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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.
From the Press Box: First Week Returns
From the Press Box: First Week Returns
Brock Nelson and the Islanders exploded out of the starting gate. Paul Bruno discusses if they and the other quick starters are legit.
Beat the Cap: Adventures In Stacking
Beat the Cap: Adventures In Stacking
Even though the Ducks prevailed on Monday, their first line stack including Ryan Getzlaf wasn't quite as valuable in DFS formats than one might think. Neil Parker explains in this week's edition.
Wednesday Daily Puck: Wayne's World
Wednesday Daily Puck: Wayne's World
An Islander is hot, while a Ranger is not, plus the rest of Wednesday's hockey news
Tuesday Daily Puck: Don't Panic
Tuesday Daily Puck: Don't Panic
Fantasy owners of Matt Duchene and other slow starters in the season's first week should hit the brakes before hitting the panic button.
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
Daily fantasy sports guru Michael Clifford ranks Colorado's Alex Tanguay and Anaheim's Sami Vatanen among his top bargains in FanDuel play this week.
Schedule Analysis: Quack Attack
Schedule Analysis: Quack Attack
Corey Perry and the Ducks have four games this week, one of just four teams to be so busy. Check out more of Brian Rutherford's schedule analysis in this week's edition.
Monday Daily Puck: Following The Waiver Wire
Monday Daily Puck: Following The Waiver Wire
Winning fantasy teams would do well to follow the waiver wire to improve their squads.
Sunday Daily Puck: No More Fight Night?
Sunday Daily Puck: No More Fight Night?
Fighting is down and enforcers can't get work. Does it matter for fantasy hockey owners?
The Waiver Wire: Game On!
The Waiver Wire: Game On!
As the regular season finally gets under way, who are the hidden gems waiting to be discovered? Dan Waldner and Mike Wilson analyze their top picks of the week.
Saturday Daily Puck: Familiar Faces Thriving In New Places
Saturday Daily Puck: Familiar Faces Thriving In New Places
RotoWire's Brady Trettenero takes stock of the early imports succeeding in their new locales, with new Anaheim center Ryan Kesler among the group.
NHL Schedule Analysis: Flames Burning Thrice
NHL Schedule Analysis: Flames Burning Thrice
Sean Monahan and the Flames have three games in the opening week of the NHL season.
Friday Daily Puck: The Storm Brewing On Long Island
Friday Daily Puck: The Storm Brewing On Long Island
Who says no one cares about the Canes and Isles?
2014-2015 Canadiens Preview: Keeping the Window Open
2014-2015 Canadiens Preview: Keeping the Window Open
Rather than bring back several of their pricey vets in free agency for a run at the Cup, the Canadiens chose to invest more into their young core, with P.K. Subban's eight-year extension leading the charge.
Wednesday Daily Puck: Isles No Longer Idle
Wednesday Daily Puck: Isles No Longer Idle
In the season debut of the Daily Puck, RotoWire's Adam Wolf spotlights John Tavares and the Islanders, who will look to give fans a happy send-off in their final season on Long Island.
Beat the Cap: Navigating the First Week
Beat the Cap: Navigating the First Week
DFS guru Neil Parker surveys the landscape of daily fantasy hockey and offers up some early-season advice.
Neutral Zone Wrap: Evan's Underachievers
Neutral Zone Wrap: Evan's Underachievers
Brian Elliott is beginning the year as the starting goalie on a strong team, but RotoWire's Evan Berofsky believes that he could lose the job to Jake Allen at some point this season.
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for Opening Night
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for Opening Night
With the regular season kicking off Wednesday, DFS hockey expert Michael Clifford highlights Vancouver's Alexander Edler as one of his value plays for FanDuel's Opening Night slate.
The Man Advantage: Top Projected Units
The Man Advantage: Top Projected Units
Gabriel Landeskog and the Avs top Mark McLarney's list of top power play units for the 2014-15 season.
