With the Fantasy Hockey Top-12, players are seemingly interchangeable based on your preferences, but the Fantasy Hockey Top 25 are going to be mixed a bit more. The further down the road we go, everyone's player list will differ based on scoring systems and personal preferences.  Every one of these players should be taken early in serpentine drafts, late round one to the early third round, or top dollar bids in auction formats.  I have Ben Bishop higher than most and I'm sure Tyler Johnson as well, but Tampa has something special down there... makes me glad my brother-in-law gets me free tickets whenever I'm in Florida.  In the day and age of the salary cap, teams need to strike while their irons are hot before contracts get to big.  Polkadamas predicts the Lightning and Caps will be squaring off in my Eastern Conference Finals...

The trade deadline has come and gone in 2015 and we’re left with a flurry of moves that mostly didn’t matter. There were buyers, there were sellers and then there was the Buffalo Sabres who went into full tank mode and sold off every halfway decent asset they had on their roster in hopes to land Conner McDavid. Don’t believe me? They sent away Chris Stewart, Michal Neuvirth, Bryan Flynn, Jhonas Enroth, Tyler Myers, Drew Stafford and Joel Armia in deals leading up to or at the deadline and they basically took a bunch of draft picks, injured players and a few cases of Molson in return. That’s an impressive fire sale, but I’ll laugh my pucks off if they don’t land McJesus. At any rate, almost nothing the Sabres did at the deadline mattered for fantasy owners, it’s all about quality not quantity folks, but there were a few deadline deals that will shake up the landscape of a few NHL teams and might just offer some key opportunities for the savvy fantasy owner to capitalize on: