Hey guys, Sven here back with another Buy/Sell/Hold. I will simply be looking at what these particular players have done performance-wise so far this season, and what I anticipate. Let me know if you guys like this type of content!

ALL STATS ARE AS OF THE MORNING OF DECEMBER 13

BUY:

Ondrej Kase – 15GP 8-6-14. An early sleeper pick by yours truly, Kase is proving he can tack on points with the opportunity he is currently being given by the Ducks. With a hatty in the last game his recent stats are a little inflated, but I would take a look at him in deep leagues.

Kevin Hayes – 30GP 7-14-21. With both Buchnevich and Zuccarello on the shelf, Hayes is the Rangers’ uncontested #1RW and is playing big minutes – 20:33 ATOI in the last two games – in which he has 2-2-4!

Jaden Schwartz – 16GP 2-9-11. Fresh off the shelf, Schwartz could just be the added scoring punch the Blues need to turn things around. 17:29TOI with two apples in his first game back!

Miro Heiskanen – 31GP 6-10-16. I have no idea why this kid’s %OWN is so low on ESPN, but he is proving to be quite the player in his first season with Dallas. Especially with Klingberg on the shelf, Heiskanen is a legitimate streaming option with a ATOI of 23 minutes.

Darnell Nurse – 31GP 4-7-11. Klefbom being out means coach Hitch will have to dump those minutes on another dman, and nurse looks like the prime candidate. Expect some PP time as well!

SELL:

Wayne Simmonds – 29GP 10-4-14. With inconsistent minutes (just nine last night in Calgary), it seems like this is the second consecutive disappointing fantasy season for Wayne Train.

Neal Pionk – 28GP 4-12-16. I was lucky enough to ride the Pionk wave from nearly the start of his solid streak, however it is time to sell off and look for another defenceman in deep leagues.

HOLD:

Brady Tkachuk – 21GP 9-7-16. Despite seven straight pointless games (which can be attributed to the loss of Duchene), Tkachuk is still a solid option especially in leagues where you require a rookie. He is going to go through some growing pains in his first NHL season, but I’m sure the kid will figure it out.

Brock Boeser – 20GP 9-8-17. Given how much scoring has occurred so far this NHL season, 17 in 20 for a Sophomore looks ugly. I’ve seen Boeser getting shopped in a few leagues and I disagree with it completely, as his ATOI is still around 18 minutes and he is one of Vancouver’s prime scoring options.

  1. Jumponit says:
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    Thanks for that. I’m in a 16 team H2H with hits/blocks non keeper. I have Bishop and Quick (min 3 starts) and my stats are a disaster. My top players – Ovie, Larkin, Meier, Skinner, Subban, Atkinson, Hoffman.

    Would you trade to upgrade goaltending? Also would appreciate some advice on possible goalie targets.
    Will also ask Viz for thoughts as well – thanks both!

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      Sven says:
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      @Jumponit: If you feel the need to upgrade, you may be able to throw in one of your guys and Meier for a better option… Rask is a bit of a buy-low because of the time he splits with Halak. I would stay away from Varlamov personally (not sure how sustainable Colorado’s success is). Not sure what the take on Jones is as he hasn’t been great so far, but is slowly getting better and SJ should end up winning that division.

      As for the current situation, Quick has been playing well but the team in front of him just can’t seem to get it done… The situation is slowly improving though. In a H2H league you can’t exactly wait around for your team to perform, so I would make the switch if it’s costing you matchups!

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