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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. Fantasy Hockey Grapevine - Week 5

    Victoria Matiash

    The Dallas Stars and Montreal Canadiens conspired to create a minor ripple in the fabric of the National Hockey League this week by exchanging a weathered defenseman(Sergei Gonchar) for a career depth forward (Travis Moen). While both squads stand to...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  5. Fantasy Hockey Grapevine -- Week 4

    Victoria Matiash

    Twenty months (and counting) after playing his last regular-season National Hockey League game, Tomas Kaberle is looking to make a comeback. What's more intriguing is the 36-year-old defenseman may actually has a shot at earning an NHL roster spot. ...

    Blog | November 05, 2014
  6. Fantasy Hockey Grapevine - Week 3

    Victoria Matiash

    In this NHL age of great parity -- with a sufficient amount of talented skaters and netminders to go around -- it's a bit audacious to label any one team as "terrible." Like most generalizations, the tag reeks of myopic short-sightedness. Plus, it's ...

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  7. Fantasy Hockey Grapevine: Week 2

    Victoria Matiash

    Unless he's suddenly tumbled into a torrid love affair with the Buffalo Sabres organization, or the seat of Erie County itself, Chris Stewart can't be faulted for hoping there's something to the latest trade rumors about his immediate future. All thi...

    Blog | October 22, 2014
  8. Fantasy Grapevine: Week 1

    Victoria Matiash

    Never mind that we're only a handful of games into the 2014-15 season. It's never too early to start predicting (and in some instances, drawing conclusions about) how teams and individual players will fare over the next 180 days or so. That's part of...

    Blog | October 15, 2014
  9. Fantasy Grapevine: UFA defensemen

    Victoria Matiash

    Potential fantasy impact of forward signings | Goalies Conventional hockey wisdom suggests a player on defense benefits more from experience and maturity than a forward, and that a typical NHL defenseman hits peak performance around 27 years of ag...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  10. Fantasy Grapevine: UFA goalies

    Victoria Matiash

    Win the Stanley Cup, then worry about the future. With the NHL playoffs at the front of everyone's mind, the two most prominent pending unrestricted free-agent goaltenders have bigger fish to fry before chiseling out their next contracts. But Ryan Mi...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  11. Fantasy Grapevine: UFA forwards

    Victoria Matiash

    There's a unique state of limbo reserved only for NHL players in the final year of their current contracts. It's not uncommon to begin the season with one club, join a second for (fingers crossed) a playoff run, only to sign with a third in the offse...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  12. Fantasy Grapevine: Week 24

    Victoria Matiash

    Just like that, Ilya Bryzgalov is once again worth discussing as a fantasy-relevant goaltender. The latest injury to Darcy Kuemper has prompted the Minnesota Wild to recall minor league journeyman John Curry from the AHL, suggesting Bryzgalov will be...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  13. Fantasy Grapevine: Week 23

    Victoria Matiash

    As is customary this time of year -- Olympics or no Olympics -- the long regular season is beginning to wear on NHL rosters. With the playoffs just around the corner, most NHLers are, to some degree, bruised, banged-up and/or justifiably bushed. It s...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  14. Fantasy Grapevine: Week 23

    Victoria Matiash

    At first, the hope was Kris Letang would recover and enjoy a full and satisfying life with his wife, daughter and family. Then, word emerged the defenseman could return to the NHL again, you know, someday... in 2014-15, maybe. Now, not even two month...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  15. NHL Daily Links - March 14

    Victoria Matiash

    Thursday's on-ice adventure in L.A. proved to be quite the rollercoaster ride for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Even though the Leafs ended up with a huge 3-2 win against a formidable west coast opponent in the Los Angeles Kings, they lost their starting ...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  16. Fantasy Grapevine: Week 22

    Victoria Matiash

    The players are discouraged and frustrated, the coaching staff appears alarmingly dejected, and the fans are beyond bummed. With wince-inducing expressions like "toxic atmosphere" being tossed about, the Vancouver Canucks look to be in dismal shape. ...

    Blog | March 12, 2014