ALL STATS ARE AS OF THE MORNING OF JANUARY 17

BUY:

Bryan Little – 46GP 10-18-28. I wasn’t big on Little (haha, get it) going into this season, but he has put together a nice little stretch with eight points in his last six games. He needs to be more consistent to be considered a stream option, but I would try to ride the end of this little hot streak out.

Mats Zuccarello – 33GP 7-14-21. The King of Norway hasn’t had that great of a season, but he has picked it up as of late and continues to eat minutes up front for the Rangers. With his current contract coming to an end this summer, Zucc might be on his way to a contender with an opportunity to tack on some secondary scoring. Keep your eye out!

Brandon Pirri – 11GP 8-5-13. Pirri wasn’t worth mentioning for me until he was able to pick up assists as well, but the guy is on an absolute TEAR. With his minutes up to 18 in his last two contests, he has reached streamer level in my books. The Vegas train will likely keep chugging along, so he’s worth a look down the stretch.

Devin Shore – 43GP 5-12-17. If you’re solely looking at his stats to date, feel free to call me crazy. But Shore was just dealt to the Ducks this weekend and is currently skating with Getzlaf and Rakell at #1RW. If that doesn’t stink of back-door assassin tap-ins and a nice second half, I don’t know what does! We’ve seen the success in this role in Anaheim (Beleskey, Maroon), so keep your eye out to see if Shore starts lighting it up. I think he’s definitely worth a look in deeper leagues.

TJ Brodie – 48GP 5-15-20. Brodie has had a couple of solid offensive seasons for the Flames, and appears to be chipping in as of late with a few two-assist games. The consistency isn’t quite there yet this year, but if he continues to get the big minutes at #1RD paired with Captain Gio, he’s a stream option.

SELL:

William Karlsson – 49GP 15-15-30. After an electrifying breakout season last year, it was only a matter of time before Wild Bill cooled off. This has been a rough stretch for him, with just one point in his last 11 contests. I’m sure he can figure it out, but he is in the sell column for now.

JT Miller – 41GP 7-19-26. Since returning to the lineup, Coach Cooper has stashed Miller on the fourth line for the Bolts. He’s a deep-league hold, but there’s no sense keeping him in anything else.

HOLD:

Max Pacioretty – 36GP 12-12-24. Patches has had his ups and downs this season, but the minutes are there and much like Pirri, he’s worth the own if Vegas continues to roll.

Brayden Schenn – 41GP 9-15-24. Much like Wild Bill, it would be hard for Schenn to repeat the awesome year he experienced last season. However, his name continues to be heard in trade talks so I would hold onto him for now.

Friday Streamers (from Viz):

Bryan Rust (16.2%) – He’s cooled down a bit, but he’s on the first line at the moment, which is more than enough to use Rust against the Coyotes.

Michael Frolik (7.7%) – He didn’t get anything the order day, but a matchup against Detroit should get him back on track.

Sven Baertschi (5.8%) – He’s on the first line right now playing more than 19 minutes in 4 of his last 5 games.  It’s a solid spot at home against the Sabres.

Feel free to ask any questions, give any comments, or make any suggestions below, and Sven and I should both be able to answer for you.  Take care everyone, Viz.

  1. WalleyWorld says:
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    Is now a good time to buy low on Svechnikov in a dynasty? I have a first place team now and want to stay there in the future. Would you give up a Mantha, Galchenyuk, Fiala or even Huberdeau to try and land Andrei? Thanks for any advice.

    • Sven

      Sven says:
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      @WalleyWorld: I wouldn’t move Huberdeau at this point, but Svech is definitely in buy-low territory. If the SOG were a bit more consistent I would look at doing it, so I’d hold out for now until we see that.

      As for the asking price, I would start with a Mantha and see where that gets you, Fiala’s name has a lot more appeal to it than he’s worth imo so that may also do the trick if Mantha won’t.

    • Viz

      Viz says:
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      @WalleyWorld: It depends where you are in the standings right now. I’d probably be willing to give up all of those guys push come to shove for the long term, but I’d much prefer to move Fiala or Mantha, then Gally, then Huberdeau. If you’re contending now, I’d hold Huberdeau

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