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Playoff Preview – Pacific Division Analysis

Anaheim Ducks vs. Calgary Flames Tale of the Tape: Season Series – Ducks 4-1 The Flames have not won a game in the Honda Centre since January 2004.  Their last playoff matchup occurred during the second round of 2015 and a physically imposing Ducks team ran the Flames out of the playoffs in five games.  … Continue reading Playoff Preview – Pacific Division Analysis


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Playoff Preview – Central Division Analysis

Minnesota Wild vs. St. Louis Blues Tale of the Tape: Season Series – Blues 3-2 To say coach Mike Yeo is familiar with his Blues’ first round opponent would be an understatement.  Yeo coached the Wild for 5 years before joining the Blue bench as an assistant coach, then head coach after Hitchcock’s firing.  This … Continue reading Playoff Preview – Central Division Analysis


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Playoff Preview – Metropolitan Division Analysis

Washington Capitals vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Tale of the Tape: Season Series – Washington 2-1 Toronto just held off the streaking Islanders and Lightning teams to gain their first playoff spot in four years.  Unfortunately for them, they are up against the NHL’s version of Goliath: the President’s Trophy winning Washington Capitals.  Most people are … Continue reading Playoff Preview – Metropolitan Division Analysis


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Playoff Preview – Atlantic Division Analysis

Every hockey fan’s favourite time of the year is finally here!  The opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs kicks off with a bang Wednesday night, with five games on the docket.  If you are like most hockey fans, you’ll be busy today and tomorrow figuring out your playoff brackets and which players to target … Continue reading Playoff Preview – Atlantic Division Analysis


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Top Waiver Wire Pickups – Mar. 29, 2017

Don’t look now but the Carolina Hurricanes are within four points of the final wildcard spot in the Eastern Conference.  It’s no wonder that two of the Hurricanes’ players find themselves amongst this week’s top waiver wire pickups.  Patrick Eaves has not missed a beat since arriving in Anaheim after being dealt by Dallas.  He … Continue reading Top Waiver Wire Pickups – Mar. 29, 2017


Nashville Predators

Weekly Fantasy Preview – Mar. 27, 2017

Top 3 Teams Nashville Predators – Games 5 (2H:3A).  Opponents: New York Islanders, Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Minnesota Wild, and St. Louis Blues.  The only team to play five games this week, the Predators look to cement their playoff spot in the West.  The Predators have been scoring at will over the last couple … Continue reading Weekly Fantasy Preview – Mar. 27, 2017


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Top Waiver Wire Pickups – Mar. 22, 2017

Ramping up for their respective league’s playoffs, fantasy managers continue to stash goaltenders on their rosters.  Pittsburgh Penguin players are being scooped up with reckless abandon and why not?  With a revolving door of fill-ins, the Penguins’ train continues to roll full steam ahead on the back of Sidney Crosby and Co.  Jake Guentzel is the … Continue reading Top Waiver Wire Pickups – Mar. 22, 2017


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Weekly Fantasy Preview – Mar. 20, 2017

Top 3 Teams Pittsburgh Penguins – Games 4 (2H:2A).  Opponents: Buffalo Sabres, Ottawa Senators, New York Islanders, and Philadelphia Flyers.  It doesn’t matter who is in the Penguin’s lineup, they just keep winning.  The wins should continue to accumulate this week with games against the Sabres, Islanders and Flyers.  With Crosby coming off a hat-trick … Continue reading Weekly Fantasy Preview – Mar. 20, 2017


Henrik Lundqvist

Top Waiver Wire Pickups – Mar. 15. 2017

Hot teams and injured players are the name of the game this week.  With the injury to Henrik Lundqvist, Antii Raanta’s “owned percentage” increased by almost 43%.  Meanwhile, hot play on the ice by the Penguins, Hurricanes and Flames has carried into the waiver wire trends.  Carolina has three games left this week so now … Continue reading Top Waiver Wire Pickups – Mar. 15. 2017


Carolina Hurricanes

Weekly Fantasy Preview – Mar. 13, 2017

Top 3 Teams Carolina Hurricanes – Games 5 (3H:2A).  Opponents: New York Islanders (x2), Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, and Philadelphia Flyers.  The only team to play five games this week are the Hurricanes.  Make sure your players are started against the Islanders and the Flyers.  Look for Victor Rask, Sebastian Aho, and Justin Faulk to … Continue reading Weekly Fantasy Preview – Mar. 13, 2017