Friday, November 27, 2015

Fantasy Hockey: Week Nine Waiver Wire Options



Week nine of the Fantasy Hockey season begins November 30th 2015 and I am really excited with the way the season is taking shape. We still have a long way to go but if you are looking to improve your team’s chances this week I have some options for you to consider.

Teams with four games this week are the Anaheim Ducks, Arizona Coyotes, Carolina Hurricanes, Colorado Avalanche, Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs and the Vancouver Canucks.

Teams with two games this week are the Calgary Flames and the Washington Capitals. Every other NHL team has three games this week.

Back to Back Games This Week

Arizona (Thur-Fri), Boston (Fri-Sat), Carolina (Sat-Sun), Columbus (Fri-Sat), Colorado (Mon-Tue), Dallas (Thur-Fri), Florida (Thur-Fri), Los Angeles (Fri-Sat), New Jersey (Thur-Fri), New York Islanders (Fri-Sat), New York Rangers (Wed-Thur), Ottawa (Sat-Sun), Philadelphia (Fri-Sat), Pittsburgh (Sat-Sun), San Jose (Fri-Sat), St Louis (Fri-Sat), Tampa Bay (Sat-Sun), Toronto (Wed-Thur), Vancouver (Mon-Tue) and Winnipeg (Sat-Sun).

Week Nine Waiver Wire Options

Defense: Michael Stone and the Arizona Coyotes have four games this week and over his past 5 games Stone has 1 goal and 1 assist on 12 shots on goal with a season long plus 2 skating 21 minutes a night on the Coyotes top line of defense as well as spending time on the Coyotes power play. Stone also has 27 hits, 30 blocks and 16 penalty minutes and is available in just over 75 percent of Major Fantasy Hockey leagues.

Center/Left Wing: Tobias Rieder and the Coyotes have four games this week and over his past 5 games Rieder has recorded 2 assists with 17 shots on goal with a season long minus 1 skating 18:36 minutes on the Coyotes top line as well as on the Coyotes top power play unit. Rieder also has 15 hits, 3 blocks and 6 penalty minutes and is available in just over 80 percent of all Major Fantasy Hockey Leagues.

Center: Victor Rask and the Carolina Hurricanes have four games this week and over his past 5 games Rask has scored 1 goal and 1 helper with 9 shots on goal with a season long plus/minus of zero skating 18 minutes a night on the Hurricanes top line as well as on the Hurricanes top power play unit. Rask also has 7 hits, 11 blocks with 12 penalty minutes and is available in just over 75 percent of all Major Fantasy Hockey leagues.

Defense: Nick Leddy and the Islanders have four games this week and over his past five games has recorded 7 shots on goal with a season long plus 3 skating 22 minutes a night on the Islanders second line of defense as well as the top Islanders power play unit. Leddy has 29 hits, 25 blocks and 13 penalty minutes and is available in just over 50 percent of all Major Fantasy Hockey leagues.

Right Wing: Kevin Hayes and the Rangers have four games this week and over his past 5 games Hayes has 1 goal and 1 assist with a season long plus 2 skating 13 minutes a night on the Rangers third line as well as the Rangers second power play unit. Hayes also has 12 hits and 8 blocks with 6 penalty minutes and is available in just over 60 percent of all Major Fantasy Hockey leagues.

Goaltender: With number one netminder Ondrej Pavelec out until early 2016 Michael Hutchinson is the main man between the pipes for the Winnipeg Jets. Over his last five starts “Hutch” has allowed 14 goals on 104 shots for a save percentage of 86 and only 1 win. The Jets have 3 games this week and he’ll likely get 2 starts and hopefully he can turn things around. Hutchinson is available in just over 50 percent of all Major Fantasy Hockey leagues.

Right Wing: Jannik Hansen and the Vancouver Canucks have four games this week and over his last 5 games Hansen has 2 goals and 1 helper on 12 shots on goal for a season long plus 10 skating 16 minutes a night on the Canucks top line. Hansen also has 9 hits and 9 blocks and 8 minutes in penalties and is available in just over 50 percent of all Major Fantasy Hockey leagues.


Good luck this week Fantasy Hockey General Manager!