Quick Thoughts: Finding a goaltenders value

Goaltending is the most volatile position in hockey. Goal scoring is at its highest point since the 2005-06 season and it begs the question: how high should we be drafting goalies? How many goalies ranked within the top 100 have lived up to their draft value? Andrei Vasilevskiy, Frederik Andersen, Pekka Rinne, and John Gibson are some of the… Continue reading Quick Thoughts: Finding a goaltenders value

Quick Thoughts: Injury bug forces teams to change their lines

We are almost at the Christmas break, and injuries are forcing teams to find the right line combinations. Some combos make sense while others are head-scratchers. Here are the biggest changes on some teams that should help you this week, and maybe beyond. With the injury to Rickard Rakell, Ondrej Kase has moved to the top line… Continue reading Quick Thoughts: Injury bug forces teams to change their lines

Quick Thoughts: Mid-November lineup changes

We are almost in December and the better players in the league are starting to separate themselves from the pack. It’s time to ride their coattails and get some great production. The waiver wire is always full of gems so just remember to check the matchups and line deployment. Here is the latest overview of… Continue reading Quick Thoughts: Mid-November lineup changes

Quick Thoughts: J.T. Miller is back on the top line while Evander Kane is on the third

We’re almost through the first month of the season and teams that have not started the way they wanted are mixing things up. Injuries are part of the game and opportunities are made because of it. Here are the lineup changes to pay attention to. Just when Nick Ritchie was back in the lineup, he quickly exited… Continue reading Quick Thoughts: J.T. Miller is back on the top line while Evander Kane is on the third

Quick Thoughts: Early trends around the NHL

We’re just over a week into the season and there are a lot of things that have caught my attention. Don’t panic about your star players just yet, but late round draftees could be replaced. Some players are benefiting with top minutes while others aren’t, and the ultimate question will be if these trends continue or… Continue reading Quick Thoughts: Early trends around the NHL

Quick Thoughts: Karlsson says no to Canada & Kucherov is tampering

There are some interesting hockey news floating around today that I wanted to share with you. The first one revolves around Erik Karlsson. Does he only want to sign an extension with an American team? Well according to Andy Strickland of Fox Sports Midwest, he does. How true is this? I do not know. I… Continue reading Quick Thoughts: Karlsson says no to Canada & Kucherov is tampering

Quick Thoughts: Re-signing Nylander, Marner, and Matthews

We're almost halfway through August and Leafs fans are wondering: when is William Nylander getting re-signed? The better question is not when, but rather how much will the cap hit be? Below are players who have signed new deals within the last two years with a cap hit of $3.75 million or more. I don't… Continue reading Quick Thoughts: Re-signing Nylander, Marner, and Matthews