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

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Advanced Analytics 101: Applying PDO in fantasy hockey

Last time we talked about Corsi and how to use it for fantasy hockey. This week we will be talking about the analytical stat PDO. PDO originally got its name from Brian King. It didn’t stand for anything, but now, some people call it Percentage Driven Outcomes. PDO is the sum of a team’s shooting percentage plus… Continue reading Advanced Analytics 101: Applying PDO in fantasy hockey

The Top 10: Trade Bait

It’s never too early to start thinking about which players can potentially be moved by this year’s trade deadline. This trade bait list consists of players who can help in most leagues, especially if moved. If you’ve managed to draft some of these players, you might get rewarded by the end of the season. Those… Continue reading The Top 10: Trade Bait

There’s nothing wrong with being the third wheel

Every year there’s a handful of players that ride the coattails of their linemates. Being the third wheel is great for fantasy as they can provide value late in the draft. Let’s take a look at some players who are either penciled-in or trying out as the third wheel. The numbers are based off the… Continue reading There’s nothing wrong with being the third wheel

2018-19: Top 20 Right-Wingers for Fantasy Hockey

Training camp is on the horizon and today we look at the top 20 right-wingers. Other players with right-wing eligibility may be in another ranking or have missed the cut. These rankings are based off of Yahoo’s standard league categories – adjust accordingly.   1. Nikita Kucherov (TB – RW) Two years ago, Kucherov took… Continue reading 2018-19: Top 20 Right-Wingers for Fantasy Hockey

2018-19 Rankings: Top 20 Left-Wingers for Fantasy Hockey

Last week we looked at the top 20 centers and now we are moving on to the top left wingers for fantasy. Other players with left-wing eligibility may be in another ranking or have missed the cut. These rankings are based off of Yahoo’s standard league categories – adjust accordingly.   1. Alexander Ovechkin (WSH… Continue reading 2018-19 Rankings: Top 20 Left-Wingers for Fantasy Hockey

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