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Fantasy Replacements for Evgeni Malkin

Monday, October 7, 2019

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We are less than one week into the 2019-20 NHL season but we already have our first big injury. On Monday, the @Pittsburgh Penguins announced that @Evgeni Malkin will be out “longer-term” with a lower-body injury. Fellow centre @Nick Bjugstad will also be sidelined for an extended period of time with a lower-body injury, all…

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2020 Fantasy Hockey Tiers: Centres (6-9)

Monday, September 16, 2019

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Breaking positions into tiers makes it a little easier to navigate through your fantasy draft. It ensures you are not reaching on players at certain positions, in this case; centres. I have already ranked the top-20 into five tiers and now it’s time to take a look at Tiers 6-9. Tier 6 21. @Jonathan Toews…

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Valuing Unsigned RFAs in Fantasy Drafts

Friday, September 13, 2019

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Training camps are underway and the 2019-20 NHL season has officially commenced, for some players.  There are still eight unsigned RFA forwards that had 49 points or more last year and three RFA defensemen that averaged over 19:00 TOI/gm. @Mitch Marner and @Mikko Rantanen are both first or second-round Fantasy talents but come with inherent…

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2020 Fantasy Hockey Season Preview: Arizona Coyotes

Thursday, August 29, 2019

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The Arizona Coyotes have missed the playoffs for the seventh straight season, but finished the year as one of the hottest teams and have something to build on heading into 2020.  General Manager John Chayka has not been shy about making trades since getting hired in 2016. He swapped Max Domi for Alex Galchenyuk last summer. Traded Dylan Strome and Brendan Perlini for Nick Schmaltz in November.…

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2018-19 Season Preview: Arizona Coyotes

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

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The Arizona Coyotes sputtered to a 29-41-12 record in 2017-18. The Coyotes struggled to find the back of the net, scoring the second-fewest goals in the league. Rookie sensation Clayton Keller was the lone bright spot in an otherwise desolate season. He registered 23 goals and 42 assists across a full 82 games but conceded…

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Ranking Fantasy Hockey Centres by Tiers (6-9)

Thursday, August 30, 2018

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On Wednesday, I broke my top 23 centres down into five tiers and below you will find the remaining top 50 centres into four more tiers.  Tier 6 Logan Couture (SJS), William Karlsson (VGK), Brayden Schenn (STL), Dylan Larkin (DET), Ryan Johansen (NSH), Sean Couturier (PHI), Eric Staal (MIN)  This tier is loaded with 2018…

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Line Matching – October 10th

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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After covering the basics of line matching in yesterday’s article, it’s time to look at tonight’s 7-game slate and the possible opportunities to find an edge. New York Rangers vs. St. Louis Blues – NYR1 (Kreider–Zibanejad–Buchnevich) has mostly matched up 5v5 vs. the top opposition line at home, and got destroyed puck possession wise against…

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What The ADP!? – Players Going Later Than They Should (Part 2)

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

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Training camp is in full swing, players are getting cut left and right and Fantasy Hockey drafts are winding up. It’s still a little too early to put a tonne of stock in Yahoo’s current Average Draft Positions (ADP), but it’s also worth taking a look at. On other sports related article such as golf…

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2017-18 Draft Kit: Old Faces in New Places (Part 2)

Monday, September 11, 2017

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This two-part series continues with eight more players who will be dawning new uniforms this fall and what the changes mean for their fantasy value in 2017-18. If you missed Part 1, check it out here. 8. Antti Raanta – G – Coyotes 2016-17 Stats: GP-26 | W-16 | GAA-2.26 | SV%-.922 | SO-4 2017-18 Projections: GP-61…

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2017-18 Season Preview: Arizona Coyotes

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

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In 2016-17 the Arizona Coyotes missed the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season after going 30-42-10 and finishing sixth in the Pacific Division. The Coyotes have an influx of young prospects who are expected to make the jump to the NHL this season and could start to tip the scales back in Arizona’s favour in…

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