Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire - Week 23



We're heading into the home stretch in the fantasy hockey season with only one week remaining until the league's trade deadline. We've already seen a handful of trades, one which we'll examine below, and there are certainly more to come. We'll take a look this week at a trade candidate, a defenseman that has already been moved, and a couple young players that are doing their part to win some ice time down the stretch. If you haven't already, head over to the forum to post your fantasy hockey questions or post about anything else. Head over to the podcast section to hear us dissect some of the top prospects in fantasy baseball and some football offseason talk as well. The first fantasy hockey podcast is in the making, and should be ready shortly!


Caleb Jones (D-CHI) 0% Rostered


No player has seen their ice time increase since the all-star game as much as Caleb Jones. He's up from 13 minutes a night to nearly 19 minutes over the last 13 games - a span that has seen him post 7 points 15 shots, 23 hits and 17 blocks. It remains to be seen if he can continue to maintain his points pace, but there's a lot to like here from a banger league perspective. His current pace since the break sets him up as a 40 point, 100 shot, 150 hit, and 100 block rearguard - that kind of play can be valuable in any league. Monitor him down the stretch - he could be a sneaky addition for next season.


Max Domi (W-CBJ) 5% Rostered


Part of my reason for listing Domi here is my expectation that Domi will be moved in the next week. We've seen Domi at his best posting a 70 point campaign not long ago in Montreal, but he's been seeing third and fourth line minutes for Columbus this season. He still has 31 points on the year, and on pace for 50 points despite these limitations, but a trade to a contender that will give him better deployment would be a big boost. Even if he's not moved, he's found chemistry of late with Oliver Bjorkstrand and Cole Sillinger that could give him a boost even without a trade.


Rem Pitlick (F-MTL) 1% Rostered


Pitlick has thrived in the new Montreal offense formed under head coach Martin St. Louis. With 27 points in 43 games this season split between the Habs and Wild, he has seven points in his last five outings. He has been put on a line with Mike Hoffman and Brendan Gallagher, but saw time with Cole Caufield and Josh Anderson in their recent matchup against the Flyers. If he can continue to produce and find chemistry with Caufield, he could steal time from Nick Suzuki and cement himself on the top line down the stretch.


Martin Frk (F-LAK) 0% Rostered


All he does is produce when he gets time on ice. With the number of injuries that the Kings have sustained recently, Frk could be in line for some more appearances down the stretch even if he was sent back down to Ontario on Monday. With ten points in 21 games in his Kings career, he has three PP tallies as well including the game tying goal against Florida this weekend. If he can slide into the Kings lineup down the stretch, he's a nice producer of points, PPPs, shots, and hits.


Josh Manson (D-COL) 6% Rostered


We've already taken a look at a player I expect to be traded, but Manson was already dealt from the Ducks to the Avalanche on Monday. As a player that's already averaging 1.5 shots per game, 3 hits per game, and a block per game he should see his points increase as well if only because he's on the ice with a talented team in Colorado. He's only got nine points on the season, but we could easily see him produce 15-20 points down the stretch on the second pair in Colorado.

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