NHL Fantasy Waiver Wire: Anaheim Players Rise the Roof, Rookies Make An Impact

NHL Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire: Letting You Know Which Players You Should Add/Drop Heading Into Week 23, Complete Injury Update, Players of the Week, and More!

Welcome back to our weekly NHL fantasy hockey waiver wire. Anaheim‘s players are blowing up in stock, so definitely take a chance on them. Also go out and pick up the hot rookies as they will produce much better next season!

Like always, we’re here to help you gain the most out of your hockey pool. Most NHL fantasy pools consist of a weekly total before being reset. So, it’s best to maximize your scoring during that week to either stay in the lead or try to climb the standings. The toughest part is always releasing players, but if you’re in a pool that isn’t very active, you can take those chances.

If you’re in a pool that everyone is involved in daily, at least keep your star players even if they’re going through a cold streak, so they’re not picked up when you release them.

*For a Yahoo pool containing 10 teams or less that only focus’ on the essentials*

Adds: (Depending on how your free agent pool looks)

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Mar 16, 2017; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Scott Darling (33) takes a break during the second period against the Ottawa Senators at the Canadian Tire Centre. The Blackhawks defeated the Senators 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Centres:
Elias Lindholm (CAR) – 9% ownership, 702 adds since last week, 7G, 29A, -4
Sam Gagner (CBJ) – 37% ownership, 419 adds since last week, 18G, 26A, +9
Rickard Rakell (ANA) – 44% ownership, 327 adds since last week, 31G, 11A, +2
Brandon Dubinsky (CBJ) – 30% ownership, 322 adds since last week, 10G, 26A, +18
Nick Schmaltz (CHI) – 10% ownership, 232 adds since last week, 6G, 14A, +10
Mikko Koivu (MIN) – 58% ownership, 213 adds since last week, 18G, 34A, +30

Left Wingers:
Teuvo Teravainen (CAR) – 15% ownership, 463 adds since last week, 14G, 21A, -2
Sebastian Aho (CAR) – 33% ownership, 348 adds since last week, 20G, 19A, +1
Paul Byron (MTL) – 8% ownership, 285 adds since last week, 19G, 16A, +12
Jake Guentzel (PIT) – 18% ownership, 268 adds since last week, 11G, 11A, +3
Matthew Tkachuk (CGY) – 56% ownership, 195 adds since last week, 13G, 33A, +14
Tanner Pearson (LA) – 24% ownership, 178 adds since last week, 22G, 19A, +11

Right Wingers:
Michael Frolik (CGY) – 26% ownership, 478 adds since last week, 16G, 26A, +13
Dustin Brown (LA) – 9% ownership, 169 adds since last week, 11G, 20A, -5
Andrew Shaw (MTL) – 19% ownership, 160 adds since last week, 10G, 14A, +4
Jason Zucker (MIN) – 43% ownership, 152 adds since last week, 21G, 24A, +33
Tomas Tatar (DET) – 15% ownership, 147 adds since last week, 18G, 17A, -12
Charlie Coyle (MIN) – 42% ownership, 145 adds since last week, 15G, 31A, +6

Defence:
Jakob Chychrun (ARI) – 4% ownership, 859 adds since last week, 7G, 12A, -10
Jaccob Slavin (CAR) – 15% ownership, 544 adds since last week, 5G, 23A, +17
Radko Gudas (PHI) – 27% ownership, 342 adds since last week, 4G, 16A, +3
Mark Borowiecki (OTT) – 14% ownership, 241 adds since last week, 1G, 1A, -1
David Savard (CBJ) – 16% ownership, 236 adds since last week, 5G, 15A, +26
Mark Streit (PIT) – 23% ownership, 222 adds since last week, 6G, 20A, -8

Goalies:
Scott Darling (CHI) – 26% ownership, 1,254 adds since last week, 17W, 51GA, 2.08GAA
Juuse Saros (NSH) – 7% ownership, 536 adds since last week, 8W, 36GA, 2.24GAA
Richard Bachman (VAN) – 1% ownership, 419 adds since last week, 1W, 1GA, 1.00GAA
Joonas Korpisalo (CBJ) – 3% ownership, 286 adds since last week, 5W, 23GA, 2.82GAA
Mike Condon (OTT) – 36% ownership, 280 adds since last week, 18W, 89GA, 2.49GAA
Calvin Pickard (COL) – 15% ownership, 278 adds since last week, 13W, 106GA, 2.82GAA

*For a Yahoo pool containing 20 teams or less that only focus’ on the essentials*

Adds: (Depending on how your free agent pool looks)

