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Fantasy Hockey Championship Weekend Adds Of The Week

Not to toot my own horn but I have made back to back Fantasy Hockey championships, I won last season and I am currently in one right now. So, I know a thing or two about picking players up and how to find the hot players on the waiver wire. I have made my team off the waiver wire. All three of my goaltenders are waiver wire adds, Jake Allen, Jordan Binnington, Robin Lehner. Therefore listen up.

When looking for an add for the day or week. Think of the team they are on. Currently you have Montreal, Columbus, Philadelphia and Carolina in the East all in a dog fight for the last two spots. Adding a top-six winger, power play guy or top-four defenseman on that team will yield positive results. Same goes for players on Arizona, Dallas, Chicago, Colorado and Minnesota. These teams are playing meaningful games therefore add their top-six and power play guys. And of course see how many games they play and who they play against. A Capitals vs Flyers game usually will be physical so get a player that hits and can score.

Also, last thing I always do when searching the waiver wire is I look at the players last 30-days total and last 14-days total to see a correlation between consistent performances. As well, teams like Ottawa and Edmonton may have some players you can go fishing for.

Adds for the week:

Zach Hyman: For example a great addition if the Leafs continue their offensive production. Hyman has been a bit cold in the last five games but he plays with Mitch Marner and John Tavares and plays the second power play unit. He plays three times this week, 19th, 20th and 23rd. He has 7 goals and 2 assists in the last 30-days also.

Vinnie Hinostroza: Plays three-times this week all on the road and very important games for Arizona. He is slotted with Alex Galchenyuk also and on the first power play unit. This guy is an energy bunny for the Coyotes and can provide a lot of upside on your roster when you need an add. Hinostroza has 6 goals, 6 assists and 40 shots on goal in the last 30-days.

Boone Jenner: The Blue Jackets newest additions of Duchene and Dzingel have not been the big names right now. Plus Pierre Luc-Dubois has gone ice cold since the deadline deals. But, Jenner has been relatively consistent over the last two weeks. The Jackets roll three lines and he is playing line three minutes along with power play one. Jenner has 4 goals, 1 assist, 8 shots on goal and 16 hits in the last two weeks.

Justin Williams: In the thick of things right now for the Hurricanes they will need some veteran-ship, in comes Williams. Not to mention he has 208 shots on goal this season and has actually been a consistent player too. Williams has 21 goals and 25 assists on the year. Plus he plays four times this week. Williams plays Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday.

Ryan Donato: The Wild are still pushing for a playoff spot right now and Donato has been really solid for them since the trade a few weeks back. In his 13 games with Minnesota he has 13 points (4G, 9A). Donato is playing line three with two other young players and also the second power play unit. He plays three-games this week all of importance.

Pavel Buchnevich: This add will cost you nothing. Does not produce, bye, someone else now. But, Buchnevich has been really solid for NYR the last couple of games. He has 5 goals in 8 games, he plays anywhere from 15-17 minutes a game, line two and also power play one. Someone you can add and drop all week basically. He also plays three-games this week.

Roope Hintz: He had a very surprising three games in a row, slowed down and is back for a new week. The kid is logging major minutes, power play time and top-six minutes. For the situation Dallas is in right now to win every game to secure a spot they will need guys like Hintz to produce. In the last 30-days he has 6 goals, 1 assist, 2 power play points, 31 shots on goal and 34 hits. A jack of all trades for your team. Hintz plays three-games this week all at home too.

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Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire News; Severson, Tuch, Brian Elliott on the up!

It is Thursday and you probably have 1-2 more solid days of production out of you roster, you need to hit the waiver wire and make a push! Here are the top adds for this week (F, D, G)

Forwards on the UP!

Alex Tuch: Tuch plays two more times this week vs the Blues and Oilers, he registered a goal and an assist in Vegas’s 5-0 win over Anaheim Wednesday night. He has 3 goals, 3 assists in the last seven games and averages around 17-18 minutes a game. Don’t forget he also plays the power play and is effective on it as well as he has three power play points over the last 14-days. 