2014-2015 Blues Preview: Forward-Thinking
2014-2015 Blues Preview: Forward-Thinking
While Alexander Steen will be hard-pressed to replicate last season's unforeseen production, the Blues' wealth of talent at forward should be able to cover for any regression he may notice.
2014-2015 Penguins Preview: Addition by Subtraction
2014-2015 Penguins Preview: Addition by Subtraction
Even after an offseason overhaul of both management and personnel, the cupboard certainly isn't bare for Sidney Crosby and the Pens.
Darryl's Dispatch: Draft Day Strategy
Darryl's Dispatch: Draft Day Strategy
Tuukka Rask tops Darryl Houston Smith's goalie chart, one that goes a whopping 80-deep.
2014-2015 Blackhawks Preview: The Rich Get Richards
2014-2015 Blackhawks Preview: The Rich Get Richards
The addition of Brad Richards to the Blackhawks' second line could be exactly what Chicago need to return to the Stanley Cup Finals for second time in three seasons.
2014-2015 Capitals Preview: New Leader Trotz Out To D.C.
2014-2015 Capitals Preview: New Leader Trotz Out To D.C.
The defensively-averse Alex Ovechkin may be tasked with delivering stronger two-way play under new coach Barry Trotz, but he still figures to get his points one way or another.
2014-2015 Jets Preview: Going Insane with the E. Kane
2014-2015 Jets Preview: Going Insane with the E. Kane
After a 57-point showing in 2011-12, the enigmatic Evander Kane has inexplicably regressed each of the last two seasons. The Jets' fortunes may rest on the 23-year-old finally unlocking his vast potential.
Draft Kit: Maingot's Manifesto
Draft Kit: Maingot's Manifesto
Peter Maingot shares his top 10 draft tips, especially for those who play in a rotisserie style format. One such tip - target the backup goalies on elite teams, like Anaheim's John Gibson.
Draft Kit: Job Battles - Forwards
Draft Kit: Job Battles - Forwards
Who gets to ride shotgun on Steven Stamkos's line in Tampa Bay this year. RotoWire's Jordan Buckley highlights that and some of the other key preseason job battles heading into this season.
From the Press Box: Shuffling Deck Chairs
From the Press Box: Shuffling Deck Chairs
While the Sharks removed the Captain's 'C' from Joe Thornton and the Assistant Captain's 'A' from Patrick Marleau, what did they do in terms of personnel to recover from last year's playoff collapse?
2014-2015 Flyers Preview: Blue Line Concerns on Broad Street
2014-2015 Flyers Preview: Blue Line Concerns on Broad Street
The Flyers were able to squeeze into the playoffs last season despite a team defense that was often shaky at best. With Kimmo Timonen (blood clots) now out of the picture for 2014-15, could a return to the postseason be in jeopardy?
Daily Fantasy Hockey: NHL DFS 101
Daily Fantasy Hockey: NHL DFS 101
RotoWire's Mike Clifford gives you the basics on how to play Daily Fantasy Hockey, and warns you which platforms punish guys with potential low plus-minuses like the Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.
2014-2015 Canucks Preview: Tort Reform
2014-2015 Canucks Preview: Tort Reform
The Canucks were a mess last season under coach John Tortorella, who was unceremoniously fired after one year on the job. With a new coaching staff in place, can Henrik Sedin and company challenge for a playoff berth?
Neutral Zone Wrap: Potential Breakouts
Neutral Zone Wrap: Potential Breakouts
Can Charlie Coyle and company take the next step in Minnesota? RotoWire's Evan Berofsky thinks that the potential is there for he and his Wild teammate Nino Niederreiter.
From the Press Box: The Contender Discount
From the Press Box: The Contender Discount
Paul Bruno continues his tour through the division changes, this time focusing upon the Central Division, where the Blackhawks were able to land Brad Richards at a cheap rate.
2014-2015 Devils Preview: Vet Cemetery
2014-2015 Devils Preview: Vet Cemetery
The 38-year-old Patrik Elias is one of several greybeards the Devils will count on to drive their offensive attack this season, but that's precisely the problem.
