The Waiver Wire: Patches Leads the Way
The Waiver Wire: Patches Leads the Way

This article is part of our NHL Waiver Wire series.

The Waiver Wire – For The Week of November 23-30
Better Than You Think
Max Pacioretty C, MTL – He never seems to get the recognition due to him for his stellar play, but "Patches" is a big reason why Montreal has been a success for the last few years. Since 2011-2012, he has exerted his will on the top line for the Habs and improved his fantasy value each and every year. He's on pace to eclipse career marks for points while being among the best in the league in defensive play, and could very well find himself on the ballot for a Selke nomination. In terms of across-the-board contributions, he's one of only a handful of players in the league that can put up serious number in each category. That type of ability is worth its weight in gold to fantasy GMs – and should be sought after if a trade presents itself.

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Dan Waldner
Dan Waldner covers hockey for RotoWire, and has been involved in fantasy hockey pools for 15 years. He's a lifetime Toronto Maple Leafs fan, a passion his wife puts up with and his daughter is starting to emulate.
Mike Wilson
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