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: 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

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

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

Digging Deeper: The Value of James van Riemsdyk

After coming off his third career hat trick, James van Riemsdyk stayed hot and set a new career-high in goals last night. The soon-to-be unrestricted free agent this summer, JVR has turned into arguably the best player in front of the net. His ability to deflect and tip pucks is so valuable that many teams… Continue reading Digging Deeper: The Value of James van Riemsdyk