Jimmy Vesey: The Rangers play two more times this week (including tonight) and it comes vs the Islanders and Panthers. The Rangers have been a surprise and a lot of that is due to players like Jimmy Vesey stepping up more and being more consistent and an effective top-six winger. Vesey on the year has 6 goals, 4 assists and over the last five games he has three goals and three assists. Vesey is slated next to Brett Howden and Jesper Fast, averaging around 17+ minutes a game, Vesey also has registered 40 shots on goal this year, meaning he is the shooter on that line. 

Anthony Mantha: The kid is heating up, someone you must keep an eye and could be a great long term rental player until he cools down. Mantha has 3 goals in his two games and the Red Wings are on a four-game winning streak. Mantha plays two more times this week (including tonight) vs Ottawa and New Jersey. On the year Mantha has 6 goals and 2 assists, he is starting to get going and coach Blashill is pleased with his play as of late. He plays the power play and shots a ton.

Defenseman on the UP!

Damon Severson: The Devils best defenseman is available in 80 percent of leagues, not sure why but still. Sure the Devils have been struggling but Severson sees a on of minutes, is  extremely efficient 5 on 5 and is the Devils best all around defenseman. In the last 5 games he has a goal and five assists. He also chips in the hits and shots on goal department while also averaging anywhere from 19-22 minutes a game. Plays Thursday(tonight), Saturday and Sunday. Good add for the week, getting three games out of him.

Ben Hutton: This guy has looked like a forward lately, he is scoring at a ridiculous rate for defenseman and making it look easy. The Canucks #3 defenseman has been off to a great start this year. So far on the year he has 4 goals and 3 assists and in his last five games he has 2 goals and 2 assists. Hutton plays two more times(including tonight) this week vs Minnesota and Montreal. He averages around 21+ minutes a game and 2-3 shots a game.  

Jeff Petry: The Canadiens number one and probably only productive and effective defenseman is available in 44 percent of leagues. He has 13 assists on the year with one goal. He sees close to 24 minutes a game, plays the power play, shoots a decent amount and also hits. He does it all for the Canadiens and for some reason owners don’t want this guy. He plays Calgary and Vancouver this week, two good games. Solid add if you need anything done. 

Goalies on the UP!

Brian Elliott: The Flyers play two more times this week with a day rest in between and Elliott is their number one right now. Elliott in his last two starts has allowed two goals, one was a shutout but has earned also a win in every game hes played this season besides two. Elliott on the year has six wins and a 2.52 goals against. A solid add if you need a goalie. 

Jimmy Howard: While the Red Wings are hot ride Howard, he has started in 3 of their last 4 games and has done a great job. In those three starts Howard has allowed five goals against on 77 shots. On the year Howard has a 2.69 goals against and six wins. A solid add as the Red Wings are hot and play the Senators and Devils their next two games. 

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NHL Fantasy Hockey Weekend waiver wire push

It’s Friyay (Friday), you have three days(including tonight) to make a push for a victory in your fantasy hockey league. Moving forward for the rest of the year we will be doing this same thing every week. A fantasy hockey waiver wire push article edition. Where I will give my top waiver wire players to go after, it can be a goal scorer, play maker, guy who registers hits or shots on goal or even them all! Enjoy! 

David Perron: Perron does  a little bit of everything he has 9 points in 9 games with 5 goals and 4 assists, he plays top six minutes as well and power play two. Perron is known for his playmaking ability but paired with Ryan O’Reilly now he has found the back of the net more often. Perron and the Blues play one more time this week vs Chicago Saturday. He is also owned in 32% of leagues.

Justin Williams: Williams is known to be a player that shares the wealth he has 7 helpers on the year already. He plays top six minutes along Jordan Staal and Warren Foegele as well as power play two. Williams sees around 18 minutes a game and the best part about him right now is that he plays Friday night and Sunday. Also, owned in 23% of leagues.

