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Nick and Anna identify the best fantasy pickups for Week 8 and highlight all the key trends post-Thanksgiving, including the upside of the Winnipeg Jets who are on a roll going 8-2-0 in their past 10 games. They discuss buy-low trade targets from struggling teams like the New Jersey Devils and Buffalo Sabres, while highlighting value on the overlooked Chicago Blackhawks and San Jose Sharks. Players and topics covered include Trevor Moore and the Los Angeles Kings remaining underrated, Gustav Nyquist and the high-scoring Nashville Predators, Andrei Vasilevskiy’s return to the Tampa Bay crease, Philipp Kurashev benefitting from playing with Connor Bedard, Vladislav Namestnikov and Connor Hellebuyck being key Jets players to watch, Andrei Svechnikov scoring his first of the season amid goalie concerns for the Carolina Hurricanes and more.
Pete, Nick and Anna identify the best pickups and answer fan questions on the Thanksgiving week edition of the show. The crew runs through NHL Awards races, especially the Jack Adams, and big storylines around the League like Patrik Laine being healthy scratched by the Blue Jackets. Other players and topics covered include secondary Flyers players like Joel Farabee and Sean Walker, how Connor Ingram is keeping the Coyotes in the playoff race, the Wild’s struggles, Quinn Hughes’ case for the Hart Trophy and more.
Pete, Nick and Anna are joined by guest Chris Meaney of FTN Network to discuss the Tage Thompson injury, the impact on the Sabres’ secondary forwards and goalie Devon Levi and identify outside replacements. Other topics covered and mailbag questions include whether Vancouver’s offense has staying power, 2020 draftees Quinton Byfield vs. Alexis Lafreniere for the rest of the season, Jack Hughes of the Devils and Brandon Montour of the Panthers nearing returns from injury, the Islanders’ fantasy outlook during their struggles, why the Flyers could hang around in the playoff race, Jordan Binnington vs. Charlie Lindgren, whether to sell high on Travis Sanheim, Filip Hronek and/or Adin Hill and more.
Pete and Nick are joined by guest Michael Leboff from the Action Network to break down the NHL betting landscape. Topics discussed include the impact of the Oilers making a coaching change, the best angles to attack Connor Bedard, the confusing Vezina Trophy market, the Vancouver Canucks sustainability and coaches that might be on the hot seat early on this season. Listen to Line Change! with Michael Leboff and Nick Martin of the Action Network every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the NHL season: https://apple.co/3s0c2Nh
Pete, Nick and Anna identify the best fantasy pickups for Week 6 and react to the Edmonton Oilers firing Jay Woodcroft and bringing in Kris Knoblauch, Connor McDavid’s junior hockey coach, to try to turn their season around. They discuss buy-low trade targets and pickups from the Oilers, Leo Carlsson’s strong play for the Ducks, Charlie Coyle stepping up in an expanded role for the Bruins and Patrik Laine’s return for the Blue Jackets. Other players and topics covered include Jonathan Quick and Alexis Lafreniere from the Rangers, why Connor Bedard’s linemates Philipp Kurashev and Nick Foligno might be worth a look in fantasy, Sam Bennett’s return for the Panthers, where Patrick Kane could sign and more.
Pete, Nick and Anna are joined by Jake Hahn of SiriusXM NHL Network Radio to answer fan questions at the one-month mark of the season. They discuss Jack Campbell being waived by the Oilers, who have recalled Calvin Pickard, the Sharks trading for power-play quarterback Calen Addison and how the Hart Trophy race is opening up to include players like Nikita Kucherov, Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes. Topics and players covered in this episode include whether to sell high on Thatcher Demko or Jesper Bratt, a buy-low window on Jason Robertson, Joseph Woll's rest-of-season fantasy value, whether to be patient with the Senators during all the turmoil and more.
Pete, Nick and Anna identify the best fantasy waiver wire pickups around the NHL for Week 5, including replacements for injured Jack Hughes of the Devils and Adam Fox of the Rangers. Options include in-house plays like Dawson Mercer, Erik Gustafsson, K'Andre Miller and outside skaters like Ryan O'Reilly, Tommy Novak, Pavel Mintyukov, Casey Mittelstadt, Quinton Byfield and more. Other players and topics discussed were Frederik Andersen's injury concern and what it means for Pyotr Kochetkov and Jaroslav Halak (signed PTO contract with Hurricanes), the Ducks' recent comeback wins and return of John Gibson and Alex Killorn from injuries, Calder Trophy candidates, the struggles of the Oilers and Sharks and more.
