Viktor Arvidsson has been among the best waiver wire pickups of the season, especially at the forward positions. He's thriving in Nashville seemingly out of nowhere. A late bloomer, which caused him to be drafted at 21 years old in the 4th round by Nashville, Arvidsson first made his name in the league by scoring an overtime goal in Game 6 against the Sharks last season, his rookie campaign. Now, in his sophomore season, we're seeing upside that I quite frankly didn't know what there. On Saturday, Arvidsson scored his first career hat trick on eight shots, albeit in a 7-4 loss against Florida. He came right back on Sunday to record an assist with six shots. That brings his totals to 18+21 in 54 games with well over 3 shots per game and a +16 rating. Arvidsson moved back onto the first line Saturday which helped sparked this surge. He's a clear as day hold at the moment and should be even if he eventually drops down a line. Regardless, Arvidsson is available in over 50% of leagues so do your part to fix that and pick him up. Here's what else I saw around the league this weekend:
We the fantasy playoffs starting next week for most of us it's time to make those last grabs before the dance that make all the difference. Over the last week I've been pushing Anders Lee and I'll continue to do so, but if you can't get on board with Lee because he plays for the Isles (I understand, we all do) you might find some love for Bs rookie  Carl Soderberg (1 G, 3 SOG, +1), or at least I think you should. Soderberg is another one of the many talented young Swedes flooding in to the league in recent years and like many of his countrymen, he's pretty damn solid! He's been labeled "explosive" by many and when you watch him play it's pretty clear that's accurate. He can do just about anything you want in the offensive zone and baby, we want it all! Carl can shoot, pass, skate and chew gum, rub his stomach and pat himself on the head all at the same time! He's a big, strong guy that moves like greased lightning with a puck taped to its stick and frankly, I'm bullish on him for next year's drafts. Overall this season he's been limited by limited playing time, but lately he's getting it done with five points over his last four games. This isn't a wholly recent phenomenon for the rookie who has been putting it home fairly often over the last month and change with 11 points over his last 12 games. So that begs the question, who do you have on your bench that’s scoring like that recently? If you’re just starting blankly at screen trying to come up with an answer the answer is probably no one, so stop drooling and staring blankly, you look ridiculous. Soderberg is owned in just ~15% of ESPN leagues and %9 of Yahoo leagues he's an easily obtainable commodity, so if you're wondering how you're going to shore up your bench for the playoffs, consider Carl! Anyway, here's what else I saw in the world o' fantasy hockey last night: