NHL Waiver Wire: Picks of the Week
NHL Waiver Wire: Picks of the Week

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The Leafs can't stop scoring, the Coyotes can't score, and the Red Wings are letting everyone score on them. Most probably expected one or all three of these situations to occur. But it's still early and circumstances are bound to change as the season progresses.

While initial observations are often impulsive, they sometimes prove necessary to avoid disappointment. You're looking at live boxscores when you see a player who's dominating a game and is available in your league. Check recent trends to see if he's worth a pickup. Can you add him to your roster and not have to release someone who provides significant value? If at first you believe this can't be done, look deeper into the stats to make an informed decision. You may have to drop a personal favorite, but if he's not performing adequately and doesn't appear to be improving, it's probably time to let go.

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