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!



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!

  1. Veritas says:

    Hey Sven, I love your articles. They are always a very helpful. I´d like to ask you a question to get your opinion about my current situation. I play in a yearly league that has G, A, P, SOG, PPP, GWG, +/-, PIM for skaters and W, GAA, SV, SV% for goalies.

    I have Weber (D), Boeser (RW) and Raanta (G) in IR
    My worst players are probably Schwartz (LW), Pionk (D), Kovalchuck (LW/RW), T. WIlson (RW) and Rackell (C/LW/RW)
    Top FAs: Horvat (C), C. Hutton (G), Rittich (G)

    I have Crawford (G), Raanta (G – IR), Kinkaid (G) and Domingue (G). I was planning to get Hutton before Domingue got his break. In your opinion,

    1)Who are the top 3 goalies I should keep? Raanta, Crawford and Hutton/Rittich/Kindaid? (most teams have 3 and one team has 4 goalies)
    2) Who would you drop to get Boeser, Raanta out of IR in the near future?

    I would greatly appreciate any insight you might be able to give me.

    • Viz

      Viz says:

      @Veritas: Interested to hear Sven’s thoughts on this because I am having somewhat of a tough time, but here’s my two cents Veritas:

      I think for now, I would want to keep Domingue to see how he does for the next few weeks, so I would actually keep him with crawford and Raanta. It’s more of a short term play, but just playing for Tampa could make Domingue a default top 10 goalie.

      As for the drops, I would say Pionk and somebody, but I’m struggling with who. If you want to carry 3 goalies, then I guess it’s Kinkaid even though I like him a bit more than consensus. Otherwise, I guess it’s Schwartz or Wilson depending on needs? I’m not really considering Kovalchuk or Rakell; Rakell’s been incredibly unlucky with his shooting % which should fix itself.

    • Sven

      Sven says:

      @Veritas: 1) Domingue for the short term for sure, not sure I trust NJ to come out on top in the log jam that is the Metro division

      2) Pionk, and flip a coin between Kov and Wilson. I’m looking forward to seeing how LA’s changes affect their offence, but Kov will likely be much better in most stats

  2. Mr. Rickey says:

    Darling or Rittich ROS?

    • Viz

      Viz says:

      @Mr. Rickey: I would go Darling just because they seem intent on giving him a chance. I’m not sure Rittich will get the same. It depends how much you want to gamble, because I can see a scenario where Rittich has more value

  3. Mr. Rickey says:

    Rittich or Darling going forward?

  4. dubjay says:

    Hey Sven,
    Just lost Subban to injury. Who do you like best as a fill in? Standard yahoo roto league.

    • Sven

      Sven says:

      @dubjay: I’m a big Girard fan, but Pionk seems to be riding a hot streak at the moment so he’s the favourite out of those I would say.

      Theo/Miller will have their production chipped away at by Schmidt who is returning from his suspension.

  5. WalleyWorld says:

    Dynasty question for ya. What do you give up to a rebuilding team who is willing to move Dahlin? Owner is interested in Barbashev and Duclair from my team but wants a third piece. Asking for Mantha. Do the deal? Counter with someone like Pietrangelo as the third instead? Also have guys like Hanifin and Valimakki I can move.

    On a separate note, what are your thoughts on Vitali Kravtsov? All I know is he is highly touted playing in the KHL and expected to sign with NY when the KHL season is over. Does that mean he plays soon after? Is he worth a stash this year?

    Thanks for any help and all you guys do here at razzball. Long time reader 👍

    • Sven

      Sven says:

      @WalleyWorld: I appreciate it man, it’s amazing to hear the thank you’s!

      1) If you have to add to that deal, I would try Hanifin first out of those three. Pietro still has plenty of great years ahead of him, and I honestly think the sample size on Valimaki is too small just yet. However, if you’re looking to keep more value for you in the short term I would keep Hanifin and deal Valimaki.

      2) Kravtsov seems to be doing alright in his first full season of Pros, and if he’s looking to jump into the N at season’s end he may be worth the stash if you’re that high on him. He’s a guy that I would need a little more info on myself, but it seems like you’ve done your homework and like the guy!

      With the way the Rangers’ lineup looks, he could very well squeak his way into a big role when he does make the jump to North America. Sucks he isn’t a LW, as that appears to be a revolving door for who gets the #1 minutes over in the Big Apple.

  6. Shitwolf says:

    which goalie do you guys like going forward Allen or Greiss??

    • Sven

      Sven says:

      @Shitwolf: Allen, not sure if Greiss can keep it up

  7. Marco Aurélio Corrêa Cordeiro da Silva says:

    Guy on my league wants to trade Panarin, E.Karlsson and J.Neal.
    Which offer do I make?

    My team is like this:

    16 team League ESPN – Scoring: G/A/PIM/PPG/PPA/SHG/SHA/FOW/FOL/HAT/SOG/HIT/BLK – H2H Non Keeper – 23 skaters (max 18 per game) – 2 Goalies (1 per game) – 5 IR spots

    I’m in 4th place

    C – Eichel, Larkin, T.Johnson, C.White, Athanasiou

    LW – Skinner, Perron, Sheary, Eriksson, Boedker

    RW – Rantanen, Nylander, Nichushkin, Ty Rattie, Fischer

    D – Hedman, Gostisbehere, Weber, C.Miller, Trouba, Martinez, Schmidt, Gustafsson, Hanifin

    G – Dubnyk, Bishop

    Goals worth 4 points, Assists 2, SOG 0.4, HIT 0.2, BLK 0.4

    • Sven

      Sven says:

      @Marco Aurélio Corrêa Cordeiro da Silva: I think you’re pretty set with what you have! When trading for big pieces, you’re going to have to give up big pieces and I don’t think you need to do that at the moment.

      • Marco Aurélio Corrêa Cordeiro da Silva says:

        Thanks Sven

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