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

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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

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