The waiver wire is a great place to find hidden gems that will help your fantasy hockey team in the short term and sometimes the long term as well. You have likely already taken advantage of this through the first six weeks of the season. Regardless, there should still be strong options on the waiver wire at forward that we will look at. Even if it is only for a few games, these players are worth adding to help your team out. This is the place where you can find some good options to take advantage of before anyone else in your league does.
Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire: Forwards to Consider for Week 7
Ross Colton, Colorado Avalanche
The Colorado Avalanche have won three games in a row, and that is in part due to the play of Ross Colton. He may only have eight points on the season, but three goals and four points came in the last three games. He has proven that he can score in the past, it has just taken some adjustment time in Colorado.
Colton remains the third-line center even though Artturi Lehkonen is out of the lineup and the lines changed. He may have gotten a downgrade as a winger, but that hasn’t stopped him from having an impact all over the ice. A larger part of his game is physical play, and he brings hits and penalty minutes for your fantasy hockey team. Colton also doesn’t seem to let up in shots either which is part of the reason for more goals than assists. He is one of those players who could have a really impactful game in fantasy one night and change the outcome of your week.
Erik Haula, New Jersey Devils
The New Jersey Devils got their best player back in the lineup and it positively impacts a number of other players. Since Jack Hughes is back, but Nico Hischier and Timo Meier are out of the lineup, it has shot Erik Haula up the lineup. He is now on the first line with who would be the team’s leading scorer if he didn’t miss five games.
Haula recorded one goal and three assists in the last three games and is up to six goals and 11 points in 15 games on the season. This new line combination will do him very well, at least for the time being. He will shoot, hit, block some shots, and contribute on the power play. He is definitely a sleeper to look at adding this week and holding onto for the next little bit.
Eeli Tolvanen, Seattle Kraken
Eeli Tolvanen is really showing his true colors and finally breaking out. He had a good season in 2022-23 to get some attention on him in Seattle but has taken his game to a whole new level this season. The young forward for the Kraken has assists in six of the past seven games and adds to all other areas of the game.
Tolvanen has eight points in the last eight games as well and truly covers all categories. He is playing on a very productive third line with Oliver Bjorkstrand and Yanni Gourde. Bjorkstrand has 15 points, so it is boosting Tolvanen’s numbers up a bit. He is third amongst forwards in points despite logging the eight-most minutes per game. He is someone you should jump on quickly and will likely hold onto.
Players that may seem like great waiver wire pickups could fade really quickly, while others could turn out to be great for a long time. These three players appear to be the best options in Week 7 of the fantasy hockey season. Take advantage before it is too late and make sure to check in with us next week for more strong options.