Fantasy Hockey 2013-14: Waiver Wire Update 11/7
Waiver Wire Adds and Trends in Fantasy Hockey This Week
November 7, 2013
It’s Thursday; that means it’s time for our weekly checkup on the fantasy hockey waiver wire. We’re starting to see some semi-reliable trends emerge, and there are some promising options for every position, which is great news for enterprising fantasy owners. Let’s take a look at the trending names out there and see if anyone is a good fit for your team.
Robin Lehner, G, Ottawa Senators: Lehner is one of the biggest trends in goalie pickups right now, especially considering Craig Anderson’s sketchy situation. The rookie finally picked up a win Tuesday against the Blue Jackets, posting 32 saves on 33 shots. It’s tough telling what his long-term future will hold this season, but for right now he’s a solid pickup, especially considering Anderson’s neck injury (he’s day-to-day right now).
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Tommy Wingels, RW, San Jose Sharks: Wingels has been turning it on from a production standpoint recently, and he’s tearing up the waiver wire because of it. He has five points (two goals; three assists) in just his last four games, with four scores and seven helpers overall. Wingels has both C and RW eligibility in a lot of leagues, so that makes him a versatile pickup while he’s hot. The Sharks host Vancouver tonight, then they’re in Winnipeg on Sunday.
Josh Harding, G, Minnesota Wild: If you can still get Harding in your league, he’s the goalie to target right now. We don’t have a whole lot of games to base any assumptions on, but he’s done extremely well so far. During his current five-game win streak, Harding has allowed just five goals, and three of those came in one game. He has two shutouts on his current 8-2 record, which he’ll take into DC tonight. The team will be in Carolina on Saturday, then off until next Wednesday.
Torey Krug, D, Boston Bruins: If you’re looking at defensemen, Krug is probably the guy to target--assuming he’s still out there in your league. In 14 games so far, he has five goals and three assists already on top of a plus-2 rating. Krug is getting plenty of ice time and should be able to surpass his modest expectations this season. The Bruins host Florida tonight and Toronto on Saturday.
Alex Killorn, LW, Tampa Bay Lightning: Killorn wasn’t expected to do a whole lot this year, so his outburst in the early-going is at least somewhat surprising. He has four goals and eight assists in 14 games so far, with two scores and four helpers in just the last four games. The plus-4 rating certainly doesn’t hurt either. Killorn and company will be hosting Edmonton tonight, followed by a road game against the Red Wings on Saturday evening.
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