Mid-Week Adds: NHL

If you’re grinding down the stretch of your Fantasy Hockey league and are looking for some players to add who could give you the chance of winning a championship here are a few names that I am recommending you look at:

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Alex Barre-Boulet (C) TBL2% Owned

  • Recently promoted to play C/RW on L1 for Tampa Bay
  • Centers the Lightning PP1 unit
  • Scored 1G on 6SOG in his last GP
  • Ice time has jumped to as much as 19:06
  • 4GP on the week: TUE, THU, SAT, SUN
  • Finishes the week with B2B games against Detroit

Jesse Puljujarvi (RW) EDM17% Owned

  • Plays L1 with Connor McDavid
  • 3G, 3A, +8, 7HIT in his last 4GP
  • 4GP on the week (3 remaining) vs WPG, CGY, CGY
  • The Oilers top lines have played extremely well vs WPG/CGY this season
  • EDM has 4GP against VAN in week 16 so he can be held into next week

Nick Foligno (LW,RW) TOR34% Owned

  • Plays L1 for the Leafs along side Matthews, Marner
  • Much like when Joe Thornton joined the Leafs and this line he can make an instant impact as a 13 year veteran NHL player
  • Has already contributed 2A in just 2GP for Toronto
  • Projects to have a + rating to go along with strong contributions in Hits and Blocked Shots
  • Toronto has 3GP from Wed-Sat against MTL, VAN, VAN

Andre Burakovsky (LW,RW) COL46% Owned

  • Playing L1 on the RW in place of Mikko Rantanen along side MacKinnon, Landeskog
  • Plays the RW spot on COL PP1, again in place of Rantanen
  • 2G, 3A and 4PPP in his last 3GP
  • Played over 20:00 min during his last 2GP
  • Plays Wed/Fri which are two of the slower nights in the NHL this week

Defense

Alex Goligoski (D) ARI34% Owned

  • 2G, 9A in his last 12 GP – that is extremely consistent offensive upside from a defender
  • Playing 22-26 min per game including an elite 26:47 in a losing effort against SJS on Mon
  • 94 Blk Shots on the year – 8th best in the NHL
  • Recently featured on ARI PP1 unit playing the point next to Jacob Chychrun
  • Plays 2nd Pairing with Jacob Chychrun – one of the best 2nd pairings in the NHL

Alexander Edler (D) VAN17% Owned

  • Top pairing defensemen whos Ownership % has bottomed out in 2021 following the Canucks COVID postponement stretch
  • 3 games remaining on the week against OTT, TOR, TOR including B2B games Wed/Thu
  • One of only a half dozen NHL players to project for >100SOG, >100HIT, >100 BLK in a full GM season
  • Contributes steadily in these peripheral categories. In his last 2GP he has 7SOG, 2HIT, 6BLK
  • If he contributes any points its a bonus – add him in deeper leagues where the listed categories are in play

Goalies

Brian Elliot (G) PHI37% Owned

  • Carter Hart is injured and Elliot has a good chance to see the net all week
  • PHI plays NJD 3x this week TUE, THU, SAT
  • The Devils are on a 10G losing streak
  • Elliot has won his last 2 starts including an OT victory against the freshly mentioned Devils
  • Stats on the season 13-6-2 2.88GAA, .896SV%, 2SO

Cal Peterson (G) LAK 24% Owned

  • LAK have 4GP against ANA this week
  • Quick started on Monday night increasing the likely hood that Peterson see’s the net in the 1-2 games remaining this week
  • 2.74GAA and .917SV% on the season despite playing for a team with a losing record on the year
  • LAK only have a -13 GF/GA and have allowed less GA than STL, NSH and WAS. All of which are playoff teams

I hope you’ve enjoyed the points on players to consider this week. Now get out there and win a trophy!

David Carey – April 27th

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