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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


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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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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


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Top Waiver Wire Pickups – Mar. 8, 2017

This week’s waiver wire trends are a direct result of last week’s trade deadline.  Players such as Mark Streit and Alex Burrows saw a spike in their “owned percentage” after being dealt to stronger teams.  Another noticeable trend is the abundance of goaltenders being targeted.  With playoffs around the corner, fantasy managers are trying to … Continue reading Top Waiver Wire Pickups – Mar. 8, 2017


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Top Waiver Wire Pickups – Feb. 28, 2017

The waiver wire trends observed this week are in large part due to the ramping up of the NHL’s trade deadline.  Whether it be new outright number one goaltenders (Vasilevsky – TB) or potential new backups (Demko – Van), trades are giving some netminders a new lease on life.  Meanwhile, fantasy owners are gambling on … Continue reading Top Waiver Wire Pickups – Feb. 28, 2017


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Top Waiver Wire Pickups – Feb. 21, 2017

Wonder which teams have been excelling over the past week?  Look no further than this week’s waiver wire trends.  The Panthers, Blackhawks, Oilers, and even the Coyotes have been playing solid hockey as of late.  Ride the teams and their respective players while they’re hot!   Player Team Position Weekly % Change New Owned %age … Continue reading Top Waiver Wire Pickups – Feb. 21, 2017


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Top Waiver Wire Pickups – Feb. 14, 2017

Top Ten Waiver Wire Pickups The Minnesota Wild continue to put room between themselves and the rest of the Western Conference.  Fantasy hockey managers know that the Wild are for real and continue to pick up Wild players from the waiver wire.  Here are the latest waiver wire trends. Player Team Position Weekly % Change … Continue reading Top Waiver Wire Pickups – Feb. 14, 2017


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Top Waiver Wire Pickups – Feb. 7, 2017

Top Ten Waiver Wire Pickups With the New York Islanders on a roll, Josh Bailey and Anders Lee have climbed up the waiver wire chart.  Meanbwhile, Jonathan Huberdeau is back in the Panther’s lineup which also gives a boost to his linemate Aleksander Barkov.  Other waiver wire pickups have recently hit personal milestones (Patrick Marleau … Continue reading Top Waiver Wire Pickups – Feb. 7, 2017


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Top Waiver Wire Pickups – Jan. 31, 2017

Changes in waiver wire statistics from week-to-week often give insight into which players and teams are on a roll.  This week’s stats show increases for player pairs from the Washington Capitals (7-2-1 in their last 10 games), the San Jose Sharks (7-3-0), and the Ottawa Senators (6-2-2).  I would stay clear of Mike Condon with … Continue reading Top Waiver Wire Pickups – Jan. 31, 2017


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Top Waiver Wire Pickups – Dec. 14, 2016

With the holidays around the corner, Waiver Wednesday is a time for reflection.  A time to ressurrect your fantasy team from the dead.  A time to nab some free agency players that can help turn around your week.  Like the NHL’s turn to analytic analysis, Chirp Hockey is here to crunch the waiver wire numbers.  Who’s … Continue reading Top Waiver Wire Pickups – Dec. 14, 2016