Adam Lowry: Lowry has been off to an unexpected start, I do not see this is to be a constant for him, he may be an inconsistent at best type of player you hold onto for maybe 3 weeks at most. Lowry has 4 goals and 1 assist he also chips in on the hit and shots on goal category a bit. He is a third line center right now with not much room to move up with who is in front of him. Positive though he plays Friday and Saturday. Owned in 17% of leagues.

James Pominville: Pominville is coming off a 2 goal night vs Montreal Thursday. After getting promoted to the first line with Jeff Skinner and Jack Eichel, Pominville registered big time and will more than likely stay there vs Columbus on Saturday. So far he has 4 goals, 3 assists and 19 shots on goal. Downside he only plays one more time this week. Also, owned in 5% of leagues.

David Krejci: Not much more than assists from this guy. Krejci has certainly taken the role of playmaker over in Boston. He plays alongside two very young wingers who are still learning the game but the positive about that is that he plays around 17 minutes a game with two capable wingers. So far he has 2 goals, 7 assists and 2 power play points. Downside he only plays one more time vs Montreal Saturday. Also, owned in 18% of leagues.

Chris Tierney: Similar to Krejci, Tierney has the same numbers, 2 goals and 7 assists but also 4 power play points. He averages around 17:55 minutes per game and plays with Mark Stone and Ryan Dzingel. Two very good wingers who can score. Tierney also plays Friday and Sunday so you’ll get two games out of him for the week. Also, owned in 21% of leagues.

Alexander Kerfoot: Kerfoot has been a guy, I personally have been adding/dropping every week, he does not provide a ton of value only seeing around 14 minutes a game but he does have 1 goal and 5 assists this year with 19 shots on goal. Positive, he plays Friday night and Saturday. Also, owned in 8% of leagues.

Joonas Donskoi: Donskoi is a third line right winger, averaging around 13:50 minutes per game, even playing so few minutes Donskoi has made the most of them so far tallying 3 goals, 4 assists and 4 power play points. Upside to him he has two games in three days, playing Friday night and Sunday. As well his minutes have increased over the last three games from 11 minutes to 13 minutes. Also, owned in 12% of leagues. 

Andreas Athanasiou: Athanasiou has 3 goals and 2 assists on the year, playing on a struggling Red Wings team right now there is not much upside but he does play second line, expect it is with two veteran, slower wingers. Really the big use for Athanasiou is if you need shots on goal, Anthanasiou is your guy, plus/minus wise do not go after Anthanasiou. Has upside playing 16+ minutes a game and has registered 29 shots on goal this year. Also, owned in 6% of leagues.

Boone Jenner: Not much upside he registered 2 goals Thursday night making it his real only fantasy impact this year. He does shoot a ton, with 31 shots on goal, also does hit a decent amount with 15 hits. If you need shots or hits he may be your guy. Plays Saturday only. Owned in 19% of leagues.

Brooks Orpik: Really will do nothing else for you but if you need hits, he is your guy with 29 on the year and playing 17+ minutes a game Orpik is definitely certain for 4-5 hits a night. Plays Saturday that’s all. Owned in 5% of leagues.

Ryan Reaves: We all know what we are doing on the waiver wire when we are looking for Ryan Reaves we are down in the hits category and need a grinder. Well, Reaves is your guy with around 5+ hits a game and 39 hits on the year already. Major upside to his games coming on Friday night and Sunday. Also, owned in 4% of leagues.

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Fantasy Hockey: Waiver Wire Adds of the Week

Another week goes by, which calls for another week of some fiery waiver wire additions. As the season continues on many teams go on a short break or only play perhaps one game a week, which can mean nightmares for your fantasy squad. Don’t worry though here are the top fantasy hockey waiver wire additions for the week!

Jacob Trouba: As Winnipeg continues this success, so will Trouba. The offense has been unbelievable and the power play has also been lights out. Trouba plays top defenseman minutes and sees ‘s power play two time. Also, this week Trouba and the Jets play three times, which means plenty of room for points and production. Three matchups, two which are favorable, but all three on the road. Trouba has 2 goals, 7 assists, 1 power play point and 65 shots on goal this season.

