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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.
Tuesday Daily Puck: Hiller Thrilling In Calgary
Tuesday Daily Puck: Hiller Thrilling In Calgary
Jonas Hiller is playing out of his mind, making him one of the main suspects behind the Flames' hot play early on.
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
After taking a look at this week's prices in FanDuel, RotoWire's Michael Clifford sees potential for profit in Calgary's Johnny Gaudreau and Minnesota's Jonas Brodin, among others.
NHL Schedule Analysis: Penguins Road Show
NHL Schedule Analysis: Penguins Road Show
Pascal Dupuis and Blake Comeau have enjoyed riding shotgun with Evgeni Malkin. They have three attractive road games this week.
Monday Daily Puck: The Meek Shall Inherit The Win Column
Monday Daily Puck: The Meek Shall Inherit The Win Column
Bottom Feeders get revenge Sunday night
NHL Barometer: Capital Investment
NHL Barometer: Capital Investment
Marcus Johansson is riding on Alexander Ovechkin's line and riding high in the process.
Sunday Daily Puck: Early Returns
Sunday Daily Puck: Early Returns
A month into the season, which players are offering up surprises - both good and bad.
The Waiver Wire: Return Of The Mule
The Waiver Wire: Return Of The Mule
Johan Franzen returns from injury on Sunday Mike Wilson and Dan Waldner tell you why that should matter to you.
Frozen Fantasy: Breaking Up is Hard
Frozen Fantasy: Breaking Up is Hard
Brad Richards has long delivered for fantasy owners, but Janet Eagleson is no longer feeling the love. Sometimes, it's OK to pull the plug on a relationship gone sour.
Saturday Daily Puck: Starry-eyed Wild
Saturday Daily Puck: Starry-eyed Wild
The Stars and Wild get ready for a key divisional matchup Saturday night. How will it all shake down?
From The Press Box: The Early Surprises
From The Press Box: The Early Surprises
Gabriel Landeskog and the Avs are off to a slow start so far. Paul Bruno also examines two of the higher-drafted rookies in this year's class.
Friday Daily Puck: Voracek? More Like Scoracek.
Friday Daily Puck: Voracek? More Like Scoracek.
Jakub Voracek continues his dominance, while Bruins' Brad Marchand and Avs' Nathan MacKinnon snap scoring droughts on a busy Thursday in the NHL.
Thursday Daily Puck: Stand By Me
Thursday Daily Puck: Stand By Me
No more waiting. It's decision time. Cut your bad draft picks and decide who you're sticking by through lean times. Also, gloat.
Neutral Zone Wrap: May The Schwartz Be With You
Neutral Zone Wrap: May The Schwartz Be With You
Alexander Steen is among the many Blues off to mediocre starts for the Blues, but teammate Jaden Schwartz is off to a tremendous start.
Beat the Cap: Finding Reliable Points
Beat the Cap: Finding Reliable Points
In order to find room for productive stars, you need to find mid-tier players that can give you a solid baseline of points, such as the Bruins' Dougie Hamilton.
Wednesday Daily Puck: Matter-Eater Ladd
Wednesday Daily Puck: Matter-Eater Ladd
The Ducks have done well in net, while the Coyotes may have a problem.
NHL Schedule Analysis: On The Prowl
NHL Schedule Analysis: On The Prowl
RotoWire's Brian Rutherford likes how the schedule sets up for Pekka Rinne and the Predators this week.
Tuesday Daily Puck: Cam Can't Carry 'Canes
Tuesday Daily Puck: Cam Can't Carry 'Canes
Cam Ward's struggles have made him an unplayable fantasy netminder, and things don't seem likely to get any better Tuesday in Vancouver.
The Man Advantage: Early Season PP Surprises
The Man Advantage: Early Season PP Surprises
Mark McLarney talks up five early season surprises, and also two to beware. Which list does the Islanders' Brock Nelson make?
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
Thanks to a sharp uptick in shot attempts, Washington's Marcus Johansson has emerged as one of Michael Clifford's favorite value plays for this week's NHL slate.
Monday Daily Puck: Sluicing For Fantasy Gold
Monday Daily Puck: Sluicing For Fantasy Gold
Digging for players with power-play points and a positive plus-minus rating ain't easy.
The Waiver Wire: Predators on the Prowl
The Waiver Wire: Predators on the Prowl
Filip Forsberg and James Neal lead the way in Nashville, who hope that there will be more offensive production this year.
Sunday Daily Puck: The Shot Hogs
Sunday Daily Puck: The Shot Hogs
Take a look at who is putting tons of rubber on net in the early going and a discussion of whether Mike Green is really back.
Frozen Fantasy: Ouija Knows Best
Frozen Fantasy: Ouija Knows Best
Disastrous starts to the season for the Hurricanes, Sabres and Panthers, among others, have RotoWire's Janet Eagleson wondering whether or not the star players of those teams are even worth rostering in certain formats.
Saturday Daily Puck: Drooling Over Drouin
Saturday Daily Puck: Drooling Over Drouin
Jonathan Drouin has arrived in Tampa Bay, and he hasn't disappointed.