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Mar 5, 2017; Anaheim, CA, USA; Vancouver Canucks goalie Richard Bachman (32) makes a save in the third period of the game against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center. Canucks won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Centres:
Sean Couturier (PHI) – 4% ownership, 81 adds since last week, 11G, 12A, Even
Mathieu Perreault (WPG) – 9% ownership, 77 adds since last week, 8G, 21A, -11
Leo Komarov (TOR) – 16% ownership, 70 adds since last week, 11G, 14A, +1
Steve Ott (MTL) – 1% ownership, 56 adds since last week, 3G, 4A, -6
Joshua Ho-Sang (NYI) – 6% ownership, 51 adds since last week, 3G, 3A, -4
Phillip Danault (MTL) – 4% ownership, 38 adds since last week, 10G, 22A, +2

Left Wingers:
Joseph Blandisi (NJ) – 0% ownership, 60 adds since last week, 2G, 5A, -6
Markus Granlund (VAN) – 1% ownership, 37 adds since last week, 19G, 13A, -18
Tobias Rieder (ARI) – 2% ownership, 35 adds since last week, 15G, 18A, -5
Cody McLeod (NSH) – 1% ownership, 33 adds since last week, 4G, 1A, -2
Adrian Kempe (LA) – 0% ownership, 32 adds since last week, 2G, 4A, -1
Andreas Athanasiou (DET) – 2% ownership, 31 adds since last week, 16G, 9A, -6

Right Wingers:
Tom Wilson (WSH) – 6% ownership, 147 adds since last week, 6G, 10A, +9
Oliver Bjorkstrand (CBJ) – 3% ownership, 102 adds since last week, 5G, 5A, +6
Josh Anderson (CBJ) – 2% ownership, 74 adds since last week, 15G, 11A, +11
Zack Kassian (EDM) – 2% ownership, 60 adds since last week, 6G, 15A, +4
Ryan White (MIN) – 1% ownership, 29 adds since last week, 9G, 7A, -10
Austin Watson (NSH) – 1% ownership, 22 adds since last week, 5G, 10A, +14

Defence:
Alex Petrovic (FLA) – 3% ownership,142 adds since last week, G, A, +/-
Cody Ceci (OTT) – 5% ownership, 129 adds since last week, G, A, +/-
Justin Braun (SJ) – 2% ownership, 95 adds since last week, G, A, +/-
Johnny Oduya (CHI) – 2% ownership, 77 adds since last week, G, A, +/-
Trevor van Riemsdyk (CHI) – 2% ownership, 63 adds since last week, G, A, +/-
Michael Del Zotto (PHI) – 4% ownership, 61 adds since last week, G, A, +/-

Goalies:
Richard Bachman (VAN) – 1% ownership, 427 adds since last week, 1W, 1GA, 1.00GAA
Jeremy Smith (COL) – 1% ownership, 22 adds since last week, 1W, 17GA, 3.12GAA
Jhonas Enroth (ANA) – 1% ownership, 16 adds since last week, 0W, 18GA, 3.94GAA
Keith Kinkaid (NJ) – 2% ownership, 13 adds since last week, 7W, 54GA, 2.76GAA
Anton Khudobin (BOS) – 2% ownership, 10 adds since last week, 5W, 33GA, 2.73GAA
Louis Domingue (ARI) – 3% ownership, 8 adds since last week, 8W, 71GA, 3.13GAA

*For an ESPN pool containing 10-20 teams, including all statistical categories*

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Jan 12, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Anaheim Ducks right wing Jakob Silfverberg (33) controls the puck in the first period against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Centres:
Adam Lowry (WPG) – 12G, 11A, -1, 41PIM, 3PPG, 4PPA, 0SHG, 1SHA, 109SH, 0GWG, 185HITS, 46BLKS
Zack Smith (OTT) – 16G, 16A, +8, 59PIM, 1PPG, 0PPA, 4SHG, 0SHA, 129SH, 1GWG, 125HITS, 33BLKS
Nathan MacKinnon (COL) – 14G, 30A, -14, 14PIM, 2PPG, 9PPA, 2SHG, 0SHA, 219SH, 4GWG, 43HITS, 25BLKS
Martin Hanzal (MIN) – 16G, 14A, -17, 47PIM, 4PPG, 4PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 144SH, 2GWG, 124HITS, 50BLKS
Jean-Gabriel Pageau (OTT) – 9G, 18A, +10, 18PIM, 0PPG, 0PPA, 0SHG, 2SHA, 139SH, 2GWG, 138HITS, 69BLKS
Patrik Berglund (STL) – 19G, 9A, -8, 26PIM, 3PPG, 3PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 129SH, 4GWG, 137HITS, 38BLKS

