Fantasy Hockey Trade Tips: Midseason moves worth considering
Here are some trade targets who could have major fantasy value in the second half of the season…or not. Dubois has emerged as the team's top center this season, scoring at a point-per-game pace, and his possession numbers with Wheeler on his wing are much better than with Connor. Montour has been very good for the Panthers this season, scoring 30 points in 37 games and splitting PP1 duties with Ekblad. It's shades of Jack Hughes' rookie season, where he's shown flashes of brilliance but can't be consistent or trusted enough to be an everyday fantasy player. After scoring 50 points last season, Seider is on pace for just 28 this year.wftv.com
Fantasy Hockey Values: Young center Dylan Cozens headlines group of risers
First Liners (Risers)Dylan Cozens, C, BUFCozens, selected seventh overall in 2019, took a major step forward last season with 38 points in 79 games. It looks like that was just the start of Cozens becoming a viable fantasy option. Taken ninth overall in 2021, Guenther has three goals and eight assists while seeing most of his action in the bottom-six. The result was new career highs in goals (27), assists (27), points (54) as well as several other categories. After a decent start, Strome has hit the skids a bit.wftv.com
Fantasy Hockey Pickups: Grab a piece of the juggernaut Kraken scoring attack now
The second selection in the 2021 draft has recaptured form in the last six with a whopping 12 points — including three on the power play — and a plus-9. Jarvis has turned it around the last week-and-a-half with four points, 15 shots and 11 hits on 17:12 a night. Nick Foligno, BOS (Yahoo: 3%)For a few years, Foligno was the perfect fantasy player, as he could be relied upon for significant contributions in points, shots, hits and even faceoff wins. He's slowed down or completely stopped doing a couple of those functions yet remains an integral piece of the Bruins' attack. Even operating on single-digit/low-double-digit ice times, Foligno has picked up six points — including three PPPs — 12 shots and 16 hits in his last six appearances.wftv.com
Jets beat Coyotes 3-2 in overtime to spoil Mullett debut
TEMPE, Ariz. — (AP) — Blake Wheeler scored 32 seconds into overtime and the Winnipeg Jets spoiled the Arizona Coyotes' Mullett Arena debut with a 3-2 victory Friday night. Cole Perfetti scored in the first period and Winnipeg picked up the pressure in the third, tying it on Mark Scheifele's goal. Rittich and Vejmelka stole the show in the second period, each making difficult close-range saves through traffic. ... Coyotes D Jakob Chychrun missed his seventh straight game after suffering a recent setback in his recovery from offseason wrist surgery. Jets D Logan Stanley missed his second straight game after getting banged up on a blocked shot Monday against St. Louis.wftv.com
Jets finish off sweep of Oilers with 4-3 victory in 3 OTs
Oilers Jets Hockey Winnipeg Jets' Kyle Connor (81) scores the game-winning goal on Edmonton Oilers' goaltender Mike Smith (41) during third overtime period of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff game, Monday, May 24, 2021, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Fred Greenslade/The Canadian Press via AP) (Fred Greenslade)WINNIPEG, Manitoba — (AP) — Kyle Connor scored 6:52 into the third overtime period, lifting the Winnipeg Jets to a first-round series sweep of the Edmonton Oilers with a 4-3 victory Monday night. Mark Scheifele scored twice and Mason Appleton added a goal for the Jets, who eliminated the Oilers in the playoffs for the first time. So before the next round, the Jets will get some much-needed rest after playing three straight overtime games — including two on back-to-back nights. “It took all pieces of our game,” Jets coach Paul Maurice said.wftv.com
NHL training camps open with sense of urgency
It was the first day of training camp for Laviolette and the Washington Capitals and most of the NHL. Camps are now open for the league's 31 teams and they will last just 10 days. “You get a fresh start,” said Jeff Skinner of the Buffalo Sabres, who haven't played a game since March. “Most players would argue that camps are a little bit long anyway," Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler said. “I’ve been told from our team and from the league, when a player is not on the ice during training camp, we’re supposed to say he’s not available today,” Philadelphia coach Alain Vigneault said.
2016 World Cup of Hockey provides lessons for NHL restart
FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2016 file photo, Canada's Sidney Crosby hoists the trophy following his team's victory over Europe in the World Cup of Hockey finals, in Toronto. The closest comparison to the NHL's summer restart is the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. You kind of have a short, abbreviated training camp and then youre right into it. It was early September 2016, and the Pittsburgh Penguins captain stepped on the ice in Ottawa for Canadas training camp ahead of the World Cup of Hockey. New York Islanders coach Barry Trotz, who was an assistant when Canada won the World Cup, considers that tournament the closest comparison because he anticipates the same frantic shifts of momentum.
NHL finalizes playoff format as Pens player tests positive
The announcement came at nearly the same time the Pittsburgh Penguins revealed one of their players had tested positive for the coronavirus. The team said the unidentified player was not in Pittsburgh, was isolated after experiencing symptoms and has recovered. So far, nine NHL players have tested positive: five from Ottawa, three from Colorado and one from Pittsburgh. Everybody is used to a best of seven, Pittsburgh player representative Kris Letang said. Any team that is going to win five rounds, four rounds of best of seven ...