The NHL Trade Deadline is just around the corner. We’ve already seen one trade that summoned a player to this list, and there could be more as the days go by. Here’s some productive players you might be able to find on your waiver wire.
Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire for Week 21
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RW Charlie Coyle, BOS (36%): Coyle was just acquired from the Bruins, so the change of scenery is enough to make him worth looking in to. He’s been held of the scoresheet in each of the past seven contests, but the Wild as a whole struggled during that stretch. Coyle has shown he has offensive upside, noted by his 56-point season in 2016-17. If he can grab hold of a spot in Boston’s top six, he could see a notable boost in his value. Even more so if he gets a chance on the top line alongside Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand.
C Kyle Turris, NSH (45%): Turris hasn’t done a whole lot since returning from his lower body injury – posting a lone assist through seven appearances. That has resulted in his ownership percentage dropping, and you could scoop him up and reap the rewards from when he inevitably turns it around. He’s centering the Predators second line, and seeing power play time. Once all the rust is shaken after missing 17 games, he’ll make for a solid secondary scorer.
C Joe Thornton, SJS (38%): Age isn’t slowing down this future Hall of Famer, as he’s been one of the Sharks best players recently, posting 16 points in his past 17 games. He’s not just being a playmaker either, noted by him scoring a hat-trick Monday night – his first since 2010. The Sharks are rolling right now and Jumbo Joe is a big reason why. Pick him up while he continues at this pace.
C Chris Tierney, OTT (35%): Tierney continues his impressive season, sitting at 40 points, already matching last year’s total but doing so in 23 fewer games. He’s in the midst of a six-game point streak in which he’s compiled seven helpers. If the Senators do sell off some of their veterans, Tierney will have an even larger opportunity with the team.
RW Jesper Bratt, NJD (34%): The sophomore is on quite a tear, racking up 10 points in his last nine games. He’s quietly compiled 30 points, playing in just 46 games – a 53-point pace across a full season. He’s playing on the Devils top line, and should not be overlooked just because of his team’s placement in the standings.
LW Marcus Johansson, NJD (22%): Another member of the Devils top line, Johansson has also been on a hot streak. He has seven points in his last six games, including three multi-point efforts. Being a pending unrestricted free agent, and the Devils being far out of the playoff picture, Johansson could be on the move prior to the deadline. Pick him up now in case he gets traded, as he could become more sought after depending on the destination. And if he remains a Devil, you’ll have yourself a first line player trying to make his best showcase for his next contract.
C Tyler Bozak, STL (16%): Bozak is centering the second line on the hottest team in the league. The Blues were at one point in dead last in the NHL, but are now cementing themselves as a playoff team. Bozak is often an afterthought on St. Louis, but he has six points in his last six games, and will be a key part of their secondary scoring going forward.
D Tyler Myers, WPG (46%): Despite the slow start to the year, the 6’8” defender is up to 21 points on the year, with eight of them being tallied in his past 11 outings. He’s finally getting his game together, and shouldn’t be overlooked because of his first half to the season. He’s capable of providing offense, including goals, where the seven he’s compiled is one more than last year’s output.
D Tony DeAngelo, NYR (31%): The blueliner has been bringing the offense ever since his last trip to the press box. He has seven assists throughout eight games, and played over 22 minutes of ice time in his two most recent affairs. He’s being used on the second power-play unit, boosting his potential even further. You’ll be hard pressed to find other defensemen with more production available on the wire.
G Cory Schneider, NJD (49%): It took 418 days, but Schneider finally ended his losing streak. He’s won two games actually, and could be in line to put a string of victories together now that he’s healthy and has his confidence back. Many owners (myself included) gave up on Schneider earlier in the year, but he could make for a worthwhile addition down the stretch and into the playoffs if you’re in need of a goaltender.
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