The NHL all-star weekend is over which means it’s time to get back to business, and by business, I mean beating your friends at fantasy hockey.
Games actually won’t get back underway until Tuesday, so again another none seven day game week.
Now, until the trade deadline, you should start keeping on eye out for players that are in the trade talks. A new change of scenario could change a players season around. Also keep a look out for players returning from injury, like Max Domi
This week’s list will contain players who will help you in daily, weekly and dynasty leagues.
Let’s get going.
Jason Zucker – Minnesota Wild
ESPN Owned Percentage: 34.7%
The Minnesota Wild forward is having himself a career year racking up 33 points in 48 games. In his last 10 games, Zucker has continued to build on those numbers scoring nine points helping the Wild maintain their spot at the top of the Central. One downfall with Zucker is that he doesn’t play on the power play, obviously, you’d like to see your players play on the odd man but Zucker is still having success without that extra ice time. When I play fantasy I really enjoy to pair up linemates, if you own Mikael Granlund then you’re going to want Zucker too.
Andre Burakovsky – Washington Capitals
ESPN Owned Percentage: 24.5%
Burakovsky has made the list two weeks in a row now because he simply keeps performing at a high level. Since the last time we spoke about him, the Caps forward has scored five points in three games, maintaining his hot streak. The only issue with Burakovsky is he isn’t playing top-six minutes meaning it’s unlikely he’ll be able to continue this for much longer. We can only hope that eventually, he’ll make his way up to the depth chart and gains more minutes.
Alexander Burmistrov – Arizona Coyotes
ESPN Owned Percentage: 1.5%
Since joining the Arizona Coyotes Alexander Burmistrov has been superb. Burmistrov has scored a point in every game but one since January 16th and has been Arizona’s best forward. So far, he hasn’t been a huge contributor on the powerplay, nevertheless, at least he is getting minutes which means those points will come. Also, a big reason to pick up Burmistrov is because of the fire sale the Yotes are likely to have in the next couple of weeks. They’re allowing Hanzel, Vrbata and maybe Doan to all leave come trade deadline which would give Burmistrov the opportunity to move up the depth chart.
Dmitry Orlov – Washington Capitals
ESPN Owned Percentage: 37.6%
Despite being on pace for 41 points this season, Dmitry Orlov continues to go unnoticed by more than half of all leagues. The Caps defenseman is playing a little less than 20 minutes a night and is ranked in the top 25 for points by a defenseman. Orlov was a big contributor in both of the Caps victories last week scoring four points in only three games. Orlov is also a nice player to slip into your lineup in you’re a John Carlson owner, who is currently injured.