With the trade deadline coming on Monday, I didn’t want to do an updated hold / stream list until next week since so much is going to change over the next three days.  We’re approaching the home stretch with head to head playoffs starting soon, and roto leagues having people starting to make up starts, or having to sit guys to stay below pace.  Since a detailed post today would be somewhat of a waste of my time given that a lot of the information could quickly become irrelevant (I’m looking at you Claude Giroux), I’m simply asking for some of your feedback today.

If you could take the time to write a quick response in the comments section today, it would be greatly appreciated.  What are you happy with in terms of my posts?  What don’t you like?  Is there something specific that you’d like to see covered over the last six weeks of the season that you think would help you out?  Is there something you want to be covered in the future e.g. a different type of weekly post that I do?  Obviously there are only two of us writing on the hockey side of things so I can’t promise more than the 4-5 posts a week that we normally do, but I’d like to improve things where necessary.

Additionally, please let me know if you want me to do the Playoff Schedule Manifesto again.  It’s become a staple of my annual posts, but it does take quite a bit of time to go through every team’s schedule for the last month of the season.  For those that are unfamiliar, you can read an example from the past here.  If enough people want me to do it, I definitely will, so please let that be known as well.

I’m keeping this short and sweet.  If there are some big trades that happen over the weekend, I will have a post about them on Monday.  Otherwise, I’m going to hold off until Tuesday where I’m going to break down all of the fantasy relevant trades in detail.  I’m traveling for poker at the moment so I don’t think there will be a live trade deadline post, but I’ll edit this if that changes.

I’d like to thank you in advance for your comments and suggestions.  I’m here to help you guys out, especially at this time of the year when most of your roster’s grunt work has been down.  Enjoy some hockey over the weekend, along with the basketball tournament if you’re into that.  If you have any fantasy questions about your team, ask them below as always and I’ll be sure to answer them.  Take care!

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Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
4 months ago

Hi Viz, (JKJ?), I’m happy to get the ball rolling…
I love your posts and always go over them, (usually more than once).
No complaints on anything here in RB Hockey, I do have a suggestion…
Don’t know how difficult it would be for you but maybe a rundown of the top 2 lines and power-play lines of the teams would be awesome, maybe once a week or every 12 – 15 days would be very helpful.
Love the edge I get in my leagues from the insightful postings from both of you – big THANKS!!

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
4 months ago
Reply to  Viz

that would be great!

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
4 months ago
Reply to  Surfer Dude

Hi Viz, just wanted to say thanks for mentioning DF, never heard of it before, it’s a nice little extra source for the lines as well as the goalie bonus.

JKJ
JKJ
4 months ago
Reply to  Surfer Dude

Sup Surfer.

If you’ve got an iPhone, then there are two apps you MUST own: LeftWingLock and NHL Rank King. GOLDEN resources. Couple those with Viz’s awesome insights and my brilliant wisdom? You’ll win every league ever. 😉

But seriously, they’re great. LWL is not free, but it’s only like $4 for an entire year of access.

DFO is great, and this Chrome extension pulls from it.

joe smith
joe smith
4 months ago

playoff manifesto please…love all the hard work you guys do. it definitely gives us an edge over the competition.

maybe a lil more info on goalies, backups, who to grab who to avoid. goalies have seemed to be the toughest this year

joe smith
joe smith
4 months ago
Reply to  Viz

2 more weeks then playoffs

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
4 months ago
Reply to  joe smith

agree on the playoff schedule stuff.

LG Hockey
LG Hockey
4 months ago

Viz – love your write ups and they have been invaluable helping me win 2 championships in the past 3 years. Your rankings and in season write ups are huge and based on great underlying stats.

The playoff manifesto is a huge advantage so if enough support I would love to have it. We know volume is very critical and the schedule makes a huge difference in a H2H.

Keep up the great work!

LG Hockey
LG Hockey
4 months ago
Reply to  Viz

My playoffs start April 4 and go to April 29.

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
4 months ago

yo t

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
4 months ago
Reply to  Shitwolf

stupid phone yo viz playoffs start for me april 4th appreciate ya and the articles. I like that there are different styles of articles all the time. I have been planning my team for the playoffs for awhile so manifesto up to you! I just hope max P and Batherson are rdy to perform in April!

Crush All Boxes
Crush All Boxes
4 months ago

Viz!
I’ve got to say I wouldn’t change much-why mess with perfection? )
I always enjoy your columns and getting your take which is more times than not, spot on… You’ve got a great sense of the league-thank you sir
I’m always interested in prospects so thoughts on them and potential Dynasty players is always appreciated…
Cheers!

Gerald
Gerald
4 months ago

Yoo Viz love you and JKJ’s articles. You guys kill it. I appreciate all of the time and hard-work you guys put in. It’s always a read I look forward to. The usual playoff manifesto would be awesome. I don’t have any suggestions really.

Since goalies are up and down each year, Maybe once a month or 2 have a goalie hot seat meter. Like if there’s a cold starting goalie for a team have a post and a percentage of the odds that the back up takes over. For example like how husso took the job and swayman won job in Boston. Washington situation was a question mark in beginning of year.

JKJ
JKJ
4 months ago
Reply to  Gerald

Thanks for the kind words, Gerald!

JKJ
JKJ
4 months ago
Reply to  Gerald

(Waited too long and timed out on being able to edit my last comment)

I might switch my focus next year away from weekend streamers and focus on goalies. I agree that’s an area we can improve, and Viz’s recaps already kind of cover streamers to an extent. My favorite targets are Friday/Sunday guys, since those are almost always light game nights, but we’ll see. Maybe I’ll even work up the gumption to do both? Or at least work harder to include goalies in my streamer pieces. I tend to put a lot of things on my plate and get in too deep sometimes…and with covering baseball too, it can get a little hectic this time of year.

Y2B
Y2B
4 months ago

Love the write ups and give them much credit for finishing top 3 in my league 5 of the last 7 years. If only I could win the big one!!!

Appreciate all the time and effort in the posts and responses.

Zim
Zim
4 months ago

Love to see the Manifesto. Been reading Razzball Hockey for a while now and really enjoy your guys’ work. My playoffs all start April 4th but knowing the 28th schedule can help prep us for the last week if we need the boost. Thank you and take care.