2014-2015 Bruins Preview: Getting Back Up Again
2014-2015 Bruins Preview: Getting Back Up Again
The Bruins may have wilted in the playoffs last season against the Habs, but with the return of a strong core headlined by goalie Tuukka Rask, another run at the Cup remains plausible.
2014-2015 Coyotes Preview: New Name, Questionable Identity
2014-2015 Coyotes Preview: New Name, Questionable Identity
The newly-rebranded Arizona Coyotes need to determine if they can annually contend for the playoffs with their aging corps, or if it's time to embrace a youth movement.
2014-2015 Panthers Preview: Youth is Served
2014-2015 Panthers Preview: Youth is Served
With the addition of Aaron Ekblad to an already-young group, the future is seemingly promising in South Florida. But how soon can the Panthers emerge as an annual playoff contender in the Eastern Conference?
From the Press Box: Metropolitan Division Offseason Review
From the Press Box: Metropolitan Division Offseason Review
Dan Boyle has a new home in New York, the Flyers lost out on Scott Hartnell due to cap concerns, and the Capitals hired Barry Trotz and are embracing a new defensive approach. Paul Bruno breaks down each team's moves from the Metropolitan Division.
2014-2015 Maple Leafs Preview: Buyer Beware
2014-2015 Maple Leafs Preview: Buyer Beware
Phil Kessel represents one of the few Leafs' commodities worth investing heavily in, but many of his other teammates will see some unwarranted price inflation on draft day.
From the Press Box: Atlantic Division Offseason Review
From the Press Box: Atlantic Division Offseason Review
The Bruins' salary cap woes have stifled their progress in re-signing Torey Krug and Reilly Smith, and limited their offseason activity.
2014-2015 Lightning Preview: Bolting to the Cup?
2014-2015 Lightning Preview: Bolting to the Cup?
The addition of uber-prospect Jonathan Drouin and a full season of star center Steven Stamkos have the Lightning thinking a return to the Stanley Cup Finals may be within reach.
2014-2015 Senators Preview: A New Sens of Self
2014-2015 Senators Preview: A New Sens of Self
A chic preseason pick to take home the Stanley Cup last season, the Senators were instead one of the NHL's biggest disappointments. Expectations will be dialed back in 2014-15, but blueliner Erik Karlsson should nonetheless remain a fantasy stud.
2014-2015 Flames Preview: Rebuilding, But Improving
2014-2015 Flames Preview: Rebuilding, But Improving
Sean Monahan is one of the many reasons for Flames fans to be optimistic about the future, but a playoff berth this season may be too much to ask.
2014-2015 Red Wings Preview: Changing of the Guard
2014-2015 Red Wings Preview: Changing of the Guard
Pavel Datsyuk was one of the many key forwards that missed extensive time for the Red Wings last season. With several young players stepping up in his absence, the 36-year-old could begin to relinquish some offensive responsibilities in 2014-15.
2014-2015 Hurricanes Preview: Storm Brewing in Goal
2014-2015 Hurricanes Preview: Storm Brewing in Goal
With his 2006 run to the Stanley Cup now a distant memory, Cam Ward will have to fend off upstart Anton Khudobin for No. 1 netminding duties on a middling Carolina squad.
2014-2015 Predators Preview: Music City Makeover
2014-2015 Predators Preview: Music City Makeover
After the dismissal of long-time coach Barry Trotz following last season's 88-point effort, will Shea Weber and the Preds be able to regroup in Year 1 under new bench boss Peter Laviolette?
2014-2015 Sabres Preview: Buffalo Mild Wings
2014-2015 Sabres Preview: Buffalo Mild Wings
Matt Moulson will return to Buffalo after brief stops in Long Island and Minnesota last season, but he'll likely once again find himself as the top winger on one of the league's worst teams.