Ryan Nugent Hopkins: The Oilers are playing a tad better and so has RNH, in the last 14 days RNH has 2 goals, 2 assists and 15 shots on goal. The only downside I could see to this add is that he is a straight center position and plays only two times. One of the matchups being Philadelphia and Montreal being the other. Despite that, I like RNH right now and he has been quite impressive.

Adam Henrique: This one has to be a consideration, as the Ducks offensive injuries continue, Henrique will be seeing an increase in production, he will at least see more minutes as well. Since coming to the Ducks he has recorded a goal and an assist and is playing top-six minutes. This week Anaheim plays three times, one back to back and two home games. Two very favorable opponents today and Tuesday. Over the last 14 days, Henrique has 2 goals, 5 assists and on the year he has 5 goals, 11 assists. A player worthy of consideration at least.

Teuvo Teravainen: If Teravainen’s C, LW, RW slot is not enough to add him maybe the young forwards, 8 goals and 14 assists on the season will make you consider it. The only downside to this add is that Carolina is on the road for three games this week, and Teuvo has slowed down a tad, but it is worth the gamble due to his first line pairing with hot hand Jordan Staal and Sebastian Aho. I like this add, go for it.

Daniel Sedin: Sedin collected his 1,000th point the other night and has been a serviceable player this season, his 6 goals, 10 assists, 6 power play points increase the stakes a bit. On top of that Vancouver plays two home games against weaker opponents and one road game against a rival team. I like Sedin’s upside, he plays the power play and top six minutes, plus in the last 14 days, he has tallied 3 goals and 5 assists. Worth the add for sure.

Kevin Fiala: This has been a lingering question of mine for quite some time now, whether or not I should add this guy, and it really looks like to be a decent add. Fiala is a LW, RW and plays top six minutes paired with Kyle Turris and Craig Smith, along with seeing power play two time. Fiala plays tonight and two more times this week, two games at home and three games that should be wins for the Predators. In the last 14 days, Fiala has scored 2 goals, along with 2 assists, 2 power play points and 19 shots on goal. I like his upside, go after him.


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Fantasy Hockey Buzz of the week; Sergachev value, Waiver wire adds/Rising Stars…

First let’s kick it off with Mikhail Sergachev, what a start it has been for the young Russian defenseman. Sergachev is the only Russian defenseman to score four goals in the first ten games. In the trade that sent Sergachev over here, many were unsure if he would be playing right away or they were going to wait for him to develop a little. Well luckily they gave the defenseman the chance to prove himself and as of now, he has more points than every Montreal Canadiens player and more goals than Jonathan Drouin(whom he was sent over here for). Obviously, he is off to a quick start and if available in your league, 1000 percent GO OUT and get him, NOW! But if he is on another roster, unfortunately, you will have to wait for his value to die down, because by no means are you streaming a top 25 pick for him at this moment. Simply, just wait until the Lightning and Sergachev cool off than try and make a trade.

Waiver Wire/Rising Stars….

Adrian Kempe: After his three-goal game I thought it was just a fluke, like ok, yeah he got lucky, won’t happen again. Then he scored Monday and Tuesday back-to-back, and now I’m starting to think, ok, the Kings are actually better than we assumed and this Kempe kid is playing a role on this team. While the Kings continue to be successful it is definitely worth streaming Kempe, by no means a long-term starter but until the Kings and himself die down, go for it.

Brock Nelson: I was not entirely sure about Nelson coming into the year and every time I gaze the waiver wire he is there and I always contemplate picking him up and then regret it instantly when he scores. But in Nelson’s nine games this year he has scored in four of them and has had a point in five of the nine games. He also plays on the power play, in which the Islanders are performing at 7.1 percent rate so take it with a grain of salt. Anyways, for a night or two a week Nelson can definitely be a streamable player.

Andres Bjork: In the beginning of the year, you would have been lucky if you knew this guys name, well fast forward a few weeks and Bjork is getting more attention on the waiver wire than we believed. After scoring two goals and one assist vs Vancouver October 19, and finally getting attention on that first line with Bergeron and Marchand, Bjork could be a decent once in a while add, by no means am I saying to hold onto this guy long-term.

