Just one game on the Thanksgiving NHL slate, with the Nashville Predators blanking the Edmonton Oilers 1-0 behind a perfect night in the crease from Pekka Rinne (37 saves) and an overtime game-winner from rookie Filip Forsberg. These two rising Predators have made Nashville a team to watch for all fantasy owners, given that Shea Weber has been their only elite fantasy option in recent years. Rinne has also been there, but there were concerns whether he can bounce back successfully from last season's injury-plagued debacle. Read more about DAILY PRIME - NOVEMBER 28, 2014: MORE THAN JUST WEBER
As we have approached the season's quarter-mark, astute fantasy owners should be creating shopping lists of potential fantasy bargains they would love to acquire, whether via trade or off the waiver wire. A few defenders have started way off their normal scoring pace, which makes perfecting the "buy low" strategy essential toward maximizing your fantasy squad's potential the rest of the way. Here are two names to think about as their respective games begin to round into the shape: Read more about IN STEVE'S DEFENSE: WATCH JOSI AND WISNIEWSKI
Pavel Datsyuk returned to the lineup after missing some time due to a nuisance groin problem that has plagued him since the beginning of the season. Datsyuk proved just how valuable he is not only to the Detroit Red Wings, but fantasy owners alike by scoring twice including the power play game-winner. He’s a definite start, but he has shown some brittleness of late….If you are looking for forward help, take a shot on Stephen Weiss who added a goal and an assist after scoring twice in the last game after being out of the lineup for the entire start of the Read more about DAILY PRIME - NOVEMBER 27, 2014: DATS' THE MAN!
Poor Mike Smith out there in Arizona, as a promising start against Colorado last night just blew up in his face after the Colorado Avalanche rallied for four unanswered goals to register the 4-3 win. Despite Head coach Dave Tippett defending his play recently, the "ice cold" goalie has not won in his last seven starts while posting an overall 3.26 GAA and a .893 SP. We been endorsing Devan Dubnyk as a quality sleeper pickup for goalie-starved fantasy owners, as Mike Smith continues to distance himself from his huge breakout season from a few years back. Read more about DAILY PRIME- NOVEMBER 26, 2014: DUBNYK ANYONE?
I think it is safe to say that Evgeni Malkin is “in the zone” as he scored twice, including the game-winner against Boston, giving him 8 points in last 5 games….Sidney Crosby (G, 2A) scored for just the 2nd time in 11 games, so expect his production to start heating up as well…Kris Letang pitched in with 3 assists… Read more about DAILY PRIME - NOVEMBER 25, 2014: PENGUINS ON THE MARCH?
We are in development of replacing this GOALIE EDGE space with our DAILY ROTO HOCKEY VALUE PICKS that is featured in the right margin of our home page. Once the feature is up and running, you will be able to not only see the day's value picks, but also see past daily selections. Coming soon! Read more about THE GOALIE EDGE: COMING SOON!!!!
Jonathan Huberdeau LW, Florida After a mediocre sophomore campaign , the talented winger is showing signs of a breakout after a slow start. He has been clicking with Nick Bujgstad on the second line, and now collected four points in his last four games. Always long on potential but short on delivering, it's a prudent move to take a shot on the 21-year old, as Year 3 could be his long-awaited breakout. Read more about ADD'EM:HUBERDEAU IS RISING
On a night of thrilling comebacks and "stand on your head" goalie efforts, lets first take a look at the only significant fantasy injury from Sunday's full slate of action. Washington defenseman Mike Green left the contest with an upper-body injury and did not return. We all expected this to happen sooner or later as the talented blueliner usually can't stay healthy long enough to finish amongst the most productive fantasy "D" options. However, there are no details regarding the severity of his injury, so Green owners can be hopeful that he will back soon. Read more about DAILY PRIME- NOVEMBER 23, 2014: SUNDAY FANTASY BITS
The New York Islanders began a stretch of 6 games against Metropolitan Division teams with a 5-4 shootout win over the Pittsburgh Penguins who play another match today on the Island. Ryan Strome, with a goal and 2 assists, now has 15 points in 19 games and looks to be getting comfortable with 8 points in last 7 games. Those in deep fantasy leagues, or who are in need of a 5th or 6th forward, might want to take a flier on this kid as he has tremendous talent and could possibly see time with John Tavares from time to time….Speaking of playing with supe Read more about DAILY PRIME - NOVEMBER 22, 2014: SHOOTOUTS TO SHUTOUT
Toronto responded well to their 9-2 drubbing at the hands of the Nashville Predators the other night with a solid 5-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. James van Riemsdyk was the offensive star of the game with 2 goals, including the game-winner and now has 9 points in 10 November games. It’s safe to say that JVR is heating up as the weather gets colder…. Read more about DAILY PRIME - NOVEMBER 21, 2014: LEAFS RESPOND, TATAR SPARKS RED WINGS
The NY Rangers responded well after taking a beating from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday and defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 2-0 behind Cam Talbot’s 31-save effort. Henrik Lundqvist was given the night off so no need to panic as he should be in net for the next start….Rick Nash continues to play at a high level as he scored his 13th goal on the season...Martin St.Read more about DAILY PRIME - NOVEMBER 20, 2014: RANGERS REBOUND, CANUCKS JUST GOOD ENOUGH
With perennial fantasy defensive standouts such as Erik Karlsson, PK Subban, and Mike Green all tied for tenth place in NHL defensemen scoring, the names on top aren't as recognizable. If you were fortunate enough to acquire late-draft steals such TJ Brodie and Justin Faulk, you probably have the makings of a strong fantasy defensive corps. Read more about IN STEVE'S DEFENSE: SAMI VATANEN SHADES OF GREEN?
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