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While Friday was mostly quiet, there were a couple big moves along with some nice depth acquisitions.  I'm going to cover those moves and give some first impressions on players with their new teams.  Let's get to it! Winnipeg acquired Tyler Toffoli from the Devils for second and third round picks.  Toffoli didn't play on Saturday so we don't know exactly where he'll slot in, but I love this move for Winnipeg.  With a healthy Toffoli and Vilardi, it's a loaded top six with good depth behind them.  Toffoli is owned almost everywhere, so saying that he's a hold everywhere doesn't really change anything.  The upside is undeniable, whether he plays with Scheifele and presumably Connor, or with Ehlers and Monahan.  Going from the team with the worst goaltending to arguably the best should fix the plus-minus and the shot rate should stay at 3+.  What will swing his value the most is whether he goes on the first power play unit.  They have Connor, Scheifele and Morrissey as locks.  Then you have two spots for Toffoli, Vilardi, Ehlers and Monahan.  We should find out on Monday, although Vilardi being out increases his chances, especially because Bowness hates Ehlers for reasons unknown.  I would bet on a big finish from Toffoli.
The NHL Trade Deadline is Friday afternoon, and boy, did we have it kick into full gear on Wednesday.  While the biggest name on the block wasn't moved (Guentzel), most of the other big names already moved.  We also had a massive one for one hockey trade that makes a ton of sense for both sides.  I'm going to look at all of the recent moves and talk about the impacts for both teams, from both the short term and long term.  Let's get to it!
Fantasy Hockey Weekly Newsletter: Week 21 Hello everyone. Welcome to the twenty-first edition of JOT This Down! Keep the questions, comments, and concerns coming. I’ll be here all week to answer any and everything you may have.
After his big breakout last season, Martin Necas has had a rough go of it this season.  Much like his team, he's started to turn his game around over the last month.  Since coming back from a two week injury on January 19th, when Necas had 9 goals on the season, he has seven goals in seven games, culminating with a natural hat trick in the first period against the Avalanche on Thursday.  On top of the goals, Necas has been taking a ton of shots.  He's averaging five shots on goal per game in the past seven, with 4+ in six of the last seven games.  If you're lucky enough to be in the 20% of leagues that Necas is available in, grab him immediately.  If you've held onto him, here's to hoping he keeps up this form to make up for the poor first half.  Let's take a look at what else happened over the last two nights:
Hello everyone. Welcome to the seventh edition of JOT This Down! Thank you to everyone who provided feedback in volume six. I appreciate it.  Keep the questions, comments, and concerns coming. I’ll be here all week to answer any and everything you may have.
On its face, Evan Rodrigues having an assist with four shots and two PIM in the 4-3 win over the Devils doesn't stand out as anything special.  However, it was another data point that the Panthers are going to heavily depend on Rodrigues.  He's remained on the first line and first power play unit which alone puts you on the fringe.  While I think he's a poor offensive finisher, Rodrigues loves to take horrible shots which is a big value in fantasy.  Rodrigues is available in over 80% of leagues, but I've seen enough for him to be a hold in all formats.  It could dry up when Bennett returns, but based on where Rodrigues is playing on the PP, I don't see Bennett taking that spot.  There's a chance Rodrigues is the best fantasy player who went undrafted in most leagues, so get him now.  Let's take a look at what else happened over the last two nights:
Hello everyone. Welcome to the second edition of JOT This Down! It was so nice to have hockey back on the screens after so long without it. The NHL is in a really good place in terms of the level of talent in the league right now. In almost every game, you will see a jaw-dropping play or an unbelievable stat line, sometimes from someone you would have never expected it from. Take Brock Boeser for example (add him if he is somehow available), nobody could have predicted that on opening night, but you never know what will happen in the NHL. That’s why in a sport with a lot of luck and volatility, never get too upset if things don’t go your way. It’s a long season, and there’s always next week to bounce back. Treat it as a hobby and have some fun.