Reily Smith: This guy came to Vegas and everyone jumped off the Smith train, rightfully so we all thought(myself included) Vegas was going to stink! Well, we are now eight games and they’re 7-1, and just beat the Blackhawks and the Blues, go figures. Which is why Smith deserves some attention. Smith plays on a line with former Panthers teammates Jonathan Marchessault and William Karlsson(who is RED HOT) and plays on the second power-play unit. He is coming off a multi-point night vs St. Louis and has two goals, five assists, four power-play points on the year. For a team that is hot, Smith can be a valuable waiver wire add.

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Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire Adds, Stastny worth a full-time spot? Mike Green hot start

Another dull night in the NHL with only seven games on, there will be plenty of roster space for you to use on some waiver wire players. For tonight with seven games maybe you just run with the roster you have and don’t test the waiver wire, but it is Thursday and the week is over in three days, so if you are down in some categories or points it may be worth the risk to go out and grab a player.

Waiver Wire Forwards:

Brayden Point 59% owned: Right now the point is slotted on the second line centering Ondrej Palat and Yanni Gourde. Point has seen an expanded role and has performed to the Lightning’s expectations in just three games Point has 3G, 4A, 1PPP, 1 GWG, 7 SOG, if you have anyone that you are willing to drop Point is the perfect addition and provides a ton of reward.

Henrik Zetterberg 66% owned: I’m not sure if Zetterberg is a temporary roster add right now or deserves a permanent roster spot, the Red Wings have come out flying in their first three games and the veteran center will be in the mix of their success. Zetterberg provides value with his line one role and power play one time, Zetterberg has 1G, 1A, 1 GWG, and 7 SOG. For tonight run with Zetterberg, it’s worth the risk.

Jason Pominville 13% owned: The Sabres have got off to a slow start and not what they imagined after this offseason, after dropping their first three games, coach Phil Housley has switched somethings up on the front end. Pominville will be not paired with Eichel and Girgensons on the first line as well as running power play one time. Pominville see’s a favorable matchup tonight as well with Martin Jones and the Sharks struggling. Pominville has 2 G, 1A, 1 PPP and 4 SOG.

Paul Stastny 21% owned: A bit of a reach/sleeper waiver wire add, the Blues are off to a 4-0 start and have looked impeccable on the front end. Heading to a fragile Panthers team the Blues forward will look to continue this success. Stastny is paired with both Vladimir’s, Tarasenko and Sobotka, anytime someone is paired with a top 10 fantasy player it is worth the risk. Stastny has 1G, 4A, 1 PP, 7 SOG and 7 HITS.  

Waiver Wire Defenseman:

Esa Lindell 4% owned: Lindell is available in all leagues most likely unless you are in a 16-man league, but going out on a limb here it may be worth the risk to add Lindell as a rental guy, Dallas does not see much production from defenseman aside from Klingberg, but Lindell is paired on the first d-pairing and power play two, I mean the time is there and if you are desperate for an add looking to make anything happen he’s worth a shot. Lindell has 1A, 7SOG, and 3 HITS.

Mike Green 49% owned: Green was my fantasy sleeper earlier in the year, I think if Detroit is going to score goals or have an efficient power play it’ll stem from this guy right here. As it has shown in the first three games Detroit has been able to score and Green has 6 apples on the year already. Green plays top-four minutes and the second power-play unit. Green provides more upside than downside and vs Arizona tonight he won’t be a high risk in the +/- category. Green has 6A, 3 PPP, 3 SOG and 5 HITS.

Joel Edmundson 2% owned: For a guy that plays top-four minutes on a successful Blues team and a team that likes to use their defenseman a lot, there really is no risk in buying on Edmundson for a night. He plays alongside Alex Pietrangelo, and see’s a ton of volume. Edmundson has looked pretty sturdy back there and something the Blues need with some holes on their blueline. Edmundson has 1G, 8 SOG, and 5 HITS.