In this space, we’ll look at the NHL players who see their fantasy hockey values go up or down on a week-to-week basis.
This week’s article includes a possible new second-line center in Colorado, a rookie wing who got a hot start in Nashville, a D-man named Seider rolling in Hockeytown, and a non-superstar Super Tropa.
first bushings (risers)
Evan RodriguesC, COL
The tight salary cap market resulted in Rodrigues waiting longer to sign a contract and receiving a deal that was far less than what his market value should have been. After posting best scores in goals (19), assists (24), points (43), shots on goal (243) and power points (eight) last season for Pittsburgh, Rodriguez signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Avalanche in September. with Alex Newhawk After his fumble, Rodriguez moved to the second line position and tallied seven points in his last nine games. However, Newhook has shown some signs of life, so keep a close eye on the situation.
Ryan O’Reilly, C, STL
O’Reilly looked washed out a few weeks ago, but apparently looks can be deceiving. After scoring just one point in his first 12 games, O’Reilly has recorded four goals and three assists in the last eight, which included a four-point streak that ended Saturday. His current hot streak has brought his ROR back to where it should be to finish the season in the mid-50s point range—at a minimum—that has been the hallmark of his career. Ride the hot wave while it lasts.
Carter VerhagheLW, FL.A
Verhaeghe has been somewhat quietly—given the other names in Florida—on a red hot streak. He has managed to score goals in nine of his last 11 games, scoring nine goals and seven assists during that span. Skating the top line, Verhaeghe is about halfway through his three-year, $12.5 million contract extension with the Panthers in July 2021. He scored 55 points last season and is well on his way to surpassing that total while also serving one of the two point running block The second energy.
Victor ArvidsonRW, LAK
Arvidsson was limited to just 66 games last season, his first in Los Angeles, but he enjoyed a resurgence in production, finishing with 49 points. Skating on the second line, both in equal strength and in the man advantage, Arvidsson has three goals and 11 assists in 19 games, including six assists in his last seven contests. His ice time has been relatively consistent the past several seasons, and if he stays healthy, he should finish somewhere in the 50-point range again for the Kings.
Juuso Parssinen, LW, NSH
Parssinen, who was selected in the seventh round by Nashville in 2019, has paid the Predator instant dividends since his November 12 promotion. In five games since being called up from Milwaukee of the AHL, Parssinen has accumulated five points, including two goals and a . Help Thursday vs Islanders. Nashville is usually in need of an offensive pumping, even after acquiring several forwards in the past few seasons, and the team is more than willing to get one — albeit with a small sample size — from Barsinen.
Quinn Hughesd, van
Hughes tallied two assists on Friday against the Kings and repeated the feat on Monday against the Golden Knights, giving him 18 assists in 15 contests this season. He has only been held off twice in 2022-23, making him one of the most consistent offensive contributors to date. When discussing the NHL’s elite underhands, Hughes’ name is sometimes pushed to the bottom of the list. Regarding young D-men, Cal Makar And the Adam Fox It gets most of the publicity, but Hughes definitely belongs in the mix — and he still has room to grow.
Philip Hronk D, Det
Points scored and on-line are good for Hronk, but what has probably impressed his coaches is his improved play in his end, which has contributed to his rise from a -29 rating last season to +8 so far this year. Hronek scored 38 points in 2021-22, but that was made up for by his ugly negative rating. This year, Hronek has 14 points in 18 games, including four goals and four assists in his last seven games, and has been on the scoresheet in six of them while posting a plus-two rating.
Conor HellbwickG, WPG
With the season coming to a string of consecutive campaigns in which his goals-against-average rose and his save percentage plummeted, Helly was seen as a risky pick by many. Add in a defense that struggled against him as well as his heavy workload in 2021-22, and it was all too easy to make arguments for moving him down the cheat sheet. All Hailey has done so far is blow up those theories. He went 8-4-1 with a ridiculously low 2.07 goals-against average and an excellent 0.935 save percentage. While I expect some dip to mediocrity, it should be a lock of 30+ wins barring injury.
Matt MurrayG, TOR
Murray, who came off October 12 with an adductor muscle injury, returned to action on November 15. with Ilya Samsonov (knee) Down on the injured reserve shortly before Murray was set to return, Toronto switched to Eric Calgren, who went 2-1-1 in four games. Murray has started three straight games and should continue to see the most net playing time in the near future with Samsonov out for another week. When Samsonov returns, he and Murray should see a good amount of action between the tubes, which affects their values, but also makes each a viable candidate for the deeper leagues.
Others include Logan Couture, Elias Peterson, Dylan Strom, Nick Suzuki, Sam Steele, David Byron, Elias Lindholm, Jeff Skinner, Kyle Connor, Claude Giroux, Jordan Kyro, John Carlsson, Roman Jossi, Erik Carlsson, Miro Heiskanen, Morgan Reilly Miro Heiskanen, Piotr Kochetkov. Martin Jones, Jordan Pennington, and Joss Sarros.
Fourth Liners/Press Boxers (Drop)
Alex Newhawk, C, Cole
leave Nazim Qadri It was expected to clear the way for Newhawk to assume the mantle as the Avalanche’s second-line center. A funny thing happened on the way to this climb. Newhook failed to score in his first eight games of the season and was benched on November 14 due to poor play. Evan Rodrigues He stepped up to fill that role, but Newhook scored on Thursday and Monday while adding an assist on Saturday. He may be about to exit third-line assignments, making him a low-buy candidate.
Josh BaileyLW, NYI
I do not choose the inhabitants of the island although I have profiled them Oliver Wallstrom Last week and Bailey this week. Bailey was a healthy scratch for the second straight game Thursday versus the Predators but returned to the lineup on Saturday and scored a goal on Monday. He sits with four goals and two assists in 17 games this season. Bailey has been very consistent in his career, scoring at least 32 points in each of the past nine seasons, including 44 last year. He’s too good and too proud of a player to falter badly the rest of the season, but he can’t do much if the coach Lynn Lambert They scratch him for a more physical player to play in Ross Johnston.
Jacob Trueba D, NYR
Super Tropa has never been so cool this season. After scoring 11 goals and 28 assists last year, Trump’s assist count has been limited to just five this season. The only constant in Trooba was the physical play. He threw 207 hits and stopped 171 shots in 2021-2022. This year, through 19 games, he has already made 63 hits and blocked 51 shots. Advanced metrics and eye testing show that a lying person struggled in his own zone, though he created several bounce opportunities with his shots that could have allowed his production to rise.
Others include Marco Rossi, Anton Lundell, Jesperi Kotcaniemi, Oliver Björkstrand, Artemi Panarin (Poor 5×5 Production), Brian Rost, Brady Skegee, and Jonas Korbesalo.