This article is part of our NHL Waiver Wire series.
If there's one thing we can be sure of so far this season, it's that we can't be sure of anything. Just when you think you've got a team or a player pegged, they go and change course. And then quickly go back to whatever they were doing before.
Even though there are plenty of unknowns, they just make fantasy hockey that much more interesting. It would be boring if everything were predictable and we knew exactly which players to select on any day and for any situation. C'mon, where's the fun in that?
Teams caught in a slide? These NHLers can get you back in stride.
(Rostered rates/stats as of Jan. 28.)
Zach Hyman, TOR (Yahoo: 45%, ESPN: 77%, CBS: 66%): Hyman parlayed a 54-point collegiate effort in 2014-15 at Michigan into significant interest from the Maple Leafs, who acquired the hometown kid the following summer from Florida, the team that drafted him. He was in show the next year and has gone on to be a decent — but not exceptional — scorer. On the surface, it might seem Hyman's three points would be a repeat of past offensive achievements. But other information tells a story of someone who skates alongside Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner 5-on-5 and who receives significantly more power-play duty than previous seasons. With Hyman, you get