate this season. With two games this week against porous defenses, he makes for a solid discount option on the blue line.
Tuesday Daily Puck: Barkov Has No Bite
Tuesday Daily Puck: Barkov Has No Bite
The 19-year-old Aleksander Barkov has been a bust this year on the Panthers' top line.
Neutral Zone Wrap: The Scarlet Lehtera
Neutral Zone Wrap: The Scarlet Lehtera
Evan Berofsky talks about some of the early season surprises that might fall back to earth, including the Blues' Jori Lehtera, who hasn't made it through the full grind of the NHL season.
Monday Daily Puck: Know When To Walk Away, Know When To Run
Monday Daily Puck: Know When To Walk Away, Know When To Run
Knowing when to jettison an unproductive player like the Preds' Seth Jones can often be the difference between winning and losing.
Frozen Fantasy: Subtraction by Addition
Frozen Fantasy: Subtraction by Addition
Gabriel Landeskog and the Avs qualify as one of the NHL's early disappointments. Is it possible that the offseason addition of Jarome Iginla has somehow made the team worse?
NHL Schedule Analysis: Eight Is Enough
NHL Schedule Analysis: Eight Is Enough
Antoine Vermette and the Coyotes not only have four games this week, but they have four the following week as well, as do the Canadiens.
Waiver Wire: Power Patric
Waiver Wire: Power Patric
His new home in Pittsburgh seems to suit Patric Hornqvist rather well - Dan Waldner and Mike Wilson explain why he's better than you think.
Sunday Daily Puck: Waiting On Geno
Sunday Daily Puck: Waiting On Geno
Being a successful NHL franchise and being a successful fantasy owner both require patience. In particular, judging how long to be patient with young players is a key in both games. Do you have the patience it takes to wait for a star to develop?
Saturday Daily Puck: Early Trade Evaluations
Saturday Daily Puck: Early Trade Evaluations
With a month of the 2014-15 NHL season now in the books, its time to take an early look at how some key trades made in the offseason are shaping up for the respective teams involved from a fantasy perspective.
NHL Barometer: Hot Swede In the Hub
NHL Barometer: Hot Swede In the Hub
Carl Soderberg has been the Bruins' most productive center so far this season.
The Man Advantage: Getting More Opportunities
The Man Advantage: Getting More Opportunities
The Lightning's Anton Stralman is off to a great start and getting more power play time with Victor Hedman out.
Friday Daily Puck: The Best of the Worst
Friday Daily Puck: The Best of the Worst
Which eye should you poke out when watching the Sabres and Oilers? Left, right, or both?!
Thursday Daily Puck: Question Marc
Thursday Daily Puck: Question Marc
Fleury gets a four-year extension and I play both sides of the argument on the Penguins-bump for forwards.
From the Press Box: Busted Oil Wells
From the Press Box: Busted Oil Wells
Taylor Hall's injury is just the latest in grim news coming from Edmonton. Paul Bruno writes about the Oilers troubles in this week's article.
Darryl's Dispatch: Staying Patient
Darryl's Dispatch: Staying Patient
Even the best goalies will have off-nights, as did Tuukka Rask last week. Darryl Houston Smith advises patience with your elite goalies - they'll bounce back.
Beat the Cap: A Little Puck Luck Please?
Beat the Cap: A Little Puck Luck Please?
The Blackhawks' Marian Hossa may be skidding in the early going, but that's precisely why RotoWire's Neil Parker is views him as a great value play in daily gaming.
Wednesday Daily Puck: Ice Cold Moulson
Wednesday Daily Puck: Ice Cold Moulson
Scott Hartnell, and his team the Columbus Blue Jackets, are both struggling
Neutral Zone Wrap: To Hab or Hab Not
Neutral Zone Wrap: To Hab or Hab Not
Alex Galchenyuk has fulfilled the sleeper potential that many saw for him, but even though his team is flying high there are some potential potholes in the road ahead.