Pete, Nick and Anna are joined by Jonny Lazarus of VSiN to discuss all the trends of the first month of the season, catch up on the NHL Fantasy on Ice Draft standings and answer fantasy mailbag questions. They touch on the Kings' elite offense and stable goaltending from Cam Talbot and also what Matt Boldy's return means for Anna's fantasy team and the Wild's futures appeal. Other players and topics discussed include Lukas Dostal of the Ducks winning NHL Rookie of the Month over Connor Bedard and the goalie's rest-of-season value compared to Joseph Woll and Devon Levi, Mason McTavish's signs of a breakout and rapid rise in the fantasy rankings, whether to be patient with Tyler Bertuzzi and Ivan Barbashev, a strong first start for Ivan Prosvetov with the Avalanche, extended looks in the Rangers' top six for Alexis Lafreniere and Kaapo Kakko and more.
Pete and Nick are joined by guest Michael Leboff from the Action Network to break down the NHL betting landscape three weeks into the season. Topics discussed include surprise underdogs, including the Ducks, Flyers and Blackhawks, how the Red Wings have entered various awards conversations, Jon Cooper's case for the Jack Adams Award and Maple Leafs goalie Joseph Woll's early Calder Trophy push. They also touch on disappointments around the League like the Oilers and Sabres, whether the Golden Knights' dominant play is sustainable and some other future angles to consider and intriguing matchups for the upcoming week.
Pete, Nick and Anna identify all the best fantasy waiver wire pickups for Week 4 of the season. Players and topics discussed include Panthers skaters Brandon Montour, Sam Bennett and Aaron Ekblad getting closer to making their season debuts, sneaky rookie Marco Rossi's upside with the Wild, Owen Tippett and Bobby Brink as stealth adds from the surprising Flyers, viable backup goalies like Logan Thompson, Jonathan Quick and Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, the impact of Alex Pietrangelo's return on productive Golden Knights defensemen Shea Theodore and Kaedan Korczak, outside replacement options for injured Thomas Chabot, a fantasy trade proposal of Tristan Jarry for injured Devon Levi and more.
Pete, Nick and Anna discuss all the hottest fantasy pickups around the NHL after this week's "Frozen Frenzy" action and answer fan questions on whether to buy low or sell high on various players. Topics discussed include players due for their first goal, NHL EDGE goalie high-danger save and SV% leaders around the League, causes for concern with the Oilers, Hurricanes and Devils early on and more. Other players discussed include Alex DeBrincat for Matthew Tkachuk in a fantasy trade, Ryan Johansen trade offers involving Jonathan Huberdeau or Carter Verhaeghe, Joel Eriksson Ek's quiet dominance, Jack Hughes' chances of winning the Hart or Art Ross after Connor McDavid's injury and some DFS and betting picks for games the rest of the week.
Pete, Nick and Anna have a bonus episode this week to preview the 16-game schedule and ESPN's "Frozen Frenzy" tripleheader and whiparound coverage on Tuesday, Oct. 24. The crew identifies some in-house and outside Connor McDavid replacements, answers fan questions with start/sit dilemmas and discusses matchups with potential upsets, anytime goal scorers and various home/road splits. Players discussed include Adam Fantilli, Jonathan Huberdeau vs. Johnny Gaudreau, revenge looks for Anthony Duclair and Rasmus Sandin, bounce-back potential for Evander Kane and Pavel Zacha, Andrei Svechnikov and Pavel Buchnevich nearing returns and various goalie storylines for the full slate of games.
Pete, Nick and Anna identify the best fantasy waiver wire pickups for the third week of the season, including injury replacements for top ranked Connor McDavid. Outside center options mentioned include Matthew Poitras, Sean Couturier and Jesperi Kotkaniemi, and the crew debates what Leo Carlsson’s load management situation means for his short term fantasy value. Other topics and players covered include Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin, Maple Leafs goalie Joseph Woll, Blue Jackets goalie Elvis Merzlikins, the sneaky appeal of the Flyers and defenseman Travis Sanheim, Nico Hischier’s injury impact, Zach Werenski’s return, the sneaky Predators duo of Tommy Novak and Luke Evangelista and more.
Pete, Nick and Anna are joined by guest Matt Larkin from Daily Faceoff and the Puck Poolies podcast to answer fan questions about the fantasy impact of Josh Norris' return and other players to consider adding from the hot-starting Senators. The crew answers a buy-low question about Tage Thompson, whether to be concerned long term about Alex Ovechkin's supporting cast with the Capitals or Matty Beniers and the winless Kraken, Connor Brown's lineup placement for the Oilers and more. Other players and topics covered include Evan Rodrigues' value contract with the Panthers, Pyotr Kochetkov's keeper league stock, James van Riemsdyk's early success with the Bruins, Alex DeBrincat and the surprising Red Wings, Pavel Mintyukov as a rookie sleeper from the Ducks and more.
