This article is part of our Frozen Fantasy series.
Did Santa bring you a guarantee the NHL season would continue this year?
Even if you don't celebrate Christmas, I think every hockey fan sent in a request to the big jolly man. And we're all still holding our breath.
Look – it doesn't mean he's not real. He just can't make a miracle THAT big.
The games on Dec. 27 are all PPD. My gut says there will be more, whether it's now or over the next month or so. Omicron is horrible; too many people will get sick. Or worse.
I've already lost a week in one league because I didn't get enough goalie starts. Things are already messy. And that will continue – these games will be made up, so some future weeks will be insanely loaded.
As someone smart once said, it'll all come out in the wash. But it won't make the next while easy.
Deep breath. Don't sweat it, especially if your league can't change its rules. Everyone is hurting. You can try to wait it out and see if the scars are only superficial. Or try to dig in and gain a little.
I err to the latter. Gain now in the face of adversity means greater gain in the future. Invest at the lowest point and your gains will ultimately be compounded.
Let's take a look at who I've been eyeing this week.
Jake Bean, D, Columbus (4 percent Yahoo!) – Columbus got a steal when they got Bean