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 OCTOBER 25 

BUY:

Micheal Ferland – 9GP 6-3-9. Ohhhhh baby does this guy score in bunches. With goals in his last four games, Ferland is a guy you can stream on his highs, then drop him and likely not worry about him getting picked up. I expect 20-25 rips from the guy, so choose your time to pick him up wisely!

Josh Morrissey – 10GP 1-6-7. With a loaded up right-side, Morrissey has thankfully blossomed into the top-line left-handed shot the Jets needed (no disrespect to Mark Stuart or Ben Chiarot). I think he’s a pretty safe option given his TOI and clear ability to chip in points so far. Get your hands on him while he’s hot!

Matt Grzelcyk – 9GP 0-5-5. Ride this guy while the Bruins have their injuries! He is seeing a solid amount of ice-time thus far and has been chipping in offensively. As a B’s fan this came as a huge surprise, but the kid looks good.

Neal Pionk – 7GP 0-6-6. This guy has turned into a minute MUNCHER for the Rangers, and has six points in his last three games. That output is by no means sustainable, but keep your eye out for this guy moving forward.

Zach Parise – 8GP 3-7-10. I touched on Parise a bit in the comments of last week’s post, but I see him as a hold-till-injured guy. He is off to a career-reviving start thus far, but I’m not sure if this production is sustainable and he could go down with an injury faster than you can say Mariusz Czerkawski.

Craig Smith – 9GP 4-1-5. First line PP and #2RW on one of the league’s best teams, Craig Smith has three rips in his last four and is sure to keep producing.

Nick Ritchie – 1GP 0-0-0. Ritchie just signed a three-year contract with the Ducks after a lengthy dispute, and is now the Ducks’ #1LW. With three SOG and 14:49 TOI in his first game, I wouldn’t be surprised if he starts chipping in. This one may be a bit of a stretch, but keep your eye out!

SELL:

Anthony Mantha – 9GP 1-2-3. From first line to fourth line seemingly out of nowhere, coach Blashill says Mantha’s lack of consistency has been a “recurring issue”. I am sure he can find his game, but for now he seems to be a drop and see kind of guy.

Conor Sheary – 9GP 3-1-4. As fast as he was put on the top line, he was taken off it. This may be a revolving door for him and Skinner all season, but Sheary has next-to-no value unless he is on that top line.

HOLD:

Jordan Staal – 9GP 4-2-6. I see this guy getting dropped faster than as if he was announced to be out for the season. Relax guys! We aren’t even a month into fantasy. Staal got off to a hot start, but is now pointless in his last five. However, he is still logging monster TOI which is a big upside for me. I would hold for now, and maybe even look to pick up if he’s been dropped in your league.

Jaccob Slavin – 9GP 0-4-4. Same thing for this fellow Cane. Still plays monster minutes, and pumps a decent amount of SOG. Don’t hit the panic button just yet!

  1. Marco Aurélio Corrêa Cordeiro da Silva says:
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    Do I give Perron for C.Smith?
    Maybe add Nichushkin or Noesen or Loui Eriksson?

      • Marco Aurélio Corrêa Cordeiro da Silva says:
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        @Sven:
        Another one I have Larkin, Skinner and Werenski was thinking of proposing for Scheifele, Max Pac and Dahlin.
        Any good?

  2. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    ritchie i’ve drafted/held for years in 16 team dynasty(s) that have hits, FINALLY he gets a good line/time. but he’s hurt again now (maybe short term)

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: he’s certainly more useful than his brother, both of which were highish end prospects too.

      • Sven

        Sven says:
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        @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: As if he’s hurt already, hopefully not for long! I think he may have earned top six now

  3. Veritas says:
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    Hey Sven, very interesting recommendations. Who do you like more in a league without hits or blocked shots between Morrissey, Shattenkirk, and Pionk?

    • Sven

      Sven says:
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      @Veritas: Very small sample size on Pionk and I’m hoping Shatty picks it up soon, but for now Morrissey is getting lots of opportunity on a great team (that will score more than NYR)

      • Veritas says:
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        @Sven: I also have some hope for Shattenkirk, I’d hate to drop him but the waiver wire always tempts you. Hopefully he has a good year

        • Sven

          Sven says:
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          @Veritas: I think it’s too early to drop him

  4. chris says:
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    Trade Backstrom and get Tarasenko?
    G/A/GWG/PPP/HITS/+-

    • Sven

      Sven says:
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      @chris: 100%

  5. dubjay says:
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    Hey Sven,
    Im thinking of proposing 2 different trades that would net me OVECHKIN and TARASENKO for KUCHEROV and SKINNER. What do you think? I love Kucherov but think that the other 2 might be worth it. Or do you think that I would get similar production sticking with what I have?

    • Sven

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      @dubjay: Had to re-read this to make sure you weren’t offering your two for those two because that would be very far off…

      It’s still early to worry about production, but I would probably need to see the rest of your team to see if you could upgrade your forwards!

      • dubjay says:
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        @Sven:
        C-STAMKOS, TROCHECK
        LW-PANARIN, SKINNER
        RW-WHEELER, KUCHEROV
        D-SUBBAN, DUMBA, PIETRANGELO, OEL

        • Sven

          Sven says:
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          @dubjay: 10-team? Sounds like you’re in pretty good shape, your only week link up there is Skinner but he’s back at #1LW!

          • dubjay says:
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            @Sven:
            12 team yahoo public league. So you wouldnt bother dealing skinner and kucherov for ovie and tarasenko? Was thinking that now would be the best time to sell high on Skinner. Would try to sell high on Skinner and get tarasenko. But then I would have an extra starting RW. So I would then move Kucherov for Ovechkin.

            • Sven

              Sven says:
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              @dubjay: Ahhh, I’m going to break it to you that if it’s a two-for-two with those four players, you’re way off value-wise.

              • dubjay says:
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                @Sven:
                2 different teams/managers. The guy with Ovechkin is loaded with LWs but lacking a second quality RW.
                The guy with Tarasenko is in last place and desperate for change. Thought I would try to sell high with Skinner.

                • Sven

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                  @dubjay: You can try Skinner for Tarasenko, but I don’t think there is enough upside for Skinner to justify it

                  • dubjay says:
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                    @Sven:
                    Its a yahoo public league. Im not that worried about offending him. He needs a LW. Has Eichel. Maybe he drinks the Sabres koolaid. But I dont see the point in offering it up unless I have the Ovechkin/Kucherov deal in place. If it works. Im set.

                    • Sven

                      Sven says:
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                      @dubjay: best of luck!

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