Another trade domino fell on Sunday as Blake Coleman was traded to Tampa Bay for a first round pick (Vancouver’s conditional first from the Miller trade) and Nolan Foote.  Coleman is in the midst of a breakout season with 21+10, 40 PIM and over three shots per game.  So how much will this move help him?  On one hand, going to Tampa Bay is good for any player.  On the other hand, his ice time is surely going to decrease.  While he won’t play Monday, I’d still hold Coleman to see what develops.  He’s signed for only 1.85m for next season which I assume is a big factor in the price.  This is a great return for New Jersey, as Foote should end up as a second line winger who is a goal scorer.  He has an elite shot and knows how to use his big frame.  For now, I assume Jesper Bratt moves onto the first line, but he’s still only a middling streamer.  Let’s take a look at what else happened over the weekend:

Friday’s Games

Nino Niederreiter – Goal and an assist with two shots.  It’s been a bit of a lost year for Nino.  He could turn it on at any time, but for now, I don’t have interest in streaming him.

Brett Pesce – Two assists with three shots and two PIM, +4.  Really nice player in real life, not so much in fantasy.

Martin Necas – Goal and an assist.  Pretty strong rookie season considering the lack of ice time.  I love Necas long term and think we could see a big step forward as soon as next season.

Tristan Jarry – 34 saves on 35 shots in the 4-1 win over Montreal.  Jarry has been incredible all season and needs to be held everywhere.  Murray is getting some more action, but Jarry still is the main guy for now.

Jason Zucker – Two goals.  Life with Sidney Crosby (3A, 3 SOG) is good.  Hold Zucker everywhere.

Blake Wheeler – Goal and an assist with four shots.  Unlike a bunch of his contemporaries, Wheeler hasn’t taken the massive step back this season.  Sure, it’s a step back, but he’s still very good.

Alexandar Georgiev – 36 saves on 37 shots in the 3-1 win over the Blue Jackets.  Georgiev’s save percentage is solid, but the Rangers defense hasn’t given him much help.  I’ve been trying to figure out what team is going to trade for him and it’s kind of difficult.  Maybe Vegas?

Chris Kreider – Goal and an assist with three shots.  Kreider has been excellent and remains the biggest name on the market before next Monday’s trade deadline.  Reminder that I should have a live post on the day of the Trade Deadline with instant analysis.

Saturday’s Games

Jonathan Quick – 32 saves on 33 shots in the 3-1 win over the Colorado in the outdoor game.  He finally got his goals against average under 3, but his save percentage is still under .900.  No thanks.

Tyler Toffoli – Hat trick on five shots.  I assume Toffoli will get moved to the highest bidder by next week so it makes sense to give him big minutes on the first line with Anze Kopitar (2A).

Alex Iafallo – Two assists with two shots.  Iafallo has had a nice season this year already setting a career high in points.  He’s easily in the bottom end streamer category.

Tuukka Rask – 25 saves on 26 shots in the 4-1 win over the Red Wings.  Pretty much actually what you would expect from Rask against the Red Wings.

Brad Marchand – Two assists with two shots.  Just as he starts to cool off, Marchand has five points in three games.

Charlie McAvoy – Goal and an assist with four shots and two PIM.  He couldn’t score all year, and now McAvoy has three goals in six games!  He’s back on the fringe despite the poor shot rate.

Kyle Turris – Goal and two assists with four shots.  Turris was buzzing in this game on a line with Matt Duchene (1+1, 2 SOG, 2 PIM) and Filip Forsberg (assist, 3 shots, 5 PIM).  I’m keeping an eye on Turris over the short term as perhaps things turn around under Hynes.  He’s a bottom end streamer for now, but it could improve.

Claude Giroux – Goal and an assist with three shots and two PIM.  Five point streak for Giroux who is starting to build on a nice stretch of games.

Ivan Provorov – Goal and an assist with four PIM.  Provorov has had a nice bounce back season with 11+19.  It looks like he’s never going to be a big assist guy, but he should be one of the best goal scorers for defenseman going forward.

Nikita Kucherov – Goal and an assist with three shots and two PIM.  Every game I just expect two points right now.  This run from Kucherov is remarkable.

Steven Stamkos – Two assists with two shots and two PIM.  Ten game point streak from Stammer who continues to go off like the rest of his top teammates.

