Fantasy Hockey 2014-15: Waiver Wire Update 12/31
Taking a Look at the Hot Waiver Wire Trends in Fantasy Hockey
December 31, 2014
As the calendar gets ready to turn to 2015, the NHL season is just hitting its stride, and as a result so are our fantasy hockey campaigns. If you’ve got a few holes in your lineup, you’ll want to be perusing the waiver wire this week. Let’s check out some of the latest trends out there and see where the hot adds are coming from.
Devan Dubnyk, G, Arizona Coyotes: Dubnyk seems to be the net-minder of the moment right now, and you don’t have to look too hard to see why. He’s started six of the last seven for the Coyotes and has recorded three straight victories.
During his win streak, Dubnyk has allowed just four goals. He’ll have his hiccups here and there, but all in all he looks like a pretty appealing pickup if you’re in need of goaltending.
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Johnny Gaudreau, LW, Calgary Flames: Gaudreau has been as hot as hot can get over the past few games, and it’s reflecting in his fantasy ownership. He has a four-game points streak going, producing six goals and an assist in that span with a plus-7 rating.
Gaudreau now has 30 points in 37 games (12 goals and 18 assists) and a plus-12 rating on the year. There’s little reason to hesitate here; he should be owned just about everywhere.
Marco Scandella, D, Minnesota Wild: If you’re looking for help on the defensive side, look no further than Scandella, who is the hot D pickup right now. Over his last six games, he has four goals and two assists. He’s turning into quite the two-way player up there in Minnesota.
Scandella has nine goals and six helpers on the year while posting a plus-3 rating. He’ll give your roster a bit of a lift on the low end, so make sure you kick the tires if you’re in the market.
Carl Soderberg, C/LW, Boston Bruins: Soderberg had a nice game against the Red Wings yesterday, which has sent his fantasy stock through the roof. In that one he put up a goal and two assists in 16:21 of total ice time. It was his first goal since December 17.
Soderberg has been peppering in the points lately, coming up with results more often than not. He has seven goals, 19 assists and a plus-9 rating on the year. He’s usually good for a helper at least every other game.
Jordan Staal, C/LW, Carolina Hurricanes: Staal is trending right now after making his 2014-15 season debut on Monday against the Canadiens. In that one, he put up an assist and a couple of shots on goal while spending 19:01 on the ice.
Staal missed out on every game up until now due to his fractured fibula. It’s tough telling what the ‘Canes will do with their lineups going forward, but it’s nice to see him tallying points right out of the gate.
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