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  1. Fantasy Grapevine for Week 10

    Victoria Matiash

    So they canned the head coach. ... Now what? The Edmonton Oilers -- an organization poetically referred to by Grantland's Sean McIndoe as a "train wreck inside of a tire fire" -- are more than one move away from solving all that ails them. Maybe...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  2. How to value Abdelkader in his return

    Victoria Matiash

    After missing seven games with a shoulder injury, forward Justin Abdelkader is fixed to return for the Detroit Red Wings in a big way on Tuesday night. Barring an extreme change of heart, coach Mike Babcock is expected to toss Abdelkader out on ...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  3. Bump Green up in your rankings

    Victoria Matiash

    Now that Mike Green has been back for a couple of games, the coach of the Washington Capitals is choosing to switch things up a bit. For Tuesday's tilt with the Florida Panthers, Barry Trotz is opting to plug the puck-moving defenseman back on a top ...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  4. Activate your Flyers tonight

    Victoria Matiash

    If you required another reason to roll with one of several hot Philadelphia Flyers skaters, we offer this: Evgeni Nabokov is starting in the opposing crease tonight. The veteran goalie is pegged to fill in for an injured Ben Bishop when the Tamp...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  5. Steve Downie's value declining

    Victoria Matiash

    As discussed in this week's Grapevine, a fair amount of fantasy shine is coming off Steve Downie. Bumped from the top trio by a returning Patric Hornqvist (concussion), Downie is rejoining the third line with centerman Marcel Goc. No offense to Goc...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  6. Andrighetto gets his shot with Canadiens

    Victoria Matiash

    If you're looking for secondary scoring from the Montreal Canadiens, forward Sven Andrighetto is an exceptionally cheap option in daily fantasy play. Called up to fill the void left by an injured Lars Eller (upper body), Andrighetto is skating on th...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  7. Fantasy Grapevine for Week 9

    Victoria Matiash

    Envision gifted offensive defenseman Keith Yandle playing for a team that averages more that 2.29 goals per game. It could happen, and in the not-too-distant future. Unlike the Yandle-related trade rumors of yesteryear, TSN's Bob McKenzie sugges...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  8. What to expect from Dubinsky

    Victoria Matiash

    Forward Brandon Dubinsky is finally back for the Columbus Blue Jackets. After missing the first third of the season after abdominal surgery, the versatile forward is pegged to center a top-six line with Cam Atkinson and Matt Calvert when the Philadel...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  9. Promotion for Galchenyuk

    Victoria Matiash

    The head coach of the Montreal Canadiens is experimenting with a new top line that doesn't include David Desharnais. Instead, Michel Therrien is considering shifting Alex Galchenyuk to center wingers Max Pacioretty and Brendan Gallagher, at both even...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  10. Lindstrom a bargain right now

    Victoria Matiash

    With Alexander Steen (lower-body injury) designated to sit out another game, winger Joakim Lindstrom is again expected to play a prominent role for the St. Louis Blues. Fixed to skate on a forward line with Paul Stastny and Steve Ott, the 31-yea...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  11. Big opportunity for Dan Boyle

    Victoria Matiash

    Perhaps this potential arrangement might inspire the former fantasy heavyweight. Hoping to jolt Dan Boyle back to his productive ways of days gone by, New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault is entertaining the notion of pairing the veteran defensema...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  12. Megna a hot target for daily leagues

    Victoria Matiash

    As mentioned in Wednesday's Fantasy Grapevine, Jayson Megna is filling in for an injured Chris Kunitz (fractured foot) on a Pittsburgh Penguins forward line with Evgeni Malkin and Blake Comeau. Assisting on the game-winning (and only) goal against th...

    Blog | December 04, 2014
  13. Grabner returning in second-line role

    Victoria Matiash

    Almost two months after going under the knife for a sports hernia, Michael Grabner is finally set to make his 2014-15 debut for the New York Islanders. By no means an elite fantasy figure, Grabner has decent value as a second-line winger alongsi...

    Blog | December 04, 2014
  14. Kerby Rychel is worth considering

    Victoria Matiash

    From on-ice enemies to supportive linemates, Kerby Rychel and Boone Jenner have seen their relationship flip 180 degrees. Adversaries since their early teens and through successful stints in the Ontario Hockey League, the duo now makes up two-thir...

    Blog | December 04, 2014
  15. Fantasy Grapevine for Week 8

    Victoria Matiash

    First it was Martin Brodeur, now it appears fellow veteran free-agent goalie Ilya Bryzgalov is shimmying his way back into action at the NHL level. According to ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun, Bryzgalov has accepted a tryout with the Anaheim Ducks. "Ily...

    Blog | December 03, 2014
  16. Hemsky getting a chance on Stars' top line

    Victoria Matiash

    If you're not quite ready to give up on Ales Hemsky, now would be the ripe occasion to take a fantasy flier on the winger. For the second time this season, Dallas Stars coach Lindy Ruff is throwing Hemsky out on a top forward line with Jamie Benn and...

    Blog | December 02, 2014