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 NOV 22
Mike Green – 12GP 1-8-9. It is very unlikely we will see 30-goal scorer Mike Green ever again. He is no fine wine (that got better with age), but has matured into a consistent mid-thirty points veteran presence. With five points in his last four games and almost 22 minutes a night, he is a great pickup on the streaky Wings.
Cody Eakin – 20GP 8-4-12. With FA signing Paul Stastny expected to be out long-term, Eakin is looking good at #2C between Patches and Tuch. He is a deep-league acquisition at best, but this guy may catch fire if the Golden Knights go on another run.
Tom Wilson – 5GP 2-4-6. Top-line minutes and playing with the Great 8? No brainer. Let’s hope he doesn’t get suspended again.
Damon Severson – 20GP 3-11-14. With Vatanen on the shelf and Butcher hitting the predicted Sophomore Slump, Severson has become fantasy relevant again. ATOI in his last four games is almost 23 minutes, making him a decent streaming option.
James van Riemsdyk – 5GP 1-3-4. JVR is a tough topic for me. Though he appears to have moved into a gritty third-line role playing with Simmonds and Weal at even strength, #1PP is still a nice feather in his cap. He is trending down on ESPN, but he’s a buy-low option given his small sample size.
Ilya Kovalchuk – 21GP 5-9-14. It’s a tough time to be a Kings fan right now. With not one but TWO NHL goalies on the shelf, and the aging forward corps trying to adapt to a new coaching style, I would try and ship Kovalchuk in the event that this team gets even worse.
Tyler Myers – 20GP 1-2-3. Simply put, there is very little opportunity for a guy like Myers to accumulate points playing behind big Buff, Trouba, Morrissey, etc. Shop him before you drop him!
Nino Niederreiter – 22GP 2-8-10. In my opinion, this is El Nino’s last chance to remain fantasy relevant. The guy just can’t seem to find any consistency now with six NHL seasons under his belt. With top-six minutes and PP#2 time on a thriving Minnesota squad, he has to pick his socks up. He just has to. Nino, if you read this, this is your wakeup call!
Ivan Provorov – 21GP 2-5-7. I may sound like a broken record at this point, but TOI likely will lead to points. Perhaps Provorov is just tired from playing almost TWENTY-FIVE minutes a night, but I anticipate he will pick things up soon.
Duncan Keith – 22GP 0-8-8. Keith has been so good for so long and though this Chicago team appears to be running out of steam, I think Keith will continue to chip in as the year goes on. This is the only person with two first names I trust.