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Matt Bennett - who has written 262 posts on Daily Faceoff.

Matt Bennett is an original DailyFaceoff.com co-Founder. Feel free to reach Bennett directly @bennettdf.

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Boost your playoff team by maximizing player matchups

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

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Are you neck-and-neck or lagging in your fantasy playoff matchup this week?  You may not know about the handy fantasy tool to help you plan your add / drops around a team’s remaining games played for the week. To help maximize your matchups this week, you’ll want to drop players from teams that only have…

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Alexander Semin expected to return Tuesday

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

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With the Canes currently mired in a 1-11-1 slump that saw them fall 8 points behind the Capitals for the division lead and the Islanders for the 8th playoff spot, they could get a boost tonight with Alexander Semin returning from his two-game absence. While the Canes haven’t received the kind of production they’d expect…

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UPDATE: Possible fantasy replacements for Vanek injury

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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After returning from an upper body injury on March 5 that kept him out of two games, Thomas Vanek lasted only 7 more games before returning to the injury list.  In last night’s matchup with Montreal, Vanek deflected a puck off his right leg and had to leave the game.  Renaud Lavoie indicated that Vanek…

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Key injuries from Sunday could put you in a bind down the stretch

Monday, March 18, 2013

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In Sunday’s action, both Kris Letang of the Pittsburgh Penguins and David Krejci of the Boston Bruins were removed from their matchup with apparent lower body injuries. Speculation around Letang is that the injury was caused while battling for the puck with Brad Marchand causing Letang to leave the game and be re-evaluated on Monday.  The Canucks…

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Corey Perry suspended 4 games

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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Updating a previous post, Corey Perry has been suspended 4 games for his elbow headshot on the Wild’s Justin Zucker.  Perry has been a top-10 fantasy RW all season long and will surely be missed in the Ducks’ and your fantasy lineups. While this will be challenging for owners because Perry will need to be…

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We Know There is a Season, But We Don’t Know When

Monday, January 7, 2013

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We’re seeing conflicting reports of a season starting on January 19 and still reports that the January 15 start is not out of the question – Gary Bettman will announce those details soon. So, in the meantime, DailyFaceoff.com is ramping up to our regular season resources and content in order to be ready for the…

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Top Candidates for an NHL CBA Buyout

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

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The latest proposal sent by the NHL to the NHLPA over the holiday break included among other concessions a contract length restriction, salary variances, and CBA length but it also included a provision where teams could buy out a player’s contract prior to the 2013-14 season in order to be compliant with the new salary…

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NHL Fantasy Briefs: Edmonton Oilers

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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No-brainers Players you should be drafting in all standard formats: Taylor Hall: Getting better and entering his third season.  If he stays healthy, he’ll pot an easy 30. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: Emerged as the primary center on the Oilers’ top line and 23 of his 52 points were on the power play. Jordan Eberle: As electric…

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NHL Fantasy Briefs: Detroit Red Wings

Thursday, September 13, 2012

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No-brainers Players you should be drafting in all standard formats: Jimmy Howard: Coming off his best season, yet, it will need to be seen how a Lidstrom-less D affects his numbers. Pavel Datsyuk: Datsyuk is now 3 seasons removed from 97 point but has still produced at or near a point per game in his…

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NHL Fantasy Briefs: Dallas Stars

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

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No-brainers Players you should be drafting in all standard formats: Jamie Benn: Hard to argue against increasing his point totals every year despite less games played.  Look for 30+ goals if healthy. Loui Eriksson: Three straight 70+ point seasons and proved he can still perform without Brad Richards. Michael Ryder: Might have had the quietest…

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