The Coming Thing: Goaltending's Continuing Evolution
The Coming Thing: Goaltending's Continuing Evolution
Andrew Fiorentino takes a page out of the history books in a musing on the evolution of goaltending, culminating in Frederik Andersen's incredible early success.
Friday Daily Puck: Kuemper's A Keeper
Friday Daily Puck: Kuemper's A Keeper
Darcy Kuemper now has three shutouts in four starts. Anomaly or the real deal?
NHL Barometer: Risers and Fallers
NHL Barometer: Risers and Fallers
Frederik Andersen has the early edge of John Gibson between the pipes for the Ducks. Who else is rising and falling early in the season - check out Jan Levine's recommendations.
Thursday Daily Puck: Dishonor For Connor
Thursday Daily Puck: Dishonor For Connor
Sabres fans watch McDavid instead of the Sabres, Giroux has a different start, and Miller was absolutely terrible.
From the Press Box: Patience With Underachievers
From the Press Box: Patience With Underachievers
Nail Yakupov is off to another slow start with the Oilers, but RotoWire's Paul Bruno advises patience with him and another slow starter, Toronto's Jake Gardiner.
Darryl's Dispatch: Goalie Forecast Guide
Darryl's Dispatch: Goalie Forecast Guide
Darryl Houston Smith gives you more tips on how to manage your goalies, including a handy guide for upcoming goalie starts.
Beat the Cap: Pinching Pennies on the Back End
Beat the Cap: Pinching Pennies on the Back End
Neil Parker used David Savard over the weekend to afford higher priced players elsewhere to good effect, and he lists eight other potential defenseman bargains in this week's article.
Wednesday Daily Puck: Everybody Loves Mason
Wednesday Daily Puck: Everybody Loves Mason
A modest proposal, and revenge for Ribeiro
2014-2015 Ducks Preview: Aiming High in Anaheim
2014-2015 Ducks Preview: Aiming High in Anaheim
With star center Ryan Getzlaf still thriving and an ever-improving corps of young talent dotting the roster, the Ducks appear in good shape to sustain long-term success.
Neutral Zone Wrap: Blackhawks Up
Neutral Zone Wrap: Blackhawks Up
The Blackhawks are flying out of the gate despite getting next to nothing out of Brad Richards to begin with. Evan Berofsky takes a look at five teams in this week's NZW.
Tuesday Daily Puck: Hot, Fresh Duck
Tuesday Daily Puck: Hot, Fresh Duck
The Ducks' Frederik Andersen has been a revelation in goal only for those who weren't paying attention while he dominated last season.
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
After noticing an uncharacteristically low shooting percentage with Vancouver last season, the Bolts' Jason Garrison should be in line for a rebound in both season-long formats and in FanDuel play this week, especially with Victor Hedman out.
Schedule Analysis: Just Two For the King
Schedule Analysis: Just Two For the King
Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers have just two games this week. See who else is highlighted by RotoWire's Brian Rutherford in this week's article.
The Waiver Wire: Lightning in a Bottle
The Waiver Wire: Lightning in a Bottle
While it took him a few years to adapt to the speed and size of the NHL game, Victor Hedman has shown he's ready to leave his mark.
Sunday Daily Puck: Those Fancy Stats
Sunday Daily Puck: Those Fancy Stats
The fighting over the use of advanced statistics in hockey seems to be calming, but what do fantasy players need to know?
Injury Analysis: Top Western Conference Injuries
Injury Analysis: Top Western Conference Injuries
RotoWire's Michael Remis breaks down the top fantasy-relevant injuries in the Western Conference, including the latest on Detroit's Pavel Datsyuk.
Frozen Fantasy: On the Cusp of Greatness
Frozen Fantasy: On the Cusp of Greatness
Kyle Okposo and the high-flying Islanders are ripe with fantasy potential. Jump aboard the bandwagon before there's no longer any room.
Saturday Daily Puck: Oil Shortage In Edmonton
Saturday Daily Puck: Oil Shortage In Edmonton
The Edmonton Oilers are off to their worst start in franchise history. What has gone wrong for such an offensively talented team?
Friday Daily Puck: Stars Shine, Sharks Abandoned on Long Island
Friday Daily Puck: Stars Shine, Sharks Abandoned on Long Island
The Stars showed the Pens why the West is still best, but the Isles showed there's a new player in town.
Fielkow's Law: New NHL Rules Could Bring More Goals
Fielkow's Law: New NHL Rules Could Bring More Goals
RotoWire's Justin Fielkow looks at this season's addendums to the NHL rule book, and how the changes may impact power-play snipers like the Ducks' Corey Perry.
2014-2015 Avalanche Preview: Beware the MacK Attack
2014-2015 Avalanche Preview: Beware the MacK Attack
Behind rookie Nathan MacKinnon the Avs made the leap from league also-ran to Central Division champs in 2013-14. Can Colorado take the next step and emerge as Stanley Cup contenders?
Thursday Daily Puck: Richards Don't Make the Man Rich
Thursday Daily Puck: Richards Don't Make the Man Rich
How to cash in on early season panic in your league.