Left Wingers:
Marcus Foligno (BUF) – 12G, 9A, -5, 69PIM, 0PPG, 0PPA, 1SHG, 0SHA, 89SH, 0GWG, 254HITS, 54BLKS
Tanner Pearson (LA) – 22G, 19A, +10, 11PIM, 3PPG, 4PPA, 0SHG, 1SHA, 163SH, 4GWG, 110HITS, 20BLKS
Gabriel Landeskog (COL) – 15G, 14A, -14, 58PIM, 5PPG, 1PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 134SH, 2GWG, 120HITS, 30BLKS
Jason Zucker (MIN) – 21G, 24A, +33, 30PIM, 1PPG, 0PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 150SH, 3GWG, 59HITS, 37BLKS
Jonathan Drouin (TB) – 17G, 26A, -5, 14PIM, 7PPG, 14PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 161SH, 4GWG, 40HITS, 15BLKS
Ryan Hartman (CHI) – 15G, 11A, +12, 57PIM, 0PPG, 0PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 140SH, 3GWG, 106HITS, 26BLKS

Right Wingers:
Tom Wilson (WSH) – 6G, 10A, +9, 106PIM, 0PPG, 0PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 80SH, 0GWG, 205HITS, 37BLKS
Patrick Eaves (ANA) – 23G, 18A, -9, 18PIM, 11PPG, 5PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 175SH, 1GWG, 72HITS, 39BLKS
Radim Vrbata (ARI) – 17G, 34A, -16, 14PIM, 3PPG, 11PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 204SH, 2GWG, 42HITS, 24BLKS
Jakob Silfverberg (ANA) – 19G, 22A, +10, 14PIM, 5PPG, 2PPA, 1SHG, 0SHA, 191SH, 4GWG, 41HITS, 35BLKS
Zack Kassian (EDM) – 6G, 15A, +4, 93PIM, 0PPG, 0PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 97SH, 0GWG, 166HITS, 13BLKS
Rick Nash (NYR) – 18G, 15A, +5, 20PIM, 5PPG, 3PPA, 1SHG, 0SHA, 174SH, 3GWG, 60HITS, 31BLKS

Defence:
Luke Schenn (ARI) – 0G, 7A, -8, 68PIM, 0PPG, 0PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 84SH, 0GWG, 242HITS, 111BLKS
Calvin de Haan (NYI) – 5G, 16A, +11, 36PIM, 1PPG, 1PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 98SH, 1GWG, 111HITS, 170BLKS
Ivan Provorov (PHI) – 5G, 20A, -11, 26PIM, 0PPG, 5PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 134SH, 1GWG, 97HITS, 146BLKS
Dmitry Orlov (WSH) – 5G, 25A, +28, 47PIM, 1PPG, 5PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 105SH, 0GWG, 109HITS, 84BLKS
Josh Manson (ANA) – 3G, 10A, +8, 67PIM, 0PPG, 0PPA, 0SHG, 1SHA, 67SH, 1GWG, 210HITS, 72BLKS
Brooks Orpik (WSH) – 0G, 13A, +32, 44PIM, 0PPG, 0PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 69SH, 0GWG, 164HITS, 114BLKS

Goalies:
Steve Mason (PHI) – 20W, 20L, 7OTL, 126GA, 1,205SV, .905SV%, 3SO
Roberto Luongo (FLA) – 17W, 15L, 6OTL, 104GA, 1,113SV, .915SV%, 1SO
Petr Mrazek (DET) – 16W, 19L, 7OTL, 126GA, 1,126SV, .899SV%, 1SO
Calvin Pickard (COL) – 13W, 23L, 2OTL, 106GA, 1,089SV, .911SV%, 2SO
Mike Condon (OTT) – 18W, 12L, 6OTL, 89GA, 951SV, .914SV%, 5SO
Ben Bishop (LA) – 16W, 13L, 5OTL, 85GA, 868SV, .911SV%, 1SO

Legend:
G = Goals
A = Assists
PIM = Penalty Minutes
PPG = Power-Play-Goals
PPA = Power-Play-Assists
SHG = Short-Handed-Goals
SHO = Short-Handed Assists
GWG = Game-Winning-Goals
SH = Shots
Hits = Hits
BLKS = Blocks
W = Wins
L = Losses
SV = Saves
SV% = Save Percentage
SO = Shutouts
GA = Goals Against
GAA = Goals-Against-Average

Drops: (Players currently on cold streaks).
J.T. Miller (NYR) – 5 points in last 15 games.
Evgeny Kuznetsov (WSH) – 2 points in last 7 games.
Justin Schultz (PIT) – 1 point in last 4 games.
Jakub Voracek (PHI) – 1 point in last 4 games.
Sebastian Aho (CAR) – 1 point in last 4 games.
Shea Weber (MTL) – 1 point in last 4 games.
Patrik Laine (WPG) – 1 point in last 4 games.
Tyler Seguin (DAL) – 1 point in last 4 games.
Paul Stastny (STL) – 0 points in last 3 games.
T.J. Oshie (WSH) – 0 points in last 3 games.
Zach Parise (MIN) – 0 points in last 3 games.
Sean Monahan (CGY) – 0 points in last 3 games.
Brent Burns (SJ) – 0 points in last 4 games.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson (ARI) – 0 points in last 7 games.
Auston Matthews (TOR) – 0 points in last 7 games.
Tomas Hertl (SJ) – 0 points in last 7 games.