2014-2015 Oilers Preview: The Young and the Defenseless
2014-2015 Oilers Preview: The Young and the Defenseless
Taylor Hall once again checks in as the most appealing fantasy option for the youthful Oilers, but don't expect him to lead the club back to the playoffs in the rough-and-tumble Western Conference.
2014-2015 Islanders Preview: Blue Line Blues
2014-2015 Islanders Preview: Blue Line Blues
The Isles should be in good shape offensively with a healthy John Tavares back in action, but the team will need to make significant strides on defense in order for a return to the playoffs to materialize.
2014-2015 Sharks Preview: Don't Call it a Rebuild!
2014-2015 Sharks Preview: Don't Call it a Rebuild!
The Sharks have expressed a desire to find more ice time for promising youngsters such as Tomas Hertl, but that doesn't mean they'll become another Western Conference also-ran this season.
2014-2015 Stars Preview: Where's the D in Big D?
2014-2015 Stars Preview: Where's the D in Big D?
The Stars added Jason Spezza and Ales Hemsky to an already-stacked forward corps in the offseason. But can those additions mask the team's weakness at the back end?
2014-2015 Wild Preview: Flush with Forwards
2014-2015 Wild Preview: Flush with Forwards
Surrounded by the most offensive talent he's ever enjoyed on the Wild power-play, defenseman Ryan Suter could have a shot at flirting with 50 points this season.
2014-2015 Kings Preview: Ratings Up for 'That '70s Line'
2014-2015 Kings Preview: Ratings Up for 'That '70s Line'
Veteran center Jeff Carter created magic with youngsters Tanner Pearson and Tyler Toffoli in the playoffs as the Kings netted their second Stanley Cup in three seasons. Can the trio carry over those successes to the regular season?
2014-2015 Rangers Preview: New Captain, Same Cup Quest
2014-2015 Rangers Preview: New Captain, Same Cup Quest
After surprisingly leading the Rangers to the Stanley Cup Finals last season, what can netminder Henrik Lundqvist and his mates do for an encore?
Prospects Analysis: Top 3 Organizational Prospects - Pacific Division
Prospects Analysis: Top 3 Organizational Prospects - Pacific Division
John Gibson is the best goalie prospect in hockey, according to RotoWire's Jon Litterine, who breaks down the prospect outlook for each team in the Pacific Division.
2014-2015 Blue Jackets Preview: Turning the Corner
2014-2015 Blue Jackets Preview: Turning the Corner
After a falling short in their first-round playoff series with the Penguins, Boone Jenner and company will look to make an upward push in the Metro Division standings in 2014-15.
Prospects Analysis: Top 3 Organizational Prospects - Atlantic Division
Prospects Analysis: Top 3 Organizational Prospects - Atlantic Division
The Atlantic Division features this year's No. 1 overall pick, the player that had the best statistical year, and Jon Litterine's top overall NHL prospect. See which is which in Jon Litterine's article.
From the Press Box: Overtimes and Shootouts
From the Press Box: Overtimes and Shootouts
T.J. Oshie may have provided a thrill for the U.S. in the Olympics by demonstrating his shootout capabilities, but RotoWire's Paul Bruno says that shootouts are no way to finish a regular season NHL game.
Prospects Analysis: Top 3 Organizational Prospects - Central Divison
Prospects Analysis: Top 3 Organizational Prospects - Central Divison
The Blackhawks rose to prominence with a number of great homegrown products, such as Jonathan Toews. Who is the next big prospect on the horizon for them?
From the Press Box: Cap-Driven Decisions
From the Press Box: Cap-Driven Decisions
Trying to figure out why the Flyers dealt Scott Hartnell for R.J. Umberger? Paul Bruno says to follow the cap.
From the Press Box: Free Agency - Part II
From the Press Box: Free Agency - Part II
The Caps were very aggressive in pursuing defensemen this offseason, signing Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen from the Pens.
Draft Kit: 2014-15 NHL Sleepers
Draft Kit: 2014-15 NHL Sleepers
Jan Levine gives his three sleepers for each position. Included in this year's list is the Red Wings' Danny DeKeyser, who should get increased power play time.
