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

This article is part of our NHL Waiver Wire series.

Three weeks down, many more to go.  How are your teams looking so far? Primed for success? Ready to rebuild? Just OK? A mix of all three?

Whatever the situation may be, there's always the need to stay proactive.  Don't let others beat you to the waiver punch.  And NEVER give up.  Because the next player – or players – you add could be the key to a climb up the standings.  And even if a transaction doesn't work out, keep trying.

Let's continue to help you on your way to glory by providing the most current batch of not-as-popular free agents:

(Ownership rates/stats as of Oct. 24)

Forwards

Bo Horvat, VAN (Yahoo: 54%, ESPN: 84%, CBS: 81%): If Horvat's still available in your Yahoo league by the time you read this, snap him up immediately.  The Canucks' captain may not be the top center, but he's made his mark of late on the first power play.  Over the last four games, Horvat has scored five goals – with three of those coming while up a man – and directed 20 shots on net.  The ninth pick from 2013 netted 61 points last season, and there's no reason to think he won't at least match that total this year.

Jakob Silfverberg, ANH (Yahoo: 44%, ESPN: 38%, CBS: 67%): After being held off the scoresheet in the first two contests, Silfverberg posted five goals, three assists, 16 shots, and a plus-11 over the next seven.  The Swede has developed

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