Pete, Nick and Anna discuss the best fantasy waiver wire pickups for Week 2 of the season with early line trends, injury replacements, schedule notes and more. Players and topics discussed in this show include Teuvo Teravainen's bounce-back start for the Hurricanes, Reilly Smith of the Penguins, J.T. Compher and Daniel Sprong from the Red Wings, replacements for injured Zach Werenski including in-house rookie David Jiricek and outside options like John Klingberg of the Maple Leafs, Sean Durzi of the Coyotes, Brock Faber of the Wild, Jamie Drysdale of the Ducks and early disappointments around the League like the Oilers, Sabres and Panthers.
Pete, Nick and Anna are joined by guest Jake Hahn of SiriusXM NHL Network Radio to (over)react to the first few nights of the season, answer early fan questions and identify the best pickups going into the weekend. Topics covered include the fantasy spin on Connor Bedard's hot start for the Blackhawks, his productive linemate Ryan Donato, the week-to-week injury for Taylor Hall and whether you should be concerned about a rough season debut for the Oilers goalies. Other players mentioned include Jonas Johansson and Nick Paul as fantasy pickups from the Lightning, Brock Boeser vs. Vladimir Tarasenko after Boeser's four-goal game, Golden Knights goalie Adin Hill picking up where he left off in the playoffs, rookie sleepers Zach Benson and Matthew Poitras and the renewed futures appeal of the Jets after re-signing Connor Hellebuyck and Mark Scheifele.
Pete and Anna catch up with David Satriano before opening night of the NHL season with all the best fantasy waiver wire pickups after the preseason. They discuss the impact of Josh Norris being out indefinitely for the Senators on their fantasy outlook and Stanley Cup Playoff chances in the Atlantic Division and some deep goalie adds like Jack Campbell, Jonas Johansson, Carter Hart, Akira Schmid, Karel Vejmelka and even Martin Jones, who was placed on waivers by the Maple Leafs. The crew discusses some rookies who made (Zach Benson, Leo Carlsson, Matthew Poitras) and missed (Logan Stankoven) roster cuts, Kaapo Kakko's ceiling on a potent top line with Artemi Panarin and Mika Zibanejad under new coach Peter Laviolette, Owen Tippett's sneaky value in bangers leagues, the plethora of high-scoring wing options on the Avalanche, Calen Addison's appeal after the Jared Spurgeon injury, Jake Guentzel nearing a return for the Penguins, the crew's goalie picks for opening night and more.
Pete, Nick and Anna are joined by Michael Leboff of Action Network to preview the new season from a betting standpoint with Stanley Cup futures angles, NHL Awards races and more. The crew gives their championship predictions, top contenders and longshots for the Hart, Calder, Norris, Vezina, Rocket Richard trophies and Jack Adams Award, as well as over/under plays and the best ways to tap into huge storylines like Connor Bedard, Alex Ovechkin approaching the most goals in history and more. Other topics include potential surprise playoff teams like the Coyotes, the Presidents' Trophy race, the most notable coaching change of the offseason, ways to tap into the loaded Atlantic Division, dark horses to score 50+ goals and more.
Pete, Nick and Anna unveil their bold fantasy predictions for the upcoming season. They discuss players that could reach the 100-point plateau like Jack Eichel, Roope Hintz, Tage Thompson and defensemen who can challenge the century mark like Quinn Hughes, Evan Bouchard and others. The crew reacts to news that Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy will miss at least two months because of injury and discusses the in-house option in Jonas Johansson and outside replacements. Other topics discussed include the chances of Buffalo or Ottawa not only making the playoffs but also competing for the Atlantic Division title, bold claims involving Thatcher Demko and Anthony Beauvillier from the Canucks, the sneaky upside of dark horse rookies like Zach Benson of the Sabres, Yaroslav Askarov of the Predators and Matt Coronado of the Flames and other hot takes involving Jeremy Swayman, Bowen Byram and the Adam Fantilli-Patrik Laine duo.
Pete, Nick and Anna break down the results of the NHL Fantasy on Ice Draft (watch now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWMYzqKD3Mc) with all the strategies, reaches, stacks and players who surprisingly fell. Players and topics discussed on this episode include the Islanders' sneaky offense, whether to reach for Elias Pettersson, sleeper rookies from training camp and the preseason like Logan Stankoven, Zach Benson and Ivan Miroshnichenko, potential bargains like Evgeni Malkin, Filip Forsberg, Philipp Grubauer, Zach Werenski and fades like Erik Karlsson, Connor Bedard, Alex DeBrincat and more. The crew also debates the fantasy value of players coming off injuries like Andrei Svechnikov, Jake Guentzel, Max Pacioretty and Patrick Kane, who remains unsigned but was skating this week.