We’ve seen every team since the Trade Deadline occurred, which means we have information on what has changed for each team. Today, I’m going to the players whose value has changed, either by being traded, or by replacing somebody who was traded. Let’s get to it!
Claude Giroux stepped right on the first line and first power play unit for Florida. Giroux had two assists and four shots on goal playing 17 minutes in the 4-3 win over Montreal. Giroux is obviously a hold, but there’s top 50 upside getting to play with Barkov.
Andrew Copp dished two assists in his Rangers debut. Interestingly, one of them came on the power play with the top unit. Was that because the game was 7-3 at the time, or is he actually going to get time there. That would be a huge blow to Ryan Strome if that’s the case. Something to keep an eye on.
Rickard Rakell has been on the third ilne for Pittsburgh, which is quite disappointing. There’s such an obvious spot for him to be with Malkin, but instead, he’s been with Carter. That makes him more elite streamer than hold, although that can change at any time.
Travis Konecny has been on a tear recently with three multi-point games in a row, and 10 points in his last nine. The same is true for his linemate Kevin Hayes. With their roster depleted, the workload for both players is excellent right now. Both are elite streamers, although I can see the case for holding Konecny.
After the Evgenii Dadonov trade debacle, he was back in the lineup on Thursday, scoring a goal and adding two assists. He was on the first power play which has him back in the solid streamer category with upside from there depending on what line he’s on.
Mark Giordano played 18:35 in his Leafs debut, blocking two shots and recording three hits. He received some PP2 time as well. I think he’ll do enough to be a bottom end hold, but it won’t be exciting.
Taylor Raddysh has four points in his last three games with Chicago, along with ten shots on goal. He’s on the first power play unit and second line which makes him a middling streamer.
With Rakell out of the picture, Derek Grant has moved onto Zegras’ wing. He scored two goals in the first game and played over 19 minutes in the next one so he’s in the middling streamer range.
Brandon Hagel scored a shorthanded goal on Thursday, but played only 11:14. This trade is going to hurt his fantasy value quite a bit. I don’t see him as a hold anymore outside of deeper leagues.
Hampus Lindholm played 23:26 in his Bruins debut, tallying an assist along with four shots and four hits. I’m fine going either way with Lindholm. Playing on the first pair on a good team is nice, but his opportunities are somewhat limited by how heavy they ride the first power play unit.
He’s not a trade deadline add from this year, but I wanted to note how good Jakub Vrana has been since returning from his shoulder injury. He’s been a focal point of Detroit’s offense and has rewarded them with five goals. He’s an elite streamer at the least.
That’s all for now guys. I’ll be back on Monday either recapping the action from the weekend, or with an updated hold/stream list. My hope is to have the Playoff Manifesto out by the end of next week so you can plan ahead. As always, feel free to ask any questions, give any comments, or leave any suggestions below. Thanks for reading, take care!