Another week of fantasy hockey and some food for thought ...
That's how many minutes Habs rookie Nick Suzuki averaged per game last week, tied with Connor McDavid for eighth highest among forwards. With so many injuries to key scorers, the Habs have been forced to rely on the young Suzuki for offense, who rocked a 51.3 SAT% last week, fifth highest among Habs forwards. Along with his production — 24 points in 42 games — Suzuki has been an underrated piece of a Habs offense that hasn't been this good in a long time, and also gets to play with arguably their best offensive player in Max Domi. Suzuki has some value in deep leagues, perhaps even as a keeper, and he's certainly been far better than Jesperi Kotkaniemi, who had an ADP of 164.3 on Yahoo and also is rostered on more teams than Suzuki on ESPN (6.6 to 5.9 percent).
That's how much ice time Drake Batherson got in his first game since the beginning of the season, replacing Anthony Duclair, who did not play Saturday after taking a shot off his foot. A speedy winger who exploded on to the scene after starring for Canada at the 2018 World Juniors with seven goals in seven games, the 2017 fourth-round pick was leading the AHL in scoring at the time of his call up with 41 points in 33 games. He notched a power-play assist for his first point of the season