Tuukka Rask (BOS) – 1-1-1 in last 2 games.
Matthew Murray (PIT) – 1-1-0 in last 2 games.
Philipp Grubauer (WSH) – 0-2-0 in last 2 games.
Cory Schneider (NJ) – 0-1-0 in last game.
Ryan Miller (VAN) – 0-2-0 in last 2 games.
Devan Dubnyk (MIN) – 0-2-0 in last 2 games.

Key Injuries:
John Gibson (ANA) – Lower-Body – Day-to-Day
Shane Doan (ARI) – Lower-Body – Day-to-Day
Matt Beleskey (BOS) – Upper-Body – Day-to-Day
Dmitry Kulikov ( BUF) – Upper-Body – Day-to-Day
Kyle Okposo (BUF) – Ribs – Week-to-Week
Matthew Tkachuk (CGY) – Lower-Body – Day-to-Day
Artem Anisimov (CHI) – Lower-Body – Day-to-Day
Semyon Varlamov (COL) – Groin – Day-to-Day
Jamie Benn (DAL) – Upper-Body – Day-to-Day
Aaron Ekblad (FLA) – Concussion – Day-to-Day
Roberto Luongo (FLA) – Lower-Body – Day-to-Day
Martin Hanzal (MIN) – Illness – Day-to-Day
Gustav Olofsson (MIN) – Upper-Body – Day-to-Day
Alexei Emelin (MTL) – Flu – Day-to-Day
Alexander Radulov (MTL) – Flu – Day-to-Day
Colin Wilson (NSH) – Lower-Body – Day-to-Day
Mike Cammalleri (NJ) – Upper-Body – Day-to-Day
Shane Prince (NYI) – Leg – Indefinitely
Dan Girardi (NYR) – Ankle – Day-to-Day
Henrik Lundqvist (NYR) – Hip – March
Mark Stone (OTT) – Lower-Body – Week-to-Week
Nick Cousins (PHI) – Upper-Body – Day-to-Day
Brandon Manning (PHI) – Upper-Body – Day-to-Day
Evgeni Malkin (PIT) – Upper-Body – Day-to-Day
Carl Hagelin (PIT) – Lower-Body – Day-to-Day
Kris Letang (PIT) – Upper-Body – Week-to-Week
Olli Maatta (PIT) – Hand – Day-to-Day
Robby Fabbri (STL) – Knee – Out-for-Season
Ondrej Palat (TB) – Undisclosed – Day-to-Day
Tyler Johnson (TB) – Lower-Body – Day-to-Day
Steven Stamkos (TB) – Knee – Indefinitely
Jacob Markstrom (VAN) – Lower-Body – Day-to-Day
Loui Eriksson (VAN) – Lower-Body – Day-to-Day
Jacob Trouba (WPG) – Upper-Body – Day-to-Day
Toby Enstrom (WPG) – Concussion – Indefinitely

Top Forward of the Week: Brad Marchand (BOS) – (4GP, 5G, 4A, 9PTS, +2)

Brad Marchand is a tough player to acquire, and given the season he’s had this year makes him much harder to get. However, if you own Marchand, do not make any deals for him as he’s most likely going to continue this play for the rest of the year and into the playoffs.

Top Defenseman of the Week: Jakob Chychrun (ARI) – (4GP, 2G, 3A, 5PTS, +3)

Jakob Chychrun isn’t that hot of a commodity but after a very solid week his stock has risen significantly, so if you need an extra defensive scorer there’s no harm in taking a shot on him. Because he’s most likely in your free agent pool and won’t cost you anything for a little bit of offense.

Top Goalie of the Week: Sergei Bobrovsky (CBJ) – (3GP, 3W, .924SV%, 2.33GAA, 0SO)

Sergei Bobrovsky is like Marchand, he’s a top notch player which means he’s probably on someone else’s team. And also like Marchand will be tough to acquire granted the year he has had. But if you have enough offensive pieces use one as a tool for Bobrovsky as he and the rest of the Blue Jackets will only get better.

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