Draft Kit: 2014-15 Busts
Draft Kit: 2014-15 Busts
Ryan Kesler might be in a better fantasy set-up in Anaheim, but RotoWire's Dan Pennucci suggests that he'll be overdrafted in most leagues this year.
Prospects Analysis: Top 3 Organizational Prospects - Metropolitan Division
Prospects Analysis: Top 3 Organizational Prospects - Metropolitan Division
Jon Litterine discusses the top three prospects in each organization, starting with the Metropolitan Division. Evgeny Kuznetsov took a long time coming over to the NHL, but he's been worth the wait.
From the Press Box: Free Agency - Part I
From the Press Box: Free Agency - Part I
Paul Bruno breaks down the offseason moves of each franchise this summer, and talks about their ongoing salary cap situations. Jason Spezza was one of the big movers, joining the Dallas Stars.
Prospects Analysis: Updated Top Prospects List
Prospects Analysis: Updated Top Prospects List
How does our Top 100 prospects list look now that draftees like Aaron Ekblad are included in the ranks? Take a look at the latest and greatest from Jon Litterine.
Free Agency Frenzy: Adjust Your Expectations For These Players On The Move
Free Agency Frenzy: Adjust Your Expectations For These Players On The Move
With Jason Spezza, Thomas Vanek, James Neal, and others on the move, we assess what impact these moves have on the 2014-15 fantasy outlook.
NHL Draft: First Round Review
NHL Draft: First Round Review
The Florida Panthers selected Aaron Ekblad first overall in the draft on Friday night. Jon Litterine analyzes all of the top 30 picks from the draft in this article.
NHL Draft: 2014-15 Draft Preview
NHL Draft: 2014-15 Draft Preview
In a wide open draft this year, Aaron Eckblad has a chance to land in Florida as the first overall pick. Jon Litterine projects his top 30 prospects in this year's draft.
Neutral Zone Wrap: Evan Berofsky's Stanley Cup Preview
Neutral Zone Wrap: Evan Berofsky's Stanley Cup Preview
RotoWire's Evan Berofsky predicts that the Rangers, led by Henrik Lundqvist's superior goaltending, will prevail in six games.
From the Press Box: Paul Bruno's Stanley Cup Preview
From the Press Box: Paul Bruno's Stanley Cup Preview
RotoWire's Paul Bruno predicts the Kings to win in six games, with Drew Doughty hoisting the Conn Smythe.
From the Press Box: Star Power
From the Press Box: Star Power
Paul Bruno believes that Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews will eventually carry the day in a tight Western Conference Finals series against the Kings.
Neutral Zone Wrap: The Finals Countdown
Neutral Zone Wrap: The Finals Countdown
Evan Berofsky previews the Conference Finals, picking Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers to beat the Habs in the East.
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
In his final FanDuel column of the season, Michael Clifford touts the Ducks' Jonas Hiller as his top goalie option for GPP lineups.
From The Press Box: The Quick and The Ducks
From The Press Box: The Quick and The Ducks
Paul Bruno expects the Kings to prevail over the Ducks in 7.
Neutral Zone Wrap: Second Round Preview
Neutral Zone Wrap: Second Round Preview
Evan Berofsky believes that the second round will be Tuukka Time in an Original Six matchup against the Habs.
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Second Round
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Second Round
Minnesota's Charlie Coyle figures to match up against Chicago's third line in their upcoming series, making him one of Michael Clifford's top FanDuel value buys in the second round.
Prospects Analysis: NHL Top 100 Prospects
Prospects Analysis: NHL Top 100 Prospects
The Lightning may have just been eliminated from the playoffs, but there's reason to believe that their future remains bright. Jon Litterine shares his season-ending top prospect list.
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
After David Backes fell victim to injury in Game 2, Patrik Berglund could be one of the week's better value plays, with top-line minutes headed his way.