I haven’t done an updated hold/stream list since the season started, so I’m going to do that today.  Instead of two separate categories, I’m going to do three now: hold, on the fringe between bottom end hold and elite streamer, and any level of streamer.  This is for 12 team leagues.  I will only make comments on certain players that I deem noteworthy, otherwise this will be purely a list.  Assume that every starting goalie is worth holding unless noted otherwise, mostly by them being in the streaming category.  Let’s get to it!

ANAHEIM DUCKS

Hold: Terry, Zegras

Fringe: Klingberg

Stream: Strome, Vatrano, McTavish, Shattenkirk, Gibson

ARIZONA COYOTES

Hold: Gostisbehere

Fringe: Keller, Crouse (in hits leagues), Chychrun (upon return)

Stream: Guenther, Vejmelka

BOSTON BRUINS

Hold: Bergeron, Marchand, Pastrnak, DeBrusk, McAvoy, Lindholm

Fringe: Hall, Krejci, Grzelcyk

Stream: Coyle, Zacha, Swayman

BUFFALO SABRES

Hold: Thompson, Dahlin

Fringe: Tuch, Skinner, Olofsson, Power

Stream: Cozens

CALGARY FLAMES

Hold: Kadri, Huberdeau, Lindholm, Andersson

Fringe: Toffoli

Stream: Backlund, Mangiapane, Weegar, Hanifin

CAROLINA HURRICANES

Hold: Aho, Svechnikov, Necas, Burns

Fringe: Teravainen

Stream: Jarvis, Noesen, Pesce, Slavin

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS

Hold: Kane

Stream: Toews, Domi, Athanasiou, S. Jones (when healthy), C. Jones (without Seth), Soderblom

COLORADO AVALANCHE

Hold: MacKinnon, Rantanen, Lehkonen, Nichushkin (when healthy), Landeskog (when healthy), Makar, Toews, Byram (when healthy)

Stream: Rodrigues, Girard

With Valeri Nichushkin out for a month, Evan Rodrigues should be the fifth wheel on the power play, giving him a big boost.  Bowen Byram is week to week which means the top pair is going to get all the minutes it can handle, especially with the deputy Samuel Girard day to day.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS

Hold: Gaudreau, Laine, Werenski

Stream: Jenner, Roslovic, Johnson, Sillinger, Merzlikins

DALLAS STARS

Hold: Robertson, Hintz, Pavelski, Heiskanen

Stream: Benn, Marchment, Seguin, Johnston, Lundkvist

DETROIT RED WINGS

Hold: Larkin, Kubalik, Perron, Seider

Stream: Raymond, Copp, Nedeljkovic

EDMONTON OILERS

Hold: McDavid, Draisaitl, Hyman, RNH, Kane (when healthy), Nurse, Barrie

Fringe: Bouchard

Stream: Puljujarvi, Holloway, Yamamoto

With Evander Kane out three to four months, it’s unclear who will get boosted into the top six, and how many minutes they get.  There’s been instances in the past where a guy in Edmonton’s top six still plays 11 minutes.  Any of those last three could break out and they all could be useless.

FLORIDA PANTHERS

Hold: Barkov, Tkachuk, Verhaeghe, Reinhart, Ekblad, Montour, Forsling, Knight

Fringe: Bennett

Stream: Lundell, Gudas

I’m giving Sam Reinhart the benefit of the doubt because his underlying numbers look great and the shots will go in eventually.  Even with Ekblad back in Florida’s next game, the other two are easy holds for now.

LOS ANGELES KINGS

Hold: Kopitar, Kempe, Vilardi, Fiala, Doughty

Stream: Danault, Arvidsson, Moore, Durzi, Roy, Quick

MINNESOTA WILD

Hold: Kaprizov, Zuccarello, Boldy, Eriksson Ek

Fringe: Hartman (when healthy), Addison

Stream: Gaudreau, Spurgeon

Calen Addison is purely based on team needs right now.  If you need PPP, he’s still a viable option at the bottom of your roster.

MONTREAL CANADIENS

Hold: Suzuki, Caufield

Stream: Dach, Hoffman, Guhle, Xhekaj

NASHVILLE PREDATORS

Hold: Forsberg, Duchene, Josi

Stream: Granlund, Niederreiter, Johansen, Jeannot, Ekholm

NEW JERSEY DEVILS

Hold: Hischier, Hughes, Bratt, Hamilton

Stream: Zetterlund, Tatar, Mercer, Sharangovich, Wood, Bastian

NEW YORK RANGERS

Hold: Zibanejad, Panarin, Kreider, Trocheck, Fox, Trouba

Stream: Kakko, Lafreniere, Chytil

OTTAWA SENATORS

Hold: Tkachuk, Stutzle, DeBrincat, Batherson, Giroux, Chabot

Fringe: Sanderson

Stream: Pinto, Brassard, Motte

For now, Jake Sanderson is on PP1.  I’m not convinced it lasts, but it does give him a boost to the fringe.

