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The Wire Troll: Anthony Mantha Lifts Red Wings

January 1, 2017 | by Dakota Case | Comments Comments Off
Anthony Mantha has become one of the brightest young stars for the Detroit Red Wings.
Anthony Mantha is really heating up in Motown. (Charles LeClaire-USA Today Sports)

Happy New Year, folks! The year 2016 ended with the Columbus Blue Jackets notching their 15th straight win, Team USA shaking off the New Year’s Eve monkey versus Canada in Under-20 World Junior action, and we now have two straight days of outdoor Classics! How do ya like that?

Anthony Mantha, RW, Detroit Red Wings (ESPN: 15.9 per cent; CBS: 40 per cent): Mantha, one of Detroit’s bright young stars, entered Sunday’s Centennial Classic clash with Toronto on a five-game point streak with three goals and six points in that span (he potted another huge goal in the New Year’s Day tilt; see video below). He has seven goals, 13 points, a plus-9 rating, 12 penalty minutes and 50 shots on goal in 21 games this season, making him a serious candidate for protection in dynasty formats. Keep your eyes on this one.

Carl Hagelin, LW, Pittsburgh Penguins (ESPN: 24.1 per cent; CBS: 37 per cent): Hagelin isn’t a real prolific scorer. However, he serves his role as a secondary scorer quite well for the Pens. Hagelin had two goals, five points, a plus-3 rating, a game-winning goal and six shots on goal in three games last week.

Andrew Ladd, LW, New York Islanders (ESPN: 30.7 per cent; CBS: 40 per cent): Ladd has yet to prove just why he was signed for so large of a sum in the offseason, but he did have a pretty decent week. The former Winnipeg captain had three goals, four points, a plus-1 rating, a power play point and five shots on goal in three games for the Isles. Be careful, however, as he has just 12 points and a minus-9 rating this season.

Dmitry Orlov, D, Washington Capitals (ESPN: 16.3 per cent; CBS: 42 per cent): Orlov has just one goal this season, but seems to be finding himself on the score sheet quite regularly these days thanks to his playmaking ability from the blue line. In three games last week, he had two assists, a plus-2 rating, nine shots on goal and two defensive points, depending on your league’s format.

James Reimer, G, Florida Panthers (ESPN: 3.5 per cent; CBS: 19 per cent): Reimer has had better campaigns, but he’s coming off a solid week. The former Toronto goalkeeper had a win, a 1.99 goals against average and a .948 save percentage in two appearances last week.

Rookie of the Week

Auston Matthews is charging up the statistical ladder these days with two goals, four points, a plus-2 rating, two power play points and nine shots on goal in two games last week. The 2016 first overall pick sits just one goal and point behind rookie leader Patrik Laine with 30 points in four fewer games than the Finn. Matthews will have the chance to tie or surpass Laine in Sunday’s Centennial Classic against Detroit.

Now it’s your turn. Let us know in the comments below who your favourite Fantasy hockey waiver wire pick of the week is.

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The Wire Troll: Michael Carter-Williams Stepping up in Chicago

December 31, 2016 | by Adrian Wallace | Comments Comments Off
Ross tends to periodically tease Fantasy owners with his talent and he’s on one of those streaks now, having seen a big uptick in action over the last two games. And what’s up with 10 steals over his past three games? Holy Thievery Corporation, Batman! Ross has been used exclusively off the pine this season, which makes owning him a crap shoot from game to game, but he has never shot it better (46.5 per cent from the field; almost 41 per cent from downtown), and he’s doing his best work at the line as well. Still, the fact that his MPG has dropped three straight seasons does not bode well for a young player trying to earn his stripes in the NBA.
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The Wire Troll: Marcus Foligno Moves to Top Line

December 25, 2016 | by RotoRob | Comments Comments Off
Before getting shut out on Thursday, Smith had been blazing, potting three goals (including a shorty) with three assists over the previous three games, going +6 in the process. After a very quiet November, he’s now recorded eight points in 11 games this month, and after his career best +16 last season, he’s headed in the right direction now, bumping his +/- to the positive side of the ledger at +5. Ottawa’s third rounder from 2008 is unlikely to touch last season’s 25-goal breakout, but at least he’s shaken off the cobwebs and put himself back on the Fantasy radar.
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The Wire Troll: James Johnson Jacking Up the Treys

December 24, 2016 | by RotoRob | Comments Comments Off
Some sharp owners are beginning to pluck Middleton off the wire after news emerged that he’s making good progress in his recovery from surgery to repair a torn left hamstring. He’s been doing some light jogging and shooting, but obviously has a long road ahead of him. Still, it’s looking more likely that Middleton will be able to help your Fantasy team before season’s end (possibly as early as mid-February), so if you’re in a format that allows you to stash a player, grab him now.
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The Wire Troll: Mike Fisher Hitting the Notes in Music City

December 18, 2016 | by Dakota Case | Comments Comments Off
The former Tampa Bay top pick is doing just fine with his fellow rookies in Arizona. The Coyotes may be hanging out in the league’s cellar, but the youngsters are receiving quality minutes of top development. DeAngelo is one of those benefiting from it, and so are his Fantasy owners. He had a goal, two points, a minus-2 rating, two power play points and 10 shots on goal in four games last week. The former Sarnia Sting star has three goals, nine points and a minus-1 rating in 16 games while averaging 19:18 of ice-time. As you can see, he’s far from sheltered.
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