Fantasy Hockey 2014-15: Waiver Wire Update 1/27
Fantasy Hockey Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
January 27, 2015
The NHL is officially back tonight with a busy set of games coming our way. That means there’s plenty to do with regards to your fantasy hockey roster, so with that in mind let’s check out some of the hot trends on the waiver wire coming out of the All-Star break. Here’s a closer look at the numbers.
Anton Forsberg, G, Columbus Blue Jackets: With Sergei Bobrovsky gone due to a groin injury, Forsberg has bee burning up the waiver wire charts with his expected recall from the AHL. He’s got a lot of people talking thanks to a .930 save percentage and 1.96 GAA in the minors.
Forsberg is probably a safer option than Curtis McElhinney, the Jackets’ other goalie, but we’ve yet to see what the workload split will be. There’s some risk here, but also a high ceiling.
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Anton Khudobin, G, Carolina Hurricanes: Khudobin has turned his season around after a rough start, and seems to be on the verge of retaking the starting duties in Carolina. Over his last four games, he has three wins and has allowed a total of five scores.
Khudobin got yanked after a poor start early in the year, but seems to be working his way back into the coaching staff’s good graces. He’s a trending pickup for those in need of a goalie.
Mike Hoffman, C/LW, Ottawa Senators: The speedy Hoffman has produced some pretty good numbers lately, and they’re translating into a lot of fantasy interest. Over his last six games, he has three goals and two assists with a plus-1 rating.
On the season, Hoffman has 16 goals and nine helpers with a really nice plus-19 rating. He’s probably the hottest pickup right now aside from the Columbus goalies and Khudobin.
James Wizniewski, D, Columbus Blue Jackets: Speaking of Columbus, let’s return there and check out Wizniewski, who is a trending add on D. over his last five games, he has a plus-5 rating with four assists and a goal to his credit.
Wizniewski has five scores and 17 helpers so far this year and seems to be trending in the right direction. He’s certainly capable of getting on a hot streak, which is what he’s been doing lately.
Tomas Plekanec, C, Montreal Canadiens: Those owners in search of a center should look Plekanec’s way, as he’s one of the hotter names on the wire at that position. He has three goals and six assists over his last eight games and is carrying an even rating in that span.
Plekanec boasts 13 scores and 19 assists on the season, so he’s a pretty steady contributor at that level. He and the Canadiens have a lot of home games coming up as January transitions into February as well.
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