From the Press Box: The Late Show

From the Press Box: The Late Show

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There are less than two weeks left in the NHL's regular season, so crunch time is now for fantasy owners.

If you're looking for a late surge from your roster, there are surely free agents available for you, just as there are going to be players on contending teams who are going to be resting up and players on cellar-dwelling teams giving way to prospects.

At this stage of the year, the number of games each team has remaining becomes a much more important fantasy factor. The nature of these games does as well – players with nothing left to play for are naturally less motivated unless there are extenuating circumstances.

Let's take a look at some reasonably available players who can help fantasy teams down the stretch.

Goalies

Brian Elliott, STL – The Blues are battling for the Central Division title and the advantage of facing a wild-card team as opposed to finishing second and drawing the defending-champion Blackhawks in the first round, so they'll want their hottest hand in goal for most of the remaining games. Right now, that's Elliott, who has recorded four wins while allowing just one goal in his four games since returning from an IR stint.

While he's owned in 68 percent of CBS leagues, Elliott's only starting in 38 percent; that number should be much higher, in my opinion.

James Reimer, SJ – Brought into the fold as an experienced hand to back up incumbent Martin Jones, Reimer has had

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Paul Bruno
Paul Bruno is co-host of the RotoWire fantasy hockey podcast, PUCKCAST with Statsman and AJ. He has been an accredited member of the Toronto sports media for more than 20 years. Paul also helps with RW's DFS podcast and is a contributing writer for RW NFL, MLB and CFL content. Follow him on twitter: @statsman22.
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