Some food for thought after another week of fantasy hockey ...
That's Jonathan Quick's save percentage despite winning three consecutive games, a noticeable improvement over his .878 Sv% for the season. The wins are nice, but that save percentage still isn't nearly good enough for me to re-think Quick's value, which continues to decline at an alarming rate. He is owned in 28 percent of Yahoo leagues, just an increase of two percent entering Sunday, which means nobody is really buying what Quick and the Kings are selling.
That's how many faceoffs Bo Horvat won Saturday night against the Avs, losing just six and going 12-for-14 against Nathan MacKinnon and 9-for-10 against Nazem Kadri, perhaps the most dominating performance on draws since Aaron Burr, though I'm pretty sure Horvat still has many years in his young career. It's the highest single-game total and just the third time any player has won 20 or more this season. It also pushes Horvat to the top of the league in faceoffs won, five more than perennial leader Ryan O'Reilly, and he now boasts the second-best percentage (59.5 percent) among those with at least 300 faceoffs taken.
With veterans Brandon Sutter and Jay Beagle sidelined, Horvat is going to basically take every draw for the Canucks, who are now first in the league in faceoff percentage (54.5 percent) after finishing 20th last season. That jump is huge, largely thanks to the Canucks' newly minted captain and J.T. Miller,