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS

Hold: Konecny, DeAngelo

Fringe: Hayes, Provorov

Stream: Tippett, Farabee, Laughton

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

Hold: Crosby, Guentzel, Malkin, Rust, Letang

Stream: Rakell, Zucker, Carter, Petry, DeSmith

SAN JOSE SHARKS

Hold: Meier, Karlsson

Fringe: Hertl, Reimer

Stream: Labanc, Couture, Barabanov, Sturm

SEATTLE KRAKEN

Hold: Burakovsky

Fringe: Dunn

Stream: Bjorkstrand, Beniers, Schwartz, Eberle, McCann (when healthy), Schultz

ST. LOUIS BLUES

Hold: Tarasenko, Buchnevich, Kyrou, Thomas, Krug, Faulk

Stream: Schenn, Saad, Parayko

I realize this is getting the Blues a lot of benefit of the doubt, and in two weeks, the hold list could be 1-2 guys.  I just find it hard to believe they can’t turn it around to some degree, at least offensively.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

Hold: Kucherov, Stamkos, Point, Hedman, Sergachev

Fringe: Hagel

Stream: Paul, Killorn, Colton, Perry

Word on the street is that Brandon Hagel is going to be on PP1 Thursday (writing this before the game takes place since I’m at Sabres vs Golden Knights).  If that holds, he could get into be a hold pretty quickly.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS

Hold: Matthews, Marner, Tavares, Nylander, Rielly

Stream: Bunting, Robertson, Kerfoot, Liljegren

VANCOUVER CANUCKS

Hold: Pettersson, Miller, Horvat, Hughes

Fringe: Kuzmenko, Boeser

Stream: Mikheyev, Garland, OEL

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS

Hold: Eichel, Stone, Pietrangelo, Theodore

Fringe: Marchessault, Stephenson, Smith

Stream: Hill

WASHINGTON CAPITALS

Hold: Ovechkin, Kuznetsov, Carlson

Stream: Strome, Oshie (when healthy), Mantha, Sheary, Gustafsson

WINNIPEG JETS

Hold: Scheifele, Connor, Ehlers (when healthy), Dubois, Morrissey

Stream: Perfetti, Wheeler, Pionk

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

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Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
27 days ago

This is excellent and so helpful, thanks Viz and have a great weekend!

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
26 days ago

Got that 3 pnt. Sorry bud!

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
26 days ago
Reply to  Viz

didn’t viz get rantanen yesterday, along with another getting one right.

jason
jason
26 days ago

Hey Viz you missed the Islanders. Unless I missed it

Hepcats13
Hepcats13
26 days ago

Yahoo H2H 12 team
Drop Perron or Verhaeghe for Lehkohen ROS?

Perron is performing but at 17 minutes TOI/G, Verhaeghe is on fire lately but is it sustainable, and Lehkohen has half of the SOG.

Interesting comparisons, I appreciate your insight!


Freedminds
Freedminds
26 days ago

Happy Friday Biz !

Question for you,

Is Gaudreau still a top 20 guy for you in Rotisserie ? Have a guy in my league desperate for a goalie and was offered Johnny for my Logan Thompson.

Liam McNair
Liam McNair
26 days ago

Viz,

Gaudreau, and Dahlin or Caufield, Jack Hughes, and Logan Thompson ?

Have good goalie and centreman depth.

Settings are Rotisserue

Keegan Aikan
Keegan Aikan
26 days ago

Who do you like more in a categories league Viz,

Barkov or Stamkos ?

Dubjay
Dubjay
26 days ago

Hey guys,
Im wondering who you would drop from my team to make room for Ekblad’s return Saturday. I’m leaning on either E.Bouchard, R.Rakell or S.Bennett. With Ekblad and McAvoys return, my D will go from being a net negative to a positive joining Morrissey B.Burns. My RW is set with Pasta and M.Tkachuk. At LW I keep Forsberg in there and usually alternate Marchessault/Rakell. At C, I use some combo of J.Hughes, Trocheck and Point.

Mantis Toboggan
Mantis Toboggan
26 days ago

12 teamer with hits/blocks/faceoffs/shots/PIMs/goals/assists/points (separately from goals/assists)/PPP.
need to drop a F for a D guy (yikes CLB’s already bad D lost blakenburg and werenski both at same time)
C (2): hintz, eriksson-ek, mackinnon, scheifele, pinto
LW (2): forsberg, n.paul (C), zucker, m.wood (doing a lot with low minutes lately, in all categories outside of faceoffs/PPP), t.meier (RW)
RW (2): d.strome (C), rantanen (C), perron, rust, bjorkstrand
W (2)
F (2)
util (1)
D (6): nurse, morrissey, durzi (yikes the points went away for a while), dougie, clifton (replaced lindell), provorov
IR/IR+: bertuzzi (supposedly back shortly), cirelli, t.johnson (added right before injured, was playing on better lines/min and performance than we’ve seen in a long while), j.norris (pinto replaced), blankenburg

G: comrie, georgiev, ullmark

gotta think it’s m.wood or n.paul or if by results lately perron but he’s got a track record (or bjorkstrand i guess, but his shot rate might bump up his lack of hits/blocks/goals). i doubt it’s pinto (but certainly IS pinto the drop when norris is back)

gerald
gerald
26 days ago

Love the new updated hold lists i think the fringe category was a great add.

you know how Grey had that thing where you can send him a boba lol. i would like to buy you a couple rounds of beer or something lol. i appreciate the articles and input. my team is always competitive in my league.

here is the scenario 10 team league cats are goals asssits points plus minus power play points shots on goals hits blocks

i have sergachev hamilton provorov bouchard and forsling as my d men

i have mcavoy and letang on the Il and need to activate both
4 slots like to keep 5 on the roster

which 2 would you drop

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
25 days ago

Would you drop Scheifele for Kuznetsov?

Thanks !