Victor Hedman – Two assists with a shot playing over 32 minutes.  He’s got an outside chance of besting his previous career high of 72 points.  He’s a clear stud in all categories.

Mikko Koskinen – 33 saves on 34 shots in the 4-1 win over the Panthers.  It’s been an up and down season for Koskinen whose numbers total up to being mediocre.

Kailer Yamamoto – Goal and two assists with four shots and two PIM.  The new top line of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (two assists, three shots) and Leon Draisaitl (goal and an assist, five shots) has dominated.  Yamamoto is at a point per game and the shot rate is starting to be respectable.  Easy hold now.

Martin Jones – 39 save shutout in the 2-0 win over the Wild.  Jones has been as bad as it gets this season for goalies.  Easy pass.

Alex Stalock – 19 saves on 20 shots as the tough luck loser.  It’s hard to say how things go for the Wild now that Boudreau is gone, but I find it hard to believe that it goes better than it was.  I don’t want anything to do with the Wild goalies.

Tyler Seguin – Two goals on four shots.  Seguin has been dreadful for almost two months, but he’s finally starting to turn it around.  Hopefully it’s a sign of things to come for the closing stretch.

Joe Pavelski – Two assists with three shots.  That’s a seven game point streak for Pavelski after appearing to be completely shot.  He’s an elite streamer while he’s a hot schmotato, and I expect him to settle as a middling one.

John Klingberg – Two assists with a shot.  Klingberg looks like a bottom end hold right now although he’s closer to the fringe for me than for most.  Just not loving what I’m seeing from the Stars offensively.

Auston Matthews – Goal and an assist with four shots and two PIM.  He’s over four shots per game on the season now and is in great shape to score 50+ goals.  Just a matter of health at this point.

Jonathan Toews – Goal and two assists, as did Patrick Kane.  Toews has played his way into being a hold again.  The penalty minutes are great and while the shot rate has dropped off, it’s still respectable.  Kane has been Kane, no surprise.

Dominik Kubalik – Goal and an assist.  He slowed down a bit so he’s not a hold anymore, but Kubalik is still an elite streamer.

Alex Nylander – Two goals on four shots.  Easy pass in all formats.  I’m not sure at this point that Nylander ever puts it together.

Kirby Dach – Goal and an assist with two shots and two PIM.  It’s obviously very early in his career as Dach just turned 19, but I really like what I’m seeing in flashes.  I do think he can become a #1 center in time.

Elias Lindholm – Two goals with two PIM.  Ten game point streak for Lindholm as he already has a career high in goals again.  Sure, the assists took a huge drop down, but he’s still been solid.

Johnny Gaudreau – Two assists with five shots.  Eleven points in the last ten games and the shots are really starting to increase.  Here’ssssss Johnny!

Sam Bennett – Two goals on three shots.  I’m curious if Bennett gets moved at the deadline.  Perhaps a change of scenery resurrects his career.  It looked like after his rookie season that he was going to develop into a potential fantasy stud, but he’s not even streamable at the moment.

Oliver Kylington – Two assists with a shot.  He’s still young, but nothing here at this point in Kylington’s career.

Dillon Dube – Two assists with three shots.  Dube is showing some signs as a 21 year old.  Perhaps they give him a bigger role sooner than later, but odds are it’s a year or two before he’s relevant in 12’ers.

Jakob Chychrun – Two assists.  Chychrun is right on the fringe at the moment.  I lean towards hold because the goals are great for a defenseman, but 14 assists in 61 games isn’t cutting it.  However, the PIM are solid as are the shots so it depends what you’re looking for at the bottom of your roster.

Antti Raanta – 36 saves on 37 shots in the 3-1 win over the Capitals.  Kuemper’s setback is Raanta’s gain.  The save percentage is above average which is enough for him to be a bottom end #2 for the time being.

Marc-Andre Fleury – 19 save shutout in the 1-0 win over the Islanders.  Doesn’t get much easier than that for Flower.  He should be held, but it’s not good for Fleury and I don’t expect it to get much better.

Semyon Varlamov – 42 saves on 43 shots as the tough luck loser.  Varly tried to steal this game for the Isles but he couldn’t get a goal of support.  He’s been a top end #2 this season.  I thought it would be a bit better, but not going to complain.

