This article is part of our NHL Waiver Wire series.
Last week's intro centered on uncertainty, so let's follow up with a few truths. Toronto still can't play D, the Habs are real (for the most part) and Ottawa is awful. How bad are the Sens? They've made the Canucks look like vintage Oilers. And they've allowed the current Oilers to run up points like a pinball machine. Just imagine how scary Edmonton would be if it was not weighed down by a 3.58 GAA and .890 save percentage.
Of course, everything beyond the North Division remains a crapshoot. Or maybe we don't really know about anything yet. Before you can make educated assessments on teams/players, it's probably best to see how they fare against ALL divisional opponents. At the same time, fantasy is generally a daily/weekly exercise where quicker decisions need to be made to survive. If only there were online tools that could help with that …
Below are some readily available players who can help. Trying to limit those on teams affected by protocol-related delays, though things may change by the time you read this.
(Rostered rates/stats as of Feb. 4.)
Conor Garland, ARI (Yahoo: 41%, ESPN: 26%, CBS: 61%): We've always wondered what Garland could do if given more ice time and now we're seeing the results from the first nine games. The