Posts Tagged ‘NHL’

Bryan Bickell

This week is probably your last chance to pick up the final pieces of your championship roster. There are still players out on thefantasy hockey waiver wire that can help your roster continue to improve. While some teams are packing it in, others are still fighting for playoff spots leading to some improved play of late.

Bryan Bickell – LW – Chicago Blackhawks
Since an injury to Patrick Sharp, Bickell has been moving up the Hawks lines. He finally slid into the first line against Columbus Friday to play alongside Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. He has 17 goals on the season and if he stays on the first line for Chicago a hot finish could be in store. Keep an eye on Sharp’s status, but this is a much have pickup for fantasy hockey owners.

Cam Fowler – D – Anaheim Ducks
Fowler is only 19 and has had a very up and down rookie season. He struggled a little heading down the stretch causing manyfantasy hockey owners to drop him. While he is not a scoring machine, he has scored two goals and had six assists in the last nine games. He also has gained more time on the power play for the Ducks late in the season. Fowler should bolster the defensemen spots for needy fantasy hockey owners. (Continue…)

 

With the NHL playoffs lurking, some teams are giving their stars rest. If you own players like Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby, you might need some short term help. The players that can do that for you are sitting on the fantasy hockey waiver wire, here are four sure bets to help you withstand the loss of a star.

Joey MacDonald – G – Detroit Red Wings
Jimmy Howard suffered a shoulder injury on Saturday and is likely to miss some time. MacDonald finished up the game for him and looked good. Should Howard have to sit out a week or two, MacDonald could be a huge pickup for fantasy hockey ownerswho need goaltending help. The Red Wings defense should put MacDonald in position to have a few solid games while Howard is out. Check for updates, but add MacDonald if you need help in the net.

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Like we do at the end of every season, fantasy hockey owners are getting some productive performances from players that no one expected to contribute. These are the guys to look for on the fantasy hockey waiver wire at the end of the season. Any production you can get that you weren’t expecting can help you push into the playoffs.

Matt D’Agostini – RW – St. Louis Blues
D’Agostini has moved onto the first line recently for the Blues. Joining juggernauts Andy McDonald and David Backes he is putting up production well above his career averages. He has 4 goals and 3 assists in his last four games and doesn’t look like he is going to slow down. If he can remain on the first unit he should be owned in all fantasy hockey leagues. (Continue…)

 

Blake Wheeler

Blake Wheeler is taking advantage in his new location.

There is about a month left in the hockey season and teams know exactly where they are. If you own players on bad teams, make sure they are either your players or ones playing for contracts. If you own players on teams fighting for playoff spots, keep playing them as you have all season. If your fantasy hockey team is littered with teams locked into the playoffs, keep a close eye on injuries and rest days as coaches try to keep their teams’ healthy and rested heading into the postseason. This week on the waiver wire we will try to highlight a few players that will step it up over these last few weeks. (Continue…)