Sunday’s Games

Johan Larsson – Goal and an assist with two shots.  That’s more points than he had in the previous 20 games.

Colin Miller – Two assists.  He’s been playing well lately with Dahlin, but it hasn’t translated into his own offense yet.  Easy pass for now.

Rasmus Ristolainen – Two assists with two PIM.  I don’t have interest in using Risto in a 12’er.  However, I love him in deep leagues or leagues with extra categories because of the massive hit totals and solid blocks.

Matt Murray – 27 saves on 28 shots in the 5-1 win over the Red Wings.  Nothing cures woes like going against the Red Wings.

Patric Hornqvist – Two goals and an assist with three shots.  Hornqvist is right on the fringe depending on team needs.

Jaroslav Halak – 25 saves on 26 shots in the 3-1 win over the Rangers.  Halak has once again been outstanding on a per-game basis.  I would lean towards simply holding him.

Leon Draisaitl – Goal and two assists playing over 24 minutes.  At this point, he has to be firmly in the Hart discussion.

Josh Archibald – Two goals on three shots with two PIM.  And there’s your annual Archibald update!

Sebastian Aho – Two goals and an assist with six shots.  It seemed like an eternity ago that Aho started the season horribly.  He has a nine game point streak and already has a career high in goals.  Aho has been everything we could have hoped for.

Jaccob Slavin – Two assists with a shot.  Slavin is damn good and now he’s finally getting power play time with Dougie out.  He should be held everywhere.

Kyle Palmieri – Goal and an assist with two shots.  Different players around Palmieri, doesn’t make a difference, he just keeps scoring regularly.

Joey Anderson – Goal and an assist with three shots.  That’s a goal in back to back games for Anderson who looks better than he did last season.  I don’t see a ton of upside here, but he’s worth monitoring for those in dynasties.

Kevin Rooney – Two assists with two shots.  Nothing to see here.  Welcome to the Razzball Database!

Tyler Seguin – Two assists with four shots.  May this finally be the heater we’ve been wanting from Seguin for months.

Miro Heiskanen – Two assists with three shots.  Most of Heiskanen’s offense has dried up lately.  The shot rate is great for a defenseman though, and he’s still only 20 years old, but it’s not really moving the needle in 12’ers.  In fact, it’s yawnstipating.

Brady Tkachuk – Goal and two assists with three shots and two PIM.  The PIM and shot rate are both elite already which makes Tkachuk a hold, even if the points aren’t great and he’s -15.

Jean-Gabriel Pageau – Goal and an assist with two shots.  Pageau is right on the fringe for now.  He’s one of the biggest names who could be moved at the deadline which would certainly lower his value moving to a lesser role.

Pekka Rinne – 38 saves on 39 shots in the 2-1 win over the Blues.  It’s been mostly down for Rinne this season with the occasional up.  Perhaps it gets better with Hynes?  It’s hard to imagine it gets worse.

Dmitry Kulikov – Two assists with two shots.  Easy pass in all formats.

Nathan Beaulieu – Goal and an assist.  And another easy pass.

Mason Appleton – Goal and an assist with five shots.  And another one!

That’s all for now guys.  I’ll be back on Wednesday recapping the action from the next two nights.  As always, feel free to ask any questions, leave any comments, or give any suggestions below.  Thanks for reading, take care!

  1. Jumponit says:
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    Thanks Viz, I’m in an 8 team H2H points league std cats redraft. My team is barely on fringe of playoffs.

    Would you:
    A) forwards: drop any of Arvidsson, Meier, Vrana, Horvat for Sanford, JVR, Granlund, Pavelski?

    B) Defense: drop any of Petry or Chabot for Niskanen, McAvoy, Spurgeon?

    Thanks!

    • Viz

      Viz says:
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      The defense is easier, I would hold those two. Even though Chabot has been mediocre, he;s still a bit better than those three, Petry is easily the best right now. As for the forwards, this is more difficult. I think I would let go of Arvidsson since his shot rate has taken a huge drop and the minutes are coming down. Do you have a limit on moves you can make? All of these guys play three games this week so there’s no edge to be had there. For rest of season, I think I slightly prefer Granlund? He’s clearly Hynes’ #1 forward to trust right how. However, I’m honestly fine with any of the three depending on which hot hand you want to grab.

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