Fantasy Hockey 2015-16: Waiver Wire Update 12/31
Fantasy Hockey Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
December 31, 2015
We’ve got a big night of NHL action ahead of us, which means this morning is a great time to check out the fantasy hockey waiver wire. Let’s take a closer look at the numbers and see if anyone makes sense for you as an add in daily and seasonal fantasy leagues.
Connor Hellebuyck, G, Winnipeg Jets: Hellebuyck comes into tonight’s game as one of the most-added fantasy hockey players this week. He put up 33 saves on 34 shots in his most recent appearance, a 4-1 win against Detroit.
Hellebuyck has allowed just one goal in his past two games and has 63 saves in that span. The Jets will start out a road trip in Arizona tonight and should be in the driver’s seat for starts with Winnipeg.
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Shane Doan, LW/RW, Arizona Coyotes: On the other side of tonight’s Coyotes-Jets matchup, we have Doan. He got a hat trick in his last appearance, though not too many people noticed since the Coyotes lost.
On the season, Doan has 11 goals and six assists now, and he’s been getting around 20 minutes per game. He’s got a minus-6 rating on the season, but will try to improve that tonight.
Ryan Ellis, D, Nashville Predators: Over to the defensive side of the ice we go--let’s check out Ellis. He logged an assist and a plus-1 mark in his last appearance, a 4-3 loss to the Blues.
That gives Ellis two goals and a helper in his last four games, with a plus-5 mark in that span. Ha has four scores and 12 assists so far, and will head to Dallas tonight to try and better that mark.
Mikko Koivu, C, Minnesota Wild: We’ve visited with Koivu a few times this year, and he’s trending once again. He posted two goals in his last outing against the Red Wings, breaking a three-game streak of no points.
Koivu is owned in just a little over half of the fantasy leagues out there, but that should be a little higher if you ask us. He has 10 goals and 21 assists already this year as he heads into St. Louis to start out a four-game road trip.
Ryan Spooner, C/LW, Boston Bruins: Spooner doesn’t play until tomorrow night, but we should check him out anyway. He posted a plus-1 mark with two assists in his last appearance. Coming into that game he had no points in four games.
Spooner has eight goals and 16 assists this year but sports a sketchy minus-6 rating overall. He will get Montreal at home at noon tomorrow.
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