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 MORNING OF THURSDAY, NOV 15
David Krejci – 18GP 2-14-16. The injury bug has plagued Krejci in past seasons, but he looks rejuvenated as of late. He is currently on a five-game assist streak, receiving a good chunk of PP time in the process.
Ryan Dzingel – 16GP 9-5-14. I didn’t give the kid much hope going into this season, but he is showing a scoring touch in this surprising Sens lineup. The scoring has to come from somewhere, I’m glad Dzingel is making the most of his PP time!
Louis Domingue – 5GP 3.43GAA 887SV%. Vasilevskiy was recently hurt in practice, making Domingue the starter until he is evaluated and we have a timetable for his return. His numbers are inflated by the 7-1 spanking the Bolts received from the Yotes, but he does have three wins in five starts. Grab him while you can!
Erik Cernak – AHL: 9GP 2-5-7. Injuries to Tampa’s D corps have opened the door for their 2015 second round pick to get the nod. With solid numbers nine games into his season with Syracuse (AHL), Cernak will likely be sheltered but still may see a good chunk of minutes, as he is praised for his defensive prowess.
Andreas Athanasiou – 14GP 7-5-12. Athanasiou is known for his freakish speed, but he is off to a heck of a start on the Wings. With six points in his last three games, he is an elite streamer in my books.
Jason Pominville – 18GP 8-5-13. It appears the hot streak has ended for Pominville, and Reinhart has slotted back into the #1RW spot. With just 11 minutes played their last game, it looks like Pominville’s fantasy value has been significantly reduced.
Ryan Pulock – 17GP 1-4-5. I had a feeling this season was going to be tough on the young Pulock. Thrusted into a larger role, I just don’t see him chipping in a ton of points as he will need this year to adjust to his work load.
Reilly Smith – 19GP 3-4-7. Look. As far as I’m concerned (especially for forwards), big minutes mean big opportunity for points. This guy is topping out at mid-twenties in TOI some games, but just can’t find the twine just yet. I made a low-risk trade for him in one league just to see where this thing goes, but Smith should still be good for 60 points despite his slow start.
Anders Lee – 17GP 5-9-14. Lee’s 40-goal season was a pleasant surprise for me, as someone who took a chance on him late in last year’s draft. He has scored in bunches in his first season as captain with the Isles, and can still be a difference maker. The Islanders have been surprisingly great so far under Coach Trotz, and Lee will be a key producer if they are going to sustain this success.
There will not be any daily notes later today. If you have any questions, post them below and I’ll answer them along with Sven. Enjoy your weekend!