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 NOVEMBER 8

BUY:

Nolan Patrick – 12GP 4-4-8. The 2017 second-overall pick has six points in his last five games, and is starting to receive a good chunk of ice time. Bottom-end hold in deep leagues.

Shea Theodore – 15GP 1-5-6. Finally, Shea has struck! Points in five of his last six despite a slight dial-back in TOI. Milk these cow before Schmidt comes back into the lineup.

Alex Kerfoot – 15GP 2-8-10. The kid has scored in bunches in his Sophomore season. Four STP through 15 games isn’t too bad given he’s on a top-heavy team, so keep your eye out in deeper leagues.

Gustav Nyquist – 15GP 2-11-13. Five-game point streak and top-line minutes, the Gus of a few years ago is back and better than ever! With a monstrous seven SOG in their last game, this guy is an elite streaming option.

Valeri Nichuskin – 10GP 0-2-2. With Radulov out for the next ten games, Dallas elects to spread out their scoring which gives Nichuskin the opportunity at #1RW with Seguin. Good streaming option until Radulov is back in the lineup! Take a look at Devin Shore as well.

SELL:

Keith Kinkaid – 12GP 2.58GAA 918SV%. The first of two goalies on my list whose fantasy stock has diminished due to a rotating schedule. With a healthy Schneider and recent streaky play, Kinkaid went from a solid #3G option to a streamer at best. I don’t see the Devils being spectacular down the stretch, so if you have him, you can probably drop him.

Semyon Varlamov – 10GP 934SV% 2.21GAA. Good numbers so far, but the guy is winless in his last four starts and I have a feeling Philipp Grubauer will start getting more starts (though not quite 50/50).

HOLD:

Henri Jokiharju – 15GP 0-8-8. This explanation will be the same for Pionk. These are two guys getting a ton of opportunity early on with mediocre teams. They will continue to chip in points, but you can’t expect anything spectacular out of a rookie Dman. The TOI is still attractive for both, but they likely won’t be owned unless it’s a deep league.

Neal Pionk – 13GP 2-6-8. Ditto.

Joe Pavelski – 15GP 6-0-0. Pavelski got off to a slow start last year as well, but had a tremendous second-half. This is a good San Jose team that is experiencing phenomenal secondary scoring right now. It is only a matter of time before Pavelski starts consistently chipping in.

Kevin Fiala – 15GP 1-5-6. I wasn’t high on Fiala coming into this season solely because Nashville does a good job spreading out their ice time. Fiala is off to a bit of a slow start, but top-six on a great team can never look bad. If you have him, keep holding for now.

  1. Marco Aurélio Corrêa Cordeiro da Silva says:
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    Hey man, do I propose Fischer + Gustafsson for Nyquist?
    Or Fischer + Simon (or B.Nelson) for Nyquist?

      • Marco Aurélio Corrêa Cordeiro da Silva says:
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        @Sven:
        Well, the guy didn’t like it 🙁
        Anyway, I have some lowballers in my team:
        C- Simon, Nelson
        LW – Carrier, Boedker
        RW – Nichushkin, Rattie
        D – Gustafsson
        These guys are availiable
        C- White, Anisimov, Anathasiou, Boyle, Byron, Shore, Spezza, Fabbri
        LW – Deslauriers, Perlini, Tanev, Ritchie, Eriksson, Erne, McGinn
        RW – Sorensen, Joseph, Noesen, Brower
        D – Coburn, Connauton, Nutivaara, Petrovic

        Do I drop anyone to take one of those? If so, which ones?

        16 team League ESPN – Scoring: G/A/PIM/PPG/PPA/SHG/SHA/FOW/FOL/HAT/SOG/HIT/BLK – H2H
        Goals worth 4 points, Assists 2, SOG 0.4, HIT 0.2, BLK 0.4

          • Marco Aurélio Corrêa Cordeiro da Silva says:
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            @Sven:
            Colin White looks like a bust?

            • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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              @Marco Aurélio Corrêa Cordeiro da Silva: a bust? based on what, he’s played like 35 NHL games, and is already on top line some of the time, admittedly this is on bad team but that still would be some 2nd line time on a decent team, and not only that OTT’s offense has been better than probably anybody would’ve thought early on. dude’s prospect grade was QUITE high, think p.bergeron-lite (when he was younger, not the scoring machine he later became)

              i’m not claiming he’s a hold in standard sized 12 team redraft leagues here, he’s a rookie centerman; but of course in standard sized 12 team redrafts why would anybody think he’d be a point per game guy 35 games into career or something like that i have no clue.

              • Marco Kirillov says:
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                @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: A bust was really a poor choice of words (I’m brazillian, hahaha, we are the work of a poor educational system, hahaha). I was meaning something in the way that he would have a severe regression or that he was just damn lucky these games.
                Unfortunately the guy doesnt look so lucky, hes injuried and I don’t know what is.
                I’m in a 16 team league too, if he gets better, do I give him a chance?

                • Sven

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                  @Marco Kirillov: May as well ride him out until another FA option makes a splash. Keep in mind it’s still early!

  2. Nathan says:
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    Grubauer, DeSmith, Darling rest of the year?

    • Sven

      Sven says:
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      @Nathan: Gotta go with Gruby

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